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  1. Long anticipated Mini Glaser gloat/review

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Wyko View Post
    Here is a size comparison. The wood handled tool is crown parting tool. it weighs 8.0 ounces. The Glaser weighs 1lb 1 ounce. over twice as heavy as the wood handled tool. This should translate into a little tool working like a big tool. Needless to say, I can't wait to get on the lathe. The handle is a little over 8-1/2 inches by itself. Overal length will vary slightly depending on the tool inserted in it.
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  2. Not done with the first, but time for the second

    As I was finishing up my pair of tables, my mind turned to the next project. I have been considering how to design a guitar display cabinet for a while. I find that as I complete one project, my mind is free to work on the design for another. Additionally, SWMBO had co-opted the shop (aka garage) for a staging area to purge her excess "stuff". So now that I could neither get my car in the garage, nor use my tools, I had an afternoon for design. After looking online at others' who have ...
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  3. Facets

    I am a bit delinquent with my posting. This was done a while ago, but I didn't get to it as quickly as I should.

    With the basic frame assembled, I set my mind to the prongs. I need to refine both the shape and determine how to tie the various elements together. In the mock-up, I had focused on the joinery rather than the shape itself. After exploring a few different shapes I determined it should continue to sweep out a bit and be faceted rather than rounded. I also wanted a bit of emphasis ...
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  4. Recovery

    With the router blow-out, I needed to reconsider how to get my legs uniform so they will fit in the dados. I could get a different trim bit and try again. I could sand to the line (ugh!). Or I could use a spokeshave or compass plane. Since I am a hybrid woodworker - tailed and non-tailed tools, I decided to use the spokeshave (but it could have been an excuse for a compass plane since I do so much curved work). I have a cheap Spokeshave that isn't very good but I can get a very sharp edge and make ...
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  5. The blow-out

    Anyone who knows me recognizes that the router is my least favorite tool. It can be the right tool for the right job, but I will go a long way to avoid using them. Because of the nature of the piece and the joinery required, I was going to use the router to trim all of the legs to the template I created. This would allow me to cut the dados on the arc ahead of time and still be assured that they would form a tight joint. Because I was doing two pieces at the same time, I wanted to make the pieces ...
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