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Maple Chest of Drawers #14: More drawers....almost done

08-22-2017 02:39 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Well, I was only going to go to the shop, to remove those three pipe clamps…...Yeah…right…Monday, or no Monday…things were going to get done…. Pipe clamps came off….wrestled with the drawer for awhile….Walnut strips were added, and the two knobs installed…drawer is back in some clamps.. Just slightly different ones. Got the Drawer #2 all cleaned up, since those clamps came off of it….and stashed it in the case.. Which left Draw...

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Maple Chest of Drawers #13: More drawer, and other follies...

08-21-2017 01:19 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Again, more of a catching up…. Decided to try to add the plywood back to the case…..on a Monday? Usual stuff went on… I was just going to get a measurement on what size of a panel I needed to cut out of the 4’ x 4’ panel….was.. One thing led to another,,,,,had to lay the panel ON the dinning room table to mark out two lines needing cut….wound up outside on the patio, using a roll-around cooler as a bench, to saw the panel out….grrrrr ...

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #28: Violin and Cello Stick Clamps

08-20-2017 01:50 AM by Dave Rutan | 1 comment »

I have a project coming up, so I’m gearing up beforehand. I have a cello to repair in a fairly major way. The larger clamps are for the cello, though they may be long enough for a double bass, or at least not a full size one. The smaller clamps are meant for violins, though they may even fit on a viola. The sticks are 1/4” dowels and the heads are mahagony. There is a slight chance the heads might come off even though they are glued, so I may pin them before use. The cla...

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Maple Chest of Drawers #12: Drawer Wars

08-16-2017 04:01 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Always seem to be a fight during the first drawer build…..if it has been a while between builds… Ok, more of a catch up on how things are going….both on the thumb, and the project X-rays this morning show thumb has healed….been in the splint a bit too long….NOW I get to loosen it up to where it will bend like new, again….to do that, it was back to the shop today.. Ok, Drawers: Laid out a few drawer fronts… These were the “easy ones...

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Shop stuff #101: Monster Computer Base Pt 2

08-16-2017 12:51 AM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Well, with a new sheet of (not Chinese) plywood, I get serious about getting this thing together. Nothing like taking a simple box and making it complicated. Everything fit well and square and the glue up was relatively uneventful. Next time, we start the finish. View on YouTube

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Maple Chest of Drawers #11: Top is done..

08-10-2017 02:34 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

With a surprise ending, too….Got bored, decided to try the plank for the top…4/4×13-1/8” x 49” long…..heavier than it looked, awkward going down the steps to the shop…. After cutting off a chunk to get to a length for the case…..I thought I could not only flatten the slab out a bit, but get it close to 3/4” thick…...wasn’t happening on the thickness part, but I at least got it almost flat.. Width-wise, was too narrow. Wal...

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Maple Chest of Drawers #10: Face frame follies

08-08-2017 06:12 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Sunday was a Road Trip….thought I would try Monday to do a little work in the shop.. Got three parts for face frame rails dovetailed. Needed to run the jointer over them to get them all to match each other…Fighting clamps while doing this, is not fun… Thought I’d get a bit fancy with the wider top rail…. But, when I went the chop out the matching pins….they merely broke off….Grrrr Tried the sockets for the main rails.. Which meant lif...

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Maple Chest of Drawers #8: Another glue up, and some web frames

08-03-2017 07:14 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Ok, this one will be a long-winded one….I managed to get the second side all glued up.. Took the clamps off this morning,,,,might need them later.Set up a saw on the bench.. As I needed a few parts cut up, to make web-frames… Extra hand to hold while I saw. Needed 10 pieces @ 3/4×2 x 24” ( the 2” is about 1-1/2”) Set these aside, needed 10 pc. @ 11-1/4” long, and a a bunch of 3/4×3/4 kicker stock.. These two were fine as is.. ...

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Maple Chest of Drawers #7: Panels, a glue up, mortises...busy day..

08-02-2017 02:39 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

had a couple Honey-do items to do, then down to the shop…got the rest of the raised panels done, and one other fixed. It needed a back bevel to fit the grooves better.. Same as the other day. Stashed these with their rails…parts for Side #1? Well since the bench was cleaned off, might as well try a glue up… Applying all those clamps and parts into a solid pile…..with a busted thumb…..makes me dread the next one…Laid out the parts for Side #2,,,...

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Maple Chest of Drawers #4: Stile number two

07-28-2017 02:38 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Finally caught up…..I wanted to at least get Stile number 2 done…..or close to it, before the thumb called a halt. This one did have a decent edge, just needed the saw marks removed.. But,,,the other edge needed a lot of work, which made a lot of shavings. I tried to use the Stanley No.8 , could not get a decent grip on it. Went with the 0-7 again. The good edge barely needed any work.. So I decided to use that for the groove. Tried it while still in the crochet...

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