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A Christmas Manger Shed

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Project by Karson posted 01-01-2009 02:23 AM 1196 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked by a neighbor to make a little rough style shed that she could put her manger items around for her home at Christmas.

I was looking for some pallet wood wasn’t able to find any so i looked in the workshop and I only found a couple of little pieces. And then I found my red cedar cache.

I grabbed a 6” board and did some resawing and I had my son help me, His resawing wasn’t quite as uniform as mine. The third panel in the third picture shows the roof panel that David resawed.

I tried to cut a little under 1/4” so that I could get 4 slices in some 5/4 wood.

The frame was built out of 3/4” wood and was glued and brad nailed at the glue joint. that was to hold it until the panels were put in place. It took four panels to cover the total surface so that was equivalent to one 1×6 14” long.

We then used a stapler to hold the panels as they were glued down.

I used the bandsaw to cut the 1/2 panels that were needed on the ends.

Dave also tried his hand at doing some of the cutting.

There was a dust collector running on the bandsaw, but you can see the dust that was missed.

The shed as delivered.

I know it looks like the picture was taken in a fog, but it was really a cold camera from outside taking a picture inside and getting lots of fogging on the lenses inside and outside.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †





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Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 01-01-2009 02:35 AM

Cute little project buddy! That was nice of you to do.

Happy new year!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 01-01-2009 02:43 AM

Looks great Karson, and you got the son to help you out: Bonus Points!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#3 posted 01-01-2009 03:42 AM

looks fun…and man—-that’s one band saw blade!!! looks huge…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 01-01-2009 01:38 PM

Nice work Karson.

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 01-01-2009 07:54 PM

That is a wonderful project and the cutest manger scene that I’ve ever seen : ) That bandsaw blade looks pretty intimidating to me . I’ll give your youngster credit for stepping up to the machine in the first place and he can only improve his cuts with practice ! Happy New Year to you and your family : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Karson

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#6 posted 01-01-2009 08:00 PM

I agree with letting him try. It looks to me that the board was not pressed tight to the fence at the bottom. I was behind him at the time and holding the wood on the outfeed side.

The blade is a 1” Laguna resaw King blade. carbide tipped and resharpenable at $45.00 each. The blades cost $1.75 per inch of blade.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#7 posted 01-01-2009 08:15 PM

A friend of mine also has a carbide tipped blade but I don’t know the brand name..It slices through Hard Maple like it was styrofoam ! Have you used yours enough yet to need resharpening ? What kind of BS do you have and how many HP to turn that 1” monster ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Karson

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#8 posted 01-01-2009 09:17 PM

I’m waiting for two of them to be returned. I sent them the first week in December. I called and was told that they were being resharpened. I’ve never gotten one resharpened before.

I have a friend, member of the woodworking club, he sent one off for resharpening and they said the blade was defective and sent him a new one. So they seem like a reputable company.

I was going to send one off for sharpening so i went to buy a second blade so I’d have one in the interim and they had a special buy one and get the second for 1/2 price so I ended up with two new blades. So now I have three of them. They should last me the rest of my life.

One of the blades had been on the saw 5 minutes and I tried to resaw a figured block of oak and as soon as I hit the wood I saw sparks fly. It had sand imbedded in the end of the log. The blade was shot. So I didn’t get very good life from it. The other blade I was resawing some camphor wood and I cut maybe 5’ and the blade was shot. I guess imbedded silica in the wood. So for some strange woods I’m going to use other blades to do the resawing. And save the carbide ones for my known clear lumber.

I’m going to cut some Chehem and Macacuba today for a couple of shoulder planes that my son and I are going to make next weekend.

Happy new Year to you also Dusty.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#9 posted 01-02-2009 04:08 AM

Well done Karson, great piece of cedar.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 01-02-2009 11:46 PM

wow , I’m sorry to hear about the short lives of those two blades : ( I’ve got to check out the Camphor wood as it is new to me along with the other two that you’ve mentioned here . thanks for the feedback : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 01-03-2009 03:48 PM

Hi Buddy;

I hope you outlive thirty of those blades. (more if you get them at a discount)!

You have a big heart my friend, and I’m sure proud to know you. (helps to balance out my other friends) LOL

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 01-03-2009 03:48 PM

Oh, and nice project!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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