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263848 Ed Minch <ruby1638@a...> 2017‑11‑12 what's on your bench
GGG

I just finished a dressing table:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ruby1638/36768206774/in/album-72157680433
239633/

and now in the middle of guitar maintenance.  I have 6 instruments here built
over 5-1/2 years and most need a little tune up.  Then I have to build a base to
mount a deer antler a neighbor found in her backyard.  Then I get to start my
next guitar - all Alaskan Yellow Cedar, body and neck, with ebony and abalone
trim.


Ed Minch
263849 Bill Webber <ol2lrus@v...> 2017‑11‑12 Re: what's on your bench
Well, I too have a list of projects.  Tool cabinets, plane kits, new 
toilet seats, the last grass cutting, putting the convertible away, 
obliterate the moles in the back, clean up the workbench, etc.  For the 
moment I'm finishing up a smoother plane kit... nearly done.

http://billwebber.gal
ootcentral.com/1711-029.JPG

I'm not wild about the African rosewood, a.k.a., bubinga...

Bill W.
In Beautiful downtown Nottingham, PA
263850 Dwight Beebe <dwb1124@g...> 2017‑11‑12 Re: what's on your bench
GG,

My accomplishments are simpler: I finished a hurdle made of split and riven
red oak.  Basic mortice and tenons, pegged together.  The usual greenwood
hand tools.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/
p9MyCtVs2EHApVmb2

Next up, some spoons, some story knives (Inuit) for kids at school, caning
a child's toy high chair seat, and maybe that second chest.

Regards,

Dwight
263851 John Leyden <leydenjl@g...> 2017‑11‑12 Re: what's on your bench
I recently cleared the bench of a dozen of these. Hope this link works….

https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipPhM88O7RykDqrqgszKIYFyEA40YwwYwuVS9
vPO <https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipPhM88O7RykDqrqgszKIYFyEA40
YwwYwuVS9vPO>
263852 John Leyden <leydenjl@g...> 2017‑11‑12 Re: what's on your bench
Let’s try that again…..

https://photos.app.goo.gl/
XxvALwemOwWyiqa13 <htt
ps://photos.app.goo.gl/XxvALwemOwWyiqa13>
263854 Bill Webber <ol2lrus@v...> 2017‑11‑12 Re: what's on your bench
OK, so what is your hurdle for?  Nice work, but too elaborate for high 
school track hurdles.

Bill W.
In Beautiful downtown Nottingham, PA
263856 Ed Minch <ruby1638@a...> 2017‑11‑12 Re: what's on your bench
John

Are those your photos, or your frames, or both?

Ed Minch
263857 Dwight Beebe <dwb1124@g...> 2017‑11‑12 Re: what's on your bench
Ha!  It's for keepin' them sheeps from strayin'.  The legs are pointed and
driven into the ground, adjacent hurdles are tied together.  Make another
20 or so, and I'd be set.  It was the product of a Plymouth Craft (
https://www.plymouthcraft.org/) cla
ss run by Peter Follansbee, Rick McKee,
and Pret (who's last name completely escapes me at the moment).  Splitting
and riving, with more of a focus on the riving part.  Lots of work with
hatchets, drawknives, and shavehorses.  Great group, great class.

Dwight
263858 John Leyden <leydenjl@g...> 2017‑11‑12 Re: what's on your bench
The frames are my work, the cyanotypes are by an artist neighbor. There’s
another frame in progress on the dining room table at this moment (cuz it’s a
wee bit too cold for the glue and poly to dry) but my wife steadfastly insists
that the table is NOT my workbench, so I didn’t include it in the photo gallery.
;-)

John
263872 Charles Driggs <charliedriggs@i...> 2017‑11‑12 Re: what's on your bench
> 
> Well, I too have a list of projects.  ….

Same story here.  After several false restarts, I’m actively working on a
project I had started way back in January 2007 at the request of LOML — and
which I had been forced to suspend by an unexpected need for in-spine surgery a
month later.  That project has seen two attempts to restart it in the past.
Changes over that period required some redesign of the plans done over the past
two weeks, and I’ve been making shavings again.  I'm finally committed to
getting it done of my own accord.  Now, a Queen Anne style lingerie chest is
something folks living 250 years ago never even heard of much less considered as
needed furniture, but today is a different story.  Progress is interrupted with
other things that pop up needing repairs on a weekly basis.
 
Over the last week, my shop activities also had me …

a) doing a quick dismantling of a windsor-style white oak eating area chair we
discovered on Thursday had suffered glue failure in four of the ten leg
structure joints; those were repaired with 260 gram strength hide glue and the
chair was back in service Friday;
b) doing a successful search for the long parked box of parts and blanks needed
to resume (after two years of other projects) turning, finishing and assembling
a pair of pepper mill kits per requests by our children as Christmas gifts;
these were parked after discovering that the kit maker had screwed up the
supposedly concentric bores in the wood blanks while laboring on them before
Christmas 2015, and that may still require remaking the blanks using the kit
pieces as guidance;
c) going through roughly 150 back issues of Fine Woodworking donated by Bill
Ghio for handout at the next SAPFM chapter meeting, after I identify and scan
any articles I want to have available; that has generated a nice backache
standing over the printer/scanner, provided confirmation that the older issues
were the more informative ones, and showed that FWW does seem to repeat the same
topics every 5-6 years — although their approach to each repeat  seems to
differ.
d) figuring out whether the rubber primary seal on a brand new yet leaking
Contigo travel mug could be replaced with a similar size standard O-ring (to be
resolved on Monday when the 99 cent ordered size arrives).

