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Maple Frame & Panel Box #7: Lid installed, handle options...

08-10-2018 10:57 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Before I left for the hospital stay…and knowing no stairs would be allowed….I brought the box and the lid up stairs. Lid had been sanded, front corners were cut round. Block plane to ease a few edges….then let it sit a while… Until that hole in the leg heals up, this is going to be my shop….working as I can…lid? Not much was done yesterday..once I got back home…was a tad “loopy”. Hinges are a small item I can do, today. Yep...

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Guitar Pedalboard Build

08-09-2018 12:51 AM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

I made this homemade guitar pedalboard to clean up the cables and effects pedals I have. This was a fun woodworking project that only took a few hours over the weekend to complete. I used sapele wood and dovetail joinery to make this board. I installed a power inlet and a couple of 1/4” jacks to help with cord and cable management. I used General finishes Arm-R-Seal for a durable finish and added a .250 rubber feet so the pedal board doesn’t slide around. Thanks for watching ht...

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Maple Frame & Panel Box #6: Assembled....and a forest of clamps

08-07-2018 02:48 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Ends came out of the clamps…..test fits….weren’t that great. Decided not to cut a groove across the ends, just a notch in the bottom panel will do. Had to use a bunch of clamps, to get this thing together….one corner wasn’t going to line up….either the groove was off, or the tongue was… This was just the start of the follies…needed to add a couple cauls, to pull the ends into square…. More clamps. one on each end..Then, no...

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Maple Frame & Panel Box #5: Ends are made

08-05-2018 02:18 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Well, first..the front and back frames came out of the clamps…..not quite perfectly matched…we have ways Clamped together, back to back. Ran the #3c plane around, until they are matched up.. Set these aside, for now. Have the four corner blocks for the end frames to do….cut them all to the final length on the mite box. Gang them up into the vise, and try to get them all the same size.. One of them was having “issues”. Had a bit of trouble with i...

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Maple Frame & Panel Box #4: Time for a little assembly?

08-04-2018 04:40 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Got both panels out of the clamps….needed to bevel the edges, to make them into Raised Panels… First, they needed trimmed and jointed, so they will fit into the frames….then a jig was made up So I could bevel the end grain ends first, and check for fit… Bevel extends about 3/4” back from the edge..once both ends were beveled, the the long grain edges were done.. Once both edges were done, and the frame for the back of the box was ready…glue and ...

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Shop Notes #21: Single Task Table Saw Sled

08-03-2018 11:32 PM by Steve | 1 comment »

I’ve built quite a few different table saw sleds over the years but been happy with only a few of them. At the moment, the one I use most is a large version based on one I saw in a magazine recently. It came out pretty square and has T-slots for hold downs, which can be handy at times. For precise work, though, I found it to be a bit cumbersome. I cut a lot of quarter inch tenons from 1” x 1/2” stock for my jewelry cabinet doors. There are two doors per cabinet, so 8 join...

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Big cabinet for the new home #6: Its done! Wrap up, "Once you go black......"

08-03-2018 04:51 PM by Lalen | 6 comments »

Spread over three months, this thing is finally done. Quite the adventure and I learned a lot. Just wanted to share some final in-use pictures and thank those who gave input. One bit of feedback early on led me to the change of the doors from 6 top to bottom to 12 with a small upper and a lower door. I also put 3 hinges on the lower door to ensure it is well supported over time. (middle one is off center so it won’t interfere with the shelf.) For those who expressed interest in ...

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Shaker Style Cupboard Using Only Hand Tools

07-25-2018 10:22 PM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

I made this shaker style country cupboard using only hand tools. It has been a while since i did some traditional woodworking and wanted to improve my hand tool skills.This is also the first big project with my new workbench and was a good way to put it through it’s paces. This was a fun project and it gave me the opportunity to make a lot of different joinery (and gave me a good work out). Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnlrl-T2diY&t=1s

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Chest of Pine Drawers #15: Last drawer done, and a PIP

07-22-2018 02:59 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Board was brought to the shop, yesterday… Two cuts were needed to be done, to get this done to size… Once those were done, and the back set aside for a bit….I knocked the other three parts back apart, had grooves to mill for the drawer’s bottom to go into… Since these were the last of the grooves I needed milled, I could do something different for the dados Made a new jig…..set up the Stanley 45 as a dado plane.. Turns out that a #18 cutter...

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Chest of Pine Drawers #14: Last of the dovetails are done

07-21-2018 03:09 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Still need to buy a board for the back of the drawer. Needed to clear off the bench, first.. The shavings are from sizing the front of the drawer. Still needed a couple more “swipes” for the final fit..laterEven cleaned the floor, BEFORE I got started….still had to clean it a few more times. Got moving around just after 2pm in the shop. First, the drawer front needed a groove milled. Benchdog at one end.. A jig to keep the board from sliding around...

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