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Blog series by Jeremy Greiner updated 09-10-2011 10:53 PM 8 parts 22265 reads 27 comments total

Part 1: Mortise Practice

08-14-2011 01:24 AM by Jeremy Greiner | 0 comments »

I went to the local homecenter to get some 2×4’s build the base structure of my lathe stand out of, I didn’t have a lot of luck with 2×4s the bundle was still wrapped up with 4-5 loose ones on top and the loose ones where not ones I’d pay money for. After some digging I found some decent 2×10’s so I grabbed 3 (remembering I needed 3 2×4’s) since these where 10’ long as well, I had them cut in half so they would fit in the back of my mini...

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Part 2: Dry fitting the frame

08-15-2011 03:40 AM by Jeremy Greiner | 0 comments »

After a few more practice peices I was able to set up some stops on my drill press fence and was good to go. It took me all day, but I was able to make all the mortises, and the tennons though the tennons where really easy. To be honest I don’t know if I’ll use this method for mortise and tennon joints in the future, I may look at building a router jig or something next time and make round tennons instead of square. It certianly was a learning experience though. I te...

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Part 3: Transformation

08-20-2011 07:02 AM by Jeremy Greiner | 4 comments »

Next step on my lathe stand was to start making the plywood panels to fill out the frame. I created the top and bottom and wanted to get a good feel for how the lathe sits on the stand. After doing this I was pretty mad at myself. I had completely forgotten to take into account wheel height when I planned out the stand. So when I attach the wheels, the thing will be 5’’ too high. Which puts it at a really awkward position. I took a break for a day or two just to ponder o...

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Part 4: To Spray Paint or To HVLP that is the question

08-21-2011 07:08 PM by Jeremy Greiner | 0 comments »

I decided to go with spray paint for painting my shop cart and it hasn’t been very good. Two can’s worth just to get a single coat of primer, then 2 cans for a single coat of paint. I think I got more of it blown back at me than what is actually on the peice. I don’t really have any experience with HVLP systems but how are they compaired to canned spray equivilants? Is there something better I can do about the bounce back from spray paint? or about how many cans it takes ...

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Part 5: Episode II: Attack of the Tenons

08-27-2011 05:46 AM by Jeremy Greiner | 3 comments »

I spent most of last weekend and this week painting the shop cart and getting that finished. It is mostly done I would like to make some drawers for it, but here is a picture of it anyways. At very least I learned quiet a bit from it, I learned I liked this frame structure for shop furniture, it’s very cheap and easy to build and the finished product is very sturdy (and heavy). I also learned I don’t like canned spray paint, at least not for large projects like this. It takes t...

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Part 6: Improved Design

08-31-2011 04:31 AM by Jeremy Greiner | 1 comment »

I’m assembling the frame and inside panels like I did for the shop cart, but I wanted to take a picture of my dry layout so I can show some of the improvements I made in case any one would like to make something similliar. The first part is the middle wall goes all the way to the top and bottom, I’ll be able to screw it into the floor and ceiling peices instead of requiring the cleats that I needed to add the wall last time. I also cut 1/4’’ grooves in the walls...

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Part 7: Drawers Galore

09-06-2011 03:53 AM by Jeremy Greiner | 4 comments »

The nice long weekend was well spent woodworking. I tried my hand at milk paint, Royal Blue, they didn’t have a dark enough green (or any green in stock) and I wasn’t brave enough to mix my own. I think next time I will be. I brushed on the paint just to get a feel for how the process worked and I really enjoyed it. Much easier than any oil based paint and it felt a lot like canvas painting when I was in highschool. I’d also like to try spray painting the milk paint with my ...

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Part 8: All Finished, Show Off Video

09-10-2011 10:53 PM by Jeremy Greiner | 15 comments »

I wanted to test out my flip and see how well it recorded in the garage I will be making more videos in the future I think, it’s fun. This is just a short video showing the lathe stand with the drawers and some comments on what went where etc..

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