The making of a chest (or two....or three)

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Blog series by kski60 updated 10-21-2012 07:02 AM 4 parts 3917 reads 3 comments total

Part 1: Just the beginning...

09-23-2012 12:13 PM by kski60 | 2 comments »

Because I don’t have many affordable woodworking resources available near me, I sometimes have to do things the cheesy way or the hard way. I have no dovetailing machinery nor have I learned how to create mortise and tenons joints (I think I said that right), so most of my joinery work is done the cheesy way…with glue and dowels. Additionally, lumber yards are few and far between here in “Bella Napoli” and those that are around are so ridiculously expensive that ...

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Part 2: Day 2......a lesson in futility.

09-26-2012 07:48 PM by kski60 | 1 comment »

I was excited to get back to my make-shift workshop today; eager to see what I could do with the wanna-be chests awaiting my next maneuver.As I look at my beasts of burden, I survey what I’m up against:-warped sides, despite being shoerd up with framing planks.-completely unsquared corners (due to the warpage).-flush bottom combined with protruding sides. -and a partidge drinking beeeer freeeeeeeee!Because I have no hand planes avaialble in my shop (right now…...still trying to fi...

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Part 3: Day #3 - making a bit of progress

10-08-2012 11:15 PM by kski60 | 0 comments »

Not a bad day in the shop today….As I opened up the door to my shop after taking, what seemed to be an eternity, a few days off I gazed at the monstrousities that laid in waiting. Today, however, I took a different approach. I figured I’d focus on just one chest instead of doing the dual-tandem, goat-roap, dysfunctional method. Lets start off with the smaller chest and work our way out.As a recap, both of these tombs are warped and not even close to square. the tools, materia...

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Part 4: not much going on

10-21-2012 07:02 AM by kski60 | 0 comments »

I’m at a bit of a stand-still with the chest project. A lot of sanding going on though. I observed termites eye-balling my projects and got a bit concerned. So now I’m anxiously waiting for cedar oil.That stuff is expensive!!! ‘Til next time…..

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