There is little woodworking involvement in the last one, but the magazine review
has pleasantly immersed me in furniture making and related topics and the
imaging will take at least this week to complete.  Except for the lingerie
chest, none of the other projects above match any of the other items on the list
of projects I want to build or perform at some point that was created when I
retired.  I just slowly work towards completing that list, interrupted often by
home maintenance, spouse maintenance, and other needs.

Charlie Driggs
263881 Nathan Goodwin <hiscarpentry@g...> 2017‑11‑12 Re: what's on your bench
Snip:
It was the product of a Plymouth Craft (
https://www.plymouthcraft.org/) cla
ss run by Peter Follansbee, Rick McKee,
and Pret (who's last name completely escapes me at the moment). 
End snip. 

Woodburn. He is a cool cat. That’s a great class man. Invaluable for anyone who
wants to start working with greenwood.

 https
://hiscarpentryblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/15/give-me-sass/

Nathan Goodwin
(617)347-6744
H.I.S. Carpentry
Honesty. Integrity. Service.
263910 Micah Salb <msalb@l...> 2017‑11‑13 Re: what's on your bench
I recently reupholstered a set of Stickley chairs (the 1980s pleather was not so
nice!):
https://1drv.ms/i/s
!ArS-Ih_xdc4MkfMuOa8-FvPIfbu4sw

Yesterday I fixed the spindle on a 1950s mahogany chair for a friend:
https://1drv.ms/f/s
!ArS-Ih_xdc4MmZADqcFtE4cPJuI2sQ

In September I built a stand to hold my Gerstner chest (which was my mother's
wedding gift to my father!):
https://1drv.ms/i/s
!ArS-Ih_xdc4MmOos0agX6aYPjdp4Lg

During the summer I finished a saw till that I'd been meaning to make for a long
time:
https://1drv.ms/i/s
!ArS-Ih_xdc4MmOoroeTCQWglXrfTSw

I also made a case to hold some of my tools:
https://1drv.ms/i/s
!ArS-Ih_xdc4MkfVRl6WdQIM_sxY8YA

And best of all, yesterday I finished a bookcase as a gift for my nephew for his
5th Birthday:
https://1drv.ms/f/s
!ArS-Ih_xdc4MmZAFl57IcUjaCTrTWA

Micah

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263911 Ed Minch <ruby1638@a...> 2017‑11‑13 Re: what's on your bench
The chair repair is very well done.  And I bet your nephew would fit in that
bookcase.

Ed Minch
263912 Micah Salb <msalb@l...> 2017‑11‑13 Re: what's on your bench
OK, I admit I tried to cram him into the bottom shelf!

(He wiggled too much.)


From: Ed Minch [mailto:ruby1638@a...]
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 11:01 AM
To: Micah Salb 
Cc: oldtools@s...
Subject: Re: [OldTools] what's on your bench

The chair repair is very well done.  And I bet your nephew would fit in that
bookcase.

Ed Minch





On Nov 13, 2017, at 10:48 AM, Micah Salb mailto:msalb@l...>> wrote:

I recently reupholstered a set of Stickley chairs (the 1980s pleather was not so
nice!):
https://1drv.ms/i/s
!ArS-Ih_xdc4MkfMuOa8-FvPIfbu4sw

Yesterday I fixed the spindle on a 1950s mahogany chair for a friend:
https://1drv.ms/f/s
!ArS-Ih_xdc4MmZADqcFtE4cPJuI2sQ

In September I built a stand to hold my Gerstner chest (which was my mother's
wedding gift to my father!):
https://1drv.ms/i/s
!ArS-Ih_xdc4MmOos0agX6aYPjdp4Lg

During the summer I finished a saw till that I'd been meaning to make for a long
time:
https://1drv.ms/i/s
!ArS-Ih_xdc4MmOoroeTCQWglXrfTSw

I also made a case to hold some of my tools:
https://1drv.ms/i/s
!ArS-Ih_xdc4MkfVRl6WdQIM_sxY8YA

And best of all, yesterday I finished a bookcase as a gift for my nephew for his
5th Birthday:
https://1drv.ms/f/s
!ArS-Ih_xdc4MmZAFl57IcUjaCTrTWA

Micah

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263937 curt seeliger <seeligerc@g...> 2017‑11‑14 Re: what's on your bench
After spending a weekend cleaning the garage, I have a load of dishes & c.
to catch up on.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B
baTw7bnLfE/
263938 Don Schwartz <dks@t...> 2017‑11‑14 Re: what's on your bench
On 2017-11-13 10:35 PM, curt seeliger wrote:
> After spending a weekend cleaning the garage, I have a load of dishes & c.
> to catch up on.

