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    Lumber supply

    Has been restocked..

    Bought 10 planks...for $30...had to cut a few of the 10 footers down, to fit into the Trunk of my Chevy Equinox...
    Lumber run, trunk's full.jpg
    Eight 1 x 6 x 6'
    Five 1 x 4 x 6'

    And he threw in a stack of shorts
    Lumber run. assorted sizes.jpg
    And a 3/4" x 8" x 39" slab..

    The 1 x 6 planks..
    Lumber run, eight 1 x 6 x 6.jpg
    8 of them..

    So...I should be set for any Projects coming up in May...

    Not too bad of a day?
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    Is it the usual ash? I am green with envy at being able to source lumber locally. Look forward to seeing what you do with it.

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    I suppose finding local straight-grained lumber in the Hill Country is difficult, but you've got some excellent wood right in your backyard. Mesquite, cherry, walnut, Eastern and Mountain cedar, live oak, etc. And you don't have to go all that far for the straight stuff either. Plenty of pine, oak, pecan just the other side of I-35.

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    Just Ash..same as I always try to get...as I like the way it works, with the tools I have...

    By the time we got the Chevy loaded up...there were 18 boards IN the trunk...and my wallet was $30 lighter....3rd Wednesday of May, I can go and get another such load, as that is the next Pay Day..

    BTW...that black spider that was trying to hitch a ride on one of the 1 x 4s? Was free of charge....afraid it did not survive when the next 1x4 was slapped down...

    So...now the hunt for a next Project begins....Maybe a Chest of Drawers for the Boss to store all her nightgowns in?
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    $30 for all of that? That's crazy! I couldn't buy that much pine for that price!

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    I bought about the same amount of wood, same species, just a little bit more expensive and the guy threw in a Bedrock 607 and four Bell System braces. I'll probably build a cabinet for the braces with some of the wood.

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    So..set up a Drafting Table, of sorts...
    May Project, The Plan, Drawing Board.jpg
    And, since the edge and the bevel are square to each other...
    May Project, The Plan, layout work, parts.jpg
    Made a nice drafting square...the 3-1/2 sections (8) are Raised panels...


    Then a bit of Math 101...
    May Project, The Plan, doing the Math.jpg
    Wanting to know how long to make a few cuts...and then selected a trio of planks to haul to the shop..
    May Project, start up, 1st 3 selected.jpg
    Straight grain, quarter sawn Ash...
    May Project, start up, face grain.jpg
    But, there were a few issues..
    May Project, Start up, too short.jpg
    Like a few splits...
    First cross cuts were done..
    May Project, Start up, 1st cross cuts.jpg
    So, next episode will involve a lot of rip cuts

    Stay tuned...
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    Ripped the long planks into 4 blanks for the stiles...
    May Project, Start up, 4 stiles, and some rails.jpg
    The Rails were having issues...
    May Project, Start up, need a few more.jpg
    With 18" length looking way too long...and, IF I shortened it down to 15-3/8" long...and narrowed them down to 1-3/8" width..I might get better use out of the boards on hand..
    May Project, Start up, clamped.jpg
    The 2" wide ones will stay at 2" wide. Needed 14 narrow rails..
    May Project, Start up, too short.jpg
    But the planks had issues...wound up bringing a 4th plank to the shop...to make 4 narrow rails...was short 2, and needed 2 others to replace..
    May Project, feeling groovy, not great.jpg
    The 2 that were having a case of the splits..

    Kind of hard to run a groove, in a board like this..
    May Project, feeling groovy, split all the way.jpg
    Stay tuned...
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    Grooves have been run...over on the tablesaw...as the fence makes using this a bit rough..
    May Project, feeling groovy, next.jpg
    Rails are 1-3/8" wide...not enough left to put in a vise, and not hit the fence....was also having trouble keeping it centered on the 2" wide rails...But..tablesaw left this behind..
    May Project, feeling groovy, needed 14.jpg
    Needed to clean up these..
    May Project, Rail work, the before.jpg
    Slivers....at least the Stanley No. 71-1/2 doesn't really need a fence down in a groove..
    May Project, Rail work, groove cleaner.jpg
    Looking much better, now..
    May Project, Rail work, grooves cleaned.jpg
    2 more were over setting up to mill tenons..
    May Project, tenon cutter.jpg
    With this result
    May Project, tenons done.jpg
    Which was a LOT of work on the saw..for 36 tenons..

