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Stepback Cupboard in Pine #1: A start up

02-22-2018 02:36 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Ok, seems I did so well making the last one out of Ash…now my Daughter wants one….and, since she usually PAINTS ( grrrrrr) her furniture items…..hers will get made from Pine….then I’ll hand her a brush…. There was a few design changes, as well…..the raised panel door on the lower cabinet? No longer there, open shelves (2) with a face frame around them. I still get to build the two drawers, though. upper cabinet will stay the same…..fo...

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Butterfly Spline inlay on a Kanna Dai

02-19-2018 03:24 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 1 comment »

This is a repair that is often done when a Kanna has a split or check in the wood. Rather than simply filling it with epoxy and/or superglue, it is way better to use a mechanical connection to repair the crack and ensure that it doesn’t expand or get worse in the following years. View on YouTube The key for these (literally) is to make the spline as strong as possible, and to ensure that it stays put, it does need to be glued in place. The maker of this dai is a gentleman named J...

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Treasure Box III - Post #1: Remember the Treasure Boxes series?

02-14-2018 08:25 PM by Patricelejeune | 7 comments »

Remember TB I & TB II ? Here is TB III Well. As you can see it is not quite finished yet. But we have been really busy at the shop working on other project that I did not even take the time to post… But here we are, back on track. Drawing is almost done, the 2 sides are finished and ready to be cut, top and front need to be verified and the back needs a bit more massaging, but it’s there. We have taken this opportunity to clean up the veneer cellar with...

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A Stepback Cupboard build #15: A finale....cupboard delivered

02-05-2018 11:27 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

More of a way to close this blog…..been fun. Back was cut down to size….hand saw and a plane were used.. Everything got a coat of amber shellac..even the insides of the doors.While getting ready to move this 73-1/2” tall cabinet…decided to fill in the “empty space” under the book case.. Had some leftover Ash, to make a front and a back, couple of pieces of Poplar for two sides, and some leftover 1/4” plywood for a bottom.. And a simple...

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A Stepback Cupboard build #14: Door is done, start on a finish?

01-31-2018 01:07 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok….Wasn’t that great of a day Sunday….door came out of the clamps…..and I fought the rest of the day with it.. Corner brackets: despite pilot holes, still snapped a bunch of screw heads off….even broke the bit in my Vix bit! One corner wanted to split out….got that taken care of… Size of the door vs size of the door opening…...somehow, despite measuring everytime I turned around…the width of the door was too wide for the openi...

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A Stepback Cupboard build #13: Build a door?

01-28-2018 01:21 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Not sure IF this is the hard way, or the easy way, to build a door….About 11:00 am started down to the shop…going to be a LONG day.Got the panel out of the clamps..wasn’t too bad, really…..set up to square the ends. Little 6” circular saw to make the cuts…..then tried to flatten the faces of the panel a little bit better.. Meh…work in progress, was also trying to decide which face looked the best…..coin flip?Set up one other power tool.. ...

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A Stepback Cupboard build #12: Bookcase needs a door

01-27-2018 03:30 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Well, I snuck back down to the shop later that night…..fought with the bandsaw to rip a few boards.. Plan was to rip two stiles, and two rails, to build a frame to house a raised panel door…..1/2” blade was duller than…. Threw it away, the only sharp blade left in the shop was a 1/4” wide one. Somehow managed to rip the four pieces to width….the two in the picture are the rails. Wavy as an old county road. Had to use a jointer plane to level ...

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A Stepback Cupboard build #11: Face frame, and a bit of assemby work..

01-25-2018 07:09 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Maybe even a PIP? Got the parts for the face face milled.. Jointed the edges. Milled some tenons.. That I thought were correct…..was a bit too much tenon….Chopped a few mortises… Until I could do a glue up.. Later, came back and tried a dry fit to the front of the case…case was wider than the frame….added a thin strip along the outside edges. Drilled a counter bored holes. Marked out, and drilled counter bored holes to attach the top. mar...

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A Stepback Cupboard build #10: Shelves, and a top shelf

01-23-2018 05:40 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Won’t be quite as long winded, this time around…..Had three blanks for shelves…..they needed to fit into the sliding dovetails I milled into the sides. Had the router set up.. With a fence. Needed a way to support it, while making a cut…..decided to gang all three blanks up.. And do a few test runs.. They were a bit ragged, but a small file soon cleaned them up.. Had a few errands to run…came back and made a few more cuts..Got all six pins done,...

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A Stepback Cupboard build #9: The Upper case/Bookcase started

01-22-2018 04:48 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Been a bit busy, will try to get things up to date. Ripped one of the new planks down, and jointed a few edges… Got things so any gaps went away.. Glue and clamps.. then repeat for the other two boards.. Let this sit a day, or so…..I laid out for a few shelves. Borrowed one of the books that will be housed in this bookcase, to get the spacings I needed.. And cut three blanks for the shelves….Will have to add a bit to the blanks, to get them deep enough&#...

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