Monthly Archives: September 2014

HB Tansu #2-Progress 2

Still not feeling 100% after my cold but I’m getting there.  I managed to get a few hours in the shop on Sunday followed by an hour after work this evening.  I finished all of the mortises in the posts … Continue reading

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HB Tansu #2-Progress 1

I came down with a cold this week and my 10 hours per day at my day job was just about all that I could muster.  So with only a little shop time Monday and Friday evening all I have … Continue reading

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Once Again at the Edge of the Rabbit Hole

I find myself at the beginning of another tansu project.  This one will be slightly different from the last.  The drawer arrangement will incorporate an additional bit of joinery.  Specifically I want to add a divider to enable asymmetrical arrangements. … Continue reading

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Boxes and Tray in the Done Pile

Two more coats of clear shellac, buffed with steel wool and a coat of paste wax finishes out these few simple projects.  I think that I derive as mush satisfaction from making these simple, utilitarian projects as I do from … Continue reading

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Two Coats of Bug Secretions

I been piecing on the boxes and trays after work this week.  An hour, at the most, every evening before having to call it quits.  Nothing ground breaking, just finish planing and a little sanding.  I also added some decoration … Continue reading

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Boxing Up the Scrap Pile

The HB Tansu project that I just finished, made good use of the lumber that I purchased.  I designed it so that it would generate a minimum of scrap based on what is available at the Big Box stores.  Even so … Continue reading

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Meat Powered Bamboo Peg Cutting Machine

The Hillbilly Daiku proudly presents: The Meat Powered Bamboo Peg Cutting Machine  While researching tansu I noted that the drawers where typically pegged together.  I little further research turned up a couple of videos, here and here, that showed these … Continue reading

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