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post #2021 of 2825 Old 11-13-2017, 11:40 AM
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Got a lot done this weekend. The table I'm building is up to at least 30 hours of work time now (half of that is fixing mistakes lol).

Applied gel-stain to the tabletop and base. Ipswich Pine by Varithane mixed about 5:1 with their Cabernet color. Looks pretty nice, maybe a little dark but oh well. Did the bottom by crawling under the table, which I don't think would have been easy using a liquid stain.

Also completed the joinery on the base, which involved two keyed mortise and tenons. First time doing these. The joints were kinda loose, but as others here suggested, they really tightened up nicely with the keys installed! One of the tennons had a split which I glued shut using CA glue. Haven't decided yet whether or not to finish the wedge or leave it bare.
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Gotta love that CA glue.

But in that particular case I might have used yellow and clamp it and let it dry for an hour. Totally depends on if I was in a rush or not. If that happened while I was in the middle of something and it would have impeded progress, CA it is. If it was something that needed to be done, but not a rush, yellow glue is best.

CA is brittle and can fracture, but where it is I don't think you'll have any issues.

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Temps dropped, cold in the shop so refocused to more indoor activities. Friday (November 10th), of course, was the U.S. Marine Corps 242nd Birthday Semper Fi Brothers past, present, and future, and may we serve 300 more with honor. Did the Vets day thing too on Saturday served breakfast to a host of Korean and Vietnam Vets and some of the few remaining WWII Vets too. I have to say that I met a guy who was on the USN Nautilus. The first nuclear sub and the first to sail under the polar ice cap. As a kid I went to sleep with a book on the Nautilus almost every night the stuff of dreams. It was nice to be able to shake his hand.

Finally made some headway with SketchUp in designing new tool cabinet.
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Gotta love that CA glue.

But in that particular case I might have used yellow and clamp it and let it dry for an hour. Totally depends on if I was in a rush or not. If that happened while I was in the middle of something and it would have impeded progress, CA it is. If it was something that needed to be done, but not a rush, yellow glue is best.

CA is brittle and can fracture, but where it is I don't think you'll have any issues.
Good to know, and yes I was in a rush. Of course it turned out the CA was expired and took over an hour try cure anyways (I don't have accelerator)....but it seems to be holding together for now.
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I run a site about fancy knotwork and occasionally get questions from people about seachests and their beckets. One fella wrote he'd purchased a chest and wanted to find the maker for some reason... as the chest looks fairly recent and it seems to be nicely done, I decided to post the question to places where people might know who the maker is.

If you recognize it or the seal, let me know HERE and I'll pass the info along. If you might think of a better place for this query, by all means enlighten me.

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Good to know, and yes I was in a rush. Of course it turned out the CA was expired and took over an hour try cure anyways (I don't have accelerator)....but it seems to be holding together for now.
Put a tablespoon of baking soda in a cup of water and spritz the CA glue, the soda breaks down an acid in the CA glue that is mixed in for longer open times
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Decided to keep mouth shut to avoid getting into an ugly argument over semantics. Wasn't the place for it.
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Finished my Pen Stand design
Turtle shell plexi with 3/8" curly Maple base - unfinished at the moment.



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I run a site about fancy knotwork and occasionally get questions from people about seachests and their beckets. One fella wrote he'd purchased a chest and wanted to find the maker for some reason... as the chest looks fairly recent and it seems to be nicely done, I decided to post the question to places where people might know who the maker is.

If you recognize it or the seal, let me know HERE and I'll pass the info along. If you might think of a better place for this query, by all means enlighten me.

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Doing a google image search on the logo, I came up with this: http://authenticmodels.com/
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I got all of the shelves made and dowel jointing done one a display shelf I am helping a friend redo that his father originally made 40+ years ago. Now handing it back to him to do the finishing


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Working on a sharpening jig for my lathe chisels. Parts cut and fitted. I need to up my sharpening skills before I continue learning lathe skills. Treatment day today so project on hold until tomorrow. Pics coming when complete.
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Just trying to deal with some health problems again and cleaning up the shop over and over! I have a Older School Style Delta Wood Working Lathe to sell now cause I ran out of room in my shop!! Still might find room cause it is a nice one and it comes with a lot of turning blocks my Father in Law set up to use in turning. I am making things to try out processes I have never done before. I am still thinking about that project you work on forever to finish! I have a ton of nice Cherry Wood to learn how to work with that I will probley use on that Big Project? Here is some pictures of what I have done so far working with wood other then building buildings on my place over the years. I built my shop(20+ years ago) myself it took a week to get it done after I poured the slab. Mark https://ImageEvent.com/willy/woodworkingprojects
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Cut my first Rabbets... ever!

Forgot to take pics during the build (it was a relatively quick build) but, cut, assembled and glued my newest class project an Oak Office Paper tray (I'll post assembled pics tomorrow)

I had to redo/recut the sides twice (once because I cut the sides to the wrong length, and second time cause I messed up the rabbet by cutting the rabbet on the wrong sides LOL)

Good thing I used Common Pine instead of the Oak LMAO!!!

Cut my first Rabbets for the tray (2 sides) - didn't use a dado blade, used a thin kerf blade on my TS - took a bit, but I think doing it that way helped me learn about manually cutting rabbets. Next time I'm using the darn dado blade LOL.

Started work on organizing my tool box and shop - building a french cleat system for the wall and a few cabinets - hopefully I'll remember to take pics during the build LOL
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I went to the local hardwood supplier to find something to make a jewelry box for my daughter for Christmas. I ended up striking up a conversation with a gentleman who does scroll saw work. He was wanting a 4/4 board or purpleheart resawn down to 1/4 inch pieces. The shop was going to charge him twice as much to do it. I offered to cut it down on my band saw and he took me up for the 3 of it that I wanted. He took me up on the offer and we both saved some money. Plus I made a great person!! Here is the fruit of my labor.



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Finished the Office Tray today and the paper weight

Added bevels to the sides - screwed up the bevels on the weight, so I beveled 8 sides LOL



Pre-stain and stain tonight - going for a dark Cherry stain - spray on lacquer for a finish afterwards

Not sure if the dado cuts are visible, but not too bad for the first time IMO
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Finished the Office Tray today and the paper weight

Added bevels to the sides - screwed up the bevels on the weight, so I beveled 8 sides LOL



Pre-stain and stain tonight - going for a dark Cherry stain - spray on lacquer for a finish afterwards

Not sure if the dado cuts are visible, but not too bad for the first time IMO
You should join the Paper Weight Manufacturers Association of America.. Definitely a specialty skill..lol
Nice looking tray..
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Built a live edge bench yesterday out of spalted sycamore. Today I will sand it to 400x and start finishing. I will give it a coat of tung oil. And then poly. Anyone have better ideAs for finishing?


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I'm running out of floor space yet again and still haven't taken down the old bench that takes up entirely too much space (12' x 3' 2x4 and plywood construction)
I'm thinking of maybe selling off certain pieces of equipment I very seldom use and getting rid of the stacks of cutoffs from 2x lumber that are doing little more than taking up space.
I began saving them all with plans to use later, but later never seems to come..
I'm pretty sure the frame from the bench can be salvaged and reused despite the many nail and screw holes in it..
The single biggest obstacle keeping me from doing it is motivation or lack of..
This seems to be an ongoing unmotivation poster..;/

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Finished my sharpening jig for the lathe tools. Works well. I see a vast improvement in my tools from using the jig.
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