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post #21 of 98 Old 07-26-2012, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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There's no time limit on this one... When ya do it, ya do it... It can be an ongoing thing.
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I got a couple of hours in last night and might get some more time tonight. I'll try and post update later this evening. I think we might get some more people to join as we start posting progress (hopefully).

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I wish I didn't have so many builds awaiting my time. I'd like to participates in one of these various challenges one of these days. Every time I think I have more than enough projects to keep me busy another family member asks for a special build to be added to my list.

Maybe I'll cheat and UNofficially throw in one of my carvings/whittlings if I get anything finished up any time soon. Most of them are done with very few tools. Though I really don't think it qualifies for the challenge.

If only I had more time and energy. I'll be following along and providing encouragement to those who do participate.
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Maybe I'll cheat and UNofficially throw in one of my carvings/whittlings if I get anything finished up any time soon. Most of them are done with very few tools. Though I really don't think it qualifies for the challenge.
Go ahead and cheat. We'll just make you ineligible for the unofficial prize which doesn't actually exist.

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Cman, whoever makes the samdapaper storage box will have to post pictuers of the intricate joinery used, right?

anyway, ill get started on mine once my finger heals-i had an injury that involved three stitches to my pinky and i can barely bend it now.

im looking forward to this .

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miter saw, block plane, wood chisel, perhaps a 1/2".
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I'll get this started. I'm not going to tell you what the project is, you can guess about it if you want as you see the pictures and the process I went through.

This first picture is the starting point for my wood. It's an old ceiling joist from a barn and is rough cut white oak. I didn't cut up this board as part of this build, but rather am using misc. pieces of scrap from this board left over from another project.
Hand Tool Challange-rough-cut.jpg

Here are some of the pieces of scrap I'll be using. They are all a little different thickness so I'll be spending some time thickness planing them once they are cut to size.
Hand Tool Challange-misc-stock.jpg

Here's the first tool I'm using in my build, a Stanley Fat Max saw. It is not the highest quality saw for sure, and with the hardened teeth will be a throw away eventually, but it cuts straight. You won't be ripping long boards or thick stock with it, but I am able to rip some of the small pieces I need for the project.
Hand Tool Challange-back-saw-rip.jpg

I'm not too concerned with the quality of the cuts from the saw as every piece will be planed to final size/thickness and square with a Stanley #60 1/2 plane. I chose this plane over others for the low angle (I'll be squaring a lot of end grain), the small size (lots of small pieces) and the fact that for this project it will also serve as a thickness plane and a joiner as this plane is longer than any of my pieces.
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Ok, that's all the pictures allowed for this post, more coming shortly.

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I have a question. Is duct tape and bailing wire considered tools here?
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To continue - As I said, I'm using the #60 1/2 to square, size and thickness plane all of the pieces. To facilitate that, I use a shooting board shown below. In the projects I do (mostly small items) the shooting board is one of the most important jigs. You'll go crazy trying to square things without one. It is also very handy for me to achieve the final dimensions on small projects like this where accuracy is important.
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You can see from the pile of small shavings how much I use the plane/shooting board for final dimensioning. Maybe it's because of the saw I'm using, but I'm more comfortable using this methodology. Actually, I think it's just because I love the feeling of the plane shaving the wood.
Hand Tool Challange-shavings.jpg

I know in a previous post I said the third tool I would choose would be a 1/4" chisel - well I'm changing my mind again and not using a chisel, rather my final tool will be a card scraper Yes that's right - a card scraper.

Hand Tool Challange-card-scraper.jpg

After I got into this project I realized I really didn't need a chisel (I could use one, but don't really need it) so I decided to use a card scraper instead. I had a few plane marks left on the wood (I probably should have stopped and added a little more camber to the blade but I was lazy and didn't want to stop) so I decided to use the card scraper to clean the faces a little.

I will also use the scraper to fine tune thickness and fit a little later in the build.

So, here is where I'm at after a couple of hours of work. This picture shows about half of the pieces I'll need for this project. All of them are 1/4" in thickness.
Hand Tool Challange-half-pieces.jpg

It would have been real easy to go and buy a S4S board a 1/4" thick for this project, but what would be the fun in that.

That's all for tonight, I hope to get back to the project in the next couple of days and plan on finishing it (literally and figuratively) by the end of the weekend.........assuming I don't get too caught up in watching the Olympics.

Questions, critique and criticism are all welcome as are guesses on what the project actually is.

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Family commitments in July aren't allowing me any shop time; but I am up for this. I just have to come up with something small enough to resaw with a back saw!!
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Family commitments in July aren't allowing me any shop time; but I am up for this. I just have to come up with something small enough to resaw with a back saw!!
I've been largely in the same boat. Luckily, July is almost over. I plan on having a lot more shop time next month than this one.
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Keep up the good work guys and no worries if you can't jump in right now!

I'm lagging a bit with my build because I too don't have much time.
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I just finished a project that I started a couple of months ago. I used a Stanley 45, 1" chisel and a beading tool. I did cut the boards on a chop saw. Does the disqualify me. Sure could use that prize. Don't have one of those yet.
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I feel I must apologize for not posting a project yet. I have been working 16 hrs days on site. Trying to keep up with unskilled laborers and have the job stay on track is proving to be no small task.

How's everyone's projects going?

Emmajean,for some reason I'm not able to see the pictures that you post but it sounds like an interesting build in the making.

Take care, all! I hope to find time by next week to get it rolling.
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I feel I must apologize for not posting a project yet. I have been working 16 hrs days on site. Trying to keep up with unskilled laborers and have the job stay on track is proving to be no small task.

How's everyone's projects going?

Emmajean,for some reason I'm not able to see the pictures that you post but it sounds like an interesting build in the making.

Take care, all! I hope to find time by next week to get it rolling.
Who do the rest of you people post pictures? Is it just the one from my photobucket that some of you can't see? This is a hot linked picture, can you see it? I also use the "insert image" icon to post my image links.

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Who do the rest of you people post pictures? Is it just the one from my photobucket that some of you can't see? This is a hot linked picture, can you see it? I also use the "insert image" icon to post my image links.
Yes, I can see that one.
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Emma Jean try uploading you images to your Woodworking Talk albums. Then you can just copy the BB link and paste it into the thread.
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I always forget about that way of adding images. It would be so much easier for a couple of images. I have to start checking out that way of doing it.
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Emma Jean try uploading you images to your Woodworking Talk albums. Then you can just copy the BB link and paste it into the thread.
I'm just going to add the image codes myself.

EXAMPLE:
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To continue - As I said
Making any progress? I'll get mine on here soon! I promise!
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