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Blog series by bandit571 updated 02-22-2017 05:44 PM 23 parts 11970 reads 45 comments total

Part 1: Overview

01-01-2017 09:30 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Ok, not much for a picture today,maybe later on. Need to move and remove a few things in the shop. Can’t do a whole lot over by the Lathe bench. Too much other junk in place. However.. I can empty out, and clean up Tool Chest #1, and have it taken upstairs as a Hope Chest. I can remove a couple power tools from one spot, place them where the plane til is. Then place the power tools where the til used to be. I may have enough room to move the brace til over beside the pla...

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Part 2: The Dungeon Remodel, the "before"

01-02-2017 11:02 PM by bandit571 | 10 comments »

I start tearing things up and out. Took a few pictures of what I need to change down there, in an attempt to at least have some room to stand. The Dryer that needs to leave.. It will be going up and out to a salvage yard, for “Brunch Money” I may keep the motor, IF it is any good. Above the dryer is a few things I cannot move.. Like a vent from the working dryer ( the Boss’s Laundry room is here, as well.) the light fixture for the laundry room, and a Gas meter....

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Part 3: Drawing up a Plan

01-03-2017 02:26 AM by bandit571 | 5 comments »

Not every day that I will try to draw up a plan, usually done inside my overworked brain. Sometimes, though, I need to make a few squiggles on some paper, to help find what size of parts are needed. Such is the case for the Chest o’Drawers project. 5 drawers have been decided on. 2 from 1×8 x 8’, 2 from a couple of 1×6 x 8’ and one 1×4 x8’ . Each 8’ plank will make all the parts for one drawer, except for the 1/4” plywood bo...

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Part 4: Dungeon Remodel, stage 1

01-05-2017 02:39 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Well really two stages today….the main event was this afternoon. Then I went back down to do a wee bit more, as a stage 2….....didn’t quite work out. Leg was having issues towards the end. Sitting here with an ice pack on the leg, and a Norco pill in me. Anyway…here we go…. I removed the brace till from it’s perch, and placed the electric grinder in it’s place. I needed a couple other toys to move aside….and then try to remove the...

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Part 5: Dungeon Shop Remodel, Stage 3, and....

01-08-2017 10:24 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

A bit of woodworking, too. Was at a standstill on moving things around, decided to at least start on the chest of drawers build. I had an old pine 4×4 in the shop. Decided I could resaw it down for a few parts. Trying to get a few 4/4 by 2” wide blanks made up. Once those were resawn, I had to plane them smooth and square, well, at least ONE was done. I also set up a fancy plane, to do a bit of molding work on the now squared up blank… A Stanley No.45, with tha...

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Part 6: Working on the storage dresser

01-10-2017 07:58 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Muddle through a bit more with that Stanley #45…..wasn’t quite right. But.. I had these four to get done, somehow. Came up with the idea that IF I drilled a hole where the tenons will be, I could then attach the part to the side of the bench, so the fence wouldn’t hit anything along the way… needed to countersink for the screws. Tried a few more times with the 45… Things still weren’t quite right. Tenons were cut on the few blanks I did get ...

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Part 7: Working on the rails....

01-12-2017 11:40 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Ok, last night, I snuck back to the shop…did a bit of chisel work. But wasn’t happy with the results.. And decided to “daylight” the mortise into a dado. I kept the waste piece, added some glue, and a clamp, and let it sit all night.. Then today, I removed the clamp, and worked on a few more dados. Nothing fancy to them, just a lot of chisel work.. laid out to match the tenon that will go here. Last night I had #4 and #3 done. This is for #2. Wide ch...

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Part 8: Dresser build, side 1 is complete,almost

01-15-2017 01:18 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Well spent one hour getting some things caught up….the second corner post was jack planed to remove all the saw marks, and the a Stanely#7c was run around a while..Until it was all flat and smooth. Clamped the new post to the old post, to do a bit of lay out work.. So I could transfer the dados’ locations better While I was down in the shop, and laying out parts.. I tried out the “new” bandsaw jig. Been having troubles doing resaws, so figured this could ...

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Part 9: The dresser build, side #2 is started...

01-16-2017 04:42 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

After a few other items were taken care of. Got an early wake up call this morning. Seems one of the Shop Cats caught a small Black Bat. She even brought it upstairs to show off her catch….squeaking all the time….of course, the bat got away from her. Finally trapped the little critter under a broom. And with the help of the dust pan to hold the critter, I did a Catch & Release, right out the back door of the house. Last seen, the bat was flying west, as fast as it...

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Part 10: That dresser build, side 2 rails are done...

01-17-2017 01:19 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Ok, spent a bit over 2 hours in the shop today. Since the rails were all ready to go, might as well get them done. Still had the stanley 45 set up, so a lot of this type of work was done.. But, being a Monday, has having a problem with this set up. Not with the plane, but how I was holding the part to be planed….too many screw holes. Decided to address that problem.. Piece of 1×6 scrap, held flush with the top of the bench. Two screws to attach. Now, it doesnR...

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Part 11: Dresser build: side #2 is done..

01-19-2017 04:35 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Plus a few other chores were started. Corner posts were hit with the stanley 45’s sash cutter.. First I needed to joint and edge, and flatten the sawn face. Then run the sash cutter a bit. Then some lay-out work I transferred rail locations from side #1 to these posts, I also found the angle to cut the bottom foot detail.. One was a hair off, took care of that later, time for a LOT of chisel work.. tools used, amongst of things. Square, a mallet, and a bandaid..Got...

