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Shop Notes #13: Really Lousy Estimating

03-19-2018 03:51 PM by Steve | 0 comments »

I started out with a goal to produce seven jewelry cabinets by the end of this week, three in sapele and four in walnut. Along the way last week, I had to set three aside—to be finished later. Milling up the door frame elements, I only made enough for one (and a half!) sapele unit. I thought I would have lots of extra walnut, but it was just enough for four. I normally mill these with an up cut straight bit, but changed things up this time. This setup produced pretty good results...

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Third Project - Table and Chairs

02-03-2017 05:03 AM by Cathie Zimmerman | 2 comments »

Thanks to DanK for checking in on me from time to time. Its been a slowwwww project but I’m happy to say it is near completion! I’m pretty sure almost a year. Admittedly I believe I took on more than my skill could handle but WOW did I learn A LOT. My collaborator (the mom of the kids I built it all for) has yet to paint the table and legs but I’m assured she will by tomorrow. The kids have seen it and they are absolutely excited! :) Giants fans may recognize some co...

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Mixer stand build #1: Getting Started: Legs and top

12-05-2016 02:42 PM by Lalen | 0 comments »

Yep, using soft pine. Not confident enough yet to spend the $ on hardwood. This could just end up being a prototype if I don’t like how it finishes but it wont be used for chopping. Updated Plan Gluing up the legs: Taper Jig ready (haven’t made it adjustable yet) Gluing up the top. Need some shorter pipes for my pipe clamps. 5’ pipe clamps on a 16.5” wide top. “ha!” but I needed their strength.. Top ended up with a slight twi...

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Next Kitchen Project #7: Face frame installed..plugs done

10-24-2018 02:40 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

two trips to the shop, today… one to drill and install the parts for the face frame. One drill for the counter-bored hole, then another to do a pilot hole, so a third drill could drive the screws….clamps to pull thing where they needed to be…bead of glue on the back of each part….19 holes to plug,,, I kept the cutout from the bottom rail….figured it could provide enough plugs.. Didn’t burn a one! Drill press was still in “Lo...

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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 leave upright. My Tryton router had it builti...

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Recording Studio Desk #2: Final Shaping of the Top and Bottom

09-27-2017 07:26 PM by TrentDavis | 1 comment »

Here’s the next entry in the ongoing project of my recording studio desk. Part 2 is available at

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Dovetail jig enhancement #1: PorterCable dovetail jig enhancement

11-26-2016 05:27 PM by swandog | 2 comments »

I had a need to create a bunch of drawers. I wanted to use baltic birch plywood for the drawer boxes and I wanted to have them dovetailed. The problem I faced and maybe others too is tear out of the plywood. I was always fumbling with a way to clamp a backer board tight to prevent tear out. I came up with a solution to attach “clamps” to my porter cable 4210 jig and use it’s structure. Here is one of the clamps I made. If I remember correctly I think it’s 1 1/8&#...

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Corn Hole Game

02-16-2017 02:07 AM by Cathie Zimmerman | 0 comments »

Hi! Took a break from the kids table and chairs as suggested by some great people. On to a donation item for my sled hockey team. Hopefully we can do a raffle or something with it. :) The one thing I really struggled with is the 6 inch hole. I cut it out with a jigsaw and then sanded to the line. I wanted to go over it with a roundover bit… when I did it made it lopsided and bad! I’m not sure how I’m gonna fix that, lol. The good thing is, I have a wrap to put on it!! ...

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Next Kitchen Project #8: Drawer building, part 1

10-25-2018 05:36 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Well…made the mistake of telling the Boss that I could bring the base cabinet upstairs….but,,that Ugly thing had to be empty, and out of the Kitchen..first…..was almost like a bomb had gone off! First off,,,there WAS a zip-tie holding the doors shut…for the simple reason that was the only way they would STAY shut…picture above is after two trash bags were filled…and a tub for the firepit.. Was filled enough to start a second one….tried to help&#...

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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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