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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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Workshop operational tips. #20: Having trouble drumming up tension?

05-31-2020 09:22 PM by LittleBlackDuck | 6 comments »

Boys and Girls, A lot of people seem to have trouble getting the roll of sandpaper holding on their drumsander and start contemplating turning to the dark side of hook and loop conversion. Before you bite the bullet, try the following first. Ensure the paper is wrapped tightly on the drum. The paper doesn’t have to abut between turns/wraps. To stop the end from slipping out, bend it over itself before you manouver it into the tensioning clip. The sandpaper face on both side...

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Block Plane Box, version 2 #2: A sliding lid

05-28-2020 04:09 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

So, on to the other end of this box…. Needed to know where the groove for the lid will be, height-wise….so I could cut the end to size… Only needed dovetails to go this far up. Just to the bottom of the groove. first corner came out great..but “Concentration..slip away..” Notice where the groove is….and how the pins go? WRONG WAY…Not only did the dummy mark things out wrong, he went and cut them wrong, too….only to discover when c...

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How I made #20: Wooden Spectacle Box

05-25-2020 08:35 AM by WoodenWorldDenic | 0 comments »

Make your own unique wooden spectacle box or sunglasses.

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Block plane box #4: Box #2, lid completed

05-21-2020 08:06 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Not working as fast or as long as I used to…but…had the parts all cross cut to size…time to start making box joints Used this 1/4” chisel, to lay out the fingers….then a bandsaw to make a lot of cuts…seems to help when I chop the waste out…. Got these two corners done…then the Boss needed to go to the store…came back and tried the last two corners… When I laid out the fingers for the #3 corner….somehow the part got fli...

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Block plane box #3: Box #2

05-20-2020 03:21 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Not moving too well….the face plant on my sidewalk ( sober, BTW) seems to have messed a few parts I need to order to build a box or two..Fingers on the box were a bit wider, than before….less chopping required. Managed to get the 4 sides to where I could glue them up…and add the bottom to the box…. May have had too many the sides bowed in a bit… Got the box all sanded square and smooth…and did a test fit…to see which plane ...

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Block plane box #2: Lid is done, first box done..

05-14-2020 03:33 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

At this rate, it might be Labor Day when the last one is done…..IF I don’t buy any more of the little things.. Went with a wider chisel, fewer fingers to do. Instead of 1/8”, now about 1/4” wide…..matches the thickness of the Pine boards… Bandsaw to make a lot of short cuts, easier to chop out. I can control the cuts better, and see how they look better. All 4 corners were done, so a glue up was made, without the “topper”...then, on...

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Block plane box #1: Why a box?

05-12-2020 01:42 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Well….I do have a couple block planes still with their oem boxes…Not sure I’d do something like that one. The other box is a bit ratty… And it will only hold one plane…but…Thought I could resaw the scrap Pine boards in the shop, down to 1/4” thick, and make a few boxes to store some of my block plane “collection” in….have 14 ( last count) but maybe just the better ones will get their own little box… Some of the resaws&#...

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Shop stuff #188: Fancy root veggie bin part 2

05-08-2020 06:20 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Getting the side panels finished up. Also giving suggestions on alternative things you may want to do as I go along. Yup, it’s fancier than need be for its intended purpose, but hey, why not? I’m enjoying the process.

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Small Projects #31: Rolling Printer Stand

05-08-2020 05:06 PM by Madmark2 | 0 comments »

Most of the “stands” I create are simple 2X4 & ply creations and this is no exception. However this is one is for our home office and needed to be a little less Spartan. Its the exact height of the computer table – and rolls! The printer is an hp all-in-one with scanner and such. Because of this it needs a minimum 18” height when the scan lid is open. I mad the shelf 20” to give some clearance. The raw 2×4s were planed down to 1-1/4 to remove th...

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