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Maple Chest of Drawers #3: Stiles,aka corner posts

07-28-2017 12:00 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, earlier, I had resawn a 4/4 plank into four “posts” ......not the best looking ones on the block…lots of saw marks, and wavy cut lines. I used these items to correct a few things….the metal yard stick is a Tinner’s Rule. Nice if you made tin cans for a living. Calls out every size needed to make whatever container you’d need….also makes a nice straightedge.. Has more waves than the Navy….the other edge was quite as bad.. Ther...

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Maple Chest of Drawers #2: Rails and things

07-27-2017 11:33 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Still playing catch-up…...rails.. First, needed to plane away the saw marks, and get them all about the same size.. As it turned out, the plank the main rails came from, was almost a 1/16” thicker than the stiles. Back into the vise they went. The Stanley No.4c was able to remove the unwanted stuff, fairly easily. And no tear out, even across a knot.. The top rail will wait for a bit. The bottom rail will need a single groove milled, the other three main rails ge...

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Simple box to hold candy #3: Lid is cut...grooves and such

07-18-2017 04:38 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Well, I had gone out to buy a few supplies for the shop, Monday…. And, I finally found the parts for the Langdon Mitre Box’s stock holders…. Figured I could just slip down to the shop, and at least install them….something was calling … The box wanted out of the clamps….took a while to remove all of them… Looking like something the cat dragged in…top wasn’t much better.. Well, since I did buy a new 80grit belt for the sander&...

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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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Standing Desk of Cherry #8: glue ups, and some lid work

07-10-2017 09:34 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Took a while, was fighting things like it was a Monday….Grooves were made…..but needed adjusted.. Tried the 1/4” cutter….skates on the plane wouldn’t close up enough…..will fix at a later date. I put a slightly wider cutter in. Was a bit rough to recut some of the grooves. Got all four done. Needed to plane the poplar panels down a bit….they were sawn Riff….meaning one edge was thicker than the other… At least Poplar is easy t...

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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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Making The Very Small Wood Hinge III

07-09-2017 04:26 PM by Dan | 5 comments »

Latest refinements on my small hinge making process. First, an upgrade on my router sled which allows better control and smoother sliding with excellent accuracy. That Ridgid router in the picture is still going strong after years of heavy use. Set up to plane maple hinge halves to 1/8”. I want to cut down the time it takes to make these so I need to develop standard procedures with detail. So, after planing they are cut to identical lengths and widths. When I am trimming thes...

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Standing Desk of Cherry #6: Road trip,and a glue up

07-07-2017 08:40 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Reached the point I needed a Planer…..no way am I hand planing 5/4 down to 3/4”.....Have a friend that has my old Delta 12” planer….soooo, load up the van… And head out on the road….hang a left at the old Family Cemetery site.. Corner of the old 1822 Homestead. They later built one of the first Methodist Churches in the area.. This was the site of Olive Chapel. They long since moved into town. About 2 miles from here, pull into the fellow ...

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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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Standing Desk of Cherry #4: More leg work, glue ups, dry fits...

07-02-2017 01:13 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

trying to get something done….had too many irons in the fire, bound to forget something…. Cross stretcher has been planed smooth, and a bead cut on all four corners. Bought a set of carving knives, just to clean the beads up. I removed the glued up side from the clamps, decided to “pin” the joints. Drilled a few holes.. A little glue into the hole, and drive a dowel through.. Coping saw to trim the excess dowel, block plane to smooth things out. Se...

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