So much fun, so little time!

For myself, I have cleared some space & begun attempting to reinforce 
the structure of several 'mid-century' termite-barf room 
divider/shelving units, using some of these:

htt
p://www.leevalley.com/en/Hardware/page.aspx?cat=3,43715&p=45375

Who would manufacture knockdown furniture using nylon bolts and inserts? 
They snap at the least excuse. A pox on the maker!

Don

-- 
"You can tell a man that boozes by the company he chooses"
The Famous Pig Song, Clarke Van Ness
263952 Darrell & Kathy <larchmont@s...> 2017‑11‑15 Re: what's on your bench
On 14/11/2017 12:35 AM, curt seeliger wrote:
> After spending a weekend cleaning the garage, I have a load of dishes  > & c.
to catch up on. https://www.i
nstagram.com/p/BbaTw7bnLfE/ Ahh, Curt is
doing greenwoodworking.
Are you interested in a really cool greenwood event next May?
The Bodger's Ball in the UK is loads of fun.
SWMBO and I are returning for the 2018 Ball.
And we have maybe got another Galoot interested as well.
Nudge nudge.
Your slope is already greasy, right?

-- 
Darrell LaRue
Oakville ON
Wood Hoarder, Blade Sharpener, and Occasional Tool User
263954 curt seeliger <seeligerc@g...> 2017‑11‑15 Re: what's on your bench
>> After spending a weekend cleaning the garage, I have a load of dishes
>> >> & c. to catch up on. ht
tps://www.instagram.com/p/BbaTw7bnLfE/
> ...
> The Bodger's Ball in the UK is loads of fun.
> SWMBO and I are returning for the 2018 Ball.
> And we have maybe got another Galoot interested as well.
> Nudge nudge.
> Your slope is already greasy, right?

Aww, Darrell. You know it's greasy. It makes the Vitalis I got as a kid
seem sticky as pine pitch by comparison. You know that. You also know about
the Greenwood Fest next June that Follansbee and Plymouth Craft is putting
on yet again. And you know about the classes that are held in the days
before the Fest proper.  And of course you know tickets for that go on sale
Feb 2.

I get calluses on my hands just thinking about it.

Maybe, if there's enough bad news in the budget for water research, I might
go. Might even take my resume and an extra change of underwear while I'm at
it.

cur
263955 <gtgrouch@r...> 2017‑11‑15 Re: what's on your bench
I'd go to the Bodger's Ball, but I'm afraid I'd take a turn for the worse.

Safer to stay home, Gary Katsanis
Albion New York, USA

---- Darrell & Kathy  wrote: 

=============
On 14/11/2017 12:35 AM, curt seeliger wrote:
> After spending a weekend cleaning the garage, I have a load of dishes  > & c.
to catch up on. https://www.i
nstagram.com/p/BbaTw7bnLfE/ Ahh, Curt is
doing greenwoodworking.
Are you interested in a really cool greenwood event next May?
The Bodger's Ball in the UK is loads of fun.
SWMBO and I are returning for the 2018 Ball.
And we have maybe got another Galoot interested as well.
Nudge nudge.
Your slope is already greasy, right?

-- 
Darrell LaRue
Oakville ON
Wood Hoarder, Blade Sharpener, and Occasional Tool User

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264006 Michael Suwczinsky <nicknaylo@g...> 2017‑11‑20 Re: what's on your bench
What's on my bench he asks

*You go to Knock on Wood, and discover yourself surrounded by Aluminum and
Plastic* said someone once,

MLW (My Lovely Wife) got in the habit of knocking on wood in commute
traffic, and asked for a block of something nice to sit on the dash of the
old Volvo wagon.  A piece of lacewood, cut to fit the little dash shelf
under the radio has served.

Now that we've upgraded to a vehicle made in this century, I got the chance
to do the same for the new Camry.

A bit of very figured, 3/4  white oak was cross cut oversized in the
Langdon Miter Box, then marked for a fat 1/4 inch thickness with a Marples
rosewood cutting gauge. Resaw duties fell to a Disston backsaw for the
corners, followed by a now mis remembered panel rip saw to free the blank.

http://galootcentral.com/component/option,com_copperminevis/Itemid,2/place
,
displayimage/album,lastup/cat,0/pos,0/

the still oversized blank was butted up against a batten, that was in turn
butted up against a the benchstop, with the batten held in place by a shop
forged holdfast. Took down the saw marks with an old GalootAClaus gift, a
MF plane in the 4.5 size (is that a MF#10?) but once I got past the saw
marks, the tearout began, even with that heavy plane.

Boring, produced by the millions #80 scraper plane to the rescue. I've
owned, used and left sitting on the shelf the fancier, rosewood soled and
such scrapers, always finding a bone stock #80 to really get the job done.

Gentle block planing down to the final shape (a barely noticeable
trapezoid) and finished with my favorite combo for figured wood, 50/50
BLO/linseed oil followed by spray shellac (Gasp??!!) and the shine taken
down by 0000 steel wool.

and now a new bit of wood in a sea of offgassing plastics to keep MLW safe
in traffic.

-- 
Michael

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