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Some Days You Just Can’t Win.

While waiting for parts of the Rocket Bookcase to dry, I launched into another project.  Turns out SWMBO (I say with a wink and a smile) recently put the kabash on a potential gift of a lathe to me.  Now, … Continue reading

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[Leg Vise Chop] Finished!

Finally wrapped this project up, after some setbacks. To correct the angled chop I had to see what was the problem: the hole drilled in the chop or the hole drilled for the coupler buried in the leg?  First I … Continue reading

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[Leg Vise Chop] Seating the Garter

Good news bad news kind of day.  Twice. The first thing that hit me today was that the bare spot I had filed into the threads on the leg vise “screw” (really a 5/8″ threaded rod from the Borg) for … Continue reading

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[Castle Bookcase] Crenelations and Glue Up.

A lot of progress today.  I decided to skip using the round turret tops because it was proving to be too difficult to get the hardboard and then thin plywood to make the curve.  Everything either snapped or would simply … Continue reading

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[Drill Press Table] The Basics.

For my castle bookcase project, I needed to make a series of 1″ holes in a long strip of 1/4″ plywood.  I figured the easiest way was to use the drill press.  To do so efficiently, though, required a fence … Continue reading

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Scrap Oak Router Plane

For the secret project I’m working on (you’ll see it in a few weeks…I can’t post anything on the internet or the surprise will be ruined for this gift), I want to cut shallow 1/8″ wide grooves in some 1/4″ … Continue reading

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