Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Day In The Life Of A Divider II

We left off putting the strips for the dividers through the thickness planer. After these strips are milled down to 1/8 inch thick, we’re done. We then move to the table saw where the dividers are cut to length and notched so they fit together.
Pictured here above is table saw and my after market miter gauge on top of it. You can see the blade coming up through the yellow zero clearance insert.  These four dividers have been cut to length and the slots added.
Here are the dividers on the non-skid mat ready for sanding. These are the dividers for the box in the beginning of part one. 
Here are the dividers after sanding and put together. They will not be glued together so they can removed or rearranged. 
The finish has just been applied and the dividers are drying. After they sit over night, they will be ready for installation. I hope this helps you understand the process.


Just Lola said...

Happy (September) 1st, lol - whee! ♥ Wood is so fascinating, and it's just outstanding what some people can do with it. :) I don't think I could make a jewelry box in a billion years - way too complicated, ha.

Euripides said...

Yer a wizard Odie....

And your woodwork is beautiful.

Dust'n Lint said...

Lola, there isn't anything you couldn't do if you want to badly enough. Trust me young lady, I say this from experience. I was very self conscience about my writing. I was so bad at it, I took dumb-bell English 2 times in junior college. After blogging, commenting on blogs, and reading blogs written by college professors (he commented just below you), I've gotten a little confidence. I also have a great dictionary that came with my Mac.

So please, if woodworking is something you could have fun with ... do it! I have 50 years experience I would love to share with you.

Dust'n Lint said...

Euripides, thank you sir. Your reaction to my work is one of the reasons I do it.