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Shop stuff #130: Work on the shop finished.

07-16-2018 08:15 PM by JimDaddyO | 1 comment »

Picking up where we left off last time. I build a torsion top to replace the old table and make some improvements to the function of the mitre saw. It also gives me a place for some future drawers. Then I get everything put back in place and the shop functional again. View on YouTube

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Chest of Pine Drawers #8: Clamps are off, top is on...

07-13-2018 03:41 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

And the supply of lumber is gone….for now. Took the forest of clamps off, and stashed them out of the way, for now.. Pipe clamps…..may almost have enough, for now.. About half of the other clamps….the “F” style are all hanging up. Cleared the top of the bench. Had to look over both faces of the top panel….trying to decide on which would look better….then set the “good side” down onto the bench. Needed to add the corner bloc...

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Chest of Pine Drawers #7: A little assembly...

07-09-2018 04:06 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Well…the cussing wasn’t quite at Drill Instructor level…..more like Squid level…..I made sure that fan was hauled to the shop, this time… And set on “HIGH”...goal was to get the case up onto the empty bench. Slide the loose side off the frames. Figures, had to turn the case around, had one frame that wanted to stick….with the frames still sitting there, I could attach the kickers…with a spot of glue and a screw at each end. I th...

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Chest of Pine Drawers #6: Dry fits, top done, and other follies

07-08-2018 04:32 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Dry fit….meh….One frame needed a hammer to get into place…two frames needed the router ran, as the pins were lopsided…. Added a few clamps, to pull thing together a bit better.. Sides were trying to cup a bit…Let this set a day….while I did some figuring…. OK, today…hauled any and all clamps that were upstairs to the shop ( yardsale finds) and a few other goodies…Got the panel for the top of the case, cut to size….once al...

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Chest of Pine Drawers #5: Sides are done

07-05-2018 04:20 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Meandered back to the shop, yesterday….had a few things to mill up… Side #1 still had two of these sockets to do… While that light comes in handy to see lines..camera hates it…Set this side over in the leg vise.. I knew there was a reason that shelf stuck out a bit…set up the Wards #78… Scratch awl is to pick stuck shavings out….also had a scrap of 1/4” plywood handy..to check the depth of cut.. Thumb was getting a bit sore. On...

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Chest of Pine Drawers #4: Dovetail milling

07-04-2018 02:57 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Ok…went to the shop for a while….got a few things done, before I called it a day. Turned the stack of frames end for end..and plane the end smooth.. Used a #3 sized plane for that. Set the router up to better find the center of the stack… And ran that cut first, this time around..Then reset for two more passes.. One more reset to get the outside cuts.. Then set the stack aside for a while. Got both panels out of the clamps.. Set one aside, for now..have wo...

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Chest of Pine Drawers #3: Frames are done, 1/2 the dovetails, too

07-03-2018 02:51 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Mondays…got to love them….two Doctor visits, about 35 miles apart….the the Boss had a lunch date, then a trip to Wall E World….I had a new set of pills to get, and a box of screws…too hot to sit out in the BLACK van, anyway. Got home, took the new box of screws to the shop…looked around, found the almost full old box sitting in plain sight…gotta be Gremlins down here. Maybe it is them huge spiders? I worked for a while, before I remembered ...

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Chest of Pine Drawers #2: Mortise work

07-03-2018 02:27 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Ok, time for some sit-down work.. Cut-resistant gloves…to keep me from getting cut, by these things Set things up to chop a few mortises.. Why the backsaw? These mortises, being right on the ends, I use a little different way to chop them out.. I use the tenon that will go here, to lay things out… Backsaw to make an angled cut….I also “pull” the toe of the saw back a few times from the back corners.. Then a chisel to dig a hole at the far end&...

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Chest of Pine Drawers #1: Starting up

07-03-2018 01:59 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Ok..just can’t seem to sit around all day…gets boring. Daughter asked about building a smallish, 3 drawer Chest of Drawers for GrandBRAT #5…...so…Mean Old Grandpa gets to do the build. Trying to keep things rugged, but simple….9 yr olds are a bit rough on things. After being told that Menard’s was too far of a drive, and to go to Lowes…the Boss got sticker shocked….1×2 x 6’ that cost 3 times what a 1×2 x 8’ did &...

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Spring Bench #1: Building a bench around an 1800's wagon spring

06-30-2018 03:26 PM by Jim Jakosh | 16 comments »

My friend Leon Kytle in Idaho Falls gave me this old spring from a wagon seat from the 1800’s and asked me to design a bench around it and give him the plans so he could build one too around the other spring. I drew it up in Arizona with the bend up and down and decided it looked better with it bent down. I made us templates of the spring curve and gave him a drawing of how I was going to make it. But when I got home he called and said he thought the spring should be wider for stabil...

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