Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Back in shop for days 11-13

June 10-12, 2009

I was glad to see the shop was ready to get the show on the road. I mean it definitely beats working in 100 degree weather. Besides theres nothing better than some a/c. Adrian showed me how to use the table saw to split segment for the counter top in which susan would use the chop saw to cut those segments down to a manageable size for glueing and clamping. For some of the larger sheets we ended having to remove the riving knife and have someone put and shim through the cut to move the mdf away from the blade. Once everything was cut and put into place, we had to quickly glue and camp everything together on a recently created jig set up for clamping these custom countertops.

countertop glued and clamped on the setup.
The next day Adrian cut some peice of wheat board and used the dado pack as an experimental way of joining the two peices of wheat board.

On friday we discussed the method of joinery we planned on useing and decided on using the dado to join the cabinets. The joint examined closely was very strong and created a strong moment in the overall design. I was tasked with testing the materials (wheatboard) ability to withstand rugged sanding and checking for chipping in rounded corners.

In the end the material proved worthy of it seemed

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