I'm still around
Happy New Year!!
Well it has been quite some time since I have posted here at LumberJocks, I still get daily emails and updates from those I have been following for some time and happy to see some of you still at. Love some of the projects I’ve seen. Like to try to get back to being here more often this year and being involved, we’ll see how that works out.
Portable Pastimes had a great year this year and I was kept busy in the shop making games and turning projects. Christmas Gifts including my daughter’s new doll house
was worked on.
No new major additions to the shop though. I want to take some time and experiment with some different techniques this year so if that begins to happen I will look forward to posting here again more often.
Hope you all had a good holiday season and I wish you all a happy woodworking new year. Be safe in and out of the shop.
The Delta Unifence
I hate my unifence. I added the Uni-T-Fence from ttrackusa and it’s a decent upgrade. But the back side is still messy, not at all like the Biesemeyer. Anyone using the Unifence knows what I mean.
Tripped over this from http://lumberjocks.com/mistuhd
Been bouncing this same design between my ears for months but never executed.
mistuhd: You get the glory. Now that you’ve done all the heavy lifting, I can build mine, no sweat. Bravo!
Asssembly / Outfeed Table #5: Crazy Long Drawer
The core of the table is 9 feet long, with a pair of openings on each end for two ~18 inch wide drawers. The drawers are made out of maple, which I knew would wear well on the drawer runners. I also knew I wanted dovetailed joints because these drawers would end up being pretty heavy. I marked out the tails first after reading much debate about pins first versus tails first. Tails makes sense to me, so I marked them out, cut the rough dimensions out on the tablesaw, and cleaned it up with a chisel.
Pins were quite the challenge. I built a jig based on a project I saw here on LumberJocks a few years back to help. This is what makes this website awesome – I am always finding solutions to problems with my projects. My version did not come out as nice, but worked pretty good. Again, more cleanup with a chisel to make things good and go for a test fit.
This was the first set of dovetails I have ever cut. I had done an individual dovetail on my mini-bench, but never multiple dovetails in a single joint. Test fit came out pretty good. The excessive overhang was intentional, and turned out to be a lifesaver, since the first drawer came out too narrow (I had to put some spacers in the joint later).
For the bottom of the drawers, I did not want bare plywood. I chose to put some white laminate on 1/2 inch plywood so that I could have a reasonably bright view of what is in the drawers. This has turned out to be a great choice and I highly recommend it.
Assembly and cleaning up the corners. You can see the groove I cut for the drawer bottom. Not too many pictures here, I started to get excited that it was going to come out OK.
And a fit of the drawer into its future home. It can be pulled out a full four feet, which is great for longer things that woodworkers have, like clamps and straightedges (I plan for lots of cabinets in my shop, so I will not have a ton of wall space to hang things up). The groove for the drawer runner is a bear to cut on a fully assembled drawer, should have cut it earlier.
I then added a 1/2 inch thick piece of maple to act as a stop against the runners when the drawer is fully closed. I had read about this trick on Fine Woodworking’s website, it is supposed to create a fake half blind dovetail. It did not come out as seamless as the article, but works, and that is all that matters. These pictures are of the back of the drawer, where I extended the groove for the runner. I did not extend the groove on the front, so that I could have the stop against the runner. It also covered up the spacers I put in to make up for making too narrow of a drawer, as well as the groove for the drawer bottom.
Next entry will cover some accessories I started building for the table.
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- Feb 29, 2016 Delta DJ20 Jointer Restoraton #3: Ready for re-assembly
- Feb 29, 2016 Wanting to see where a good place to sale a Oakley R99 edge sander would be.
- Feb 29, 2016 I'm back - after a bad stroke
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- Feb 29, 2016 shop update
- Feb 28, 2016 Gallery of Wood Art Exhibit - Landmark Center, St Paul, MN.
- Feb 28, 2016 Homemade Face Gauge for Siding
- Feb 28, 2016 Glossary of Dave-isms
- Feb 28, 2016 Rocking Chair: An Online Course #7: Clamping Form for Bending 8 Strips to Make Rockers
- Feb 28, 2016 Rocking Chair: An Online Course #6: Jeff Miller's Router Mortising JIG
- Feb 28, 2016 Rocking Chair: An Online Course #5: JIGs Needed to Make This Chair
- Feb 28, 2016 The dump truck #15: Box side panel
- Feb 28, 2016 Home Built 13" Jointer #8: Tables - Part 2
- Feb 28, 2016 Homemade Tablesaw
- Feb 28, 2016 Stick Building #2: Making a Staked Stool
- Feb 28, 2016 Drum Sander speed control repair #1: I need help to identify a component on speed control circuit board
- Feb 27, 2016 Cigar Shop - Display Rack
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- Feb 27, 2016 fire bowl
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- Feb 27, 2016 "Wood and Clay" ... my dream store front business is happening.
- Feb 27, 2016 Top Secret....Rocker for my Wife #12: Thoughts/opinions about back braces
- Feb 27, 2016 The dump truck #14: Fenders again
- Feb 27, 2016 Create a drawer slide hole pattern in ecabinets hardware hole editor.