Maple dice box

I came across a 2×6 scrap of what I’ve been told is maple. I sawed it up into a few dice boxes that I’m using my router to hollow. Each is going to be finished with linseed oil, but constructed in slightly different manners. This one is the first time I’ve used brass threaded inserts, which are surprisingly fragile.

I enjoy the look of the separation that exposed the grain.

And three magnets seem to keep it closed well enough. I might use more or use bigger magnets on the next ones.

Building a bass, 1

Jesse is building an electric bass guitar from a kit we bought from Reverb. We need to sand and finish the neck and body. Then we solder the electronics together. The results will be gratifying.

To focus on using supplies we have, we decided to use a darker teak stain for the body and headstock. The fretboard we will treat with linseed oil.

Restoring a Hand Plane

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The bottom of the handle is up, with a sharpened dowel pointed into the reference hole for the top of the handle

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The top of the handle is fixed in the drill jig

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after drilling with forstner bit, the socket fits

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the 1/4″ washer fits inside the widened recess

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Hand tightening with a 7/16 socket

 

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the nylock nut is tight