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    Cherry for a project...

    maybe two..
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    What I have to work with...this stack is all Cherry
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    In the middle, somewhere, there is a nice, thick slab I can resaw down for leg blanks
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    There is some thin Poplar and some 4/4 Poplar for secondary use....
    Resaw...could have been a little better.
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    1/2" bandsaw blade wanted to follow the grain.
    But, we have ways..
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    Three planes. On the shelf is a Stanley No. 5-1/2, T-17, and an Ohio Tool Co. #0-7. On the bench top is the Stanley No. 8,T-7.....
    The Jumbo Jack is set coarse, and used first, then the 0-7 as it isn't as deeply set. Finish up with the No.8
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    Makes a mess on the floor..
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    "Igor, clean up on aisle 1!"

    Rachel's Standing Desk. Underhill used pine, this one will be in Cherry.

    Stay tuned.

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    Hmmm, this showed up when I planed a few sawn edges...
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    Cherry? Or, do I hope I have enough other of these "plain" boards in the stash?
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    Wasn't much of a hint on the face grain....
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    These two didn't have much trouble cleaning the edge grain up.
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    Mitre saw for a few crosscuts....

    Been one of them days...
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    Two Fingers, and call it a day.

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    Wow Steven,

    That grain is really something. Hope you can think of a project to take advantage of it.

    Stew

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    Very nice looking wood. Love the feel working with Cherry. Hard to describe, but with what I've used of it, when you cut it or take a file to it the surface look reminds me of crayon. So does Padauk.
    Kinda like how I love White Ash because it smells like Cheerios when I plane it, lol.
    That is going to make a lovely project.
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    Nice material that should make a nice project. Looking forward with interest!

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    Nice stack of CHERRY....You are fortunate.
    Jerry

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    Details from this morning's workout..
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    Front and back aprons were cut to a better size ( 26", before the tenons were cut)
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    Tenons were milled ( 1/4" thick, mortise will be 3/4" deep. may trim the stretchers back a bit)
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    Set up the old 45....
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    With a #23 cutter....had it set a tad too deep, once it was adjusted..
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    Worked much better...used a plane to clean things up a bit..
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    Might as well do this now, might be a bit hard to do when things are put together
    After a Lunch Break, we have some chopping to do...
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    Yes, I do the tenons first. And match the mortise to each tenon.

    Stay tuned....

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    Mortise time.
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    Round up the Usual Suspects
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    Layout a few holes to be dug...
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    Dry fit #1...rotate 90 degrees..
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    Now I know which will be the outside corner...details..
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    Details...
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    and details...
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    Got the front two legs all mortised up. trying a BIG dry fit..
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    There is one use for dog holes...
    I tend to stash the chisels in the dog holes when I am working, keeps them from rolling off onto the floor, or my foot.

    From the looks of that dry fit......this is going to be a b....bear to glue up and clamp up. May have to do things is stages?
    Maybe tomorrow, I can get the back legs mortised. Need to get this "base" done, so I can start on the desk unit for on top of it.

    Stay tuned...the cussing has started...

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    Heyyy! Great use for the dog holes.
    Looking great so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steven c newman View Post
    Stay tuned...the cussing has started...
    Sounds like it might be time for two more fingers......

    Love that grain pattern you found.

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    Ok, got the tools set up for the shop..
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    Shop Stool? Check..
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    Refill an empty Dew bottle with water..check
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    Cool air supply? Check

    Crosscut and jointed four boards.....was going to do a glue up.....A couple pipe clamps are way too long for use in this shop.....pipe cutter to cut one down...SNAP! Hmmm, well I happen to have a couple hacksaws just hanging around

    Cut the three LONG clamps down, roughly 4' long now. Much easier to do a glue up..
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    Since the bench was now cleaned off, might as well set up for more Mortise work..
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    One of the back legs. Set up for the rear apron mortise..
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    Doesn't take all that long to chop down to 5/8" deep....trimmed the tenon for final length...dry fit?
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    Works for me. IF I survive eating my own cooking, I MIGHT get the other 5 mortises done....Maybe tomorrow I can start the Big Glue Up Fight?

    THREE fingers tonight....

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    Steven, Great looking cherry you got there. Looking at your photos did you make a tail vise out of the red vise and is it a craftsman?
    Rick

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    Yep, and yep. Picked the vise for..$10

    Got one back leg done ( 3 mortises) and a dry fit..
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    Which left a bead detail to do on the back leg's outside corner..
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    One outside face is up, I run the Stanley 45 until the bead looks presentable...rotate things around until the other outside face is up, and run the plane, again
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    Staged some clamps, and started a glue up
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    Things were getting squirrely....cussing was in effect. Needed a "third hand"
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    Checked for square a dozen times....got lucky.
    Put this mess aside with the other glue up. Set up the mortise the last leg....had the layout done, and ready to chop...

    I forgot I needed on more board. There is a stretcher that connects the two side stretchers ( foot rest?) so I had to trudge back upstairs to the scrap wood stash, select another chunk of wood that matched the stretchers, haul that to the shop, resaw to width ( was a 1x8) and then use the Langdon to crosscut to length..back was starting to complain....called it a night.

    Every Labour Day weekend, a village just south of here has a "Tractor Fest" a four day affair. The vise came from one of those Fests. Last year, I went two days, walked a couple MILES each day, and found a lot of tools for sale...I intend to be there this coming Labour Day....

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    I have one that is the same or very similar and was thinking of doing the same, I really don't care for mine that much since I picked up an Abernathy and Colombian that are both quick release. I'm going to re place the bench outside and install the Abernathy and use the red one for the tail.
    There just added another project and keep the daily updates coming!
    Rick

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    Had to place the camera's battery on the charger....
    IF the thunderstorms are over with for the morning, there are some yard sales the Boss wants to go to....maybe after Lunch I can get to the wood shop?

    Maybe use a scrub jack to level the panel, and hope it stays flat. Once the base is done, I can start on the desk part.....might take a while...

    Then comes the debate on a finish.....I do know that the Infamous Witch's Brew is not quite right for this type of wood. BLO or Shellac under a top coat of poly....
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    This was BLO with 2 coats of poly gloss....

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