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A Shaker Style Table, 2022 version #10: Drawer build, part 1

05-08-2022 05:28 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Had aGulley-washer roll through…which sometimes means… That the Dungeon Creek will rise…this is also where the table base was sitting. Yep, Got it’s feet wet. Removed all the clamps, set the top and the base on the tablesaw, for now..Tried the drawer front for size…not quite…needed jointed down a bit.. As there was a “high spot” in the middle… High spot is now on the floor…test the fit, again.. I think that will do....

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A Shaker Style Table, 2022 version #9: Doing a little assembly

05-07-2022 01:31 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Time to knock apart that dry fit…clean a few things up, and a bit of a glue up Things that needed cleaned up? Areas like this on the tenons…and pare a bit on the tenons for a better fit..A bit of glue on a tenon..both ends One side glued up…then.. wasn’t quite done with either of these 2…such milling on the tablesaw produced a pair of runners for the drawer to slide….and they needed installed.. First one…had issues…this is after t...

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A Shaker Style Table, 2022 version #1: Start up

04-27-2022 09:50 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Bought a few planks of Ash for $9…..four at 7/8” x 5-1/2” x 77” and one at 7/8” x 5-1/2” x 48” with a live edge. Needed to haul the 4 longer planks to the shop, and figure where to cut what…. Maybe cut 2 boards up for the table’s top….the other for the legs, and the last one.. Save for the aprons and a drawer front….with these sitting on my tablesaw, will have to do the cutting to lengths elsewhere… Make a mar...

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Shop Tips & Tricks #30: Shop Tips and Tricks #27-B (Stop wasting paint!)

04-24-2022 08:19 PM by GnarlyErik | 4 comments »

As a child of a child of the Great Depression, I have a deeply ingrained respect for conservation of resources. I save the smallest bit of usable wood for example, never throw nails away after pulling any, sweep up my sanding dust for glue filler/expander and all sorts of things like that. Maybe I do go overboard with it, but the fact is I simply cannot bear to see anything go to waste. One thing which has always annoyed me is that it is next to impossible to use all the paint out of a ...

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A Shaker Table, 2022 version #1: Start up

04-07-2022 05:43 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Still had 4 planks of Ash….7/8” x 5-1/2” x 6’5” There is a plant stand in the front window of the house…cats seem to think it is a great place to make U-turns during “Kitty Hour”, and always seem to knock it over, plants and all. Stand is just a cheap pile of sticks, anyway, sooooo Plan is to use just these 4 planks, make a table to sit in the window…and place planters on..something even the fat cat can’t tip over… ...

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Workshop operational tips. #37: TSO Power-Loc Dogs that Bark as well as Bite.

04-02-2022 05:00 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 6 comments »

Boys and Girls, Since I bought my TSO Power-Loc Dogs around 6 months ago, I have been spruiking them and may have portrayed misinformation of them. Personally, I look upon them as a ”profileless clamp” to hold jigs and other paraphernalia to MFT style benches/tabletops. They are not the “traditional” type of a bench dog.Nevertheless you can convert them into a bench dog by drilling a 20mm hole in a block of wood, chamfer it and use the TSO dogs,to anchor them to your bench. They can s...

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Bank of drawers, for a stand #3: More joinery, before the knee stops things

03-22-2022 01:46 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Even with sitting down at the bench…issues with the back of my knee is putting a “time limit” on how long I can work in the shop…and still get back up the stairs.. OK, reset the fence a bit.. Do 10 cuts…reset again.. Do 10 more..had to adjust the stop line a hair.. Then, reset the fence one last time.. Then clean off the Router Table.. And put it away. Including the Mitre Box that was sitting on my tablesaw. Sweep the place. Then start on c...

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Bank of drawers, for a stand #2: 2 more planks milled

03-21-2022 05:36 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Goal today was to mill up the other 5 drawer sides. Same steps as yesterday….same Cardio Workout with that big, OLD Rip saw…so, finally.. Each of the 5 drawer fronts has it’s own 2 sides… Next, wanted to mill some rebates on the ends of the drawer fronts…just had to figure out what size….came out to 1/2” by 1/2”....could have spent the rest of the day doing those by hand….reset the tablesaw, instead.. Blade height set to 1/2R...

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Bank of drawers, for a stand #1: Lumber supply, back story..

03-19-2022 10:42 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Had built a stand for my benchtop Drill Press, to give it a bit more “elbow room” .. But, there wasn’t any storage built in….went out and bought a bit of lumber… And, decided to add a few drawers to this stand….figured 5 drawers….can place them into the front opening, but I could add them to the side. Thinking maybe 12” wide, by 4” deep….and make the sides about 10 or so inches long. Plan to have them sit on runners….a...

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Scrap Bin Refugees #9: Box #2 needs a bottom

03-15-2022 03:13 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

The 4 sides came out of the clamps the other day...Looking a bit rough around the edges…Sanders and planes to cure that.. Edges were leveled…panel for the bottom was cut to size..roughly… After a check for square…and a recheck….and a recheck..then set the panel on top of the box… And check for any gaps. Panel is a bit over-sized width wise, length looked good… Bead of glue along the edges where the bottom will rest on…evened out...

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