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Barnwood Countertops #4: Still Breadboarding: The Main Groove

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Blog entry by spunwood posted 01-05-2012 04:39 AM 4126 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was a pretty straightfoward part of the job. The only trick was getting a snug fit and centering the groove perfectly.

You see, I had foolishly milled the breadboard ends to exact thickness, rather than oversizing them a hair. This meant I had to be spot on!


How could I perfectly center the groove?

The trick turned out to be to get close.

Rather than aim for perfection, I got as close as possible. Then with each pass on the table saw, I ran each piece through twice (once on one side, and once on the other). Flipping the side of the piece which was against the fence made up for any imperfections. Than I simple moved the fence one way or the other slowly until I had the fit I wanted!

I also found some termite work in one piece.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν



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learnin2do

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#1 posted 01-05-2012 04:52 PM

i was invaded by borer bees over the holiday! -post-carpal tunnel-op, at the scrollsaw with only my left hand…the space heater warmed them a bit beyond hibernation…fortunately, they fell into the scrap bucket (save for the poor fellow whose unfortunate meeting with the saw blade called my attention to the situation). i quickly used my left hand to drag out his cohabitants in the scrap bin and located a viable section of cypress elsewhere!

-- christine

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#2 posted 01-05-2012 07:27 PM

ewww. These might have been borer bees. But I can’t really tell…they didn’t say anything funny.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#3 posted 01-07-2012 08:12 PM

ha ha ha!!

-- christine

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