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Blog entry by Mean_Dean posted 12-18-2015 04:28 PM 1341 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are Thursday’s photos:

#1 is the jig on the drill press

#2 is the test piece (the poplar one) and the work piece

#3 is the bottom side of the pieces

#4 is the box (neck) with the chute attached. Before glueing on the chute, I sanded the box to 220 grit, as it was much easier to sand it before attaching the chute!

#5 shows the holes lined up in the top and the slider

Since I made the test piece, I’m going to use it to set up the router table to rout the slot in the bottom of the slider. I took careful measurements from the box part, and marked those on the test piece. Tomorrow, I’ll rout a test groove, and make sure it works properly in the box, then rout the work piece. With the screws I have, I need to rout a 3/8” groove instead of a ¼” groove.

Dean

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" James Lawrence, CAPT, USN



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woodshaver (Tony)

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#1 posted 12-18-2015 05:09 PM

Sorry to hear that your Yahoo email is still not working! But posting this blog was a good way to get the update photos to me. Very clever thinking I must say. I can’t wait to see that wood pop when you apply the finish to it. So far it looks like your going to have a great looking Candy dispenser! Filling the jar with candy before you post your project will give it an extra nice look!
Thanks for the update Dean!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 12-18-2015 08:33 PM

Tony, and/or Dean, how on earth do you get a forstner bit to go in at an angle without throwing things across the room?

-- Mark

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#3 posted 12-18-2015 08:47 PM


Tony, and/or Dean, how on earth do you get a forstner bit to go in at an angle without throwing things across the room?

- Mark Wilson

Mark,
If your work is held snug in a jig so it won’t move and the jig is clamped to the drill press table the forstner bit will drill in to the work just fine without a problem. Just go slowly and let the bit do it’s work!
I put together a short video to show you how I do it. https://youtu.be/5_aLSdFRe6Y

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Mean_Dean

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#4 posted 12-19-2015 01:17 AM

Mark, Tony’s right.

If you look at Photo #1 above, you’ll see my version of Tony’s jig. I used a stop block on the right-hand side, plus the fence on the drill press. I held the jig by hand against both fence and stop block.

Just go slowly, and vacuum out the chips frequently, and you’ll have no problems!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" James Lawrence, CAPT, USN

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