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Laundry hamper #5: Slats, part 2

08-31-2021 05:26 PM by Dave Polaschek | 11 comments »

Today was another short day. I had to dig out a chamisa root before I got started in the shop so I got a late start and was already tired. But I cut a dozen more walnut slats (only 10 survived, due to an internal check in the wood) and a half dozen more oak slats. That should be enough for both doors, and maybe enough to put slats in the bottom of the cabinet, if I decide to do that. Prepping wood with mostly hand tools, I tend to make spares…. Anyway, after ripping them on the bandsaw, it...

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Laundry hamper #4: Sunday morning slats

08-29-2021 04:46 PM by Dave Polaschek | 10 comments »

Today was all about the slats to go in the two doors. I started by slicing off eight boards from the oak. Turns out making 20” long cuts through 3 inch thick, well-seasoned oak, even with a bandsaw with a resaw blade on it, is a lot like real work. I had to take a break every three cuts and step outside to unmask and dry off. With those done, I cut each of them into thirds, to give me three slats, all just about an inch wide. Then I planed the edges and faces smooth with ...

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Laundry hamper #3: Slats and frame pieces for another door

08-28-2021 07:28 PM by Dave Polaschek | 3 comments »

No pictures today, but I made pretty good progress. First up, I used the bandsaw to cut the ash pieces for the frame of the second door. My chunk of 4/4 ash board had a knot in it, which I craftily placed near the 15” mark on the shorter (side) pieces, and if I cut the miter the right direction (or rather, if I put the grooves in the stick the right way), the knot will be in the waste. With those cut, I put in the bead first, then beveled the inner edge, since I had those planes set up and...

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Shopsmith Project Videos #3: Patriotic Marvel DIY Yard Decoration

08-23-2021 09:54 PM by woodshopnerdery | 0 comments »

I really had a good time making this on back in June of this year. I wanted to have it ready for the Fourth of July. I used two Shopsmith tools that I have never used before; the circle cutting attachment for the band saw to cut out the shield, and the biscuit joiner attachment to cut biscuit slots for the joinery. Not the Captain America you were expecting? Read how Sam Wilson, a.k.a. The Falcon, took on the mantle of Captain America from Steve Rogers, https://www.marvel.com/articles/comi...

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A Project for August, Tool Chest #15: Plan B? Maybe...

08-19-2021 05:05 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Chapter should be titled “The Lid” Not much of anything went right….the plan to use a router to mill a tongue around all 4 edges of the panel? Looked good on paper…but only IF the panel is square to begin with…the 4 skirt boards? How. after squaring up the panel and needing the long skirt to fit the new size…and NOT cut them…do they turn out to be 1/2” too short? To the point I had to go back and make two new long skirt boards from scr...

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Shopsmith Project Videos #1: Shed Remodel: Extension, Barn Sashes & Window Boxes

08-17-2021 11:24 AM by woodshopnerdery | 4 comments »

My Shopsmith tools earned their keep this summer by helping me with some vital shed remodeling projects. Aside from having fun with my woodworking hobby, I have recorded video of these projects and posted them to YouTube. I hope you find these entertaining! I had a lot of fun making them.

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A Project for August, Tool Chest #13: Drawer #5 needs to be glued up, today..

08-15-2021 01:03 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Had Laundry Detail this morning (Saturday) which means I get to hang around waiting for the machines to get done…also means a bit of shop time, while I am standing there… Drawer sides….both are a bit rough..how rough? And NO, that is not “curl” showing up…plane in use? Wood River #62..for now…results? Hmm, looks a bit better, don’t it?Next? Time to get “Groovy” The other one seems to have thought I said something abo...

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A Project for August, Tool Chest #11: Thursday in the shop, a dovetail tutorial....

08-13-2021 04:56 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Hybrid Shop….I use what will get a task done….doesn’t always involve hand tools, nor always power tools…usually a blend of the two..so…when building these drawers, I have been using both a router table and hand chopped ways.. Thursday was about a 3 hour tour…to get ONE drawer into the clamps…and another to get it’s handle installed.. Drawer #3 would like a handle, please. Laid out the locations for the 2 bolts ( in pencil) and then drill...

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A Project for August, Tool Chest #9: Drawer Build 103, Tuesday was a better day

08-11-2021 12:40 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Drawer #1 came out of the clamps, and didn’t fly apart…good start. Test fit into the case.. And..that was as far as it went in…we have ways.. Planed the high points down a bit…try again.. While I was at it..I added a screw to the back corners… Counter sunk, of course…last of the first stash of Ash was hauled to the shop…after which Old Murphy was fired..Drawer #5 needed two sides milled for length and width.. Done. Drawer #3…ne...

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A Project for August, Tool Chest #8: Drawer Build 102, I hate Mondays

08-11-2021 02:52 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Lumber run to start off the day..two planks at 3/4” x 6” x 48”, and two at 3/4” x 6” x 75”, about 10 bft? Price?Total was $7….about the only luck for the day…as Old Man Murphy decided to join in…Drawer #2 came out of the clamps….test fit showed some sticky spots…plane to clean those up,,try again.. Well, I could maintain that little gap with the rest of the drawers…we’ll see…Drawer #1…was a fighte...

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