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Small Projects #35: Bill Press

01-10-2021 10:12 PM by Madmark2 | 1 comment »

SWMBO ask for place to keep monies flat and orderly ahead of bank day. Had a chunk of purpleheart kicking around and made this box. Purpleheart cash keeper The box is 1/4” stock except for the weight which is full 15/16”. The full width stock was sanded to make the finger curve so both sides would be exact copies after resawing. I have about a 5/32” thick center cut with an odd semicircle cutout. The half moon grip was cut from a piece of scrap mahogany using my pla...

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Hand tool project in progress

01-09-2021 11:45 PM by Oldtool | 2 comments »

I started a new project directly after the holidays, a dining room buffet for my daughter, to be made in the same design as my previous project – her dining room table, a weathered country look. Same wood, silver maple, and this time I wanted to do as much hand tool work as possible. I started with the top, 60” X 17”, with breadboard ends. First, after milling the two boards, I jointed by hand, using a fence on my No. 7 Stanley which provides a pretty square edge. However...

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Small Projects #34: Cat Can Corral

01-08-2021 11:36 PM by Madmark2 | 4 comments »

The better half asked for a corral for the cat food cans on the kitchen counter. The design was to be as simple as possible and leave no hiding spots for any potential miniature livestock. Because of the size of the cans the corner support space was limited. To maximize both internal space and strength the side slats are dado’d into the 45° corner posts instead of overlaying as in a normal crate. The carton the cans come in is 7”x14” and allows 1-7/8” vertical space...

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Boxes from Red Cedar #13: Glue joints cleaned up, lids fitted, hardware installed

01-06-2021 05:34 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Yet another Laundry Detail….have to wait around down there for the washer to get done…and change over to the dryer…and since I’m already done in the Woodshop…....Clamps were removed and put away….glue joints were sanded smooth Couple of dimples from the small c clamps to sand out….top bar needed to be flush with the top of the “peak”...one end wasn’t…we have ways.. Old Stanley No. 3, Type 11….does a nice job…...

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Boxes from Red Cedar #12: Dividers, and some work on the lids

01-04-2021 08:58 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

OK, clamps are removed…for a little bit…There will be gussets added to the “break-away” spots…just a triangle of 1/4” plywood… That Cedar scrap will come in handy in a moment … As it is the same thickness as the lids….lids can fit down flush with the “gable” ends…One was notched..the other was not. Instead I notched that end of the top bar….leaves more gusset to hold the breaky spot.test fit… Not t...

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Boxes from Red Cedar #11: Slips and a floor

01-04-2021 03:18 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Doesn’t sound like woodworking, does it? Well..”slips” are those thin wood strips, to use instead of ploughing a groove. The wood in this project is barely 1/4” thick….so, that strip of Ash was made into 4 strips of 3/8” by 1/4” last episode, I used the Stanley No. 2246 Mitre box, to cut the 45 degree ends… next strip/slip ready…then an end slip…each are getting glued and clamped in place… Looking for a tight fit in...

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Boxes from Red Cedar #10: working towards a glue up

01-02-2021 07:32 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Note to self: NEVER get in a hurry to get a task done, tends to go badly….. Ok, Corners # 3 and #4….figured I could get those done… These dovetails were not too hateful….however… Had to figure a way to cut out the notch…..I even used that backer board….other end of which is clamped into the bench vise….saw wanted to wander a bit…and then the skinniest chisel I had, to pop the waste out….also popped both sides of the notch o...

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Boxes from Red Cedar #9: Dovetails, just..dovetails

12-30-2020 09:45 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Late night Laundry Detail….wound up almost 3 hours long….had 2 loads to wash and dry…..good, I can hide out in the shop until they are …done..Dovetails? well, I lay out the pins first, of course… Can either use the marking gauge to scribe a baseline ( that I will abuse..)or… Use a knife and a square to do the “Knife wall” way of marking…..then a saw.. When doing the pins, I try to split the lines….most of the time…....

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Boxes from Red Cedar #8: and, back to building a box

12-29-2020 05:52 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Sorted through all the leftovers….found a couple to make a lid from…but, they wanted to be Hunting Bows instead…We have ways… Just let them “chill” in there, for a day or three….each closed the others curve down flat….more sorting..all the large ugly knots are now gone….needed a pair of long and a pair of shorts…to do a couple glue-ups.. And, set these aside for a day.. After a day or so…they came out of the clampsR...

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Boxes from Red Cedar #6: Laundry Detail = Dovetails

12-26-2020 04:44 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Sounds like a plan? Start a load of Laundry, work on dovetails….maybe a glue up while the load is in the dryer? Got out the usual suspects.. Do a bit of layout….pins first… Saw the pins… about 6-8 full strokes…to go 1/4” in depth….then chop the waste.. Ooops, at least THAT will be on the inside….why I always start the chops on the show side….use the pins to lay out the tails…cut the tails with the bandsaw…I ca...

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