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About chrisphr

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  • Birthday 09/16/1972

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    Cornelius, NC
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    Beginner furniture making.

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  1. Following this thread for the video, great looking bowls! Makes me want to learn how to turn. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Craftsman is (now was) a private label so it is hard to say who makes it in a general sense. Whoever manufacturers a particular tool last year may not be manufacturing this year. One of the reasons retailers like private label is for sourcing flexibility. It's possible the euro's are still manufacturing, but typically European manufacturing is considered expensive for many things in the world market. I would put money on Taiwan for hand tools, it is possible to get good quality from there if it is spec'd to be that way and the factory is reliable (tons of audits by the retailer). Although you can also get crap from there too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Well played. [emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Ditto on experience with the 5. You won't be disappointed with the 3 either, but glad I chose the 5 as my first. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Welcome to the forum! Pretty unique stuff, great work! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. China has nothing on me. [emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk You are right about that! Kids are each getting one (it was obligatory), so there will be at least three that will be happier with the candy than the box. I'll post a pic when they destroy their box, expect it prior to the new year. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I milled up some scrap lumber to just shy of 3/8" to edge my shop plywood counter tops but as the holidays approached, decided to repurpose to make gift boxes. 27 of them. Milled boards with slot for bottom panel. You can see some prototypes I made in the background... Miter cut with all pieces in continuous grain match order. Glue up, used plywood for the bottom mostly to keep this project moving quickly. Packing tape and rubber bands as clamps. Batched them through the spline jig, trying out a couple decorative configurations for the splines (why the heck not?). Time to find some scrap for the tops. Couple lessons here, use a feather board when sending these lids through the router table and sever the grain with a marking gauge to avoid tear out. Two things that I should have known better before chunking up this one lid... Lids in all their glory. 12degree taper along the lid edges. Finished with Danish oil and moved on from learning woodworking skills to an unanticipated lesson in scrap booking skills. There is hard candy inside the box, it will be a pretty awesome let down if the receiver doesn't appreciate the packaging. [emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Nice shop, congrats! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. What are the thoughts as far as using small rare earth magnets with the polarity reversed? That is a really clever solution! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Shop air conditioning / heating. Crosscut sled. Wixey digital angle finder. Quality ROS with great dust collection. Domino, but in some ways this might be slowing my learning by reducing mortise and tenon practice... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. You've sold me on the SDD, that is going to happen [emoji3]! As soon as I finish these Christmas gifts going to a bunch of shop upgrade projects, this will be one of them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Ok, this is embarrassing. There was probably 3 cubic feet of baby powder fine saw dust jammed into that filter, how this didn't occur to me as the obvious problem I don't know. Once again, reminded of my own noobiness. Do these filters require vacuuming every so often or will spinning the dust release lever once in a while be adequate to keep the filter clear? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  14. Good call. Step 1 clean that filter. Step 2, I think I am going to add the super dust deputy Jfitz suggested. To do that I think the best way will be to mount the motor to the wall which will do two things for me: 1. Create the space to fit a steel trash can to collect dust from the cyclone and 2. Eliminate two 90s and about 7' of pipe. I'll go ahead and address the other 90s at the same time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Thank guys, two very consistent thoughts. Yes, the dust collector bag when inflated is hard a a rock. The filter is most likely culprit! Separately, I might look at what options are out there that might fit in the space to turn it into a two stage unit with cyclone. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk