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Stepback Cupboard in Pine #3: side panels worked on

02-25-2018 03:28 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Got both panels done, for now….one of the rare days I could spend an afternoon IN the shop.. Once I figured which face goes to which face, I stacked the two panels together, clamped them up. Then used the saw /router guide to square both ends. Then, since the panels were still clamped up, I jointed the edges… Had to use the jack plane on a couple knotty spots, then the big guy could finish up.. Less time hauling the 10 pounder around, that way. Left the panels cl...

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Stepback Cupboard in Pine #2: Second Panel done, and a clean up..

02-24-2018 02:36 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Second panel was glued up…. Used the old jointer again….This time around, the clamps were a bit different. Started with the middle clamp. Got all three boards in the same “plane” and made sure they stayed put. then worked my way towards the ends….the cauls were doubled up….Less marks in the good wood. Far end used a pair of Visegrip Finger clamps to hold the pair…got a little crowded. Good thing the clamp was already tightened down...

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Stepback Cupboard in Pine #1: A start up

02-22-2018 02:36 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Ok, seems I did so well making the last one out of Ash…now my Daughter wants one….and, since she usually PAINTS ( grrrrrr) her furniture items…..hers will get made from Pine….then I’ll hand her a brush…. There was a few design changes, as well…..the raised panel door on the lower cabinet? No longer there, open shelves (2) with a face frame around them. I still get to build the two drawers, though. upper cabinet will stay the same…..fo...

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Sauce's adventures in woodworking #3: Harbor freight clamp retrofit

02-18-2018 08:00 AM by SauceMan | 4 comments »

Hey, This one goes out to Paul Sellers… He says he uses cheapo clamps that he strengthens by adding a piece of wood inside to make them sturdier. So I bought 10 HF clamps for $130, and tried it for myself… Here you can see how easily these clamps bow and flex. In both cases I put very little pressure… So I cut some long pieces of wood and cut a slot into then for the protruding notches on the aluminum. I used oak and hard maple because I had scraps of bo...

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #32: Brass violin crack clamps

02-13-2018 02:06 AM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

This is my violin posing with a set of violin crack clamps that I made with brass rod and plastic cut from a 1/2 inch thick cutting board. These function like flexible, light-duty bar clamps. I’ll meed to make another, smaller set since many of the instruments I repair are fractional sizes. Oh, no! Not more clamps!

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Shop stuff #116: Modding pipe clamps with built in cauls.

02-11-2018 02:42 AM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

When doing glue ups, it’s always hard to manipulate the clamp, plus the cauls, plus keep everything aligned. This helps with that if you work in a shop alone. I made them a bit wider too so it helps the clamp with stability when on a bench too. An easy project from pieces I had around the shop. View on YouTube

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #31: Brass F-hole cleat clamps

02-09-2018 11:37 PM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

Who doesn’t love clamps? I made these 5 light duty clamps so that I wouldn’t have to buy them. You can get the comercial variety for $16-$20 each plus shipping. Mine came in at about $5 each. I made them from 5/32” brass rod, 10-24 threaded rod, nuts, a 6mm t coupling for air lines, and some JB Weld to put it all together. The cleats involved are very very small, designed to simply bridge a crack which has already been glued together in order to add some strength to the mend...

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Feeble Attempts at Humor #9: Collective for clamps

02-06-2018 12:42 AM by Dave Rutan | 9 comments »

A fleet of ships, a bouquet of flowers, a chain of mountains; I propose that the collective noun for a bunch of clamps should be called an “insufficiency of clamps.”

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A Stepback Cupboard build #13: Build a door?

01-28-2018 01:21 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Not sure IF this is the hard way, or the easy way, to build a door….About 11:00 am started down to the shop…going to be a LONG day.Got the panel out of the clamps..wasn’t too bad, really…..set up to square the ends. Little 6” circular saw to make the cuts…..then tried to flatten the faces of the panel a little bit better.. Meh…work in progress, was also trying to decide which face looked the best…..coin flip?Set up one other power tool.. ...

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A Stepback Cupboard build #12: Bookcase needs a door

01-27-2018 03:30 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Well, I snuck back down to the shop later that night…..fought with the bandsaw to rip a few boards.. Plan was to rip two stiles, and two rails, to build a frame to house a raised panel door…..1/2” blade was duller than…. Threw it away, the only sharp blade left in the shop was a 1/4” wide one. Somehow managed to rip the four pieces to width….the two in the picture are the rails. Wavy as an old county road. Had to use a jointer plane to level ...

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