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Forge table #7: Undercarriage and attaching the legs

01-09-2021 05:19 PM by Dave Polaschek | 14 comments »

I did some work to build the undercarriage. I couldn’t decide whether I wanted the stretchers to cross over or meet in a hub, but when I test fit things, it became clear I couldn’t have them cross without bending them. So I turned a hub (from a scrap of salt cedar) for the four stretchers to meet in and bored a couple holes through it. Unfortunately, I didn’t think that the holes wouldn’t meet at right angles, but since the table-top is a rectangle, they don’t. Oh well. As Bandit sa...

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Boxes from Red Cedar #14: Wrapping things up, second coat is on...PIP

01-08-2021 12:57 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Did a bit of hand sanding today….sanded the outside to 320 grit, then wiped it all down. Decided to varnish the insides..one coat at least.. More to protect the insides from wet items being placed back inside….think of all the seasonings and such at a cookout….this box will get used to carry them… Floor and the dividers got a decent coat. then closed the lids for a bit…. This was more about how the wood looked, than about the smell of Cedar…I...

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Forge table #6: Turning the legs

01-07-2021 11:31 PM by Dave Polaschek | 11 comments »

Got some time at the lathe today and here’s what happened: Took me almost an hour per leg, but the last one went quicker than the first couple, so there was progress. Most of the work was done with the skew, but a little with a thumbnail gouge and some with a domed scraper. Then it was time to bore holes for the stretchers. I marked a center in the worst side of each leg, and drilled with a brace and a half-inch auger bit until I heard the little tschick of the lead screw popping ou...

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Boxes from Red Cedar #13: Glue joints cleaned up, lids fitted, hardware installed

01-06-2021 05:34 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Yet another Laundry Detail….have to wait around down there for the washer to get done…and change over to the dryer…and since I’m already done in the Woodshop…....Clamps were removed and put away….glue joints were sanded smooth Couple of dimples from the small c clamps to sand out….top bar needed to be flush with the top of the “peak”...one end wasn’t…we have ways.. Old Stanley No. 3, Type 11….does a nice job…...

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Boxes from Red Cedar #12: Dividers, and some work on the lids

01-04-2021 08:58 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

OK, clamps are removed…for a little bit…There will be gussets added to the “break-away” spots…just a triangle of 1/4” plywood… That Cedar scrap will come in handy in a moment … As it is the same thickness as the lids….lids can fit down flush with the “gable” ends…One was notched..the other was not. Instead I notched that end of the top bar….leaves more gusset to hold the breaky spot.test fit… Not t...

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Boxes from Red Cedar #11: Slips and a floor

01-04-2021 03:18 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Doesn’t sound like woodworking, does it? Well..”slips” are those thin wood strips, to use instead of ploughing a groove. The wood in this project is barely 1/4” thick….so, that strip of Ash was made into 4 strips of 3/8” by 1/4” last episode, I used the Stanley No. 2246 Mitre box, to cut the 45 degree ends… next strip/slip ready…then an end slip…each are getting glued and clamped in place… Looking for a tight fit in...

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Forge table #4: Roughing the legs

01-03-2021 09:28 PM by Dave Polaschek | 9 comments »

Finally got back to working on the table again today (after almost three months off). All my clamps are busy holding bookcases that got glued up this morning, and it was time to move this forward a bit. I had made some roughly rectangular pieces of ash for the legs last time. Today I felt good enough about my lathe skills to make them round. At 32” long, they’re about the longest piece I can work in my lathe. I put on the Nova chuck with the 2” jaws. That can reliably hold pieces this s...

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Boxes from Red Cedar #10: working towards a glue up

01-02-2021 07:32 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Note to self: NEVER get in a hurry to get a task done, tends to go badly….. Ok, Corners # 3 and #4….figured I could get those done… These dovetails were not too hateful….however… Had to figure a way to cut out the notch…..I even used that backer board….other end of which is clamped into the bench vise….saw wanted to wander a bit…and then the skinniest chisel I had, to pop the waste out….also popped both sides of the notch o...

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Boxes from Red Cedar #9: Dovetails, just..dovetails

12-30-2020 09:45 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Late night Laundry Detail….wound up almost 3 hours long….had 2 loads to wash and dry…..good, I can hide out in the shop until they are …done..Dovetails? well, I lay out the pins first, of course… Can either use the marking gauge to scribe a baseline ( that I will abuse..)or… Use a knife and a square to do the “Knife wall” way of marking…..then a saw.. When doing the pins, I try to split the lines….most of the time…....

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Boxes from Red Cedar #8: and, back to building a box

12-29-2020 05:52 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Sorted through all the leftovers….found a couple to make a lid from…but, they wanted to be Hunting Bows instead…We have ways… Just let them “chill” in there, for a day or three….each closed the others curve down flat….more sorting..all the large ugly knots are now gone….needed a pair of long and a pair of shorts…to do a couple glue-ups.. And, set these aside for a day.. After a day or so…they came out of the clampsR...

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