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Part 12: Web-Frames, part 1

01-20-2017 02:51 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Mainly setting up jigs and stops..and more jigs. Had a lot of parts to make, and half of them had to look like this, on one end. The trick was how to get them all done…quickly.. This is what I needed to make…times 24. I had 12 short rails that needed a tenon on both ends. This one was done the old, slow way. Needed something a little bit faster, and..have them all match each other. I used the “prototype” to help set a couple stops on the mitre box.. mainly...

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Part 13: Case work....

01-23-2017 01:25 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Well, I got all the frames done. Was stacking them up to get them out of the way…..and found a couple without the predrilled mounting holes done….PITA to do when everything is glued up. Got the first side up on the bench, and started attaching web-frames, using a framing square to keep things lined up.. Soon enough, had all the frames installed.. Then the fun part, I needed to get this mess OFF my bench, the second side ON my bench, and then the first side set on top. ...

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Part 14: Face frame rails are done

01-24-2017 10:55 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Decided just to carry on, regardless of the camera “issues”. Had to clear things out a bit, so I could rotate the case. It is sitting on both the work bench, and the power tool bench. Needed a way to chop dovetail sockets, and being out in mid-air wasn’t going to work. One pipe clamp to keep things in place. Laid out some tools, to mark out the tails for the dovetail connection.. Combo square to mark a line 1/2” in from the end, then adjust to mark a lin...

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Part 15: A back for the case, and...

01-26-2017 04:09 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

And a frame for the top gets a start. Well, the other night, I snuck back down to the shop, meaning merely take the clamps off, and put the clamps away…...wound up doing a bit more. Once the clamps were off, I flipped the case onto it’s front. I used one pipe clamp to hold it onto the top of the bench. Didn’t want it to fall off onto the floor… Slapped the sheet of plywood in place, and marked out where to try the cuts at. Cordless circular saw was just...

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Part 16: Top is done....

01-27-2017 12:17 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

So, I am getting close to drawer building time? Ok, decided a 2 hour tour today would be about all this old body could handle….Started to build the frame for the top….had a few things to “finesse” first. One end of the long rail was a bit too thick…..marked out where to remove the excess wood….bandsaw to remove the worst and a plane to smooth things out. The mitre cuts were a bit off, re-did those, and made sure the rails matched each other. I f...

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Part 17: A drawer is made

01-29-2017 04:53 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

One down, four to go…Since I was in the area, I stopped at a Home Depot for a few boards…..At the prices they wanted, it will be just a few boards. I think I have enough to at least build three of the five drawers. So, did a bit of measuring, and a bit of crosscutting after I got home.. Wasn’t in the mood to use a handsaw, so this old, Vintage saw will have to do….went back upstairs for a while… Decided to at least test out a different “dovetail ...

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Part 18: Another drawer, and lessons learned..

01-29-2017 11:39 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, the first drawer needed a pair of handles installed.. Nothing fancy, just something I happened to have five pairs of. Noticed when I removed the drawer from the case, had a couple spots that needed more work, as the drawer was sticking, right at the back.. Plane is just a #4 sized smoother. Had a couple knots that wanted to bow the side out a bit, planed the spots down, and installed the drawer… Not too bad, now. lessons learned? Well, making things the correct si...

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Part 19: Drawer #5, and a bit of Olde School

02-03-2017 02:59 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Didn’t want to bore anyone with the rest of the drawer building. Right now, there are 4 drawers sitting in the case, with a coat of Witch’s Brew as a finish of sorts.. Witch’s Brew is nothing more than an old quart can, into which any leftover stains and varnishes wind up. Instead of a shelf full of almost empty cans, I have just the one. Went i am ready to use the Brew, I top it off with enough BLO to mix things together. anyway, I worked off and on today, tryin...

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Part 20: Moving in, and other builds,,

02-09-2017 12:03 AM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

Well, I got the Shop Dresser all finished up.. So, I cleared the old dryer off, getting ready to haul it out of the basement…where did all that stuff go? Mostly in the top three drawers.. May need a label as to what went where.. Ok, got things ready to move around…..then the “good dryer” went out of action. The more we dug around in it, the more broken items we found. Decided to just scrap it out. left the pieces separated, and hauled the parts up the...

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Part 21: Need a dresser for chisels, starting up

02-13-2017 03:40 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Main dresser is done, and almost loaded up. A drawer I had found on the curb during Trash Day provides the start for the next little project. I had that old box of chisels, that needed a better place to hang out in.. This is the drawer I found. I separated the chisels into two groups. The Plastic handle crowd was laid out in the drawer, and some scrap pine was added as dividers.. I’ll finish nailing the dividers in place later. There is a place to stash a small chest of...

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Part 22: Frame works, false fronts, and other mishaps.....

02-17-2017 02:11 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Ok, trying to get caught up here. Had the sides done, and the drawer ready to be glued up. Needed to build some webframes to make this into a case to hold two drawers… First I set aside a blank to make a false front for the bottom drawer, to ensure it didn’t get resawn down to make a the frames… Caption says this is a tenon cutter. That is only half right, as I have to move the jig one more time.. To make these “dominoes”. When all were cut, I wou...

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Part 23: Chisel dresser: final details done

02-22-2017 05:44 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Just about wrapped this project up. Had to set it up on the bench.. Had to measure for a kicker for the bottom drawer… Glue and a couple screws to hold it in place. Measured for a plywood back… Again, glue and screws. Started applying cleats to hold the top in place… Then added the top… No glue, just enough screws to hold things still, is all. Couple at each end. added this cleat ( on the wrong side, at that) to hold the shelf support in ...

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