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Block Plane Box, version 2 #2: A sliding lid

05-28-2020 04:09 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

So, on to the other end of this box…. Needed to know where the groove for the lid will be, height-wise….so I could cut the end to size… Only needed dovetails to go this far up. Just to the bottom of the groove. first corner came out great..but “Concentration..slip away..” Notice where the groove is….and how the pins go? WRONG WAY…Not only did the dummy mark things out wrong, he went and cut them wrong, too….only to discover when c...

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Block plane box #4: Box #2, lid completed

05-21-2020 08:06 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Not working as fast or as long as I used to…but…had the parts all cross cut to size…time to start making box joints Used this 1/4” chisel, to lay out the fingers….then a bandsaw to make a lot of cuts…seems to help when I chop the waste out…. Got these two corners done…then the Boss needed to go to the store…came back and tried the last two corners… When I laid out the fingers for the #3 corner….somehow the part got fli...

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Block plane box #2: Lid is done, first box done..

05-14-2020 03:33 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

At this rate, it might be Labor Day when the last one is done…..IF I don’t buy any more of the little things.. Went with a wider chisel, fewer fingers to do. Instead of 1/8”, now about 1/4” wide…..matches the thickness of the Pine boards… Bandsaw to make a lot of short cuts, easier to chop out. I can control the cuts better, and see how they look better. All 4 corners were done, so a glue up was made, without the “topper”...then, on...

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Workshop operational tips. #19: In a Tight Scrape.

05-14-2020 12:42 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 8 comments »

Boys and Girls, Just in case you find yourself in a tight spot, this little gizmo may get you out in a scrape. I needed a scraper small enough to scrape the inside of the windows of one of my model toys a while back, after finding that sandpaper was altering the general shape too much. I used the “normal” card scraper sharpening technique to prepare one of my paint scrapers.In operation on pine, walnut, hard maple,(actually that was a lie as I went and bought a new one to conve...

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Flip-Up Bench Stop and Workbench Finish

05-10-2020 06:07 PM by WirelessWoodworker | 2 comments »

I can’t believe that I didn’t know about the blogs here on LJ! Think I’m blinded by all the fantastic project pictures. Anyway – this first blog I just wanted to share some recent changes/additions to my workbench. I’m in between projects at the moment, so decided to add a little gadget to the bench that I’ve wanted to do for a long time – a flip-up bench stop ala Frank Klausz: I’ve also started to post some more Youtube videos, so feel free to take a look at the quick...

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Small Projects #31: Rolling Printer Stand

05-08-2020 05:06 PM by Madmark2 | 0 comments »

Most of the “stands” I create are simple 2X4 & ply creations and this is no exception. However this is one is for our home office and needed to be a little less Spartan. Its the exact height of the computer table – and rolls! The printer is an hp all-in-one with scanner and such. Because of this it needs a minimum 18” height when the scan lid is open. I mad the shelf 20” to give some clearance. The raw 2×4s were planed down to 1-1/4 to remove th...

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Small Projects #28: Dual Bowl Twin Screw II

04-24-2020 08:20 PM by Madmark2 | 0 comments »

The prototype being successful I made five more pipes, one with a special dual bowl design. Five pipes, one with a secret surprise! Starting with a board we progress to functioning pipe blanks. Lovely purpleheart is a full 1” thick The purpleheart was ripped at 3/4” and then recut to 3/4” leaving a 5/32” offcut with a TK blade. The 24” piece was cut at 3-7/8” and yielded six pipe blocks with about 1/4” left over. Talk about 100% yield! ...

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Small Projects #27: Twin Screw Lidded Purpleheart Pipe Design

04-24-2020 01:37 AM by Madmark2 | 2 comments »

My head shop customer asked me for some smaller lidded pipes. The pipes suffer from ng the same issue as most dugouts, the screw works loose, the lid opens and the (usually expensive) contents spills. The solution to this is the same as for the dugouts, twin screws. One acts as a pivot, the other a locking pin. Until the locking screw is removed the lid cannot open. Here is a collage of my latest prototype: Twin screws for no leaks On the original lid design the lid and body need ...

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Small Projects #26: Purpleheart Leftovers Box

04-13-2020 04:13 AM by Madmark2 | 0 comments »

Made the better half a 6×6 purpleheart box the other day out of 1/4” resawn 1×6. I had the scant middle of the two sided resaw left over. Its saw burned and 5-3/4” square and thickness varies all over the place around .200”.The middle slice of a double sided resaw. Lemme see if I’m I can make anything useful out of this I think, and so a project began.2-13/16” square and half of that high. Cut the big square into four smaller squares. Then ripped ...

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Workbench #4: Finishing touches

04-08-2020 07:23 PM by JimYoung | 2 comments »

I’m on forced vacation this week, so I’ve been able to get a lot done, between bike riding with my daughter and the honey do list, and I’m basically finished with the workbench. The stock for the deadman guide Needed to be straightened out, so I used my tail vise again, and glued it in place. The slot for the deadman was routed in the top, and I flipped the shape of the chop to make the deadman. Next everything was disassembled and given a quick coat of ...

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