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Rivergirl's Tool Box #1: The Beginning

10-25-2010 09:59 PM by helluvawreck | 30 comments »

Since rivergirl has built me a stool that is exactly the way that I wanted it to look I decided that I would build her a tool box as a way of reciprocating. I love the footstool and I think that she did a fine job on it and the wood and finish is just beautiful. It is as though rivergirl had read my mind about the way that I wanted my stool to look. rivergirl has told me that her stool has some flaws in it but I am sure that her tool box will also have some flaws in it so that is as it should...

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Machinist Toolbox #8: Not Yet Finished, but It's Finished

12-25-2010 06:36 AM by PurpLev | 21 comments »

I mentioned it in the previous post and as I was working on the drawers I had the main carcass take the finish to make use of time. Mahogany much like Oak has large open pores. My finishing goal was more for practice than necessity, but I was aiming for an antique polished look – shiny outside. I knew I would have to fill in those pores if I want an even polished surface. So my plan was to start with a filler coat which I tried to concoct using dewaxed shellac and mahogany sanding sa...

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Machinist Toolbox #6: Wet Fit

12-19-2010 12:36 AM by PurpLev | 18 comments »

Yesterday as planned I was able to trim the back panel, and fit the horizontal dividers and top panel so that it all fits together: Knowing the there are a lot of glue surfaces I didn’t want to take the chance of screwing it up (since I wanted to eliminate all metal fasteners …lol) so I did the glue up in stages. First was glueing up the drawer dividers to one another. I used the side of the box and the 2 rails to keep things aligned and in position while I only glued the d...

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Machinist Toolbox #7: Draw me a Draw

12-23-2010 12:54 AM by PurpLev | 16 comments »

What do you know, I was able to use the last 3 days for some extra shop time! As planned, I cut the drawers parts on day 1 (not a full day, but it did happen on the first day). On day 2 I was able to build the drawers and glue them up. The plan was to use half blind dovetails for the solid maple fronts. I must say, making these many dovetails at such a small scale was exhausting (but good practice)! the joints improved from one drawer to the next, not all perfect, but considering the scale...

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Ugly Betsey Work Box - part 1

05-21-2009 11:46 AM by bigchopperoo | 14 comments »

Do you watch that UGLY BETTY show? I don’t. I don’t even have a TV! Well… if they made one completely out of wood, I’D BE THERE!!!! But… if I did, I would probably not watch that show anyways…. only because I have something BETTER than an Ugly Betty! I have the UGLY BETSEY!!!! And let me tell ya boyz, she’s SWWWEEEEEEET!!! Come on in and let me show you how to build the woman of your dreams!

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Adventures in parenting

10-02-2011 11:43 PM by Tomcat1066 | 14 comments »

I don’t know if you’ve seen it, but Lowe’s has a product line called Red Toolbox. It’s a combination of kid’s tools and kid’s projects. Well, my kid saw it and wanted it. The price didn’t suck completely and I figured what the heck. Well, when he needed to finish a school book, I resorted to a tactic my folks used with me: bribery. I told him Friday that if he finished it that day, I would take him to Lowe’s to get him some of the tools (in...

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Machinist Toolbox #5: Carcass Joinery

12-17-2010 03:49 AM by PurpLev | 12 comments »

Yesterday I was able to cut the tails on the carcass side parts. I used the bandsaw to cut the tails because the blade cuts straight and is narrow, although I did get some rough cut surface this time because I have a kink in the blade. I’m thinking in the future to use the Table saw with the blade tilted at ~10 degrees and the part passed vertically much like cutting box joints, but that will have to wait for future projects as for the time being -these tails are cut already. Once th...

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Share Your Woodworking Influences

02-04-2013 03:02 AM by TDog | 9 comments »

So I decided to blog on the woodworkers and writers who inspire me to “work the wood” besides the fact that it is a thing that is just “in my blood” or a legal addiction…how nice! Slant Top Desk by C.H. Becksvoort The Short List Woodworkers (in influential order)1. C.H. Becksvoort-maker of amazing Shaker Style Furniture plus great Shaker Inspired Author2. Thomas Moser-the great American Dream in real life, Thomas Moser Furniture-and a great classic book ...

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Japanese Toolbox Build #2: Mortising, slow going

05-26-2014 12:17 AM by siavosh | 9 comments »

I double checked the layout this morning, fixed them. then decided to tweek the size of the dovetails to be more safe and reduce the risk of splitting. Then I set about mortising. One of my biggest limitations in woodworking in an apartment is not being an obnoxious neighbor and banging on a chisel all day with folks trying to enjoy their weekend below you. So I went ahead and used my brace and bit to remove some of the waste, but at the end of the day you gotta bang on those chisels. I ended...

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My first drawbored joint

01-24-2012 06:25 AM by fissionchips | 9 comments »

I tried my hand at drawboring for the first time today, inspired by Peter Follansbee's hearty endorsement (skip to 10:00, and then 20:00 for the impatient). The project in question is a toolbox made from salvaged pine. I was pleased with how the mortised sides turned out, so I didn’t want to spoil the look with fasteners. Enter the drawbore: The perfect solution to cinch up those joints and make the pesky cracks disappear. As for the choice of peg material, split oak is common...

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