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Floor Drill Press Cabinet #2: Drawers Fitted and Made for Drill Press Cabinet

10-19-2017 03:59 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I followed the Woodsmith plan to use metal drawer slides. I bought Liberty slides from Amazon.com in order to get the cheapest pricing. I guess their quality is fine. I just do not have enough experience placing metal slides to make a good judgement. They work. I ordered 18 inch slides. The depth I had to work in the cabinet was 18 3/4 inches. The plan set the false drawer fronts to be inset and flush to the cabinet’s frame. I decided late in the game to set my false drawer front...

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Roll Around Tool Cabinet #18: Final Stages on This Tool Cabinet

02-22-2017 05:31 AM by HappyHowie | 1 comment »

Today I glued and clamped the poplar breadboard ends to the the top plywood plate as well as the 3/8 inch thick trim around the base plate to cover its plies. Tomorrow I will need to trim the sides of this breadboard top. I will do that at my Saw Stop or I may use my #6 WoodRiver bench plane. We’ll see what will work best; maybe both. After I completed the steps listed above I determined my next step would be to resaw the large Sapele plank. I calculated that about 1/4 inch th...

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Roll Around Tool Cabinet #5: My Plan for Tomorrow: Wednesday January 25

01-25-2017 04:27 AM by HappyHowie | 3 comments »

What is the plan tomorrow? Well, here is my list which I will report on after the day’s work is done. 1) Sand the face frame then glue, pin and clamp it to the carcase.2) Make hardwood plugs to fill the countersunk screw holes, glue them in place.3) With a scrap piece of poplar test the saw blade height of 3/8 inches for cutting the center grooves on the poplar frame pieces. And, then cut those center grooves. First, centered on all parts and then with the rip fence adjusted, wid...

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DVD Cabinet #3: Dovetail drawers

02-03-2013 07:08 PM by SPHinTampa | 2 comments »

in my last session, I completed the carcase. I double checked my final dimensions against the drawer prototype to make sure nothing is off..So I started with this.The steps in today’s session were:1. Prepare maple stock by resawing and cutting to final dimensions2. Set up and test incra jig to make through dovetail joints3. Cut thru dovetail joints using incra jib4. Cut stopped dados for drawer bottom and DVD partitions5. Glue up drawers and clean up joints.And ended with a group ...

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Porter Cable Dovetail Jig #4216 #2: FedEx delivers and I started to test the unit.

08-06-2012 02:37 AM by Sawdustonmyshoulder | 5 comments »

The PC 4216 came in last week. I was able to open it up yesterday and get started. Looks like everything is here. Seems to be very well made…. like all of my PC equipment. In about 20 minutes, I had it ready to make my first joint. I decided to attempt a half blind dovetail joint. This unit as an adjustable side stop and this allows you to get that classic half pin on each end of the joint on any size drawer side. Well, the first attempt was way too tight… in ...

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Pennsylvania Spice Box for Mom #2: Dovetails - Purists please look away

02-20-2012 01:59 AM by SPHinTampa | 2 comments »

Last session, I managed to rough cut, mill and prep most of the project parts. This session, I finished gluing up the dividers and cutting the carcase joinery. The divider portion of the project isn’t going to upset anyone so I will walk thru that first. My intention is to create curly maple interior rather than the veneered approach used in the FWW article. In addition, I am going to use plywood in the interior except for curly maple fronts. First step is take some of the 1/4&...

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Entertainment Center #5: The Media Cabinet is complete!

07-23-2010 05:40 AM by Loogie | 9 comments »

Well, it’s taken nine months, but the project is finally complete! In my last post I had just finished cutting the dovetails for the carcass sides and top. From there I moved on to cutting the dado’s for the interior panels: With the joinery all cut for the interior I was ready for a trial fit: From there I went to work on the doors and the beaded face frame. The bead was milled separately and applied to the inside of the face-frame. The doors are cope ...

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Entertainment Center #3: We have panels

11-25-2009 04:17 AM by Loogie | 5 comments »

If I had one machinery purchase to do over again it would be to buy an 8” jointer and instead of a 6” model. My desire to use wider boards on this project led to a lot of time with my hand planes. I planed one face of each board flat and then ran them through my planer to get them to the proper thickness. After laying out the panels I put the mating glue joints up in my face vise and planed them with my trusty Stanley #7. I feel that doing this always gives me a really great glue ...

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2 Year Project Finally Complete

09-28-2009 05:47 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 17 comments »

Crossin’ it off the list! It was just a small project but one that I had neglected since December 2008 and since October 2007 before that. That was the original start date. Anyway, I finished it up today and Mama’s happy so everybody’s happy. I also reclaimed a little space that it was taking up in the shop. It is amazing how those little projects eat up space on the shelves. Exercise Discipline I should make a rule that once a project is started I can’t qu...

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