Today was a very busy day in my day to day life so I didn't get too much accomplished in the shop, but I did make progress, just a little!!!
WHAT I DID TODAY
- Went to Woodcraft and availed myself of a great sale!!
- Inspected the painted panels
- Milled the parts that make up the legs of the divider
- Glued up the legs
WENT TO WOODCRAFT
I love going to this store as they have everything that I want as a woodworker but I would need to win the lottery to buy everything that I wanted. They did however have a sale on Japanese handsaws so I purchased 1 and got another one half off, I also got the Veritas flush trim saw which has been on my shopping list for a little time, but you can see some of the pictures I took below
INSPECTED THE PAINTED PANELS
The panels look awesome and the I can totally see the grain definition come though the paint which is unusual, but the panels are ready to receive the face frames tomorrow.
MILLING THE LEGS
Tonight I used some 2x wood to make the legs of the divider, but because my divider thickness is 2 1/4" thick I needed to prepare 2 pieces of wood to make up that thickness, so I used my tablesaw with a feather-board to keep the board aligned as I milled the lumber. I needed to make 6 pieces as I am going to be gluing up the 3 legs out these in the next step.
I milled up 6 pieces of lumber
- 3 @ 1.5"x1.5"
- 3@ 1.5" x .75" which will give me my 2 1/4" thickness so as that I can attach them to the plywood and face frames, but first I need to glue up the 3 sets of legs and you can see the pictures below of the glue-up and the multitude of clamps lol
Well that's it for today, tomorrow I will be cleaning up the legs and attaching the face frames to the plywood panels...……. until then have a great day