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Wicked Fast Router Bit Organizer Trays - using dadoes instead of holes

04-04-2019 05:24 AM by Keith Kelly | 4 comments »

I feel some sort of closeness with you guys that I don’t feel with the rest of the internet. Therefore, I’ll tell you the strange things that were going through my mind as I worked through this problem: I wanted all my router & Dremel bits close together, but I did not want to drill all the holes. So I waited. Experimented. Failed. — One day, I decided to pretend, in order to identify presumptions. I pretended that the router bit wasn’t a route...

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Model Build #2 : The Hummer #1: The Chassis

03-25-2019 12:09 AM by Jason1974 | 18 comments »

Gents, so I decided to start another project. I had a huge chuck of cherry on my wood carts so I decided to mill it down and make something with it. Haven’t decided what other woods to use but I think I’m going to make the wheels out of walnut for the tyres and maple for the rims. I also have a small chunk of bloodwood I would like to incorporate into the build. Maybe I’ll use it for the seats. ............. Thanks for watching!!!.

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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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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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PITA - chip out

02-27-2019 03:05 PM by slydog | 6 comments »

I’ve posted previously on building dartboards. I’m in the process of doing another. I just wanted share a misery piece – maybe someone has some thoughts on how to prevent it. I was building the door panels and routing the edges when as I routed across the end grain, the bit must have caught and chipped out interior edge – talk about a bad day!!!! I couldn’t see anyway to correct it so It became a member of the scrap bin (I so hate wasting red-oak).

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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 #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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Chester Drawers build #4: details, router, assembly

02-21-2019 02:32 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Ok, snowbound today. So, after Lunch, went to the shop, to get a few tasks done. Corner posts needed a couple rebates cleaned up, mainly in the corners,,,have a cleaner.. next, was the feet details….otherwise they look too “blocky”....olden days, I would just strike a line from the bottom rail to 1” from the outside edge…maybe something a little less plain? needed a way to trace a curve.. Hey, it works, makes a nice easy to cut curve.. Cut this out...

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Making a wooden toolbox from reclaimed wood.

02-19-2019 11:59 PM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

I just finished a toolchest from reclaimed wood! The wood was a mix of red and white oak from dunnage and skids that I’ve gathered over the years. Check out the build video …

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