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Shaker Candlestands #2: Making the prototype

09-14-2016 02:30 AM by Phil | 0 comments »

The next step in make my Shaker candlestands was to figure out how to hold the spindles/posts to cut the dovetail mortises for the legs. After turning it over in my head for a couple of weeks, watching some videos on youTube (include 3 different New Yankee Workshop episodes where Norm makes pedestal tables), and trying a few options, I finally decided to make a fixture to hold & index the post at 120° and use a router to cut the mortises [1]. Here’s the fixture: The post...

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Walnut Night stand #6: Tuesday was a bit better

09-13-2016 06:55 PM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

Let’s see, cleaned the bench off a bit Except for a couple tools I thought I might need.. And brought this thing out of hiding.. Yep…that pine scrap did wind up glued in place. Wide chisel to pop it off. Got to looking at the legs….decided in the interests of it NOT falling over, a fourth legs was needed. First two legs were NOT 120* apart… Did NOT feel like digging another dovetail joint into the base with three already glued up. Used one leg as a pat...

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Walnut Night stand #5: NEVER work on Mondays

09-13-2016 05:04 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Yet, somehow I keep forgeting that one rule…. Came away from the Doctor’s visit, needing X-rays and Dr. Feelgood for a sore knee, I now have a Handicap thing to hang in the window of the van,,, I thought that somewhere in the shop, there were a few wood screws. Slotted heads, hopefully Brass ones….nope. Went to Lowes, to by a few screws…..#8×3/4” round head, slotted Brass screws…...that were priced like they were gold plated. 3 little ...

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Walnut Night stand #4: Leg work, van work, leg work

09-11-2016 01:43 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Just one of them days…..while waiting on the help to rouse himself out of bed…..went to the shop for a little while. Set the beltsander into the vise. The three leg blanks were wavy, and a couple were a bit fat. Turn the sander on, and hit the lock button. Held each part on the moving belt until the saw marks were gone, sides were flat. Found out that the inside curve was a decent enough of a match.. That it would fit the front roller. Got rid of some other saw m...

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Walnut Night stand #3: Back to wood working

09-09-2016 11:46 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Well..I did find Mr. Gumption today…...and he put me to work, so much so, I was dripping on everything in the shop. Gave the lathe a rest for a while. Decided to flatten the top, and work on it until a circle was done….almost. I have a Stanley No.5c, with a Schwarz style cambered iron. Scrubbed all the high spots down to match the low ones, was a bit rough. I went at an angle to the grain, mostly. Then went with a slightly bigger plane.. Used this #5-1/2 as a ...

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Walnut Night stand #2: Had to find my lathe

09-08-2016 11:32 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Before I could turn this post/column….Moved a couple stands around, moved a sheet of plywood elsewhere. Found a bench of some sort, removed all the junk ( well, almost all) that was piled up…...floor now has a footpath.. And ..lookee what I find.. I also found some tools for it.. So, got that chore out of the way. I got the blank out of all them clamps. Bandsaw to trim the neds a bit It is in the vise, until I could find out where the center is. Once found on e...

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Walnut Night stand #1: Started up

09-08-2016 04:55 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Well, the Cherry box is awaiting a delivery this coming Sunday. There is a little bit of leftover Cherry sitting around. Time to cut the other slab down to size? This used to be 7’.....cut the top slab at about 38” long. The other two add up to about 4’...Decided to cut the long slab down a bit.. Took a lOT of candle wax to cut through 2-1/4” thick slab. What I though was another slab of Cherry, turned out to be… Walnut. This slab was 9/4 thic...

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Shaker Candlestands #1: Testing the techniques

08-28-2016 01:21 AM by Phil | 0 comments »

After finishing my bookcases, I’ve started working on a pair of Shaker Candlestands. I turned the spindles last time I was at my in-law’s house: The tops will be from several panels I glued up years ago to use as shelves for a pair of end tables, then decided they were too nice to hide away. I’ll post pics of those later. This is a different kind of project than I’ve attempted before, and I want to get it right the first time. So, I’m going to validate t...

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Small workshop struggles with clutter; taking shortcuts

08-24-2016 04:21 AM by WoodworkinPROGRESS | 1 comment »

The past couple years ive developed a passion for woodworking. its my time where i can get so focused on my projects and completely block out anything the world is throwing at me at any given time. I guess you can say the craft itself is basically my therapist, only if i were to substitute a real therapist id probably save about 10x the money that i do on tools, but they are beginning to get to the point where they are starting to pay themselves off. In my opinion where the true passion for ...

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Rustic Step Stool Build

05-03-2016 09:11 PM by ShaunMeighan | 0 comments »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4BlNiZCJQY I needed a way to access higher shelves in my workshop, so I made myself a step stool out of some pallet wood! I hope you enjoy!

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