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Blog series by KnickKnack updated 07-14-2011 04:57 PM 6 parts 11248 reads 2 comments total

Part 1: Starting out

07-09-2011 08:56 PM by KnickKnack | 0 comments »

Hiyas— First up – if you’re here looking for woodworking insights, techniques, cool jigs etc etc – well, you’re in the wrong place. The only things you’re likely to learn here are things to avoid. That and something about how my mind works, or mostly, doesn’t work. Feel free at any moment to leap in with tips, hints, or laughter. I expect quite a bit of laughter – that’s OK. Still – in the interests of science here I go̷...

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Part 2: Recovering from yesterday

07-10-2011 09:03 PM by KnickKnack | 2 comments »

Yesterday saw us (that’s me, really) with a bit of resawn Jatoba. I say resawn – it actually looks more like someone took an axe to it and did a bad job.I consider putting that stuff in the scraps pile and starting over. But then I figure I can always do that later – nowt to be lost by actually trying to salvage what went wrong and get the a couple of pieces I want. I decide to try a similar technique to what I used to make the angled wedge cuts – to attach “f...

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Part 3: Having a pretty good day

07-11-2011 06:07 PM by KnickKnack | 0 comments »

So.Where were we?Right – I recall – it’s all starting to come together. I’m going with a plywood base, so I route out a 4mm slot around the right places in the ash and Jatoba… I’ve always loved, and been jealous, of those pictures people sometimes post of all the pieces of project neatly laid out waiting to be glued together. Everything always looks so clean and tidy.I cut out the base, trial fit, and sanded the “difficult” surfaces to...

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Part 4: 2 steps forward, 2 steps backward

07-12-2011 07:02 PM by KnickKnack | 0 comments »

Thor was OK – too much cgi and not enough acting for my taste. That and the theatre was hot, and it was too loud. Anyways we stayed in town last night, did a whole bunch of shopping, so I only got into the “shop” at about 3, so not much could be done.But, no matter, there’s not much left to do.First I checked if any of my existing handles would hack it… This one of oak (yet to be fumed) and ash… I actually quite like that – it stands above t...

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Part 5: Handle version 2

07-13-2011 06:16 PM by KnickKnack | 0 comments »

Having slept on it, I decide that it’s a nice handle, but that it really isn’t going to work on this box – so it gets consigned to the “handles of the future” stash, and I set about making another one.This time I’m going to suspend a piece of Jatoba from pale ash and see how that goes.On a small piece of ash I route out an 8mm slot – I figure it’s going to be easier to do it now on a small piece than later, on 2 very very small pieces… ...

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Part 6: The finishing line

07-14-2011 04:57 PM by KnickKnack | 0 comments »

Having slept on it, I decide to go with the handle I made last night. To be 100% honest I’m sure boredom played some part in that decision, but I’m not sure how much, or maybe I’m in denial – I just really didn’t want to make yet another handle. I draw on positioning lines and measure, mark, measure, measure, measure to get it central. As is my custom, I then chock pieces of wood so I can locate the piece in the right place again… Dowels in the ha...

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