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Misc. Shop Stuff #41: Shop Art!

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 12-31-2013 11:43 PM 1039 reads 0 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Not a huge or complex project, but one that makes the shop a nicer place.

Picked up eight Stanley shop charts a while back. Like, quite a while back. June of this year, specifically.

Well, with the shop floor project done and the charts managing to stay together that whole time, a more permanent solution had to be found vs. having them on a shelf gathering dust. So I slapped together some very rough frames…

glued together all the half lap joints…

then reached for a vile beast… the ‘lectric routah. It was used to dirty the shop, make a most holy racket and, as a side benefit, cut the rabbets for glass. Sorry, no pics of that…

After cleaning the shop, I chiseled the corners and measured the openings for glass. A day later, the local lumber yard had eight pieces of glass cut just for me!

I laid the glass in the openings, added a cardboard filler to take up the rest of the cavity space, then added foam backer board via staples to the whole backs of each frame.

Hung and done!

As always, thanks for looking!

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



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#1 posted 12-31-2013 11:59 PM

I like it Smitty.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#2 posted 01-01-2014 12:02 AM

Looks nice, Smitty! I hope to do something similar this year…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#3 posted 01-01-2014 12:34 AM

Suppa’ nice!

Chapter 5 in the Workshop Guide to Style?

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

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#4 posted 01-01-2014 12:36 AM

Very nice and very well done, Smitty. I have a place on my shop wall for a piece like that. Where’d you find those vintage posters?

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#5 posted 01-01-2014 01:54 AM

Ebay was the place. These larger ones seem to be less collectible than the cards, and that’s fine with me. They don’t come up often. I spent as much on glass as charts, lol.

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

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#6 posted 01-01-2014 02:05 AM

Looks nice Smitty. They fit your shop well.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#7 posted 01-01-2014 02:26 AM

i want those posters!

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#8 posted 01-01-2014 03:38 AM

very nice,great idea.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#9 posted 01-01-2014 04:44 AM

Smittty, the Martha Stewart of the woodshop world! Looks perfect

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#10 posted 01-01-2014 05:47 AM

Any good bits of information in those posters?

Happy New Year

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#11 posted 01-01-2014 05:56 AM

Happy new years brothas’

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

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#12 posted 01-01-2014 06:55 AM

Happy New Year, All!!!

I’ll re-look to see if there’s any unique info on them.

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

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#13 posted 01-01-2014 11:39 AM

Great addition to your shop Smitty!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 01-01-2014 03:35 PM

Nice ambiance;-)

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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#15 posted 01-01-2014 03:50 PM

I’d love to have color graphics, Red, but somebody in Iowa cornered the market on those… heh

Don’t know how many in this series were printed, but there are a few in the series I’m missing. No hurry, but I’d like to have one more block of four.

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

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