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steven newman

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steven newman last won the day on July 21 2018

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  1. Fall from the face plant, seem to have messed up my right hand.....wearing a splint until a Monday follow up.. Schlitz malt ( 7oz can) empty into a mug....refill said can with the 151...and chug......managed 7 one night...don't remember a thing after that, and will deny all rumours.....
  2. Right hand is now in a splint, possible tendon damage from last week's face-plant. Been banned from the shop for at least the weekend...always something.... Nothing was broken, according to the Xrays....affecting the the little and the ring fingers.....and all the way back to the wrist...
  3. Pine insert.. . That I was working on. The red lines will be for 2 brass screws, to attach this thing to a door, so that saw will hang in the door...was sanding it for a better fit.. When a finger got snagged by the sanding belt going by...no blood...just a bruise... Door? Well, first I needed to remove a few clamps... So I could get a few measurements, and then cut a few parts of the mitersaw.. Once I hauled a couple 1 x 4 x 6' boards to the shop. Cut the long side pieces first. 36-1/16" long....needed to set up 3 drills ( to make it easier on me) 1 drill for the 3/8" Forstner bit ( had to hunt around to find it) for the counter bores, another with a drill bit, for the pilot holes, and a third to just drive a few screws....Then a bead of glue, and a clamp (or 3) Long sides were installed first, mainly so I could measure between them for the short boards...Move the clamp a few times, as more screws were driven in. When I flipped this over, had a bit of trouble holding things still...until the screws were done. Measured for the short board 17-3/4" strong...had an issue holding things for some of the screw driving going on.. I could support the near end...the far end was just hanging in the breeze...clamp back there is holding a LONG scrap going all the way across the bench. then the door and the scrap were clamped down to the bench...came time to install the last board.. Needed an assist from some clamps...corners attached first...2 HF clamps to hold the panel flat...lay this mess down.. And work on these. The #3 smoother plane was working done a few high spots....flip this mess over.. Stanley No. 8 was used to level the edges....some where a bit "prouder" than others...then decided to see how this door will look ( and get it OFF my bench ) Seems like it will fit. Door is sitting on the same thickness scrap as the case. one clamp seemed to do the job....NEED hinges. Until then...a place to hang up the shop apron...Quitting Time! Stay tuned....will be starting on Door #2 next..
  4. Building doors...hiding out in the shop....people in this house have been cooped up to long...getting a bit GRUMPY... Doors? Test fitting one...have a second one to build.. Deep enough to hang a few more toys on....
  5. Very little woodworking was done today....hauled two 1 x 10 x 4' planks to the shop. cut to length...jointed the edges Stanley No. 6c was having "issues" so the Stanley No. 8took over... Then some glue, clamps and cauls.. And one door panel is glued up...warts and all.... Had to add that little shim, between the panel and my bench....pipe clamp was hitting the shelf underneath the bench... Snuck out to Lowes, picked through a rack of 1 x 4s...found 3 six footers that were at least straight....will cut a couple down to size tomorrow, and get one door done, I hope.. Was making a Pine insert, to hang the panel saw up with....beltsander bit my finger! Was fine tuning the fit...snagged the end of the finger under the belt...ouch. Will try counter bored and plugged holes to assemble the doors....plus glue and screws....will have to plane a bevel on the edges of the doors, where they meet... Stay tuned...
  6. Ok...are we ready to take a tour of the new tool home? Here we go...."Remember to keep your arms and hands inside the car at all times during the trip"... Starting in the bottom left corner...then..looking up to the upper left corner.. Just a few drills and things..then looking at the center of things... And, what is just below this mess.. These two are sitting around, waiting on the door to be made, so they can just hang out...moving on.. Upper right corner...had to make a rack for the set of expansive bits..and then the bottom of this corner.. That box is full of screws and other hardware...including the hinges for the doors...had a few new arrivals show up.. Including a couple small screwdrivers. the dovetail saws are in there, now. Should be enough to get started with? need to go and buy a couple STRAIGHT 1 x 4s...and build the doors...and keep the dust out... Stay tuned. Hope you enjoyed the 5 cent tour...
