|Forum topic by tyskkvinna||posted 01-30-2011 07:25 PM||1024 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
01-30-2011 07:25 PM
I’m trying to wrap my head around just precisely what order to do things and I think my problem is likely over-thinking it. :)
I have wood that is 1.5”-2” wide. Some of it has tongue & groove and some does not. If it matters, it’s all maple so the hardness and whatever is basically the same through all of it.
Some of it is 4/4, some is a little bigger or a little thinner. Some of it is six feet long, some of it is 10 feet and I have about 20 pieces that are a foot long.
What I WANT to do is make a box that is 12”x8”x6”—and then probably a few more in other sizes.
So what do I do first? I think I should cut off the tongue/groove, but the boards are too long for me to comfortably do that. So then I think I should cut them to a more manageable length, but that’s what? Is six feet an okay length for my wee router table?
So then- at what point do I glue them together? They are all roughly the same thickness, but not precisely. My planer is okay with that, assuming that they’re all basically flat on one side. which I can do when gluing them together.
When I glue them, should I keep them fairly long or closer to the final product? What makes less waste?
I’m sorry. You can see this really has me confused. I have a feeling it should be a basically simple process.