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Small Projects #47: Walnut and Spanish Humidor with Hydrometer & C° gauge

05-24-2021 02:39 AM by Madmark2 | 7 comments »

Used to smoke cigars, but after my 3rd MI, 4th stent & pacemaker its mostly a memory. Never smoked enough to make buying a box of cigars worthwhile but have always wanted a humidor. Completed project. Design:I found hydrometer’s for cheap at Walmart and bought a couple. 1-3/4” x 1” LCD hydrometer with C° indicator. I bought some Spanish cedar and I have some walnut on hand and so a plan was born. I smoked Panatellas and they’re 7” to 7”-1...

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Recycle a few scraps #1: Getting to a glue up...

03-20-2021 11:55 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

One of the chores in the last few projects, is ripping a panel, or just a plank, to get to a certain width. usually results in a strip of scrap…..that for some reason or other, I just can’t throw out. After a while, there is a pile of the strips of scraps…too small to do much more than a few cauls….which get tossed away once the clamps are done with them… So…some thinking was done, dangerous I know…about gluing up a panel of those scraps…t...

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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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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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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 #7: Out of the clamps, onto the Dinning Room Table?

12-28-2020 08:04 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

The hardest part of cleaning the tray up.. Was trying to hold it still, without snapping a handle off….This was “OK’ for the ends.. But this seemed to work better for the longer sides….Planed to match the sides to the bottom panel, then round the edges a bit….Dremel with a sanding drum was run around inside the handles a bit, smoothing out the rough areas, and a bit of round-over….other areas used a cordless variety… Sanded things down to 32...

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Boxes from Red Cedar #6: Laundry Detail = Dovetails

12-26-2020 04:44 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Sounds like a plan? Start a load of Laundry, work on dovetails….maybe a glue up while the load is in the dryer? Got out the usual suspects.. Do a bit of layout….pins first… Saw the pins… about 6-8 full strokes…to go 1/4” in depth….then chop the waste.. Ooops, at least THAT will be on the inside….why I always start the chops on the show side….use the pins to lay out the tails…cut the tails with the bandsaw…I ca...

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Boxes from Red Cedar #5: While waiting on the laundry..

12-24-2020 05:58 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Shavings happened…. The thing about these Cedar planks…one side is already smooth, but the other was left rough….since both faces will show, I needed to smooth the rough face down…used the heads of 2 screws, to hold the ends still long enough. Good thing these were both too long….I can cut off the “bad” end….as soon as I know how much…Handles were about the same..Even that knot seemed to plane nicely….sharp enough plane? Bot...

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