    Stay tuned..I did Raised Panels, today!
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    Going to try something else...had Photo Issues with the last post...had to go back and RELOAD all the photos in the last post...never change anything, before or after....so, will try the spoon fed route...

    Today was doing Raised Panels for the sides of the chest...First, I needed to haul a few boards to the shop..
    May Project, Raised Panels, TALL boards.jpg
    Was hoping to get more than 5 pieces out of each of these....3/4" x 4" x 77"...but, there isn't all that much room IN the shop..
    May Project, Raised Panels, not much room.jpg
    Plus dealing with ends like this..
    May Project, Raised Panels, junk.jpg
    Got those 2 chopped up into 10 blanks....had to go back upstairs and pick out 2 more decent planks...and hope I can get 6 more blanks..
    Stay tuned..
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    So far, so good...

    Had one 1 x 4 x 5' to bring along, and a 1 x 6 x 4' to use...the 1 x 4 was good enough to give me 3 more blanks as is..
    May Project, Raised Panels, need 3 more.jpg
    But, the 1 x 6?
    May Project, Raised Panels, needs ripped down.jpg
    Will need a bit more work...I did check for the exact length these all needed to be..
    May Project, Raised Panels, checking for length.jpg
    There was a problem, though...
    May Project, Raised Panels, too much tapers.jpg
    Which width to use? And, most were tapered, to boot...
    Stay tuned..
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    Picked out the narrowest end..set the rip fence to that..
    May Project, Raised Panels, ripped for width.jpg
    Place the straightest edge against the fence, and run everything through, including the 3 wide boards from the 1 x 6..
    May Project, Raised Panels, straighter edge.jpg
    Yeah...some were a bit curvy...

    Ok, now have 16 blanks to roughly all the same size...next?
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    The "show face" needs to be beveled on all 4 edges...

    Set up the saw with the Zero Clearance Overlay...and tilt the blade to the 15 degree mark on the saw's scale..
    May Project, Raised Panels, panel raiser.jpg
    Stand a blank straight up, good side away from the fence, shove through..rotate 90 degrees, repeat...until all 4 edges have a bevel...supposed to look like this...
    May Project, Raised Panels, dry fit.jpg
    Repeat for all 16 panels...

    Next?
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    I also need a rebate all the way around each panel...two saw cuts..one to make a kerf cut..
    May Project, Raised Panels, rebate kerfs.jpg
    And the second setting to remove the waste...
    May Project, Raised Panels, rebate fitted.jpg
    So that the panels will sit into the grooves in both the rails and the stiles..
    So..2 hours in the shop, this morning..
    May Project, Raised Panels, done.jpg
    And all 16 panels are done, awaiting fine tuning, of course...

    Made a royal mess of the shop's floor, too...
    May Project, Raised Panels, busy saw.jpg
    I think the saw and I both needed a rest...

    Tomorrow? will be working on the stiles....and trying for a glue-up of at least one side by Monday...

    Stay tuned...Have about 2 weeks before the Boss is scheduled to come home...would like to be done by then? We'll see...
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    75 minutes in the shop, today...and I am soaked. Will need to look for a Shop Fan...took 36 photos today..had to do some editing...plan was to do a bit of layout on the 4 stiles..then see about MAYBE running the Stanley 45 to plough some grooves...cutter for the #45 is a #14, btw..

    This MIGHT give you an idea...
    May Project, Stiles, 2 stiles worth.jpg
    The bare spots on the floor? Is where my feet were,,, while pushing this "Noodle Maker" along..
    May Project, Stiles, noodle maker.jpg...

    So...lay out time..to find how long, or short to make these..
    May Project, Stile layout, start.jpg
    Stay tuned..
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