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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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Not Straight outta the Box #1: Sharpening a Chisel

12-31-2020 08:08 PM by whope | 3 comments »

For many, this is shop season. For me, it’s too cold in my shop, so I work on other things. Over the summer, I picked up a set of Japanese chisels. So sharpening them is something I can do indoors. People new to woodworking may assume, as I did, that chisels (and planes) are ready to go out of the box. So I’m also starting a series about things you have to do to some tools before you use them. Anyway, here’s how I sharpen chisels:

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Tools I Made and Bought This Year

12-31-2020 02:15 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

Video Link—> I’ve done a rundown of the tools I made and purchased this year. These focus on woodworking and furniture repair. Here’s the list and the video shows each of these. I hope you like it! 1) purchased Syringes for inserting glue in cracks2) purchased CBN Grinding Wheels3) purchased Wolvering Grinding Jig to sharpen turning tools4) purchased a Trend Air Shield Pro for a full face respirator5) I made a simple center finder to mar...

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Boxes from Red Cedar #9: Dovetails, just..dovetails

12-30-2020 09:45 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Late night Laundry Detail….wound up almost 3 hours long….had 2 loads to wash and dry…..good, I can hide out in the shop until they are …done..Dovetails? well, I lay out the pins first, of course… Can either use the marking gauge to scribe a baseline ( that I will abuse..)or… Use a knife and a square to do the “Knife wall” way of marking…..then a saw.. When doing the pins, I try to split the lines….most of the time…....

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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 #2: Box #2, Dovetail version

12-18-2020 04:24 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok…wasn’t real happy with the Box/Finger joints….decide to try through dovetails instead….I was going to use that old Scroll saw…but… results weren’t the best….would prefer something like this.. Got out the Usual Suspects… There is something about that circled tool? The pointy end, actually? Seems that angled cut matches what angle I use for dovetails….makes layouts a lot easier. However, this is an older model…...

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Boxes from Red Cedar #1: Box #1, start up

12-16-2020 02:25 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Let’s see….Spent $30 for a box of 1/4” thick Aromatic Red Cedar planks..the kind that some line a closet with….or a Blanket Chest… fact, I needed a whopping 4 planks out of that box…..Which left quite a bit to find something to do with the rest. Had a stack already sitting out… Figured I could remove the tongue & groove edges….and make a few small boxes. Souvenir Shops always had those small Red Cedar boxes for sale…names we...

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Shop stuff #200: Part 10 of the potato bin series...finally

12-05-2020 12:28 AM by JimDaddyO | 2 comments »

Yes, I actually took the time to get back at editing and putting together a video. It is not my best performing series, but this episode uses some pretty special wood that really makes the unit pop! Thanks for tuning in and commenting. Oh, and I’ve given up on how to figure out how to embed video. Lumberjocks just seems to want to make it impossible.

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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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