Once I got my e-mail and administrative chores done this morning I got right to the task of making up ribbon panels for Tina's Folding Tray Table set.
So I work one panel at a time, laying in strips. If one set is not enough to make the needed width, I check to see which other set is closest to this one in grain pattern and continue with that.
When I have enough strips to make the needed width and I'm happy with the pattern I use a framing square to get one end of the strips all evened up and square to a side. Then I hold them in place by placing 3 strips of wide masking tape across the panel and rubbing it down well to make sure it bonds to all the strips. Then I fold the panel in half and take it into the assembly room to be glued up.
With the first one done, I'll go take my lunch break, make a mail run and look in on Mom. When I get back this panel will be tacked up enough to remove the clamps and glue up another. While that one sets I'll work on making parts blanks. Then I can glue up the third. I have one tray completed, so I only need parts for three more.
I'm going to post these notes now (I'm doing them during my lunch break) because Marie and I have someplace else to be this evening, so if not now, then it would be tomorrow.
Tomorrow, fellow woodworkers, we will... oh, wait... tomorrow is Thanksgiving isn't it? Well, then I'll see you back in here on Friday. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!