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• Mystery Cabinet #7: Mystery Solved

02-28-2018 12:04 AM by Ron Aylor | 31 comments »

Mystery Solved –  After cutting and fitting the last of the horizontal dividers, I glued everything together and gave this cabinet a few coats of whitewash to match the walls.                 I cut the first row of Ambrosia maple drawer fronts …  … the rest will be cut sequentially from these two boards. I just love the curl. I’ll end this blog here, and post the finished cabinet as a project once I complete the twenty little drawers. Click here for the finished cabinet.  Th...

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• Mystery Cabinet #6: Dividers

02-26-2018 09:52 PM by Ron Aylor | 12 comments »

Dividers –  I decided to have twenty drawers in this cabinet to store nails, screws, and various other hardware. Twenty drawers will require three vertical dividers and four horizontal dividers. I decided to tackle the verticals first. I have through dados on the top face of the cabinet bottom and stop dados on the bottom face of the jack plane shelf. As with half-blind dovetails I can only saw so far to form the shoulders of a stopped dado … no problem … I’ll just use the corner ...

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• Mystery Cabinet #5: Filling In the Shell

02-25-2018 05:10 PM by Ron Aylor | 12 comments »

Filling In the Shell –  Alaska was fantastic! We got to see the Northern Lights, walk with reindeer, go dog sledding, and I had my first Alaskan Icy Bay IPA. I must admit … it was hard coming back to Lilburn.  But come back we did … and after unpacking it didn’t take me too long to get back in the shop and continue work on my mystery cabinet. I used a backsaw to free-hand the shoulders of the dados …  … I chopped out the waste with a chisel, and ...  … cleaned up the ...

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• Mystery Cabinet #4: I Love Dovetails -

02-18-2018 12:43 AM by Ron Aylor | 9 comments »

I Love Dovetails –  Being quite productive yesterday, getting the parts roughed out and the sides shaped, I was going to give this cabinet a rest until I got back from Alaska, but …  … it didn’t take too long to pack and besides the plane doesn’t take-off until tomorrow afternoon … so, I thought perhaps I’d take some time and cut a dovetail or two …  Two led to four, four led to twenty … once all the tails were cut, and I squared things up with the help of a squa...

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• Mystery Cabinet #3: And So It Begins

02-17-2018 12:25 AM by Ron Aylor | 5 comments »

And So It Begins -  It was a veritable heatwave in Lilburn today … 75°! I took advantage of the wonderful weather and started roughing out some cabinet parts. I managed to cut and shape the sides …  … and get the horizontals cut. I got a bit carried away with the coping saw …                … but nothing a good filing won’t fix! I was also able to get the dovetails marked.  Before cutting the dovetails, I took the time to dismantle the old racks and pegs.                 Well, I made a ...

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• Mystery Cabinet #2: Considerations and Design

02-16-2018 02:32 PM by Ron Aylor | 12 comments »

Considerations and Design –  I want this cabinet to house my molding planes, jack plane, and various pieces of hardware. Currently, I have cans of stain and assorted chemicals all over the shop. I thought this cabinet might be a good way to corral all of these cans onto its top.  But first I need to think about some dimensions. I have 22-1/2” between rafters …  … and 36” from the top of my sharpening station to the wall plate. So my cabinet will have to fit within those dimensions...

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• Mystery Cabinet #1: The Problem

02-15-2018 03:20 PM by Ron Aylor | 16 comments »

The Problem – In my first shop lay-out, I had my bench positioned along a wall under a small window. I had my tool chest at the end of the bench, and pegs and racks for various tools on the wall above, all within easy reach. This was a great set-up for a number of years.  As time went on, I grew tired of constantly have to remove saw dust and shavings from inside my tool chest … so, I decided to move the bench to the middle of the shop for 360° access, and build a tool wall in...

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Shop Update #1: WoodWorkLIFE Shop Tour 2017

01-02-2018 09:46 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 0 comments »

Hey Guys, Wow, so much has changed here in the shop in 2017, and so much more is going to change in 2018. I figure lets document this moment in time before the tumult washes it away. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! My New Years Resolutions for my channel in 2018, More Shop Furniture/Organization More Please Wifey Projects More Behind the Scenes (On Patreon, Instagram, and Here) More Plans (Free to all of my Patreon Supporters [Support me on Patreon]) More Videos (Sh...

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Shop storage projects #1: Overview

01-01-2017 09:30 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Ok, not much for a picture today,maybe later on. Need to move and remove a few things in the shop. Can’t do a whole lot over by the Lathe bench. Too much other junk in place. However.. I can empty out, and clean up Tool Chest #1, and have it taken upstairs as a Hope Chest. I can remove a couple power tools from one spot, place them where the plane til is. Then place the power tools where the til used to be. I may have enough room to move the brace til over beside the pla...

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First Order Toolcart #2: What do I really need?

01-21-2016 01:57 AM by CJC716 | 2 comments »

So before I begin any more building of fixtures and/or parts I generated a list of items I want to be available at all times. This is just a quick update and the starting point of all my necessities. - Drill bits-Driver Bits – PH,Straight,Star, Square (Magnetic dish inset from HF)-Screwdrivers-Pliers -Countersink-Drill and Impact Driver-Most commonly used hardware for current project (modular component)-6” Clamps-12” Clamps-24” Clamps-measuring tools – Comb. Square, Eng. Square, Steel rul...

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