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• Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #8: The Kneeling Platform

04-10-2017 12:36 PM by Ron Aylor | 7 comments »

The Kneeling Platform –  The kneeling platform was proving to be something of a challenge. Thus far, I have simply copied the look of the original desk on frame. In adding the kneeling platform, I did not want to stray too far from the William & Mary style. After a great deal of thought, I finally decided on the following.  The perimeter of the platform will have the same 3/4 inch half-round as the transition between the frame and desk. I decided to have the platform more narrow tha...

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Diy rip tenon saw

04-06-2017 10:55 PM by Daniel Solowiej | 8 comments »

Exclusively with hand tools, I made this rip tenon saw, using the blade of a cheap back saw, but that had a good steel. It took me about 5 hours to make the slot in the brass by hand, but it was worth the effort.Using the turning saw for the handle was a real pleasure, that kind of saw is wonderful and very fast. If you can, make one, you will enjoy it like me!. I use it with a band saw blade cutout. You can see the two videos I did about it :) Cutting the steel with the proper sciss...

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• Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #7: All the Single Pieces

04-04-2017 11:28 AM by Ron Aylor | 2 comments »

All the Single Pieces - Wuh uh oh uh uh oh … ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪  All the single pieces … ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫  ... all the single pieces … ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫  ... now that I’m done channeling my inner Beyonce, perhaps it’s time to get back to sticking the frame members and start some assembly! After considerable thought as to the design of the kneeling platform, I have completely changed the sticking profile on the frame members. I have decided on 1/16 x 7/16 inch rebates in from the corners, wi...

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• Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #6: Slight Detour

03-25-2017 11:52 PM by Ron Aylor | 5 comments »

Slight Detour –  I decided to take a slight detour from sticking the frame members, as I’m still trying to work out the details of the kneeling platform. So, as the frame sits in the sun for a bit …  ... I get started on the transition pieces between the frame and desk. I have decided not to put a full top on the frame, but instead to fashion a picture frame  of sorts to secure the desk … something kind of like this …              I start off by ripping some 2-1/...

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Part 1: The need for a new, cheap bench

03-20-2017 10:10 PM by RobDubs | 0 comments »

It’s been about 6 months since I purchased a bench from a discount tool store, and I am in desperate need of something else. The bench is cheaply made, and even for having glued the joints prior to assembly, there is too much sway and movement for hand tool work. The included wooden vise is falling apart, and the wood is cracking. Yesterday, I started to build out a new bench, constructed of Douglas Fir 2×4’s. At less than $3 a board, I couldn’t beat the price. I w...

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• Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #5: Hollows and Rounds

03-19-2017 11:24 PM by Ron Aylor | 9 comments »

Hollows and Rounds –  I have not had much shop time over the last couple of weeks. Actually I have had no shop time … I’ve been down with the flu! I traveled to Maryland two weeks ago and must have pick up the bug at the airport. I’m thankful I got a flu shot at the end of last year … no telling where I’d be had I not. But at any rate … I’m now back amongst the living! As I mentioned earlier, the horizontal frame members of Lynnsay’s Prie ...

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• Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #4: Mortise and Tenon Joints

03-04-2017 12:46 AM by Ron Aylor | 7 comments »

Mortise and Tenon Joints –  I’ve spent the last couple of days in the shop laying out mortises …  ... and cutting tenons.  The visible part of the frame is of 7/4 stock. That part of the frame under the kneeling platform will be constructed using 3/4 inch stock. I will work on those mortise and tenon joints later. So, with the visible members of the frame completed …   ... it is time to step into an area of woodworking that, to be honest, I have not had much practice. ...

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• Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #3: Rip Saw Tune-up and Frame Members

02-26-2017 12:59 AM by Ron Aylor | 4 comments »

Rip Saw Tune-up and Frame Members –  I finished turning the legs a couple of days ago. I think they turned out quite nicely. If not viewed directly side by side they seem to match well enough. Not bad for a spring pole lathe!  Given the frame members are coming from the same 7/4 cherry board that I took the four turning blanks and the four legs of my Hepplewhite Stand ... I thought perhaps it was time to give my rip saw a little tune-up. I made a few passes with my shop made saw jointer...

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The coffee table

02-22-2017 02:48 PM by RobDubs | 6 comments »

Traditional joinery inspired by the work of Roy Underhill and Paul Sellers. My first “real” project. Hand cut mortise and tenon. Narex motise chisels and Veritas carcass saws used.

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• Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #2: Replication in a Cold Dark Shop

02-18-2017 10:14 PM by Ron Aylor | 10 comments »

Replication in a Cold Dark Shop –  Looks like it’s going to be another cold rainy day in Lilburn …  ... well, not too cold. It’s 50° in the shop and I thought, Replication in a Moderately Cool Dark Shop, was too wordy a title.  But at any rate, with one leg complete it was time to start making copies. I decided to spend a bit more time rounding out the next leg on the bench, which I hoped would make less work at the lathe.  But wait! Looks like I was a bit over zealous...

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