Category Archives: Hillbilly Tansu-001

HB Tansu #2-Progress 8

Today was carcass glue-up day.  Always a little stressful, but getting less so every time I do it.  I started by addressing all of the small areas that I identified yesterday as needing work.  Once that was done, I gave … Continue reading

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HB Tansu#2-Progress 7

It’s been a rough week all around.  The server at work crashed while trying to install an upgrade to the accounting software.  Since I double as the IT department, the problem fell to me.  Unfortunately it was beyond my capabilities. … Continue reading

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HB Tansu #2-Progress 6

Well all the fitting of the front to rear bearers is now completed.  They have all been planed to mate flush top and bottom with the front and rear bearers.  This little detail is important when it comes time to … Continue reading

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HB Tansu #2-Progress 5

I’ve just about fully recovered from my rough day in the shop on Saturday.  Over the past few evenings I’ve been able to cut, fit and groove the side bearers and the handle rails.  This completes the outer carcass framing … Continue reading

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HB Tansu #2-Progress 4

An hour or so in the shop every evening this week had me ready for glue-up of the rear frame assembly.  I wish there was something of great interest about the work so far but I’ve got nothing.  The only … Continue reading

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HB Tansu #2-Progress 3

I only managed to complete about 80% of what I had planned for.  I just couldn’t get a smooth flow in the shop this weekend.  Not sure why, but everything took longer than it should have.  The post tenons require a … Continue reading

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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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