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Got the second front/back out of the clamps. Got a panel glued up for the ends. Just some pine 1 x10, and two on by threes. Figured I could get it back out of the clamps this afternoon-ish. Well the ends needed to be trimmed square, and then the panel needed to be cross cut into two identical panels. I happen to have an old, wooden Speed Square. And a circular saw. Clamped the panel to the planer stop jig on the bench top The fence is where the sole of the saw runs against, so I had to allow the distance between the edge of the blade, and the edge of the saw's base. Couple clamps, and shove the saw through the cut Nice and clean, and square. Flipped the panel around and clamped it up again Ugly thing, ain't it. Sawed off the nasty part. and put the jig up for a bit Not a whole lot to this jig, It was made as a fence for jobsite table saws. Worked real good, too. Anyway, jack plane to clean and flatten the faces of the panels needed to be able to see the center line marks. Marked out the center of the panel for a crosscut. Clamped it back into the jig, and make a cut Ok, now have the panels ready to be fitted to the frames, and handplaned into raised panels. Frames? Oh yeah, needed to make a few tenons, and then some mortises, I had one mortise all chopped out, so a tenon was made to match it Ugly groove, though. It will get filled with a raised panel, though, Got this end done, and the other end done. The "jig" for this was a block screwed to the planer stop, and a stop to help with the chisel work. One clamp to hold the victim in place. Coping saw to cut the lines, wide chisel to pop the waste off, and a #78 to clean it up. Scrollsaw to make a miter cut on the groove part, and a test fit Not too bad? Got things set up to do at least the rest of this end piece.....Uncle Charlie ( HORSE) paid a visit to my feet! Toes, and arches....barely made it back upstairs and poured a glass of milk. Seems to get Uncle Charlie to ...GO AWAY. Well, that shot the shop time for today, have to work the next three nights at my Day Job....Stay tuned...
Right after I posted about a saw fence to replace a "stock" job-site fence on a few sites, things got a bit crazy. The fence is a home-made "T" square sort of thingy. Just three pieces of scrap. Can be clamped to the rail on a Job Site Saw to replace a flimsy stock one, can be clamped to a board as a speed square, a saw guide, or even a router guide. Kind of fuzzy ( we're working on that issue) but this is set up as a saw guide to do a straight line rip. Anyway, one of the sites this cheap little fence was posted on was The American Woodworker. Project hits/views are now OVER 17,000! Ok, just three pieces of scrap wood? Maybe six or so screws? Maybe this will go "virial"???