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Caddy for tools, gardening, drawing, painting... #2: fixing mistakes, improvising and getting it done

01-08-2020 11:08 AM by mafe | 8 comments »

Caddy for tools, gardening, drawing, painting…fixing mistakes, improvising and getting it done Here we are at part two of the caddy build, a Christmas gift for my girlfriend, as I thought she should have something, made with my hands. Last blog ended here, where the fingers were cut and we have a frame. Took these pictures after the whiskey was enjoyed and I then left the shop for the day. But let’s go back to where we finished.Let’s talk about the mistakes we make and how t...

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Caddy for tools, gardening, drawing, painting... #1: Boards, shape and fingers

01-06-2020 01:41 AM by mafe | 12 comments »

Caddy for tools, gardening, drawing, painting…boards, shape and fingers / taps I wanted to give my girlfriend something made with my hands for Christmas, as one of the gifts and since she is a Jacqueline of many trades, I decided a caddy / tote to bring her stuff, would be a thing that can bring joy in many situations. If she will use it for gardening, drawing stuff, painting gear, tools, garden tools, flowers or even perhaps at her job as a doctor, that must be up to her, for now I ...

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Mini-Roubo from Oz #8: Applying finish to the bench

11-02-2019 02:52 AM by siggykc | 1 comment »

Well, what can I say folks. The last post basically covered the last of the chopping, drilling and gluing. Perhaps the next step is a little boring for some folks – applying the finish to the workbench. I’ll keep it short, as there is nothing about smacking a chisel with glee nor using an auger with the finesse of Haliburton’s best directional drillers. My apologies in advance. With the workbench structure complete, I sanded it all over by hand with 240 grit sand paper, removing the fin...

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Mini-Roubo from Oz #6: Mounting the tail vise and cutting the mortises for the workbench top

09-22-2019 01:35 AM by siggykc | 0 comments »

G’day friends, Last post you may have recalled I outlined how I cut, fitted and glued the 2 workbench top halves. I shall carry on from there. After unclamping, I took to both halves with a glue scraper to clean them all up before using a No7 plane to ensure the sides were all square to the bottom side of the top. The bottom is my reference point as it mates to the base of the workbench. The top can always be planed accordingly at the very end to bring it all into alignment. The next...

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Mini-Roubo from Oz #5: My First Workbench Build - The Workbench Top

09-15-2019 08:30 AM by siggykc | 4 comments »

G’day folks. It has been a while since my last update. I shall do a couple of posts to catch up for the last couple of months. The Workbench Top. Like the legs, the top is constructed from good old fashioned Hard/Rock Maple. Due to the 115mm thick dimensions, and the fact that I am a mere 5’5”in size, constructing a single piece top was out of the question.As I work on this on weekends and some week nights, it is imperative that I can put the bench aside so that others may use the works...

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Moxon Vise Build

09-28-2018 12:31 AM by wrenchhead | 3 comments »

I made this Moxon vise to bring my work up to a comfortable height when laying out and cutting dovetails and other joinery. The vise is 24 inches between the screws so I can clamp wide boards. The vise has really good clamping pressure and like all the Benchcrafted hardware I have seen, everything operates smooth and fast. Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vBXvlP4bEs

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Techniques #1: Cutting 135 degree dovetails

05-02-2018 11:33 PM by Dave Polaschek | 9 comments »

I couldn’t find anyone describing how to cut dovetails for non-square corners, so I decided to write this up. This trick will work for any angle dovetails, but you’ll have to change up the workholding jigs. This is a description of how to cut dovetails for a 135 degree corner. This is the angle used on an octagonal box (if all the angles are equal). They’re not perfect, and there’s probably a better way to do it, but this is the best I found. My first try cutting 135 degree dovetails us...

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Handy tools #3: Mirror for cutting dovetails

03-04-2018 10:44 AM by Dave Polaschek | 13 comments »

As I attempt to get better at dovetails, one of the things that frustrated me was that I was continually cutting the back side either too low or too high. If I stop cutting to look around the back, I’ve changed my position, and it takes me a stroke or two to get everything lined up again and that can cause troubles. So I got a great little tool for $6 at the drug store. A folding stand mirror I can set up behind the dovetail I’m cutting so I can see the back side of the cut without changin...

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Motivation for a bandsaw tune-up

12-26-2017 12:21 AM by WhattheChuck | 6 comments »

LJ Gang— I’ve been doing a bandsaw tune-up, and thought I’d post the end result to motivate folks that might have been putting this off. Uh, like yours truly. These are a test dovetail corner I cut to see how it all worked out. And here is a 7.5” resaw veneer I also managed to make. Pretty awesome! This bedeviled me forever—the ability to do this. What did I do? 1. Changed both top and bottom bearings ($80)2. Added an aftermarket Kreg fen...

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Hand Cut Dovetails Fast and Easy

08-01-2017 03:21 AM by CrazyRussianWoodShop | 0 comments »

Hi folks!It is an old topic but with some new twists I picked up here and there. Mostly from Chris Becksvoort and Tage Frid. Here is a 5 min video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qysx193tZe8 Be safe and happy woodworking!

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