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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 805 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.

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



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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. 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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CFrye

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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.

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

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JL7

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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 - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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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. 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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helluvawreck

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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

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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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

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

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firefighterontheside

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

Just checked. Mine are diablos.

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

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

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

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firefighterontheside

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

Looks good.

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

Precious moments for sure. Savor them all.

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

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