Shop Remodel #33: Four Ended Candle

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Blog entry by bearkatwood posted 01-13-2016 01:38 AM 1049 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Wow what a day, I have been packing things in lately, I think my candle has four ends.
So today I got the bench top surfaced to thickness and cut to length, I glued up the split rail, glued up the candlesticks that I have to do, I helped with some cnc work for the carving side of the shop and helped with a prototype cane head. Then started on video #2 “The Tool Cabinet”. I have just about finished a sketchup design I have to do and have the blue prints in to be printed off. I am starting to work up a sketchup design and blue prints for a chair class/dvd. I had some brochures made up for Fridays ceremony.
All in all a big day.

Here is the bench top ready to be mortised out for the tail vise.

I could have cut out the opening section for the tail vise before clamping, but I half forgot to and half didn’t care as I thought mortising would give me some options of getting it right where I wanted and leaving it would help keep everything lined up flush. Maybe I was wrong, we’ll find out soon.

I used the bench top as a straight edge to clamp to for the split rail glue up.

The candlestick blanks are glued up and I used the same cauls I made the other day for the bench top. I have a feeling those are going to come in handy. I use them to set everything up and then they can be removed after it is clamped, helps keep it all lined up well.

This will make three sets of candlestick holders about 11” tall.

About this time of year we start getting cane orders for college graduation ceremonies. We have been doing them for quite a few years and every year we get crazy orders that we have to figure out how to make. This year among them is a batch of snake heads.

We also have some tiger heads and mountain peaks as well as some large compasses like we have made in the past.

I am going to a grant acceptance ceremony on Friday. I made a proposal to put a chair and bench in our local library and was accepted. They wanted to have some flyers to display, so I got those printed up today.
I went with simple and to the point.

The sketchup design and class I am starting on will be for the chair in the bottom right of the brochure.

I am also very excited that I started on the second and third videos for youtube. “The Tool Cabinet” and “The Bench” I am hoping they turn out good. I am going to do some explaining in “The Tool Cabinet” of the process instead of just a music video like the first one.
I will let you all know when it goes out.

I think that is about it, I am probably forgetting something, but that’s all I can think of for now. I am still contracted to jury duty and have to get my work in as I can, but I have managed to get some things done. I am looking forward to turning the bench legs and getting the bench put together.
Thanks everyone for reading along. This has been a wild ride!
Take care and have fun woodworking.

-- Brian Noel

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#1 posted 01-13-2016 09:31 AM

You sure are an active and busy man!
Great progess on the bench. Looking forward to see the videos!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#2 posted 01-13-2016 12:30 PM

Cool, nice work. Really like the cobras and the bench looks like its coming along great!

-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"

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#3 posted 01-13-2016 02:30 PM

great job on everything brian maybe a wild ride for you but a fun interesting ride for us cant wait to see the videos.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 01-13-2016 08:21 PM

It sounds more like your candle is in the fire. Thanks for sharing, I really enjoy watching everything come along.

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