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Laundry hamper #10: First door: Gluing it up

09-08-2021 04:27 PM by Dave Polaschek | 9 comments »

Between the Monday holiday and my sweetie having some friends of hers over yesterday, I haven’t had a lot of shop time the past few days. But I’ve sorta completed the first door. I started by gluing together opposite corners of the frame, making sure they were square and level. The wasn’t too bad, but that was all I got done on Sunday evening. Monday, I did the big glue-up of the door. The lattice is “loose” in the frame (not glued in, anyhow), but that still left a lot of parts to get ...

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Laundry hamper #9: Half-laps in the slats

09-05-2021 03:56 PM by Dave Polaschek | 22 comments »

Built a jig last night to help me cut the half-laps in the slats. If you divide the slat into 3” chunks, each crossing slat will be in the center of that chunk. So I glued down two rails to hold the slat while I cross-cut it, with a pencil mark for the end of the slat, and a piece of wood to sit in the gap to align where I should cut the next joint. I also cut a notch so I can use this same guide to hold the slat while I chisel out the waste. After cutting the first notch… I ...

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Laundry hamper #7: Slats, length and thickness

09-02-2021 06:02 PM by Dave Polaschek | 8 comments »

After yesterday’s fiasco with the frames for the doors I decided to go back to working on the slats today. First, I marked them all for length and cut them appropriately. 12⅛ inches for the short walnut slats, and 18⅛ inches for the longer oak slats. Then after inspecting see which side would be the show side, I marked a line across the end 1/4” from the non-show side, then pared off the corner with a knife. Then I set the slat down and planed the corner off. And c...

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Laundry hamper #5: Slats, part 2

08-31-2021 05:26 PM by Dave Polaschek | 11 comments »

Today was another short day. I had to dig out a chamisa root before I got started in the shop so I got a late start and was already tired. But I cut a dozen more walnut slats (only 10 survived, due to an internal check in the wood) and a half dozen more oak slats. That should be enough for both doors, and maybe enough to put slats in the bottom of the cabinet, if I decide to do that. Prepping wood with mostly hand tools, I tend to make spares…. Anyway, after ripping them on the bandsaw, it...

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Laundry hamper #4: Sunday morning slats

08-29-2021 04:46 PM by Dave Polaschek | 10 comments »

Today was all about the slats to go in the two doors. I started by slicing off eight boards from the oak. Turns out making 20” long cuts through 3 inch thick, well-seasoned oak, even with a bandsaw with a resaw blade on it, is a lot like real work. I had to take a break every three cuts and step outside to unmask and dry off. With those done, I cut each of them into thirds, to give me three slats, all just about an inch wide. Then I planed the edges and faces smooth with ...

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Office Cabinet #13: An Interesting Top

07-23-2021 08:15 PM by Tom | 3 comments »

My woodworking often slows in the summer. It is time for outdoor activities and fun in the sun. But I was able to work on the construction of the top for my little cabinet. Continuing my objective to eliminate end grain on the showing faces of my cabinet (except for the ends of the dovetails), I am making a top with a mitered and clamped bracket around the showing sides. I based it on the Roy Underhill's German school master's standing desk. The ends will be blind mortise and tenon cla...

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Benchcrafted Split Top Roubo Workbench #2: Finally, Milled Stock - Part 1

06-05-2021 01:02 PM by EarlS | 2 comments »

After most of a month spent using the bandsaw, planing, jointing, cutting, gluing, clamping, then more planing, jointing, gluing, clamping, and just a bit sanding I have the main pieces for the bench. White Oaktop back section: 4-1/8×12 x 87 – 7 boards on endtop front section: 4-1/8×8 x 85-3/4 – 5 boards on end Walnutupper side rail: 3-1/2×2 x 24lower side rail: 4-1/2×2 x24lower front rail: 4-1/4×3 x 43-1/8lower rear rail: 4-1/ 2×2 x 45-5/8 ...

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Office Cabinet #12: Whew... Hanging the Doors

06-01-2021 06:04 PM by Tom | 4 comments »

I was really sweating the door hanging process. I have never hung doors that are inset. The other cabinet doors that I have made were overlay type of doors with adjustable hinges. I really took my time on this part of the project. There are two very good Youtube videos from Paul Sellers and I pretty much followed that process with a couple exceptions. I used the router plane to finish off the hinge mortise. I found that this was more precise and gave me a cleaner mortise and I was abl...

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Office Cabinet #11: Raised Door Panels

05-20-2021 10:25 PM by Tom | 4 comments »

I finally decided to make raised panels for the doors on my cabinet. This is a fairly traditional touch. My previous doors on my kitchen cabinets were just flat panels made from plywood. For this project, I decided to go for full thickness oak panels. I have never made these before so I did some reading up on it. What I had not realized is that a traditional raised panel should sit proud of the door frame. It actually sticks out, typically about 1/4” or so. Many of the raised p...

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Saw Till #1: Panel glue up and dovetail side panels to bottom

05-04-2021 04:30 PM by controlfreak | 1 comment »

So I decided to make a saw till to gather up saws that live in random places around my shop. This is an ongoing shop organizing and skill building endeavor. Lots of thought has gone into the size and joinery and I have a rough sketch but it is mostly without dimensions so I am pretty much letting form be my guide. It will have one wide drawer or two narrower drawers on the bottom for saw files and blade replacements. Larger saws one one side smaller back saws on the other and maybe room to h...

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