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    Something to build in July?

    There are 3 planks IN the shop at the moment....2 laying on my bench..
    July Project, box sides, maybe.JPG
    Spalty and barky looking 1 x 6s...and the far ends?
    July Project, Spalt or mold.JPG
    rather plain looking? The 3rd plank? Only 4' long, but...
    July Project, Ugly face.JPG
    Hmmm, wondering IF a lid of some sort lies inside of this one....
    July Project, Not so ugly face.JPG
    Underneath....trying to decide whether to hide this feature, or show it off?

    There is still 10 linear feet of rather plain looking 1 x 6 Maple still upstairs, BTW


    Still waiting on a cut list from The Single Brain Cell Sketch Up.....maybe a couple fancy-schmanzy boxes? Maybe keep the barky edges?

    We'll see...Not sure about doing any resaw with this stuff...

    Stay tuned..
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    Ok..decided not to keep all that barkiness....BUT try to keep as much Spalt as I could...while on Laundry Detail, this evening...
    July Project, Ugly face.JPG
    Hmm, cut the worse off of each end..
    July Project, scrap.JPG
    Which left this...
    July Project, keeper section.JPG
    Trying to get the most non-bark section out...set this aside, for now..

    The other 2 planks had a lot of spalt...at one end...cross cut to get as much as I can...
    July Project, more cut-offs.JPG
    And, found a cut-off from the last Project....These all need the edges cleaned up....and parallel...along with the rather plain looking pieces..
    July Project, needs edges cleaned up.JPG

    Thinking about how to use these 8 parts...
    July Project, 8 parts..JPG
    Maybe all that spalt for the top and lid of a Lap Desk? Plainer stuff for the sides and back....and have to see about a piece across the front?

    Widest board I have to work with....5-1/4"....along with a 5-3/16" and a 5" ....rest are just under 3".....

    Have to research what size these desks were...and start with a glue-up of the lid....then see about all 4 sides....and see what hinges I need to use....

    Stay tuned...
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    Last night's Laundry Detail.....decided to thin all the parts down to 5/8" thickness.....and..I am not about to hand plane a 1/4" off....so..
    Resaw, kerf cutter.JPG
    Blade is as high as it can go...fence is 5/8" from the blade...maybe a 1/16" over....the 2-7/8" wide boards went through twice, one pass per long edge....the 5" and wider ones? All 4 edges were sent through...made a big mess on the floor, too..
    Resaw, Big pile.JPG
    Which still left over an inch wide strip right down the centerline.....I do NOT trust the bandsaw to do that type of cut...wanders around way too much...so...
    Resaw, 1st half sawn.JPG
    Disston Rip saw...old enough that the "8" is inside of the "D" in the very readable etch...5-1/2 ppi, 28" long....and very sharp....Blue clamp to keep the board from tilting over....after the first one or two starter strokes, everything else was the full length stroke. got about 2/3s of the way down..
    Resaw, Follow that kerf.JPG
    While letting the kerf guide the saw...then flip the board end for end..
    Resaw, stop line, done.JPG
    Watch out for that last stroke...clamp also kept the kerf closed up tight....but that was an inch or two below where the saw stopped cutting...fingers are still a bit sore from slamming into the board...set this one aside..
    Resaw, results.JPG
    Still have 3 more to do...just not as long of a board...this one was almost 40" long....the others run between 18-3/8" and 22-1/2" long.

    Dryer was done, and so was I....load up the Hamper, and trudge upstairs....legs were as tight as a snare drum....Laundry done, Cardio Workout...done.

