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Splines vs Biscuit Joiner #4: Carcass Installed

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Blog entry by RonPeters posted 08-13-2010 06:44 AM 1448 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here’s the carcass installed. I oiled it the same as the bench. Sanded it a little to knock off the fuzz. I didn’t finish it all out as this is just a box for storage.

Next is to make the door for the left side and drawers for the right

The vise is completed. It has about a 3” throat because the dog block thickness is also about 3”. It probably should be closer to the left edge, but I don’t plan to be cutting anything – got a chop saw for that. Mostly violin making and this vise will allow me to plane and join the quarter sawn tops and backs for a mirror image. It’s still a bit stiff on the quick release, but it should wear in after use.

Here’s a close up of the handle detail. What you have here is a 1” rubber “O” ring from Auto Zone $1. It helps keep the noise level down. The handle is 1-1/8” Poplar? from Lowes. It fits nicely in the whatever that end piece is called. You can buy a cheap finished handle with plastic ends (that look like the end of a cane?) for about $12 or so. I have about $12 in two handles and still have about 2 feet of dowel left!

Next is the rosette ends. It’s used in the corners of trim above an old style door. I cut them round on the band saw and sanded to shape.

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I



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#1 posted 08-13-2010 01:29 PM

Thats a beautiful bench Ron. I hope you get many great years out of it.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#2 posted 08-13-2010 02:53 PM

Great bench> I like your storage under it. I built storage like that for my bench, but I put in drawers.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#3 posted 08-14-2010 07:07 AM

Yes, drawers will be next to install. Had to get this far to start the drawers.

Nice bench Karson! What kind of wood face is that? Beautiful….

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#4 posted 08-14-2010 02:25 PM

It’s Waterfall Bubinga. The waterfall is the pattern.

I picked up a lot of veneer many years ago and i figured that I need to use some up.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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