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Octave Mandolin #15: Making the Octave Mandoli Ebony Fretboard

01-09-2018 04:25 AM by Tomy Hovington | 1 comment »

For those of you who follow the Octave Mandolin build, This is the latest video in the playlist… Check it out!!!

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A Stepback Cupboard build #6: Drawer fitted, door started

01-09-2018 01:33 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Well, got the drawer fine tuned, once it came out of the clamps.. Dovetails now look a bit better…..Installed two strips of scrap onto the runners in the case, where the drawer will slide. Added a pair of shiny knobs…. So I can pull the drawer back out. Knob details? Nothing real fancy.. Drawer was sticking a bit…easy fix. I let the case sit over night, to let the glue holding the guides strip in place cure. Pulled the drawer out, and ran a #4 plane along t...

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Roubo-inspired Workbench ... with construction lumber. #1: The First Slab

01-08-2018 01:48 PM by kr580 | 4 comments »

Hello. First project here. Long time lurker, long time LJ enjoyer, woodworking noob. I want a Roubo-inspired workbench. (I’m yet another Schwarz sheep I guess.) I can’t afford a legit Roubo workbench with decent wood so I chose to make it out of 2×4 kiln-dried Douglas Fir studs milled up to (hopefully) a good standard. Here goes nothing! I apologize for the crappy pictures, they’ve been an afterthought so far. The Plan Here’s my sketchup design. It will b...

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A Stepback Cupboard build #5: A drawer building day

01-07-2018 12:01 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Well, I got the clamps off, and things laid out… Drawer front fits…I removed the rest of the clamps, and moved the case so I could have a bit more elbow room… Hauled the Pine 1×6 to the shop. Set up to cut a pair of drawer sides. A Disston D-7, 10ppi crosscut. That green can was also needed, today One end was a tad off, used the mitre box to trim it down to match the first one. You would think, that both parts coming from the same board, would be the s...

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A Stepback Cupboard build #4: Face frame installed, and other mishaps

01-06-2018 02:13 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Ok, tried to fit the face frame to the front of the case…..wasn’t going to fit….Frame was a hair narrower than the case, and threw the alignment stuff off. Decided to expand the grooves outward a hair, both of them. had to reset the cutter on the Stanley #45,....took out the #12 cutter, and replaced it with the #13… That was all I was going to do..last night…one thing lead to another…tried different ways to hold the frame still, long enough to use th...

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A Stepback Cupboard build #3: A face frame gets built

01-04-2018 10:53 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Ok. I need to build a “face frame” to cover the front edges of the case..ripped down another plank of Ash Bandsaw to rip a couple stiles, about 1-1/2” wide. Jointer plane to remove saw marks, and make the two match each other. Needed three rails.. Mitersaw to cut those to length….ganged all three up.. Shorter boards = shorter planes. Then I needed tenons on both ends of these three.. Didn’t like these wide tenons, so they were trimmed down a...

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A Stepback Cupboard build #1: A start up..

01-04-2018 09:47 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Ok, been quite busy lately, Holidays, and such. Spent a bit of cash to get about 32bf of Ash, from a friend of mine.. Hauled a few of the 4/4×6” planks to the shop….needed to cut a couple to length, joint the edges, and make a couple panels Hmmm, thought these were flat sawn..until I found the end grain. Quarter sawn Ash.. Used this old saw, to cut a few blanks to length.. Jointed the edges, and checked for any gaps.. Got one side into the clamps̷...

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Shop Notes #1: Organizing for the New Year

01-03-2018 04:39 PM by Steve | 0 comments »

I like to start off a new year by getting my shop in shape. After the busy holiday season, offcuts are piled everywhere, edges are dull and the deficiencies in the workspace are sharp in my mind. Shortly after Christmas, I set to work making a new stand for my lathe. The old one was designed to stand in the middle of the room and had storage on both sides. I ended up pushing it against a wall, which made that space either worthless or terribly inconvenient. The new stand—not a thing ...

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Router table upgrade

01-03-2018 01:35 AM by Al Breit | 2 comments »

I just took my Kreg router table enclosed the router motor for better dust collection and added drawers for storage of router bits. I bent up an aluminum box to enclose the router with a 4” dust port. Added some extra holes for locking the spindle and a brass bar for locking the spindle height after adjustments. For the brass bar I cut a slot just big enough to allow the bar to fit through and a simple heavy duty rubber band to keep the lock leaver up right.

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Hand tool workbench build #2: Wood selection -- and the verdict is:

12-30-2017 08:23 AM by SauceMan | 0 comments »

Hard maple. The above image pretty much sums up the reason for me. If you look at a shaving of each, you’ll see that the hard maple is much more homogeneous whereas the ash splits into strips. I’m concerned that those strips will end up translating to chunks popping off (or tearing up) from the surface of my workbench as I accidentally dig chisels or other sharp objects into it. Here’s an image of the two “candidate” pieces of wood that I cut, smo...

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