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15-11-2016, 22:40   #61
 
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Busy couple of days!

Made my first lamp out of some pallet wood and scrap, which I'm super happy with! I suspect it won't be last lamp I make...



Working on this little table now - first attempt at a dado joint, and it was angled, using the circular saw! Hard work. It's pretty rough, but feels strong. Gonna add a piece of wood connecting the two side panels to secure them, possibly mortise and tenon through them.



Getting a bit frustrated with my tools now - would have loved a drill press and/or bigger bit for the lamp, and would have loved a table saw for the table dado. Would also like a router to add some detail to the lamp.

And I'm unsure how I'm gonna do a mortise and tenon for the table, because my chisels are all blunt! And I don't even have a belt sander to try and sharpen them myself Incidentally does anyone know somewhere in Dublin I could drop in some chisels and get them sharpened? Thanks
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15-11-2016, 23:18   #62
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Sheet of sandpaper and a flat surface. Belt sander, professional services, not required
Glass, MDF, tiles, anything flat.
Take some masking tape, stick it down on the flat surface, rub it on. thin line of superglue down the tape, then put the sandpaper on top of the glue, smush it a little to spread it and then hold it in place for a few seconds to set. Now it's not going to shift sideways on you while you sharpen. Then lift the tape off the surface at the end to remove the paper cleanly.

Sellers covers this really clearly and there are fifty other videos on this on youtube.

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(and if you can get some stropping compound and some leather, stropping for a few strokes every so often keeps the edge nice and sharp for longer without doing a full resharpen)
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(and if you can get some stropping compound and some leather, stropping for a few strokes every so often keeps the edge nice and sharp for longer without doing a full resharpen)
Any links to a good compound?
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Built a quick & dirty miter sled for my new table saw - going to use it to make some Christmas picture frame gifts


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16-11-2016, 11:53   #66
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Any links to a good compound?
This is the stuff I use but there are loads of different ones from loads of different places.
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This is the stuff I use but there are loads of different ones from loads of different places.
Lovely stuff, cheers
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Making a present for a wedding. Bottle of whiskey in a dovetailed box.
First pic is the 4 corners of dovetails cut and ready to be glued.
Second is the box glued and clamped.
Third is jointing and flattening the material for the lid.
Hopefully it'll come together nicely.
Any suggestions on a finish?
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Nice idea for a present. Dovetails look good
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Holy carp but walnut is so much nicer to do joints in than that crappy whitewood crap.

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Making this coffee table from white oak. Source material is rough sawn 1x6 boards, and it is pretty rough in places! Handtools only for me at the moment, so it's slow going dimensioning everything, but it's coming out ok so far.
Finally done, hard to get time these days...happy with the result. Lots of learnings along the way!

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Corners went together thank feck. Happy enough with em. Of course there's always one crap corner to hide!
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The table I was working on was a bit too wobbly and I wasn't arsed trying to fix it, so I used the wood to make one of these sofa arm rest table things instead! The table top is on hinges so I can leave it behind the couch when not in use, and it has magnets to hold it in place when it's open. The magnets are not effective at all! So will get a little hook and hoop thing maybe to hold it in place
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Corners went together thank feck. Happy enough with em. Of course there's always one crap corner to hide!
Nice job....looking forward to seeing the finished product....but methinks you've already polished off the bottle of whiskey already judging by evidence from the photo.
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Nice job....looking forward to seeing the finished product....but methinks you've already polished off the bottle of whiskey already judging by evidence from the photo.
No that was empty to begin with
Just using it for scale and size.
Have it assembled and just need to finish it. Anyone any experience of using danish oil, just wipe on with a rag? Do you sand between coats?
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