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Super easy build

What strange times we are living in. With the medical community urging us to practice social isolation I figured it would be prudent to follow their advice. Not that we go out much anyway. We are homebodies. We do have one young fella that comes around every week with our flyers containing what's on sale. Since he is out a lot and around a lot of people I thought it would be best to build a small box for him to deliver it to instead of our regular little chat each week. It's a small thing, but it is another practical device, suitable to the times.

 

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April 6 update

I haven't posted for a bit. Made a couple of videos that were not exactly wood working related. You can view them on my channel easily enough if you're interested. Today I shot, edited and uploaded an update video on some of the things going on and I also answered a viewer question. A peek into the future too.

 

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My homemade table saw fence

I had a viewer ask me about how I built my fence for my table saw. Instead of trying to explain everthing in writing, I thought it would be much easier to show the details in a video. This fence has been rock solid for over 12 years, never going out of square and performing like a champ.

 

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Starting a new build

Last winter I started a new build. It's still not done yet, but I am starting to put out the videos on it. I am doing a larger series on this one, breaking it into several digestible parts so I can include lots of detail. My aim is to make any woodworker able to build this project by watching the videos. I also mention optional ways of doing things when I can. It is a 3 drawer root vegetable storage unit. But I am making it pretty fancy. It's going into a home that is a bit more than a little upscale, so I thought I would make it fit in, while still doing it's job. Of course, being a cabinet, many of the basics will be the same for any cabinet and the techniques are transferable. My choice of woods is pretty classic. Walnut and maple. You can never go wrong with that. The first video I make the frames for the frame and panel sides. The same method can be used for dressers, night stands, side tables and a plethora of other items. I am using both hand and power tools, depending on my mood and whims.

 

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Fancy root veggie bin part 2

Getting the side panels finished up. Also giving suggestions on alternative things you may want to do as I go along. Yup, it's fancier than need be for its intended purpose, but hey, why not? I'm enjoying the process.

 

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Fancy root veggie bin part 3

Oh my! A lot of work to get very little done. Mistakes are made and not for the last time. Oh well, we work our way through them. This series contains measurements and descriptions and suggestions of alternate methods so you can build this thing yourself. It is a pretty long and detailed series, but I hope I am editing enough to make it entertaining. I think every woodworker will have experienced some errors in their work. I wanted to convey the same situation and not have this series all clinical and unrealistic. Enjoy my mess ups and enjoy your shops in the meantime. Thanks for the views and comments on the video as always.

 

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I got a box

A very short video this time out. I take delivery of a few goods to finish the root veggie bin I am building. For the most part though, the weather is great and I am partaking of some serious relaxation time. I wasn't even going to do a video until the mail came in today, even though I have plenty on hand to edit.

 

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Fancy root veggie bin part 4

Another sub assembly gets done. Another step closer. Hand cutting the mortice and tenons takes a bit of time, but it's a process I enjoy. The joinery can be done in many different was. Use what you prefer.

 

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Part 5 of the potato bin build

I have not had a lot of time for editing. The project has been done and delivered for a while now, it's just finding the time to get the videos out. This one goes through milling up a few parts and getting the main carcass put together. There are a few tips on keeping things square and easing the glue up. Sit back and enjoy!

 

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Fancy root veggie bin part 5

Well, it's been a while, but I finally got up to publishing a video. In this one I put a nice skirting trim on the bottom of the potato bin. From milling up rough stock to a bit of detail work, mitering the corners and getting some preliminary finish work done. The basic carcass is now complete on the exterior and ready to have the interior work done.

 

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Fancy root veggie bin part 7...Wanna see my drawers?

I always find drawers challenging. I don't know what it is. Lack of experience? Overthinking perhaps? After all, they're just boxes right? Well, boxes that have to fit within the confines of a prescribed space. Maybe that's it. I take the last of my sheet goods and get 3 of them knocked out. Not a typical drawer as it needs an open front and venting to live in a veggie bin. That ups the parts count and puts a bit more challenge in assembly. Sure, I make a couple of mistakes, but as always, I show them and recover.

