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Extremely Average #10: Horrible Dovetail Blunder

01-12-2010 04:17 AM by Ecocandle | 14 comments »

The population of Martelle Iowa is in the neighborhood of 350, so one could use the phrase thriving metropolis comfortably. We do not have door to door USPS delivery, which is a little bit of a bummer, but it does have a tremendous upside. The excitement I get when I hop in the care and drive all the way across town to check my post office box. It is almost like Festivus all year round, without the pole or ‘airing of grievances’. Actually I don’t care for mail, but last Thursday I mad...

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Chess pieces and board #3: Finishing Off Lathe

02-12-2014 04:59 PM by Luke | 0 comments »

I usually just finish the chess pieces one at a time. I wanted to be able to get a good smooth finish on them like you do on the lathe but still be able to turn another piece without having to wait for them to dry in between coats.This is what I came up with. I drilled a 1/4” hole into 3/4” dowel and inserted a 1/4” dowel to chuck in the drill. I drilled a 3/4” hole in the holder and used a round file to ream it out so there is enough play to let it spin freely. After ...

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Chess pieces and board #10: Chess board finished

07-29-2014 02:07 AM by Luke | 0 comments »

Check out the finished product here. Thanks for following along.

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Checkerboard Project #3: Squaring Up The Squares

12-02-2012 04:30 AM by Retsof | 0 comments »

It was a good day in the garage. I need a few more like this one to keep me on track to finish this project and a few others before Christmas Eve. First I cut the pieces for the base frame, box sides, and the drawer fronts out of White Ash). Because I’m going to attempt dovetail joints for the first time on the box sides, I cut the sides by hand and jointed the edges by hand to make sure they were perfectly matched. My playing surface was about a quarter of an inch ove...

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Chess pieces and board #6: Knights done, and all pieces so far

03-22-2014 10:33 PM by Luke | 1 comment »

I have finished with the knights. This took some doing. Mostly cuts in transverse directions on the scroll saw. Then hand carved, fluted, eyes drilled and all sanded to 600 grit. Several layers of finish with sanding between. Next stop the bishops!

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Checkerboard Project #4: Jiggidy Jig Day

12-03-2012 06:25 AM by Retsof | 1 comment »

I got side tracked and didn’t accomplish any of the goals that I set for today. The day wasn’t a total loss though. I made a batch of chili and I watched a few videos on dovetail joints and marked up my boards. I need to clear space on my bench to do the cutting, so that was my excuse for not starting on them until I finish gluing up the top. Out in the garage, I glued up a few more rows and while I was waiting for the glue to dry, I started thinking about the game pieces th...

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Chess pieces and board #4: Turning the Castle

02-16-2014 03:02 PM by Luke | 4 comments »

Here is a quick video of turning the Castle. Thanks for watching. http://youtu.be/UY_DCk-qAg8

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