|Cutting frame to split plywood evenly long wise.|
Next on the building schedule was a cutting frame. I needed to be able to tear a 3/4 inch Oak plywood sheet in half lengthwise and have it be perfectly straight. Luckily, I had purchased a passel of 2x4 to construct a new irrigation pump support. We drug those into the yard and started constructing our cutting frame. The full sheet of plywood lays down lengthwise and the bottom board holds it level. Then we clamp a 2x4 1.5 inches below where the cut should be and I installed a brand new 60 tooth blade in my Skilsaw and run it along the 2x4. A perfect straight smooth cut was done. We did clamp the upper portion of the plywood to the frame before I did the horizontal cut so it would not drop down and pinch the blade. This worked great, we took them to the side and stacked them on my arbor. I put a tape measure to the first one and started to swear, it was 24.5 inches wide. I instantly panicked thinking I had shorted the other side and just ruined a $90 board. Nope, the plywood is 48.5 inches wide. We trimmed one of the boards every time. We cut five sheets in half and then got ready to assemble the center, oven holding cabinet.
|Oven shelves in progress.|
I spent today cleaning up the dining room table and breeze porch. We can now sit down at the dining room table! Its amazing! My plan is to work the sanding of the dining room table in so when I go to stain the cabinets I can stain the table at the same time. I figure if I am going to stink up the house I might as well get all the stink going at once. Things are starting to come together. I want to get the cabinet/oven project done so I can get outside and start building fence and working on the irrigation pump.