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A project in Maple #10: A chain and a brace for the lid

10-12-2017 05:27 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

A trip to Walmart…..bought a packet of chain & hooks…16’. Was the shortest they had. More for hanging a flower pot, but….I only needed a wee bit. Rest can still go to hang a flower pot…. Set the id opened to where it looked about right…eyeballed the length needed, and grabbed the bolt cutters to trim the chain to length. Two screws, set into pilot holes, to hold the chain….that was the “easy part”... So, how to hold th...

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Magnetic Fitting System for Dust Collection

10-11-2017 10:06 PM by davemoorefurniture | 3 comments »

Hey Lumberjocks, I’m not here to sell you anything. However I do want you to check out this product I’ve developed called Magport. I’ve been a woodworker for many years and I began developing this magnetic fitting system several years ago in an attempt to make connecting and disconnecting flexible dust collection hose fast enough to keep up with my workflow. Often I rearrange machinery to accommodate super long boards which requires flexibility in the dust collection. ...

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A project in Maple #9: Tray completed

10-10-2017 08:44 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Monday….got the sides glued up…..Traced the bottom panel, after the sides came back out of the clamps,,,bandsaw to remove the excess. Press fit into place. helped square the sides up…then just some nails, no glue, to hold the bottom in place.. Then used the tray to mark how far down to install the rails. Three screws each, no glue…then a tes drive.. Then the important part…does the lid close, without hitting the tray? Got to thinking, dangero...

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A project in Maple #8: Hinges, rails, and dovetails

10-08-2017 08:12 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Hinges I had bought for this project…looked a bit wimpy….needed something a bit …different. Some yard sale finds gave me a few hinges to try. One “leaf” was a bit too long, though. Grinder to remove the “excess” metal.. One is a before, the other three are after the grinder work. Sat the lid in the vise, laid out the locations for the hinges, drilled a few pilot holes…. Once all three were done, I set the lid aside, cleared a sp...

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A project in Maple #6: A bottom framed, a puppy died, a lid done...

10-01-2017 04:22 AM by bandit571 | 5 comments »

Had a little 3 month old puppy in the house…..she came down sick the other day….the next morning she passed away, before we could even get her to the vet…..thinking something poisoned her out in the yard…. Ok, I wasn’t in a very good mood when I returned to the shop… Hammer and chisel to shape the feet a bit, to at least blend them together….Ripped a bunch of maple scraps into 1×1s…and made a frame of sorts.. To support the plywood...

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Octave Mandolin #12: Making the neck for the octave mandolin

09-29-2017 04:18 PM by Gbluee | 0 comments »

Following up with the Octave mandolin updates.. In this latest video I’m takind a AAA grade quilted maple neck blank and cutting it and shaping it to a neck. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wioT-oYsQq0&t=25s

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A project in Maple #4: Much better day

09-25-2017 12:12 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Even got a few things done! Right after this morning’s Blog post, went to the shop. Had the panel to be raised.. Once that was done….started on the frames to hold the raised panels….Had some “leftovers” took those to the existing panels…..marked for length. Marked for width at 1-1/8” wide. Set up the resaw jig. Ran all four stiles through. Then ganged them up, after cutting a foot detail on one end.. #4 smooth plane was still out, u...

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A project in Maple #3: Another glue up, with problems

09-24-2017 02:47 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Thought I could get another glue up done….. Like before, I milled a few tenons. Shoulder cuts on the mitre box, cheek cuts on the bandsaw. That shoulder plane helped tune a couple tenons… Got out the old mortise jig….It was set up for these 3/4” thick rails. Chopped the center mortises in the rails…stiles are 4/4 thick, had to re-adjust the jig…..to chop a few mortises… BTW, Dog holes are an excellent way to keep chisels from rolling of...

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Making pistol crossbow

09-21-2017 05:57 PM by Viking Carpenter | 1 comment »

Made this pistol crossbow out of mahagony.View on YouTube

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A project in Maple #1: start ups

09-21-2017 01:02 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Still had a stack of Maple “scraps” sitting around, needed a project to use them up on…...maybe a small blanket chest? Let’s see… This is most of the wood supply….I also went and bought a 1×4 x 8’ Maple plank, as I might need a few pieces to cover ..oops items…. I had this glued up panel from Charles Neil….and there was a 5/4 slab in the stack.. It did have a crack that finally gave way. Not sure why it was stained, eith...

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