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Chisel Handles, Set of 6 #1: Getting Started

07-02-2022 12:52 AM by Eric | 19 comments »

Last month I ordered a set of 6 chisels ranging from 1/8” to 1” with no handles, just 2” tangs. Thought about what wood to use while I was making all of the boxes. Sat down and did a sketch, I wanted to have a handle thick enough to get a good grip, and long enough so when using a mallet. Finally chose to use Hard Maple. I was thinking about a band of some type on the end of the handle to prevent splitting. Something like a Japanese style handle where the end of the handl...

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A Project for June.. #22: Almost done..

06-30-2022 03:13 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Monday: Despite it being a Monday,,,there were things that needed DONE..so.. The 2 latches…each centered on a raised panel….14” wide panel = 7” to get to the center point….lay out a few tools… Drill for the pilot holes, pencil to mark where they go, square to set where to mark the holes…Ratchetool to drive the screws.. Excuse the mess…. Router bit needed changed.. So that on Tuesday morning….I can move this heavy box aroun...

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A Project for June.. #21: Out of the clamps...

06-27-2022 01:24 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Clamps came off the other day.. One of the long sides still wanted to bow a tad…mallet assist back in line… Glue joints cleaned up..laid the lid on top of the chest.. Not too bad… Stain: Thought I would try out some “Colonial Maple” by Minwax…got out a scrap of the same maple..and test it out…. Then, Sunday gave both pieces a coat of Amber Shellac.. The 1×1 without the stain…hmmm…maybe a bit too yellow? Due to is...

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A Project for June.. #20: Friday Night, glue up

06-25-2022 02:02 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

OK, cramp have left the building, for a while…change of planes was in order….was pushing too big of a plane, for one thing. Jacks are fine, just takes too many strokes, sometimes…maybe something in between ? The HUGE #8c and the 14” Jack plane? Hmmm, A little wider and longer that the Jack? Yet almost 1/2 the weight of the jointer? Millers Falls No. 15 Jumbo Jack. Tasks? Well I spun the panel 180 degrees, and laid out the last bevel.. Found a few ...

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A Project for June.. #19: Day of planes & Cramps

06-24-2022 02:54 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

that only lasted just over an hour…tasks for the day?The other 2 rebates need to be done… Might have been taking too thick of a shaving? With 35” to plane….OK, the other end rebate, had some issues…despite an exit sawn to help out.. No blowout allowed, but all the way across, it was raising splinters…so.. About 10 strokes with a sharp knife, to make a “Knife Wall”... I also set the router plane to clean things up, and level with t...

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A Project for June.. #18: Trimming a too large panel

06-23-2022 02:10 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

down to size, and a start on the rebates Ends on the panel needed to be square.. At the least better than this…and, for several reasons, I can’t just cut it on the tablesaw, but, I can use the fence from the tablesaw/router table…to guide a Vintage saw…need to mark a distance from the cut line.. from the edge of a saw blade to the edge of it’s foot plate…Saw? SKIL Homeshop , No. 520, 6” model.. Clamp the guide fence to the marks. When...

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A Project for June.. #17: Tails and some grooves

06-22-2022 11:04 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Need to get this collar assembled, dry fit….in order to properly size the raised panel it is to hold…so..tails.. Used the sockets to lay out the tails…tails were sawn over on the bandsaw, leaving the line, by cutting on the waste side….sockets need a bit extra chisel work so the tails will fully seat.. Mark each corner as to what goes where…and work my way around to all 4 corners… and.. And.. Top one wasn’t driven home, just yet…...

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A Project for June.. #16: Bored on a Monday night

06-21-2022 03:05 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Normally, the shop is closed on Mondays….less chance of Murphy fouling things up…as he likes Mondays. Got bored with sitting around in me “Sunday go to meeting” clothes and shoes….changed back into “Work Clothes”, and went to the shop, late last night…..Removed the bigger clamps from the glued up panel, but left the cauls on the ends….lighter to move the panel, that way (didn’t hear any creaks, nor cracks FROM the board..) Deci...

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A Project for June.. #15: More lid work, start on a collar

06-20-2022 12:57 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Have the panel in the clamps….need a collar to go around it. Raise panel needs grooves to hold it. Collar is also to hold the lid’s hinges, and a latch (s) of some sort…so.. Tablesaw: I need the box off of the top of the saw, and the saw brought out further into the shop…have that 4th plank to cut down a bit...Too much bark showing, and it tapers from a 1×6 down to barely a 1×4… Well, measured how much I need for 2 long sides…36-1/4...

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A Project for June.. #14: Jointer Work, and a glue up...

06-19-2022 03:44 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

When last seen, these 3 panels.. Were in need of a Jointer being run along all 6 edges….as I hadn’t decided which edge goes against which edge…Picked out the showiest plank, and called it the “Center”.... These are 1×6 x 36” planks….might as well get out the big, cordless Jointer….plane. Stanley No. 8c… I have a 36” long Lufkin Tinner’s Rule….makes a nice straightedge….checking for both high and low...

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