|Project by nobuckle||posted 06-12-2012 03:56 PM||2551 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
Well, I was finally able to get around to making a fairly plain plane till. When I first started I thought that I would just “throw something together”, you know, something simple. Yeah, right! It took me almost a week and half to build this thing. I suppose that’s because it was a design as you go kinda’ thing. I took some time to look at some tills that are posted here and other places, so I had a basic idea of what I wanted. Other than that everything else was thought up on the fly.
The material is mostly pine, except for the sides, I don’t know what type of wood it is. The material was wickedly twisted so it took a bit of work to make it useable. I was able to yield material that was 9/16” thick which was fine for a project like this. The moulding was a first for me. I shaped it with my scratch-stock. I made a short video as part of another blog post that shows how I used the scratch-stock to create the profile. It took a while to do but it was a great learning experience.
The joinery is very simple. What I focused on was creating joints that were as precise I could make them. In the end I was pleased with the way they turned out. There’s only a small part of one of the mitered coners of the moulding that I can fit a single piece of paper into (it’s about a .004” gap).
The finish is a single coat of polyurethane. I maight add some more coats, I don’t know.
So, it seems that I am unable to just “throw something together”. I obsess over stuff to much.
I look forward to your comments and questions. Take care.
-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"