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Wooden Spoon Material Experiment

08-13-2014 01:55 AM by bobkberg | 5 comments »

My wife loves her wooden spoons, but after many years, they warp and crack and eventually fall apart. So I started wondering what the best material to make a wooden spoon out of might be. I bought 10 small samples of hardwoods and cut them all to roughly the size that could serve as the bowl of a wooden spoon. So I have 10 pieces of wood roughly 5” long, 2 1/2” wide and 7/16” thick. I started with those and put them into a large stock pot with 4 gallons of water a...

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Tool Box #2: case work

08-12-2014 11:01 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Ok, spent a bit of time getting the case put together. Things just seem to roost on my benchtop. Setting the panels upside down on an almost flat benchtop. Clamp an end panel to the front/back panel. The longer panels have a series of counter-bored screw holes, about seven per corner. Clamp a corner together, add a few screws, move the clamp a bit to uncover the one or two that are hiding under them. Work my way around, by adding the other end panel, rotate the three piece set aro...

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Tool Chest #2, Build an end panel

08-08-2014 05:06 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Ok, frame is almost done Maybe some tweaking left. Needed to find out what size to finish cut the raised panel to. Around 11-1/4 by 13 or so. Got out the “Speed Square” and laid out a few lines. Running the circular saw a different direction this time, with most of the weight on the non waste side Set the saw to almost cut through the panel, and NOT the benchtop. Next, maybe make some beveled edges? A Millers Fall #14 Jack plane for the work. I marked out ab...

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Tool Chest #2, more work getting done...slowly

08-05-2014 07:14 PM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

Getting maybe an hour or two a day on this chest. Baby steps? Got a second front/back panel out of the clamps. and standing on it’s own two little feet. and set the first one nearby Yep, gonna be a wee bit bigger than the first chest. Then some work got started on the ends I got the parts for the frame milled up/down. Needed to run a corded router to make the 3/8×3/8” grooves. Was getting close to done when the cutter snapped off. Hmm, only have one ...

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CC's Book Case #7: TaDUM!

08-04-2014 04:29 PM by SquintyPolock | 4 comments »

Well, 14 months later, CC’s 8th grade graduation present is complete (She graduated last June, ugh). At work, I like to say that “Excuses + No Results = No Results”. So, I will spare you my excuses, as they are plentiful. But, I finally got her done. CC asked the case remain unfinished, as she plans to paint & decorate it herself. I figure I spent a total of about 30 man-hours and about $150 in materials on the project. My wife love’s this bookcase ...

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Tool Chest #2: some work got done

08-03-2014 12:47 AM by bandit571 | 5 comments »

Ok, had a bunch of parts milled down from an old Bed frame. Got some mortise work done To avoid mistakes, I try to keep each group of parts, like a complete side, in one spot. Helps when fitting things together later Because the grooves for the raised panels are off-set to the outside. I also cut down the grooves and then chop the mortises. I can then miter where two grooves meet, I hope I tend to cut tenons first. Then use the finish tenon to mark out a mortise to fit TH...

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What to do with an old bed frame?

07-30-2014 01:55 AM by bandit571 | 6 comments »

That kind of fall apart. Instead of a box spring, it had an old waterbed platform under it Tore things down into “parts” Some posts will get rived apart, as they were three piece glue ups. Longer stuff to be cut down a bit I think I will keep these pieces. Got to sawing stuff down. Working down some leg parts. The goal was to build a Frame & Panel Tool Chest, using the parts from the old bed. Rive a board means to split it down the length, hoping for ...

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What makes for a good Cadueus #1: Pile of wood

07-26-2014 06:38 PM by WildWoodMan | 0 comments »

In this pile of wood that would make for nice Caduceus, there is also was one natural wood snake, on topTo the Left is Project Maple, which I took along to break in.

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The Board, Pt. ll

07-20-2014 06:22 PM by Gene Howe | 22 comments »

Well, after two power outages that caused the loss of the last two attempts, I think I’ve got this “save” thing down. We left off last time with a admonition to make a detailed plan of the proposed final project for which the board we are about to make will be used. The next step is to select the lumber with which to make the board. This is a major step. First the species is to be determined. MDF is out! As is plywood. Rose wood is nice and so is bird’s eye maple...

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Apartment Projects #22: The "Greatest" Picture Frame

07-20-2014 12:47 AM by littlecope | 20 comments »

Debbie and I love to rummage around at the backs of Department Stores (where they keep all the kitschy stuff) and search for Prints and Pictures to decorate our walls…We’re particularly fond of Photos, or artful representations, of the Icons of our generation… For example, we found this one waiting for us at a Target Store in Manchester… There are few alive who don’t recognize those four young men! Another that came home with us a little later was a Young M...

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