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  1. Finally Finished the Bench!!!! Now a three part finish of equal parts of spar varnish, thinner, and Boiled Linseed Oil. First project from the bench will be a new tool cabinet to fill the space in front of the bench so that my most used tools are right there at the bench at the ready! Just about burnt up this poor drill - drilling 24 holes through 4" hard maple
    6 points
  2. OK, it's been awhile, and my patience has finally paid off. My upholstery guy took the month of July off, and with the backlog of work he had to do I just got the couch back this week. So it's time to put a bow on this build. I like the fabric we picked, the cushions and couch look real clean and it sits very well. The MCM look is beginning to permeate my home, and this project will result in a few matching pieces for the room (love seat, coffee table, end tables). So here's the finally couch; Thanks for following along and I hope this was enjoyable to watch, I can say it was enjoyable to build.
    6 points
  3. The face side of the beads is a different matter. If I had thought about order of operations, I would have rounded the corners first. But I rushed, didn't think, snd made a boo-boo. Time for CA and sawdust! After a little carving of the groove, it isn't so bad. The color going on this piece should hide that pretty well. Moving along, I started cutting to "cock-beaDing" that goes around the legs. I put a 45* block on a bench hook to help, but these thin pieces were pretty simple to cut. Since my marking knife won't fit in that groove, I use the marking pin stored in my combo square to punch a mark for the inside of the miter, then take it out of the groove and mark witb a knife. A sharp pull saw can really take a fine cut! So, here is the cock-beading in place. No glue yet, so the tape helps to avoid losing any small bits. Here is what the lower shelf looks like with legs attached.
    3 points
  4. My son in law, his brother and a couple of friends helped me move everything. My lumber got moved a couple of times; that was no fun either time. As to storage, this was a sore spot for a long time but I have gotten over it . The delay of the shop caused a reverse domino effect delaying work in the backyard and some home remodeling. My machines, tools and materials have been in one of three outbuildings on the property, in a large trailer on the property and in the 3 car garage. With the shop near-done I am moving what I can from everywhere . So much stuff has been inaccessible for so long, every day has started to feel like Christmas. I have lost count of how many times I have said "there that is!" and "I knew I had that!" in the last week. I hope to get the all clear (weight limit on lifting following minor eye surgery) this coming week so we can move the big stuff in. Things should move rapidly toward making sawdust after that
    3 points
  5. Recall that the bench includes a "valet tray" for keys, wallet, etc... Still pondering the tray support structure, and I need the tray to help visualize. So, guess what's next? I have this rough blank of cherry. The tray will be oval, and rather like a shallow bowl. Taking a page from the bandsaw box maker's book, I cut the blank apart, so I can shift sections and re-glue, to gain depth. That's all for now. Maybe more tomorrow!
    2 points
  6. Beading on the bottom shelf wasn't as clear cut as the legs. Rather than try to set the V bit up in my table again, I put it in my trim router and took another pass. I also radiused the corners, just using a hand-held belt sander. Not being comfy with routing around those corners on edge, I use hand tools to carry the bead around.
    2 points
  7. Got help to dolly the DP into the shop. the rest can be moved in small pieces so I'm good with that. One more piece of the puzzle done . . .
    2 points
  8. Partial shipment of my Christmas present! This was a filler to use the rest of the gift card and I think I am going to like it. It does a nice job of fitting the cap iron screw on both my Veritas replacement sets and my Lie-Nielsen planes. Kinda cool!
    2 points
  9. When these came put they had Problem with the Allen head hold down coming loose all the time . Wax there ever a hack or fix for this?
    1 point
  10. Picked up the Rockler dust collector expanding hose and the swivel connector for it. With my little Jet dust collector it needs a swivel so it doesn't get tippy. Nice to replace the early 90s hose that seems like it was a gutter drainage pipe.
    1 point
  11. The mortar is much easier to repair, should you ever remove the chimes, but may also break out if you drill into a thin spot. Not every bricklayer is consistent with their mortar. Tapcon screws are very strong, provided you follow the directions, drilling the proper hole and clearing it of waste. Far stronger than needed for a set of wind chimes. To be honest, before I drilled into the brick OR the mortar, I would test with a removable adhesive, like "Alien Tape". Chances are good that the first place you hang it won't be where your wife wants it ....
    1 point
  12. That’s a neat deal Ross! Thanks for sharing! Glad you two had a good time.
    1 point
  13. Details such as these are what makes a good woodworker stand out! Well done.
    1 point
  14. @Chet, it really is. My great-great uncle had owned much of that property, prior to the state acquiring it for the park. I remember, as a kid, walking across the fields from his old house, to climb the big mound. That was maybe 10 years before the state developed the existing park facilities. Many people don't know it, but Shilo National Battlfield, about 45 minutes drive from me, also contains a significant Woodland-era mound site.
    1 point
  15. Cody and I made our annual pilgrimage to the 'Archaeofest', held at Pinson Mounds State Park to commemorate the culture of the Woodland-period people that built the mounds. The event was subdued, between Covid concerns and rain. Still interesting. Oh, and it is just 2 miles from my home.
    1 point
  16. Baby steps . . . the hydraulic table has already paid for itself in the past. It is way ahead now ;-) With the DP Wall Cab in the new shop I updated the build thread (bottom of the linked page) if anyone is interested or missed it.
    1 point
  17. Thanks guys. Yes that is an old car sub-woofer. It has been looking for a purpose in life ever since I got rid of the car it was installed in. It now provides the low, low end for the shop tunes. A little more progress this morning :-) Seems like a workbench out to be standing there… Oh yeah, that is where it goes. It’s taking so long I almost forgot :-)
    1 point
  18. Celebrated 49 years with this pretty girl yesterday, now what to do when the big 50 comes
    1 point
  19. I guess these are somewhat similar and didn’t realize it. I ordered these Sunday and received them this morning.
    1 point
  20. Here is how you tote stuff when you can only lift 30 pounds at a time. I made progress on the wall next to the tool cabinet this morning.
    1 point
  21. I've been needing to clean out and organize my shed since i had to scramble to sheet rock the garage. I finally made the time to do it and wow what a difference. I didn't take a before picture but lets just say there was an isle for the lawn mower and nothing else. With it clean I have to stop saying I have no space to store a riding lawn mower. I can easily open up both shed doors and drive my ATV inside. In my cleaning i found a place to store all those miserable cases handheld power tools come in. They eat SOOOO much space and i can't bring myself to throw them away. I know i should just stick them on facebook for sale but all the effort and minimal gains leaves me keeping them or if i get sick of them sticking them in the trash can. Right now they will live in the shed attic.
    1 point