View on YouTube The final part of my tool cabinet project!
Might as well make a box out of this… Worked on finding better ways of doing this…bandsaw was used for a bit on some areas, to hog off some of the waste. I also used the 358 mitre box for some of the crosscuts. Laid out the fingers.. This was after I had cut the mitred ends. More of the handsaw work at a 45 degree cut. Marked out where the ends of the fingers would be, and cut the excess off. SHARP chisels to remove the waste to form “pockets” The b...
A friend decided that he wanted to see full blind finger joints done. So, I walked out of Lowes with a pair of Poplar 1×4 x 24” boards. Figured it would be a little easier than using my supply of 3/8” thick pine…. I cut one of the boards into a pair of 6” long “Ends” ( yep, making yet another box) and a 12” side. laid out for the end joints.. I do have just the saw to cut these to length.. This works better than the bandsaw, for...
View on YouTube The 2nd part of my traditional tool cabinet project!
The base is basically a piece of 3/4” poplar plywood with a solid oak edge band that is secured with pocket hole screws and glue. I machined a 3/4” dado 1” up from the bottom of the left, right and back sides and the base just slides in. Before assembly I still need to position the 4 locking casters and glue and screw the the base and shelf into place. The upper shelf is the exactly the same piece as the base except I placed to dado 6” from each side to positi...
View on YouTube My new project is to build a traditional hand tool cabinet out of reclaimed materials. In this video, I cut the dovetails and assemble the frame of the dresser.
Tired of coffee table videos yet? I took a break from editing it and put this one together. Yes, a complete build in one video! My niece needed a key and mail organiser for her new home. View on YouTube
Main dresser is done, and almost loaded up. A drawer I had found on the curb during Trash Day provides the start for the next little project. I had that old box of chisels, that needed a better place to hang out in.. This is the drawer I found. I separated the chisels into two groups. The Plastic handle crowd was laid out in the drawer, and some scrap pine was added as dividers.. I’ll finish nailing the dividers in place later. There is a place to stash a small chest of...
Over the weekend I got a new table saw and this was one of my first projects! It is not perfect but I wanted it to look old and used so that work for me. View on YouTube
Every once in a while one of us comes across a tool on CL that looks to be too good to be true. I was perusing CL one night and came across a 12” Ridgid Sliding Compound Miter Saw for $100. I look at the post, the seller had noted a broken handle and they did not have any further use for the saw as the project they needed it for was complete. The post was three days old and I figured there was no way the saw was still up for sale until I looked on Craigslist two days later and there ...
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