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2x4 project #2: second verse, same as the first

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Blog entry by scottb posted 2399 days ago 770 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: a late start Part 2 of 2x4 project series Part 3: Three to get ready... »

To look at my progress so far, you’d think I haven’t done anything… but I have! I’ve turned 1/2 of my slats into dust!

I decided that they were too thick for my taste (1/4 inch) and with a couple of test pieces I just couldn’t resaw them with the band saw… (easily or quickly) so I turned the tablesaw into a jointer, ran over them with 60 and 100 grit with the Random Orbit Sander and voila… fifteen 1/8inch strips…

This is about as far as I can take this without giving everything away… (so unless everything goes bust) the third post’s the charm!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/



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GaryK

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#1 posted 2399 days ago

15, 1/8 strips. Hmmm….

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2448 days


#2 posted 2399 days ago

Sounds like some form of bent lamination to me. You guys are making it difficult to get anything done since I keep wondering when the next post is coming. As I have said in other posts this is better than any reality show on tv.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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RobS

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#3 posted 2398 days ago

ah-ha!! 15 rulers!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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scottb

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#4 posted 2398 days ago

fifteen 2/3 yard sticks!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Karson

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#5 posted 2398 days ago

Well if you glue them together. You almost get your 2X4 back again.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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scottb

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#6 posted 2398 days ago

yep, a genuine two foot 2×4 lovingly handcrafted from a four foot one.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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