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steven newman

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  1. Shopping trip.....tried the TSC Store...smallest casters they had? Still to big....and about $10 a piece? Hmm, head over to Lowes....Menard's requires a mask to enter their store (34 miles away) and Harbor Freight was also too far away.....Lowes? two blocks from the TSC store, and I get a 10% Mil. Discount...so.. Just under $10 for all 4 of these ( need a few screws, though) rated at 40 pounds each, should be enough for the Island. 1-1/4". Now I can figure how long to make the leg blanks.....and the rest of the framework. Will see about getting the bottom shelf glued up tomorrow....and then the legs and two webframes May need to go back out and buy 4 more 9' planks.....
  2. Or not....4 planks hauled to the shop, crosscut to 40"....straightline ripped to 5-7/8" width....still wasn't wide enough? Ripped a thin strip...dry fit.. Was getting a clamp pre-set. Needed to joint a few edges... "Ve haft vays.." Stanley No.7c, Type 9, used the shorty to cut down the worst of the high spots...Sargent VBM #414c, Type 4 Finally, glue, cauls , and clamps...LOTS of clamps... And...this is the "good side"....may need those 2 planes again...back side? This will be the top of the Island.....3/4" x 24" x 40" at the moment....needs trimmed down a bit. Once the ends are squared up =39" length...will trim the long edges until things are 23" or so wide. Will let this sit a day....North Branch was on the rise.. And, I was soaked.....was a bit "schticky" in the shop..... Stay tuned..might try for a "panel-a-day" for awhile...
  3. Both of my sabre saws are B&D....green plastic from the 70s, and an all metal one from the 60s......hard to find blades anymore... Moose &Squirrel have delivered the plans, about ready to make a cutting list, and start jointing a board or 10.....
  4. Seems the Boss wants a new one. Laid in a few board feet of Ash.. Short one is about 24" long. Longest are 5' long....all have been planed to 3/4" thick...mostly 5-3/4" wide...about $20 sitting there Boss found a photo in Google ( hence the BAD picture) Was able to copy the sizes needed...she wants a solid ( raised) panel in the door. A single 5" deep drawer. need to go out and buy a few casters. Was able to draw up a plan....Art Department at Whattsamata U. then sent the paper plan over here, via Moose & Squirrel Delivery Service... Final sizes will be once things start up....depends on the glued up solid Ash panels I need to make. End without shelves will get a solid panel ( maybe a Raised one?) Bottom edge, between the 1 x 4 legs, will have a curve to it...1x 4s at the corners will get an angle detail. The bottom of the "legs" will be doubled up, to allow for the casters and a place for the bottom shelf to rest on....bottom shelf goes the full length. Then the end panels get attched to it. One for the handle side of the door, stops right below the drawer webframe....a second webframe for above the drawer, which also will attach the top to the case. Not sure about the Towel Holder....She wants to store 2lt pop bottles in the shelf areas....cookie sheets in behind the door. back of the door area will be a solid panel....doubt IF I'd do another door.....maybe Depends on which will be easiest to do... So..need to joint a bunch of edges, and glue up a few panels....may rough cut for length, first....and hope there is enough clamps in the shop....and cauls... Stay tuned...
  5. What $20 brought home... All 3/4" x 6" Ash. about 28 board feet. Longer ones are about 5' long.... Short two were scraps he threw in with the rest. Started out with six 9' long planks, cut down to better fit in the van. Short ones may wind up as drawer fronts. Letting the stash get used to th e house......
  6. It's Monday, enough said. Laid in a supply of Ash lumber....about 28bf of 1 x 6 planks.....also ran them all through the planer, until they were all 3/4" thick....between this batch and the 15 bf from last winter....total bill was....$30. Boss says she wants a new, improved Kitchen Island.....letting this batch get used to the house for a while......
  7. Road trip to help out a friend. She needed her Jet Bandsaw set up on it's stand. Been getting hoked watching Kirkaskian (sp) Dancers on youtube.....seems to be a version of Cossack dancing....maybe Gunny can check the spelling?
  8. Have no projects to do...nor lumber to use. May just clean the shop up, sharpen things that need....and take a bit of time off.... Besides..it is once again Yard Sale Season.....
  9. And..installed... At least they will stack.. I think I'm done building little boxes....so much easier to recycle a tray, or two.. And just stack these up on a shelf under the bench... And, that will do it....
  10. a Label has been found... Printed out, trimmed and glue to the box....waiting on a coat of clear gloss to dry...
  11. Out of the clamps, for a quick clean up. Panel for the bottom was roughly trimmed to size....then glue and a single clamp... Let this sit all day....then, this evening...moved it around and did a bit more clean up... Until the end looks good... And the sides.. Opened the lid, and waxed the bevels... And, to make sure the candle wax was spread into the grooves... Just slide the lid shut a few times Even after the Brew was added... And, yes, the plane does fit the box.. Letting the stain dry overnight, then see IF it needs a second coat. Stay tuned...
