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  0 Thread: cutting a curved rebate
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With regard to the curved edge/wall defined by a Cutting Gage; I've had need to "fix" some guitar binding / purfling lately.   I have made a fence-addition to work with my Veritas string-inlay cutt...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 11 803 Yesterday, 07:22 AM
  0 Thread: One man's trash, another man's trophy (case)
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Here we go.... Before & after on this last tool chest: Also, the Veritas cutting gage,  really it's worth a paean !  I think I'd done so before. This week, the new mystery attachment ...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 17 1,778 04-13-2022, 03:11 PM
  0 Thread: One man's trash, another man's trophy (case)
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It's almost done,  and I've had to leave on "a tangent" job.    I'll get back another time on what that shop-built tool is for!
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 17 1,778 04-11-2022, 08:42 AM
  0 Thread: One man's trash, another man's trophy (case)
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Next up,   the shortening of the drawers had left the long drawers with off-target knob holes.   I wanted to plug those. I have a drilling jig I made about 10 years ago for jobs like this.  It supp...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 17 1,778 04-09-2022, 02:51 PM
  0 Thread: One man's trash, another man's trophy (case)
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After some insomnia gave me extra time outside of work hours...  All 8 drawers are glued up.   The bottom drawer needs case-work on its support runners (soon).   The brand-new upper left drawer has be...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 17 1,778 04-07-2022, 05:10 PM
  0 Thread: I've relapsed!!!
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Wow!    I've had my "finger slip" while cruising eBay,  but, Man,  that is a big haul! Thanks for showing!
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 14 879 04-05-2022, 12:00 PM
  0 Thread: One man's trash, another man's trophy (case)
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Pieces are cut to size for 6 of the 8 drawers by now, we're making progress! I didn't initially plan to re-use the metal corners, but these are now actually hard to come by as new ones.   So ...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 17 1,778 04-02-2022, 10:26 AM
  0 Thread: One man's trash, another man's trophy (case)
Post: RE: One man's trash, another man's trophy (case)

Really besides the oak fronts, the drawers are now full rebuilds. I won't swear I used the miter-box on all of the pieces, but at least some :) .    (The walnut slats on the left will be for a separa...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 17 1,778 03-27-2022, 11:07 AM
  0 Thread: One man's trash, another man's trophy (case)
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It was time to start rectifying the sloppy veneer edges on the back.   Using the (Veritas) cutting gage was a great way to strike off a clean inboard edge, wide enough to lay in some marquetry strippi...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 17 1,778 03-23-2022, 04:49 PM
  0 Thread: One man's trash, another man's trophy (case)
Post: RE: One man's trash, another man's trophy (case)

Yes, Arlin,  it might be tempting to hack up some of the projects, on the frustrating days  :) .  Also, a street utility man came the other day and had me tell him where exactly that white PVC sewage ...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 17 1,778 03-19-2022, 08:39 AM
  0 Thread: One man's trash, another man's trophy (case)
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Top-o-the-Mornin' to You! And... figured-grain veneer is a pain to work with, but I'm using what I had on hand.    It's not visually perfect, but this revised carcass is now rock solid.    Up next ...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 17 1,778 03-17-2022, 09:49 AM
  0 Thread: One man's trash, another man's trophy (case)
Post: RE: One man's trash, another man's trophy (case)

The planned ~ 2 inches of width reduction is rippling through every lateral piece on the whole thing.   I still like the idea, but the workload went way up. Here the plywood back is freshly re-size...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 17 1,778 03-15-2022, 04:50 PM
  0 Thread: One man's trash, another man's trophy (case)
Post: RE: One man's trash, another man's trophy (case)

Both the top and the bottom boards needed gluing back together.   Once that was done, I decided to proceed with the "chop and lower" plan.   About 3/4" of height and 2" of width are now removed from f...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 17 1,778 03-11-2022, 09:15 PM
  0 Thread: One man's trash, another man's trophy (case)
Post: RE: One man's trash, another man's trophy (case)

I took off all the corner-metals and broke down the carcass with my rawhide mallet. This allowed a nice sweeping pass with my No. 14 plane over the 'beauty' pieces.   But the top did crack after so...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 17 1,778 03-09-2022, 06:59 PM
  0 Thread: One man's trash, another man's trophy (case)
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Many thanks, museumguy! My mind is working on this with some occasional shop visits and picture taking.   Main thought trails are now: (1.)  The wood is probably more recoverable than I though...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 17 1,778 03-06-2022, 10:43 AM
  0 Thread: One man's trash, another man's trophy (case)
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I've been itching to rework another machinist's chest.   After the last boxes recovered over several years, I narrowed down a 2022 search.  I realized I don't actually need a (hinged) top "till", and ...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 17 1,778 03-05-2022, 04:18 PM
  0 Thread: Story Board to help with a derelict Tool Chest
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I'm still on the lookout for another chest to rework.   It might be a while... For now, here's some fun looking at an old job from my year 2012: A Union chest from eBay: Working on a co...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 26 3,931 02-27-2022, 06:09 PM
  0 Thread: why I am not a fan of a leg vise
Post: RE: why I am not a fan of a leg vise

It's a good story, Tom! We really do make the best of a bad situation many times. My vise went on 15 years ago, not an especially great one, but I still use it all the time.   With wood jaws it ...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 8 1,035 02-27-2022, 11:18 AM
  0 Thread: Brother took the Tool to the Work
Post: RE: Brother took the Tool to the Work

Hi Arlin, Actually, I'm the baby boy,  but -- Thanks Be -- we all get along and we do things for each other!    And each time we're probably also thinking of our late Dad. Chris
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 3 611 02-21-2022, 12:23 PM
  0 Thread: Brother took the Tool to the Work
Post: Brother took the Tool to the Work

About 10 years ago I fixed up some Millers Falls No. 14's for a couple of my brothers.   I don't have the finished pictures, but I still have a picture of making walnut rear totes for them: M...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 3 611 02-20-2022, 11:09 AM

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