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Maple Chest of Drawers #9: Case work, finally

08-06-2017 02:54 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Right after Lunch, today..snuck down to the shop…intending to at least get the last two web-frames done… First one had a problem… Should hold it flat, until the glue dries. As for the LAST frame.. Finally done with building frames. This one will be the bottom frame. The two kickers are not to keep drawers from tipping, these two back up the bottom face frame piece. keeps toes from kicking things out of place… Got the two side panels gathered up̷...

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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 #5: Feeling groovy...

07-29-2017 03:05 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

And a few other things…..worked in the shop for two sessions…..about 2-3 hours worth…Was trying to get the last two stiles S4S…...Jointer plane was taking a bit too long….hogged the worst off with the bandsaw, then used the planes to finish things up. Had one good edge on each, decided I could add a groove.. I tried to use the Crochet and leg vise…..found out this way was a better better….Made a lot of these.. “Noodles”? Got both ...

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Maple Chest of Drawers #3: Stiles,aka corner posts

07-28-2017 12:00 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, earlier, I had resawn a 4/4 plank into four “posts” ......not the best looking ones on the block…lots of saw marks, and wavy cut lines. I used these items to correct a few things….the metal yard stick is a Tinner’s Rule. Nice if you made tin cans for a living. Calls out every size needed to make whatever container you’d need….also makes a nice straightedge.. Has more waves than the Navy….the other edge was quite as bad.. Ther...

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Simple box to hold candy #4: Lid fixed, and fitted...PIP?

07-19-2017 01:54 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

At least until the BLO cures. Then the hinges and a latch get installed Rather a thin fix, but seems to work, also used the same wood to fill in the square holes where the grooves came through,,a look from above? Maybe a look at the end? Showing how the “patch” looks And.maybe a “front” view.. Maybe…trying to decide on which face will be the front…. Or maybe this one? I also gave the box a second coat of BLO, the first was just soaki...

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Simple box to hold candy #2: Grooves, panels, and a glue up...

07-17-2017 02:35 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Woke up this morning, decided to work on the Stanley 45…...decided to just hone the cutter that was in it. Needed to reset the fence. And build a jig.. One groove needed to be 1/4” in from the edge. Jig #1 was built to hold the shorter ends in place.. Long piece to keep thing still,shorter blocks clamp the part in place.. Takes a while…I do one edge, rotate the part 180 degrees.. And do the second groove.. once I had the two shorter end pieces grooved, I h...

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Simple box to hold candy #1: Joinery

07-15-2017 11:05 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Had a request to build a little box to hold/hide candy in….I had a plank planed down to about 7/16” thick..or so. 6” wide. Has a bit of figure to it.. Needed to get five parts out of it..Mitre saw to cut them out.. You were expecting a motor? Ok, the 5 parts needed.. A panel for the lid, an end a front and back and another end. Got out the usual suspects.. I use one combo square to set depths, another to do a knife line across. The mortise chisel is to ...

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Getting Back to My Passion for Woodworking #2: Apprenticeship #1

07-15-2017 05:55 AM by Duff | 2 comments »

I started working as a apprentice for Richard at Nautilus Woodworks in Riviera Beach, Florida after working at a car rental agency while trying to get out of nursing. It was a small shop that catered to Palm Beachers and that clientele. It was my boss Richard, Bob and I full time and a couple other guys that would come in if he needed some extra help. My first day on the job we were crating up a cocktail table that was being shipped to a country club in Connecticut. It was a mahogany table wi...

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Standing Desk of Cherry #9: Lid work, hinges, PIP

07-13-2017 01:52 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, I went back down and planed every edge.. Glued on the Book Rest..Fans…gotta have them ON..Cleaned up the dovetails… Fitted a gap filler for the bottom.. And got things ready for hinges….Bookrest was even planed smooth.. I also used this same Stanley, Made in England #4c to clean the dovetails up. Didn’t do too badly on the figured wood… Did I mention how I hate doing hinges?Have to dig out a space for the hinge to set in (on a beveled edge...

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