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  1. 7 points
    We have a new addition to the family! I don't know about you guys, but the drive home from the hospital is nerve wracking. I don't think I exhaled for two hours. Gotta say though, SCM knows how to build a car seat! Once we got it home I could breathe a sigh of relief. A 765 lb baby is not easy to handle. 848 lbs in its car seat! They're so cute when they sleep. Whoa! Pulled herself right up! Settling right in! Beautiful baby if I do say so!
  2. 6 points
    So that part where I forgot to cut grooves into the legs for the back.. gave me an opportunity to buy a rabbiting bit. I'll still need to do some chisel work with this to get the plywood in. I sanded the main case up and put 4 coats of ARS on it. I went and picked up maple plywood, which I have rough cut to size. I also ordered the glass sides. Came to 9 5/8 wide by 57 1/2" tall. Started on the shelves. I had to resaw 10/4 or 12/4 walnut. Can't remember exact thickness. It broke my bandsaw blade so I had to buy a resaw king. I skip planed because they were pretty flat to start with. This is where I learned that even though I had put a new helical head in my 735, it did not have what it takes to plane 12" wide 3" thick walnut. This has got me looking at maybe picking up a 15" grizzly soon. Some looks at the boards with mineral spirits Bottom shelf was cut first. Mostly to length. I got half inch pieces of glass coming so I'll wait until I get those in to make my final cuts. I'm also waiting on getting them in to figure out how to put the shelves in because I ... just have no idea. I'll take recommendations. I did leave the bottom shelf protruding up from the rails. I like it like this. Today I glued the top
  3. 4 points
    Cliff, I know mistakes can be discouraging, but perserverance is what its all about. You are doing great!
  4. 3 points
    Coop, I agree, the softer look is appealing to me too. I got more done, and the going has been slower than I expected. This construction technique is somewhat new to me and some of the domino placements are challenging. Also since I've changed the shape, I've had to adapt some of the steps which has turned out ok but has resulted in me scratching my head as to how to get a few steps done. I don't mind this part of the build though because it is breaking new ground for me and opening me up to new solutions I can utilize later. So here's were I'm at; I spend the first hr in the shop with the router, did not enjoy it. I pattern routed the seat frame, the cushion boards, and routed the rabbit for the cushion in the seat frame; After routing I rounded the edges of the seat frame with a rasp, mainly because I was just done with the router. I also took an hour to clean up the shop after the routing. Next is fitting the seat frame to the chair. To do this you clamp the chair together with the back rest in place. Than mark were you want the seat, Jory has some estimates. I then clamped two 1" strips on that line and Jory uses a neat technique to make a template to get your cut lines for the seat frame. He takes 2 pieces of 1/4" ply, puts them on the line for the seat and in the correct position one the chair frame and where the plywood overlaps he secures them. I used tape but he used an air nailer. So here's the template in place; I then took that and laid it over the seat frame to mark my cut lines. I used a circular saw for this cut, I think I should get a track saw, would have been easier; After the cut I put the frame in place and found out my slenderizing and shaping of the back leg caused a slight problem; So I was able to reposition the seat frame a little more forward, but it will be a problem with the dominos. Jory puts 2 in the back leg and 1 in the front. I will put 1 in the back, because I'm concerned with the width. I will increase the size of the domino though from 8mm to 10mm. Here's the chair clamped up, sat in this carefully and it felt great; While clamped I took the 1" strips out and marked the underside of the seat frame for domino placement, then unclamped; Here's the domino setup for domino slot; Turned out fine, just took a steady hand, Jory uses a template for this as a guide, my design change made that more difficult so I freehanded it;; Next I needed to find out where that position sits with the seat frame. Put the seat frame in place and marked the center of the domino on the frame; This worked, as I eyeballed the mortise into the seat frame. Came out very much dead on, even though I didn't need to be dead on, just needed to be close. What I really needed to be was consistent. Next it was a dry run; Took a seat for a few minutes relieved I worked my way through those last few steps. Then I marked some areas I need to shape; Took things apart and grabbed the rasp; One interesting problem was my workbench was not quite wide enough to sit the chair on. So I made it bigger with my vise and a 1" strip; Next is dry run with the second chair, sand all the parts and glueup. Moving toward the end. Thanks for looking.
  5. 3 points
    I think 3 narrower slats is the ticket. I might have to make a traditional mortise. ... Gasp!
  6. 1 point
    Quick, easy project to build a vertical lumber storage rack..
  7. 1 point
    Those days are thankfully behind me!
  8. 1 point
    Cliff, there are three settings on the Domino that dictate how wide the slot is. Its a knob on top of the machine that you can adjust the width with, BUT make sure that when you change the setting that the Domino is turned on. I believe it mentions this in the manual. This is true. Fixing mistakes is part of the journey. Things are looking good.
  9. 1 point
    Most times I wipe on one coat Garnet Shellac and then spray three coats of General Finishes High Performance - which is a waterborne poly. The shellac will give you nice warm tones and make the grain stand out. General Finishes also has another waterborne poly called enduroVar that has a little amber tone but it isn't the same appearance as ARS.
