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Jefferson Bookcases #11: Back boards

08-21-2020 06:54 PM by Dave Polaschek | 3 comments »

One of the things where I’ve improved my workflow while building these bookcases is the process of cutting all the rabbets on the boards that make up the backs of the cases. Each back is made up of two boards, rabbeted into the case, and ship-lapped where they overlap. The rabbets are all 3/8 from the front or back of the board, and the rabbets on the edges that join the case are 3/8 wide. The ship-lap is 3/4 wide, because with my 1×8s, that means the outside of the joined boards is a...

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DIY circular saw guide

05-02-2020 01:09 AM by woodify | 1 comment »

Thanks to social distancing I was not able to help the home center employee measure the cuts for my 6 sheets of plywood. Instead of risking the employee making inaccurate cuts I took them home whole. I made a circular saw guide to help make accurate cuts. I should have made one years ago. It’s much easier than using a straight edge with a circular saw.

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A NEW, Improved Saw Til #2: A Top, a bottom, a holder

04-23-2020 03:37 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Sounds simple enough? Hmmm, 1×10 x 6’ plank #2 was then hauled to the shop….it had….issues.. First off, way to “wavy”..... Most of it was centered down near one end.. I could cut right about here….and get rid of most of the trouble makes….same down on the other end…which left about 42” in the middle….which was then cut into 20” long blanks. Then clamped the two blanks together,...So they would behave, for a fe...

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A NEW, Improved Saw Til #1: got to go

04-23-2020 03:09 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

The old saw til, that is… After building an enclosed Plane Til, and a tool cabinet….this dusty thing just won’t do, anymore. Any saw I take out of this thing, would need wiped down, before I could even use the saw….not to mention the spiders needing to move. So, thinking of building an enclosed saw til. One where the saws sit safely inside their own space, without dust, dirt, or spiders…Went out and bought a couple sticks of 1×10 x 6’ Pine. h...

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A new til for the hand planes #5: A back, and some feet..and

04-12-2020 03:58 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

A start on the drawers. Removed the clamps today…lots of creaks, pops, groans….and that was from just ..me. Dang clamps weighed more than the wood case. hauled the plywood to the shop….set it aside for a couple minutes. Wanted to add a couple screws to each end of the shelves,,,to reinforce the dovetails…and a couple were loose, too. Then set the case over on it “feet” for a bit… Nothing really fancy. Plopped the plywood onto the bench&#...

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Shop Cabinet build #9: rack for some chisels, door#2 started..

03-30-2020 04:34 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Taking things a bit slow, lately….taking it easy on the right hand….so had a stash of extra chisels.. Along with a few everyday users….some of the “extras” can go back in the rack along the back of the tool well…about 7 needed a new home, though. Dug around in the scrap pile….wanting a couple strips. 2 that were a bit on the thicker side, and one thin one. One of the thicker strips was cut down to about the right length, to fit inside a d...

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Shop Cabinet build #4: A solid, glued up back, for a start..

03-22-2020 03:43 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Went through the stack of ten 1×10 x 4’ planks…trying to get 4 “pick of the litters” and haul them to the shop. Goal was to joint the edges, and glue up a panel for the back of the case…..nned to attach racks and things to hold tools in….a 1/4” thick plywood panel just wouldn’t do…. Happen to stand one 4 footer straightup, in the location the new Tool “shed” will go…....something didn’t look quite right&#...

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Porch Project #8: Back porch gets new steps

05-07-2019 02:19 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Once I hauled all the toys, and lumber around back. Even had a trip to the Blue Borg….needed: a turnbuckle for the back gate a sparkplug for the mower a box of 3” screwsand..a pair of 2×4 x 8’ treated studs…straight as I could find in the stack. raked away more dirt, leveled some rocks….got the old step the “H” out of my way…idea was to build a box, tap-con it to the slab…add the outside of the box….more room for ...

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Porch Project #7: Finishing touches....gates, screendoor...

05-06-2019 01:52 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Ok…decided the old screen door had to many issues to fix…and make it look right….Boss picked out a fancier, all vinyl version….my job was to install it….old door headed up to the curb… jamb on the latch side needed cleaned up..too many waves, and angles going on..had just the tools for the job.. Type 20 Stanley No.4c, from England…didn’t seem to mind the layers of paint…then the #78 leveled things out, back in the corners…yet n...

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Porch Project #5: Friday's Follies...

04-27-2019 08:01 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Once the rain moved out Friday…hauled the toys back out to the porch.. Still under cover of the little roof. Somehow got a bundle of spindle off the ground, and onto the sawhorses…had a scrap of 2×4 as a spacer…one screw at the top, one at the bottom….holding the top of the spindle even with the top of the top rail….got the front railing almost done.. Added a post for the stairs’ handrail…cut a 2×8 to length. Mitered one end for a &...

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