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Simple box to hold candy #2: Grooves, panels, and a glue up...

07-17-2017 02:35 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Woke up this morning, decided to work on the Stanley 45…...decided to just hone the cutter that was in it. Needed to reset the fence. And build a jig.. One groove needed to be 1/4” in from the edge. Jig #1 was built to hold the shorter ends in place.. Long piece to keep thing still,shorter blocks clamp the part in place.. Takes a while…I do one edge, rotate the part 180 degrees.. And do the second groove.. once I had the two shorter end pieces grooved, I h...

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Simple box to hold candy #1: Joinery

07-15-2017 11:05 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Had a request to build a little box to hold/hide candy in….I had a plank planed down to about 7/16” thick..or so. 6” wide. Has a bit of figure to it.. Needed to get five parts out of it..Mitre saw to cut them out.. You were expecting a motor? Ok, the 5 parts needed.. A panel for the lid, an end a front and back and another end. Got out the usual suspects.. I use one combo square to set depths, another to do a knife line across. The mortise chisel is to ...

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Shop Organization - Or Lack Of

07-10-2017 08:04 AM by Cathie Zimmerman | 11 comments »

About a year and a half ago I retired as a director of public safety. I’d served in the industry for 17 years and was ready for something different. I was absolutely ecstatic that my wife supported me retiring “early.” So, I leapt head first into the rabbit hole of this new hobby of mind: woodworking. Little by little I’ve found fantastic deals on the tools I needed (ok wanted lol). I can proudly say I have just about every power tool one could save up for. They are...

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Standing Desk of Cherry #7: Dovetails, just dovetails

07-09-2017 04:38 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Have four corners to do. Gave a hint in the last blog… This is Corner #1…..maple doesn’t like saws any more than Cherry does, it appears. I usually do pins first on these through dovetails.. Handsaw to cut, just an old Disston No. 4….. Then some chisel work.. I chop in from one face of the board, leaving a tab for support, then flip the board over… Chop out the waste.. Once they look good, I use these pins, and a sharp pencil, to trace out wh...

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Standing Desk of Cherry #5: Assembly time

07-04-2017 04:22 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Ok, got side #2 out of the clamps….needed a few things down… Bead work was done on the outside corner of the last leg…the one I forgot to do. Was a bit trickier to do it now..first was sitting on the bench,,,,second one? Amazing what a shop stool can do…Next was more pins.. Drill a hole, drive a pin with a spot of glue. coping saw to trim, planes to smooth things out.. Since I had the cross stretcher cut to size, I used it to lay out a socket or two…...

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Tool Trek #2: Rockwell 28-3x0 Bandsaw w/3 phase motor

07-03-2017 04:34 PM by magaoitin | 0 comments »

The next auction purchase I made was a Rockwell 28-3X0 20” wood and nonferrous metal bandsaw. The X stands for X-Treme…no, no it doesn’t. I have read that the X series was specifically sold to government agencies, school districts, and technical colleges. And obviously that applies to this saw. There are stickers for a local School District and a Technical college.Nearly every auction I have purchased a major tool from in the last 18 months has been done sight unseen through on...

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Standing Desk of Cherry #3: Back leg work, a glue up or two..

06-30-2017 11:52 AM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

Ok, Dungeon Shop is kind of a stuffy place to work, no air movement, unless you count me walking around. Got a few “helpers” set up.. Had an empty bottle I could refill with water.. Set up a fan to get things cooler…..around where I will be working.. Mainly sitting on this. I had a couple extra long pipe clamps in the shop…too long. Tried to cut them down from 6’ to 4’....pipe cutter broke. Hey, we have those hacksaws just hanging around. G...

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Standing Desk of Cherry #2: Leg work..

06-29-2017 12:29 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, lunch is over….spent the afternoon doing mortises to match the tenons.. The “Usual Suspects” were found hiding in plain sight.. At least they won’t roll off onto the floor. Clamped a leg blank to the bench, marked out where the mortise was needed. Chisels to chop it out… Dry fit. I trimmed a little off the end of the tenon, too. Rotate the blank 90 degrees, chop out the next mortise, and do another dry fit… Again, trim a little off...

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Standing Desk of Cherry #1: Start up

06-29-2017 12:08 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Well ths may be a long blog, or just a teaser…Brought home a stack of “Good” lumber from a recent Road Trip. Helpped clean out a friend’s scrap pile.. Thinking this stack is mostly Cherry, Well, there was a 6/4 slab in there, somewhere. Did a bit of resaw work on the bandsaw.. Blade wanted to wander around a bit,,we have ways.. In fact, I used three planes. Each set a little differently. Jumbo Jack was set very coarse, the 0-7 not so much, then ...

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Pine Pantry Cupboard #9: Door #2 installed...

06-24-2017 01:34 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Ok, door panel came out of the clamps today. I hauled it up to the Pantry to make sure it will fit. needed to trim one end a bit, and rip about 7/8” off one edge. Set things up to remove all the bandsaw markings.. Used both of these jointers.. To get the edges straight and saw mark free. Used a small plane to do the glue line leveling And got the panel set just right to make a lip on the correct edge.. Just a plough plane….Stanley No. 45 Once I got the spur o...

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