Saturday, January 20, 2007

Computer Desk Continues

Well I got the shop cleaned out and it was not as onerous as I expected. It was a lot of little stuff all over the place. But then I have always believed in a place for everything and everything all over the place. Dad's old jointer (and the term is jointer no matter what this spell checker says) is up and running. It works just fine. I will have to make up some feather boards for it and my table saw but that will only take a few minutes.

I spent one entire evening last week going through the cut list and making up a checklist just to make following the plan easier. There is so much to think about that seemed to be the only way to keep it straight. I also don't want to scribble all over the plan because I may want to reuse it or loan it out to someone. My friend Glenn at work is quite interested in seeing how this turns out.

The plan for today is to bring in the lumber from the garage and get all the rough cuts done. Then comes the fiddly part making the parts cutting dadoes rabbets, tenons all the stuff Norm makes look so easy. It's fiddly because you have to do the set up, then test the cuts and fit, re set up and on and on. (Also not shown in Norm's half hour show too many garage words probably.) Norm shows you that it is done because he will usually show the last test where everything fits, and there is no need for garage words. Depending on how far I get today there may be a second post of this scintillating story tomorrow. I know you can hardly contain yourself. If things go well there might even be pictures but that is a big might.

Well I have a busy day ahead so that's it for now.


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