Monthly Archives: August 2014

HB Tansu Progress-12-Completed

Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye.  On this, the 31st day in the year 2014, the first iteration of the Hillbilly Tansu has been completed.  🙂 I started with an idea born from my admiration of the Japanese frame and … Continue reading

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HB Tansu Progress-11

By all rights I should have been able to complete this project today.  However, the heat and humidity ran me out of the shop around mid-day.Tomorrow is supposed to be cooler and I should be able to apply the finishing … Continue reading

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HB Tansu Progress-10

I took a day of vacation today so that I could squeeze out a four-day weekend with Monday’s holiday.  Today’s plans included only two things.  Install the handles and build the sliding doors for the HB Tansu.  Simple and easy….not so much. … Continue reading

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HB Tansu Progress-9

All the drawers are fitted, the bead detail is applied, have an initial coat of finish and the knotted pulls are installed.  Not much to report as to the process.  Just more of the same that was involved in drawer no.1. … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on Liquid Hide Glue

When I designed the Hillbilly Tansu, I made a concerted effort to make it modular.  Even so, it became apparent that glue-ups would be challenging.  Lots of joints needed to be seated with each stage of construction.  Experience tells me … Continue reading

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HB Tansu Progress-8

I wasn’t completely satisfied with the joinery at the rear of my first drawer.  I spent most of Friday evening trying to come up with a better layout.  I also wanted to make assembling the drawer easier.  The pegging system … Continue reading

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HB Tansu Progress-7

As of today I’ve built a grand total of (7) drawers in my woodworking “career”.  Feel free to take a moment and let the magnitude of that number fully sink in.  OK, I know that is pretty damn pitiful, but … Continue reading

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