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Box from Ash scraps #1: Start up

03-20-2019 07:03 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Ok, a little background on this one….just before all those trips to the Hospital happened…I had a bunch of leftovers from the Desk project….even had the better looking pieces all resawn down to 3/8” stuff….then, once I was allowed to work IN the shop, Chester Drawers Project started up…. So…now I have the time to putter around with the Ash boards.. Picked out 4 that almost matched each other…jointed the ends, trimmed a couple for length&#...

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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #11: A home for my Stanley 45 Irons

03-11-2019 11:56 AM by Bill Berklich | 0 comments »

When we last saw our hero… (oops wrong story). Well still no substantive progress on the tool cabinet – waylaid by surgery/recovery and weather. Unheated garage is not conducive to cutting/fitting/gluing/finishing at 10F. I do need to get busy soon ‘cuz the house is going up for sale in a couple more weeks and packing has already started. But that is a another story. I have managed a few smaller projects over the past month or so on warmer days and with the heater going...

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Chester Drawers build #12: milled 3 drawers, assembled one

03-03-2019 04:56 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Bright and early this morning…at least for me….Switched out router bits, and set the depth…where to clamp three drawer fronts at, to run the router? Hmmm….might work…will have to switch ends to get the clamped areas done.. Didn’t take that long, and I had three drawer fronts ready for the next steps… Plan was to get everything done on the fronts, all three of them, before doing the sides…so made a jig….can hold the fronts in pl...

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Chester Drawers build #11: 3 drawer prep, and a jig

03-02-2019 03:21 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Was house sitting for most of the day….until about Suppertime. Started to haul a few 1×8s to the shop…one at a time…and cross cut the good, from the bad spots, and the ugly spots….Bad ones were large knots, causing a board to warp…cut those out….the ugly ones? Just no way I can trust or use something like this….First two 1×8 x 8’ boards were cut up,, left me with a few blanks for the drawer fronts… A few blanks for drawer...

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Handplane restoration

03-02-2019 03:15 PM by Reinan | 2 comments »

A year or so ago my dad decided it was time for me to have my great grandfathers planes, a Stanley no. 3 and a Siegley no. 7. Both had been sitting in his shed for the better part of 2 decades and had been largely forgotten about. They were it pretty rough shape, though considering they are 80-100 years old, I suppose that could be expected somewhat. Recently, I decided it was time to do something about it. After disassembly and a soak in evaporust, I could see that I was ...

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Chester Drawers build #10: Drawer Building 101, first drawer

02-27-2019 07:37 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

rather than use a saw to do these dovetails….went with a router….but, with a slight twist….as I do NOT have a dovetail jig anymore, don’t even have the collar. So..I measured a “stop line”.. This is where the router base needs to stop…have tried a batten…battens move, however.. Vise doesn’t. Router is set up for depth.. From here, everything is freehanded…spacings are by eye.. Then remove from the vise, and make a kni...

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Chester Drawers build #9: Top installed, started on drawers

02-26-2019 03:08 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Monday, or no Monday…was bored sitting around the house…decided to at least remove the clamps off the top and clear the bench... Set the top panel back on the bench, figured out which was the better face, and left it laying on the bench…beads of dried glue were removed. Corner blocks were given slotted holes…. Not sure HOW I got this up there…centered…flush with the back of the top….4 screws installed…and then set it back down on it’...

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Chester Drawers build #8: Top is glued up...

02-25-2019 08:19 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

had “fun” hauling that 1×10 x 8’ to the shop….Kitchen ceiling is 7’.....header near the bottom of the Dungeon’s stairs is 5’...then find a spot to cut the plank down a bit…. Made the case into a sawtable….top will be going there, anyway. Looked over the board, needed two pieces 28-1/2” long,,,without too many defects…first section wasn’t too bad… Marked it, and cut it off. Then a short section… ...

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Stanley 45 Combo Plane Overhaul #7: Does it Really Work???

02-25-2019 04:01 PM by HokieKen | 6 comments »

Well, I guess we know IT works. The plane has been around for over a century. The question was, could I make it work? I haven’t had any time to spend on this guy the past few weeks. All I have left to do is sharpen up the irons. But, I was making a small chisel stand to go on my workbench this past weekend and I needed to plow a groove in a piece of Cherry for the base. I was about to clear off the router table and set it up when it dawned on me that this was exactly the kind of...

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Chester Drawers build #7: face frame is done

02-24-2019 04:50 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Yesterday was a bit of hurry up, and wait…..needed a “Plan B” to set the case on, where I cut do a bit of chopping..First, needed to cut the rest of the rails to length….was a problem All the saws but the bandsaw were buried….had a “spare”, though… I could also reach the D8 panel saw in the til….Mitre box is by GEM…when done, I can fold it up, and stash it back in the tool chest…. All five rails, ready for the doveta...

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