Hello hello again. I have been slacking on my blog because we moved and I got lazy. But NO MORE! I have been working hard in my woodworking class and am starting to make progress. Now would be a great time to insert a montage of all the stuff I’ve been doing, but I don’t have one; so watch this instead:
Remember in PT 1 when I was makin’ biscuits? Well here is the finished product. Bottom and top of the TV stand:
And the sides:
The pictures are really not doing justice to all my hard work. Looking at these now, you may be thinking, “Geez, they just look like plywood boards that have been cut.” I assure you, they are NOT. These are solid wood boards stuck together and took hours of labor.
Anyhoo, I cut them all to size, sent them through the planer to smooth them out, and then it was time to miter the corners and dry fit them together.
Mitering is cutting 2 parts at a 45 degree angle to be joined together. I had never (successfully) done this before, so I asked Jack for some help and guidance. I have mitered stuff before, but completely in the wrong way, by trial and error, cutting and re-cutting.
Since my boards were so long, we decided to miter the edges on the plane saw, or plane cutter. This thing:
The wood is held in place with a clamp and cut with 2 saw blades. The blade underneath scores the wood and the saw blade on the top cuts it. It makes for a nice, clean cut. We adjusted the blade to a 45 degree angle, clamped down the wood, and cut.
BOOM! Mitered corners! Amazing when you have the right tools and do things the right way, how everything turns out. Go figure. Using a strap, I assembled the pieces:
And endured several “coffin” jokes from my fellow classmates.
Yes, yes, my TV stand looks like a casket. Whatever. STAY TUNED, it will take shape soon!blog comments powered by Disqus