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June 2021, leftover scraps of Ash, Box Project, maybe #5: Out of the clamps, lid work

06-15-2021 06:25 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, clamps can come back off…SLOWLY.. First 8..only leaves.. The 4 longer ones. I left the spacers inside…as one side wanted to bow in a bit..still, clean up began… Beltsander to trim down any longer fingertips…smooth plane to level the rest…worked my way all around the outside of the box….also, checked on how well the grain flowed around the corners…I hope..Corner #1… #2 (note the fat finger?) I THINK this is #3 corner… ...

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Journey into Woodturning #62: Cigar Ashtray

06-15-2021 02:16 PM by MovingChips | 1 comment »

This project was a duplicate or inspired by Huw’s turn awhile back. He received a stainless-steel disc from Luie from Woodworking 220-7. Luie was kind enough to send me a few of these disc’s so to the lathe I went to make an ashtray. I had a perfect piece of Box Elder for this project and wasted no time getting on the lathe. I used a faceplate to get the bottom turned. I attempted to use the elf decorating tool, but failed. I’m sure it’s my fault and not the tool or wood. So as some sor...

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Spalted box #3: Lid with wood hinge and interior tray

06-15-2021 01:12 AM by Brodan | 4 comments »

Assemble the lid. 3/8 mortise to attach the handle to the box. I’m thinking something with hard lines to match the overall look of the box. Will be black walnut to match the hinge. Cut a relief on the bottom to produce a shadow line for visual interest rather than adding an alternate material. After viewing samples, I agree with the suggestion that additional materials could detract from the spalting. Experienced the difficulty of holding a sharp edge on the miters. Whether the level of ...

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June 2021, leftover scraps of Ash, Box Project, maybe #4: Last corner done, dry fit, then the glue and Clamp Flash Mob

06-15-2021 01:11 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, rest of the corners at done… This was Corner #3…but it was the last of the corners milled…same as before…Enough that I could put all four corners together into a dry fit… So, how did the last corner turn out? The one on the right. Not too hateful? While I had this all set up, had a stack of clamps stop by….needed to get preset, as to which sized clamp can be used… Just 8 clamps? Hmm….we’ll see….noted I would need...

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Dust Collection overhaul #2: Move it, Move it...Move it

06-15-2021 12:39 AM by jefrench | 4 comments »

After disassembling Doc Oc and thus breaking some of the blast gates because I taped them together SO well, I moved the Craftsman 113 back to the corner:I reconnected it to the old 2 1/2” vacuum tubes for the older tools and and started the 4” run. I started looking locally (as I always try to do) for parts and found plastic connectors but I didn’t want to use PVC for the runs because, again, I read on this site that metal is better. So I began trying to mate the plastic a...

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Dust Collection overhaul #1: Doctor Octopus

06-14-2021 11:59 PM by jefrench | 0 comments »

When I got my new tablesaw, jointer and planer I needed to add a 4” channel my dust collection system. My Craftsman 113. was way in the corner of my shop and I read from you guys that even 4” expandable hoses shouldn’t be more than 6’. So I moved it right into the center of the shop (see the pic). It looked like Doctor Octopus and took up way too much room. Plus I found out that the basic black plastic blast gates collect dust in the shunt channel and keep it from ...

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Router Table Base #1: Lumber and Planning

06-14-2021 10:47 PM by BlueRidgeDog | 2 comments »

When I first setup the current shop, I purchased an inexpensive router table. I went with the Rockler brand as I liked their lift. Over time I did not care for the table top or fence. They worked, but the T track slot caught on work (and I never used it…to this day I still know of no router table operation that requires or uses a miter slot…though I can imagine using it for locking in a feather board). But I digress. I replaced the top recently with some birch ply and made ...

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Hand Tool Journey #46: Stanley 244 Miter Box Resto-. My gawd did I ever F up!

06-14-2021 08:49 PM by Airframer | 6 comments »

I was reading back through this blog last night (I was bored ok?) And remembered that I was in the process of collecting a full set of Stanley Sweetheart miter boxes. It also spurred a curiosity as to how the 2 I already restored had faired the years sitting in a drafty and humid barn till I started getting the shop together. Well they are still in pretty good shape though they have started to develop aome small areas of light surface rust. Last night on a whim I pulled my 246 apart to do ...

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Wood12 Computer desk #1: Ideas

06-14-2021 05:20 PM by Thanyth | 1 comment »

Side note, I’m not sure I will keep it update whenever the build start, might not be before I’ve finished it. But until then I’m probably gonna document a big part of it Project: Wood12 – Computer Desk Part 00 – Ideas ‹-Part 01 – Sketch Part 02 – Plan Part I – Build log (start of it, other part TBD) Hi reader, I’m new here. I fell in love with a desk someone post on reddit r/woodworking 2 years ago. My present desk was made by ...

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Small Projects #48: Jatoba Strong Box (almost there ...)

06-14-2021 05:25 AM by Madmark2 | 2 comments »

Friend asked me to build a cash box. Something small enough to fit under a bed but still capable of holding significant amounts of cash in a neat and orderly fashion. Strong boxes have a long history. They are often metal banded and reinforced and are designed to resist attack. Being wood, fire can breach the structure. However, being a paper money storage strong box, fire will destroy the contents, defeating the purpose. I tried to think of every potential attack, sawing, smashing, pry...

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