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    - Helena, MT
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    Furniture, small boxes, cabinets.

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  1. woodbutcher

    Workbench Build Ideas

    I agree with Chestnut using the dead space under the bench top needs to be better utilized. Im in the process of designing a workbench as well, one that will suit my space, needs, and budget, and im going to design a drawer cabinet to occupy the space under the bench top.
  2. woodbutcher

    Two questions (Just for Fun)

    1. Mortise and tenons and dovetails. You can make alot of stuff with just those. But, theres alot of stuff you cant make without miters. But I wouldnt miss miters much. 2. Walnut and cherry. Maybe maple.
  3. woodbutcher

    End Grain Cutting Boards

    I use a router sled for flattening my cutting boards. It works well enough. After that, I scrape the heck out of them with a card scraper. Still takes a good bit of sanding with 80 grit, but definitely not hours worth.
  4. woodbutcher

    Bathroom Cabinet

    Looks great Isaac, awesome job on that inlay.
  5. woodbutcher

    The Pekovich Cabinet

    I love that piece. He posts pictures of it here and there on his instagram. Strange about the clear ash. Id have thought there would be plenty of it in your area.
  6. woodbutcher

    The Pekovich Cabinet

    Thanks alot! Im jealous. Id love to take a class from him. What are you building?
  7. woodbutcher

    The Pekovich Cabinet

    Thanks alot Kev!! Thanks Steve! Yep, signed and dated on the back.
  8. woodbutcher

    The Pekovich Cabinet

    Well we are in the home stretch now on the Pekovich Cabinet. All thats left to do is make the kumiko, fit it in the door, and hang the door. To start the kumiko, I bought a 12" long piece of 12/4 basswood, and used my bandsaw to rip two 9/16 wide strips, then planed them down to 1/2." I make the grid the way Mike P shows in his Kumiko article in fine woodworking. Its a jig that I clamp to my miter gauge, thats pretty much a box joint jig. The distance between the cross cuts dictates the length and width of the finished kumiko panel. Its important to get this pretty close, test on scrap. I use a flat grind, full kerf blade to cut the grooves for the half laps. I want to mention that its important to use a full kerf blade. My first go around making kumiko, i didnt have one, only a thin kerf blade. The thinner pieces make cutting the angles difficult, and they dont like to hold together. The thicker pieces from the full kerf have more purchase when fit together. Then rip the individual strips out. I really have to flubber with the fence and scrap to get the fit just right. Its the most challenging part of the process, in my opinion. Then I cut the pieces to length with a hand saw and saw hook. I skimmed the ends on my shooting board to get them perfect. Then I can fit the grid together. Then its all about the inner pieces. First do the diagonals. They have 45 degree cuts on both ends. You really have to mess around with your jig to get the stop set just perfect. It is very helpful to have 2 jigs for each angle. Set one to be a little long, then have another jig set to cut the other side of the piece to length. Heres piece in the jig getting chiseled to length. And all the diagonals fit. Then cut a bunch of short little pieces and cut 22.5 degree angles on one end of each, with your 22.5 degree jig. Then on the other end of those pieces, use each of your 67.5 degree jigs to cut the pieces to length. With the 67.5 degree ends, you have to have one side cut deeper so the flat is bigger, its hard to describe ill post a picture of what it looks like. And those pieces fit together like so- I put the bigger flats together, im not sure if thats how Mike does it, but it works either way. I didnt take any pictures of the last pieces of the puzzle, but you get the idea now. They are just little short pieces with 45's on both ends, and they lock everything in place. Then after its all fit, pull it back apart piece by piece, and dab a little glue on all the ends, and the grid half laps, and put it back together. I actually did this as I went along, and not all at once. Heres the kumiko panel, before i fit it to the door opening. I just used a hand plane and shooting board to finesse the kumiko to fit the opening just right. I didnt glue it in, just slip fit it, and called it good. Its not going anywhere. And here we have it, the Pekovich Cabinet. I hope you enjoyed the journal, and once again, thanks for reading.
  9. woodbutcher

    White Oak Entertainment Center

    Awesome Denette. Your journals are great as are the things you build. Keep them coming.
  10. woodbutcher

    Morris Chair

    Do you not use card scrapers Blue? When I have trouble with tear out when trying to smooth, a few blasts with a scraper and a quick hit with 220 grit is all it takes to remove mill marks and get smooth.
  11. woodbutcher

    The Pekovich Cabinet

    Sweet dresser Mick! Where did you find those door pulls?
  12. woodbutcher

    The Pekovich Cabinet

    Thats what it is! I knew it had a name. Couldnt think of it.
  13. woodbutcher

    The Pekovich Cabinet

    Well its update time again on the Pekovich. Next up was the back panels. I resawed and bookmatched some ash, then rabbeted the edge so they would lap over each other. Is that a rabbet? Half lap? What do they call that? Well whatever, heres the picture. And finished, and nailed into the back of the cabinet. A while before this, and i just hadnt taken pictures, i turned some knobs out of walnut for the door and drawer. The first one turned out ok, and im pretty happy with the second one. They arent close to identical, but thats ok. I made a door stop using a small block and a magnet that i inserted flush. I screwed the block into the underside of the top. I used a screw in the back of the door to keep the door closed. The screw also allows me to precisely control the depth the door closes. Heres the magnet in the case. I will hang the cabinet on the wall with a french cleat. Heres that, just some discolored ash. And finally for this update, the cabinet as it stands now. Next update will be the last. And probably the one everyones been waiting for, the kumiko. And the final product. Almost there! Thanks for reading. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  14. woodbutcher

    New shop and beginner woodworker

    If you decide to make a small table, such as a shaker, or whatever, Id recommend making it with a drawer. You dont have to dovetail it, but theres so many parts to drawer making that are valuable to know. My first real project was two shaker tables. They are a crash course in joinery and techniques, but nothing complex, M & T's, breadboard ends, dovetails, and tapered legs. I didnt find the project overwhelming as a first project, and I didnt have all that much for tools when I made them. So Im with the others that said a small side table would be a great starter project. But I think making it with a drawer is the way to go.
  15. woodbutcher

    The Pekovich Cabinet

    Thanks! Yes those are easily the best on the project so far. Very happy with them. Sent from my SM-T350 using Tapatalk Thanks. I thought I saw him doing it once. Its a great technique, saves alot of work. Sent from my SM-T350 using Tapatalk