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    Maple Inventory, next project?

    Ok, have a bit of both Curly Maple and plain old Maple left over. Need to find some ideas to use them up...
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    Have this panel. This is how it came home..3 board glue up, 15" wide x 31" long.....top?

    There is a pile in the shop..
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    Mostly Maple. Walnut is down to small bits and pieces (trim?) the rest is Pine and Poplar
    Maple seems to be in this size..
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    1 x 6 and 1 x8 around 2' long or so. Nice stack..
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    There is ONE board that seems to say "Drawer Front"
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    Wild grain. There is also what remains of another wide plank
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    Yep, that split finally came apart. There are 5/4" thick.....stiles for ...?

    The Poplar can be sides for small drawers. Pine can be for frames inside a case. Or just more jigs.

    may just sleep on this a while...I think I need a day off, after that Walnut & Cherry Box project....Single Brain Cell Sketch Up is "Off-line" right now.

    Stay tuned....may come up with something to cobble together...

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    Thinking of ripping that thick slab into stiles.....should be able to get four out of it? Maybe sit that glued up panel on top? Maybe a drawer under it? Or...small Blanket Chest atthe foot of a bed? One that seems to think it is a drawer front..can be made into a fancy end panel ? Bread board ends on the lid? Add a few trim pieces of what is left of the Walnut?

    Will see when I get back to the shop. Hmmmm, Frame &Panel case? Breadboards? One or two panels across the front and backs...? Maybe a small "keepsafe" box, just under the lid?

    This might take a while....hope it doesn't get too boring.....

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    IF nothing gets in the way tomorrow...like the Boss having other plans for me.., I MIGHT meander down and get a start on this Maple project. Maybe see how I am fixed for building the frames..to hold a few panels. Might try a few "new" things out...we'll see. Don't have a way to do video in the shop.....unless someone shows up to do that...shop is open just about every afternoon...

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    Set the resaw jig to 1-3/4" away from the blade. Ran the 5/4 slab through, and a couple other boards. Need to size them for length, next. Then I can figure out the sizes needed for the raised panels...May have to do a few panel glue ups...Sticking with a single panel on the ends, and two ( maybe..) panels for the front, and for the rear. May work on the frames a while, tomorrow..

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    Hand plane WORK ( and I am soaked..) today. All frame parts for the front and back frames have been jointed, and the faces smoothed. ( pictures later this evening)

    May need a stick or three more, to finish the build. Back is now stiffened up. Need to find a bit of Lunch...

    Had to rip a thin slice off of one board..so it would match the ones it will connect to...counting width of the cut....1/8" total removed....then planed flat.

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    Shop Cat kicked me out of my chair!
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    So, I guess I should do a little work in the shop?
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    Resaw jig set to 1-3/4"from the blade. Shoplight to help me SEE the lines.
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    Results. Needed to clean the bench off, and build a jig....of some sort
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    These needed the edges jointed....tried the 5-1/2 Stanley...
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    But it was a tad too "tippy"....went with a Millers Falls No. 14 Jack instead.
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    these also had a bit of stain on them...readjusted the jig, and removed the red stuff..
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    Needed smoothed anyway....there were a few long rails to plane down....wavy saw cuts and such...
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    Rails are almost 30" long, so a longer plane was used.
    Out of room for pictures....BRB

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    That long jointer plane?
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    Ohio Tool Co. No. 0-7.....I also tried a "different" jointer plane..
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    A No. 81.....Did ok on the Maple..
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    So..now all I need to make are a few raised panel blanks. Parts for the front and back frames are ready to be grooved, and mortise and tenoned. End frames may get cobble after that.

    Now, IF I can just get my chair back....

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    really nice looking wood.

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    Said it before - you are a dynamo Steven C, but that was one serious looking cat and I would not challenge it for the chair. Surely there are other chairs you can use.
    David

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    He merely wants a lap to snooze the afternoon away on...

    Yard sales this morning...spent $10..
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    Pair of pipe clamps. Came in handy, too
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    Picked these up at Aldi's last night....will get them tuned up, later..
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    Glue up for either the front or back panel..
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    And the other panel. Only had 5 pipe clamps on hand, until the two from the yard sale arrived..
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    Cut out the foot profiles. Will see how the side ones turn out, later.
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    Center divider, and a top and bottom rail. Awaiting to see how the panels turn out, before any grooves get made.
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    Used this old Bailey No.7c today....back is getting stiff. Will call it a day..

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    May need to go and get a stick or two of Maple....need a bit of 1 x 4 stock. Maybe build a webframe to support the bottom panel. I suppose Pine will do for that.

    Maple Chest this time around....made one in Walnut a few years ago....as a tool chest! Has since been recycled into a "Winter Clothes" storage...
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    Used to hit my shins all the time...
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    At one time, it was cleaned up...
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    Just a tool chest, back then. Light coloured panels are Sycamore.

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    Looks nice..... Guess I waited too long to tell you what you need to build for me

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    Did you ever use a plane so much...that you had to set it aside, just for it to cool down? I had to keep changing planes today, to allow them to cool down...

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    And, this was the second such pile, today....
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    Had a few grooves to mill..got half of them done..
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    Removed the clamps off of one panel..laid out some lines...
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    Wound up with two panels for the front...
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    Made a jig to hold a panel ...
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    And started to raise a panel....finally got one panel done
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    That I could fine tune the fit into the stiles and rails.

    Maybe tomorrow, I can get #2 panel raised? Then figure out the length of the top and bottom rails. Right now? George Killian has a bottle calling me name...
    Stay tuned...

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    Planes used..
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    Stanley No.4c, Type 20, Stanley No. 4 , type 9, Stanley No.60-1/2, Cordovan.
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    Curly Maple Raised Panel. One done, three to go......

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    Hi Steven,

    Christopher Schwarz has warned us, I think it was him anyway, and I think it was in the Anarchists tool chest, that perfectly good tool cabinets can become blanket chests (or as was a recent case on this forum a toy box) if we aren't careful....I think it often has to do with the lady of the house. (As I pointed out however, we grandpas are pretty easy marks for toy boxes for grandchildren.....shoot, it was what we had planned all along anyway......)

    Anyway, I thought is was a pretty darned good tool chest.....it didn't show up in you on line tour of your shop, so I guess I should have known.

    Stew

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