  10. 1 point
    My Jet 12” would fit inside that machine
  11. 1 point
    It's a truly great resaw, 19 9/16" capacity! Looking forward to doing a lot of veneer work and bent lams without having to schedule time on other folk's saws.
  12. 1 point
    Congratulations papa that’s quite a beautiful baby you have there, you two will have a lot of fun together, seriously Mick that’s a great score looks like it was meant to be there, you’ll have to get right on some project and give it a workout and post pictures of course
  13. 1 point
    Popped the rails out of the clamps and did some clean up, not terrible. The color mismatch is very noticeable, but thats how it goes. Laid out my dados And threw in a test clamp Made the dados on the router table Started domino-ing my way through the project. It was a lot harder than I expected. First I had an issue with my domino.. it wouldn't plunge all the way in to 25 mm. So I had to trim the dominos (turned out to be a plastic piece stuck that was causing this.) Second there were something like 16 joints to make and I managed to not label them all. And or some reason, my dominos were not snug. It could be because I cut the mortises then worked about 6 80 hour weeks in a row before coming back to the project so humidity changes screwed it up. Also, here I pluged from wrong reference side While I was at it I chiseled my stuff, conveniently forgetting to do the back dados, which is fine since I forgot to cut dados in the back leg pieces anyway. Since my dominos were so loose, I put some more in. Then did the sub glue-ups. I did the sides first, actually a few days apart. Then the rest. This was easily the most frustrating and stressful glue-up I've ever done. I used titebond 3 because I knew it would be bad, and it still almost set up with things not together right. I thought I planned well, but it turned out that I really didn't. This rail tried to twist, so I had to run a 12 inch clamp on it to get it to stay straight.
  14. 1 point
    I don't want to brag, but I might just finish this project. I'm setting records for the most and dumbest mistakes and yet still have a functioning project. Since this is my first ever actual furniture project, I find most of these errors somewhat ok. It's just a learning curve. I made a template for my legs, and set up my new sawstop router wing. I made 5 legs. Glad I did, I destroyed the first one and my template almost immediately. Next four went much better. Overall my experience went pretty ok. There were some major inconsistencies. So I clamped them together and sanded those inconsistencies out. Then I started on the rails. I have to admit, I should have thrown these away and restarted them, but I'd have had to go buy more material because the only 8/4 walnut I have is still drying. Here are the mistakes I made, in no particular order: 1. I cut a curve into them, which ruined my inset glass door idea. 2. I cut a curve into them BEFORE trying to cut dados for the glass and back 3. I cut my material too thin and had to glue on extra stock after the curves were cut - which btw, was a terrible grain and color match. 4. This may be a leg issue too, but I completely screwed up my placement of the glass and left no easy way to put in shelf pins. And here are the pics Then fixing the rail thickness This seems like a lot of clamps
  15. 1 point
    I built that rack a few years ago (there's a post about it on here somewhere), but like everything in your shop it evolves over time. I didn't have the Woodpeckers stuff when I built the rack, but they found a safe home behind the clamps. I picked up the drill set one day for some can't pass it up price. They then proceeded to get moved from one work surface to another because I had no shelf or drawer for them. One day I realized the drills have these goofball belt clips** and I just happen to have a ton of picture hanging wire and voila storage was born. The thing with the clamps is that the first thing I'm going to do when I take one off the wall is flip the head down, because the next thing I do is put the clamp on the floor standing on the clamp head. So I'm a step ahead, and the Jorgy's don't slide down and smack my hand. **belt clips, really? Like my pants were staying up too much and I really need to hang 5 pounds of drill on my belt to keep them down.
  16. 1 point
    Starting to pick up some speed on this project. Glued up the seat frames and cleaned up some templates. Here are the seat templates, you see the frame and the template for the 1/2" plywood that will turn into the cushion. There is about an 1/8th" gap all the way around the seat cushion template. In theory that space will be taken up by the leather covering. The cushion will simply fit in via friction; The seat frame glued up, culls were cut out in one area to achieve a better clamping direction of pressure. The excess on the inside of the frame will receive a rabbet up to the pattern line and the remaining lip will support the cushion. Here's a close up of the back joint in the seat frame. Two stacked 6mm dominos are the support for this joint. Both angles were cut at 42 degrees to match the same 42 degree angle the side and backrest were cut at. Pleased with the joint; The front joint makes up for the combined 42 degree cuts in the back. The side is cut at 6 degrees to match a square front rail, stacked 6mm dominos here also; Here's what's on tap next; Cut off excess on the outside of the seat frame via the band saw. Pattern route the outside of the seat. Rabbet the inside of the seat. Fit the seat frame to the sides of the chair and attach using 8mm dominos. Cut out and fit the plywood cushion base and upholster the seat. Glue up chair. Continue to shape, sand and personalize the look of the chair. Thanks for looking