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Office Cabinet #7: Face Frame: The fix is in...

04-13-2021 03:18 PM by Tom | 4 comments »

I finally made the face frame this past weekend. It went very well and quite similar to the back panel frame, except without the groove. The main challenge for me was the layout. I don’t often work to exact dimensions or drawings when I build a project. My case is about 36” tall and 32” wide, but that is not exact, mostly because my initial dimensioning is focused more on getting square and true stock than it is on working to exact dimensions from a drawing. Once the ...

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Great find in ATL

04-08-2021 11:35 PM by bladedust | 0 comments »

If anyone in the Atlanta area needs some lumber, I found this post on Craigslist. https://atlanta.craigslist.org/eat/tls/d/lithonia-rough-sawn-lumber/7303897894.html Sorry, but it looks like it’s been claimed pretty quick. I hope it was a LumberJock that claimed it.

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Recycle a few scraps #2: Time for a PIP?

03-23-2021 05:24 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Been distracted the last few days…..working on building a metal shed out in the backyard….about the only wood working THAT involved…. Was cutting a couple 2×6 x 10’ treated planks down to 81-1/2” lengths….to go with the other 2×6 x 10’ planks for the base of the shed….Disston D-112, 26”, 7ppi…1927 saw… Managed to get the Cutting Board of of the clamps….sanded and planed smooth….a small can of varnish...

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Recycle a few scraps #1: Getting to a glue up...

03-20-2021 11:55 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

One of the chores in the last few projects, is ripping a panel, or just a plank, to get to a certain width. usually results in a strip of scrap…..that for some reason or other, I just can’t throw out. After a while, there is a pile of the strips of scraps…too small to do much more than a few cauls….which get tossed away once the clamps are done with them… So…some thinking was done, dangerous I know…about gluing up a panel of those scraps…t...

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Arts and craft clock...fuming

03-13-2021 04:38 PM by Brodan | 2 comments »

Starting with an old piece of plank flooring saved from a remodel we did. Have been wanting to build a clock in the arts and craft style. Using a combination ofarticles in Stickleys craftsman series and projects posted by other lumberjocks to come up with a design. Fumed using household ammonia in a cooler for about 48 hours. I expected it a little darker after 48 hours but I’m happy with the color after shellac . Pic of with and without fuming , both with 1 coat of shellac. I ...

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Office Cabinet #3: M&T Frame for the Back: Mostly Pictures

03-08-2021 08:49 PM by Tom | 0 comments »

I will keep this pretty short. The back of my office cabinet will be a panel and frame. The frame is joined with mortise and tenons. The main thing is to use square and true stock so that you end up with a square frame without twist. I spent quite a bit of time getting my boards square on the ends. Then I cut a 5/16” groove with a plow plane and carefully mortised inside the groove with a 5/16” chisel. It is a blind mortise so it is only worked from one side to 1-1/2”...

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Office Cabinet #2: Pin Time

03-05-2021 03:41 PM by Tom | 0 comments »

This part can be stressful. You really need to be warmed up and ready to saw accurately. Try taking some practice cuts. Sharpen up your tools. Avoid distractions and stay focused to avoid miscues. It is really somewhat exhausting, but try to stay calm and relaxed to avoid tightening down on your tool grip. Work to carefully laid out knife and pencil marks. Use a sharp pencil too. I mark the pins from the tail boards that have been numbered. The numbers for each corner are marked on...

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Office Cabinet #1: Dovetails!

03-03-2021 07:25 PM by Tom | 2 comments »

I am finally starting a new project. Lately, I have been doing more home maintenance, painting walls which is kind of boring. I want a cabinet to store various office supplies and that matches the style of my existing office furniture. This will be a cabinet that sits on the floor and stands about 36 inches high and 32 inches wide. I plan to have two doors on the front with adjustable shelves. The case will be dovetailed and it will be fitted with a top piece to set books or knick knac...

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Small Projects #38: PC Router bushing storage box

02-11-2021 01:15 AM by Madmark2 | 2 comments »

Just bought a set of Porter-Cable router bushings. These are available from lots of vendors priced from about $10 to $50. Being the cheap illegitimate son that I am I bought the bottom dollar brass (not alum thank you) set. Apparently a major cost item is the lousy plastic storage box: The box doubles the cost! The set I ordered came in a plastic bag in a thin index card stock box, not really suitable for long term storage. This box isn’t much larger than the card paper box ...

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Small Projects #37: First Fast-Joint Mini - jig storage box.

02-07-2021 04:04 AM by Madmark2 | 1 comment »

I got the Fast-Joint Mini jig (review HERE ) in and working the other day and thought what better first project than a storage box for all of the jigs bits and bobs? The complete, assembled jig consists of the following: Lots of oddly shaped bits. By stacking I was able to reduce the interior space required down to 8-1/4” L x 4-5/8” W x 4-1/8” H. With the sides 1/2” thick and the ends 3/4” the outside dimensions for the sides is 9-3/4” and 5-5/8”...

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