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A Resaw Adventure #2: Rotate

09-14-2021 11:53 PM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

To complete the cut…left the plywood spacer in place….what was the top is now the bottom. Start here….the saw is about..100+ years old….Disston No. D8…where the “8” is inside of the “D”...5-1/2 ppi, 28” long…big saw… Once it gets going, a spray of sawdust shoots out, all over the place. At about the 3 minute mark.. A nice steady…not too fast, not too slow ….had to stop for a bit, switched the hands a...

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June 2021, leftover scraps of Ash, Box Project, maybe #4: Last corner done, dry fit, then the glue and Clamp Flash Mob

06-15-2021 01:11 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, rest of the corners at done… This was Corner #3…but it was the last of the corners milled…same as before…Enough that I could put all four corners together into a dry fit… So, how did the last corner turn out? The one on the right. Not too hateful? While I had this all set up, had a stack of clamps stop by….needed to get preset, as to which sized clamp can be used… Just 8 clamps? Hmm….we’ll see….noted I would need...

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June 2021, leftover scraps of Ash, Box Project, maybe #3: Started on the corners

06-11-2021 01:38 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Well, 3 out of 4, anyway. Decided on how narrow to make these 4 boards..came up with 3-5/8” width…Tablesaw to rip 4 boards to that….squared the ends…wound up with a pair of 8” and a pair of 12” blanks.. Went through and jointed the edges a bit….one had a taper to it..HAD. We have ways.. Fancy Jointer..all because I want each pair to sit together in the vise….so I can do a bit of lay out work…at least on the two shorter ones.. h...

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June 2021, leftover scraps of Ash, Box Project, maybe #1: Resaw work to start

06-03-2021 07:27 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

6 decent sized leftovers, problem being they are too thick…..3/4” would be nice for a large project….but not for a fancy little box. Solution would be to resaw them to 3/8” thickness. bandsaw more or less refuses such a job…..leaves more waves than the Mid Atlantic Ocean….hmmm Ok, set up the rip fence on the tablesaw, and raise the blade as high as it can go…. Blade is 8-1/4”, that is all the saw can handle…boards are a might wi...

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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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A Table for the Gazebo #1: Start up, top first

05-14-2021 12:06 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

OK, there is a brand new Gazebo sitting on the back patio…has a few chairs. Would be nice to have a table to sit in-between the 2 rocking chairs….and set my cold drink on this summer…maybe a plate of snacks? I still have about 15 bft of Ash lumber…..Maybe build a table out of that? So… Have three 1×6 x 4’ planks….hauled those to the shop. Weight restrictions meant one at a time.. With the worst of these three on top. there are sti...

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Ladder for Towels? #1: Starting up

04-15-2021 09:09 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Daughter wants a ladder, that will be just to hold her towels….4’ tall…where she can lean it up against a wall, or even hang it up on the wall..so… Hauled 1 plank to the shop, it was almost 7’ long…only needed 4’ or so… Had to set things up like this, as there was a decided lack of room in the shop.. And the plank on the mitre saw was from the Miterbox Rehab…needed to trim one end of the long plank.. Due to splits showing up...

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Buying a Junk Lot of Hand Saws

11-01-2020 01:37 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I like searching through Ebay looking for deals, different items, and pretty much surprises. The other week I found a hand saw lot that was labeled at “Junk” Hand Saws. After a little bit of elbow grease these ended up being pretty good user saws. Now granted, not every saw could be saved exactly back to “new”, but 3/4 of the saws are ready to use now. Check out the video here

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A NEW, Improved Saw Til #3: Rebates, and a corner done

04-25-2020 03:05 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Having other “Issues” going on last couple days….was finally able to get a little shop time in….about 2-1/2 hours worth. Went out and bought a 2’ x 4’ sheet of 1/4” Pine plywood…and a new bandsaw blade… Got out the case with the “Special” planes… Yes, there is supposed to be 3 planes in here…later on, there will be just one….The Wards #78 was out and about.. Set up to plow a 1/2” wide rebate a...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #111: 3 Dollar Saws

02-29-2020 12:21 AM by retired_guru | 8 comments »

The other day I answered a Pennysaver ad for a bunch of hand saws selling for $3.00 each. He told me over the phone he had over 30 of them for sale. When I got there he apologized for the wrong count: 67 saws! Many had warped, bent and/or dented plates, especially along the teeth, and were quite rusty, with a few exceptions. I found two rip saws and a back saw that had flat plates and spine, respectively. Since taking this picture, I’ve run all three saws through pine lumber. I w...

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