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Ellis-Mackintosh-Limbert mashup table #1: E-M-L in process

11-18-2018 03:29 PM by kordwood | 1 comment »

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but this little piece seems share-worthy. It’s an homage to three of my favorite Arts and Crafts pioneers: Harvey Ellis, Charles Limbert and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. They all bring a different aesthetic, but mashed up, the A&C commonality becomes clear. The Ellis influence: Most evident in the delicate edge of the top. The Mackintosh influences: The overall proportion and the inward angles of the legs. The Limbert influence: ...

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Another box build #6: Friday's tasks

11-17-2018 09:18 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Road trip….bill paying….maybe a bit of woodworking…Might have the match cutter about figured out….but, centering it is still a PITA… I start with it retracted, then advance until it barely cuts….lots of candle wax, too…. I already had most of this last panel trimmed to match the other end panel….even had to drum sand the feet…. While cutting the tongues, I kept check, to make sure I was taking off the right amount..on each side&#...

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Another box build #5: Thursday's Misadventures

11-16-2018 11:16 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Wasn’t much better…but I was getting something done… Woke up to this….and it got worse as the day puttered along… Got all the clamps removed…and promptly recycled some….the unclamped end panel made a popping sound when the clamps came off…..Screw I used was too short….. Replaced this 1-1/8” with a 2” long screw..had to wax the threads…Pulled things back together with a clamp, then added the screw to keep thin...

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Another box build #4: One of THEM days....

11-15-2018 07:37 AM by bandit571 | 6 comments »

Didn’t start out too bad, though…...but the longer I stayed in the shop, the worst things got….and the high the cussing levels went…..enough to make even a CPO blush….. Ok…first up, time to remove this, from the clamps I think it has been sitting long enough….spread more glue around, “recycle” the clamps… And set it aside….where it won’t fall over….cleaned the first glue up and checked for square….one...

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Another box build #3: Mortise, tenons, and glue...oh my

11-14-2018 01:46 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Headed to the shop about 2 pm…..emerged from the shop just after 5pm….with cramps starting in the legs…Ok..gave the “new” tablesaw fence a test drive…it was rock solid, never budged a bit…had to cobble up a push stick, as the parts would be a bit narrow.. Ripped the worse sections of these off….then made the grooves…since these were all the same size…jig wasn’t the greatest….couple parts had issues staying in the jig&#...

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Another box build #2: panels and grooves

11-13-2018 05:13 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Took Sunday off. Was feeling under the weather, and it was Veterans’ Day. Today? Monday or not….things needed to get done….at least something besides all them trips to the bathroom..Finally was able to head to the shop….and, get those two panels out of the clamps. One was a tad narrower than the other. Used that one to get the other sized for width. The blank for the two end panels was also roughly trimmed for width. Then, time to remove the “rou...

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Another box build #1: Start up

11-11-2018 04:24 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Had a lot of scrap pieces left over from the last project….some of the Pine scraps can be used for jigs and such. The White Oak scraps….some were just too knot ridden to be of much use, other than roast some hotdogs out at the firepit. Other scraps were re-sawn down… Some of these got sliced into thinner stock… There was also a chunk of 1×12 Oak… That may get trimmed down into a lid..for the box…selected the best of the mess of 1×3R...

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American flag bench #3: Bought a small craftsman router/table combo and a couple roundover bits.

11-04-2018 08:44 PM by Dubbs | 0 comments »

I bought a router/table combo from sears ($100) and a couple roundover bits ($15 each). I rounded over the tops of all 13 slats then sanded them down. Then I dryfit them using 1/4 inch nuts as spacers. Had to drill new holes because most of the boards didn’t line up with current ones. Bought Ace hardware out of 1/4”x1.5” bolts nuts and washers for now (13). I’ll have to go back later for the rest. When all is said and done it will have cost me ($30)

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American flag bench #2: Tried a cheap harbor freight sandblaster but it was a fail so I sent ends out!

11-03-2018 04:53 PM by Dubbs | 0 comments »

After my harbor freight fail.. I found a local guy who sandblasted and primed the ends. Cost: $75 but came out very nice. I then sprayed them 3 coats of silver and 3 clear coats. My next step was to choose a wood? I planned this to be a very inexpensive project so after the expense of sandblasting I went with a very unpopular choice of poplar ($48).

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American flag bench #1: Turning a very old rusted bench into a patriotic showpiece

11-03-2018 02:46 PM by Dubbs | 1 comment »

I picked this bench up off Craigslist for $10 wood was to far gone to save. Plan is to sandblast ends repaint them silver and do an American flag themed bench.

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