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50 year old wood stash. What to build?

11-12-2015 03:14 AM by molan | 3 comments »

Last spring I helped clean out the loft in an old barn on my Grandparents farm. the barn is getting old and starting to sag. My Grandpa had a huge stash of lumber up in the loft that he milled himself about 50 years ago when he used to have his own portable saw mill. (Sadly it burned in a forest fire) Most of the lumber was no good anymore and went to the burn pit, but I salvaged a fair pile My Grandpa had no use for the wood anymore and let me take it. I finally got it back to my place th...

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tote for tools #6: Clamps came off, but the cussing remains

11-11-2015 05:59 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

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...

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tote for tools #5: Clamps and glue, and cussing

11-11-2015 12:05 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Well, first I had to go to the store and buy a bottle of Elmers. Dug out a few “acid” brushes to spread it around. Plan WAS to use wedges to help the clamps….not enough hands for it… that is when the cussing started up.. Spread a bunch of glue onto the dovetails, fought the clamps. Several clamps are a bit too long.. Had to use what I had on hand,,,,got a bit crowded, though.. new use for a sander’s handle? Clamp support. Finally managed to get ...

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tote for tools #4: A bottom and a handle?

11-10-2015 02:48 AM by bandit571 | 5 comments »

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...

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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #59: Now for a Good Night's Sleep...I hope!

11-09-2015 01:10 AM by PhilBello | 5 comments »

It has taken two and a half weeks, but I am finally there, and the new bed is completed, since I quoted SWMBO three weeks, I am happy that I came in, in time! The original idea was to varnish the bed so that it was a natural pine colour, but… If that’s natural pine, my names Santa Claus, it reminded me of cheap pine kitchen furniture in my youth…orange! So the search went on, and we decided on an Oak matt varnish. Another change was the top mattress support,...

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tote for tools #3: Last two sets of dovetails...

11-08-2015 09:51 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Well, the lower back settled down for a while…..set with a HOT heating pad on it for a day and a half. Could finally walk more than 10’ without going OUCH! Got bored sitting around, didn’t have anything to “baste” the back with while it was baking.. meandered SLOWLY down the steps to the Dungeon Shop…..stairs and my back are NOT are speaking terms to each other. Had the correct tools back from the Loft Bed Project in one hand, and a pine 1×6 in ...

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tote for tools #2: Another hour, another corner

11-06-2015 03:48 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

At this rate, it might take awhile. Managed to get one hour of work in, before the back started to have …”issues” Laid out the lines on the end panel, had to check several times to make sure that THIS was the way the pins go. Since some diddn’t like my use of the old crosscut saw to cut pins with, I tried out the Disston backsaw I have.. Had a lot of trouble with the cuts, even with some wax on the blade…..ah, needed the rip style one. This saw was le...

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tote for tools #1: tote for tools, part two....

11-05-2015 04:03 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Well, back is giving me fits tonight. I tried to get at least one corner test fitted. Soooo, here we go.. had the lines all marked out, but needed a decent saw to cut the pins for the dovetails…..had a panel saw, 10 ppi, seemed to be sharp. tried it out, just splitting some lines.. Saw isn’t all that big, maybe 20” or less. Came from a hardware company up in Cleveland,OH. Seemed to do a decent enough job.. Well, after all the lines were sawn….I clam...

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A Tote for tools.

11-04-2015 01:49 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Bought a 1×6 x 8’ pine board the other day. It does get a bit crowded in the shop when them longer boards show up.. Was still a bit shaky after bringing the board down the steps to the shop. It was in the back of the van, long walk, and a few turns to get it down here. My sliding bevel gauge is elsewhere, of course, so I brought out the spare. Good tape measure is with the good bevel gauge, so the tape I have will have to do. Set a length of around 30” or so. ...

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Simple Decorative Shelf

11-03-2015 07:32 PM by PCorl | 0 comments »

I have just built a simple decorative shelf. I used a sliding dovetail to connect the top to the base. This was a learning opportunity for me because I had never made a sliding dovetail joint. I have uploaded the video and you can view it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSv-6Xq-liE

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