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Shop Shifting #6: Organizer Organizer

05-11-2020 03:06 PM by sras | 8 comments »

I’ve fallen behind on these updates. This project was completed almost 5 years ago. Time flies … I chose Harbor Freight’s parts storage case to organize my small parts (bolts, nuts, screws, nails, knobs…) I then designed a cabinet to organize the storage cases (an organizer for my organizers). I had a supply of 3/4” cabinet plywood leftover from my shop cabinet project. My first pass used 1/4” shelves, but they were sagging under the weight....

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Small Projects #20: Jigsaw Stand

03-23-2020 11:51 PM by Madmark2 | 0 comments »

Bought a jigsaw to cut out for a dog bowl five or six years ago. Have only used it once since (interestingly enough to cut another dog bowl). Jigsaws have that stupid blade sticking out and I know for a fact if I remove the blade the next time I go to use it (in another five or six years) I’ll never find the blade. I know I have a blade assortment that I bought when I bought the jigsaw but I have no clue where they might be. The blade means you can’t stand the jig saw up and...

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Coronavirus has hit me

03-09-2020 03:31 PM by Rearviewmirror | 8 comments »

No, I’m not infected. My wife wanted two pieces of old cheap furniture refurbished and painted in trendy colors. Not a problem! Sanded them down, and went to buy the painting materials. Spray paint was easy enough, as were drop cloths, gloves and tack cloths. Just needed something to protect my lungs. Orange store had…zero. The entire section was completely empty. Blue store had…3m refills. That’s fine, I’d gladly drop the money on a higher quality reu...

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Small Projects #19: Dog Platforms

03-06-2020 01:42 AM by Madmark2 | 1 comment »

Have too many dogs running around. We have drafty tile floors throughout and mostly Shih-Tzu’s and they don’t like the cold floor to sleep on. The better half wanted little platforms to put the dog beds on. These are 2’x2’ pieces of 3/4” ply on 6” high 2”x4” legs. For stability the 2”x4” feet have the front feet parallel to the sides and the back feet are mounted parallel to the back.The first pair were clear coated and very plain...

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2 drawer chest #9: Monday, monday

03-03-2020 04:39 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Decided to press my luck..normally the Shop is closed on Mondays….Decided to see what I could get done… Removed a bunch of clamps, for one.. Which, with any luck, will get used again, shortly…. Means this drawer is out of the clamps. This is the Bottom of the 2 drawers. It needed the joints cleaned up, leveled, the plywood bottom planed and sanded to match the drawer better…then a few test fits…until it slid in without binding in the case….then ...

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2 drawer chest #8: Sunday's Follies

03-02-2020 11:42 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Sunday…was a 3 hour affair…to get one drawer into the clamps vacated by the case….that needed cleaned, sanded, and shaped….first the case work..needed to remove a bunch of clamps..And see what it looks like… At least nothing fell off….Sanded the corner round…leveling the joints… The molding across the back had a line of dried glue, from a squeeze out…extra board to support the glue removal tool…..worked my way on around… ...

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2 drawer chest #7: One of "Them Days"

03-01-2020 06:45 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

More remove clamps for a bit, then add them back on, again….wasn’t that great of a day, and stretched out to over 3 hours. Then Uncle Charles (Horse) decided to cramp up my toes…..made it rough to walk around down in the shop, and go up and down the stairs…..so first task…clamps off of the lid….needed the vise, anyway. Was able to plane and sand the lid flat and almost smooth…set in one the case ( clamps were also gone from it)... Hmmm, sho...

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2 drawer chest #6: Just another day in the shop...

02-29-2020 03:19 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Clamps came off again…a bit of work..clamps go back on somewhere else….gave myself a 2 hour time limit…and wound up with a bit of “overtime”, anyway….. First up? That plywood base panel….out of the clamps, and sanded flat. Then trimmed down a bit….and glued to the bottom of the case… There was one area I couldn’t use the clamps and glue… Nothing to glue to….a clamp would have done more harm than good, anyway&#...

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2 drawer chest #5: out of the clamps

02-28-2020 04:59 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

walked down to the shop this afternoon..this was what the bench looked like.. Task was to slowly remove each clamp…listening for any creaks, cracks, groans, or pops….none came, from the wood at least….as for this old body…. Cleaned things up….fingers were a tad proud….sanded them down flush, a dab of glue in any cracks….the back of the case was the easy one.. Sanding dust blended with the glue spots….sealed things up nicely….Then...

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Foley Belsaw 435 Scroll Saw base upgrade

03-11-2019 12:04 AM by That_Weird_Uncle | 0 comments »

I picked up a late 80’s Belsaw scroll saw for 50 bucks on craigslist. I lost my before pic so i nabbed this one just so you can see the base. My saw needed some electrical work the hosing was cracked and i like to add a modular momentary switch socket so you can simply plug a footswitch into it and go if you want to use that instead of an on/off switch. Ill be doing a seperate update on the saw refurb. The other big gripe i had with this saw was the base is made of two large piec...

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