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Small Projects #36: Caliper Storage box

01-26-2021 12:23 AM by Madmark2 | 1 comment »

Have a nice 8” digital caliper for 8 or so years. After much use the plastic clamshell case’s hinge started to fail and the case was cracking after a drop or two (oopsies). With nothing much else on my plate while waiting on router toys, I built this little replacement case for my caliper. Caliper Storage box Lid lock requires thin kerf blade for .093” lexan. The box is 12-1/2” x 4-3/8” x 1-1/2” with a 1” interior clearance. I used a ni...

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HELP WANTED! For clear finishes

04-03-2012 09:49 PM by AAWW2005 | 13 comments »

HI all, I’m looking for some advise… I’ve used many different clear coat finishes and can’t seam to get the finish I’m looking for. I’m constantly having to sand dust out of my clear coats. Any suggestions? I’m looking for that furniture finsh. Thanks in advance!

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Techniques & Methods #4: The Infamous Dovetails Scribed Line

07-23-2010 04:34 PM by PurpLev | 23 comments »

I keep seeing these posts pop up more often than not about the scribed line for dovetails, should you leave them on? should you scrap/sand them off? Some say it tells the joint was hand made, Others rightfully so say that the piece itself tells that it was hand made…. Should you make them with a scriber? Or a pencil? A pencil line is easier to remove, but harder to line up to as you are relying on eye sight, Whereas a scribed line with a knife is a no brainer since you just rest your...

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back to the box #2: poplar box

03-21-2007 09:00 PM by scottb | 9 comments »

The second box in my series was called (per the book) an old pine box. The author salvaged some old shelving from his house and used that. I figured I would do the same, there was sure to be something out in the shed, or among the stacks in the basement that I could use. I was looking for some nice old quartersawn looking pine (which is what the author used) and I found the perfect piece (Fir, I think) But when it came time to measure it up I was short the box top (or bottom) I could have sca...

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