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Miniature Bench #1: Steve Latta's Mini Bench Plan

01-30-2016 02:38 PM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

With my sore back, I needed a solution when working at my workbench. Clamping a mini-bench seems like a good step to take. Of the plans I have seen I like Steve Latta’s miniature bench that was presented in Fine Woodworking Magazine. I bought the plan and printed the article. The reason I like it is because along the working edge of the bench, the legs are flush with the benchtop. This allows the user to clamp boards, etc to the side of the mini-bench. I had most of the lumber al...

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SawStop Assembly #6: Making Van Dyke's RIP Fence JIG

05-15-2016 05:57 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I finally got some time today, Saturday, to work on this Rip Fence JIG. The trickiest part is done: the DADOes. The photo shows the dry fit. Before I glue these parts together I will drill the countersinks, holes, etc. I will start that tomorrow.

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Trestle Table #25: Leg Assemblies

10-29-2016 02:05 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

Today was an enjoyable day in my shop using my bench planes and spokeshaves. For the flat surfaces I used my Wood River #4 smoothing plane to flatten and prepare them for assembly and glue up. I used my newly made adjustable bench dogs built from a Woodsmith plan to pinch down the parts so I could plane their surfaces. With my leg parts pinched between my Veritas panel clamp and the newly made Woodsmith adjustable bench dogs I smooth planed all the flat surfaces. The adjustable bench ...

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Trestle Table #39: Dowels and Buttons

11-12-2016 04:17 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I did not get this table completed today. I took my Annie to see Arrival this morning. Aliens came to Earth to ask humans for help. I’m not sure what they needed from us. I will need to watch it again with closed captions, or download the written script… You cannot understand what aliens are saying… These aliens look like octopuses. They also write like octopuses would by spraying ink in a pool of water.. Somehow ink spots are suppose to more intelligent than letter...

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Roll Around Tool Cabinet #5: My Plan for Tomorrow: Wednesday January 25

01-25-2017 04:27 AM by HappyHowie | 3 comments »

What is the plan tomorrow? Well, here is my list which I will report on after the day’s work is done. 1) Sand the face frame then glue, pin and clamp it to the carcase.2) Make hardwood plugs to fill the countersunk screw holes, glue them in place.3) With a scrap piece of poplar test the saw blade height of 3/8 inches for cutting the center grooves on the poplar frame pieces. And, then cut those center grooves. First, centered on all parts and then with the rip fence adjusted, wid...

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Trestle Table #36: I'm Not Sure How to Fix This Top

11-08-2016 03:22 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I have used my #6 and then my #4 smoother to get this point. I am not certain if I continue it will get better. Can you see the valleys? Tomorrow I will resharpen my blades and continue with planing this top’s surface, but I am wondering if I should use my card scraper or go to sanding. Any suggestions?

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Trestle Table #44: Battens Fastened

11-20-2016 04:50 AM by HappyHowie | 2 comments »

I wiped each part. I then fastened the battens by aligning them to the knife marks I had made before applying the BLO finish. Three #6 – 1 inch flathead screws for each batten. I also decided to add another thin coat of BLO. I may wait another 48 hours before assembling the table.

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Trestle Table #26: Cut Through Tenons on Stretcher

10-30-2016 02:15 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I have been very pleased with the leg assemblies I glued together yesterday plus this test cut of the through tenons I will be cutting soon on the trestle table’s stretcher. The through tenons are 3/4 inches thick and just over 3 inches long. To cut these tenons I use a 3/4 inch tenon spacer on my table saw’s multi-use RIP fence jig. The spacer is 3/4 thick plus the kerf’s width of my Freud RIP blade. The test cut tenon fitted right off from the cuts made on my tabl...

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Roll Around Tool Cabinet #11: Made JIGs Today: Dovetail On Table Saw & Butt Hinge Mortising JIG

02-07-2017 05:43 AM by HappyHowie | 1 comment »

This roll around tool cabinet is a project I took on so I could learn new techniques and processes. This will be my first frame and panel project build. Besides that I have also chosen to use some new techniques in this build. CUTTING DOVETAILS ON MY TABLE SAW BY USING L-SHAPED FENCE ON MITER GAUGE I have seen others on the Internet use their table saw to cut dovetails. I will use a Gregory Paolini process to cut my dovetails and pins using L-style fences fastened to my INCRA 1000HD m...

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Rocking Chair: An Online Course #15: Loose Tenons: Festool Domino or Mortising JiGs

04-03-2016 07:11 AM by HappyHowie | 3 comments »

While viewing the rocking chair instruction, Tom McLaughlin stated that he used a three-slot router bit to make his mortises on the chair’s back legs and the corresponding rockers and crest rail. That method was used for his first rocking chair. However, when he went to Tommy Mac’s Rough Cut show they used instead Tommy Mac’s Festool Domino mortising machine. They cut the mortises with his machine and then placed Festool’s loose tenons in them. Festool calls these ...

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