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June 2021, leftover scraps of Ash, Box Project, maybe #6: Slips are showing, round-overs done

06-16-2021 07:42 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

So…started up the mitersaw…and cut four slips for length. Each gets a bead of glue, and a couple clamps….started on the longer sides, attempting to pull the bowed in side back out to straight…then work my way around from there… Some joints were better.. But, always seems to be That One… Oh well…going to be covered with a plywood floor above, and a brass foot below. Set this aside for a day..Removed the 3 main clamps from the lid blank.. ...

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June 2021, leftover scraps of Ash, Box Project, maybe #5: Out of the clamps, lid work

06-15-2021 06:25 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, clamps can come back off…SLOWLY.. First 8..only leaves.. The 4 longer ones. I left the spacers inside…as one side wanted to bow in a bit..still, clean up began… Beltsander to trim down any longer fingertips…smooth plane to level the rest…worked my way all around the outside of the box….also, checked on how well the grain flowed around the corners…I hope..Corner #1… #2 (note the fat finger?) I THINK this is #3 corner… ...

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Small Projects #48: Jatoba Strong Box (in process)

06-14-2021 05:25 AM by Madmark2 | 2 comments »

Friend asked me to build a cash box. Something small enough to fit under a bed but still capable of holding significant amounts of cash in a neat and orderly fashion. Strong boxes have a long history. They are often metal banded and reinforced and are designed to resist attack. Being wood, fire can breach the structure. However, being a paper money storage strong box, fire will destroy the contents, defeating the purpose. I tried to think of every potential attack, smashing, prying, dro...

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Punky Wood- More MIS-Adventures into Woodturning-5

06-13-2021 04:00 PM by MrWolfe | 5 comments »

Here are some recent pieces that are “works in progress”.I say that but the two that have finish on them are, well, finished. The unfinished bowl is very smooth and no cracks. I am learning to take more time with sanding and going through the grits. This was a fun and trouble free project (so far). This second bowl is from the same tree but I found some bug holes while turning and tried to chase them down. I finally stopped when I realized I wasn’t going to...

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A Table for the Gazebo #8: Time for a PIP

05-31-2021 01:08 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Once things were sanded and planed smooth..was time for a coat of stain to be brushed on…. Some spots needed a bit more than others…..wasn’t just a plane, or a sander used.. I also gave the Stanley No. 80 a little work. Each of these 3 tools were used where they fit best. Had to clean out the shop a bit….so I could set the table up on the tablesaw, rather a towel sitting on the tablesaw’s top. Wanted to be able to rotate the table, without scratching ...

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A Table for the Gazebo #7: Bread board ends, drawer building

05-28-2021 11:26 AM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

Clamps came off the panel for the top of the table…..ends need to be flat and squared up. Too awkward to do the square up with the tablesaw….not really wanting to handsaw it, either….set to work with the panel clamped to the top of the tablesaw….and let a jack plane and the beltsander go to work ( new belt, too) With the grain with the sander, along the glue lines….jack plane does it’s thing going across the grain…worked over one face, then flip...

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Small Projects #47: Walnut and Spanish Humidor with Hydrometer & C° gauge

05-24-2021 02:39 AM by Madmark2 | 7 comments »

Used to smoke cigars, but after my 3rd MI, 4th stent & pacemaker its mostly a memory. Never smoked enough to make buying a box of cigars worthwhile but have always wanted a humidor. Completed project. Design:I found hydrometer’s for cheap at Walmart and bought a couple. 1-3/4” x 1” LCD hydrometer with C° indicator. I bought some Spanish cedar and I have some walnut on hand and so a plan was born. I smoked Panatellas and they’re 7” to 7”-1...

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Ladder for Towels? #6: Assembly, and a PIP

04-22-2021 03:41 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Cleaned things up a bit….cut a few wedges of Rosewood… Plan being….Work my way along one side of this ladder….adding one tread at a time….glued and wedged.. Some taking more than one wedge… Some getting a second wedge….I was going to then work along the other side… Since this side was done…had to wait a bit…had a repair going on… So…once this was done….I could then glue up the second side….after...

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Ladder for Towels? #3: Started on the sides

04-18-2021 12:26 AM by bandit571 | 5 comments »

Foot ends were laid out.. Turns out I’ll have to come back and make a second cut… Anyway, top ends were sanded to match each other’s curves…which left the edges to joint so they also matched.. Hmm, I don’t think that little smooth plane will do this job…..so Time to bring out the real jointer….sides are 49-1/2” long…Stanley No. 8 is 24” long….should work.. However, it is not much of a smooth plane….and I wa...

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Ladder for Towels? #2: Beads....just...beads

04-16-2021 10:10 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

A late night return to the shop, I was just going to see about setting things up, and have it ready to go, this morning Best laid plans….. I figured a way to hold the treads/rungs safely to the bench…at least so two types of planes could work…solution? Was to drill a hole through each tenon. Hole will not show once the ladder is glued up..Gave things a trial run, as the underside needed a few swipes with the smooth plane, anyway. Might as well get things smoothe...

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