Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'miter saw'

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Grandson's Coffee Table #4: A start on the drawer

12-12-2018 06:06 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Had to haul the last 1×6 x 6’ plank to the shop…5 hours later, swept the shop, called it a day. Dust collector? I let the dust settle out onto the floor, sweep it up into my DUST PAN, and dump that “dust collector” into the shop’s trash can….and, when THAT get full, I empty that into the firepit, light a match…maybe roast some hotdogs.. Anyway…removed the clamps from the glue up….no creaks, no cracking sounds….must have...

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Building a Corner Cabinet From Magazine Plans

12-12-2018 01:15 AM by wrenchhead | 1 comment »

I built this corner cabinet out of curly maple. I built this project by following an article in the November 2010 issue (No. 186)of Popular Woodworking Magazine. I really love this design and this is the second one of these style cupboards i have built over the years. I mostly followed the plans in the article but I did make some changes, incorporating a beginner blacksmith project in to the cabinet. I forged these simple J hooks at the anvil for the piece and am I’m really happy with h...

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Grandson's Coffee Table #2: Mortises, Beads, and other stuff..

12-11-2018 02:54 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Mortises…Jig was set up… I use the tenon to lay out the mortise…roughly centered on the leg… Easy way was to just trace around the tenon, but that leads to twisted holes, IF the boards more…so, I make two marks where the top and bottom of the mortise will be…go up to the top, mark to spots showing how wide, and where the tenon will be…squares to mark across the leg…used a marking gauge to mark the side walls.. Usual suspects as to chis...

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Grandson's Coffee Table #1: getting started,

12-09-2018 03:41 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

And the fun is almost ready to start….Grandson said he wants a Coffee Table for his living room….for Christmas..Ok…picked up another batch of Ash.. A 1×6 x 10 ( panel for the top) a 2×4 x 8’ ( legs, and parts for the vise rehab) two 1×6 x 6’ will be for the aprons….and the fellow even tossed a few scraps in with these.. Turned out..I needed that middle scrap…for one of the short aprons…First thing was to cut that 10...

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Ukulele #3: Back and neck install

12-07-2018 09:58 AM by Fchilly | 2 comments »

I sanded the uke and laid out the bridge location and installed it. This was very easy with the fretboard already glued in place, and the back not installed yet. After shaping the braces and prepping the neck joint i was able to move on to final installation of the remaining components. Before glueing the neck or back, I set my router a tad shallow and cut clearance for the back’s binding just in the area my router wouldnt reach later rightnear the neck. I glued the neck into place a...

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End Table, out of Ash #7: Mortises for the rails

11-30-2018 04:31 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Hmmmm….Had 3 tasks to do….2 out of 3 ain’t too bad? First was make a little jig, to help lay out where the mortises will be….that way, the rails will be at the same height, all the way around….1/4” plywood… Hole to trace around, to lay out the mortise…one edge is marked outside….as this goes to the outside edge of each leg. The “X” goes to the bottom of the leg. Jig can be flipped over.. As need be. Once it is in...

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End Table, out of Ash #6: Rails getting done

11-29-2018 06:17 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Cussing was at Marine Boot Camp Day #1 level….by the end of the day…..anyway, cleared off the tablesaw..had work for it to do. Those ugly, wavy blanks for the rails? Took two fence settings to rip the rails down to 1-1/4” width..or, about the same height as the saw blade can be raised to… Ripped the worst off one edge of each, to get an almost straight edge. Reset the fence to the final width, “straight edge” against the fence, rip to final width. ...

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End Table, out of Ash #4: Tenons done, mortises started

11-26-2018 04:24 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Yes, I do tenons first. I gave the tablesaw, and the bandsaw the day off….went Olde School today… Once all the lay out lines were done…I could use this saw to make the shoulder cuts. Just saw down to a mark…Saw is set square, and stays that way..Needed a stop block, so the tenon lengths would all be the same.. Then saw to the lines.. Got the shoulder cuts done….next the cheek cuts… I could just use a backsaw, or..grain willing.. Split off ...

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New Use for Old Water Skis

11-26-2018 12:04 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 1 comment »

I had a customer bring me 3 water skis and asked me to build a corner shelf for them. It sounded straight forward until I started thinking about how to make sure the skis were square and plumb when I built it. I ended up mocking up a wall in the workshop so I could get all the parts lined up and determine the dimensions of the shelf unit. I made a video of the project if you’re interested to see how I overcame the challenge and how it all came together. It was a fun project, inclu...

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Shop stuff #141: Roubo bench build part 9

11-24-2018 06:50 AM by JimDaddyO | 2 comments »

A huge amount of work gets done in this one. It’s worth it though. This is how I made the legs for the Roubo bench. It also brings everything on the build up to date. I am finally caught up with editing video on it. Not sure when the next bit of work will get done. Other projects and the weather will be in control of that. Still working on the bathroom reno! View on YouTube

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