  7. One thing at a time....Honey-do list needs done, too....
  8. Ok...besides laying flooring to finish a hallway to day.. And..without doing a face-plant, to boot...took a break. Then meandered to the shop... Hmmm, something missing... And a few things here, too....turn to the right, about..110 degrees, or so... Red shelf, came from Wal E World..years ago...I even had to clean it up Boxes for the Stanley #45 and #71-1/2.. Squares, coping saws, marking gauges, a tape measure trying to hide... Spokeshaves (2) dovetail saws,Hand saw is a Disston D8 20" panel saw, 10 ppi. Tool rack is about half full... Still a few empty spots...3 hacksaws? There are just 6 brace drills in the case...two 6" sweeps, an 8", a 10" a 12" and a 14" sweep. Other ones have been stored. C clamps have their own spot to call home...as do the hammers... And a few planes, of course.... Work in Progress....may get adjusted as time goes by. Need to start building the doors for this case.... Stay tuned...
  9. Glad I didn't make this out of Oak,...or...Ash.....Never would have got that box up there....
  10. Not really...may just let it age normally... Wonder IF I need a light for the inside? maybe like the light in the refrigerator...when you open a door..
  11. Lots of cussing going on, in the shop this evening.. but.. 2 planks out of the clamps... Decided to just go ahead and assembly this thing...needed a foot added to the back panel... So the back panel won't fall over....had to turn things around...as I needed to work from the "outside" of the case.. This is the bottom panel getting installed...gotta start somewhere...A little glue, and a clamp...predrill a few holes, add 2" long screws...remove clamp...flip this thing over, onto the bottom...and install the top.....then over onto it's side...Needed 3 hands, only had 2.. And install a side panel....in two steps.... narrow strip first, this time...glued and screwed to the back and the ends...bead of glue, move the clamps. And the sides are now installed....need to get this up off my floor...first I need to clear a mess out of the way... I need this spot cleaned off....add two foot pads.. Screw these two items down....this way, cabinet sits up off the tabletop so the doors will swing open...then the real fun began.... And a few 3" screws to make sure it stay put...Had to move the drill press a few inches to the left... hang the chain for the chuck key..and hang the powerstrip...DP handles were right up against the side of the cabinet....now there is a bit of clearance... Might spend tomorrow making hangers for this mess... Then work on the doors....I saved up all the scraps, and cutoffs....to make the hangers with... I am plumb worn out....try again tomorrow.... Stay tuned
  12. Humans too.... Out of the clamps...nothing flew apart... This is what you'll see, when you open the doors....besides all the toys....er..TOOLS.. layout mark...one one each end...so I can trim a few boards to length...then use the No. 7c and the #15.. To joint the edges enough for a dry fit.. Then glue, cauls and clamps, again... Set this thing aside, repeat until.. A panel for the bottom of the cabinet appears in the clamps...Set both of these aside... While I bring down more planks from upstairs....and cut them for length...1 of the 1 x 10s was cut twice...had a split for both ends, and a huge knot. Clamped the two 1 x 10s together, beltsanded the ends til they matched....one of the 1 x 4s wanted to twist... So, it got clamped to one that didn't want to twist....just waiting on clamps, and space to use them.....then..maybe a little assembly? Have a LOT of counter sunk pilot holes to drill.... Stay tuned..the "FUN" is about to begin...along with the cussing I'm pooped right now...nap time!
  13. Well..those two curving boards cost me the same as a 20 oz cold bottle Mountain Dew....
  14. 2 pine boards....1 x 4" x 4' have a slight problem.. They are laying on top of each other.....and the top board is even worse... Compound curves? May just take these two back to Menard's....either a refund, or two replacements....IF they have any good ones in stock... Heading to the shop in a bit....clamps are due to come off....I might want to stand there and catch them...
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