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    My newest challenge--Part 2 The Frame

    When I first took on this project I was going to use white oak for the woodwork, but after talking to the owner and getting permission to also do the original paint job I decided to go with the materials that were used in the original—maple for the frame and poplar for the box. After sizing all of the frame components to 1 3/4” x 2 1/8” and cutting to the proper lengths I began with turning the 2 small handles.


    There are a lot of mortise and tenon joints used to hold the frame together so I went ahead and set up a tenoning jig to use on the bandsaw. Very simple set-up really. Making absolutely sure that the blade is set to true 90 degrees to the table is critical to using this jig to make tenons. I started by making a small sled that rides in the miter slot which is used to guide the work piece through the blade for the shoulder cuts and an adjustable clamp- on block to use as a reference point for the length of the tenons. I also made a stop block that clamps to the fence that is used to get the depth of the cut. After making a sample tenon to use as a reference I can now set the fence with the stop block and cut all of the tenons to the right depth.


    Here is the set-up for cutting the shoulders.




    Perfect every time


    After all of the tenons were cut and all of the mortises were drilled and chiseled I drilled all of the hardware mounting holes, and did all of the rabbeting on the router table using the original pieces of the frame as a reference.
    Here are all of the pieces for the frame.


    Here is the dry fit frame


    Here is the frame with most of the mechanical pieces set in place.


    On to the parts for the box for the Hocking Valley Corn Sheller.
    Mike
    "why buy it if you can build it"
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    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    This build for some reason really has me captivated, looking real good so far Mike

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    This is a great project
    Faith, Hope & Charity

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    will you SHOW me how to use it ? looks good

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    an interesting project, make sure to update regulary please.

    Karl
    You name it, I'll butcher it !

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    What a great project Mike
    A Turn N Time
    Components for John Smith Organs and the Hobby Organ Builder

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    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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    Thanks everyone for the comments. This is a really fun project. I found a photo of a sheller just like the one I'm working on and hopefully mine will look like this when I'm done.
    Mike
    "why buy it if you can build it"
    www.midlothianwoodworks.com
    My CustomMade Page
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    We used ours to hull walnuts. They are a fun old tool
    A Turn N Time
    Components for John Smith Organs and the Hobby Organ Builder

    Frog Pond Guitars


    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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