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Road Grader #3: Blade assembly

02-02-2017 04:23 AM by Pjonesy | 13 comments »

Only slow progress lately with holidays and weekends away etc. etc.Any way I have almost completed the blade assembly, I am building everything in the same order as per Gatto plans.The blade is actually made up of 8 sections an inch and a half long, this makes a blade with a total length of 12 inches.I made the blade out of a native NZ timber called Rimu. The long dark dowels are walnut, made with my router, see my blog on this to see how I did it. Most of the other timber is American Cherry....

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• Hepplewhite Stand #8: Completed Legs and Drawbore Pins

01-30-2017 03:23 PM by Ron Aylor | 6 comments »

 Although the drawknife quickly removed the waste along the tapers, the surface was left rough. Using a 1-1/2” chisel (honed to a 25° bevel) I pared the tapers to a flat surface, getting as close to the knife wall as I felt comfortable.  After paring with the chisel, I set a block plane for a thin shaving and planed along the tapers, getting closer and closer, until the knife wall disappeared.  Remember that nasty knot I discovered while ripping the leg pieces? Well … this was the best ...

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Musical Instruments #7: The Resonators and completion

01-29-2017 02:56 PM by johnstoneb | 4 comments »

I put the final tune on the resonators. This took a little while and a lot of miles. Temperature plays a lot in the tune of this instrument. We have had an unusually cool winter I kept the resonators in the house and carried each to the shop sanded a little then walked back in the house checked the tune then repeated. This kept the tube close to room temperature but required about 3 trips per for each resonator time 37 is a lot of trips. Everything is within 3 cents so were good to go. ...

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Building a box from scrap wood and upcycled bamboo

01-27-2017 12:36 AM by BenhamDesign | 1 comment »

This is an overview post of how I went about building this box. You can read a more indepth article on my blog Building a box from scrap wood and upcycled bamboo Or watch it be built on Youtube To start I gather up all the small cut offs of 8/4 wood I could find to make the legs. Ripped them to approximate length on my band saw and jointed them square. Cut to length at the table saw using a stop on the miter gauge For a quick and easy joint between the legs and sides I used the...

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Maple and Cherry Box #9: What I Learned and Wrapping Everything Up

01-22-2017 07:42 PM by Cheapguy82 | 3 comments »

I tried a handful of new things and learned a lot, building this box. I did some things well and some not so much… Some things that went poorly were due to my lack of equipment…and PATIENCE to properly check and double check that the equipment I had to work with was set up as precisely as possible before making any final cuts. Other things went poorly because I’m inexperienced and/or a bit uncomfortable with some tools. Full disclosure – routers make me nervous. So far, I’ve been abl...

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Maple and Cherry Box #8: 'Crossing the Finish Line'

01-22-2017 07:31 PM by Cheapguy82 | 1 comment »

This was my first time using tung oil. I watched a couple videos on youtube about it just to be sure that I wasn’t going to mess something up after reading the instructions on the can. It was really easy and I really like the results a heck of a lot. I waited 48 hours to do anything with it. After that, I suppose that the wood expanded a bit from absorbing the oil. Maybe I’m imagining things, though, but I had to do some sanding on the lid in order to have the lid fit like it did before I ...

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• Hepplewhite Stand #7: Tapering the Legs

01-21-2017 12:33 AM by Ron Aylor | 1 comment »

 With the tenons cut and fitted to their respective mortises, it’s time to taper the legs.  I want the legs to taper down from 1-1/2” to 1-1/8” starting about 5” from the top. I marked an 1-1/8” square at the bottom of each leg.   By the time I marked all the legs it started to turn dark … a storm was blowing in …  ... and the shop quickly became as black as the inside of a cat! ... better call it a night!  After a good night’s rain, I finished defining the 1-1/8” s...

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Maple and Cherry Box #7: Fixes, Finger Joints, Sanding, and Finishing Prep

01-16-2017 05:30 PM by Cheapguy82 | 2 comments »

I’ve been sick for about a week, so I was unable to do anything with this project so for those of you who are following along and looking forward to my next entry, my apologies for the delay. All of the repairs set up pretty well and are stable. I tried making a paste with sawdust and glue for the repairs to the maple (in each of the four corners, where my router bit went too deep), but the color isn’t right. They’re stable, and the box is for me, so it’s ok. I think part of the issue with...

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• Hepplewhite Stand #6: Frame Members Sized for Tenons

01-16-2017 05:26 PM by Ron Aylor | 1 comment »

What crazy weather we’ve been having in Atlanta. One week there’s ice all over everything with temperatures in the teens, and the next week we are all running around in shorts enjoying temperatures in the 70s. It’s a wonder we’re not all in the hospital! Taking advantage of the warm days, I decided to put in a few hours cutting the frame members to size and forming the tenons. First, I ripped the front, sides and back to the required 4-1/2” width.  After jointing th...

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Hoosier restoration #1: A Hoosier Cabinet from the 1920' or 1930's needs some restoration.

01-10-2017 03:55 PM by makeBrooklyn | 2 comments »

In our kitchen is an antique hoosier cabinet in need of some serious restoration. I know the antique purists will say don’t touch it, it’s worth much more with the original everything even if it is falling apart but the cabinet is not an investment so much as a place to keep our corn flakes and bread. The Front of the cabinet and drawers seem to be mostly ok. There is a bit of cracking near the end grain on the top of a couple of the face boards but they seem to be stable now...

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