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Building a brace till #31: Adjusting the doors and putting on the latches

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Blog entry by Dave Polaschek posted 05-04-2022 05:53 PM 830 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 30: Second door Part 31 of Building a brace till series Part 32: Hammers on the door »

Multiple projects going on in the shop today, so I didn’t make a ton of progress on the till. I did get the doors planed (and sanded – pine is almost as fast to shape with 60 grit as with a plane) so they’ll both close at once and then I installed the latches. I’ll probably need to take a hair more off each of the doors – maybe a 64th or so from each, so that they’ll still close once I put a coat of oil on the edges that meet in the middle.

I put the latches on the top of the till because I can still reach them just fine there, and they’ll hold better there.

Next up is outfitting the left door with hangers to hold whatever tools I decide need to live there, then it’ll be about time to call the till done.

-- Dave - Santa Fe



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Sycamoray

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#1 posted 05-04-2022 08:17 PM

It’s been good to follow along, even for those of us who have fewer braces to store.

Also glad to see that Cerro Pelado isn’t putting too much smoke onto you.

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 05-04-2022 09:10 PM

Thanks! I built the till when I only had four braces, but then I had to fill in…

Yeah, I’d rather not have fires, and we get a lot of smoky nights (with the air filters running all night), but mostly the winds have been blowing the smoke around us.

Hope you’re far enough from Hermit’s Peak / Calf Canyon that you’re ok.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#3 posted 05-04-2022 11:56 PM

The toll came out nice, be sure to post when the second door has the tools hanging.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 05-05-2022 12:15 AM

What do you mean multiple projects at once, When retired it’s one project at a time , start to finish, that’s it. hahahahaha. you know how that goes.
Coming along nicely Dave. I was looking at my bench cabinet last night. It’s not ready for a overhaul yet.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Dave Polaschek

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#5 posted 05-05-2022 01:41 AM

Thanks, Tom. Will do. I expect there will be that blog post before I get around to writing up the project.

Thanks, Dave! Till doors, laundry hamper door, plus the latest cholla bowl. I thought I was done with it, but looked at it more closely, and it needs at least one more shop session before I can call it done.

Plus I’ve got three or four ideas for stuff I need to get started on for this fall’s art show. Ugh. Can I go back to work? ;-)

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#6 posted 05-05-2022 08:32 AM

Coming along nicely Dave.

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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#7 posted 05-05-2022 11:00 AM

Looks good Dave, I like the latches on top, makes more since. With all of these swap tools I have been receiving I need a cabinet to store them in, within reach of the bench.

Nice view outside that window.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#8 posted 05-05-2022 11:39 AM

Thanks, Mike!

Thanks, Eric! Yeah, top was the only real choice for me, though i do tend to pile “stuff” up there, too. All of my templates for bookcase dovetails and for spokeshave handles live up there, along with a couple drafting rulers…

The view? Yeah, that’s just looking down our street with the Ortiz Mountains to the right and the San Pedro Mountains distant on the left (not really visible due to the smoke). I have to stand on tippy-toes to see out the windows, but it’s nice light filling the shop most of the day.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Eric

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#9 posted 05-05-2022 11:45 AM

Yes I like the windows in my shop to. Plenty of natural light. On the nice days I open the overhead door and the man door on the other end, get a nice breeze through the shop.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#10 posted 05-05-2022 12:01 PM

We’re still in spring here, which generally means it’s too windy to open the door and windows unless I really want a thorough cleaning of the shop, but opening the rightmost window, and the double doors (which is are on the left end) makes for a nice cross-draft, usually blowing out the door.

As I get older, I find I’m turning on the lights more often. I have three fixtures, all of which have 40W “corncob” LED lights in them (each equivalent to a 300W incandescent bulb). It’s pretty bright in the shop with the lights on. Plus I have a 2000 lumen LED work light mounted on the left side of the bench for when I’m carving or doing other work where I need raking light.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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