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A little time off #4: Dovetails cleaned up, lid is done..

11-07-2017 04:31 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

And even a PIP!Dovetails were planed down flush with the sides… Once all the corners and edges looked good, I could set up the Stanley 45 as a bead cutter.. As I wanted a pair of beads run all the way around… Started on the ends first, then the sides, reset the fence a bit, and go around again.. Beads had to be low enough for a sliding lid..saw cuts were made.. Down to the top of the bead. mitre cuts on one end, then a plunge cut the split off a “handle̶...

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Christmas Gifts #1: Cell Phone Stand Prototype

11-06-2017 05:06 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

After performing an inventory of my hardwood storage and surveying different gift ideas on the Internet, I decided to make cell phone stands for Christmas gifts for many family members and a good friend. I started this project by making a prototype. I asked my Annie what she thought about it. She liked it! So the project is go… For the two pieces that makes this stand I was going to use 1/4 inch thick pieces of hardwood and their width will be 2 7/8 inches. This thickness ...

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A little time off #3: Time for a glue up

11-04-2017 10:25 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

First, I needed to make a bottom panel, and some grooves to fit the panels ( 2) into… Dry fit, to get the size of the panel…close.. need grooves, though.. Set up the Stanley 45 with the #13 groove cutter. Built a jig on the bench….so the sides would stay put.. Get one side grooved along both edges, the do the other long side….adjust things to hold the shorter ends.. Made a bunch of “noodles” Once all 8 grooves were done, I checked how t...

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A little time off #2: Back to work, a box from Poplar scraps

11-03-2017 05:24 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Ok, had a few scraps of Poplar, just sitting around, getting in the way Trimmed a few down, to see IF I could make a box out of them… Laid out some tools, to make a few dovetails.. Just the Usual Suspects….Laid out some pins, since I do pins first.. Went to set up the Shop Stool, so I could sit while I work… This is where it normally sits at, when I am running a saw.. This time, the welds on the stool decided to gave way…..had to saw the first set sta...

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A little time off #1: Drills and things

10-26-2017 12:50 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Usually after most large projects, I take a day or two off from the shop. I may take about a week, this time around…. Rust Hunting around, finding a few extras for the shop…..a drill here, a saw there, maybe a couple planes…Drills? well, there are a few “eggbeaters” in the shop….may have to re-arrange things a bit, to get these all put away.. From a HUGE Millers Falls No. 2-01 down to a “Granite” single speeder…. Will try to h...

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Standing Desk of Cherry #8: glue ups, and some lid work

07-10-2017 09:34 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Took a while, was fighting things like it was a Monday….Grooves were made…..but needed adjusted.. Tried the 1/4” cutter….skates on the plane wouldn’t close up enough…..will fix at a later date. I put a slightly wider cutter in. Was a bit rough to recut some of the grooves. Got all four done. Needed to plane the poplar panels down a bit….they were sawn Riff….meaning one edge was thicker than the other… At least Poplar is easy t...

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Hidden figers joints? #4: Getting about done

03-21-2017 11:39 PM by bandit571 | 5 comments »

Spent most of the day working on this box. When I removed the clamps, I found one corner that hadn’t glued up… So, got out the glue, and a couple big clamps. Trickle the glue into the open joint, and crank the thing tight.. I also took a bit of time to clean the other end of the box up.. Block plane to level things a bit. Since this is the bottom of the box, it would be nice if it would sit flat.. Set up the Stanley 45… With a bead cutter….I think it...

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Hidden figers joints? #3: Heading for a glue up

03-21-2017 02:38 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, wasn’t the plan to work on a Monday in the shop…just kind of happened… Thought I could just size two plywood panels to make the lid and the bottom panels….Marked one out, thinking I could use that to mark a second one, once the first was done….bandsaw cuts were a bit..wavy. Got out a plane to un-wavy them.. Got a Junior Jack plane to joint the edges straight. Checked the ends with a square….recut, and then joint THAT edge. Then go through ...

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Hidden figers joints? #2: Last two corners..

03-20-2017 12:35 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Might as well make a box out of this… Worked on finding better ways of doing this…bandsaw was used for a bit on some areas, to hog off some of the waste. I also used the 358 mitre box for some of the crosscuts. Laid out the fingers.. This was after I had cut the mitred ends. More of the handsaw work at a 45 degree cut. Marked out where the ends of the fingers would be, and cut the excess off. SHARP chisels to remove the waste to form “pockets” The b...

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Hidden figers joints? #1: Have the first and second done..

03-17-2017 08:04 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

A friend decided that he wanted to see full blind finger joints done. So, I walked out of Lowes with a pair of Poplar 1×4 x 24” boards. Figured it would be a little easier than using my supply of 3/8” thick pine…. I cut one of the boards into a pair of 6” long “Ends” ( yep, making yet another box) and a 12” side. laid out for the end joints.. I do have just the saw to cut these to length.. This works better than the bandsaw, for...

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