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June 2021, leftover scraps of Ash, Box Project, maybe #6: Slips are showing, round-overs done

06-16-2021 07:42 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

So…started up the mitersaw…and cut four slips for length. Each gets a bead of glue, and a couple clamps….started on the longer sides, attempting to pull the bowed in side back out to straight…then work my way around from there… Some joints were better.. But, always seems to be That One… Oh well…going to be covered with a plywood floor above, and a brass foot below. Set this aside for a day..Removed the 3 main clamps from the lid blank.. ...

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June 2021, leftover scraps of Ash, Box Project, maybe #4: Last corner done, dry fit, then the glue and Clamp Flash Mob

06-15-2021 01:11 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, rest of the corners at done… This was Corner #3…but it was the last of the corners milled…same as before…Enough that I could put all four corners together into a dry fit… So, how did the last corner turn out? The one on the right. Not too hateful? While I had this all set up, had a stack of clamps stop by….needed to get preset, as to which sized clamp can be used… Just 8 clamps? Hmm….we’ll see….noted I would need...

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June 2021, leftover scraps of Ash, Box Project, maybe #3: Started on the corners

06-11-2021 01:38 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Well, 3 out of 4, anyway. Decided on how narrow to make these 4 boards..came up with 3-5/8” width…Tablesaw to rip 4 boards to that….squared the ends…wound up with a pair of 8” and a pair of 12” blanks.. Went through and jointed the edges a bit….one had a taper to it..HAD. We have ways.. Fancy Jointer..all because I want each pair to sit together in the vise….so I can do a bit of lay out work…at least on the two shorter ones.. h...

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Free Cut List Software

06-08-2021 05:46 PM by Oldtool | 3 comments »

I found this software and decided to post so others can benefit from it if desired. The software is named Cutlist Optimizer, available as an app or for use on line at: Cutlistoptimizer.com It is free to download or use on line, and there is a cost Upgrade if desired, but I haven’t found that necessary. The aspects of this that I find very useful are:It permits you to input the “Stock Sheet” sizes of wood you have on hand, any size board length or width,Works with frac...

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June 2021, leftover scraps of Ash, Box Project, maybe #1: Resaw work to start

06-03-2021 07:27 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

6 decent sized leftovers, problem being they are too thick…..3/4” would be nice for a large project….but not for a fancy little box. Solution would be to resaw them to 3/8” thickness. bandsaw more or less refuses such a job…..leaves more waves than the Mid Atlantic Ocean….hmmm Ok, set up the rip fence on the tablesaw, and raise the blade as high as it can go…. Blade is 8-1/4”, that is all the saw can handle…boards are a might wi...

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A Table for the Gazebo #7: Bread board ends, drawer building

05-28-2021 11:26 AM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

Clamps came off the panel for the top of the table…..ends need to be flat and squared up. Too awkward to do the square up with the tablesaw….not really wanting to handsaw it, either….set to work with the panel clamped to the top of the tablesaw….and let a jack plane and the beltsander go to work ( new belt, too) With the grain with the sander, along the glue lines….jack plane does it’s thing going across the grain…worked over one face, then flip...

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A Table for the Gazebo #4: Aprons?

05-19-2021 03:53 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

No, not one of these.. More like the wooden ones, that connect 4 legs to a table….Hauled the rest of the lumber to the shop…made a few cross cuts… Was still a bit left over.. Then set the rip fence to rip one straight edge….reset and rip the other edge to match….then set up a “Set up Block” Reset the fence, and the blade height…..and mill a few tenons… 3 out of 4….#4 involves a drawer front.. Will cut those tenons ...

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Ladder for Towels? #6: Assembly, and a PIP

04-22-2021 03:41 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Cleaned things up a bit….cut a few wedges of Rosewood… Plan being….Work my way along one side of this ladder….adding one tread at a time….glued and wedged.. Some taking more than one wedge… Some getting a second wedge….I was going to then work along the other side… Since this side was done…had to wait a bit…had a repair going on… So…once this was done….I could then glue up the second side….after...

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Circle cutting with a router jig is easy....

04-21-2021 02:58 AM by woodify | 1 comment »

The last time I tried cutting a circle I used my router table and it didn’t work out so good. This time I made a handheld router jig for cutting circles. It was super easy to make using some scrap plywood. The result: I got a perfectly sized wood circle for my project. Here's a video building my circle cutting jig.

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Ladder for Towels? #5: Sunday, a quick shop visit

04-20-2021 02:43 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Decided to finally head to the shop, Sunday afternoon…and see about the other 5 mortises….and even time how long I was taking per mortise. Got down to the about 3pm….and spent about an hour and a half down there… Move the completed side and the treads out of the way….slap the other side of the ladder onto the top of the bench… Start here right at 3:00 Chop down 1/2 way into the show side….flip over, and complete the mortise.. save the m...

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