Tag Archives: dry fit

[Medal Chest] Fitting it all together…

*Note to my readers—this is the secret project I’ve mentioned a few times.  It has consumed my shop time since February.  That’s why it’s been so slow on the blog for the last few months.  Now that it has been … Continue reading

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Light plates: the carving.

More progress on Jim’s light plates has occurred lately.  Here’s the update: I took the piece of siding that he gave me and measured out where the crests and valleys were on the back of the wood and went to … Continue reading

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Mjolnir (part 3) or, A Lesson in Sticking With the Plan

As the title says, things didn’t go exactly as planned with the hammer the past couple days.  I tried my best but it just didn’t work out as I imagined.  Here’s what happened.  Best pull up a chair and get some popcorn. It started … Continue reading

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Workbench Day 33: Leg Vise finished!

Today, I finally can scratch off this component of the bench at last! I came out to shop more confused than ever on how to proceed after ending the session yesterday in frustration.  So I turned on the radio and put … Continue reading

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Workbench Day 32: Mounting the Leg Vise (part 4)

At last, the day arrived when I could put it all together and complete the leg vise.  Or so I thought.  This post is actually a combination of a couple days work because I just couldn’t bring myself to post nothing but … Continue reading

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Workbench Day 29: Mounting the leg vise (part 1)

Today I finally had enough of thinking and worrying about how to mount the leg vise.  After all, once I drill that big hole through the leg, there’s no going back! I got out the Black and Decker Woodwrecker and … Continue reading

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Workbench Day 18: The big dry fit!

Very excited today because I got a lot accomplished!  I ended with a dry fit of the entire bench and started work on the leg vise. To get started, I finished sawing the bridle joint on the last leg…best cuts … Continue reading

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