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Blog series by Kent Shepherd updated 852 days ago 5 parts 19352 reads 71 comments total

Part 1: Thin Strip Sanding.

1166 days ago by Kent Shepherd | 19 comments »

In my box bulding, I have been using a lot of thin strips for accent pieces, including miter splines.Since they need to be accurate and consistent, I need an easy way to sand them. Although I own a Timesaver wide belt sander at my door shop, I do this work at my shop at home, so I don’t want to make the trip unless I’m really doing a lot of pieces. I have a floor model Jet spindle sander, so I built a simple jig that bolts to the top.It is simply a fence with a pivot hole at o...

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Part 2: New Website

1092 days ago by Kent Shepherd | 13 comments »

I have been busy lately, not only building boxes, but beginning to try and market them. I just opened my website throuh Volusion. http://www.volusion.com/ After checking out several companies like them, I thought they fit my needs the best. You can set up to take credit cards through them, so it is pretty much one stop shopping. The template I chose is free, but they offer upgrades if you want. Then they charge a monthly fee. That varies according to the plan you choose. Check it out...

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Part 3: Photography Light Box

1075 days ago by Kent Shepherd | 12 comments »

I posted one of my boxes earlier in the week and promised I would blog my light box.If you have researched this you will know I obviously did not come up with this idea. In fact, I think there are others on Ljs. This is simply my version. I am a woodworker, not a photographer, so take all this with a grain of salt. As I develop the box further, I will add to the blog. I have not done anything yet I didn’t tweak over time, so why change now, huh! It’s called design evolution, not f...

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Part 4: Light Box Tweak

1068 days ago by Kent Shepherd | 6 comments »

I updated my light box to make the lights more adjustable. The rods simply slip into the holes on the sides.I found an extra piece of an old stand for the top light. I bent it in my vice and screwed to my existing bracket. I think it is self explanatory, but ask if you have questions.

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Part 5: Barrel Hinge Installation

852 days ago by Kent Shepherd | 21 comments »

After showing some of my boxes in “Projects”. I have received some inquiries about the installation of the barrel hinges I sometimes use. I hope this helps for some of you. I know it will be overkill for many of you, so just use what you wish. With any type hinge, the layout is critical. These hinges are simple to install, but you must get your holes in the right place. If you don’t, I can assure you , you will not like the results, and you will not be able to go back and...

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