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post #41 of 71 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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The majority of the Okefenokee Swamp (and all of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge) is in Georgia, starts here and heads south the the state line and beyond. The part of the swamp that crosses into Florida borders the Osceola National Forest.



I was confusing Lake Okeechobee with the Okefenokee, although the way the USPS works, something you mail locally might get ultimately shipped from an FL location.
Now that you mention it, everything I mail from this Post Office goes to the regional hub in Jacksonville, Florida (75 miles away) as its first stop.

The mortar was mailed from GA, but it went to FL before heading to AK.

It's "Out for delivery" in Alaska now.

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It's official, there is not a single 15/16" Forstner bit in any store in this town.

Plenty of 7/8" and 1" but nothing in between. I could get a 15/16" hole saw but that doesn't work for me.

Shopping online, 24mm gets the nod. It's only .007" larger and I always ended up sanding a little relief anyway. Plus it was the best price, free shipping, and closest location. Supposed to be here Monday.

Hurry up and wait . . .

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Eta: Just got notification from USPS that the package has been delivered in AK.

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I found this: https://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shop...es/forsbit.htm

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I found plenty of 15/16" bits, but I went with the 24mm because I felt it was better deal for me. Especially of the seller live up to their promised delivery time. I'm hoping the extra 0.007" will cut down on some sanding.

Locally there just wasn't anything. 7/8" or 1" but nothing in between.

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Slabs of red oak, 1" and 3/4" thick, rough cut about 1/8" over on length and width. The 1" slabs are built up but I cut them so there are only two pieces in each slab and I will stagger the seams.

The 3/4" slabs for the sides are solid, for appearance. 1/2" on the sides have come out a little narrow so I will build it up with the 3/4" and trim away the excess.

I also got my new carbide Forstner bit in the mail (need to round up the others, they've gotten scattered), but I had already put everything away and cleaned up by that time. Maybe tomorrow . . .


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Not a lot of time today but I did get the holes drilled. I checked them for alignment with my wooden mock trunnion.

Next step is to shave off the extra 1/8" from the width, that will bring the top level with the edge of the holes. I don't like drilling right to the edge, even with a new bit, so it's worth the extra step to me for the drill to have full support all the way around:




After that, I'll drill the tiebolt holes and glue these four pieces together, then use the table saw to cut away the tops of the holes to make a groove. The shallow blind holes in the outside slabs will be opened up by hand to match the groove after they are glued on.

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The core. I made the metal mock trunnion in the photo and did the glue up with it in place, something I did not do on the poolball mortar and that resulted in a lot of extra sanding to get the mortar trunnion to fit down in the goove. A little misalignment really shows.

I sanded the excess glue from inside the holes and I think this one will turn out better and easier. The trunnion slides all the way through easily from either side . . .


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Groovy . . .

Top of groove cut away, sides glued on and opened up to match, bed narrowed to the proper width, and the ends trimmed. Trunnion groove still needs a little cleanup but I'll do that after inletting:



Test fit of the handles. Hole spacing and rod length checks out:



The rods I used to glue up the bed were some cheap zinc-plated all-thread I bought just for that purpose, since they would need to be cut long. The stainless was already cut to finished length and wouldn't fit until the block was the correct width.

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Terry shouldn't you be taking cover instead of playing with cannons.
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I'm about 55 miles inland, and hopefully the last track will hold. It will hug the the coast as it curves back out to the northeast.

I got food, water, and two full vehicles. I'll get soaked for sure, and some high winds, but I'm on some of the highest ground in a very low area and I have good runoff, I should be okay.

I'm on the northwest side of town so if I do have to put some miles between me and the storm I can take the backroads out and not have to deal with the mess coming down the corridor through town.

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