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Chest of Pine Drawers #9: Face frame, and a back

07-17-2018 04:43 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Trying to get caught up….from a “Lost Weekend” and a VERY BAD Monday…..somehow managed to get a back installed… The way the case was…26” wide..vs..24” wide panel…..laid the panel sideways ( 48” wide?) and cut one panel to fit. Will get the other section in a moment….you will notice I have the face frame installed. Just 6 sticks of pine.. Glued and screwed in place. I used counter-bored holes, and will fill them wit...

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Getting my tools ready #31: My take on a Thein Chip Collector

07-15-2018 07:29 PM by DocSavage45 | 11 comments »

Hey LJ’s Check out my new chip collector My first embedded video! View on YouTube Your comments and thoughts about doing it better would be helpful. Not sure where this will go. LOL!

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Chest of Pine Drawers #7: A little assembly...

07-09-2018 04:06 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Well…the cussing wasn’t quite at Drill Instructor level…..more like Squid level…..I made sure that fan was hauled to the shop, this time… And set on “HIGH”...goal was to get the case up onto the empty bench. Slide the loose side off the frames. Figures, had to turn the case around, had one frame that wanted to stick….with the frames still sitting there, I could attach the kickers…with a spot of glue and a screw at each end. I th...

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Chest of Pine Drawers #6: Dry fits, top done, and other follies

07-08-2018 04:32 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Dry fit….meh….One frame needed a hammer to get into place…two frames needed the router ran, as the pins were lopsided…. Added a few clamps, to pull thing together a bit better.. Sides were trying to cup a bit…Let this set a day….while I did some figuring…. OK, today…hauled any and all clamps that were upstairs to the shop ( yardsale finds) and a few other goodies…Got the panel for the top of the case, cut to size….once al...

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Big cabinet for the new home #5: Working on the doors: Need opinion on reinforcements.

07-06-2018 12:13 PM by Lalen | 4 comments »

Changed the design back to bigger windows, and boy am I glad. Making 12 doors required 72 parts. Here is a dry fit of one upper and lower door. I used the Glass Panel Door router set from Sommerfeld’s Tools. I found his videos on youtube and found it very helpful and so I ordered his set and followed his process. Here is my question. Because my lower doors are fairly large (47”x16”) I am wondering if I may need to reinforce the corner joints. Here is a couple ...

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Chest of Pine Drawers #5: Sides are done

07-05-2018 04:20 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Meandered back to the shop, yesterday….had a few things to mill up… Side #1 still had two of these sockets to do… While that light comes in handy to see lines..camera hates it…Set this side over in the leg vise.. I knew there was a reason that shelf stuck out a bit…set up the Wards #78… Scratch awl is to pick stuck shavings out….also had a scrap of 1/4” plywood handy..to check the depth of cut.. Thumb was getting a bit sore. On...

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Chest of Pine Drawers #4: Dovetail milling

07-04-2018 02:57 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Ok…went to the shop for a while….got a few things done, before I called it a day. Turned the stack of frames end for end..and plane the end smooth.. Used a #3 sized plane for that. Set the router up to better find the center of the stack… And ran that cut first, this time around..Then reset for two more passes.. One more reset to get the outside cuts.. Then set the stack aside for a while. Got both panels out of the clamps.. Set one aside, for now..have wo...

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Chest of Pine Drawers #3: Frames are done, 1/2 the dovetails, too

07-03-2018 02:51 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Mondays…got to love them….two Doctor visits, about 35 miles apart….the the Boss had a lunch date, then a trip to Wall E World….I had a new set of pills to get, and a box of screws…too hot to sit out in the BLACK van, anyway. Got home, took the new box of screws to the shop…looked around, found the almost full old box sitting in plain sight…gotta be Gremlins down here. Maybe it is them huge spiders? I worked for a while, before I remembered ...

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Chest of Pine Drawers #2: Mortise work

07-03-2018 02:27 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Ok, time for some sit-down work.. Cut-resistant gloves…to keep me from getting cut, by these things Set things up to chop a few mortises.. Why the backsaw? These mortises, being right on the ends, I use a little different way to chop them out.. I use the tenon that will go here, to lay things out… Backsaw to make an angled cut….I also “pull” the toe of the saw back a few times from the back corners.. Then a chisel to dig a hole at the far end&...

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Chest of Pine Drawers #1: Starting up

07-03-2018 01:59 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Ok..just can’t seem to sit around all day…gets boring. Daughter asked about building a smallish, 3 drawer Chest of Drawers for GrandBRAT #5…...so…Mean Old Grandpa gets to do the build. Trying to keep things rugged, but simple….9 yr olds are a bit rough on things. After being told that Menard’s was too far of a drive, and to go to Lowes…the Boss got sticker shocked….1×2 x 6’ that cost 3 times what a 1×2 x 8’ did &...

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