Aaron Autry + JMO Woodworks Week 10.5 – 10.8

Daily Logs

Monday 10.5.20

Hours Worked: 4

  • Started to mill down rough lumber in order to make face frames for cabinetry.
  • Cut and glued up large cedar signs for a sign company.

Tuesday 10.6.20

Hours Worked: 4

  • Cut and re-milled lumber from the day before closer to final dimensions.
  • Unclamped and cut cedar signs to final dimensions.
  • Finish sanded signs to final thickness.
  • Fixed sign that had a large defect in the wood due to gluing process.

Wednesday 10.7.20

Hours Worked: 4

  • Made another smaller sign out of cedar for a different sign company.
  • Cut and sanded face frames to final dimensions.
  • Sanded picture frames and prepared for paint.

Thursday 10.8.20

Hours Worked: 5.5

  • Milled rough lumber into strips for trim around windows.
  • Used the shaper to cut shape of trim onto wooden strips.
  • Finish sanded trim and prepared for primer.



This week was a multi-day lesson in the process of taking rough cut lumber straight from the lumber yard and cutting it down to rough length and then taking it through the processes of getting it down to the dimensions you need to make whatever it is you are making.  Like the examples for this week were 35 10 ft. pieces of trim to go around the inside of windows to trim them out.  As well as pieces that were specifically measured out to make the face frames for a set of cabinetry to hide the layers of plywood from view.


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