One down, four to go…Since I was in the area, I stopped at a Home Depot for a few boards…..At the prices they wanted, it will be just a few boards. I think I have enough to at least build three of the five drawers. So, did a bit of measuring, and a bit of crosscutting after I got home.. Wasn’t in the mood to use a handsaw, so this old, Vintage saw will have to do….went back upstairs for a while… Decided to at least test out a different “dovetail ...
So, I am getting close to drawer building time? Ok, decided a 2 hour tour today would be about all this old body could handle….Started to build the frame for the top….had a few things to “finesse” first. One end of the long rail was a bit too thick…..marked out where to remove the excess wood….bandsaw to remove the worst and a plane to smooth things out. The mitre cuts were a bit off, re-did those, and made sure the rails matched each other. I f...
And a frame for the top gets a start. Well, the other night, I snuck back down to the shop, meaning merely take the clamps off, and put the clamps away…...wound up doing a bit more. Once the clamps were off, I flipped the case onto it’s front. I used one pipe clamp to hold it onto the top of the bench. Didn’t want it to fall off onto the floor… Slapped the sheet of plywood in place, and marked out where to try the cuts at. Cordless circular saw was just...
Decided just to carry on, regardless of the camera “issues”. Had to clear things out a bit, so I could rotate the case. It is sitting on both the work bench, and the power tool bench. Needed a way to chop dovetail sockets, and being out in mid-air wasn’t going to work. One pipe clamp to keep things in place. Laid out some tools, to mark out the tails for the dovetail connection.. Combo square to mark a line 1/2” in from the end, then adjust to mark a lin...
Well, I got all the frames done. Was stacking them up to get them out of the way…..and found a couple without the predrilled mounting holes done….PITA to do when everything is glued up. Got the first side up on the bench, and started attaching web-frames, using a framing square to keep things lined up.. Soon enough, had all the frames installed.. Then the fun part, I needed to get this mess OFF my bench, the second side ON my bench, and then the first side set on top. ...
The jig for the router table for make the perfect wooden lattice. Click for view this Video - english subtitles included!
Mainly setting up jigs and stops..and more jigs. Had a lot of parts to make, and half of them had to look like this, on one end. The trick was how to get them all done…quickly.. This is what I needed to make…times 24. I had 12 short rails that needed a tenon on both ends. This one was done the old, slow way. Needed something a little bit faster, and..have them all match each other. I used the “prototype” to help set a couple stops on the mitre box.. mainly...
Plus a few other chores were started. Corner posts were hit with the stanley 45’s sash cutter.. First I needed to joint and edge, and flatten the sawn face. Then run the sash cutter a bit. Then some lay-out work I transferred rail locations from side #1 to these posts, I also found the angle to cut the bottom foot detail.. One was a hair off, took care of that later, time for a LOT of chisel work.. tools used, amongst of things. Square, a mallet, and a bandaid..Got...
The wife and I bought a vacation condo a few years ago and it came fully furnished with some dated furnishings. One of which was a metal table frame with a glass insert that was used as a night stand in the guest bedroom. We had the condo fully repainted recently and my wife brought the table frame home and painted it to match the wall color. She asked me if I could make a new top for the table and like any busy and extremely overworked husband I bowed up and shouted back at her . . . ...
After a few other items were taken care of. Got an early wake up call this morning. Seems one of the Shop Cats caught a small Black Bat. She even brought it upstairs to show off her catch….squeaking all the time….of course, the bat got away from her. Finally trapped the little critter under a broom. And with the help of the dust pan to hold the critter, I did a Catch & Release, right out the back door of the house. Last seen, the bat was flying west, as fast as it...
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