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    • Building the Game Table
      Super excited for you James!  It looks amazing!
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      Thanks for the very kind words, encouragement helps to get up in the morning, eat some Aleve and start working!   Day 13   Another 15.5 hour day, the pic says it all though.  I wanted to work on the inlay after gluing the top down, the clamps were kind of in the way, so, started packing up and cleaning up the garage.  The accessories are the ones we made, the little shelf will have a bowl cut into it, and we are still finishing up the wine holders and trays.   What is left to do tomorrow?   Complete the inlay on top and probably the sides, just Holly on the sides, so hopefully quick. Fit the inserts into the table. Drill the hole for the poker upper thingy - will require a new drill bit, we couldn't locate the extra long one Lathe up a poker upper thingy and fit it into the table. Pack the van.   What a great two weeks of construction with the Dad.  Very tired, but very proud of what we have built.  The most square thing either of us have done.    Cheers, James
    • How would you cut the box top?
      I have never done this before, but my first thought was to use the bandsaw. Seems like a normal bandsaw would have plenty of resaw capacity to lay the box on its side and run it through....very little waste to keep the grain match intact, less dangerous than the table saw I would think. I'd probably just use some tape on the cut line to help with tear out on the backside and follow it with a sacrificial board to push it thru safely. ....is there a reason I'm not thinking of that makes using the BS a bad idea?
    • Small projects for organization
      Sweet!  Organization is king!  I've done a little bit of this and it really helps your flow during projects!  Being able to find what you need when you need it really improves each project! I love seeing new ideas to do these things!  Not sure I'm a fan of the sideways chisel storage but, i love that you're thinking outside the box! Looking forward to seeing your additional posts!  I've spent the last few days trying to come up with something for my cordless drills and just can't seem to find something I like for my shop!  I built a quickie hanger for them but, it's not permanent!
    • Small projects for organization
      I desperately need to work on shop storage.  How do you like the double rows for the screwdrivers? I've never seen chisels stored sideways before.  I'll be curious to hear how you like it after a while...
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