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Hope Chest for Daughter #2 #4: Stock prep day

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 04-19-2014 04:44 PM 744 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Hauled in wood from the barn to acclimate Part 4 of Hope Chest for Daughter #2 series Part 5: Top is glued up »

Sorted boards to get the straightest ones, then hit them with a wire brush to get the dirt off of them.

Jointer-jointer-planer-table saw

Flat face – square and flat edge – parallel and flat opposite face – parallel square and flat opposite edge

When ripping I was only taking a skim cut to minimize loss of width. This can be really messy with most of the sawdust blowing back on me, so I set up the shop vac with a funnel to catch most of it….

I stickered the boards under weight to let any residual internal stresses relax…

The dark is all from today…

It will be interesting to see if these get any curvy twisty mischief.

Finish dims are 7/8” thick by 3-7/16” wide.

If all goes well I may glue up the top on Monday.

Thanks for looking

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



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firefighterontheside

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#1 posted 04-19-2014 05:18 PM

Lookin good, that’s some nice mahogany. I did a similar thing with so e poplar the other day and the first piece I planed twisted so I stopped to let it acclimate some more. Hoping later this week to face joint again and then plane to 3/4.

Gonna use mortise and tenon on this thing?

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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Mainiac Matt

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#2 posted 04-19-2014 05:24 PM

Hi Bill,

I’m going to take my first ever try at raised panels, so the rails and styles will be held together with the coped profile.

Then I’m going to try to join the sides and end with the lock-miter profile.

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

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 04-19-2014 05:35 PM

I Look forward to see more progress Matt

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firefighterontheside

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#4 posted 04-19-2014 05:43 PM

Nice Matt. I’ve been doing rail and stile with my Freud set for a while. I really enjoy doing that. It’s really slick how they go together. I did my first actual raised panel a few months ago. I bought a separate cutter without the back cutter. Make sure that you cut the ends first so that any tear out is fixed when you cut the cope. I have a miter lock bit and have used it one time. It worked well once I got it all aligned. You either need a fancy jig to line it up or do some test cuts so that the corners come together. You probably knew all of this though. Have fun.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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Mainiac Matt

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#5 posted 04-19-2014 06:20 PM

Off course, now that I do my mental inventory, I realize that I need to prep 4 more boards.

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

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lightcs1776

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#6 posted 04-19-2014 09:34 PM

Great looking boards, Matt. A lot of progress in the shop. Well done.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 04-20-2014 12:48 AM

Here’s hopin those boards all stay straight and flat!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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DIYaholic

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#8 posted 04-20-2014 03:25 AM

Just think, if the boards do move….
You get to have more fun in the shop, milling them all over again!!!

Here’s hoping you get not to have that much fun!!!

Hope your knee heals up and you can get back to this in short order!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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eddie

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#9 posted 04-20-2014 03:36 AM

Matt its coming together ,looking foward to seeing the chest. going to one happy girl

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#10 posted 04-20-2014 03:31 PM

Go for it Matt…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Roger

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#11 posted 05-14-2014 12:33 PM

Looks like a gr8 project coming to life. Looking forward to it all.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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