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A computer desk #12: Lid installed, PIP

01-21-2019 04:04 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

2 hour shop time last night, 4pm to 6pm….parts for the lid were taken out of the clamps, sanded clean, and squared up. Bread board ends needed trim a bit. Found a strip of scrap that I could use to set the “meeting angles” of the lid Short section is for the top shelf. Once the angles looked decent, I could use these to set the bevel on the tablesaw The long section needed a bit of clean up, bandsaw did a wavy cut….once that was where it matched the top shel...

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A computer desk #10: Been busy, need to get caught up

01-18-2019 01:00 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Where was I? Had some mortises to chop? Well, I set up the router table, to mill grooves to hold all those pencils/pens Needed a few of these chopped out. Backer strip for the pencil holder..Was going to use the thin Ash strips…..went out and bought a 1/4” thin strip of Poplar, instead.. Rather than a full width hole, I made them to accept a notched end….drawer shelf is now full depth….dry fitted Had to trim the poplar a few times…kept wanting ...

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Big Texas Walnut Slabs #2: Big and Wide Texas Walnut Slab Check Them Out

01-16-2019 01:17 PM by Jeff_harden | 13 comments »

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Mandocello build series #7: Making a Virzi tone producer

01-15-2019 03:53 PM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

So, after weighting the pro and cons I’ve made up my mind and will install a Virzi in my M’Cello. Although it will be my first time playing around with one, It is something I want to ,First, have in for the sound it produce, second to learn something new and experiment with it.. The wood used is Torrefied Sitka Spruce https://youtu.be/i43RvuNjWh8

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Shop stuff #145: The bathroom Reno...Getting started on the vanity build

01-10-2019 11:07 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

I am finally getting a chance to get more up to date on things. In this video I start building a vanity for the bathroom we are renovating. Made from mostly solid cedar to go with everything else we have done so far. I go through the process of getting the basic cabinet fitted together. View on YouTube

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A computer desk #7: Frame installed, desk sides milled

01-10-2019 04:14 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Two trips to the shop….with naps inbetween…fighting a chest cold…among other things… Frame came out of the clamps...Sanded smooth and flat. Missed those slotted holes….went with a few counter bored holes…three in the front and back rails, and one in each end rail….1-1/8” screws, again. Milled a block of tapered Ash plugs, glued those in place, then trimmed them flush.. There IS a plug sitting there….honest.. I was going to fil...

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Handmade wooden kazoos!

01-07-2019 01:16 AM by TomGrin | 4 comments »

I start with a blank ¾” x ¾” x 5”. I made a little jig to drill them in the drill press. I use a 5/16” brad point bit. It’s not long enough to drill all the way through, so I have to flip them. I switch to a forsner bit and drill the hole in the body. I drill it about 1 ¾” from one end. I cut the top piece on the bandsaw with the aid of a fence. I cut them ¼” thick and 2” long and ¾” wide to match the body of the kazoo. I sand the top pieces on some sticky backed sandpap...

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A computer desk #4: Tenons done, mortises started

01-06-2019 01:07 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Unable to get to sleep last night…meandered down to the shop. A pair of 1×2s needed cross cut to length, edges jointed until they matched each other….any saw marks needed planed away.. Plane is a Millers Falls No. 11….seemed to work nicely, enough..made a mess of shavings.. Didn’t even clean up, just trudged back upstairs and tried to sleep, again….. Got a late start today….waited until after Lunch…meandered to the shop about 1 pm̷...

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A computer desk #2: Legs, Aprons, and Stretchers...

01-04-2019 05:21 AM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

Oh my! Two trips to the shop, today….first was to size some leg stock..had a plan drawn up.. Figured I could get the base done, and then size the “hutch” from there….Hauled a few items to the shop…getting that 8 foot long 2×4 to the shop was a bit..fun. Had the bench cleared off.. Needed to clean the saw off, as well… Needed two crosscuts from the 2×4…that didn’t involve this end.. Set the two on the saw, while I got set...

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Vise rehab #2: The other jaw done

12-28-2018 05:32 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Finally got a day to finish the vise rehab…had to tear out the old. First, the moving part was removed… And set aside…which left this.. Layer of Pine. I had chopped out a place for the vise to sit behind….screws holding it in place were all buggered up..Chisel to split off the “veneer”, and a pair of Visegrips to remove the screws…right into a trashcan. Was able to remove the two lags from under the vise…and set them aside…with ...

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