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Blanket Chest Project #14: Day #16 (already?)

11-20-2020 02:52 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

thanks to some shopping the other day…we now have some hinges to install….and a box of planks for later, after the finish is done… well, had to smooth things out on this lid, first…kept the hinges and some tools at the ready…. Ok, then marked out where the hinges would need to go…to avoid some spots in the rails where the rail and stiles meet…Hinges also need to have the “barrel” facing down…means a few extra chops.. Router ...

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Blanket Chest Project #13: Day 15...

11-18-2020 05:22 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

3 hours, to do two tasks? Either I am getting slow in me old age, or the tasks needed the extra time… First off…can’t do much with that lid IN the bench vise….with clamps sticking out everywhere…so., clamps came off, and put away, won’t be needing them anymore…I hope..Plopped the lid down on the cleared off bench.. Still had some high spots, mainly on the underside….planed those off with the #3 smoother….did a test fit.. It did ...

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Blanket Chest Project #12: Day 14...

11-17-2020 01:07 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

As day 13 consisted of making sure nothing in the shop would be on the floor, in case the Gulley-Washer of a Thunderstorm made the creek through the shop rise, again….So Day 14: had to get the chest down off of the tablesaw, where it was sitting ON the glued up lid blank…plan was to sand it down to 120 grit….the WAS the plan….decided to change the bit in the Craftsman Router from a dovetail to a cove bit… And work my way around all four sides….the fe...

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Blanket Chest Project #11: Day #12....

11-15-2020 02:38 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

First order of the day….I had to clear the bench for action… Sorted through the cut-offs to find a decent enough board to make bread board ends with… So I can choose the best 2…..right now, two are acting as cauls…to keep a panel flat…more on that in a moment.. tablesaw to cut the lid blanks to the same length, and square the ends a bit….then start jointing edges for a glue up Thought I could use the old No. 7c…..was a bit too much f...

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Blanket Chest Project #10: Day #10/11

11-14-2020 12:55 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Kind of combining the two sessions…neither were all that long…. Decided to go ahead and glue the chest up….had all the clamps ready..I thought…Started by taking the dry fit apart…except, I left one end in place. Applied to to the other end’s tongue, and clamped that in place with just a c clamp…..then the other end could be removed, glued, and installed…. Then a bead of glue along the remaining two tongues….and then the Brigade of...

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Blanket Chest Project #9: Day 9...1 hour, dry fitting only

11-11-2020 09:26 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Still worn out from yesterday….the two ends needs to be released from their clamps and cauls….cleared off the tablesaw….and decided to just dry fit all the sides…..First corner…framer square to make sure the corner is square…1 c clamp holding the “foot” together.. Second corner, same as the first….no glue involved, today… I’m thinking THIS will be the back of the chest…..more to set up the army of clamps I’...

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Blanket Chest Project #8: Day 8, 2 steps forward, one step back

11-11-2020 05:15 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Well, the projected Start time was 1300hrs….was. Trip to the store for grocery items….came back home, and tried to get a jig built… I had just got that piece of Pine scrap ripped for width, the 1/2” plywood was cut for length (to match the pine piece’s length) and was trying to joint a decent edge …..A roofing contractor, sent by the Landlord, was here to “measure” my roof, and get an estimate for a new metal roof for the house….wait...

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Blanket Chest Project #7: Day 7?

11-10-2020 03:29 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Not a fan of working on Mondays….had a couple road trips to do, anyway…panel for the lid…had 3 planks left…by the time I get them ready to glue up….I’d be at least 2” too narrow…so, quick trip to pick up one more plank of 3/4” x 6” x 6’ Ash….spent a whopping $3 for it, too…. Second trip of the day….harbor Freight for some sanding belts ( the red ones, do NOT get the blue one) as the ones I have were getting...

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Blanket Chest Project #6: day #6, we have frame glued up

11-09-2020 04:16 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Finally. That broken panel has been fixed, last rebate done, too…..then fussed around with a dry fit, until.. It actually did fit…even the “Inside” looked good.. next panel….tried to flatten a face…there was a large knot over in one corner….planes were having issues with it.. Decided to “cheat” a bit, will still involve hand planes, but…..tablesaw blade was tilted to 15 degrees, or so…to use the zero clearance over...

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Blanket Chest Project #5: Day #5...meh

11-08-2020 09:31 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

After a great start, the day went downhill…maybe worked too long in the shop? Nah… Ok..last 2 panels needed glued up….the pieces needed a lot more edge jointing than before, to avoid joints that look like this..() wound up fight one of those later….For some reason, I also needed to add a second caul to each end.. needed larger c clamps…managed to get both panels glued up, and set aside, out of the way.. Next..needed to square up the other 4 panels..d...

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