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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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Maple Chest of Drawers #1: Starting up

07-27-2017 10:17 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Let’s see….been awhile. Have a nice stash left over from the last two projects. There is a slab.. 4/4×13” x 49” long. Someone was testing out a stain when he found a crack….no biggie, we have ways.. Mostly Maple, and some Poplar planks….had a couple 4/4 planks in the stack.. There is some Black Walnut….1×4 x 7’s…..and a few 3/8” Poplar planks…. Maybe build a chest of drawers? Frame & Panel side...

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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 #3: Lid is cut...grooves and such

07-18-2017 04:38 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Well, I had gone out to buy a few supplies for the shop, Monday…. And, I finally found the parts for the Langdon Mitre Box’s stock holders…. Figured I could just slip down to the shop, and at least install them….something was calling … The box wanted out of the clamps….took a while to remove all of them… Looking like something the cat dragged in…top wasn’t much better.. Well, since I did buy a new 80grit belt for the sander&...

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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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Standing Desk of Cherry #8: glue ups, and some lid work

07-10-2017 09:34 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Took a while, was fighting things like it was a Monday….Grooves were made…..but needed adjusted.. Tried the 1/4” cutter….skates on the plane wouldn’t close up enough…..will fix at a later date. I put a slightly wider cutter in. Was a bit rough to recut some of the grooves. Got all four done. Needed to plane the poplar panels down a bit….they were sawn Riff….meaning one edge was thicker than the other… At least Poplar is easy t...

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Dining table inspired by the Greene & Greene Thorsen table #16: Starting the pedestal bases

07-10-2017 01:41 AM by TungOil | 6 comments »

In preparation for all of the angled mortise and tenon work in the base, I’ve been watching Craig’s List for a few months. I picked up a nearly new Leigh FMT Pro and a second Bosch 1613 EVS plunge router to dedicate to the jig. Both were hardly used. I spent a few hours setting everything up. After aligning the router to the mounting plate on the FMT, I ran a few test cuts with some scrap oak to dial in the templates. The FMT is a well engineered jig and is prett...

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