    Depending on the Dungeon Creek, today...I might try to saw the rest...we'll see...
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    Completed the rest of the resaws...but, since these 3 are a bit shorter...used a different vise,
    Resaw, Part 2, next cut.JPG
    The one on the end of the bench,,
    Resaw, Part 2, 3rd done.JPG
    Had to watch out...as the last stroke was a doooozy....1/8 off-cut also just dropped out of the way
    Resaw, Part 2, 2nd board done.JPG
    leaving the 5/8" thick slab behind. Which needed planed,,,,
    Resaw, Part 2, leveling.JPG


    Had 2 boards that were close to each other....just needed one to be sawn..
    Resaw, Part 2, mark for length.JPG
    With a Disston Panel saw...D-8, 10ppi,20" length...
    Resaw, Part 2, saw results.JPG
    Then the edges were jointed...with a slightly bigger plane..
    Resaw, Part 2, Jointer needed.JPG
    And then a glue-up...
    Resaw, Part 2, Caul.JPG
    And then left this sit a day....will work on the rest of the parts, tomorrow. Glue up is the hinged part of the lid...for the Lap Writing Desk

    Stay tuned
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    Lid is out of the clamps, glue joint cleaned up..
    Thursday Morning, this face.JPG
    Whether to show off this face, or..
    Thursday Morning, or this face.JPG
    This face?


    Sides: Were laid out last night...cut for length this morning..
    Thursday Morning, MitreBox.JPG
    Then rough cut on the bandsaw...
    Thursday Morning, ROUGH cut.JPG
    This being the cut off...sides then needed planed smooth and flat..
    Thursday Morning, side1 done.JPG
    Top, Slope, and both faces

    Top and front: Needed trimmed for length, and planed flat...
    Thursday Morning, flattening 1.JPG

    So...NOW I have the "main" parts roughly to size and shape...
    Thursday Morning, parts so far.JPG
    Board for the back has been cut for length...still needs planed flat...but, the old body ran out of "Get-up & Go"

    Thursday Morning, corner details.JPG
    Maybe tomorrow, I can plane the back flat, and start of dovetails.....Debating between 1/2 Blind , or, through....

    Still haven't decided on what goes inside...yet....

    Stay tuned...
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    Board for the back..
    Its Friday, the before.JPG
    Before the Junior Jack in the background worked it over...
    Its Friday, almost done.JPG
    mainly this face...a bit of sanding for the other will do....

    Dry fit...showed I needed this much removed from one edge..
    Its Friday, a little off the top.JPG
    Just a little of the top?
    Its Friday, about there.JPG
    I think I can do that...

    Wheeled out a Socket Maker, again....
    Its Friday, socket maker.JPG
    have to move the fence a few times, but...
    Its Friday, ready for tails.JPG
    No biggie....Maybe tomorrow, I can start on the tails?

    The way today was going...I'll quit while I'm ahead...yep, one of THEM days..
    Stay tuned
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    Late last night ( got bored, again)
    lay out..
    The Dovetails, start up.JPG
    Saw, and a knife wall..
    The Dovetails, Knife wall.JPG
    Chop the show face, first..halfway down..
    The Dovetails, outside chops.JPG
    Flip over, and complete the chops..
    The Dovetails, inside chops.JPG
    Test the fit...
    The Dovetails, 1st dry fit.JPG
    One of the sockets wasn't quite deep enough....

    Repeat for the other end...
    The Dovetails, 2nd dry fit.JPG
    This time, there were 2 sockets not deep enough....better than being too deep?

    And that was it for last night...have something better planned for later today..
    The Dovetails, tomorrow's task.JPG
    And...this will give an idea of what I am working on...
    The Dovetails, The Goal.JPG
    Stay tuned...
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    Today was just a repeat of last night....just more tails to cut, is all..
    The Dovetails 2, Thats better.JPG
    Repeat for the other end..
    The Dovetails 2, full dry fit.JPG
    All 4 corners are now dovetailed....
    The Dovetails 2, check for fit.JPG
    Checking the "Top" for fit....Need to set up another type of plane...next time in the shop...
    The Dovetails 2, NEXT.JPG
    As I'll need a groove milled all the way around, to house the 1/4" plywood bottom panel...

    Also need to plane a couple bevels....where the lid meets the top, and where the lid rests on the front.

    Going to be "fun".....stay tuned..
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    Always interesting!
    When you prepare such a long thread with so many pictures, do you do this "off-line" and then post it all at once?
    How else would it be posible to avoid someone from interupting your thread with a comment?
    Thanks,

    Tim

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    People can comment anytime they feel like it.

