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Blog entry by Ron Aylor posted 02-25-2018 05:10 PM 1582 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Filling In the Shell –
 
Alaska was fantastic! We got to see the Northern Lights, walk with reindeer, go dog sledding, and I had my first Alaskan Icy Bay IPA. I must admit … it was hard coming back to Lilburn.
 

 
But come back we did … and after unpacking it didn’t take me too long to get back in the shop and continue work on my mystery cabinet. I used a backsaw to free-hand the shoulders of the dados …
 

 
… I chopped out the waste with a chisel, and ...
 

 
… cleaned up the bottoms with my Old Woman’s Tooth.
 
               
 
I still need vertical and horizontal dividers for the drawers. I’m not sure how many drawers I want. Right now I’m leaning towards twenty … will have to see how the Ambrosia maple board I have earmarked lines up.
 

 
Thanks for looking … all comments and/or questions welcomed. Follow my progress with the links below:
Mystery Cabinet #1 - The Problem
Mystery Cabinet #2 - Considerations and Design
Mystery Cabinet #3 – And So It Begins
Mystery Cabinet #4 - I Love Dovetails
Mystery Cabinet #5 - Filling In the Shell
Mystery Cabinet #6 – Dividers
Mystery Cabinet #7 – Mystery Solved

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  https://ronaylor.wordpress.com



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Kelster58

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#1 posted 02-25-2018 05:35 PM

Glad you enjoyed Alaska…......Wonderful to see beautiful places like Alaska and then return to the beauty of HOME. As I look at the pictures of your “Mystery Cabinet” I can’t help thinking that I would probably take way more time than you to make the cabinet with my machinery. Your ability is amazing….

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 02-25-2018 05:49 PM

Looks like you are right back in the groove where you left off. A vacation can do wonders.
Good to see you enjoyed Alaska. A place well worth seeing.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 02-25-2018 06:01 PM

Glad you enjoyed Alaska and made it back to the shop safely, Ron.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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Ron Aylor

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#4 posted 02-25-2018 08:57 PM



Glad you enjoyed Alaska…......Wonderful to see beautiful places like Alaska and then return to the beauty of HOME. As I look at the pictures of your “Mystery Cabinet” I can t help thinking that I would probably take way more time than you to make the cabinet with my machinery. Your ability is amazing….

- Kelster58

Thanks, Kelly. Yes, we fell in love with Alaska. We missed our cats and of course I missed my shop. Believe it or not … my bride and I are on a four year plan to relocate to Fairbanks! Thanks again!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  https://ronaylor.wordpress.com

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Ron Aylor

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#5 posted 02-25-2018 08:59 PM



Looks like you are right back in the groove where you left off. A vacation can do wonders.
Good to see you enjoyed Alaska. A place well worth seeing.

- doubleDD

Thanks, Dave. I’m glad this cheap old pine shelving board didn’t warp while we were gone. Did I mention that we loved Alaska? LOL!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  https://ronaylor.wordpress.com

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Ron Aylor

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#6 posted 02-25-2018 09:01 PM



Glad you enjoyed Alaska and made it back to the shop safely, Ron.

- Dave Polaschek

Thanks, Dave. You need to see Alaska before you leave this rock … it’s breathtaking!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  https://ronaylor.wordpress.com

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Oldtool

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#7 posted 02-25-2018 09:17 PM

Nicr to hear you really enjoyed Alaska, must have been a great vacation. When you were walking with the reindeer, did you happen to see Santa?

Project is looking good, nice to work with hand tools, relaxing. Did you make that “old woman’s tooth”?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Ron Aylor

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#8 posted 02-25-2018 09:30 PM



Nice to hear you really enjoyed Alaska, must have been a great vacation. When you were walking with the reindeer, did you happen to see Santa?

Project is looking good, nice to work with hand tools, relaxing. Did you make that “old woman s tooth”?

- Oldtool

Thanks, Tom. Sorry, no Santa this trip … maybe next time. We even visited North Pole, AK … not there either. Perhaps he was on vacation in St. Petersburg, FL. LOL!

Yeah, the Old Woman's Tooth is shop made … I cut it out of a piece of 4×4 yellow pine.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  https://ronaylor.wordpress.com

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Dave Polaschek

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#9 posted 02-26-2018 02:53 AM

Thanks, Dave. You need to see Alaska before you leave this rock … it s breathtaking!

Tried to ride there on the motorcycle back in 2013. Got as far as NE BC before getting turned back by heavy spring rains and snowmelt in mid-June. I think the next attempt might end up being in the pickup with a bike in the back, a trailer behind and my sweetie as co-pilot. I’m with flying like you are with electricity in the shop.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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Ron Aylor

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#10 posted 02-26-2018 11:39 AM


Thanks, Dave. You need to see Alaska before you leave this rock … it s breathtaking!

Tried to ride there on the motorcycle back in 2013. Got as far as NE BC before getting turned back by heavy spring rains and snowmelt in mid-June. I think the next attempt might end up being in the pickup with a bike in the back, a trailer behind and my sweetie as co-pilot. I’m with flying like you are with electricity in the shop.

- Dave Polaschek

My dad feels the same way about flying. I do hope you get there some day … by whatever means.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  https://ronaylor.wordpress.com

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Jim Rowe

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#11 posted 02-27-2018 09:06 AM

Alaska looks great at this time of the year. If you saw the Borealis it’s an added bonus.
Back to the worksop now!
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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Ron Aylor

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#12 posted 02-27-2018 11:44 AM



Alaska looks great at this time of the year. If you saw the Borealis it s an added bonus.
Back to the worksop now!
Jim

- Jim Rowe

Jim, Alaska was simply beautiful. The aurora borealis was on our bucket list. We were able to see it twice.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  https://ronaylor.wordpress.com

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