Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Tank Flat

Today I used my new table saw and my shop vacuum to collect the dust.  I took some pallet wood and ripped all 4 sides on the saw.  I tried out the jointer, but the blades need to be replaced, too many uneven gouges.  Nancy ordered the new blades from Amazon.  

I also had trouble keeping the board flat on the jointer, it seams to rise up / rock at the middle so I end up with a thick middle and thin ends.  I will try some things later, shallower cuts, etc to get better results.  

The end result is a platform / flat car for the tank cars.  They are about 15 inch long, and will be about 11 inches wide.  Trying to decide how far I should go without having wheels... 

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