Ok, first rust hunt of this season is done. Picked up an old Plow plane for less than$15 Kind of nasty, though That metal stril is called the skate. Shouldd be a nice, bright, and shiny steel, NOT a rusty slab of… The wedges w...
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Location: West Central Ohio
Just an "Old School Hobbyist" working with reclaimed wood. Nothing real fancy, mainly Shaker and Mission styles. "Day Job" is making plastic "preforms" for pop bottles ( Pepsi products). Workshop is in a pole barn about 5 miles from my house. No heat, so not much going on right now. I also worked as a Concrete Carpenter for about 6 years. Retired Army, right now in the Retired/Reserves.
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Ok, two coats of varnish on the chest, and rubbed out. Picked up a 1×10 pine scrap. Tray that is in the back is….ok, but could use one I can lift out and haul stuff around in. Measured the inside available area. Just about 25...
Amongst other things Laid out a few tools to install some hinges The scratch awl will mark the screw location, just a tap or two. Then run a steel screw in a bit. That way, a pilot hole is done. Marked out the hinge locations, using t...
Getting things put together, Finally!! Sides have been “fixed”, front and back panels are done. Needed to drill some counter-bored pilot holes to assemble the sides to the front and back. Small forstner bit for a counter bore i...
Test fits of the end panels, not going so well. Lots of gaps. Had to go back and re-do a few things. Couple cuts were even out of square. What I get for rushing things. Reset the corded router, with the “right” bit, a 3/8...