Shop update #226 (2-23-22)

I gave the plaques a good sanding on Wednesday night with 120 grit sandpaper and then a final sanding with 220 grit paper.  I blew all of the sawdust off them and then gave them a good wipe down and gave them a light coat of satin tung oil.  I left that to dry for 24 hrs, gave them a light sanding, wiped them down, and then gave them a second coat of tung oil the next night.  They got a total of 3 coats of finish and then were delivered to the client on Saturday afternoon.

One of my friends asked me if I could make a large folding work table for him for his garage.  By large, he means a full 4×8 sheet of plywood large.

On Saturday, I went to Home Depot and picked up 8 – 2×4’s, a lb of 2 1/2″ deck screws, and some 3/8″ lag bolts, washers, and wing nuts.  My friend has a truck so we will be picking up the plywood when the frame is ready for install next weekend.  My design is based off of one that I saw Mike Montgomery make in a YouTube video, only much larger.

I started by cutting all the 2×4’s down into the appropriate sizes.

I glued and screwed 2 – 2×4’s into each other to make 4 sets of legs.  I rounded over the tops and then cut dados to attach the side supports to them.

I then cut notches into those side supports and a long 2×4 to be used as a center support to keep the legs from accidentally folding inward while the work table is in use.

I built the the frame out of more large lengths of 2×4’s and then marked them so that I can take the frame back apart to fit in my car for delivery to my friend’s house.

I was using my bandsaw to round off the tops of the legs and noticed that it had a really bad wobble as it was spinning so I shut it down and inspected it.
I think that I may have found the problem.

This blade is about 3 years old and I have got more than expected use out of it so I’m not too upset about having to replace it.


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