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Hope Chest for Daughter #2 #5: Top is glued up

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 04-22-2014 02:03 AM 1380 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Stock prep day Part 5 of Hope Chest for Daughter #2 series Part 6: Cleaned up the top and sanded.... almost blew it. »

I am very happy with the quality of cut I am getting with the Fussion blade, and have no reservations about gluing up the panels right off of the TS. Smoother and straighter than my jointer produces (granted, it’s a really old jointer).

My daughter came down and cut the biscuit joints and assisted with the glue up. I’m so glad she did, as we needed to move fast. We were much better organized and prepared than my first build, yet were still challenged to get it clamped up quickly.

After cutting all the biscuits in the first board she says to me “shouldn’t I have safety glasses on”

Doh!!!! I’m glad somebody was on the ball…. as it sure wasn’t me.

Here she is scraping the squeezed out glue off when we were all done.

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt



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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 04-22-2014 02:43 AM

Good to see the that the family that glues together….
STICKS together!!!

A really good thing….
Your daughter has a brain on her shoulders.
You on the other hand should be protecting what brain cells you have left!!! ;^)

-- 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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lightcs1776

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#2 posted 04-22-2014 03:01 AM

Great to see your able to do a build with your daughter. She is doing a great job cleaning up the glue.

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

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firefighterontheside

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#3 posted 04-22-2014 03:34 AM

Yeah, I hate the sound and flakes that fly off my biscuit cutter. I always wear protection with that thing, though nothing could protect my finger when it got in the way of that thing about 8 years ago. If she’s using that, she’s well on her way to being a woodworker. Is that a Freud blade? Nice clamps. I used the one I just got today. I would like to have more.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#4 posted 04-22-2014 10:09 AM

Great team work, Matt!

-- God bless, Candy

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Mainiac Matt

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#5 posted 04-22-2014 01:02 PM

Bill…. I’m using a Freud Fusion blade, which is their latest combo blade. I’ve had it on for a while now and am very happy with it. I did a review on it a long time ago, with dozens of pics of test cuts.

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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#6 posted 04-22-2014 01:32 PM

Nice progress Matt…...glad to hear your daughter is taking care of the safety issues!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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firefighterontheside

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#7 posted 04-22-2014 01:37 PM

Ive got a few freud blades but i dont know if either is a fusion

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#8 posted 04-22-2014 02:02 PM

It’s great that you can work together and that she is being exposed to woodworking early.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Mainiac Matt

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#9 posted 04-22-2014 06:16 PM

The Fusion is one of their “industrial” line blades and I don’t think you’ll see it in home centers.

It runs ~$90-100, but that’s a LOT less than a Forrest WWII

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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firefighterontheside

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#10 posted 04-22-2014 08:11 PM

Just checked. Mine are diablos.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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Mainiac Matt

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#11 posted 04-22-2014 11:38 PM

Here it is with the clamps off. Nice and flat and ready for sanding.

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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#12 posted 04-22-2014 11:46 PM

Looks good.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#13 posted 05-17-2014 11:14 AM

Precious moments for sure. Savor them all.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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