Some of these steps involved waiting in between, so.... make myself short daily list 4-5 items.
NO 1 Today was Finish the brace bits that soaked overnite in Evaporust.
I was so impressed the other day, how my BBM bit came out of the Evaporust, I have been dunking various bits in a variety of conditions from light rust mark to solid piece of rust. Pretty cool. Works great and practically sharphen itself in the process.
A very rusty Irwin type bit.
The other one still has plating
but light surface rust
Two basket case nose bits?
The 4 bits out of Evaporust
Top one was the rusty one.
Bottom one was the plated one after a few minutes with Rust eraser fine.
Both bits after rust eraser
That nose bit has a damaged edge but it makes no difference to its operations
Nice edge were it matter
A good bit salvaged
NO 2 was to scrape the wooden balls on the BBM. The nights before I put on some wood filler, yesterday put some gel epoxy in the crack, today it was time to scraped them.
Only thing left is a lite sanding, then decide on a stain (thinking darker color) to both hide my gap fillings and for esthetics ....
Wood filler for all the deep scratches and dings
That one is a deep crack
Used a 5 mins gel epoxy
Scraped, ready for a
light sanding, then stain
NO 3 was to attach the upper part of the French cleat. It is to be screwed and glued to the main carcasse.
Carcasse empty, all the brace bits are removed, some of the bits took a bath in Evaporust
Prepare to trim pieces to length
Used my Sweet Sweden Miter box
Yes, im working on the floor...
And done. Now we wait again
In between, took some time to investigate the frame....
Square up front
Hum my eyes were not lying...
I can squeeze it almost square
That side is definitively bowing out
That one straight up
Hummm definitively got some butt scratching on that one. All the tenons are sitting tight in their mortise??
It is now time for a coffee break, last part on my list is clean up....
Bob, making small but steady progress...