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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #123: Refurbing the Harbor Freight Folding Trailer - Pre-Blog Inquiry

06-06-2020 01:14 PM by retired_guru | 2 comments »

This week or next I will begin the process of refurbishing a Harbor Freight folding trailer I purchase several years back. Original Build Before Removing Wood and Electrical All the wood I added on to make a staked side trailer has been removed, as well as the electrical wiring and lights. Before I can add the new wiring and lights I need to remove surface rust in some areas, spot prime and paint once cleaned up. Once the electrical is installed and working properly I will add new pr...

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Silent Fiddle Build #7: A clamp and some finish

06-06-2020 11:44 AM by Dave Rutan | 1 comment »

So now I’m gluing the neck onto the body. This is the last bit of building until I get to the setting up. Naturally though I neglected to show how the tab is carved to match the neck. I should mention the fingerboard is oinly temporarily attached for aligning the neck. It will be removed for finishing and re-attached before set-up. The neck was purchased separately and is some sort of white wood, possibly maple. I actually had to run out and buy red mahogany stain to make it m...

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Kitchen Island Project #3: 1st panel trimmed up, and a cut list

06-06-2020 04:19 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Managed to draw up a cut list, of sorts… Ink was barely dry…when I had to make a change. Glad Fred Flintstone didn’t carve the list in stone…list is more of a guide….Case in point. After the 1st panel had been squared up….the size did a few changes…Per the list: 3/4” x 23-1/2” x 39” As glued up: 3/4” x 24” x 40” As trimmed square: 3/4” x 21-5/8” x 38-5/8” Because of a new, roll-around...

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Shop stuff #190: I got a box

06-06-2020 12:31 AM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

A very short video this time out. I take delivery of a few goods to finish the root veggie bin I am building. For the most part though, the weather is great and I am partaking of some serious relaxation time. I wasn’t even going to do a video until the mail came in today, even though I have plenty on hand to edit. https://youtu.be/afZ7KhFymW4

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Silent Fiddle Build #6: Electronics well

06-05-2020 01:07 PM by Dave Rutan | 4 comments »

Next I had to make a place for the piezo pickup and the jack that would let me plug in and listen. I used a large forstner bit to create a well in the back of the instrument, being careful to not let the tip of the bit drill through. I located the hole centered right below where the bridge should be. Then I located and drilled a hole for the 1/4 inch jack that I need to communicate with the outside world. I accidentally used the wrong drill bit, so I had to bush the hole with a dowel ...

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Kitchen Island Project #2: 1st panel glued up

06-05-2020 04:29 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Cut list says I need a 23” x 39” panel for the top of the Island…Hauled 4 planks to the shop, about 4’ long….By the time I had trimmed them to about 40”....and did a straight-line rip…..to 5-7/8” width….was coming up a bit short of the 23” width…..Hauled another plank to the shop…this one had a large split on one end….figured I could do a couple rips, to get a decent strip as a filler….will keep the other 2 st...

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Silent Fiddle Build #5: Edge fluting

06-04-2020 08:56 PM by Dave Rutan | 4 comments »

In an attempt to make this fiddle look less blocky I am creating a cove or ‘fluding’ around the curved edges. This also helps mimick the overhand that is on traditional violins and will give sich accessories as a shoulder rest something to grab onto. I’m doing this the hard way with rasps and files. It just seems the best way to me. The white on the rims is chaulk. It made it easier to see the thickness of the rims so that I had a chance of making them even. ...

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Silent Fiddle Build #4: Neck Mortise

06-03-2020 11:04 PM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

Next step for me is to create the mortise for the neck and fit it into the body. This is definitely not a job for dull tools. The tab on the back was created when I was making the half laps. I won’t glue this on until just before putting the finish on.

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Kitchen Island Project #1: The start up

06-03-2020 09:41 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Old Pine and Plywood Island need an update, according to the Boss. Had her look through an entire 2 pages of images on Google….until she found something she wanted…. Not the best screen grab…but, at least it came with the important stuff….height, width, length…that I could use.. Already had spent $20 on a supply of Ash lumber…. Shortest is 2’, some of the longer 1×6s are 5’ long. Should be enough there. Waited on Moose & ...

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Silent Fiddle Build #3: Making it thinner

06-01-2020 09:27 PM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

And here I am filleting the fiddle to bring it down to the thickness of a violin. I cleaned this up with a hand plane and some sanding.

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