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Shop stuff #130: Work on the shop finished.

07-16-2018 08:15 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Picking up where we left off last time. I build a torsion top to replace the old table and make some improvements to the function of the mitre saw. It also gives me a place for some future drawers. Then I get everything put back in place and the shop functional again. View on YouTube

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Chest of Pine Drawers #6: Dry fits, top done, and other follies

07-08-2018 04:32 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Dry fit….meh….One frame needed a hammer to get into place…two frames needed the router ran, as the pins were lopsided…. Added a few clamps, to pull thing together a bit better.. Sides were trying to cup a bit…Let this set a day….while I did some figuring…. OK, today…hauled any and all clamps that were upstairs to the shop ( yardsale finds) and a few other goodies…Got the panel for the top of the case, cut to size….once al...

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Big cabinet for the new home #5: Working on the doors: Need opinion on reinforcements.

07-06-2018 12:13 PM by Lalen | 4 comments »

Changed the design back to bigger windows, and boy am I glad. Making 12 doors required 72 parts. Here is a dry fit of one upper and lower door. I used the Glass Panel Door router set from Sommerfeld’s Tools. I found his videos on youtube and found it very helpful and so I ordered his set and followed his process. Here is my question. Because my lower doors are fairly large (47”x16”) I am wondering if I may need to reinforce the corner joints. Here is a couple ...

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Chest of Pine Drawers #5: Sides are done

07-05-2018 04:20 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Meandered back to the shop, yesterday….had a few things to mill up… Side #1 still had two of these sockets to do… While that light comes in handy to see lines..camera hates it…Set this side over in the leg vise.. I knew there was a reason that shelf stuck out a bit…set up the Wards #78… Scratch awl is to pick stuck shavings out….also had a scrap of 1/4” plywood handy..to check the depth of cut.. Thumb was getting a bit sore. On...

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Chest of Pine Drawers #4: Dovetail milling

07-04-2018 02:57 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Ok…went to the shop for a while….got a few things done, before I called it a day. Turned the stack of frames end for end..and plane the end smooth.. Used a #3 sized plane for that. Set the router up to better find the center of the stack… And ran that cut first, this time around..Then reset for two more passes.. One more reset to get the outside cuts.. Then set the stack aside for a while. Got both panels out of the clamps.. Set one aside, for now..have wo...

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Chest of Pine Drawers #3: Frames are done, 1/2 the dovetails, too

07-03-2018 02:51 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Mondays…got to love them….two Doctor visits, about 35 miles apart….the the Boss had a lunch date, then a trip to Wall E World….I had a new set of pills to get, and a box of screws…too hot to sit out in the BLACK van, anyway. Got home, took the new box of screws to the shop…looked around, found the almost full old box sitting in plain sight…gotta be Gremlins down here. Maybe it is them huge spiders? I worked for a while, before I remembered ...

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Spring Bench #1: Building a bench around an 1800's wagon spring

06-30-2018 03:26 PM by Jim Jakosh | 16 comments »

My friend Leon Kytle in Idaho Falls gave me this old spring from a wagon seat from the 1800’s and asked me to design a bench around it and give him the plans so he could build one too around the other spring. I drew it up in Arizona with the bend up and down and decided it looked better with it bent down. I made us templates of the spring curve and gave him a drawing of how I was going to make it. But when I got home he called and said he thought the spring should be wider for stabil...

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Create a very smart and simple template

06-23-2018 10:27 AM by Project of the day | 0 comments »

Yesterday I wrote about how to build storage boxes in a very fast and efficient way. Important tools to creating these boxes so incredibly fast are my planer/moulder witch is planing the box sides. To make it easy and quick to set up the planer I create this style templates for my molding. To explain how I do, I made a video about it.Always make the template after the steel holder instead of the steel, leaving problems with round edges on the steel and obtaining a straight and fine edge for r...

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Mission-style mahogany desk #3: Front apron mortises done, and an assembly of the frame

06-20-2018 02:41 AM by Woodbutchery | 6 comments »

The front apron mortises are complete, and then a fit of the whole frame. I have a few tenons to adjust, some research and eventual installation of drawer frames, and a lot of practice on dovetail joinery before I make the drawers. Really happy with the way this is coming together. Happy to hear comments, as always. Thanks for looking.

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From cut-offs to.... #4: A glue up. and a PIP

06-19-2018 10:32 PM by bandit571 | 5 comments »

trying to get this project done…before they start fixing me up…. So…wandered down to the shop Monday evening…I was just going to clean a saw up….got to looking at the project…decided to have a seat for a bit…and chop out the rest of the mortises…one thing led to another… Spread some glue, added some clamps, checked for square…...added a fifth clamp to pull things into square.. Laid out some blocks…to add to the corners...

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