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Standing Desk of Cherry #3: Back leg work, a glue up or two..

06-30-2017 11:52 AM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

Ok, Dungeon Shop is kind of a stuffy place to work, no air movement, unless you count me walking around. Got a few “helpers” set up.. Had an empty bottle I could refill with water.. Set up a fan to get things cooler…..around where I will be working.. Mainly sitting on this. I had a couple extra long pipe clamps in the shop…too long. Tried to cut them down from 6’ to 4’....pipe cutter broke. Hey, we have those hacksaws just hanging around. G...

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Pine Pantry Cupboard #8: One door done..

06-23-2017 12:36 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

And one to go. Last weekend, I was away from the shop for a while. Had some tools to rehab. I went and got a few supplies for this Pantry Project. Turned out I needed a couple more items, more on that later. Ok, plan was to rip one of the 1×10s right down the middle. Not enough room in the shop….6’ board…cut it down to 5’1”.....much better. Bandsaw to do the rip. Needed to cut another 1×10 to that 61” length. Joint an edge, appl...

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #23: Violin Crack Clamp

06-21-2017 09:19 PM by Dave Rutan | 5 comments »

Last week I found a violin in the bone pile that looks like it’s trying to crack in half lengthwise. Not having any appropriate clamp to hold such a thing together for gluing, I put my mind to it and came up with this clamp. I made it out of 3/4 inch mahogany, using two pieces on each side. I did that so that I could easily create the groove on the inside of the curved parts to engage the lip on the edge of the violin. The groove is shallow so the clamp body won’t press...

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Shop stuff #96: Easy Clamp Rack

06-06-2017 09:43 PM by JimDaddyO | 3 comments »

A short video this week. Continuing to organise the shop, I finally get around to replacing the old clamp rack. Made at little expense from cut offs and left overs it is an easy build that works quite well and can be altered to suit. View on YouTube

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Pine Pantry Cupboard #6: Shelves done, back is started

06-02-2017 04:29 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, got all the shelves done.. even after having to fix a couple.. Shelf #2 and #3 needed adjusted a bit….right sides were a bit lower than the left, and #3 was the worst. Errors tend to add up faster than the IRS. Once the fix was done, I added cleats for shelf #4 and #5…..that was the easy part. I used a box of Mash Potato Mix to set the heights of the cleats, and a framing square to to the cleats level front to back. Today, I had to clear off the bench.. Added a...

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Pine Pantry Cupboard #3: Face frame, and a little assembly

05-28-2017 04:44 AM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

See IF I can get caught up here… Top of the face frame while clamped up…..someday, I will have shorter clamps…Hard hat area! Test fit the top webframe, as well.. Down at the bottom, I did find a few shorter clamps….bottom webframe sitting there, out of the way…. Now the cussing can begin. One man shop, with barely enough room for my fat body…...and I am dancing around with this “thing” that is an inch taller than I am, and over ...

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Pine Pantry Cupboard #2: Webframes....

05-24-2017 07:33 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, part 2. Those 1xs with the sawn edges, they were smoothed out and jointed this morning….made a bit of a mess on the floor.. Wanted to get the parts as close to matching each other as i could. Laid out for some tenons to be cut on the ends of the short parts.. Again, I wanted all of these to match each other. Set up a jig on the bandsaw, and then reset for the rest of the cuts. That “thing” sitting beside the tenons? Is a mortise jig I use. Attached t...

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Commissioned #1: Live edge bench

05-23-2017 11:04 PM by usmcdeerhunter | 0 comments »

Got asked to build a live edge bench by someone at work. Still need to add a wedged through tenon cross beam and put some finish on it.

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Work shop #1: New shop

05-23-2017 10:58 PM by usmcdeerhunter | 8 comments »

Started to build a new workshop about a month ago.

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Pine Pantry Cupboard #1: start up

05-23-2017 10:27 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Well, been awhile. Rescued some old 2×4s from the backyard, cut out the bad parts, and then resaw the rest.Was a few boards, but not what I needed for this project. Seems the Boss wants a larger Pantry cupboard….. Trip to Menards for a few boards. 4 1 x 8 x 6', 3 1×4 x 6’, and a pair of 1×10s by 6’. atched up the 1×8s and glued them up into two panels.. These will be the sides of the cupboard. The two skinny boards used to be one of th...

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