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Ladder for Towels? #6: Assembly, and a PIP

04-22-2021 03:41 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Cleaned things up a bit….cut a few wedges of Rosewood… Plan being….Work my way along one side of this ladder….adding one tread at a time….glued and wedged.. Some taking more than one wedge… Some getting a second wedge….I was going to then work along the other side… Since this side was done…had to wait a bit…had a repair going on… So…once this was done….I could then glue up the second side….after...

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Arts and craft clock...fuming

03-13-2021 04:38 PM by Brodan | 2 comments »

Starting with an old piece of plank flooring saved from a remodel we did. Have been wanting to build a clock in the arts and craft style. Using a combination ofarticles in Stickleys craftsman series and projects posted by other lumberjocks to come up with a design. Fumed using household ammonia in a cooler for about 48 hours. I expected it a little darker after 48 hours but I’m happy with the color after shellac . Pic of with and without fuming , both with 1 coat of shellac. I ...

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Upholstery For Woodworkers #1: Morris Chair / Rocking Chair Upholstery Resources

02-27-2021 05:55 AM by pintodeluxe | 8 comments »

As a woodworker first and upholsterer second, I struggled for years to find good information on how to upholster Morris Chairs and large rockers. Information on leather upholstery was particularly scarce in books, articles and videos. So I wanted to post this video as a skill share for other crafters that build chairs and might want to try their hand at leather upholstery. If nothing else, it may help someone know what to ask for when hiring an upholsterer. Leather Upholstery Tutori...

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Dealing with a blank wall #10: Almost done,handles, latches, and and a stain

02-21-2021 02:24 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Had a series of tasks to do….remove the clamps from the doors…drill 2 holes for the two knobs… Glue and clamp into place…and let sit a while. In order to install these mounting brackets… I had a problem, again… Bracket at the bottom was easy enough to do…pilot holes, even. Towel rod was a bit in the way, mehBut to do the top bracket…inside the case, underneath the top of the case… The drill will not fit here. So, while t...

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Dealing with a blank wall #9: Door #2 done...problems arise

02-20-2021 02:34 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Yep, Door #2 came out of the clamps looking great… Even the inside looked better… Figured I could set both doors on the case, just to see how things would look… Hmmm…something wasn’t quite right…tried to set both doors..but they would not line up with either the top or bottom shelves AND the sides of the case….got to checking the case itself…..1/4” out of square…grrr. Decided to at least install one door…Hinge tools...

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Dealing with a blank wall #8: Build a door 101

02-17-2021 02:07 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

or two…Was thinking of a way to clamp the corners …flat…Settled on a couple wooden pads, and a c clamp for each corner..went to the shop (on a Monday?) and made a bunch of pads up.. Just scraps of cedar, cut into pads just big enough to cover the corner joint….all the glue goes into that corner…So…tried this method out…3rd hand to help hold the stile still, long enough.. Spread some glue…add the two pads and a c clamp I had preset.. Ok,...

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Dealing with a blank wall #7: Panel raising

02-16-2021 08:30 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Got the two panels un-clamped. Beltsander to get most of the glue joints flat…then a jack plane took over… One panel wasn’t too hateful to do…it was the second panel that had issues.. And this was it’s good side…..Even going at a skew.. It still wanted to fight… Had to rotate the panel to get it to stop the tear outs…..Was a busy day for the plane.. Finally, both panels were presentable. Marked them for square on one end. Tabl...

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Dealing with a blank wall #6: A Mitered what?

02-14-2021 06:28 PM by bandit571 | 5 comments »

half lap joint…that also involves a mitered corner…Tools.. Lay out work… These 2 miter saws,,, But, that miter cut only goes down half way….then another saw takes over.. At least with the rails…some needed a chisel for clean up.. Once the 4 rails were done, time for the stiles to get halfed… On the non-beaded face…. Tablesaw this time around….I could creep upwards, until these matched the rails Then the mitre gauge on the...

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Dealing with a blank wall #5: Beads and Grooves..

02-14-2021 01:49 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

ran the parts through the saw…to thin them down to 3/4” thick….means a thin push stick was needed.. Nothing fancy…but it keep my fingers away from that spinning blade…After letting these sit a day, came back and sorted through the mess.. Think I found two nice long ones, to cut into rails… And 4 that should be good enough for the stiles….they did need trimmed a bit, and to where they matched each other….one way would be.. gang them u...

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Dealing with a blank wall #4: Clamps came off, start on the doors

02-13-2021 03:43 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Lets see, when last I saw that case.. These things were ready to get removed…so.. had an issue of course…that skinny shelf, WAS indeed flush with the front of the case, just like the rest were..however It was sticking out the back of the case…not good….grabbed a pair of clamps.. Clamped the case to the tablesaw…and grabbed a plane… And planed the excess off…took a while…see through shavings always do…then needed a place to s...

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