Four New Projects to Start 2016

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Blog series by HappyHowie updated 01-15-2016 04:00 AM 3 parts 3638 reads 3 comments total

Part 1: Milling Rough Sawn Lumber for Three of These Projects

01-13-2016 06:47 PM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

What can I say? I am either a multi-tasker or I have ADD syndrome where I cannot concentrate on one thing. However, in my application development days I was able to work on things for hours and days on end. Why should I do that now? I am retired. As stated in a previous blog about my small workbench, I have plan for projects to start 2016. First, I am going to make a copy of Steve Latta’s Miniature Bench. Having that completed first should help me with the other project build...

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Part 2: Finished Milling Process

01-14-2016 04:37 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I got back into my shop to complete the milling process on the lumber for these three projects. Today with the 6/4 maple I had to square the edge of both short boards. Today I simply maximized the width of each board by ripping the boards on the table saw. The jointed edge goes up against the saw’s ripping fence and I determine which end of the board is the thinnest then I set the fence to skim cut that end . Later I will crosscut to an oversized length for each of the parts. Then...

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Part 3: Walnut of a Different Color?

01-15-2016 04:00 AM by HappyHowie | 3 comments »

Yesterday I jointed and planed the new walnut board I had bought at MacBeath Hardwood,. After I squared off one end and had cut the boards to their maximum widths, I laid them on my workbench to sticker them. It was then when I laid this new board next to the older walnut I had in stock for about six months that I noticed quite a difference in color and texture or grain. Can You See the Difference in Color In These Walnut Boards? The newest boards and darkest are the two on the outer edges...

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