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Spalted box #4: Handle and monogram(pyrography)

06-17-2021 10:25 PM by Brodan | 2 comments »

Little more progress Next finish and latches

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Router Table Base #3: On to glue-up

06-17-2021 04:16 PM by BlueRidgeDog | 1 comment »

So I cut a small clearance miter on the tenons (so they have room to intersect in the mortise) and put a grove in the parts to hold a 1/4” plywood panel: I cut some maple ply to fit and did a dry fit: Once I was satisfied, I used west systems epoxy and started the glue up: Next up is boring holes for leveling feet, making the dust collection block off assembly (but the top has to be mounted first as you won’t be able to get to it otherwise) and on to drawers. ...

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Router Bits #1: Locking Miter Bit - How to Make a Locking Miter Joint (Video)

06-17-2021 03:28 PM by pintodeluxe | 8 comments »

I took some time experimenting with two methods to get crisp results with a locking miter bit back in 2013. I finally had a chance to make a video of these techniques. Here’s the video… Hope it helps someone that is new to routing locking miter joints, or helps someone improve the quality of joints on a second attempt. All you need are some 1/4” and 1/2” thick MDF strips!

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Carved birch mouse #2: Body rounding and ears

06-17-2021 01:19 PM by Dave Polaschek | 11 comments »

After yesterday’s work, I drew a other couple guide-lines along the edges of the mouse, about 1/8” in from the previous lines. Then I cut away between the new line and the line I’d carved yesterday. The goal is to give the mouse a rounded body. With that done, I worked on refining the area between his ears. As I didn’t have a short knife suitable for working in these tight spaces, I modified a longer one. I’ll add pictures of that later. Finally, I sanded his sides a...

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Carved birch mouse #1: Introduction and rough outlines

06-16-2021 05:06 PM by Dave Polaschek | 11 comments »

Last night while I was waiting for the house to cool off, I read the two-part series on carving a mouse at Tools For Working Wood. It was pretty good, so I took a couple screen-shots and when I had a few minutes today, I got started. First, I roughed out the mouse from a piece of birch on the bandsaw. Very 2D, and about 3/4 inch thick. Next, I used a rasp to quickly remove he bandsaw burns (I was using a 3/4” 3tpi resaw blade, not the best for cutting fine details) Then I dre...

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June 2021, leftover scraps of Ash, Box Project, maybe #6: Slips are showing, round-overs done

06-16-2021 03:42 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

So…started up the mitersaw…and cut four slips for length. Each gets a bead of glue, and a couple clamps….started on the longer sides, attempting to pull the bowed in side back out to straight…then work my way around from there… Some joints were better.. But, always seems to be That One… Oh well…going to be covered with a plywood floor above, and a brass foot below. Set this aside for a day..Removed the 3 main clamps from the lid blank.. ...

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Workshop build out #4: Tablesaw and router table cart

06-16-2021 09:14 AM by Savlaka | 0 comments »

So in setting up my shop the way I want to, I am putting most of the major tools that take up floor space onto carts. This time it is my tablesaw and an extension for the router to act as a router table.I am making the extension to more or less work with the tablesaw’s existing fence, both to extend my cut capacity on the saw, and to not have another tool table to have to make space for. The main cart is basic pine, cheap furring strips from the local Lowes, cut square there needed. ...

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Workshop build out #3: New Workbench, stage 2 started

06-16-2021 08:14 AM by Savlaka | 1 comment »

Stage 2 of my workbench project is to install storage under the main bench.I’m putting 7 drawers and a few shelves in place under the main bench, between the legs of the stand.The front face of the frame is made from jabota (Brazilian cherry) and the drawer faces are the same. The front frame is a mix of lap joints and mortis and tenion joints. The drawers sides are pine, and plywood, the bottoms are 5mm plywood. Construction of the drawers is simple screws with a f...

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Router Table Base #2: Cutting the big M/T joints

06-15-2021 08:51 PM by BlueRidgeDog | 4 comments »

I cut everything to length, sized for 18” drawer slides (they are okay in my opinion for kitchens, baths and shop furniture!). I then started cutting the big mortise and tenon joints for the fat maple sticks. I am actually making two of these so I have two carcasses to make. One is a table for the pantorouter. All in all I got the 32 mortises cut in the legs and have the tenons cut on over half of the rails. I had to stop as I need to empty the dust collector. Ne...

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Automated table saw fence and router table #1: Finished most of the mechanical construction and control software

06-15-2021 03:19 PM by DocWithManyHats | 9 comments »

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