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Thread: A&C - Umbrella Stand - Recycle Bin

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    A&C - Umbrella Stand - Recycle Bin

    Walt Caza over on another forum does some beautiful G&G and Mission style work. He cranked out an A&C umbrella stand that held a standard grocery bag for collecting junk mail and such for recycling.

    I'm making one for me and one for mom. My take off on this idea varies from his but will be something like this (boy SU is great for this "what-if" stuff):

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    I resawed the material for the panels:

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    Ripped and milled the leg stock. I tried scraping all four sides while the legs were "ganged"; worked out nice:

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    Marking the selected outer faces helps assure success when mortising, DAMHIKT:

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    Using a simple reference setup at the vise I can do all the mortises in one run:

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    The Mortise Pal clamps to the leg roughly toward the end. This sets the depth that the leg will set into the vise.

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    I set this assembly into the vise where I have a stop block clamped to the bench:

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    The leg references off the clamp's bar:

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    The MP slides down to hit the stop block:

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    Using this method I cranked out 16 mortises before my coffee cooled down:

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    16 more to go. I stopped to post as I had to come in for more coffee anyway ;-) In my usual obnoxious pattern, I will drag you all with me as I go.
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    Looks like you've got you planning all up and going , and a good idea too .... ......keep it up .............Marshall
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    Keep dragging...we'll watch.
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    Umbrella Stand??? Does it rain out there??

    Randy

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    what is that gizzmo your using glenn??? looks to be well built and does a fine job at making uniform mortises..
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    Larry see the following $$$$$$$$$

    http://www.mortisepal.com/purchase.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by randy street View Post
    Umbrella Stand??? Does it rain out there??

    Randy
    Constantly. That whole sunny California hoax is a well constructed fantasy. I recommend anyone considering moving to California to make other plans. It is horrid out here. We've got a movie star for a governor for cryin' out loud.

    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    what is that gizzmo your using glenn??? looks to be well built and does a fine job at making uniform mortises..
    Mortise Pal. Mine is the older version. Newer one is a little more friendly and deals with larger widths. As Paul notes, it is not inexpensive but has been well worth the price I paid. It is priced about right for a construction of this quality, just price the most basic Dowel-Max available.

    I still do a lot of M&T by hand when they show. If I am just after the construction method, the MP is quick and easy. The main thing for me is the repeatable aspect as I often make things up as I go along and have to go back and make additional or modified parts ;-)

    P.s. just noticed the kit price is about what I paid on sale a few years ago. Mine came with the Whiteside precision bushing and a 1/4" spiral bit. I believe it still does.
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    I would really like a mortise pal -- but it is going to have to get in line -- food, fuel, and doctor bills first.
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    Glenn,

    Nice pictures.

    I like the construction.

    The Mortise Pal looks like a good tool. I will definitely look at it.

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    i just use my handy-dandy mortising machine. with proper start and stop points, i can repeat mortises all day long, and i don't even have to square up the corners...
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