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A Project For Miss T

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Re: A Project For Miss T

Post by BrokenolMarine » Tue May 14, 2019 9:38 pm

Thanks guys...
It's hard to stand at the saws, so the project will progress slowly, and I always make changes as I go...
... But as long as the Boss grins at the end... I'm golden.
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Re: A Project For Miss T

Post by BrokenolMarine » Thu May 16, 2019 9:52 am

Worked in the shop for a couple hours yesterday, refining the end panels preparing them for glue up. First step was to joint the ends.
I hooked up the Jointer to the dust collector and carefully ran the panels across the jointer to remove any inperfections. This would result in a gap free joint.

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Test fitting of both panels gave a nice result.
(sorry, this pic is vertical in the preview and in my file)

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Once I was sure they fit properly, I moved them aside and covered the benchtop with wax paper, and applied glue to the proper edges. I then applied pressure to the sides of the panel, then pressure was applied with cauls to hold the panel flat on the bench to prevent bowing. The less error in the glue up, the less that has to be adjusted later. :D

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The second panel was glued up in the same manner on the opposite end of the bench.
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Re: A Project For Miss T

Post by BrokenolMarine » Thu May 16, 2019 11:31 am

When I went out this morning and released the panels, I found that one of the four individual plates in one of the panels had creeped. :twisted: This threw off the entire effect on that panel. The glue up was very good. :roll: I lined up the joint with the edge of the workbench and clamped it solidly in place, mentally crossed my fingers, (and toes), held my tongue just so...

And... Slowly applied pressure. More... More... Then... Craaack. The panel split cleanly on the joint line. I ran the two glued edges across the jointer twicd to remove the old glue residue, then reapplied a coating of glue to one edge. Back one the bench and carefully aligned, pressure applied, cauls and clamps in place. Now we wait.

I spent the next hour cutting the blanks that will form the side rails.
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Re: A Project For Miss T

Post by Mags » Thu May 16, 2019 1:22 pm

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whew! :P
BrokenolMarine wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 11:31 am
When I went out this morning and released the panels, I found that one of the four individual plates in one of the panels had creeped. :twisted: This threw off the entire effect on that panel. The glue up was very good. :roll: I lined up the joint with the edge of the workbench and clamped it solidly in place, mentally crossed my fingers, (and toes), held my tongue just so...

And... Slowly applied pressure. More... More... Then... Craaack. The panel split cleanly on the joint line. I ran the two glued edges across the jointer twicd to remove the old glue residue, then reapplied a coating of glue to one edge. Back one the bench and carefully aligned, pressure applied, cauls and clamps in place. Now we wait.

I spent the next hour cutting the blanks that will form the side rails.
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Re: A Project For Miss T

Post by BrokenolMarine » Thu May 16, 2019 4:38 pm

Back out for an afternoon session. Here is a peek at the roughed out side rails and support rails awaiting attention.

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The side rails will get dadoes to receive the side panels a bit later, and of course the edges will be rolled. The plain faces on the edges should dress up when they take a trip thru the planer.
:D

I cut a section from another maple panel and then cut it into sections for the side panels. The sections are approximately 10" by 4" and will be bookmatched. They have to go thru the planer, then across the bandsaw.

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After a good bit of attention, this is what you get, these are the ROUGH side panels, matched up to form the two sides. This is a very rough layout, showing about 22" in length. They will be squared up and trimmed to an even 18" and 9" in height with a half in tenon top and bottom. The best use of the grain will be chosen to obtain that length. Yup, still fiddling and finagling to do. :)

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They will have tenons cut on the top and bottom to match the dado in the rails. They will be squared up and run across the jointer to eliminate gaps.
They WON'T be glued together, but will be allowed to move in the dado'd groove to allow for expansion due to changing temps and humidity. The end panels will hold them in place.

As you can see there is still a LOT of work to do. Bottom and top and the two doors to make, then legs and the cross beam support, and the divider .. but it's been interesting.
And a challenge. Will continue to be so...
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Re: A Project For Miss T

Post by markiver54 » Thu May 16, 2019 6:45 pm

Go Go Go Jim,
I know it will turn out great! Will be following progress. :)
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Re: A Project For Miss T

Post by BrokenolMarine » Fri May 17, 2019 11:14 am

Hour or so in the shop this morning before getting ready for a trip to the Tournament Captain's meeting and social.
Had to do some work on the side panels. First, had to square up the sides, and the bottom edges. Then, they had to fit in the 18" width. A matter of deciding how much of each sections's grain pattern to keep to make the 18" wide panel look it's best. I used the table saw and the jointer to put together the two side panel inserts. They are NOT going to be glued but as I stated earlier will fit into the dado'd slots in the rails. I'll work on those on Sunday as tomorrow will likely be a long full day, hard on this brokenolMarine, but we only see most of these folks once a year, and we are looking forward to it.

Here are the two panels, sized and shaped and trimmed to fit the width. They will get the tenons cut at a later time.

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Re: A Project For Miss T

Post by markiver54 » Fri May 17, 2019 11:30 am

Looking great Jim!
I admire your persistence, especially with that tourney to think about!
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