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Creating the Morgan #5: The Wind Screen

06-21-2022 04:58 PM by DaveS2 | 3 comments »

Of all the parts to be created, I found this part, the Wind Screen, to be the most tedious and, for me, the most difficult. I’m not sure why but I just couldn’t wrap my head around it. I watched and watched and watched Dutchy’s blog on this but still I was not sure how to proceed. I reached out to Dutchy, and fortunately for me, he was very willing to help out and offer insight and advice. I really want him to know how much I appreciate his help. The first step is to ...

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Creating the Morgan #4: Spoked Wheels

06-21-2022 04:22 PM by DaveS2 | 5 comments »

I have reached the fabrication of the wheels. While I definitely considered doing the wheels shown in the plan, I finally decided that I would just make spoked wheels using the jig I copied from Bushmaster. The biggest question was how many spokes. I decided on a total of 16. I turned the tire part and rim part to the appropriate diameter. I made each rim blank 1-5/8 long and using a 1-5/8” forester bit I bored out the interior of the rim to the depth of 1-inch, leaving the 5/8...

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A Project for June.. #16: Bored on a Monday night

06-21-2022 03:05 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Normally, the shop is closed on Mondays….less chance of Murphy fouling things up…as he likes Mondays. Got bored with sitting around in me “Sunday go to meeting” clothes and shoes….changed back into “Work Clothes”, and went to the shop, late last night…..Removed the bigger clamps from the glued up panel, but left the cauls on the ends….lighter to move the panel, that way (didn’t hear any creaks, nor cracks FROM the board..) Deci...

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House Projects #12: Taking Care of Business... #2

06-21-2022 01:45 PM by littlecope | 5 comments »

(continued)Though I have wanted to “press on” with this Office project, other duties and work have not been neglected!When Spring arrived, I finally got around to removing a section of dilapidated stockade from the yard…LJ”s won’t let me post images of that for some reason, saying the file is > 5 MB???Anyway, light gray trim was painted next, which included the Crown Molding and the French Door… What a lucky find that door was! Happy too, that it...

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Making Segmented Bowls #1: Making An Alternate Block Pattern

06-21-2022 01:27 PM by adot45 | 4 comments »

I start with making a glue block. I’ve always used glue blocks for my bowls mainly because I have never figured out how to make a mortise in a base to start with. I’m making this bowl with a Hard Maple body and Padauk trim and design ring. Once the glue has dried I give the base a quick rounding up and truing up the face. Since the glue has to set overnight to dry I can start making the rings for this bowl. This one takes 9 rings of 16 segments each. The solid base is 11 an...

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House Projects #11: Taking Care of Business... #1

06-21-2022 11:58 AM by littlecope | 4 comments »

We left off work on the Office here early in April, after just finishing the wallpaper removal…Started skim coating and repairing the plaster, and removed the crown molding for easier painting… I learned during the Sun Room renovation, how useful a vacuum can be while sanding! That might look like a lot of vacuum for a little sander, but you would appreciate how little dust escapes it, especially if you had seen how much dust was created without it!When this was satisfactori...

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A Project for June.. #15: More lid work, start on a collar

06-20-2022 12:57 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Have the panel in the clamps….need a collar to go around it. Raise panel needs grooves to hold it. Collar is also to hold the lid’s hinges, and a latch (s) of some sort…so.. Tablesaw: I need the box off of the top of the saw, and the saw brought out further into the shop…have that 4th plank to cut down a bit...Too much bark showing, and it tapers from a 1×6 down to barely a 1×4… Well, measured how much I need for 2 long sides…36-1/4...

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A Project for June.. #14: Jointer Work, and a glue up...

06-19-2022 03:44 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

When last seen, these 3 panels.. Were in need of a Jointer being run along all 6 edges….as I hadn’t decided which edge goes against which edge…Picked out the showiest plank, and called it the “Center”.... These are 1×6 x 36” planks….might as well get out the big, cordless Jointer….plane. Stanley No. 8c… I have a 36” long Lufkin Tinner’s Rule….makes a nice straightedge….checking for both high and low...

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Boxes #3: Round 3 of Boxes

06-19-2022 01:31 AM by Eric | 13 comments »

The Sweetie let me spend some good time in the shop today. So started on a another round of boxes. Started by breaking down some 8/4 Ash, ripped at 5/16”, then ran through the planner to just over 1/4”, taped the pieces together so the edges were standing up and ran that stack through the planner, a tad bit over 2”. 2 of the boxes will measure 9” x 7” x 2” high. Cut the required lengths that I needed. Laid everything out, finger joint, and groves. Ove...

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The video I wish I watched before installing a SHELIX

06-19-2022 01:09 AM by TheSnekkerShow | 8 comments »

This is my second time upgrading a DeWalt DW735 thickness planer with a SHELIX cutterhead, so instead of wondering how to do it, I was more interested in how I could do it better than the last time. There’s always room for improvement and usually more than one way to get the job done right, but I think this video is going to make the whole process go a little smoother for anyone doing this upgrade. It’s an hour long, so bring a snack.One of the few things I couldn’t figure ...

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