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Around the Shop #6: Xmas Plate Rack

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Blog entry by Don W posted 12-09-2012 02:25 AM 3772 reads 0 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: A Rustic Corner Cupboard Part 6 of Around the Shop series Part 7: Deadman Upgrade. »

The wife has been going back and forth on a plate rack. She was looking for an antique rack, but has been unable to find one to fit her needs. My instructions were keep it simple, you know I don’t like fancy. So I need to keep it simple.

I had some poplar that I cut a few years ago, so it would be perfect. This will be a painted project. I hope you can follow along.

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So for a basic design and layout. No she won’t be using these plates in this thing, but if it broke, this one would be ok.
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So I got eh side layout approved. I hope you can see were its headed with the not so great picture.

Next I screwed the 2 side pieces together so I could cut them out all at once.

Then sized a few more pieces. I’ll get some hand tool use, so for this task I’ll bring on the power.
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Off to the bandsaw to cut out the curves.
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The central machine for the curves works well,
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But the straignt cut is the Walker Turners job.
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All saw cuts get cleaned up with the #65.
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Holes gets drilled for the dowels.
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I thought about getting out the shooting board, but the bench hook and the 65 worked just fine for the minor adjusting.
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Some layout work for the hanger plate.
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And handsaw work to natch for it.
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counter sinking.
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And now for the plate grooved piece. We’ll start with the #604 jack. The cambered cut worked like a charm.
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Even out the top a little with the Smoother #604
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grab the largest hollow I have and cut the groove.
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So with the dowels cut and temporarily in place we’ll test out the hollow. It looks good for my taste.
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And some more clean up with the 65.

And that’s all I had time for today. Tomorrow should be plugging some screw holes and other cleanup getting it ready for paint. I could have sworn I took a shot of it dry fitted, but you’ll need to image what it looks like until tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com



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#1 posted 12-09-2012 02:43 AM

Thanks for taking the time to take all the pictures. Looks good Don.

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#2 posted 12-09-2012 02:47 AM

Awesome Don. You make it look easy. What do you use to plug the holes?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#3 posted 12-09-2012 02:53 AM

Well done, you do make it look easy, and quick.

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#4 posted 12-09-2012 02:56 AM

Looks good Don.

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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#5 posted 12-09-2012 03:15 AM

well i hope there is time for some hot chocolate on this project, as you sip on it looking at your fine work of craftsmanship…cant wait to see this ready and in use…keep mama happy..thats our moto…......grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 12-09-2012 03:15 AM

Great work as always Don. Thanks for taking us along.

-- ~Tony

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#7 posted 12-09-2012 03:17 AM

Nice! I like the use of he hollow and #65, now I want me a #65…

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#8 posted 12-09-2012 06:40 AM

Beautiful piece Don and great demonstration of using power and hand tools for best effect. I always like how simple a project appears to you skilled folks. “What, this dish rack? Oh this is something I just threw together…”

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#9 posted 12-09-2012 10:31 AM

Nice tutorial. You do a really nice job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 12-09-2012 01:28 PM

Nice work great use of all the hand tools .

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#11 posted 12-09-2012 04:32 PM

Don what a treat. This should make the better half very happy. It’s looking good. Nice step by step..
Keep us posted.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#12 posted 12-09-2012 06:12 PM

So cutting some plugs. I had an interesting development that I haven’t figured out just yet. I drilled the counter sink with a 3/8” drill. Grabbed my 3/8” plug cutter and went to town. The plugs were way to small for the holes. Grabbed a half in drill and a test piece, cut a 1/2” plug and it fit perfect. I’ve had this set for a long time so I verified 3/8” is stamped on the plug cutter and 3/8 is stamped on the drill. I need to see how I manged to screw that up. I wound up re-drilling for 1/2” plugs. Its a good thing its being painted.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#13 posted 12-09-2012 08:46 PM

I don’t think anyone would notice, Don, without a photo display. Goes back to what I keep saying about woodworkers being excessive confessors :) We share all our sins, even when there isn’t any. I had a plug cutter set and a separate set of countersinks. It seemed like all the countersink sets never matched the plug cutter sets. One would be too large, the other too small. As I get more exposed to tools online, I find there are some that actually make sense and work together.

Your work is excellent. Thanks for sharing the journey.

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#14 posted 12-09-2012 09:54 PM

A few more shots.

The part that concerns me David, is I’ve been using them for years with what I thought was the exact same routine. Somewhere i slipped.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#15 posted 12-09-2012 10:51 PM

well ive heard of folks not having all there marbles, but i think in this case your a wood worker with all of your plugs….it worked out ok in the end, and nobody will be any the wiser…i like how this turned out, when i built my kitchen, my wife and i both wanted the cabinet for the dishes to be made like this, with a rack, and so that is what i did, and weve liked it ever since…..this is another wood working project completed by our very own competent don …...bravo..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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