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Title: First finger joint box.
Post by: Pitchy on November 10, 2019, 01:22:36 pm
Made a finger joint box today for the first time, used a regular table saw blade but have a Dado blade on order.
It`s kind of a pain in the butt with all the flip here and turn there but we got er done.
Plan on making a couple pistol boxes.

(https://i.imgur.com/LvR0zDkh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/XGy8cg5h.jpg)
Title: Re: First finger joint box.
Post by: Nick on November 10, 2019, 01:23:41 pm
Very Nice! and Very Impressive! 8)
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Post by: Pitchy on November 10, 2019, 01:29:49 pm
Thanks Nick, i gotta fit the top a little better but though it was a aggravation the first time it should be easier next time.
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Post by: Nick on November 10, 2019, 01:36:17 pm
I like the idea of pistol boxes, please share those pics when you make them  8)
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Post by: Scorpion2nz on November 10, 2019, 01:37:32 pm
very nice joints .
A little bit of useless help
I used to glue the top to the sides so a completely. Sealed box
Scribe lines for hinges  the with table  saw  cut the lid off with a little bit of the  side  1/2 inch or so down .
This gives a good fit and helps to prevent the lid warping .

Cheers
Dennis
Title: Re: First finger joint box.
Post by: Pitchy on November 10, 2019, 01:45:07 pm
Thanks Dennis.  8)
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Post by: classixs on November 10, 2019, 03:01:53 pm
Would never have suspected that this was a first, very well done Lenn !!!
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Post by: Pitchy on November 10, 2019, 03:20:39 pm
Thanks Jan, i got lucky.
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Post by: RedRyder on November 10, 2019, 04:20:59 pm
I agree .... very nice especially first time trying.


A fellow once said it always good to be very good and even better to be very good and lucky!


Well done, Lenn!


Gil
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Post by: jkbixby on November 10, 2019, 04:49:23 pm
That turned out good Lenn - looking forward to seeing your pistol boxes.
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Post by: Pitchy on November 10, 2019, 06:52:47 pm
Thanks fellers.  :)
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Post by: St Paul Steam on November 10, 2019, 07:31:44 pm
very fine joinery Lenn, would have never suspected it was your first venture in this area.
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Post by: Pitchy on November 11, 2019, 06:16:00 am
Thanks Bruce, it`s not to hard after getting the jig set right and ya figure out the sequence of turning and flipping them.
I`m going to try some more today and it will be neat when i get the Dado blade so i can make wider fingers.
Title: Re: First finger joint box.
Post by: Pitchy on November 11, 2019, 01:49:11 pm
I`m no pro for sure but take a look at my 1911 box.

(https://i.imgur.com/xAwchcEh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/WNQUKqoh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0F7OeGkh.jpg)
Title: Re: First finger joint box.
Post by: classixs on November 11, 2019, 02:01:12 pm
Looks great Lenn (https://emoji.tapatalk-cdn.com/emoji482.png)

Perhaps put some green felt fabric on the inside?
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Post by: jkbixby on November 11, 2019, 02:10:34 pm
Good looking box Lenn - doesn't get much better. Just out of curiosity are you a lefty?
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Post by: Pitchy on November 11, 2019, 02:20:07 pm
Thanks Jan and Larry, there`s leather in the bottom.
No i`m right handed why do ya ask?
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Post by: jkbixby on November 11, 2019, 02:34:52 pm
Just thought that you'd have to use your left hand to pick up that 1911.
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Post by: Pitchy on November 11, 2019, 02:56:54 pm
Naw i can lift it out pretty easy, besides i probably won`t use it much anyway.
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Post by: RedRyder on November 11, 2019, 03:48:27 pm
Nice piece..... and nice box too!
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Post by: Stoker on November 11, 2019, 03:52:30 pm
Looks way good from here .... but perhaps some satin fabric as a liner would add a nice colorful touch?
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Post by: Pitchy on November 11, 2019, 04:02:31 pm
Thanks fellers, the hand gun is a Colt Combat Gov. model.  :)
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Post by: Nick on November 11, 2019, 06:43:39 pm
That turned out great Lenn!
Title: Re: First finger joint box.
Post by: Pitchy on November 12, 2019, 06:09:35 am
Thanks Nick.  :)
Title: Re: First finger joint box.
Post by: Pitchy on November 12, 2019, 05:35:41 pm
Ok pards we made this box today using the new Dado blade, turned out great.

(https://i.imgur.com/LfoBjMHh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RhKBLSnh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NygHjrHh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MXF2OXJh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RT5JJXhh.jpg)
Title: Re: First finger joint box.
Post by: Nick on November 12, 2019, 09:03:46 pm
Quote
Ok pards we made this box today using the new Dado blade, turned out great.

That it did!
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Post by: Pitchy on November 13, 2019, 05:58:55 am
Thanks Nick.
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Post by: classixs on November 13, 2019, 01:38:38 pm
Looks great with the wider cuts from the dado, nice job there Lenn  :)
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Post by: Pitchy on November 13, 2019, 02:20:27 pm
Thanks Jan, finishing up a gun case as we speak for a 1894 Winchester rifle that was made in 1919.
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Post by: Pitchy on November 14, 2019, 02:44:53 pm
Today we made a folding table, the legs and bottom board are from a garage sale table.

