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  • #12096
    Mark Armstrong
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    Started to prepare some Oak.
    I’m going to make caddy have three bays.
    In doing that I don’t have enough oak for base All ready cut sides and ends to length. I’m annoyed with my self for that. So I’m going to put a groove in bottom for Ply. Will be practise to make groove.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #12098
    Eddy Flynn
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    we all know what practise makes Mark its not what you make its how you make it (as teacher says lol)

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #12220
    Mark Armstrong
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    I have had a practice run for groove in a bit of pine come out really well.

    I have been a bit ambitious for Dovetails on box. I have only done one corner not come out as good as I would have liked πŸ™ Made my pins a little fat took ages to pair down to make fit. As you can see in picture pretty thin pins.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #12226
    Ken
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    Mark, I nearly always make skinny pins. They look a nice fit buddy.

    I love putting grooves in timber with a plough plane, I could do it all day. πŸ˜‰

    #12228
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    Thanks Ken,
    Dovetails took long time todo and for some reason Tails a bit longer. I marked with a sharp knife shoulder line.
    I am probably air on the side of caution should try cutting half the line away when doing pins. At least I know I can pair down pins.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #12542
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    My third set of tails on this box not come out too well bit gappy. πŸ™
    The forth set were a little better still not how I would like them.
    Had difficulty with stopped groove was hard to get combination plane to get to depth as plane too long for short end pieces still had problem with back of groove on long pieces. Had a little break out. πŸ™ I finished with thumb router. Now I have got to mark up and cut stopped housings/Dados.
    Been frustrated with this project. I had worked a long day Friday. Saturday I was too tired to do much, just tidied shed up a bit. Today still not on top form, but if I don’t try I will never get anything done. Would be nice to do project when feeling a bit more refreshed.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #12544
    Martin Bargeman
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    Think we all get those frustrating days Mark, only today dropped one of my Ashley Iles chisels and in trying to save it hitting the floor I managed to boot it across the garage probably doing more damage than if I had just left it πŸ™‚

    Norwich, Norfolk, UK

    #12545
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    Glad you did not catch chisel could have of been nasty.
    Booting it across garage not the best thing todo.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #12548

    Chin up Mark)) no worries every day is your day) you can finish this project and you can fix gaps too, just take your time.Frustration is your friend not your enemy every time when you have this filling open pictures of somebody projects if they can do it you can do it too. Frustration make you stronger a specially when you finish you project

    Toronto, Canada

    #12686
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    Thanks Serhiy,
    I done a bit more today still not satisfied with what I done my mistake. Lucky only sand paper box.
    Yes I have got to slow down.
    I’m getting frustrated because I do not get enough time.
    Before I know it winter will be upon us and it will be too cold to play in shed. I do not have much room in shed would be hard to put heater out their keep a little warmer.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #12837
    Mark Armstrong
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    Going to try and finish box this weekend. At least the construction fingers crossed.
    I want to do a bit of shaping on ends and back of box wonder what I come up with.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #12931
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    Only spent about an hour doing box today got a bit of a cold and not feeling too great. I cut my ply bottom and cut dividers to go in stopped housings. All thats left to do is shaping, clean up, glue up and finish. Sounds easy when you say it quickly.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #12954
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    What a mission bits breaking off, tear, out gaps, and shakes in timber. Everything that could go wrong did.
    The shaping come from 92 shoulder plane because I liked it.
    Still enjoyed myself.
    All I have got todo is put some finish on. I have some button polish make look a little darker.
    Be kind this was hard. Honest opinions gratefully accepted.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #12958
    Ken
    Participant

    Nice Mark, thats real woodworking buddy bits will break off just where you don’t want them to.

    For me personally I’m not keen on the shaping at the back, I take it that is the back. If I had any, I would have it at the front so it followed the nice shaping you have done on the sides.

    The dovetails look great to me, overall a nice neat project. Nice work. πŸ˜‰

    #12959

    Very good work Mark,different look, very nice)

    Toronto, Canada

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