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  1. These made my wife a very happy mother this morning. She said it was the nicest thing I ever made so either she really liked it or the rest of the stuff I’ve made are crap… Once I made a longer one and rough cut the handle at 45s in the bandsaw shaping went much quicker and nicer. Figured I might as well finish up the stumpy one too.
    4 points
  2. Got some shopping done today Hickory, Spalted Hackberry, Sycamore, Walnut, and some Elm under the walnut. Going to be a busy Summer.
    4 points
  3. Well finally got the little side project bench done! The “client” could not have been more happy so to me that’s all that mattered plus learned a few things a long the way. A few of the joints were not 100% tight, but it looks ok since was going for more of that rustic look. Gave it a few coats of Danish Oil over the milk paint for a little protection. Hopefully I can get the main project finished up in the next few days.
    3 points
  4. I almost cannot believe it...in the real home stretch. Just need to drill the holes for the dowel safety pins; final sanding with 220; and then finish with some danish oil. Sure there were a few bumps along the way and things in the project that could be improved, but overall I am pretty happy for my first build that was not as much of a DYI style project. There is some truth in “just build something” as I think I was holding myself back by thinking it would be too hard or I would just mess up. Plus I am a firm believer in my Uncles Two Day Rule. When doing any project if you mess something
    2 points
  5. I saw it in a shop window and had to have it. I refer to it frequently.
    2 points
  6. There is a great deal of truth in that sign, Mark.
    2 points
  7. I bought a tormek a week or so ago and finally set it up this morning. I’m hoping to have time to try it out more tonight, but I used in on a couple of my beater chisels and I like it so far. I set it up in a spot that will be convenient to hit the strop wheel as needed.
    2 points
  8. Updates.... I ended up moving everything inside and just ran the exhaust through the wall. I have about 20 feet of 5" pipe, one 45 degree bend and two 28 degree bends in the attic. Then I transition to the flex hose in the shop. It's actually working really well and has kept up with my 13" planer and 6" jointer. I incorporated the cyclone into my shelving, and was able to put shelves back in after it wall assembled so I didn't loose much storage.
    2 points
  9. Cut down two small trees and cleaned up the mess from 9 stumps I had ground, now i'm going to take a nap! Definitely not 30 anymore when I could knock off a 12 hour day of physical work without issue LOL
    2 points
  10. Seeing your wire labeling reminds me, I took a label maker to all of my shop outlets identifying the circuit number and amperage for each line. Helps me balance electric loads and I don't have to go through any trial and error to find the breaker.
    2 points
  11. Floors were floated smooth but not polished per my request. They are much smoother than something like a sidewalk or a driveway but not so smooth that I’d like to drag my elbow across it :-) I may have just been thinking too much as my original intention was to leave it bare. I just like getting other peoples input and experiences to factor in.
    1 point
  12. Worked on the evinrude 9.5 motor last night. Everything is loose and works . I could verify one spark of two spark plugs. I'm really fighting a bass boat conversion. I'm trying to figure a 1/4 torsion box with storage on the boat to keep weight down.
    1 point
  13. Good call on the face plate labels. I did this in my previous shop and will follow through on this one as well. My labeling convention runs like '2, 32.3' which means the outlet is on service panel 2, breaker 32 and that this is the third outlet in the path on that breaker. I only daisy chain general use outlets that are used incidentally. Most outlets are assigned and just have something like '2, 35' as the outlet has a dedicated breaker or '1, 10-12' for a 240v position that uses breaker positions 10 and 12. I run GFCI's per code on the walls. Where outlets are ceiling mounted (or
    1 point
  14. well that's our goal isn't it, to make our wives happy and its a great goal ! those came out great. my wife has a favorite thing that i made for her and its not the one i would have picked as the best thing but she's happy with all the things I've made for her over the last 45 years so i can't complain
    1 point
  15. He is talking about a mitered box. Where would the edge show?
    1 point
  16. I set mine this way also. I am pretty new with mine but have found that letting up on the pressure you use toward the end of sharpening a tool it gives you a nicer polish. Tormek has a pretty useful forum for information when you are learning.
    1 point
  17. I hired it out $350 for nine stumps.
    1 point
  18. No, I ended up having to put a large tray underneath the grinder to contain the water spills. It may depend on what you sharpen but any blade that extends past the edge of the water tray dripped and made a mess.
    1 point
  19. I work best with a mirror ball spinning... The shelf is storage for the hose when it's not in use because it comes down in the center of the garage.
    1 point
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  21. Drawer #5: french fitted sliding bevels (Shinwa, Stanley and Chris Vesper) ... Drawer #6: This one is about the tools ... just because I think that they are beautiful, and I love using them. They give me joy. All the tools in this cabinet have a story, or a connection. This is one of the reasons I keep them, even though I do not "need" them as I have others. All get used. In the case of the chisels in this drawer, they are my go-to for dovetails and close-up detail work. Mainly because they are all fully bevelled at the sides and have minimal lands.
    1 point
  22. Someone above made reference to my “bugs” comment by saying this vaccine is different. That may be true, but we have a horrible track record as humans, for not accounting for the unexpected consequence. The menstrual issues following one issuance prove to me there is some variance between models. I don’t want to talk anyone down, but I am so healthy through natural immunity care, that I won’t be rushing out. I will be patient. That said, as a teacher...I expect schools will require it at some point.
    1 point
  23. I don't want to get into it regarding any of the above comments regarding clamping pressure. I'll just post this link to a video produced by Franklin, the makers of Titebond glue. I think it speaks for itself. http://www.titebond.com/product/glues/e8d40b45-0ab3-49f7-8a9c-b53970f736af#
    1 point
  24. At the furniture company we always did the reverse smiley faces with the grain. It helped with warping... Sometimes with high end expensive projects you cant.
    1 point
  25. I read through the above comments quickly. So, if someone already suggested this, I apologize for the repeat. When prepping boards for a panel glue-up I always alternate face in and face out as I pass them over the jointer. When I have all of the boards layed out on the table the way I want them, I mark them alternatively "in" and "out". Then when I pass them over the jointer, the "in" faces go against the jointer fence and the "out" faces are away from the fence. This compensates for any slight "out of squareness" and makes your joints much tighter. Hope this helps.
    1 point
  26. The short boards are 5/4 and the rest is 4/4. In that stack of lumber there is a dresser, 2 night tables, a framed mirror and a bench. That is what is next. It took a month to get the wood. 2 weeks at the mill to pull, band, and bill me. And another 2 weeks to get it shipped. Another of many delays were planned when it got to the local depot so I went and picked it up for the last leg. Around 50 miles. Then after staking the lumber I was breaking and cutting the pallets. And I step on a pop top, cut my heal had to cruise on back home. It really was a nail. Went through the precautionary s
    1 point
  27. It’s not done yet, but today I was able to get the small side project I was talked into doing with the kitchen helper assembled. It is a small bench one of the kids talked me into that they found plans for in an old book we had. They helped with the layout and sanding of the parts and are going to paint it with some milk paint to finish it off.
    1 point
  28. After leaving a popular forum that was taken over by ads, I tried to run my own forum. I did do based on only donations. After several years I gave up. Donations do not come in on a timely manner or consistent bases. I’m not sure why they changed things or by how much. I’m just thankful to have a forum available to use at the moment. .
    1 point
  29. When I hear drawers and doors slam, I know it’s time to load up the puppy and go for a ride. Nothing good could come from staying around. Looking good Drew!
    1 point