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Pat Meeuwissen

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  1. Guys, made some more progress. Waiting for lazy susan hardware. I hand planed the banding and it worked quite well. Then took my trim router and attached a 1/4" piece of plywood to the bottom to bring it even with the top of the banding to do the round over. Cut a piece of thin silicone mat to match the interior radius to sand the inside. Got the drawers sanded, fitted and lined with 1/8" melamine. Installed pulls.
  2. Derek, loving this step by step build. Learning a ton, I'm not much of a hand tool woodworker but love to see how to do it. I can translate them to power tools. I'm going to ask though since the exterior sides are long grain and the dividers run vertical won't that cause the guides to twist against each other? I saw you addressed it in a previous section but longitudinal and horizontal movement will never equalize?
  3. I managed to get all the layers on with some irregularity but the top is leveled (used a sharp block plane)and shaped edges with my router. My clamp collection is fairly good, I think technique was lacking on the first one, which made the others more difficult.
  4. So the picture you showed is the one NOT TO BUY? I bought some cheapo ones that I don't like at all. Bought two Bessey corner clamps and like them very much, I hope there is a sale soon so the other two can be purchased. I have a ton of those acrylic bottles from when I did model train models and my wife did some painting projects.
  5. Some fantastic looking boxes that should sell real well right now for Valentines day. Your answers were very thorough and I got it all. I guess the only thing that you didn't cover was which TYPE of frame you use with different puzzles and what makes that determination, " SWMBO??
  6. Jess, if I can ask how do classify what type of frame goes with what kind of puzzle? To busy gluing to make more progress on the new one. LOL By the way like the look of those blocks you added to the pipe clamps, I assume that's to make them all stand up easier and not to crush softer woods.
  7. I saw this in your frame post the other day, not much progress since the last pic. lol You better get busy. We will have four separate trays that slide in under the lazy susan part, so each person can have some of their own space to work. I totally understand the need to go bigger but we all have to work within the constraints of the space we have. This is for a smaller living space where we still have to accommodate chairs,sofa, end tables and a tv stand.
  8. Every manufacturer I checked dimensions for will fit nicely onto this size table. Does the Mrs. not like the raised edge? In the cabin where we do these puzzles there are allot of kids and a dog with a furry tail that never stops wagging, hence my thinking the edge a good idea.
  9. Derek, I'm not sure this type of work is in my skill set yet. I have seen several videos of folks make planes where they rip the sides off make the throat cuts( have some files and rasps but no floats) and then glue them back together. I have yet to find one that has a tutorial on how to make a custom handle for work done with your hand at the 45 degree angle. It makes sense to me because that would push the plane down and in towards the work at the same time.
  10. Thanks, while gluing on the last layer I will make up a sample and do some practicing.
  11. This definitely what I was planning, and very fine cuts, if I go around 5 times to cut an 1/8 I'm ok with that. Cal, I have never built one of these before but the examples I found online all have a small lip as not to let the puzzle pieces slide off the edge. Over such a large radius my belt sanding skill would not produce my nice even result. I do have myself made a long sanding block using some sanding belts and do you use them frequently. Thanks for your support. By the way what's the fun of doing the norm, not in my nature.
  12. Thanks guys, Gerald what type of bit would "you" use? I have a good collection just don't want to tear this thing up after spending so much time on it.
  13. Guys, sorry for not replying sooner to this but didn't see it. I used the two screw method and it works just great. While searching how to do this I also found sort of a spring mounted piece of wood that hits into a recess carved out into the top plywood.
  14. Good morning guys, I was wondering if someone could help me make a couple plaques that I would build with a frame to add a picture of the young man that passed. This is for my SIL'S brother and his daughter, they lost their son/brother and are having a really tough time as you can imagine coping with this loss. Thank you, Pat
  15. Bob, thank you for the great explanation. I will use this in some future build for sure. I guess my question wasn't complete enough as what I want to do is ride the jig flat on the laminate top and cut down all 3 layers of banding to about 3/16-1/4" above that surface so the puzzle pieces don't get pushed off the sides of the surface. I'm envisioning a jig with the router mounted off the end of a flat surface just like my circle cutting version but higher to clear the the banding. The exterior of the banding will need something to support the router from tipping. I watched on video I think it was from Jimmy DiResta where he placed a weight on the back side to counteract the tipping.
  16. Guys, thanks for the advice and encouragement. Dan, I rebuild my strap clamp and got rid of all the hooks and it worked way better this time. Not much time in the shop this week so just one more layer added to the banding. Am planning to use a router jig to trim all three bands to the same level. I see some people using a dovetail bit for this does this ease into the cut more gently to help with blowout?
  17. I have been going thru your website Derek and LOVING your quality of work. The "hot dog V2" mentions reinserting the cutoff into gap before putting it onto the lathe to turn it, you don't mention what holds it in? I would be afraid that the centrifugal force would throw the piece at me? I obviously don't have the same budget as you do for buying/making tools (no judgement just envy ) but would love to add an angled tote to a standard plane to use in a shooting board. Any info or interest in doing something like this for me to learn from? Thanks Pat PS Next time I'll start a new topic to bring it up easier in a search in the future.
  18. This is a great looking shop and the Moxon vise shows your attention to detail, which is totally appreciated by me.
  19. Ok, I'm going to stay a new thread to show my progress else it should just get lost in a thread that had nothing to do with it. So far I managed to get the base top drawer frames and top started. I tried three times with a strap clamp and it slipped off every time, the clamp method sucks too but at least I got layer on. Two more to go.
  20. And don't ever let her see this post!!! Don't ever answer the question how does my A$$ look in these pants??
  21. Billy, I posted a question about how to make a real wood band around a circle and Cal sent me looking for your thread, I have to say the pics you have been posting are a big help. If I could ask what thickness are you ripping the oak strips to laminate with? I saw in one of the pics that you had the original frame for the mirror to start your project, I'll have to make myself one if I want to overlap it onto the laminate top I'm banding. If the laminate trims without any chipping then I'll just use the exterior of that. Any input you'd care to share I'll be glad to listen/read. My thread https://thepatriotwoodworker.com/forums/topic/29011-older-thread-snobs/
  22. Guys I want to thank you all for your input. I'm going to try the laminating method without steam bending. Will take some shots of my progress.
  23. What is a good straight grain wood that isn't cost prohibitive but should be readily available? I have poplar and oak that would be the right thickness.
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