Went out and bought some brass hinges, well, at least they were brass PLATED. Picked up a latch as well.. A 3/4” x 3/4” aluminnum angle about 2’ long wound up in the cart as well.. measured for length, bandsaw to cut, had to metal blanks. Clamped them together. Chucked a bit bit in the drill press. Drilled a few holes along one side of the angles. Used the bandsaw to convert the holes into slots. Dug up some mesh drawer liner. Cut it to width, plus a bit ...
Well, went down to the shop this morning, removed the lid blank from the clamps…meh Needed a bit of saw work to square things up to the box. Ok, first we work over the box itself, then layout where the box fits the lid at. jack planes to level the sides of the box at the dovetails. beltsander helped at the corners. Laid the box on the lid, drew some pencil lines. Bandsaw TRIED to follow the lines….need to work on the bandsaw later… Lid was a bit large for the...
Ok, started off checking the layouts.. All four sides together and square? Check! Motivator in place? Check. trimmed the bottom panel. Trimmed two pieces of JEFF’S Maple, jointed the edges, and clamped them up in the now empty clamps. Then stowed them out of the way for awhile… Ok, back to the Oak stuff. Got the bottom panel all nice and square. Clamped it down to the bench, time to cut a rebate or four… Numbah Wun! took a bit to set it just right. ...
Well, the brace till is done, now I need a place to stash all the bits in…. There are a few more upstairs, in hiding I think. Had some thin Oak scraps. Chose four of them to makes a few sides to a box. Threw some tools out on the bench, to cut some through dovetails with. had an old, single fluted dovetail router bit. Used than as a pattern. The big red clamp to hold the pieces still while I chop away. Saw work was by a Disston No.5 backsaw, and the bandsaw from Te...
Yesterday I had to skip posting. Our internet had become so spotty that it was difficult to stay online for any length of time. Over the past couple of weeks, both Keith and I noticed the problem was getting worse. The thing that got us wondering though was that much of the time it would work fine, but then it would be 'dragging' for increasing lengths of time. Sometimes hours. It is funny how dependent we have become on the internet. Not only for our business, but for our every ...
just a quick little blog here… Had some leftovers from a couple projects. Had a notched “keeper from a project that got side-lined somewhere down the line….Maybe spend a little time today. Had some 1×4 Oak blanks….well one was, the other was a might bigger. Used the bandsaw to cut them to almost the same size, including an angle cut on the end. Clamped them up and a jack plane to make sure that they did indeed match each other. Set out the notched keeper ...
This is my first attempt at making a carbide tipped lathe tool, the handle is made of oak and ash cut and glued at a 45 degree angle and doweled for added strength. The metal part that holds the cutter is made of a piece of .5 inch round rod that I purchased from home depot and tapped a #8 32TPI thread into to accommodate the easy wood tool cutter. Currently I am waiting on the epoxy to set up so I can finish it up tomorrow hopefully. I am planning on finishing with Boiled linseed oil.
Well after restoring the Clearcut chisels I figured they and the rest of my chisels should have a special place to call home. I took one of the drawers under my workbench and made it my chisel drawer. Check out this little video I titled THE PERFECT FIT. View on YouTube Thank you.
Well it’s official I am hooked… restoring old tools is my new obsession. This time I found some old chisels, Clearcut brand, ever heard of it? Me either. I also couldn’t find much information on the brand online, I did find one post that mentioned they are from Montgomery Ward but I can’t be sure of that. No matter the steel feels good. Guess we will see if it holds an edge. I also shot a video of the restoration which can be viewed here.View on YouTube As you can ...
Got to get this thing done! Spent the whole day, fixing the door with a handplane. Added cleats to hold a floor Then cut and install a couple floor boards Didn’t have enough plywood. Planks are 1/2”. Screwed in place,but no glue. Got the corner blocks all installedI can then cut slotted holes. Just drill a hole in center of the block, then rock the drill back and forth towards the sides. This allows the top to expand and contract as it wants. A single screw in ...
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