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A Table for the Gazebo #8: Time for a PIP

05-31-2021 01:08 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Once things were sanded and planed smooth..was time for a coat of stain to be brushed on…. Some spots needed a bit more than others…..wasn’t just a plane, or a sander used.. I also gave the Stanley No. 80 a little work. Each of these 3 tools were used where they fit best. Had to clean out the shop a bit….so I could set the table up on the tablesaw, rather a towel sitting on the tablesaw’s top. Wanted to be able to rotate the table, without scratching ...

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A Table for the Gazebo #6: Rest of the mortises, and a glue up, finally

05-24-2021 01:50 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Rest of the mortises..went something like this.. Lay out was simple….however,,Father Murphy decided that he would pay a visit..today…. Ooops…not a biggie, hole will get covered by the table’s top. Got all 4 square holes chopped, test fitted…decided to glue things together.. Then…feeling good…decided to glue the other end up..Then…the 2 long sides were glued up.. So far so good? Wait for it….I notched and glued in the runners...

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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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A Table for the Gazebo #5: Mortises, two ways

05-21-2021 07:03 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Well, I was going to do Olde School and chisel/chop them out.. Was taking way too long…Thought there MIGHT be a quicker way….Seems the tenons are 3/8” thick….hmmm I do have a decently sharp 3/8” Forstner bit….I’d still have to lay out the mortises the same way….then clean the mortise out with a chisel.. Seemed to go a little quicker…..like about 3 this way, to 1 the other way….able to get a few dry fits, too… Even t...

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Sawmill Short Log Clamp #1: Adjustable clamping system for short logs on a Woodmiser

05-16-2021 01:56 PM by Jim Jakosh | 8 comments »

I was given an apple tree to cut down and the plan was to make boards out of it rather than all logs for turning. I had never had any apple boards before so i consulted with LJ KPOSTY about doing it on his sawmill. The clamping setup would not hold a log that short (33”) so I made him a clamping system similar to the one John Goodwin uses at the Dead Tree Salvage mill in Casa Grande, Arizona. I had to modify the location of the front rail because the bar support on the right side is...

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Small Projects #46: Prism Stand

05-07-2021 03:46 AM by Madmark2 | 8 comments »

Bought SWMBO a crystal equilateral prism. Its 8” by 1-3/8” on each side. 8” crystal equilateral prism. Unfortunately it didn’t come with a stand or any way of mounting it. We have cats so just sitting it on the window sill will wind up with it broken on the tile floor. Clearly a stand is needed. To get a prism to refract the light you need to hold it at just the right angle. So the stand needs to let the prism rotate to the proper angle for optimum effect. ...

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Spoked Wheels

04-25-2021 02:12 PM by Redoak49 | 6 comments »

I just read the Blog entry by HTL and it was very informative. I just finished making 8 new spoked wheels and wanted to show my method. I got my start by studying HTL’s previous blogs and then doing a few things differently. My thanks to HTL for his great contributions with informative blogs. My spoked wheels are made from Maple with Bamboo toothpicks for spokes. The tire portion is stained with a dark brown and the rim and spokes natural. I follow HTL’s example and make the ri...

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Small Projects #44: Buffer storage box (in process -- no pics yet but stay tuned)

04-22-2021 06:03 AM by Madmark2 | 3 comments »

For those following this blog you know that I make smoking pipes. Toward that end I’ve been looking for a way to put a really high polish on them, esp. the mouthpiece area. Grizzly just came out with a ($110 + S&H) 4”/6” mini buffer that looked just the thing. It came and is a very nice little unit. Its a surprisingly heavy casting and motor: Grizzly T32004 mini buffer One of the nice features is you have both a “rpm to zero” off switch, but there is...

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Small Projects #42: Indoor Car Stereos (two)

03-14-2021 03:22 AM by Madmark2 | 3 comments »

Have had this idea about building a home stereo (glorified AM/FM) out of a “one DIN” car stereo. Saw someone make a beautiful zebrawood case for an old Marantz receiver and got the bug to make a wooden stereo of my own. Continue reading for build details … Update 09Jul21:Added battery backup.The radio works great but because it runs from a power supply instead of a car battery, here in Florida, means frequent power glitches. Each glitch required rescanning for stations...

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Small Projects #41: Crosses -- More Easter Gifts -- Rosewood, Zebrawood, Cherry, Yellowheart, Purpleheart

03-08-2021 03:09 AM by Madmark2 | 0 comments »

This was an Easter gift for a nice little old Italian widow I know. It came out so well I had to make another one for SWMBO. Then another for a neighbor and another … six so far! Rosewood and zebrawood The “standard” proportions are that the cross bar is half the height, centered 1/4 of the way down. The material was ripped to 1-1/2”, resawn on the TS to 3/4” thick and then cut to length, 15” and 7-1/2”. This used over 22-3/4” of a 24&#...

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