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Japanese Toolbox Build #1: Design, Milling and Layout

05-25-2014 05:13 AM by siavosh | 3 comments »

This project has been a long time coming. Since I got the woodworking bug over a year ago, one of the projects I’ve been thinking about has been a traditional Japanese style toolbox for my growing set of tools. I got the wood for the project from a professional woodworker selling his off-cuts almost a year ago in anticipation of this project. But time, and the growing sense of “don’t mess it up” led to constant excuses for not starting. Since my last woodworking class ...

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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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Fresh Start #1: Beginning with a Bench

09-21-2013 10:36 PM by Ed_Wilcox | 3 comments »

Now that I am finally settled in to our new home near Fort Hood, Texas, the wife has allotted me a small portion of the garage to be used as my workshop. Thanks to my latest birth/anniversary day, I have also added several new tools to help the beginning process. The table saw will still have to wait. Instead I have a new circular saw, a router, orbital sander, and a few other gizmos to accessorize. Anyway, the first project I intend to get started on will be making a few clamps to assist ...

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Ridgid toolboxes... and fixing the sadness #1: Where it starts

07-18-2017 03:21 AM by Tony Ennis | 5 comments »

After a few years of neglect, I recently started bringing my woodshop back to life. So much junk everywhere. I took old power tools, a tackle box full of stuff, and two beat up toolboxes (with some tools) down to the road. These toolboxes had been dropped from my father in-law’s truck 10 times. None of this stuff meant anything to me. That is, a dried up can of plumber’s putty and rusty cast iron fittings hold no sentimental value. Anything at the end of the road is fair gam...

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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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Progress of a self taught cabinet maker #3: Mobile workstation

04-12-2011 03:25 PM by RGtools | 5 comments »

For quite some time I have been contemplating a workbench that I could pack in the car, with a small set of tools, so I could do a bit of handwork during my lunch breaks. The thing that has always stopped me is the worry of wood movement due to the temperature extremes in the car. But when I think of it I don’t want to do my major projects out there, even if I just practiced joinery I think it would serve the purpose of helping to ease my stress levels. So here comes the tricky parts...

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Toolboxes #1: Sketchup of Toolbox for wood working school

06-13-2009 11:55 PM by Michael Clark | 4 comments »

I signed up for a furniture building school at the Dogwood Institute in Georgia. One thing they did when I signed up was give me a list of tools I needed. Most were things I didn’t have because I’m a noob and I don’t really have much in the way of hand tools. So, I got some. Another problem was bringing them to the class. I’ve got a little tool bag I use, but it isn’t quite the right size. Plus, I’m finding I need more in the way of toolboxes to store...

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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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Machinist Toolbox #10: Wrapping it up - Lee Valley Style

12-29-2010 07:51 PM by PurpLev | 9 comments »

Not much to say, nor anything to show in this post. Just received the locking hardware from Lee Valley which was the last thing I needed to finish this build at this point. I thought about making the locking set myself, but seeing the set LV offers it just didn’t make any sense so I just ordered it from them with the Free Shipping they offer this week. arrived in 2 days and installed today – very nice set, and works like a charm. The set I got is this one: And can be foun...

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Benchtop Tool Chest #1: Roughing it out

01-19-2009 06:04 PM by SPalm | 4 comments »

This is kind of random. I really want a small set of drawers on top of my bench for all the little stuff that accumulates. I want to make it attachable to the top and hang over the back by about a foot. This would allow me to remove it when needed and not take up too much space. Maybe it could attach using the dog holes, or maybe by some clamping fixture. Any ideas on this? I had built my bench with Douglas Fir 4×4s from Home Depot. I kept the cutoffs and decided to use them for...

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