Monthly Archives: November 2014

HB Tansu #2-Progress 15-Complete

Three coats of BLO and two coats of the Tried and True Original finish, lots of hand buffing and rubbing, the “hardware” installed and I’m calling it done.  The oil finish is exactly the look and feel I was after.  The … Continue reading

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Three Little Pencil Boxes All in a Row

Completed the fabrication of the three pencil boxes today.  I really like making these.  The kolrosing that I add to the lids puts my stamp on them and I have a lot of fun doing it.  I do it with … Continue reading

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Cheap Clamps-the Ties that Bind

I’ve turned my attention to turning scraps into pencil boxes while I wait for successive coats of BLO to dry on HB Tansu #2.  The offcuts left over from building the drawers is perfect for these pencil boxes.  I’m working … Continue reading

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HB Tansu #2-Progress 14

Yesterday, Monday, my plan was to complete and fit the sliding doors and then do all of the final trimming and sanding winding out the day with the first coat of BLO.  Yep, you guessed it, that didn’t happen.  We … Continue reading

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HB Tansu #2-Progress 13

Today saw the final round of glue-up for HB Tansu #2.  Unless I make a mess of something and have to do some repair work.  Fingers crossed that nothing like that transpires in the next few days.  Doors and drawer … Continue reading

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Knots, Drawings and Journaling

The weather has dropped below freezing and decided to stay there all week.  So no shop time after work this week.  It just takes too long to heat the shop to a reasonable temperature in order to get any work … Continue reading

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HB Tansu #2-Progress 12

I began the weekend by finishing the fitting of all of the drawer frames.  I must say that leaving the bottoms out for now has been a very good way to go.  It has been much easier to work on … Continue reading

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