    Thread is almost like the "Daily News" as I post almost each day's trip to the shop....

    I never know how long one of these threads will go....nor how many posts.....
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    Set up the Stanley 45 to plough a 1/4" x 1/4" groove.
    .A Plough Plane, fence set.JPG
    Then a series of jigs...
    Sunday Groove, last one done.JPG
    Seemed that each side of the box required a slightly different jig...once all 4 side had a groove milled, I could cut a plywood panel to size, and try a dry fit..
    Sunday Groove, dry fit, inside.JPG

    everything looking like it will fit...might as well glue this up..
    Sunday Groove, Forest of Clamps.JPG
    Check for square, of course..
    Sunday Groove, Checked for square.JPG
    At all 4 corners, too. Before all the clamps and cauls and glue, though..I needed one other set-up..
    Sunday Groove, angle checker.JPG
    Because when the clamps come back off...I will need to plane this bevel....so the lid will lay flat...

    Just over an hour, today...still made a mess...
    Sunday Groove, Krunchies.JPG
    Busy day...

    Stay tuned..
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    Monday? Maybe just take the clamps off?

    Laid out for a bevel....where the top meets the lid...
    Bevel Monday, need this line.JPG
    Bottom one ....tablesaw is still buried...so..clamp the top to the bench
    Bevel Monday, clamped and ready.JPG
    Yet another use for a tool well? Millers Falls No. 11 Junior Jack to plane away the waste...until the bevel gauge says stop..
    Bevel Monday, checking the angle.JPG
    Then the 'back" edge of the top needed jointed...to remove a taper...

    Along the front edge of the desk, where the lid will rest, when closed....Needed to match the angle of the sides..
    Bevel Monday, front beveled.JPG
    using the sides as a guide.

    Top was fitted into it's spot....one high spot was planed down...then some glue and clamps..
    Bevel Monday, top glued on.JPG
    Ones on the ends were to keep the top from flipping up...

    45 minutes in the shop...on a Monday letting this sit a day...

    Stay tuned
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    Out of the forest of clamps...
    Tuesday Tune-up, joints cleaned.JPG
    Cleaned up the glue joints...Lid needs a bevel..
    Tuesday Tune-up, bevel cutters.JPG
    Checked until it fit..
    Tuesday Tune-up, check the bevel.JPG
    Hinge install..did NOT go as planned...we have other ways...
    Tuesday Night, new hinges.JPG
    had to add a round-over to the front edge of the lid..
    Tuesday Night, Round-over.JPG
    Using a Stanley #3, Type11 plane, of course..
    Tuesday Night, split repair.JPG
    Let this sit a day...while I figure a couple things out....

    Stay tuned..
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    A PIP?
    The PIP, back corner detail.JPG
    Back corner..
    The PIP, corner detail.JPG
    Front corner..
    The PIP, Tablet rest.JPG
    Something to keep the notepad in place..
    The PIP, the Latch.JPG
    The Latch....open the lid..
    The PIP, underside of lid.JPG
    May need a second coat of Witch's Brew Stain?
    The PIP, dividers.JPG
    Area in the middle is sized to a perfect fit..of one of those big yellow "Legal" pads...

    Will check later today, to see how the stain dried...may go with a second coat...and then some Amber Shellac over that..

    Stay tuned....
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    One thing nice about taking a few pictures....
    The PIP, the Latch.JPGIs that any defects are bound to show up....went back and tightened that screw down....

    New hinges were installed...
    The NEW hinges. installed 1.JPG
    And a seal coat of Amber Shellac, 1 pound cut was brushed on....
    The NEW hinges, installed 2.JPG
    Intend to go back to the shop, after Lunch....and rub it down with 0000 steel wool...then..
    The NEW hinges, NEXT.JPG
    A coat of this stuff.....which is the same varnish I used on that Hobbit Tool Chest...

    Debating on adding a pair of small handles to the sides...after the varnish is done.....we'll see..

    Stay tuned...almost done.
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