The weather here in Colombia is such that, even when it is winter it remains at least warm, we have no heating, and drying clothes, bedding etc. is no problem, we have a covered drying area outside, but after a shower, my towel until now, has been draped over anything available upstairs, where it has dried but looked unsightly, it was time to do something about it. I pondered on design, as I had some 1”dowel and plywood, but in the end went with trusty 2×4!! For the first time I...
Space is at a premium in my Shop, and having two saw-horses, albeit stacked, was space I could not afford, I also wanted some folding saw-horses, because I often find myself working at the Mother-in-law’s, and don’t always want to have to take the trailer, so after searching various sites including Lumberjocks, I decided on a variation of the Shop Dog by WoodshopDude. Making them smaller, and chunkier. I started off by cutting the parts from 2×4, and the rails I cut down f...
Lids were sanded down, and adjusted a bit. One of these days, I’ll learn how to make perfectly fitting lids…. Hinges had an issue as well, couple screws decided to come out the other side…hate when that happens. Ground the tips of the screws down, will replace when the shorter ones arrive. End of the box looked a bit too plain…dug up some thin Walnut scrap and sawed some 1” wide strips… Once I figured out how to cut the angles…nails and gl...
About 1pm today, decided to go and hide out in the shop…...at least until I got too sore to move.. Needed to clear some space. needed a couple toys..er…TOOLS from the Tool Chest #2….and be able to get to the mitresaw.. Found these hiding in the Tool Chest…a Wards #79, Stanley #39, and a square of some sort. I even swept the floor in there! As I needed to get back to thay saw bench. Needed to cut some bread board ends at a bevel…on each end IF I try...
Busy day….busy,busy,...busy…had a bunch of clamps lined up, Elmer’s was awaiting to go. had a small “acid” brush to spread the stuff around, and a BIG hammer to assist. One would think that the glue would let the parts slide together better…..nope. After banging things into place, and making even a Squid blush….Finally got it glued up. I did check for square….just wasn’t any room to add THAT diagonal clamp… Now, about tha...
When you can’t find the saw you want…use the next one on the hook? “Clearcut” brand, from a Hardware Dealer in Cleveland, OH. 10ppi, but cuts rips cut like butter? Ok. Been awhile since I had cut dovetails, and I got out of practice a bit. Wound up doing the tails first… These aren’t THAT bad, Once this side was done, I somehow had to mark out the pins…not the easiest for me to do. I use a pencil to mark things out. had to remember whi...
Well, while going through the local Menards Store, went over and dug through there Value Wood rack…they were selling 1×10s and 1×12s, all under 3’ long. Picked through to get the clearer stuff. Wound up with five boards, for $1.69 each.. And, since the Single Brain Cell Sketch Up was “off-line” had to actually draw something on paper.. About as close to an actual “plan” as I get. Even drew a “page 2” Wore out the penci...
Well, I think the top is as cleaned up as I can get it, now Forgotten how many knots that old Walnut had…Ok, put the top aside for a while, need to fix the other part of the table… The old ones were too thick, and didn’t hold screws very well These will get tossed. laid out some lines on a 1×6. Bandsaw to cut a pair of 2” wide strips, and a thinner middle one. Decided to joint the wider boards, made it easier to miter them Went upstairs to grab a...
Well, other than a Boss ordered shopping trip, spent a bit of time in the Dungeon Shop today..getting the rest of the base assembled. Diagonal clamp to pull this thing close to square. Had to make the corner blocks as well. Was just going to add a corner block to help glue up one short apron…..and kept going. Actually, I got to this point, and had to take the Boss shopping, then come back and fix supper….Finally got to work a bit more A smooth plane? Ah, not exact...
Some say Pine is easy to work with a chisel…some say something else….Anyway, laid out the first of 8 mortises And chopped for a bit. needed a few tools for the job. Since none of the tenons are the same thickness….different width chisels. Needed a way to keep track of which part when where…..went upstairs, and grabbed a black sharpie. Since this was the first mortise, a single spot on each part. Then, all I have to do is set a 1 spot tenon in a 1 spot...
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