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End Table, out of Ash #10: Time for a PIP

12-04-2018 06:05 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Didn’t like the gaposis around the plywood panels…had some thin strips of Ash…was just enough to cover the worst offenders..made a flat molding all the way around…clamps and glue…no nails Let this sit awhile….did a bit of mixing…made a few stain samples for the Boss to look at..Skinny Oak strip has a Witch’s Brew…Boss liked it… Later, after the glue had dried..clamps came back off, everything sanded to 180 grit…Applied tw...

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End Table, out of Ash #9: Glued up, and assembled

12-03-2018 05:18 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Combine two days of shop times…..A glue up was done…Saturday….I did it as a series of sub-assemblies…Had the two ends already glued up. The assmbled shelf frame was ready to go….Laid one end assembly on the bench,,,added the shelf section and the two long aprons…glue of all the tenons..and a couple fingers…. Two pipe clamps were set up, to clamp the shelf section to the two ends, once the second end was driven onto the tenons. then set the corne...

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End Table, out of Ash #8: glue up prep, and other things

12-01-2018 05:08 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

OK, took the clamps off for now….legs need a bit more work. Have a middle rail done, one because the only plywood panel IN the shop was 2” too short, and two, the rail stops saggy shelf syndrome.. Will get glued and screw at the center of the long rails, rebates are for the panels to sit in. Needed to set this machine up.. To mill a small cove detail. Allen wrench to fine adjust the height setting. The other two corners on each leg that show, will get a cove detail̷...

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End Table, out of Ash #7: Mortises for the rails

11-30-2018 04:31 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Hmmmm….Had 3 tasks to do….2 out of 3 ain’t too bad? First was make a little jig, to help lay out where the mortises will be….that way, the rails will be at the same height, all the way around….1/4” plywood… Hole to trace around, to lay out the mortise…one edge is marked outside….as this goes to the outside edge of each leg. The “X” goes to the bottom of the leg. Jig can be flipped over.. As need be. Once it is in...

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End Table, out of Ash #6: Rails getting done

11-29-2018 06:17 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Cussing was at Marine Boot Camp Day #1 level….by the end of the day…..anyway, cleared off the tablesaw..had work for it to do. Those ugly, wavy blanks for the rails? Took two fence settings to rip the rails down to 1-1/4” width..or, about the same height as the saw blade can be raised to… Ripped the worst off one edge of each, to get an almost straight edge. Reset the fence to the final width, “straight edge” against the fence, rip to final width. ...

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End Table, out of Ash #5: Mortises done, top trimmed, dry fit

11-28-2018 06:10 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Was a busy Tuesday. Mortises….at least the ones for the aprons are now done…have had questions about the jig I use. Just 3 pieces of scrap wood. A wider base, and a pair of rails. I tebd ti attach the jigs to the bench, and if there is any chopping involved, I will set the jig on top of the bench’s leg…no bouncing allowed. Rails came be reset, according to how wide the part is, wanting a snug fit. A Visegrips Finger clamp is used to clamp things into the...

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Weekly(ish) Blog #2: Weekly(ish) Blog #3: 180922 Shop Blog

09-23-2018 01:33 PM by Rob_s | 0 comments »

The wife recently finished painting our cabana bath, and wallpaper’d one of the walls with some nautical charts, so we’re about ready to add some towel/robe hooks. Because (a) this is the cabana bath and (b) with two little girls we seem to constantly be looking for places to hang up towels, we wanted a lot of hooks. We’ve used boat cleats as towel hooks elsewhere, so she ordered up 10 from somewhere. Also the cabinet doors are a shaker style so we wanted to mimic that wi...

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Shop Notes #21: Single Task Table Saw Sled

08-03-2018 11:32 PM by Steve | 1 comment »

I’ve built quite a few different table saw sleds over the years but been happy with only a few of them. At the moment, the one I use most is a large version based on one I saw in a magazine recently. It came out pretty square and has T-slots for hold downs, which can be handy at times. For precise work, though, I found it to be a bit cumbersome. I cut a lot of quarter inch tenons from 1” x 1/2” stock for my jewelry cabinet doors. There are two doors per cabinet, so 8 join...

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Shaker Style Cupboard Using Only Hand Tools

07-25-2018 10:22 PM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

I made this shaker style country cupboard using only hand tools. It has been a while since i did some traditional woodworking and wanted to improve my hand tool skills.This is also the first big project with my new workbench and was a good way to put it through it’s paces. This was a fun project and it gave me the opportunity to make a lot of different joinery (and gave me a good work out). Thanks for watching!

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Simple Bedside Table #4: A PIP...waiting on clothes to dry

06-05-2018 03:18 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Had to go to the basement, and check the clothes dryer…..half the load needed to go through again…checked on the Quart can of Poly Gloss Varnish…to see IF I needed to by a new can… Opened the lid…looked like new, only 1/2 of a pint missing…had a brush handy..and since I was going to be down here anyway, waiting on the dryer… How about a PIP? View from the right side….that is not “blotch” it is grain.. View from the center...

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