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Maple Chest of Drawers #10: Face frame follies

08-08-2017 06:12 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Sunday was a Road Trip….thought I would try Monday to do a little work in the shop.. Got three parts for face frame rails dovetailed. Needed to run the jointer over them to get them all to match each other…Fighting clamps while doing this, is not fun… Thought I’d get a bit fancy with the wider top rail…. But, when I went the chop out the matching pins….they merely broke off….Grrrr Tried the sockets for the main rails.. Which meant lif...

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Maple Chest of Drawers #9: Case work, finally

08-06-2017 02:54 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Right after Lunch, today..snuck down to the shop…intending to at least get the last two web-frames done… First one had a problem… Should hold it flat, until the glue dries. As for the LAST frame.. Finally done with building frames. This one will be the bottom frame. The two kickers are not to keep drawers from tipping, these two back up the bottom face frame piece. keeps toes from kicking things out of place… Got the two side panels gathered up̷...

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Maple Chest of Drawers #7: Panels, a glue up, mortises...busy day..

08-02-2017 02:39 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

had a couple Honey-do items to do, then down to the shop…got the rest of the raised panels done, and one other fixed. It needed a back bevel to fit the grooves better.. Same as the other day. Stashed these with their rails…parts for Side #1? Well since the bench was cleaned off, might as well try a glue up… Applying all those clamps and parts into a solid pile…..with a busted thumb…..makes me dread the next one…Laid out the parts for Side #2,,,...

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Maple Chest of Drawers #6: Raising Panels,bad Sunday, Good Monday..

08-01-2017 03:43 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Well, Sunday, I thought I could get something done…..got too distracted, tried to do too many things at once.. Built a jig to use for raising the panels…..I even got one panel finished ( I thought) up…..even tried a dry fit with the panel…. Did not go well….got a few other panels cut to size.. And a few needing to be cut down… Things were piled up, could not focus on one task….gave up, and closed the shop. Went out Rust Hunting, instead&...

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Maple Chest of Drawers #5: Feeling groovy...

07-29-2017 03:05 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

And a few other things…..worked in the shop for two sessions…..about 2-3 hours worth…Was trying to get the last two stiles S4S…...Jointer plane was taking a bit too long….hogged the worst off with the bandsaw, then used the planes to finish things up. Had one good edge on each, decided I could add a groove.. I tried to use the Crochet and leg vise…..found out this way was a better better….Made a lot of these.. “Noodles”? Got both ...

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Hand Tools #5: An Amazing Donation from my New Friend Earnie Searing

07-29-2017 12:09 AM by Jerry | 1 comment »

Earnie saw my recent post about inheriting a vintage South Bend engine lathe. He’s a machinest with a lifetime of experience. He contacted me through a PM here at LJ’s and offered to bring me tools from his shop and to help me understand the new to me engine lathe. Earnie spent most of the day here today giving me invaluable instruction and the benefit of his experience. He also gave me all of the tools and manuals you see in the picture below. My hat’s off to y...

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Maple Chest of Drawers #4: Stile number two

07-28-2017 02:38 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Finally caught up…..I wanted to at least get Stile number 2 done…..or close to it, before the thumb called a halt. This one did have a decent edge, just needed the saw marks removed.. But,,,the other edge needed a lot of work, which made a lot of shavings. I tried to use the Stanley No.8 , could not get a decent grip on it. Went with the 0-7 again. The good edge barely needed any work.. So I decided to use that for the groove. Tried it while still in the crochet...

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Maple Chest of Drawers #3: Stiles,aka corner posts

07-28-2017 12:00 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, earlier, I had resawn a 4/4 plank into four “posts” ......not the best looking ones on the block…lots of saw marks, and wavy cut lines. I used these items to correct a few things….the metal yard stick is a Tinner’s Rule. Nice if you made tin cans for a living. Calls out every size needed to make whatever container you’d need….also makes a nice straightedge.. Has more waves than the Navy….the other edge was quite as bad.. Ther...

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Maple Chest of Drawers #2: Rails and things

07-27-2017 11:33 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Still playing catch-up…...rails.. First, needed to plane away the saw marks, and get them all about the same size.. As it turned out, the plank the main rails came from, was almost a 1/16” thicker than the stiles. Back into the vise they went. The Stanley No.4c was able to remove the unwanted stuff, fairly easily. And no tear out, even across a knot.. The top rail will wait for a bit. The bottom rail will need a single groove milled, the other three main rails ge...

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Maple Chest of Drawers #1: Starting up

07-27-2017 10:17 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Let’s see….been awhile. Have a nice stash left over from the last two projects. There is a slab.. 4/4×13” x 49” long. Someone was testing out a stain when he found a crack….no biggie, we have ways.. Mostly Maple, and some Poplar planks….had a couple 4/4 planks in the stack.. There is some Black Walnut….1×4 x 7’s…..and a few 3/8” Poplar planks…. Maybe build a chest of drawers? Frame & Panel side...

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