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Porch Project #8: Back porch gets new steps

05-07-2019 02:19 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Once I hauled all the toys, and lumber around back. Even had a trip to the Blue Borg….needed: a turnbuckle for the back gate a sparkplug for the mower a box of 3” screwsand..a pair of 2×4 x 8’ treated studs…straight as I could find in the stack. raked away more dirt, leveled some rocks….got the old step the “H” out of my way…idea was to build a box, tap-con it to the slab…add the outside of the box….more room for ...

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Aircraft shaped plaque

02-18-2019 02:51 PM by Cat123 | 0 comments »

Looking to commission someone to carve a wood shaped aircraft (f18) so that I can get it engraved and decorated for a fellow marine!

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A computer desk #14: Stained and varnished, a PIP

01-25-2019 06:04 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Before this is posted as a Project?Miwax Dark Walnut oil stain…brush a bit on….then wipe down.. Then Minwax Clear Gloss Poly..one coat Fun part, was carrying this up those stairs….have a leaky hole in the top of me head, now….it is called a header for a reason…ow. Pencil trays seem to work well enough.. These two stretchers are where your feet will go, so they are offset to the rear Anyone want to try to build one of these? Will be posting as a ...

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A computer desk #13: Plugs and drawers

01-23-2019 05:16 PM by bandit571 | 5 comments »

Plugs needed milled… Scrap of Ash, 3/8” tapered plug cutter…always make a couple extra, just in case.. Simple enough to install…pop out a plug with the screwdriver, bead of glue on the smaller end of the tapered plug. Push into the hole, watching how the grain matches up…drive the plug home with the hammer…once they are all installed, come back with a chisel, trim the upper part of each plug…then flush cut with a small plane.. You can also...

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A computer desk #12: Lid installed, PIP

01-21-2019 04:04 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

2 hour shop time last night, 4pm to 6pm….parts for the lid were taken out of the clamps, sanded clean, and squared up. Bread board ends needed trim a bit. Found a strip of scrap that I could use to set the “meeting angles” of the lid Short section is for the top shelf. Once the angles looked decent, I could use these to set the bevel on the tablesaw The long section needed a bit of clean up, bandsaw did a wavy cut….once that was where it matched the top shel...

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A computer desk #11: Lid work

01-19-2019 11:53 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Among other things…4 hours of shop time…..wasn’t that great of a day..meh..Began by tracing around the desk, once it was as centered as I could get it….then drill a few pilot holes… Was hoping I would miss a few things underneath…nope…corner blocks were in the way. Placed the desk back on the base…kept trying to clamp things in place….finally found a 3×3 block, and clamped things down.. Fun part was lifting this thing up, on...

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A computer desk #10: Been busy, need to get caught up

01-18-2019 01:00 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Where was I? Had some mortises to chop? Well, I set up the router table, to mill grooves to hold all those pencils/pens Needed a few of these chopped out. Backer strip for the pencil holder..Was going to use the thin Ash strips…..went out and bought a 1/4” thin strip of Poplar, instead.. Rather than a full width hole, I made them to accept a notched end….drawer shelf is now full depth….dry fitted Had to trim the poplar a few times…kept wanting ...

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Big Texas Walnut Slabs #2: Big and Wide Texas Walnut Slab Check Them Out

01-16-2019 01:17 PM by Jeff_harden | 15 comments »

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A computer desk #9: Catching up

01-14-2019 03:45 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Figured I could at least finish the dovetails. Had the pins from the front done earlier. Used those to mark out the tails, and the bandsaw to make a few cuts….easier than using the handsaw, and I can see the cuts better.. Used a board under the part, to save the top of my bench. Still was a bit rough trying to clamp these in place. Like before, I chopped about halfway down, then flip the board over..(Mountain Dew was from thursday..yuck) And complete the chops, nice when I c...

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Building A Cuttaway Acoustic Guitar #3: Part 3: Kerfing, Bracing, and Gluing the Back

01-13-2019 11:17 PM by DMiller | 6 comments »

The guitar is coming along well; progress however, has been slow as I only have two afternoons each week to work on it. I am grateful for the time I do have though. Over the last three or so months I have been working on it, the kerfing, bracing, and back has went together. The kerfing definitely isn’t perfect, but I think it is a is good enough to do the job. I definitely learned a bit or two about making it- use straight grained wood, bend to fit BEFORE cutting each groove in i...

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