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Poplar Box Project #3: Inside grooves, lots of them

09-21-2019 07:45 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, unroll the box… Set up a jig, to hold each panel…set up the Stanley 45 to the final fence setting… Do the groove for the top and bottom panels to sit in… Then check the panels for fit… And trim to correct size….length and width, would rather trim things down to fit, than find out one is too small…next, I needed one other groove milled. To where I can split the lid off. Short rods on the 45 were too short… Switched out to the...

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Poplar Box Project #2: Finger joints

09-21-2019 03:50 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

I clamped the two long side outside face to outside face.. Edges were even, ends weren’t quite there…Stanley #3 to even things up..needed a way to set the spacing for the fingers… Along with a few other tools…since I will be using that sized chisel to chop the waste, I used it to lay out the fingers, working towards the center from each edge… Waste is marked with a dot….needed a way to keep both boards aligned, while moving them around in the vise....

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Poplar Box Project #1: starting out

09-20-2019 05:31 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

have almost all the rehabs done, time to clean and clear off my bench..And bring a few boards of Poplar to the shop…getting tire of them sitting around upstairs, anyway.. 1/2” x 5-1/2” by around 24” long. Project Boards from Lowes…Went to cut one of these into 2 equal pieces…can’t get to the tablesaw…I did have a mitersaw handy… It did have a problem, though…swing arm and the guides want to weeble and wobble, so, I remove the ...

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Mitre Box, a rehab story #4: Finally...done

08-07-2019 01:38 PM by bandit571 | 5 comments »

Ok..turned the frame over, cleaned out around where the King bolt’s threads come up through….and soaked those for a day….Knee rehab was rough…came home and took a nap…..Next morning,,,tried again….hmmm,getting fed up….grabbed the hammer, and hit right on the head of that bolt, 6-8 times. Had to drive the tip of the BIG screwdriver into the slot, added a pair of visegrips to assist…Uuuuummpf With a loud ” Creeack” bolt came loose...

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Mitre Box, a rehab story #3: New wheel, still soaking

08-05-2019 11:35 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

New wheel was installed, and put to work.. PITA to change out. Plastic tub for parts was brought down to the shop.. got the stock rests all cleaned up, and shiny…which left two pointy screws to do.. Called stock holders, they have a pointy end, that will grip a board into place, while you saw away..Into the tub these go. The 2 catches from the tops of the guide assemblies, are cleaned up, and re-installed, they also have a patent date stamped into them “10-5-09”...

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Mitre Box, a rehab story #2: 2 soakings, new decking..wire troubles

08-05-2019 12:37 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

OK…Remove the extra deck…and tossed it away, took the mitre box outside to sit in the sunshine for a while The Oringinal decking. Found a metal disc in the deck…Also got a better look at the stock rests… These are also OEM items, they have, instead of a folded up end, just a small pin, that keeps the rests from being pulled out too far, and getting lost… Now, about that metal disc in the deck….since this version of the mitre box does not use a ro...

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A computer desk #10: Been busy, need to get caught up

01-18-2019 01:00 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Where was I? Had some mortises to chop? Well, I set up the router table, to mill grooves to hold all those pencils/pens Needed a few of these chopped out. Backer strip for the pencil holder..Was going to use the thin Ash strips…..went out and bought a 1/4” thin strip of Poplar, instead.. Rather than a full width hole, I made them to accept a notched end….drawer shelf is now full depth….dry fitted Had to trim the poplar a few times…kept wanting ...

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American flag bench #2: Tried a cheap harbor freight sandblaster but it was a fail so I sent ends out!

11-03-2018 04:53 PM by Dubbs | 0 comments »

After my harbor freight fail.. I found a local guy who sandblasted and primed the ends. Cost: $75 but came out very nice. I then sprayed them 3 coats of silver and 3 clear coats. My next step was to choose a wood? I planned this to be a very inexpensive project so after the expense of sandblasting I went with a very unpopular choice of poplar ($48).

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Coffee Table With Storage For Puzzles And Board Games

09-14-2018 02:48 AM by wrenchhead | 3 comments »

I built this coffee table for my wife. She likes to put together puzzles and usually takes over the dining room table for a week or so. Now she can take the top off the coffee table, work on the puzzle for a while and put the lid on until she has time to come back to it. I made the table out of poplar and used General Finishes Java gel stain and Arm-R-Seal to finish it up. I am pretty happy with the results although I might buff out the top with steel wool in a couple weeks after it fully har...

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Mission-style mahogany desk #5: Braces installed

09-01-2018 03:39 PM by Woodbutchery | 0 comments »

Some time in the shop this morning cutting and fitting the braces for the drawers. A few shots of a single brace. and the underside I’m using poplar because I ran out of mahogany. Currently, the braces are held in place by the stop dados only. No glue or other attachment. I also used the bottom “L” for the drawer guides. My thinking was that these braces are strictly for the drawers and are not meant to correct or support anything else. I would very much ...

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