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Getting serious about dovetails #2: Second attempt

09-11-2021 04:08 PM by controlfreak | 2 comments »

Well I made all the boards the same thickness and proceeded with layout. I was determined to identify the faces and letter the joining pieces to avoid making any mistakes. I woke up at 3:00 AM and after laying awake for an hour decided to hit the shop at 4:00 AM. There is a positive to having a shop in an outbuilding separate from the house. Started marking the pin board and ended up with the tail board being face in, argh. Because I am into using knife walls (channeling Paul Sellers) I had...

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Getting serious about dovetails #1: The starting error

09-09-2021 05:18 PM by controlfreak | 8 comments »

I decided that I want to make a “Traveling Joiners Tool Box” with Paul Sellers as my guide. I have enough old Cherry to use but decided I would use some reclaimed Mahogany to make a box as practice first. Good thing I did. I wanted to do this without the training wheels on (magnetic guide blocks). all seemed to be going well but I made an error when laying out the depth of my pin board. I must have made the error in not taking off the depth from the corresponding board correct...

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Small Projects #54: More steampunk (don't read until finished - actively editing)

09-09-2021 02:24 AM by Madmark2 | 2 comments »

Another steampunk inspired kitchen sink gadget. Bluetooth radio w/LED display separate LED volume bar graph meter & green LED sw time/temp green LED module & green LED sw RH% LCD meter (always on) storm glass w/RGB LED & blue LED sw prism w/RGB LED & red LED sw display stand uplight RGB LED puck & white LED sw high voltage antenna terminals This is a conglomeration of three or four other projects into one big overly ornate and complex gadget. Anc...

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Hand Cut Dovetail, I did it! (finally)

08-31-2021 09:28 PM by MrBob54 | 7 comments »

I know this might be not a big deal for most of you but it seems like a big step for me in my woodworking. I feel like I have graduated to High School now or something. I am kind of scared to try another one for fear I just got lucky. For those of you who are in the same place as me, here is what I did. I have been using a Leigh jig on my router table for dovetails and have never been quite satisfied with the results. The jig does not allow for changing the spacing and so if you want a...

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Small Projects #53: Walnut Air Filter Stand

08-25-2021 02:01 AM by Madmark2 | 7 comments »

We have pets and with pets comes pet dander and allergies. We bought a Grizzly G0738 two stage (5um & 1um) filter. Grizzly G0738 two stage, three speed air filter w/ remote. It really makes a difference but it’s not the most attractive box in the bedroom. It’s been sitting on a faux walnut MDF stand that’s falling apart. I decided, and SWMBO agreed, that something better was needed. Completed top is gorgeous! I came up with a design for a real walnut (& ...

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A Project for August, Tool Chest #16: Lid attached, other hardware, and a PIP?

08-21-2021 07:42 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Ok…getting caught up…Thursday was a wasted day….Friday was errands and yard sales…this morning? Before setting out on the road…got a few things done.. The sides meet the lid with a bevel…router bit got close…needed the WR #62 to adjust the bevel to meet up with the lid…once THAT was done…then the Piano hinge was surfaced mounted ..And..the lid opens nicely! Then the entire outside, other than the plywood back, was given a coat of st...

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A Project for August, Tool Chest #15: Plan B? Maybe...

08-19-2021 05:05 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Chapter should be titled “The Lid” Not much of anything went right….the plan to use a router to mill a tongue around all 4 edges of the panel? Looked good on paper…but only IF the panel is square to begin with…the 4 skirt boards? How. after squaring up the panel and needing the long skirt to fit the new size…and NOT cut them…do they turn out to be 1/2” too short? To the point I had to go back and make two new long skirt boards from scr...

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A Project for August, Tool Chest #14: The Sunday Funnies?

08-16-2021 04:33 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

I had a couple tasks to get done today…one..Haul a plank to the shop, so I can cut it into 3 pieces to make the panel for the lid…standing in at 3/4” x 5-3/4” x 6’4”...it seemed go out of it’s way to bump into, catch on, and otherwise bang into everything on the way…. can’t use the bench and a handsaw for the cutting, this time around…had to try with the tablesaw….wanted 3 pieces about 24-3/4” long…trying to cut ...

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A Project for August, Tool Chest #13: Drawer #5 needs to be glued up, today..

08-15-2021 01:03 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Had Laundry Detail this morning (Saturday) which means I get to hang around waiting for the machines to get done…also means a bit of shop time, while I am standing there… Drawer sides….both are a bit rough..how rough? And NO, that is not “curl” showing up…plane in use? Wood River #62..for now…results? Hmm, looks a bit better, don’t it?Next? Time to get “Groovy” The other one seems to have thought I said something abo...

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A Project for August, Tool Chest #12: A LAZY Friday

08-14-2021 12:35 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Lets see…between errands, a Rust Hunt, and the heat….wasn’t too energetic for the shop work….Drawer #5 ’s Front was a bit on the rough-sawn side…decided to try and smooth it out a bit.. Both faces….may turn around and do the same to the 2 sides,later today? Drawer #4…out of the clamps! Cauls needed a “WHACK” to get them to leave…Had a couple dovetails sitting a bit proud….planed them level….a few gaps were ...

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