(https://i.imgur.com/cm9etvZh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5Qi7ejth.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yNOqZarh.jpg)
Title: Re: First finger joint box.
Post by: Nick on November 14, 2019, 02:57:25 pm
Clever design, does it save a lot of space when folded up?
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Post by: Pitchy on November 14, 2019, 03:44:42 pm
Thanks Nick, the design goes way back and old ones can sell up to 15,000.
Always wanted to make one so i did.  :)
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Post by: jkbixby on November 14, 2019, 05:01:47 pm
Lenn, you're turning into a true woodworking craftsman - very nice work!
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Post by: Pitchy on November 14, 2019, 05:27:29 pm
Thanks Larry.  :)
Title: Re: First finger joint box.
Post by: Pitchy on November 15, 2019, 02:02:56 pm
Next table done, hope ya think it`s cool.

(https://i.imgur.com/uSV0iOkh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/r6JKDKQh.jpg)
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Post by: Nick on November 15, 2019, 02:07:03 pm
Very Nice! I would chose the 2nd one  8)
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Post by: Pitchy on November 15, 2019, 02:25:38 pm
Thanks Nick, yea me too we made all of that one.
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Post by: classixs on November 15, 2019, 03:10:17 pm
Cool things those folding tables, well done !
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Post by: Pitchy on November 15, 2019, 03:13:07 pm
Thanks Jan.  :)
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Post by: Nick on November 15, 2019, 03:38:03 pm
Cool things those folding tables, well done !

Would make a good z-scale layout table... fasten everything to it but the train, fold it up and stash away when not in use. When wanting to run again fold it back down and set it next to you in the recliner  :D
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Post by: Pitchy on November 15, 2019, 03:57:46 pm
There`s a idea Nick.  8)
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Post by: Pitchy on November 22, 2019, 06:16:11 pm
Made a table for Normas mother today.

(https://i.imgur.com/ACzcQwLh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/L0NgIK9h.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/IbllTEuh.jpg)
Title: Re: First finger joint box.
Post by: Nick on November 22, 2019, 07:40:34 pm
Nice work Lenn, she should be happy with that one
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Post by: jkbixby on November 22, 2019, 07:50:31 pm
That looks great Lenn - wish I had boards that wide to use!
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Post by: Pitchy on November 23, 2019, 06:54:52 am
Thanks Nick and Larry.
The benefit of having a saw mill and now a planer we can make what we like.  :)
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Post by: Roscoe on November 23, 2019, 08:27:59 am
Quality work as usual Lenn, LOVE IT!!!
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Post by: Pitchy on November 23, 2019, 12:45:40 pm
Thanks John, we`re making another today of a different design.
Title: Re: First finger joint box.
Post by: Pitchy on November 24, 2019, 12:37:28 pm
Got er done, pretty cool design, gotta put a little poly on it yet.
Here`s the link to the original.   :) 
http://www.armsonantiques.co.uk/products/oak-folding-side-table-480/

(https://i.imgur.com/kXghBpVh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/OeBxL5Vh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/nFx8gY5h.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wf8X1Yih.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/OP8rbU8h.jpg)
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Post by: classixs on November 25, 2019, 09:27:37 am
Sure is pretty cool that design Lenn  :)

Love how it folds to save a lot of space, while still appearing quite solid and stable when opened.
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Post by: Pitchy on November 25, 2019, 02:08:13 pm
Thanks Jan, i agree it`s a neat old design.
Started another folding card table this morn but then my hip started hurting so bad i had to quit, can hardly walk.
I think it`s a pinched Sciatic nerve.
Now a snow storm coming tomorrow.
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Post by: Nick on November 26, 2019, 12:11:48 am
That table looks like it would be a nice/heavy duty TV tray, much better than the junk wooden ones sold in the store...
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Post by: Pitchy on November 26, 2019, 02:25:08 pm
Thanks Nick.
One more table i wanted to make a card table.
Have to put some poly on it yet.

(https://i.imgur.com/p2YvNZTh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NB6lsq5h.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4IX3qLCh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/kiGr4M4h.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/KzErIW3h.jpg)
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Post by: classixs on November 26, 2019, 03:04:53 pm
Love it Lenn !!! (https://emoji.tapatalk-cdn.com/emoji482.png)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hx4gdlfamo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hx4gdlfamo)
Title: Re: First finger joint box.
Post by: Pitchy on November 26, 2019, 03:10:50 pm
Thanks Jan, i`ll post a pic when the poly`s dry.  :)
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Post by: Pitchy on November 27, 2019, 09:46:17 am
(https://i.imgur.com/2cPekQ2l.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/d3pxxA0l.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/EVI0fRBl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/VP5ZqSfl.jpg)

Title: Re: First finger joint box.
Post by: classixs on November 28, 2019, 06:00:50 am
Looks fantastic Lenn...and a great setup (https://emoji.tapatalk-cdn.com/emoji482.png)
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Post by: Pitchy on November 28, 2019, 06:04:55 am
Thanks Jan.  :)
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Post by: Nick on November 28, 2019, 09:07:08 am
Another neat design  8)
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Post by: Pitchy on November 28, 2019, 09:55:38 am
Thank Nick.