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Progress of a self taught cabinet maker #14: A quick safety tip.

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When using a striking block to assemble joinery. Make sure to use a block that you can grip from the sides and not from the top. The below image is the “don’t” picture.

This of course happened in the beginning of the below glue up…as if I needed it to be more interesting.

Hope your next glue up goes well.

Ryan

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan



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BTimmons

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#1 posted 751 days ago

Ouch. The wood gods are appeased by your sacrifice.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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balidoug

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#2 posted 751 days ago

Next post: How do you get blood stains out of your work?

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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lysdexic

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#3 posted 750 days ago

Can’t stand the sight of blood. Gag…..thanks a lot.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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bhog

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#4 posted 750 days ago

Done it,kinda makes ya a little mad…. ;)>

Nice dovetails man,pretty serious glue up.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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RGtools

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#5 posted 750 days ago

Scott…coming from you that cracks me the hell up. I at least put a bandaid on before the picture.

BT, I thought the same thing. Hope the let me off easy for the other components…or the wife might kill me.

Balidoug, leave any smoothing work until after assembly. Done.

Brandon, Thanks, it was one of those “I know better than that” moments. I started cleaning up the DT’s today, All in all I am pleased, though if the thing was not going to be painted on the outside I would have one or two gaps to fix. The big thing is I did not have any split tails (I was careful there) that would have made me cry worse that the hammer.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#6 posted 750 days ago

Sorry that it required blood to be spilled but that is a fine looking carcass.

All four corners at once?

-- ~Tony

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#7 posted 750 days ago

A tall box! Looking great, Ryan.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Roger

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#8 posted 750 days ago

I was wondering about how to make wood look red.. Not this way tho… Looks like a heck of a chest

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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lysdexic

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#9 posted 750 days ago

I am surprised Al hasnt commented. This is his type chest. I think he likes his chests flat but I assume he prefers them with a bit of hair. I’ll let him comment on the blood.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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RGtools

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#10 posted 750 days ago

All four at once Tony. For assemblies like this I always do it that way to make sure I can tweak the thing to square by the time the glue is dry. I suppose you could glue two opposing corners together and make them square and then glue the assemblies together, but if you need to make and adjustment on the corners that are set up, you are in deep crap. It’s too bad, because getting everything done one large assemblies like this one is a bit hectic.

Smitty, ~24×24x43 lots of storage space. I can’t wait to start fitting my tools in. Although the bowsaws are giving me a bit of a headache.

Roger, only use that method on small projects :)

Scott, it’s not blood, it’s Terracotta.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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lysdexic

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#11 posted 750 days ago

Ryan, I am quite hesitant to taunt Al because, in the end, I will be the one who is embarrassed. Yet, I am not very smart and don’t seem to learn from prior mistakes.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#12 posted 750 days ago

No project would be complete without a little blood. That chest is going to hold a whole lot of tools Ryan. Its going to fit in very nicely in your shop.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#13 posted 750 days ago

If im not bleeding im not working seems to be my mantra. Gotta watch out for those falanges. I bet that left a nice little blood blister behind.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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RGtools

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#14 posted 750 days ago

Still there Chrisstef.

Thanks Mauricio, that is the general idea, I just can’t wait to not have to rag down my saws every flipping time I use them.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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lysdexic

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#15 posted 750 days ago

Keeping your tools in dust free storage is that important to you? Regardless of storage shouldn’t you wipe off the saw dust anyway?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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