Tuesday, January 12, 2010
In my last post I mentioned the slight dilemma about getting that continuos grain pattern with the limited amount curly maple I had. What you see on the assembly table is the inserts for the pistols -- they net out at about 3/4". The piece that is still in the clamps will be planed down to about 3/8" for the doors that go over the storage compartment. Anybody remember those types of clamps? I picked them up for $10.00 each at a garage sale and they really work to glue up a flat panel. The guy I bought them from was complaining about how difficult they were to use because glue sticks to them and wax paper wouldn't stay put. I solved that problem by screwing full lengths of that UHMW plastic to them -- nothing sticks to that stuff!