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Hand tool revalations #2: Stanley No. 48, new to me

01-11-2012 05:25 AM by Andrew | 6 comments »

The top, I decided to assemble this with tongue and groove joinery, I have a Stanley 48, this is the plane that started the madness.it has 2 cutters, and a pivoting fence. With the fence one direction it cuts a groove, swing it 180 degrees and it cuts the tongue. The plane will center on 7/8” thicknessed wood, but one tip… make a decision, either the fence is always on the face of the peice or the back, and stick with it. If you flip back and forth, it will cause the face of y...

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Watch Box #6: Handle replaced, shaping started

01-11-2012 12:07 AM by Andy | 27 comments »

The handle.I did not like how the handle was looking, it appeared to lack any of the swirling grain that the top inset panel has. That happens sometimes after shaping, the good stuff ends up on the floor. Also… if you look close, you will notice in the picture below that I sanded too deep into the right corner of the handle and exposed the spline! Oops! So I made a new one from Black Palm Wood, a first time for me. The black color ties in with the Wenge corner splines, plus I love ...

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Medieval dugout chest . #3: Teaser .

01-06-2012 05:42 AM by randomray | 0 comments »

Sorry to those of you who were confused by my comment about pictures . No pictures of my shop till I get it cleaned up . Yes there will be pictures of this project ” it’s not really in my shop , it’s too big ”. This project was started some time ago and I made many in progress pictures … sigh , but lost them . So I’m going to describe the process and pose useing the tools and if I can find a small log do some more in progress pictures of a small project . F...

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Medieval dugout chest . #2: This thing is going to destroy my truck .

01-02-2012 06:20 AM by randomray | 5 comments »

I imagine a dugout chest has many names , but I have also heard them called log chests in english . I like dugout because they are just like dugout canoes . They are made from a whole section of a log so that name works well too . The basic idea is you get a section of tree about 6ft “2meters ” to 12ft “4 meters ” long and hollow out the inside after spilting off one side . More detail latter . As for tools many of our traditional hand tool designs go back hundreds in ...

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Watch Box #5: Hinges, Handle, Dividers

12-30-2011 05:17 PM by Andy | 11 comments »

After glueing in the medallion, I went ahead and sanded it flush with the lid. I did this to be sure it looked ok. I was worried about chipped out areas below the rim showing up after the sanding and it would be much easier to replace the panel at this stage before the entire box was shaped. It would make aligning the jig for recutting the recess less of a nightmare. But it looked fine. The handle is a piece of cut off from the Maple medallion. I simply slotted a mortise in it and the lid ...

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Replacement Speaker Boxes #2: Clamps are off...

12-30-2011 08:22 AM by Nighthawk | 0 comments »

Been a bit slack and well christmas and all that no excuse… anyway both speakers now glued and set, the back piece is not yet glued in, so we can assemble the wiring to the actual speakers when finished etc. Clamps are off and the long slow timely process of sanding to get them loooking good. This will also hide any inperfections of our glue up… Doh Have taped newspaper over speaker faces to protect them the best we can, so no dust can get in anyway. Also have done the same to ...

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Watch Box #4: Glueing in the medallion

12-28-2011 02:42 AM by Andy | 13 comments »

This shows the medallion getting glued in place. I decided to do a loose fit between the medallion and lid on this one due to the fact that I just couldn keep the bloodwood from chipping out even with a new cutter and climb cutting. I have done this before, filling the gap with black epoxy for a shadow line effect. I am using spacers to even out the gap. Before fitting the medallion I had ran a router around the inside of the box and cut a 3/8” x 3/8” rabbit for the lid to ...

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Watch Box #3: Fitting the medallion

12-28-2011 01:47 AM by Andy | 7 comments »

I cut the lid a little oversize and made a jig to route out for the maple center panel (medallion). And after. I always make a test piece to size the real insert to. And here is the maple insert prior to rounding the corners which I do by eye on a disc sander and final fit with a sanding block a little at a time. Stay tuned

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Watch Box #2: Cutting and assembly

12-28-2011 01:24 AM by Andy | 8 comments »

I carefully laid out the compartments on a sheet of plywood to be sure it would give the customer the room required. I then marked my cuts out for the body on the only piece of bloodwood I had left. I cut the board to the width of all four sides and slotted a kerf for the bottom. Here is a test piece of 1/4” ply. I mitered the sides and then cut slots for splines to add strength and dress it up a little. I used maple and wenge for the splines. This is how the spline...

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Watch Box #1: How it started

12-28-2011 01:03 AM by Andy | 11 comments »

This blog will show progress on an ArtBox I am building for a client. In September I received an email from a gentleman named Sean asking if I was interested in making a custom box to display his wrist watch collection. I said I typically dont do commission work for several reasons, but if he wanted to send me details I would look it over before deciding.We worked out the bugs and I agreed to make a box to hold eight watches. The color of the wood and the grain were important as well as...

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