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  1. I wonder what my Degree in Advanced Puttering will add to the "Titles"
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    Corner details

    view of the back corner. Tricky part was getting the angles for the lid's parts to meet up....
  3. Got nothing done today...been walking around with just the knee brace...and no cane. Just took the trash out to the curb. "I'm a coming,Mr. Dillon.." as Chester was known to say .... Family Doctor visit tomorrow, Knee Rehab Wednesday and Friday.....kind of leaves Thursday for anything else...been raining off and on all day, today...doesn't help the knee much. "Hell when ya get old, ain't it" Hmm...might see about a "Saltbox" style of box for the resawn Ash? finger joints at the corners? just a simple lid? Just something to keep me from getting too bored?.....I can sit at the bench and do joinery all day long....trying to remember the top profile for a Saltbox..... next 2 days, the Single Brain Cell Sketch Up should be working on a "Plan"....Hmmm... Guess my week is now all planned out
  4. Monday? Monday?? Oh..Monday....leave it at that.... Might be Thursday..BEFORE I can try the shop, again....
  5. Just can't sit around and do nothing...too boring....need to keep things moving, else it all locks up... Might be Thursday, before I can get back to the shop...we'll see...may have to evict a few spiders down there, first..
  6. Well, I did have a slab of Ash left over from the Tool Chest build... Too big for a box project, too small for much else. But, IF I can resaw this down a bit...maybe a box could be made? It is laying on the tablesaw because this is how a resaw begins in this shop. I set the rip fence to about center of the board ( 7/8" thick =~3/8"?). Needed to set the blade up almost as high as it could go...without bogging down.. Think of this as a powered kerf saw...where other use a plane that makes a kerf cut to guide a big frame saw...Bandsaw? Ah..nope. Mine leaves more waves than the English North Sea..Goal here is to run a kerf all the way around...keeping the same face to the fence....and hope the board isn't too cupped.. This one was just a hair cupped. at least on this end..the other? Was a little "fun" to hold upright...but wait, there's more....about 3-4" down the center needs sawn...saw blade can't reach THAT deep...and the bandsaw is too narrow of kerf to follow the tablesaw's kerf....so... Something like this. Leg vise, aided by that c clamp...slight angle to help the saw. The saw? A Disston D8, 5-1/2 ppi, 28" long RIP saw. Olde School. If one buys 28" of saw blade, one is expected to USE 28" of saw blade....so, after 5 minutes of saw work.. Got this far. Goal is to get as close to the top of the bench, flip the board over and saw down from the other end...started to bind a bit here..we have ways. Nothing fancy... Just some 1/4" scrap plywood..that other saw laying there? Disston D-112, 7 ppi, 26" handsaw...some do use it as a rip saw...but... That be more of a cross cut saw...and cuts slower....time to flip things over... I leave the wedge in place...so the leg vise won't close the kerf up too much...this is the start point...3 minutes later... Just syeady, full length strokes, not looking for speed, just making sure the saw tracked with the kerf....again, started to bind a bit...need a wedge.. Wasn't very much longer, a minute or two...then a "pop". Note all the saw dust? Got the saw out of the board, went to hang it up, out of the way....it bounced back down onto my arm.. Ow! Saw WAS going to get hung up! Along with the crosscut saw...as for the slabs? Not quite a book match? Waiting on a plane to flatten and smooth these 2....then we'll see what happens. This small board has been kerfed, and waiting it's turn....may leave that angled end? Maybe a "Salt Box" set of ends? grain is running the wrong way... And...that is how I resaw here in the shop....thanks for looking in...
  7. I did as little as I could get away with this weekend.....and the knee still hurts. Not sure which is worse, walking with the cane, or without it....them first 3-4 steps are..."fun", until I'm able to sit the heel all the way down. may post a blurb about that resaw I started...haven't decided what to make out of the boards, yet....have two 3/8" x 5" x 24" slabs of Ash to plane flat and smooth....may have a few more pieces, sitting around....we'll see...
  8. Friday was Knee Rehab Day....new knee brace seems to be much better than the stappy old one....Garage sales this weekend....not much else..
  9. Resaw is done,, took about 5 minutes today...and a single round trip to the shop.... Start here.. 3 minutes later...even changed hands a couple times....was getting a bind, added a thin strip to keep the kerf open.. Then the second or third stroke...board made a pop sound, and this was a far as the saw went... Wonder what I could cobble up out of these 2, once I get them trimmed out....maybe another small, fancy box? have to be careful, when hanging saws back up...that big rip saw didn't want to be hung...decided to bounce onto my arm... yep, them teeth be SHARP, but.. they got hung up, anyway..
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    Back view

    Chair moved across the street to their front porch...seems they would use it more than we would...
  11. tried hard to let it just slip past....figured IF I ignored it...it would just pass me by.... Knee still bad, 7 more weeks until a follow-up, to see WHAT they will do to FIX it....all the while, the knee is getting worse... So, what you all are planning to do this week, once Monday gets out of the way?
  12. Knee rehab this morning....after that...we'll see. Did a tiny bit of rust hunting yesterday.... $3 saw...might come in handy.....
  13. Rehab for the knee was this morning.....home some "homework" to do, until next Tuesday.....Not much else going on.
  14. On Chair Parade for now....PT starts in the morning. Knee brace is now back on....getting the ice packs set up for later. Possible tear in the back of the knee....large blood clot causing the right knee to swell up....about twice the size of the Left Knee.... Until the Blood thinners have ended(60-90 days) they will not do any surgery to repair.....Busy day, today...I'm piloting the computer chair for the rest of today...I'm bushed. Walking with that cane is a chore....
  15. Monday? Meh...I now have an appointment with a knee doctor tomorrow....Thinking there MIGHT be something torn inside the knee...can't get down TO the shop, right now......am on the DL...... Looking like going to Tractor Fest this year is not going to happen...
  16. Airplanes had "Dive Brakes"....car/van/truck version was about guaranteed to stop on a dime...and pay out 25 cents in change.... And the bill will be? $$$$$? As for me? I, laying low until Monday,...when I find out how bad this knee is...
  17. All done, posted in the General Woodworking Gallery.....
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    Just a Tool Chest

    Was getting too much sitting around from Yard Sales....Since I did have a nice supply of Ash 1 x 6s Thought I could build a chest to hide all the stuff in, including any more that MIGHT wander in...goal was to have it done before the Labor Day Weekend gets here. Lots of Dovetails were used...both to join the case, and build 5 drawers. back of the case is 1/4" pine plywood. I think there MIGHT be a Build-along thread somewhere? Dark brown stain, due to it using an old Walnut Coffee Table as a base. Coat of Amber Shellac followed that, then a coat of clear gloss poly. Bright hardware...as the clunky "Olde Brass" stuff got vetoed. A locking bar was cobbled up, along with lockable latches for the lid....Padlocks (3) all use the same key.. A length of black chain to keep the lid from tilting too far back...Lid uses a Piano type of hinge. Just under a month of puttering around in the shop..
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