Hope Chest for Daughter #2 #13: one step back

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 01-07-2017 07:40 PM 552 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: panels cut to size and styles prepped Part 13 of Hope Chest for Daughter #2 series Part 14: A little metal working »

When I glued up my panels one of the end panels had some week spots that looked as if they might crack, but the grain was very interesting on these sticks and I wanted to use them if I could.

Everything looked good after the initial glue up, but after a couple weeks sitting dormant while I was distracted, the panel cracked almost right down the middle.

Fortunately, the crack was very close to parallel with the edge of the panel, so I decided to cut a kerf and see if I could rip it out. Panel was a little short (and slightly bowed) so I broke out the sled to keep things stable and safe.

This worked very well, and I only had to make one add’l pass. This one was done as a normal rip cut, trimming off ~1/16”, which took out the rest of the crack and because this was a less wide piece, it laid more flat on the table and changed the angle of the cut just slightly, which took out most of the bow.

Glued up and will trim the other end panel to match the total width of this one when done.

So I’m “almost” back to where I started from :^o

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#1 posted 01-07-2017 07:49 PM

So sorry Matt, wood, what’re ya gonna do, can’t live with it, can’t shoot it.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#2 posted 01-10-2017 01:38 AM

Here’s the repaired panel….

I can barely see the glue line, can you?

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#3 posted 01-12-2017 01:45 PM

What glue line…

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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