Didn’t get as far as I wanted to today, but here is what I got done.
First glued up the last 2 leg blanks. Jointed and squared up the 6 I glued up yesterday. Ended up with a nice pile of planer shavings that filled the dust collector.
Now off to the veneers. Ok, I haven’t resawed anything really thin before and it’s been a while since I’ve used the band saw. Actually I haven’t used it since I bought the Kreg fence at Christmas, so need to do a little tune up to make sure all is running order. After some adjusting and test cuts on scrap I’m ready to resaw. Pulled out my jig I made and set it up, made more test cuts in some scrap from the bin. Here’s my setup.
For a first attempt at resawing thinner stock, I think I ended up doing pretty well. Had a little bit of a tough time leaving my line and had some wave. Good thing I left it a little thick (or tried to more precisely), so I could flatten it back out on the jointer. Did run into one snag though. During my resaw operation I see sparks, ut-oh this can’t be good. The screw holding the guide block in next hits the table and the block is falling out of it’s enclousure. So I stop mid cut to fix that and to get things running back on track. Guess I didn’t tighten it down enough after making my adjustments during tune up. (Mental note: check to make sure adjustments are tight next time before turning on the tool). Here’s how I ended up with the veneer.
Told ya I had some waves. LOL. Next is glue up to the leg blanks
I’ve lost count now how many legs I have the veneer glued on now. I do know I have more to do. BUT (slapping forehead), as I was matching pieces of veneer to the blanks I realize some of the veneer pieces aren’t wide enough to cover the leg. Ok crap I need to cut 2 more pieces of veneer. So continue on with glue up. I knock a couple of pieces of veneer on the floor with a clamp. No big deal right? HEHEHE, my trusted shop companion Buddy the Golden Retriever decides Oak tastes good and sneaks outside with those pieces in tow. Before I can even yell at him, those pieces are splintered in the lawn. Shit, now I have to cut 4 new pieces of veneer. And I thought I had everything planned out just right. HAH fooled me.
Plan for tomorrow is to go to Hershey Park, so no shop time tomorrow. Probably be Sunday before I can get back in the shop.
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