Shop Remodel #37: Last puzzle piece again, the fifth corner ;)

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Blog entry by bearkatwood posted 01-21-2016 12:13 AM 1192 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I know I said yesterday I got the last piece of the puzzle, then I get a package today. It was something I ordered two months ago, but Lie-Nielsen had trouble with a batch of bronze so they scrapped a line and had to remake them.

It is always fun to get their packages, I get to catch up on the haps of Portland, ME.

I got my new scratch beader and it looks nice in its’ new home. I will make a holder for it one of these days.

Always one tool away from success! No wonder I never have any folding cash in my pocket ;)

So today I got the side panels of the bench glued together. I was worried about having enough stock thickness in the legs for the leg vise hardware so I added a chunk in where it attaches. It doesn’t look too hot, but it will be behind the chop and make sure it holds up to plenty of torque.

I used hickory plugs and my mortiser to make square draw bore pegs which worked wonderfully. I offset the holes by about 1/32 and it all just sucked together. It didn’t need the clamps once they were in, but I kept them clamped get to get the extra umpf.

Tomorrow I will cut them off proud and chamfer the ends.

That done it was time for a mythbusters base episode. I hunted through the shop for some quarter-sawn walnut for the bases to the candlestick holders. Using quarter sawn helps to keep everything from moving too much so they will hold up over time. I will also run a screw up through the bottom to help hold them together and cover it with a “made in the usa” sticker ;)
I milled up the lumber and used a coffee cup my kid got at a mythbusters’ exhibit at the OMSI a few years back.

Then I cut them out and sanded them round.

and routed them with a decorative edge.

Then glued them to the candlestick holders.

-- Brian Noel

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#1 posted 01-21-2016 12:21 AM

“Always one tool away from success”

That’s hilariously true in my mind.

If I only had this my woodworking would be taken to the next level

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#2 posted 01-21-2016 12:46 AM

New tools
Myth Busters
and screwed up candlesticks
It don’t get much better that this. LOL

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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#3 posted 01-21-2016 12:55 AM

If I only had this my woodworking would be taken to the next level.
THATS WHAT I KEEP TELLING MY WIFE! but really as long as i keep making what she wants i buy the tools i want and she doesnt complain-too much-lol.oh brian i forgot this is about your project,looking great buddy.

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

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#4 posted 01-21-2016 02:55 AM

Your gonna love the criss cross.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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