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Princess Daybed for Daughter #6: Getting groovy; cutting out panels; some shaping; and a catastrophe

07-16-2018 02:16 AM by JohnMcClure | 1 comment »

First thing: cleaned up and fitted the tenons on the curved rails. Test-fit the frame: Now it’s time to put panels in those frames. Cutting grooves into the curved rails was a problem I’ve been thinking about since early in the design. I had thought about using a trim router on a purpose-made baseplate to ride the curves, but fortunately I had a rabetting bit that I could use as a slot cutter. Bearing guided – made this very easy on both the straight and curved rails.I di...

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Grandsons in the workshop:: Continued.. #4: Grandsons in the Shop...Box Project

07-16-2018 12:24 AM by oldguy2 | 2 comments »

We have a Project. The boy wants to make a Bank box. With a hasp for his lock. Not a bad idea for an 8 year old. So what were the lessons of today. 1. choosing the boards. some 1/2 inch hardwood I had. 2. drawing on paper his idea of a rectangle , actually pretty good. 3. we planned a width from one board and he had to trace the width against the other 3 to get what I would rip the boards to size. 4. we sized the 2 short ends and I cut those. Then with the longer boards. we eyed a le...

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Not a bleeding DOMINO!

07-15-2018 11:45 PM by LittleBlackDuck | 3 comments »

Boys and Girls, in general (and MY friiend), To all my sceptic friends (both of you…, [-1]), I finally bought a case of Domino tenons… (they all know I have been avoiding the Festool Domino “biscuit joiner” for well over 10+ years), This was on special ($307 reduced to $149 [offer current only at time of posting]) so I couldn’t avoid the bargain… I can now use my laser to engrave some dots on the loose tenons and make REAL DOMINO game pieces. OK. I might have to surrender ...

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Getting my tools ready #31: My take on a Thein Chip Collector

07-15-2018 07:29 PM by DocSavage45 | 10 comments »

Hey LJ’s Check out my new chip collector My first embedded video! View on YouTube Your comments and thoughts about doing it better would be helpful. Not sure where this will go. LOL!

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Finally Retired and Moved

07-15-2018 06:16 PM by Richard | 4 comments »

Well I finally decided it was time to Retire , So I have moved to Oceanside in Southern Ca. near San Diego and am living at my Daughters house in a section of the garage that I converted to living space (All Legal with the City) . So I am now being a Full Time Dad and Grandfather rather than once or twice a year visits and I love it.Have been doing a lot of little DIY fixit projects around the house as well as converting half the garage to live in. Still need to do the new bathroom but a l...

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Princess Daybed for Daughter #5: Cutting Curves and Dresser Delays

07-15-2018 12:31 PM by JohnMcClure | 0 comments »

Progress has been slow lately, because of other demands on my time. All I’ve done for the bed the last few days is cut out the curved rails on the bandsaw, and rough-cut the tenons. The short rails have a pretty aggressive curve, so I needed wider than 1×6 stock. I ended up jointing and gluing two 1×6s to make a wide enough board, then making a lot of funny-shaped scraps.Today I hope to fit the tenons to their mortises, then cut grooves for the panels in the rails, then cut ou...

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The She Shop #1: The beginning

07-15-2018 01:50 AM by rhybeka | 6 comments »

It was decided that I was to move my shop out of the two car garage and into a structure in the yard. It was debated and discussed, and finally this past week it was built. It’s not large by any standard, just 12×16. I hired a local amish company to build it just short of siding it since I work a full time desk job and time is not on my side. I wanted to use Hardieplank (that’s another story). The walls are ~7’2” with 4’ lofts on either side. I have batts...

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Legacy Maverick 3x5 Gen. II #25: Prototype for a potential customer . . .

07-15-2018 12:39 AM by copythat | 2 comments »

I messed with Aspire today and converted a local company’s logo into a small (12”x6”) prototype of a potential sign. This is right after carving . . . with sanding yet to be done! I also need to add gold to the crown, blue to the downturned arrow, red to the upturned arrow and flame, and white to the snowflake and small letters. I think it turned out pretty interesting so far.

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From wood butchery to wood workery #4: My first attempt at a tutorial - half lap miter joinery

07-14-2018 10:21 PM by Woodbutchery | 2 comments »

While working on another project, I needed to re-familiarize myself with working with my half-lap miter sled. While doing that, I realized I need to make something more stable than what I had originally come up with. The new sled was made out of a piece of mahogany plywood. The board was 26” x 10”. I ripped two strips along the length, each 1 1/2” wide, glued the strips together for the fence, and glued and screwed the fence to the board. I used my square to get th...

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New Shop Build

07-14-2018 05:13 PM by RayArnold | 1 comment »

It has been a wile since I posted , be a lot going on in my life, including moving from Mesa to Heber Az, where I’m now retired, here is a video of my new shop build , hope you enjoy. https://youtu.be/1TPI7eoxkCQ I will post my first project I made in this shop soon.

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