 

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Fancy root veggie bin 8 - fitting the drawers.

Time to see how they fit in the cabinet. A bit of fussing about to get them all in the places they need to be. I always run into something with drawers and it's different every time. A few minor adjustments and we are good to go. There will be a bit more adjusting when I complete the fronts of the drawers and install them, but you'll have to wait until next time to see how that all plays out.

 

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This changes everything.

Starting a new chapter with a new adventure. The video is pretty self explanitory.

 

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Fancy root veggie bin 9 - The Top

Bits and pieces, scraps, shorts and cutoffs.

I guess it could also be a cutting board video, or, what's that fancy word? Charcuterie board? A rose by any other name…....

Yes, it's fancy for a potato bin, but hey, that's right in the title. Seeing as it's going into a million dollar + home and will be right out in the open, it has to fit in with all the other high end features.

Anyway, this is how I did it over the course of a week or so. I don't work fast, no need to. I enjoy the process.

 

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The last tour of THIS shop

Yup, just about all packed up and ready for the big move. It looks like a bomb went off in my shop. Here is an update video on where things are.

 

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The last tour of THIS shop

Yup, just about all packed up and ready for the big move. It looks like a bomb went off in my shop. Here is an update video on where things are.

Well Jim all I can say is don't do it.

The day I need to go into a nursing home I am taking nothing.

Besides that the day I drive in the entrance and get out of my Ute I am going to drop dead with a heart attack
as an indication of "Hell no I not going"

Stuff em I not going no where unless it in a pine box, and I am surprised you can actually take all that stuff with you.

I bet Nurse Ratchet will be really impressed and make your last days living hell
 

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The last tour of THIS shop

Yup, just about all packed up and ready for the big move. It looks like a bomb went off in my shop. Here is an update video on where things are.

Well Jim all I can say is don t do it.

The day I need to go into a nursing home I am taking nothing.

Besides that the day I drive in the entrance and get out of my Ute I am going to drop dead with a heart attack
as an indication of "Hell no I not going"

Stuff em I not going no where unless it in a pine box, and I am surprised you can actually take all that stuff with you.

I bet Nurse Ratchet will be really impressed and make your last days living hell

- robscastle
We are not moving into a "home", we are moving into a new place we bought that we will make our new home…lol
 

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Touring the new place.

Well we are moved and in. Been here for 2 weeks now and it passed quickly. Very busy around here and we just got the internet turned on this week. Lots has been done and a lot more to do. Here is a video I made of our new place and the shop. It is a work in progress and will be for some time. We have some ideas but the first priority is getting the place improved enough for our own needs, then we will go from there.

 

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Touring the new place.

Well we are moved and in. Been here for 2 weeks now and it passed quickly. Very busy around here and we just got the internet turned on this week. Lots has been done and a lot more to do. Here is a video I made of our new place and the shop. It is a work in progress and will be for some time. We have some ideas but the first priority is getting the place improved enough for our own needs, then we will go from there.

Hummm Chapel that's a good disguise for a workshop.

Imagine
I will be back in a mo I need to spend some "quiet" time in the Chapel'

A very nice move, .... sure beats a nursing home any day that's for sure!
 

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Touring the new place.

Well we are moved and in. Been here for 2 weeks now and it passed quickly. Very busy around here and we just got the internet turned on this week. Lots has been done and a lot more to do. Here is a video I made of our new place and the shop. It is a work in progress and will be for some time. We have some ideas but the first priority is getting the place improved enough for our own needs, then we will go from there.

Hummm Chapel that s a good disguise for a workshop.

Imagine
I will be back in a mo I need to spend some "quiet" time in the Chapel

A very nice move, .... sure beats a nursing home any day that s for sure!

- robscastle
Someone suggested I change my shop name to "Meet your Maker". I thought that was genius.
 
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