  12. Have had better days in the shop....at first...the corner joints were looking good.. Circled area is the groove for the sliding lid...then came the last corner....laid out for the pins... Bad enough I had these backwards...then I cut and chopped them out....was wondering why the tails were looking...funny..THEN I figured out the problem Had to go back and re-do a new side for the box, complete with the groove...and, re-do the end piece from scratch. "Concentration, slip away"....Ok...was almost done with the re-dos....one more tail to chop...... Lights go out....power outage in my section of town,.. Took about 15-20 minutes, before the power came back on....and back to work. Sliding lid needed trimmed a bit, to fit the new groove.....and then trimmed for length, once I made a handle for it... Yes, I used the Stanley 45 to make that groove...... Test fit....then made sure it fit the box... Seems to fit ( but, which end?) Guess the glue , cauls, and clamps can take over? Well, after I check that the plane still fits.. And, that the panel for the bottom of the box is the right size Close enough. Set the panel aside, with the plane on it, and glue up the lid and handle.. Which left the four sides to do... Hmmm, only needed 5 clamps? Will let this sit overnight...might try to clean it up, then.... Maybe tomorrow will be a better day....stay tuned
  13. Not much else going on in the shop....thought I'd try a few ideas out. Was getting boring doing finger joints, anyway.. Laid out some more blanks, to make a box for a Stanley No. 18.. Should be enough. A little bit rough.... We have ways... Takes awhile, when you get see-through shavings..Then rounded up the Usual Suspects... Toys? Seems to fit the scale of the parts, better..pins first.. Yes, I used that toy knife. Was getting ready to trim to the baseline....then used these pins to lay out the tails.. And cut and chop them....repeat for the other corner... Then made sure the plane would still fit in the box. Other end can wait for a bit....Set up the Stanley 45 With the skinniest cutter they made for this plane....can't even use the sliding skate.... Used a pair of "holdfasts"...time to get groovy.. Both of the long sides got a groove along the top edge....and the end even got a stopped groove The "lid" was test fitted.. Needed to bevel 3 edges...once I had the width and length figured out....Stanley #110 was still being put to work...more test fits... Needed this to size the other end panel...as it will also provide a handle... Big piece will get dovetailed in place, the other will get a rebate, and glued to the lid. Bottom will get glued to the bottom of the box. May turn the lid into a Raised panel looking thing... Well, it is a start...stay tuned
  14. Tell you what...I'll end this thread. I'll start up another one, because: Corner joints will be differently made Lid will be way different.... Rather than dig through all of this thread, a new one with a fresh start, seem to be in order... Stay tuned...
  15. Label ain't the best...there was some confusion going on....as to whether it was a No. 118, or a No. 18 So...a hybrid? Actually the plane IS a Shelton No. 18 Will see how tomorrow goes....may just rest the leg.....been a busy day. Stay tuned...
  16. Missed one last week. Drove by one this morning.......clothes and nic-nacs...meh.....couple of turns, found a second one, un-listed.....but... There was a large Flat Rate box...about 1/2 full of Lego parts....bought that for the 10 yr old GrandBRAT....$8....as for me....spent $6.... $1 for a plastic baggie... Need to inventory it, and see IF it is worth a dollar bill....the other $5? Stanley No. 110, "bottle cap" adjuster, and a Wm Johnson of Newark, NJ 6" Tempered compass... Hmmm...not my pencil. As for that "inventory"? Most of them...even a bit holder I might have a few, to fill in the missing ones... The stamp is an "S", not too sure about those 2 huge tips... The Stanley No. 110? Almost the same as the one I started out woodworking with...still had the factory grind edge on the blade. I turned down a Millers Falls No. 75 that was also sitting there. Compass has been cleaned up, new pencil, too.. So...not too bad for the first day of the season?
  17. 2 yard sales to check out....one was a"drive-by"....second one had TOOLS....guess who just had to stop.... Mowed the yard today...then did a Beer Run....not much else to do today....
  18. Yeah, right....that is what they all say... Out of the clamps, sanded smooth and a bit more square Inside of the lid was too snug...we have ways... Wide chisel to pare the fat parts down until the inner box will slide inside... Piston fit? Seemed almost a shame to close the "vent" Then a coat or two of Witch's Brew.. Then wait for it to dry, while I find a Shelton Tool Co. label to stick on an end... Label has been printed..for Shelton No. 18 All Steel Low angle Block plane....need to trim it to fit, and attach to the lid... Next? Plane #3? MIGHT be a Stanley No. 18? May need a longer box...to cover the big...back end Stay tuned....
  19. Chisels are done... That big one is a Stanley Handyman 1-1/2"....the PEXTO is 1" wide, and the Fulton Special, and the Witherby are bot 1/2" wide. May need to build a rack for these...if I keep getting any more ( yeah,,riiiiight) Used the Stanley for a bit, today... Inside of a lid was a tad too tight...so, the fat parts got shaved down...fingers and a chin to power the chisel along.
  20. Box #2 needed a lid/cover,so Do a bit of sawing, and a bit of chopping.....that chisel, is from an old Handy Andy tool set. Working my way around. Got to about here...when I had to take the boss shopping...and pay a couple bills, too Joints WERE looking good....corner #3 had.....issues Seems the end piece(the short sides) got flipped over while being marked....bass-ackwards fingers Had to remake the end from scratch Once that was done, and things did fit together..somewhat....time for the glue & clamp routine... The caul is there...because I also installed the topper...after cutting, sanding and planing it to just a slip fit.. Getting all 4 corners of the topper to sit in their places.....was a bit like herding cats....3 would go in, one would come back out....Glue was getting a bit"sticky", that helped out a bit....Caul was more to keep the sides from bowing inwards, and keep the clamp from sliding around ( must have been talking with the "cats") Letting this mess sit a while....maybe after Lunch, I can remove the clamps? Stay tuned....
  21. Draining the knee didn't help a whole lot.....and it is filling back up, again.....can't find a "comfy" way to sit, stand or walk. Can't fish in the Dungeon Creek, either....
  22. Had my bum knee drained, this morning....supposed to make it feel better....we'll see. Clamps came off of Box #2..and cleaned it up...test fit? A bit snug....then the rains came...and... Time to close up, for today......Line is pointing downstream. to where a floor drain is...
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