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New to all things + Adirondack plans

06-02-2021 05:18 PM by TJWilson87 | 1 comment »

Good morning all, I am going to say that I am new to woodworking half because I haven’t done very many projects and the other half because I still feel like a fraud calling myself a woodworker. I have built a few book shelfs and a table made from old, kids painted, fence panels, and most recent would be a bad frame with castle joints. Plus a few other knickknacks that I don’t remember as of right this min. So please preference your answers to my noviceness. I am wanting to buil...

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A Table for the Gazebo #1: Start up, top first

05-14-2021 12:06 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

OK, there is a brand new Gazebo sitting on the back patio…has a few chairs. Would be nice to have a table to sit in-between the 2 rocking chairs….and set my cold drink on this summer…maybe a plate of snacks? I still have about 15 bft of Ash lumber…..Maybe build a table out of that? So… Have three 1×6 x 4’ planks….hauled those to the shop. Weight restrictions meant one at a time.. With the worst of these three on top. there are sti...

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Small Projects #45: Cat proof screen porch

05-04-2021 02:41 AM by Madmark2 | 3 comments »

The screen porch screens have seen better days. They’re at least 15 years old and showing their age. Where we live in fla development is displacing natural habitat of all sorts of critters — including what appears to be Florida panthers. Big tawny cats are regularly spotted in this area and last fall one of our kitties got out and met an untimely end. Since then the porch has been off limits for both kitties and puppies. Seeing the cats longing for the outside got me thinkin...

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Small Projects #44: Buffer storage box (in process -- no pics yet but stay tuned)

04-22-2021 06:03 AM by Madmark2 | 3 comments »

For those following this blog you know that I make smoking pipes. Toward that end I’ve been looking for a way to put a really high polish on them, esp. the mouthpiece area. Grizzly just came out with a ($110 + S&H) 4”/6” mini buffer that looked just the thing. It came and is a very nice little unit. Its a surprisingly heavy casting and motor: Grizzly T32004 mini buffer One of the nice features is you have both a “rpm to zero” off switch, but there is...

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Small Projects #43: Kitchen drawer & front replacement

04-11-2021 11:30 PM by Madmark2 | 1 comment »

Fall 2019 I replaced the old, black slab, kitchen doors with nicer farmhouse doors with bead board inserts. Then Jan 2020 had a MI and then C19 hit and the drawers got put on hold. SWMBO wanted “farmhouse”. Just now (Apr 2021) trying to update the drawers. They’re black slabs with cheap white plastic pulls and the fronts are inseparably attached to the cheap 1/2” plastic coated MDF boxes. Old “bottom dollar” non-wood, stapled drawer. I neede...

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Making Axdes and axes at home #1: Blacksmith tools

04-11-2021 01:03 PM by RJaltman18 | 0 comments »

I just recently harvested hickory and dog wood for my tooling handles. I’m letting the wood dry now untouched. My next steps are to make my anvils out of A11 steel which when I researched is harder than any of the anvils they use today and better than some of the older anvils. I’m looking for tips, advice, and techniques on a blacksmith table. I have wood and metal to use. This table will double over as a woodworking table and the shop itself will be made outside so I have ventilation. Any su...

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Small Projects #41: Crosses -- More Easter Gifts -- Rosewood, Zebrawood, Cherry, Yellowheart, Purpleheart

03-08-2021 03:09 AM by Madmark2 | 0 comments »

This was an Easter gift for a nice little old Italian widow I know. It came out so well I had to make another one for SWMBO. Then another for a neighbor and another … six so far! Rosewood and zebrawood The “standard” proportions are that the cross bar is half the height, centered 1/4 of the way down. The material was ripped to 1-1/2”, resawn on the TS to 3/4” thick and then cut to length, 15” and 7-1/2”. This used over 22-3/4” of a 24&#...

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Dealing with a blank wall #10: Almost done,handles, latches, and and a stain

02-21-2021 02:24 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Had a series of tasks to do….remove the clamps from the doors…drill 2 holes for the two knobs… Glue and clamp into place…and let sit a while. In order to install these mounting brackets… I had a problem, again… Bracket at the bottom was easy enough to do…pilot holes, even. Towel rod was a bit in the way, mehBut to do the top bracket…inside the case, underneath the top of the case… The drill will not fit here. So, while t...

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Dealing with a blank wall #9: Door #2 done...problems arise

02-20-2021 02:34 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Yep, Door #2 came out of the clamps looking great… Even the inside looked better… Figured I could set both doors on the case, just to see how things would look… Hmmm…something wasn’t quite right…tried to set both doors..but they would not line up with either the top or bottom shelves AND the sides of the case….got to checking the case itself…..1/4” out of square…grrr. Decided to at least install one door…Hinge tools...

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Dealing with a blank wall #8: Build a door 101

02-17-2021 02:07 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

or two…Was thinking of a way to clamp the corners …flat…Settled on a couple wooden pads, and a c clamp for each corner..went to the shop (on a Monday?) and made a bunch of pads up.. Just scraps of cedar, cut into pads just big enough to cover the corner joint….all the glue goes into that corner…So…tried this method out…3rd hand to help hold the stile still, long enough.. Spread some glue…add the two pads and a c clamp I had preset.. Ok,...

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