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Project by Jerry posted 05-08-2014 01:15 AM 918 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife collects pens, so I made this for her collectibiles

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.





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Robsshop

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#1 posted 05-08-2014 03:14 AM

Very solid looking build Jerry. Once again, good tight joinery and more importantly, you have made Mama happy !!!

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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cyclops4069

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#2 posted 05-08-2014 03:25 AM

what a great little pen box!!...I chuckle when I say this …only because my wife has never forgiven me for a box I bought in Bali on holiday way back in 1996. I got sucked into buying a beautifully carved little box…..I saw it in the hands of one of the local street vendors…..I jumped out of our hire car….ran across the road to haggle with the local…..all along my wife was getting frustrated at the lack of control I showed in buying “trinkets”.......only to find out when I got back home the box I bought was too short for ANY of my pens…...she still laughs today at that moment from the past…..and my PEN BOX!!!!

-- regards, cyclops4069

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kani

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#3 posted 05-08-2014 11:46 AM

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Jerry

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#4 posted 05-08-2014 02:25 PM

Thanks Rob, yes she be very happy

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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Jerry

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#5 posted 05-08-2014 02:25 PM

Thanks Cyclops, funny story that…

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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Jerry

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#6 posted 05-08-2014 02:26 PM

Thanks kani.

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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TerryDowning

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#7 posted 05-08-2014 03:20 PM

Nice and tight on those finger joints, very nicely done.

-- - Terry

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DanielP

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#8 posted 05-08-2014 03:33 PM

Jerry…A great box. In your last project you mentioned the tools you are working with leave much to be desired, so getting the precise alignments in this project tells me you posses some serious ingenuity and aptitude.

-- Dan P.

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Jerry

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#9 posted 05-08-2014 06:57 PM

RE TerryDowning and DanielP: Thanks guys, this was a real struggle for me.

I managed to locate a Shopsmith alignment manual online. It’s amazing how much better things got when I went through all of the alignment steps in the correct order.

I’m still, however, dealing with a fair amount of runout, probably as much as a 1/32 or more, it seems to be in the arbor itself, so no matter how precisely I set up the box joint jig, there is still that factor.

I’ve learned to compensate for it a fair amount, though, but at this point, it’s becoming apparent that hand cut dovetails are actually easier for me than setting up the box joint jig.

I’m scouring Craigslist for a good buy on a decent table saw, because I did a complete restoration on the Shopsmith, it’s got all new bearings, and I still have this runout problem, and I have no idea how to fix it.

I can compensate easily on regular straight crosscuts and rip cuts, but not on box joints..because of the indexing, each deviation becomes magnified as I move across the board.

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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Roger

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#10 posted 05-21-2014 12:10 AM

Nice build for a fine collection. Good one Jerry

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Jerry

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#11 posted 05-21-2014 02:05 AM

Thank you Roger!

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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