Strictly Woodwork

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Well.....today was the day I was planning on unclamping, rough sanding, and planning the White Oak boards that I had glued up out of strips of waste that I had collected. (Seewood, saw them when he was here).

After culling.....I ended up with 24sq/ft @ $9.70/sq/ft = $234

Not bad for a couple of hours worth of effort? It's a lot better than all the work just for pallet wood.

Now I just have to wait for the inspiration to come, and tell me what it want's to become.

How the morning went.......

Unclamped the last 3 boards, scraped off the glue, and rough sanded with an angle grinder, I picked the worst boards to plane 1st, as I knew my planer knives were just about shot.
Got through 4 boards and that was the end of the blades. Changed the blades out for a set that was marked, "One good side left".......well, I forgot to put the knife blade keeper back after changing the #1 blade, and I must have rotated the wrong way and exchanged the wrong blade/good side. Anyways, I got it all back together and on the first board there was as divot.

Okay.......took all the blades out and put in a brand new set. (Now I am up to two complete blade change-overs and I still haven't got one good board yet.) I was thinking that since I have so many boards to run, I would hook-up the dust collection for this batch.....( nothing more than a 4" hose to a garbage can with a sheet clamped over the top).

Everything was going great after that, no chips flying all over my shop.....until........it was time to dismantle and clean-up. There was an air leak on the backside of the garbage can collection device. I didn't notice it until I took the cover off and the can was empty. All the chips blew out and under my tool cabinets......and to make matters worse, when I reached into my tool cabinet to grab my last set of new planer knives, I left the door open (just a little bit) and that cabinet filled up with chips and dust. I am now going to have to remove everything from that cabinet, blow it out and the tools, and all the boxes of brads, staples, and misc boxes of hardware, then place them all back again.

Woodwork is easy, it's the clean-up that is the pain.
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It's looking great Seewood,
Sorry I didn't stay around Pentiction the other day and make it over. The fabric I wanted for the kayak was 75% off so I got excited and rushed home quicker to get to work.

I should be back there in 2 weeks, and if everything works out well you may be the first to see an 18' long boat.

I have had days like that Alan,
It's a good reminder of your days before the dust collection systems.
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I would go and get a dust collector, but I just don't have the room for it. Ask Seewood about how small my shop is.
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alanjh595 wrote: May 20th, 2021, 4:43 pm I would go and get a dust collector, but I just don't have the room for it. Ask Seewood about how small my shop is.
Several options Alan, I have a very small king 1/4 hp on casters that is hooked up to the table saw and another at the miter saw..
Have you considered a small shop vac and accompanying fittings for your Dewalt/ table saw?
Yes, you have a very compact space but sure seems organized.

I have days like that Alan, both with wood working and working on the car. I found that when I dropped a nut while in the engine bay, it always fell to the ground and rolled to the geographic center under the car.

Stu, if you are bringing it this way, let me know and bring a life jacket and paddle. I can take pics from my kayak.
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Although I am not ready for a dust collection system yet, I have probably spent hours watching YouTube videos on different systems.
Partly because I have a couple vintage power tools I would like to restore and add something too while in the process.

Thanks Seewood,
If you are small enough to fit in this kayak you are more than welcome to try it out.
I have spent hours fitting it along the way, so it will fit me like a glove.

Oh if anyone is in the Kelowna Lee Valley Tools, take a peek in the corner behind the cash registers.
They have a beautiful canoe on display built using the same techniques.
They left me back to take a good look at it the other day. It's a thing of beauty.
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stuphoto wrote: May 20th, 2021, 8:53 pm If you are small enough to fit in this kayak you are more than welcome to try it out.
I don't think I'd fit. Currently around 208 and not all is rip-cord and steel. Working my way down to 195(from 216) so I can fit in the swimming wet suit again comfortably.

Regardless, love to see the kayak if you are bringing it through this way.
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If any of you are on FB and looking for free wood, this was posted in Marketplace.
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I needed to cut a curve in a piece of garden box wood so I got out my ancient 56 yr old Edgerite jigsaw. Made in Canada and purchased by me when I was 12. Works better than any of the new stuff I've used over the years. I had a drill and a circular saw also but I think my dad killed them on the third house he built. I stole the jigsaw back when he moved into a geezer village and I was cleaning out his garage.
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Randall T wrote: May 22nd, 2021, 2:16 pm I stole the jigsaw back when he moved into a geezer village and I was cleaning out his garage.
Geezer village aka wrinkle ranch.

We'll be there before long.
I here you about the old tools. Dad (91) still uses his old/very old skill saw. Circa 1963? that he used building a sabot soon after buying the saw. Thing weighs a ton and could keep a small boat anchored.
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Got the beams up yesterday with help. Put 3 of the rafters on as well to help stabilize the assembly.
have to cut some more rafters on the band saw hopefully this weekend.
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Thanks for the photo.

That is going to be really nice!

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It's looking amazing SeeWood
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3 rafters are on. Few other things to do before I get back to this.
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I can see now that, this is going to be a beautiful addition to your home.
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Well actually it is the shop, but at times I thought it was going to be my home :biggrin:

Thanks Alan.
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