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Bench-top Bench with Moxon Vise #4: Sliding dovetails

05-23-2022 01:58 AM by Eric | 6 comments »

I had roughed out the slot last night. So this morning a little more layout and started cutting the dovetails tails. Found it easier to cut the pins first the fit the tail to the pin. The pins are 1/2” long on the apron which is 2-1/2” wide, I made it a hunched pin (think that’s the right term, making the tenon a little short). Aprons to the legs Next up was to layout the tenon on the aprons to fit into the rear chop. I made these 1” long. Off to table saw...

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Bench-top Bench with Moxon Vise #3: Top glue up and start of legs

05-22-2022 01:19 AM by Eric | 15 comments »

Finally got back to this project. Last night I drilled out the dog holes on the press, easier to handle prior to glue up. Then started gluing up the bench top, a few stages so stuff would not slide around much. Let the two halfs set overnight. This morning I ran the two halfs through the thickness planner, had a couple of small ridges at the glue lines. Then glued the two halfs together. Off to yard work. I had an idea about the legs and aprons. Organilly a tenon with a pin, (scratch t...

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A Shaker Style Table, 2022 version #12: Monday, busy Monday

05-10-2022 02:31 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Normally, the shop is closed on Mondays…but..decided to take a chance, anyway..first, I figure IF I merely cleaned the place up a bit…that wouldn’t count as “work”. Bench was getting a bit messy… Hmmm, took a bit… but a lot of this stuff needed to be put away, as I wasn’t using these things, anyway…so I did have to get out a couple items.. Because the drawer sides needed drilled and counter sinks done...3 screws to hold the drawe...

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A Shaker Style Table, 2022 version #11: dados, and a dry fit

05-09-2022 01:48 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Had to figure a way to hold the drawer side still, while milling a dado.. A stop block and a pair of clamps…score across, then handsaw down to depth….and use the stanley 45 to get roughly to depth…there was an issue with the 45 wanting to tilt a bit… Used the Stanley 71-1/2 to level things up….couple dry fits…to get the back to size..was to wide in both directions..finally.. Checked for square.. I thought I had a plywood panel on hand….jus...

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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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Bench-top Bench with Moxon Vise #2: The Heart of the Moxon

05-05-2022 01:21 AM by Eric | 9 comments »

After some careful layout for the bench top, position of the legs, aprons and dog holes, so the threads do not interfere with anything. I set out get the working part of the Moxon set up. Used a fostner bit to get a radius near the bottom of the rear chop, left 2” at bottom to use clamps to hold this small bench down. Off to the bandsaw to cut the remainder out. Clamped it vertical to the bench and cleaned up the saw marks. Over to the drill press to drill out the holes for the th...

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A Shaker Style Table, 2022 version #8: Mortises, lots of them

05-04-2022 08:57 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

I guess the socket a dovetail’s tail goes into could also be called mortise? Lunch was going to be way late, DoorDash foul-up….spent 2 hours in the shop, today….mainly beating on chisels, and trying to get saws to work… Had 2 sticks to work on….once they were cut down to the correct length… One will get stubby little tenons on each end…the other will get dovetail “tails” on each end After trying the bandsaw to see how well it cut...

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A Shaker Style Table, 2022 version #7: Tenons next

05-04-2022 02:13 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

There are 3 aprons…the 4th (front) will be a drawer. Aprons needed a tenon on each end… Set up the tablesaw…yes, the tablesaw… For both the height of the blade, and the location of the rip fence…idea is to make a series of passes, with the rip fence as a “stop”... I do use the mitre gauge…I start out on the end of the board, and work towards the fence.. Rotate the board until both ends have a tenon formed…..then, not moving t...

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A Shaker Style Table, 2022 version #6: Working on that top,part 2

05-03-2022 01:02 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok…Top is back out of the clamps…needs the glue joints cleaned and leveled up.. Areas with the big dried glue lines got sanded down….other high spot got the No. 6c treatment…on both faces. Once the underside was reasonably flat and smooth….added a little something extra…. Seems I do have a Branding iron, to mark my Projects with….takes a while to heat the BIG brass up… Comes in it’s own fancy box, too.. Once that is done, an...

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