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    And...Andrew has seen how my "station" works...

    And...Andrew has seen how my "station" works...
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    Something to build in July?

    There are 3 planks IN the shop at the moment....2 laying on my bench..
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    Spalty and barky looking 1 x 6s...and the far ends?
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    rather plain looking? The 3rd plank? Only 4' long,...
  3. The reason I added a shim ( cardboard one) was to...

    The reason I added a shim ( cardboard one) was to get clearance for the depth adjuster post in the back. Set the shim over the hole, set the lever on top of the shim, and start the bolt , threading...
  4. I placed a shim under the lateral lever, THEN...

    I placed a shim under the lateral lever, THEN screwed down the bolt...Checking on the way down how the cap iron fits...
  5. I think mine is about the next "Type" newer?...

    I think mine is about the next "Type" newer?
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    Has the "Handi-grip" sides..
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    With the cap removed....and..
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    A look under the "hood"
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    Cleaned out the place to sit this chest..took a...

    Cleaned out the place to sit this chest..took a bit of work. Son actually carried the chest upstairs by himself.....then we both moved it into it's new home..
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    And see how it blends...
  7. Raised panel chest, in Spalted Maple

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    Spent the entire month of June.....a Frame & Raised Panel chest,,,
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    17" x 36 x 17" tall...
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    Lid is also a frame & raised panel....
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    Handles have bolts. Finish is a...
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    Calling this Project ..DONE...Clear Gloss Poly...

    Calling this Project ..DONE...Clear Gloss Poly has dried, and been rubbed down....

    Thanks for following along! :D

    Now....thinking about WHAT to build in July....:confused:
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    Top coat of poly gloss was applied this...

    Top coat of poly gloss was applied this morning..waiting on that to dry.....anyone want to help hauling this box upstairs?
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    Time for a PIP...before the final coat.......

    Time for a PIP...before the final coat....
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    Front view, with the lid closed, and..
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    Opened. Ends are looking better, too..
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    Will try a 3rd coat of shellac in the morning.....
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    handles have been bought...need to install all...

    handles have been bought...need to install all 3....and going with the Amber Shellac as the top coat....
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    Don't know..you'll have to ask Tom. :D

    Don't know..you'll have to ask Tom. :D
  13. Hanging on the side of my tool cabinet in the...

    Hanging on the side of my tool cabinet in the shop....Goodell Pratt Co. No. 0477. 3 jaw chuck, can hold up to and including anything with a 1/2" shank...and is a simple 2 speed affair.

    In and...
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    That 1/4 turn was suggested By JK years ago........

    That 1/4 turn was suggested By JK years ago.....

    The 1/4 turn is merely a way to learn to adjust that bolt, and is repeatable in use. can be used until the plane's operator learns the "feel"of...
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    Have given the entire outside of this chest a...

    Have given the entire outside of this chest a coat of Amber Shellac...front view?
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    A view of an end...
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    a view at the hinges...
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    The view along the top of the view is about...
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    And...this is the person I learned the 1/4 turn...

    And...this is the person I learned the 1/4 turn adjust trick from.......though he won't admit it....
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    The reason I say "1/4" turn....allows one to...

    The reason I say "1/4" turn....allows one to sneak up on that sweet spot.....better than doing full turns.

    So...IF a full turn is too tight, or too loose....how would YOU adjust? Just a way...
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    Way too earl-eye in the marnin for me, but.....

    Way too earl-eye in the marnin for me, but..
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    Router bit set up and ready...hope my back is...
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    ALL outside hard,90 degree corners got a round over....and after each end/side/top was...
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    Lever cap screw/bolt: should be tight enough...

    Lever cap screw/bolt: should be tight enough that the lever snaps shut...any adjustments would be a 1/4 turn at a time...so that things that should move, do..things that should NOT move,...
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    Monday morning..wake up to the sounds and SMELLS...

    Monday morning..wake up to the sounds and SMELLS of a crew paving the city street out in front of the house...don't ya just LOVE the smell of FRESH Asphalt in the morning...neither do I.


    Laundry...
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    Needed a bit more light, Bilbo.. 481755 And...

    Needed a bit more light, Bilbo..
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    And enough elbow for me to sit down on the shop stool...rotate the chest a bit...
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    Wide chisel...3 whacks, move a bit, repeat. 3 whacks to insure I...
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    Three tasks to do... 481747 Timer set at 1...

    Three tasks to do...
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    Timer set at 1 hour...Task #1
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    Pads for the feet installed...Task #2 involved hinges...gappy hinges...
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    Fixed that,,,
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    Needed to clear a space on...
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    Well, it did come out of the clamps, today......

    Well, it did come out of the clamps, today...
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    Corner joints were cleaned up..
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    laid on top of the chest..
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    Will have to fine tune the fit a bit...was too tired to do a whole...
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    Router was set up to make a small cove . On the...

    Router was set up to make a small cove . On the inside edge at the top of the collar...right above where the beveled face of the panel will be going....
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    Had to do this in 2 steps, first go...
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    Ok, decided a change of Planes was in order.......

    Ok, decided a change of Planes was in order....
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    As pushing either of these two was not getting things done....the jack is fine, going across the grain, and the jointer just wasn't needed for...
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