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    Ontario, Canada
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    furniture making
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  1. Was looking at the west systems kits. Do you guys use 205? Or 206? I'm in Canada, so hot summers and cold winters.
  2. Flexners book on finishing is excellent.
  3. I use the Freud industrial series, and they are great. I use a dedicated 24 tooth Rip blade, which leaves a flat surface (important for splines, grooves, dados, etc). I also Keep a 50 tooth blade for running a mitre sled. All my finish crosscut in solid wood are usually done on the kapex.
  4. I bought a cast iron router wing for my table saw. It's heavy as heck, with no vibration. Can also use the entire ts as table if needed. ts fence Works as router table fence by clamping on a piece of mdf.
  5. Very good points i did not consider. I change my vote to liner!
  6. Nice work - I may be getting "roubo fever" in the distant future.
  7. Mr

    Maybe all the Ontario residents can get together and convince Shane to move to Ontario so we can borrow some of his festools!
  8. They use wooden barrels to store wine and booze (and have for a long time), so why not coffee? You can call yourself a Cooper if you can make a barrel style coffee mug!
  9. Jealous of your space! So much room!
  10. Sure, I can do a post on it. I also have a link to the "plans" (PDF) I based it off of. Stay tuned! Thanks buddy! It will be 8 separate frames hung in planned orientation. I have done one in the past, and I can tell you it's a boatload of layout to get the spacing just right. I will also make the wall cleats, so that will be in a future post I'm this thread as well.
  11. Mr

    welcome aboard, eh!
  12. Started this project as a gift for my wife. It consists of 4 frames that are 11 x 14, and 4 frames that are 16 x 20. These frames will be painted, so I opted to use poplar as it takes paint really well. I started with 15 BF of 4/4 rough cut poplar. I then broke it down with a cordless circular saw. This saw is great, and I use it for this purpose all the time. I broke the three sticks (10') down to sections of 30", and 24". I also had to rough rip two of the wide planks to get them over the jointer. Then after lots of jointing and planing, I ripped the pieces down to 1 5/8". Iwas left with 36 or so blanks for my frames. To cut the groove for the picture, mat, and backing, I set up the dado stack in the table saw and cut a groove 1/2" deep and 3/8" wide. I made this sled for framing photos and artwork. For a while I was making quite a few photo frames, so I decided this sled was a worthwhile investment of time. It does a great job, and is easy to set up for repeated cuts. After I cut all the miters, I did a dry fit to make sure the miters were nice and tight. Everything was good, so I marked out for some dominoes. After a while cutting dominoes, I was left with 32 mitered pieces with 64 mortises. Then a trip to router table to add a bead to the outside of each piece, and then a second run to add a slight chamfer to the inside edge. Next up will be glue and clamps.
  13. I just repurposed a cherry table top I had, but was out of service. I ripped a few inches off it, and used it for an entertainment unit. The front edge (the rip edge) was a different colour for about two weeks. Now it looks perfect.
  14. I have struggled with this as well. I have a sub compact (corolla) and get can lots of hardwood, trim, etc in there. Whoever invented fold down seats should be praised daily. When I get ply, I can fit two sheets in the corolla with little trouble, as long as they are ripped in half (or close-up I think 34" width is my max). I would love a truck, but it just doesn't seem super practical. I can get a great hatchback for 1/2 the cost, and that will meet 95% of my needs. The last 5% will be truck rental.
  15. Reminds of when Elaine found the soup recipes in the chest of drawers!