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  1. So in the process of the kitchen renovation there are some things that need to be severely upgraded. First on the list was this bank of drawers. Twenty three years ago when I originally built the cabinets I wanted to build something that would last but the whole project was on a budget that was driven by kids in college and things like that, so there were things that needed to be skipped. One of those was drawer glides. So at the time I did the wooden drawer slide that ran down the middle of the under side of the drawer. Now I am adding mechanical slides. And it turned out to be a bit
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  2. Got to work tonight cutting the mortises. Started with the mortise on the back leg that attaches the side seat rail. Had to make a template to support the back leg. Template has a couple marks on it to line it up with the cress rail mortise which made for a pretty easy process. Just had to carry the line around the template to work for both the left and right legs. To mortise the front legs which have a bevel cut, I made a wedge to bring the face square to the chisel. All hell broke free about half way through the front legs. The depth stop on the rikon was moving a little
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  3. Yeah that definitely makes a difference. I didn’t cut real close when initially cutting them out as I didn’t feel my blanks were flat. The boards I had were to wide to face joint so ran each part after roughing them out. I was anywhere from 1/16 to an 1/8 over on the first cut. Maybe a little more at times. Am learning quite a bit in this whole process.
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  4. Got the legs traced out ... waiting for my template bit to get here now that I ordered so gonna be a slow few days.
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  5. Got to play quite a bit in the shop today. Started off by sanding the faces of the legs that had some router marks in them. Also ca glued the shake cracks. Overall I made 23 leg blanks to get the final 16. The legs sanded up After the sanding I had to clean the shop up some. Had a full dust barrel and cleaned the filters. I think that is the worst job in the shop! Moved on to matching the sets of legs up and marked out the mortises. Used the template that I made to lay them all out Also matched the legs to the front legs. Need to cut a bevel on
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  6. My Main question as this is a pretty simple build for the most part ... the apron/wrapping of the wood corners (not sure what to call that) ... Will that cause issues with wood movement? Or would it not be too bad? I was just reading a project build of one Garrett Hack huntboard. The bottom of the case is a floating spline along the depth for wood movement. I got to thinking about the table top you posted. In this case it could be built like frame an panel door. You could just leave a small reveal around the border.
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  7. I would wipe them down with acetone to get rid of any impurities then sand or hit them with a wire brush real well and prime them before painting.
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  8. Thanks guys .. will make sure I factor in that for wood movement. Here are the legs I picked up ... going to paint them black or maybe oil rubbed bronze They are 14" H x 30" W x 2" D
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  9. It’s been a minute since I updated this thread. I have really worked on the bookcase much. Been doing a few other projects around the shop. Built a couple shop drawers an some drawer organizer. I did work on the shelves a today. I got them notched to fit in the case. Not as close of a fit as I would like but the layers of paint should narrow them down some. I will finish the shelves separate of the case to ease with the painting. They will be joined the the rails they are sitting on with pocket screws( yes I do own one😁). Got a few touch up spots to hit then painting😡. I will probably start th
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  10. Steve would probably have replied to you that it’s hard to find a good piece of ash! 😀
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  11. Haha. Yaaaa glueing. I don’t want to think about that yet lol. I got plenty of routing to do that hopefully goes well first though. Rough milled the ash today .. now letting it sit over night and final mill tomorrow
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  12. Blue tape and super glue is faster and easier to clean up. Especially when it comes to the project pieces and for this you will be having a lot of them. Its even faster with the CA glue actuator spray. Just a quick coat of shellac or rattle can clear finish of any kind on the edges of you MDF templates.
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  13. Nicely done! Know that process and the struggle that goes with it. You feel like Clark Griswald putting up Christmas lights on the ladder. Not sure what hole to put your arm through!
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  14. I did this in the house in WA and went through the same struggles! Nice work!
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  15. Don’t envy you a bit. I’’m currently doing something similar but have access from the top and back. Are you making new drawers and if so, do they have false fronts? Gonna be sweet when it’s complete! Looking back at the pics, I see the glides extend to the front of the frame so I guess the fronts are false and overlapping if that is the right term.
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  16. Well if they all come out okay you could make to extra chairs for when you have a big crowd over or you will also have grandkids at the table someday.🙂
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  18. Quite a bit of work has gotten done since my last update. Have the back and front legs all milled along with the crest rail and shoe. Quite a few parts to joint, plane and sand. Had Emmi who is 7 catching out of the drum sander for me. Was amazed how well she followed directions and paid attention to the process. After she went to be I had Courtney help, she danced around and was looking at her phone the whole time. She is 32. 🤪 The router template jig took a little figuring out on my end. The first couple legs I ran basically blew up in my hands. I scratched my head a
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  19. WD40 and hot water to clean the steel. I still use this combo on my Remington 870 and it’s 50 yo. To attach the metal frame to the wood, I would elongate the holes in the frame to accommodate wood movement, using flat head screws to attach them from below.
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  20. The acetone should take care of this and Kev is right 120 should do it for sanding.
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  21. Without knowing the background of these stands, I'm not sure how the metal and the welds are treated?? Ultimately, you need to make sure you get all the oil and grease off first. Then, just a rough up with some 120 or so to set up for the primer should be fine. Another option for the legs is to have them powder coated. It's not as expensive as you might think and it's much more durable than paint.
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  22. So I got another window in and put the final cladding on the e nd outside wall. Should stop the prevailing storm wind blowing moisture through the cracks in the plywood. I also moved some fire wood from down at the road end up to the main hut.
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  23. So I have been busy doing other stuff and haven't been on here in like a million years. So yeah to what Kevin said. Back in the day when [KBA]_TIODS and I a.k.a [KBA]_KIWI were playing that GAME. I was talking to this other bloke (from another clan) while we were murdering red dots. Well talking is probably not the precise word since back in those days it wasn't Discord or even Team Speak. But I think we chatted via in game text. But anyway. . . I was at the time playing with this other chap who lived in a city in some place called TEXAS. No idea what we ere talking about but I called him a PU
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  24. That is awesome! I’ll send you some plane irons and chisels to try it out with🤓
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  25. For wood movement I figure a 1/16” per foot of width. You could use quarter sawn to eliminate most of the movement. Not sure if your wife will like the look of it. Would bring a contrast to your floor as well.
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  26. So after the workbench and some other things I needed to touch up my chisels. I pulled out the sharpening pond and for the most part worked like it was planned. However I did discover a flaw. When flattening the stone it can be pulled off the platform. So I fixed this by adding “stops”. They are a little more than a 1/16th above the platform. I will see if this is the fix in the next few days.
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