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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1849: Getting Back in the Habit

08-10-2017 12:53 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Once again it seems that I am catching up here on my blog posts. I am finding that it is harder than I thought to get back into the habit of writing each day. These days, every morning it seems that I wake up with a long list of things to do. I find myself putting off posting to just do a couple of things and before I know it, the morning gets away from me and I look to post 'tomorrow'. Then the cycle begins again. But I am determined to keep posting here and get back into the ha...

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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 #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 #6: Raising Panels,bad Sunday, Good Monday..

08-01-2017 03:43 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Well, Sunday, I thought I could get something done…..got too distracted, tried to do too many things at once.. Built a jig to use for raising the panels…..I even got one panel finished ( I thought) up…..even tried a dry fit with the panel…. Did not go well….got a few other panels cut to size.. And a few needing to be cut down… Things were piled up, could not focus on one task….gave up, and closed the shop. Went out Rust Hunting, instead&...

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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 #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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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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Maple Chest of Drawers #2: Rails and things

07-27-2017 11:33 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Still playing catch-up…...rails.. First, needed to plane away the saw marks, and get them all about the same size.. As it turned out, the plank the main rails came from, was almost a 1/16” thicker than the stiles. Back into the vise they went. The Stanley No.4c was able to remove the unwanted stuff, fairly easily. And no tear out, even across a knot.. The top rail will wait for a bit. The bottom rail will need a single groove milled, the other three main rails ge...

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