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Tea Bag Holder Cabinet #3: Some steps back and a few more forward

02-07-2021 03:07 AM by sras | 7 comments »

First up today was to correct a mistake I made yesterday. When I cut the back rabbet on the top I had the part turned around. I have been keeping parts aligned so the grain pattern runs across the top and down the front. With this mistake the grain didn’t line up at all. So I cut a filler piece from some scrap. I cut it slightly oversize on the thickness and width. The length matches the top. Some glue and clamps. After the glue set up I trimed the patch to fit. ...

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Tea Bag Holder Cabinet #2: Second day of the build

02-06-2021 12:54 AM by sras | 8 comments »

Next up is to create a second level similar to the first. A 5/16” straight bit allowed me to leave 1/8” on the outside. Grooves are cut into both sides of both pieces. Then set up the 1/8” ovolo bit to round over the edge. That takes care of the outer surface details for now. Next up is the back and the sides. A portion of each side is part of the doors. A straight bit is set up for a rabbet to accept the sides and the back. T...

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Tea Bag Holder Cabinet #1: Getting started

02-05-2021 06:01 PM by sras | 4 comments »

A few years ago a friend gave me several walnut boards that came from a tree in his father in law’s yard. Rather than pay him I offered to build something for him. After some discussion we settled on a box for a set of tea bag holders that his wife uses. There are 4 in the set. After more years than I care to admit I have a chance to get to this build. We settled on a small cabinet with Art Deco styling taken from old radios. Both the bag holders and the radios are from a similar...

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Old Projects #16: Self Centering Bits Storage Box

01-30-2021 11:41 PM by Madmark2 | 3 comments »

Got a set of self centering pilot drills in the other day. They were a good value but just came in a blister pack. Rather than let them rattle around and get damaged / dull / lost I decided to make a little 1-1/2” x 2-3/4” x 5” box to store them in. In my shop about all we discard is sawdust! I gathered some walnut and cherry scraps and came up with this: Nothing like a quick little project to give me a sawdust fix for the day. - – - – - – - – - - ...

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Kumiko Table - Part Two

01-29-2021 12:14 AM by whope | 4 comments »

It’s been a while since I posted anything project-related and I had planned on completing my Kumiko table by now. But alas, things haven’t been going well in the shop. So I’m posting a short video on where things are right now.

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Kolrosing #1: White on brown

01-27-2021 11:00 PM by Dave Polaschek | 4 comments »

I started learning kolrosing on my coping saw and am pretty happy with the way coffee grounds look against the pale yellow citrus. But I took a look at Del’s color kolrosing page and decided I’d play with that a little. I found a little time this morning to experiment with a piece of walnut and some titanium dioxide. I think with walnut I’ll need to fill the grain some first. And I might need a different pigment. TiO2 is soluble in linseed oil, so getting it sealed into the wood is pre...

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Yin Yang centerpiece / serving boards #4: sanding and finish

01-20-2021 10:05 PM by BillGo | 1 comment »

First, I had several dents in the maple that I wanted to get out. For the first time, I used an iron with a wet towel to “steam” those dents back out. It worked great! I was impressed! Lots of sanding – 120, 220, 320. I did the 220 sanding twice. The second time after dampening the wood to raise the grain. The toughest part, was removing the black around the edges left by the router bit. I did that using the drum sander, but being very careful not to change the line, espe...

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Yin Yang centerpiece / serving boards #3: flush trim success

01-19-2021 04:24 AM by BillGo | 0 comments »

I set out today to use the spare glue ups to try and address as many of the four issues identified in the last post. Because I was starting with the glue ups I already had, I could not address the grain orientation issue, but i could try to address the other three issues: the router bit, the prioritization of lines to flush trim approach, and the direction of cut. The bit: This is the Whiteside UDC9112 compression flush trim bit. I kept the “bite size” about the same to be c...

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Yin Yang centerpiece / serving boards #2: flush trim failures

01-18-2021 05:28 AM by BillGo | 3 comments »

Overnight, I glued up two panels I would use for the yin/yang pieces. I made one of maple and one of walnut, both 21” square. This would give me enough wood to make two of the centerpieces… When I looked at the pattern to make one, there was so much waste, it was only slightly more wood to make two. I took the squares and using the templates, traced them out on the bg squares with a little space around them so I could cut them apart with the band saw. I should have taken more p...

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Yin Yang centerpiece / serving boards #1: template creation

01-17-2021 02:42 AM by BillGo | 0 comments »

I have a friend that asked for help making a Yin Yang centerpiece. The ask was for two pieces made from light and dark wood that fit together to make a centerpiece 20” in diameter, with two 4” holes that hold candle jars. They want two separate pieces that can be used as wood serving boards, so they need to have a food safe finish. Wood:I am thinking walnut and maple, as those are good for serving boards with their tight grains, so they are easy to clean and not susceptible to ...

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