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  2. More and more I have come to rely on rare earth magnets for storing things like miter gauges. They are strong as can be and allow me to store miter gauges right on the machine (I have several). So my bandsaw, table saw and router table each have a dedicated miter gauge and I stick them right on the machine or the stand. They also work great for router and table saw wrenches, collets, riving knives, and other magnetic accessories. For sleds, I don't have a great solution. Many of my smaller jigs live on top of bank of upper wall cabinets. some hang on the wall. My larger sleds seem to end up wherever I can put them where I am not constantly tripping over them.
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  4. Amazingly fast. I would have spent 10 hours making up scale drawings.
  5. Hello everyone, I came here to share with everyone my knowledge and my ability to improvise and make great things even with the smallest of means. I want to prove that even in the garbage there are treasures to be found. My goal is to inspire and encourage people to build things on their own, you can build anything at home with a drop of goodwill and an open mind. You can also follow my YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/DIYFixMan If you would like to support my videos feel free to like, share and subscribe, that helps me a lot. I wish everyone a pleasent and enjoyable viewing. These are some of my work:
  6. It helps others (wife, client, etc...) visualise, too. I use it mainly to assist with dimensioning complex objects that must fit a space, like cabinets or built-ins, and for trying out different joints before making the first cut.
  7. A very nice project I did, "tablechair" both a small table and a chair. A great piece of furniture that can also be used as a small table next to the living room TV armchair and also as another chair in the house that can fit into my wife's makeup corner. I built the "deskchair" from a 50X50 iron profile and oak boards and glued and made one surface from them. I love this combination of iron and wood and this nice desk chair joins a couple of other tables that I built a living room table and dining table. I used all the same profiles and the same tree.
  8. A wall clock construction project designed with a conductor of black iron and wood. This project is a special project because it is made from 100% recycled materials. I dismantled the trees from an old storage box and the iron hoop which is basically the hoop that locks the lid of the barrel that I took from a used barrel.
  9. Mark J

    Solidworks?

    Actually, Coop, I agree with you. When I can rely on 2D I prefer to just draw it. Sometimes what I'm thinking is too complicated for me to visualize withput 3D rendering.
  10. I’ve never tried the chemicals but have tried the sun exposer. Try a test piece, part covered with at least two layers of blue tape, exposed to the sunlight for a week. I was amazed at the difference. Staining or dyeing cherry, just ain’t right. IMO.
  11. Correct blade depends on the job being done. The 'maximum' blade will depend on the saw. If the wheel is 1/2" wide, I suspect the saw should support a blade at least 3/8" wide. Straight cuts need a wide, stiff blade, curves like a narrow blade. Theoretically, the maximum blade width is limited by how much tension the saw frame can manage, not necessarily the wheel width. The crown of the (properly alagned) wheel keeps it from running off.
  12. If I had to rely on any of these to build a project, I might as well just go inside and watch soap operas. Give me a Big Chief Tablet and a #2 pencil any day
  13. Excellent call on the handle!
  14. I'd try the baking soda. Lye has a pretty extreme effect.
  15. You’re too kind my friend but thanks. It’s a great hobby and it keeps me off the streets and out of trouble.
  16. Just look in the mirror Coop, there’s a great woodworker looking back at you
  17. Good read though it really doesnt get in depth about the causes.
  18. He’s a box nerd in a good way! His books and this site are what got me from making bird houses from pallet wood to the direction of some time in the distant future of becoming a woodworker.
  19. No I don't... Should I?
  20. I kept trying to figure out why a boat, then it occurred to me! Fantastic combo of woods and great execution. Chet, do you have any of Doug Stowe’s books?
  21. I think furring strips will work fine. Finding straight ones may be a chore. I didn’t notice from the video link, what they were attached to but assumed it was something other than poster board? 1/4” ply with the strips will give it plenty of rigidity.
  22. Tons of video on YT. Pay attention to version numbers, as there are noticable differences. Don't be disturbed by the low release numbers, it's been under development for almost 20 years. Yes, it runs on Win7, and is pretty light on resources. I use it on a 5 year -old amd laptop with only 4 GB of ram. Even if you switch to another application later, the concepts you learn will apply.
  23. Beautiful, Chet! Love the species combo. I suspect the child will hear enough biblical references in his lifetime to appreciate the subtle personalization your adhered to...
  24. Man, I wish I had thought of this Rick. That would have been a real fun build, I almost want to start over.
  25. I was thinking the exact same thing Dave lol
  26. Another great project Chet! I love the way wenge looks but man does it splinter when you work with it
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