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Re: Vanity

Unread post #31 by balarila » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:58 pm

Agree, Sonny. Mabilisan lang.

I’m sure sometime in the future, I will replace those drawer carcass with solid wood dovetailed into the cover and with wood runners.

I have another, bigger Rosewood vanity to complete.
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Re: Vanity

Unread post #32 by balarila » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:56 am

Haven't bought all the drawer slides yet so I'm shifting into the larger Vanity with the Rosewood top.

The frame will be of mahogany. Got me some rough cut to mill.
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Tough not having my 12-inch jointer (bunt motor), but I realized the joy of planing with my Lee Nielsen jointer plane instead.

Got the frames done and cut the tenons. Mortises next.
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Test fit
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Somehow, everything went well. All joints were tight, with minor chiseling adjustments. All corners square. The woodworking gods must have been hovering.
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Re: Vanity

Unread post #33 by balarila » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:51 am

Was planning to use plain mahogany for the doors and drawer fronts of the second vanity so I rummaged through my wood stash. Chanced upon two long planks of Walnut! Now, I remember on a trip to Filtra a long time ago, I bought the last two pieces of walnut they had on an impulse. Then forgot about it. What a nice surprise to find them now. And I just had enough.

So proceeded to mark them for slicing (since they were 2" thick).
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In the first few slices, the bandsaw blade drifted erratically. I was guiding the plank by hand and sight so I thought my skill has eroded and decided to build this jig.
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Much better:
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Now, I have some nice bookmatched pairs.

But I also noticed that the bandsaw vibrated more than usual and my lower guides kept coming loose. I opened the bandsaw cover, ran it, and observed the upper wheel. It did wiggle a bit. Not much but enough to cause problems. I initially thought it needed balancing.

But, on closer inspection, I realized that my tyre was uneven.
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Hard to see in the photo but a section of the tyre is thicker by almost 2mm than the rest.

Sometime back, I decided to upgrade my tyres. I had used the bandsaw only once since then so, now that I did many slices, it was noticeable. If anyone knows a local source of these tyres, appreciate a recommendation.
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Re: Vanity

Unread post #34 by gattaca » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:02 pm

Thanks for sharing Ding.

... I was resawing something tall (5 inches) and i cant really achieve reasonable tolerances (so much waste, allowance of 10mm for each slice was needed)

Addition of home brewed featherboard together with a fence was the cure!

From now on, i'll be using featherboards when resawing...
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Re: Vanity

Unread post #35 by balarila » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:01 am

gattaca wrote:Thanks for sharing Ding.

... I was resawing something tall (5 inches) and i cant really achieve reasonable tolerances (so much waste, allowance of 10mm for each slice was needed)

Addition of home brewed featherboard together with a fence was the cure!

From now on, i'll be using featherboards when resawing...

I built a “rollerboard”, my own invention :) which works like a feather board but with casters instead of the wood “feathers”. My bandsaw has a drift to the left and the angle fluctuates depending on the wood. So I find that a fixed fence is not very useful.

I find the jig I built much more useful as I can adjust the feed angle as I push the plank through.
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Re: Vanity

Unread post #36 by timber715 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:58 am

Ding, I still have the replacement tires I ordered from you din yata. You can use it if you need it, palitan mo na lang... let me know asap (text or call me) as I will be leaving for cebu by the 29th and back Jan 9 na...
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Re: Vanity

Unread post #37 by Violaine » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:02 am

your Rikon wheels are cast differently from our wheels Ding!
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Re: Vanity

Unread post #38 by timber715 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:05 pm

Violaine wrote:your Rikon wheels are cast differently from our wheels Ding!
Its the same doc. Baliktad lang ang pagkakamount nya nung wheels nya.
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Re: Vanity

Unread post #39 by balarila » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:36 am

Thanks, Sonny. Will probably take you up on it. Am too late, though. Ngayon ko lang nabasa. Guess I'll have to pick it up when I get back.

BTW, Sonny, do you recall if your tyre is the orange one or the black one?
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Re: Vanity

Unread post #40 by timber715 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:40 am

balarila wrote:Thanks, Sonny. Will probably take you up on it. Am too late, though. Ngayon ko lang nabasa. Guess I'll have to pick it up when I get back.

BTW, Sonny, do you recall if your tyre is the orange one or the black one?

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