Good morning and welcome back. It’s time for
Lakeland Woodworkers’ third annual 2×4 contest. The objective is to create anything you can
out of one construction grade, 8-foot 2×4. This is the chosen 2×4. I think I am going
with a version 2.0 of the pecking chickens toy. So, can we make this toy even cooler?
Let’s find out. Let’s get right to it. Hmmm, that seems a tad bit too wide. I think
I’m going to cut one of the ends in half, do away with the other end and put the halves
there and there. I like that a lot better. Alright, time to
glue it up. I use wax paper so that the parts don’t stick to whatever I’m using as a surface.
And that looks good. So, let’s apply some glue. Ok, on that surface and that surface.
And I’ll just rub the glue on the joint so it helps it spread out evenly. There, that
looks good. Same thing on this next joint. And apply glue to these two edges. And I’m
going to use these clamps on the end here to make sure that the panels stay flat. So
I’m gonna’ stick one at each seam. There we go. Alright and I can just scrape off a lot of
the excess glue, the squeeze-out. And I’ve got the plane set really shallow. And I’m
cutting at an angle to my grain. Install the starting pin. Make sure to rout
AFTER sanding the edge of the panel, not before. I’d like to make a quick toast to David, AKA,
The Drunken Woodworker. Ah, Pyramid Outburst Imperial IPA. Now this here is some good shit.
Cheers, David. And stay tuned for part 2. My compliments to the chef!