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illusiondweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 12, 2013 - 08:34pm PT
I WAS building this...as a former Paramedic/Navy Corpsman, it's a first for me. Started in July 2012, finished July 25, 2013:

Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 13, 2013 - 01:45pm PT
Here's another quicky shop tool that doesn't look like much but is worth it's weight in gold.

I'm gluing a top frame piece onto a bed rail, and don't want to worry about glue squeeze out in the inside corner; cleaning it with a wet rag and then light sanding is a PITA. Grab a piece of scrap hardwood and pre-drill for a flat head, straight slot wood screw. Twist the screw in the hole until it protrudes about 1/8" and your done!

Beading tool. Patent not pending.
Beading tool. Patent not pending.
Credit: Edge

To use, use the wood block as a fence, hold it so the slot in the screw head is perpendicular to the wood, and pull it towards you. The tapered bottom of the screw head keeps it on track, and it cuts very quickly. I used it here to make a "gutter" to catch the excess glue and save me clean-up, but it also works well to make a decorative bead if you round off the outside edge of the board with a hand plane or sandpaper.

Groovin'
Groovin'
Credit: Edge
(Biscuit slots were only to help keep the 81" long joint in alignment for glue-up. They are otherwise unnecessary.)

No glue squeeze out!  No mess, no cursing!
No glue squeeze out! No mess, no cursing!
Credit: Edge

You can easily adjust the setback of the groove by turning the screw in or out.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Dec 14, 2013 - 10:15pm PT

turn's out this video show's you tools which show how were building chip's!
soo, I kinda showed you what were and how were building the chip.
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 16, 2013 - 01:51pm PT
Whew! One of two elliptical-section legs for a queen sized bed is glued and drying. The shop heat is cranked up to 75 degrees to facilitate the curing process, and my hands feel about to blister from cranking the screws. The leg arches measure 65" wide at the base X 18 1/2" high.

Clamping up.
Clamping up.
Credit: Edge

Bed leg arch.
Bed leg arch.
Credit: Edge

After this one, I'm not looking forward to the second one tomorrow.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 16, 2013 - 02:17pm PT
Edge, no vacuum bag?

Cool trick with the screw for the glue gutter; a new one!

Zero tolerance saw insert? Who'd a thunk? ;-) (got 'em on the band saw, too)

'Ipe Clips' for the new deck. They come with stainless screws. What's next, sliced bread?
Credit: Reilly


The white gunge is end grain sealer. The boards already have a coat of
Messmer's oil so when I cut them to length I slather on the gunge.
Credit: Reilly
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 16, 2013 - 02:26pm PT
Even with clips, well, especially with clips, pre drill your ipe. Always. And wax your end grain.

Edit; nevermind about the sealing of end grain, you've got that covered.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 16, 2013 - 02:28pm PT
Brandon, yer preachin' to the choir, but there might be some parishioners
in the house so well said! ;-)

And on the subject of clamps, did I mention I luv me some Festool clamps?
Bessey makes their version, too. The skinny metal end slips into places
no others will.

Credit: Reilly
squishy

Mountain climber
Dec 16, 2013 - 02:48pm PT








Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 16, 2013 - 03:12pm PT
Edge, no vacuum bag?

Not for this, it's 7 layers of 1/4" resawn cherry and I wanted to personally escort it into shape. I'll break it out for laying up and veneering the curved headboard though.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 16, 2013 - 03:44pm PT
Yes, that is the problem with bags - you think you've gotten it in there correctly, but no!

Oh, and the reason I've posted so frequently is because it is SO FLIPPING HOT*
out there and I keep coming in for a break! Yeah, I know, spare you my problems.

*Like, 80F?
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Dec 16, 2013 - 03:50pm PT
#158
#158
Credit: wilbeer

#158,framed ,sided,trimmed.

Beautiful reclaimed siding from http://pioneermillworks.com
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 16, 2013 - 03:57pm PT
Here's another quicky shop tool that doesn't look like much but is worth it's weight in gold.

I'm gonna use that one for sure!

Thanks!
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 16, 2013 - 04:38pm PT
Yes, that is the problem with bags - you think you've gotten it in there correctly, but no!

I could barely bend the individual laminations by hand into the curve, and while the bag would do it easily, I was worried that the bag would draw together under the stack and over the form. Besides, tightening all those hand screws by hand will make me the hit of the party when it comes time to open the pickle jars.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Dec 16, 2013 - 10:37pm PT
Ah yes, lamination wars and years of lofting, jigging, glueing and clamp till you cramp endeavors!
Credit: guido
Credit: guido
Credit: guido
Credit: guido
Credit: guido
Credit: guido
Credit: guido
Credit: guido
Credit: guido
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Dec 16, 2013 - 11:02pm PT
OMG^^
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Dec 16, 2013 - 11:09pm PT
Very cool guys! Love this thread!!
Naitch

climber
Seneca area
Dec 17, 2013 - 03:39am PT
Luv all the shots of the wood working projects of various kinds and the tips. There should be a separate thread for wood working tips. All the other handy work is cool too but I can really appreciate simple tips that make something easier to do with better results.
MisterE

climber
Dec 17, 2013 - 07:38am PT
Amazing pictures.

Just built a 15' work-bench for a bodyguard-to-the-stars friend this weekend. He wanted it beefy:

Credit: MisterE
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 17, 2013 - 09:09am PT
Guido, three questions loom through the only-two-espresso fog:
1. Were clamps the second greatest expenditure?
2. What glue did you use back then that gave you the working time you needed?
3. How did you right her?
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 17, 2013 - 10:56am PT
2k posts on what is in my completely biased opinion, the best OT thread on ST.

Sweet, here's to another two thousand posts!
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