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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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bit brace modification

02-12-2017 12:38 AM by handy_andy | 4 comments »

I’ve been moving towards hand tool work but I didn’t want to buy a new set of drill bits for my grandfather’s bit and brace that takes square shank bits. Three jaw bit braces exist but the chucks they use are disappointing. Some poking around revealed that the chuck on the brace is held in place with a rolled spring pin. I knocked the pin out and measured the chuck shank to be 0.485” in diameter. I bought a 1/2” drill chuck with a JT33 to MT2 adapter. Since...

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Wall Hung Tool Cabinet #10: Backside of a Carcase

05-02-2012 03:55 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 24 comments »

EDIT: Updated to eliminate BP BS. Smitty Whatever was selected for the backing material of this cabinet needed to add strength, look good and be 1/2” thick. Plywood meets two out of three of those requirements, but I just can’t fall in love with the idea of plywood in my tool till. Biggest hurdle with any other material is the work I might have to do to get it to that 1/2” thickness. I checked the remaining inventory of poplar (says Don W, and he should know) boards sa...

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