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Well. After letting the glue cure for a couple hours, went down to remove the clamps. Another fight broke out, as the longer clamps wanted to fall onto the floor, taking everything they could with them…..didn’t work. Clamped the case upside down to the bench, was going to level some edges.. Nice, thin shaving…..but, I wasn’t in the mood for things this slow. Got out the cambered Jack planes. Got the bottom almost leveled out, I figured I could install the b...
So, there you are . . working in the garage . . on projects for “she who must be obeyed”. It’s Texas. Even in October it’s HOT! You have a couple fans moving the air. As you pick up the five foot long panel that is to become the three year old granddaughter’s height marking board and swing it around to sand the other end, you collide with and knock over the “Made in China” oscillating air mover. Bang. Plastic shards skitter ac...
Well, first thing this morning, after the morning pill intake, was to set up a sharpening station that my back could handle. On the kitchen stove, we have a wooden tray. It is to cover the elements when the stove is not in use. Thanks to the height of the tray on the stove, I could set up the oil stones and sandpapers. Couple chisels needed a refresher on the grinder, but most just need some work on the stones and a final polish at 2K grit. Wound up doing 9 chisels, but not the goug...
So as most of you know I finished my cabinet a few weeks ago save the drawers. Since my mother’s garage cabinets that some of you have seen, I have had an outright war with drawers. I cannot seem to get them right, ever. I have tried the expensive soft close all the way to the under and side mount white roller slidey ones. This time was no different. I bought those crappy white roller wheel sliders because they were cheap and I wanted to try something new (not to mention it was fo...
Been working off and on planning and building the wine racks to be inserted into the icebox cavities. I precut all the parts with all precisely measured dadoes and added a 1/8” bevels on appropriate edges. The glue up proceeded in multiple stages using strategically placed 1” pin nails to keep the pieces from sliding about during clamp up Satisfied with the joinery fit and strength of the unit here’s what the outcome looked like. Just for grins-n-giggles, I w...
Part of every workshop success is being organized and having templates on hand to trace and cut out, my shop is no different, for the longest time I kept my templates stuffed in a box, as of lately I have been getting request for shelves, rather than dig out these templates I created the “I SEE IT BOARD” this way a person can see the options that are available, it will be easier for me as well because I will be able to grab what I need and when I am done I can easily put it back ...
A neighbor of mine gave me this table as he is not a woodworker and felt he did not have the skills to refurbish it. So now I have another project. The table has no commercial markings on it so I feel that it was home made some years ago, maybe 50 years ago but I have nothing to base my estimate on. At any rate the table looked interesting enough that I will make an attempt at fixing it up but I am looking for a lot of advice and suggestions from anyone. My first ste...
In this video I build a craftsman style bench with storage. This design is much like an oversize blanket chest. I built it out of white oak, and finished it with the customers selected stain color and a satin poly. Once I finish editing the pictures I’ll post some glamour shots in the project section. Please watch, thumbs up, and subscribe to my channel. Watch on Youtube
I have used material that had bolts and washers in it. The holes are 1-3/4” and I need to plug these holes. Cutting the exsisting holes with a router or drill bit is easy. How can I cut a plug accurately that is 2-1/2” in diameter and 1/2” thick? I can make the hole smaller (maybe 2-3/8” or 2-1/4”), but I want to cut out the defects around where the bolt holes are. The material is oak and there are about 200 holes to plug. I guess I could turn the plugs,...
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