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Handy tools #13: Quick mortar & pestle

12-27-2020 09:24 PM by Dave Polaschek | 6 comments »

I wanted to do some kolrosing (or kohlrosing) on my baby bow saw but the coffee grounds I got from my sweetie were far too coarse. So I whipped up this quick mortar and pestle from a piece of ash and a pine board. The pine board is awfully soft for a mortar, but it did the trick today. The pestle works pretty well, and I expect the end grain to get awfully brown since I’ll only be using it to grind coffee grounds to powder. It’s pretty handy having a lathe around to knock out other...

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Old Projects #11: Folding Game Table

12-21-2020 09:49 PM by Madmark2 | 0 comments »

This is a four foot diameter folding top game table. Table in Up Position The top is red oak, while the base is white ash. The popsicle base is half lapped with bandsawed bun feet. Table in Down Position The hard part was the pivot mechanism without any metal parts. A piece of closet rod acts as the pivot with a dowel acting as the locking pin. Sold it in a consignment shop for $600.

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A box project, for December #6: Catching up

12-09-2020 11:11 PM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

Between halftimes..a day or two off…was never enough getting done, to write about.. Lid was test fitted..a few times…worked on getting gaps closed up Tray was test fitted….then.. Corners and edges trimmed and sanded…dremel brought out the slightly round off the edges on the handle….and anywhere else it could reach. Sanded to 220 grit…and then a coat of stain was brushed on, and then wiped down.. Waiting on the box. Hinges were installed.. ...

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A box project, for December #5: Glue-ups....and more..

12-06-2020 02:35 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Ok, worked on the lid a bit….panel wasn’t fitting just right…..grooves were preventing things from settling all the way in…we have ways.. Changed the cutter from 1/2” wide, to 1/4” wide….had a few high spots to level…. Was finally able to spread some glue, and add some clamps…inside looked good….topside? Will be a work in progress….bad sign…fingers way too long….. Cut a few thin slats to size….and...

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A box project, for December #4: too long in the shop

12-04-2020 06:07 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

And…I don’t get paid for overtime….usually I work from 2 to 3 hours max….today? 5 hours! Ok, clamps were slowly removed… No creaks, no cracks were heard…except when a mallet was used to dislodge one stuck caul..clamps also came off the lid blank…later…. So, for the first hour, or so…I worked on cleaning things up… Where the fingers stood a bit too proud…sander took them down until smooth…safer than using a pl...

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A box project, for December #3: 2 more corners, a bottom, and a glue-up

12-02-2020 11:15 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

More of the same….layout…saw the lines, chop out the waste Then, use these to lay out the matching fingers.. Then, saw leaving the lines, chop out the waste…try a dry fit… And, IF you need a mallet to join the 2 halves….should be tight enough…then, repeat for the last corner.. Next? Need a jig set up… Dig out the Stanley#45… Need to reset the depth stop… To 3/16” deep. Cutter is a #12 (1/4” wide)....time...

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A box project, for December #2: Finger joints, and a glue up...

12-02-2020 12:41 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

of a blank for a lid..of sorts. Sorted through the narrow stuff….trying to find enough that matched…got out the second batch.. Might be a few….they needed a bit of work,,,,but, to do that, I needed the tablesaw cleared off, and a few clamps handy…. Let these sit a bit. Ok, rip fence set up…about 1-3/4” width….run all the narrow slats through….reset to 1-1/2” width, and run the bad edges through…..resort….then the jun...

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A box project, for December #1: Day 1, resaw the scrap pile..

11-29-2020 08:58 PM by bandit571 | 6 comments »

Had a stash of Ash scraps to process….some wound up right in the burn pile…others were resawn dow to 1/2” thick… Some were ripped down a bit….as 6” wide stuff was a bit rough to resaw….with a 8” tablesaw…. And there was a stash of very thin cut-offs…..tray dividers? maybe some for a lid? used a jointer plane, to make a few glue joints fit better.. had a few boards that were a tad uneven…thickness wise…ran th...

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Blanket Chest Project #16: Varnish, and some handles...almost done..

11-25-2020 04:25 AM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

Monday night, got bored…..decided to brush on the first coat of varnish…..wound up with a sore back…...rather than set the chest up on something…I left it sitting on the floor….varnished the underside of the main lid…and then closed the lid…...Then worked my way around all 4 sides…..and the top of the lid….and let that sit overnight…. Tuesday morning, figured I could check on the varnish, to see how it turned out…..lid was s...

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Blanket Chest Project #15: Day 17..time for a PIP?

11-22-2020 04:11 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Well…getting the lid attached was the tricky part….case was still sitting up on the tablesaw This was from before the stain AND varnish had been done….used the rip fence from the tablesaw to prop the lid in place, with one clamp on the lid, and a second clamp from the fence down to the far edge of the chest,,,so things didn’t move around while I used the VIX bit….then drove each screw in place…. Then stood the chest up on it’s own 4 feet, on the...

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