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Stickley Coat Rack #3: More Shaping and More Joinery

06-06-2020 06:39 PM by WirelessWoodworker | 3 comments »

Last time I worked on the base and post, now I turn my attention to the 4 support pieces around the bottom of the post. Here’s a video of the process (if the embed doesn’t work – here’s the link: https://youtu.be/2e4x0aqVreI) The first step was to mortise the post into the base. I started by drilling out most of the waste, then chopped away the rest of the bulk: Finally, because I had already rounded the corners...

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Stickley Coat Rack #2: Starting Joinery and Tapering

05-30-2020 01:31 AM by WirelessWoodworker | 2 comments »

This next part is a bit on the short side, but I should have another one in a few days, so stay tuned! Picking up where we left off last time, I start tackling the joinery for the base, taper the main post, and add some chamfers. Here’s a link to the Youtube video: https://youtu.be/ww_bf0vKYZU The first step was to cut the half-lap (cross-lap? Box-lap? Finger joint??, I’m not sure what that joint is called, but you get the idea!) joint in the base. I cut this by making ...

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Stickley Coat Rack #1: Rough Cut, Milling, and Shaping

05-17-2020 05:09 PM by WirelessWoodworker | 2 comments »

My next project is going to be a fairly simple Stickley style coat rack or coat tree maybe it’s called. We enter our house via the garage door probably 90% of the time and our coat closet it by the front door, which is through our dining room from the garage, sooo… obviously most of our coats don’t actually make it to the closet – they end up draped over the backs of the dining room chairs. I wanted to tidy this up a bit, so thought I’d just go out and buy a cheap free-standing coat r...

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Small Projects #30: Oak Tablet Case

05-04-2020 12:27 AM by Madmark2 | 0 comments »

I made this last summer when I got the new Galaxy Tab. Up to now I hadn’t thought of taking a picture of itself in the mirror. Infinity mirror. The case is 1/2” oak and is 1-1/8” thick. 1/2” back, 3/8” dado and 1/4” lip. Each dado is 1/4” deep and have a couple of felt pads as shock absorbers. The fit is snug and the tablet doesn’t move in any way. The back is drilled and countersunk for the tablets camera. Countersink gets rid ...

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Small Projects #29: Insulating the Garage Door

05-04-2020 12:01 AM by Madmark2 | 0 comments »

Just insulated the garage door. Cost me $80 for four 4×8×2” foam panels. Very thinly foil skinned on the front side and an equally thin film logo printed back. 3/4 complete, gotz 2 move stuff around to finish. Cut the foil side first, snap, fold, and cut the back film. Use a fresh razor blade or very sharp knife. I cut a partial row off the short side of a sheet. Each 4’ wide piece is cut to length to fill two adjacent spaces in the door. The lengths are cut by placing the facto...

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Shop stuff #187: Starting a new build

04-25-2020 03:05 AM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Last winter I started a new build. It’s still not done yet, but I am starting to put out the videos on it. I am doing a larger series on this one, breaking it into several digestible parts so I can include lots of detail. My aim is to make any woodworker able to build this project by watching the videos. I also mention optional ways of doing things when I can. It is a 3 drawer root vegetable storage unit. But I am making it pretty fancy. It’s going into a home that is a bit...

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Small Projects #28: Dual Bowl Twin Screw II

04-24-2020 08:20 PM by Madmark2 | 0 comments »

The prototype being successful I made five more pipes, one with a special dual bowl design. Five pipes, one with a secret surprise! Starting with a board we progress to functioning pipe blanks. Lovely purpleheart is a full 1” thick The purpleheart was ripped at 3/4” and then recut to 3/4” leaving a 5/32” offcut with a TK blade. The 24” piece was cut at 3-7/8” and yielded six pipe blocks with about 1/4” left over. Talk about 100% yield! ...

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Small Projects #27: Twin Screw Lidded Purpleheart Pipe Design

04-24-2020 01:37 AM by Madmark2 | 2 comments »

My head shop customer asked me for some smaller lidded pipes. The pipes suffer from ng the same issue as most dugouts, the screw works loose, the lid opens and the (usually expensive) contents spills. The solution to this is the same as for the dugouts, twin screws. One acts as a pivot, the other a locking pin. Until the locking screw is removed the lid cannot open. Here is a collage of my latest prototype: Twin screws for no leaks On the original lid design the lid and body need ...

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Small Projects #26: Purpleheart Leftovers Box

04-13-2020 04:13 AM by Madmark2 | 0 comments »

Made the better half a 6×6 purpleheart box the other day out of 1/4” resawn 1×6. I had the scant middle of the two sided resaw left over. Its saw burned and 5-3/4” square and thickness varies all over the place around .200”.The middle slice of a double sided resaw. Lemme see if I’m I can make anything useful out of this I think, and so a project began.2-13/16” square and half of that high. Cut the big square into four smaller squares. Then ripped ...

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Broken Spindles - how to repair them

04-10-2020 09:22 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 3 comments »

I thought I’d share some lessons on how to repair chair spindles on the back for a Windsor chair. There are some unique techniques to do this, not to mention matching the stain and the finish. I hope you enjoy the video Link to video—> https://youtu.be/FkIR6pcoeGE

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