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  1. So I got a lot done tonight. Mobile base on jointer. Clamps rearranged. There are a few more things to do but they’re going to get done as I go. It’s been too long since I did a project and with the new tools I’m stoked to get started. Before: After: Everything on mobile bases, too. Got some more clamp space - and some more clamps. BTW, I overheard my wife telling my youngest son, who asked what to get me for Father’s Day, “Clamps for his shop. He always says you can’t have enough clamps. He likes Bessey and I’ll find out what sizes he’s looking to fill
    5 points
  2. I am a big fan of Kyle Toth and his design sense. He is an artist whose medium happens to be wood / furniture. Anyway, he has made a table on more than one occasion that looks like it has a tablecloth draped on it but in fact it is different species of wood with some inlay. I love the design and have been wanting to make one like it. To get ready for the project, I elected to make a prototype to see what dimensions I wanted. This table is my prototype. It is based on the table that was built on the most recent episode of FWW Rough Cut. The top is 17' by 42". the height is 27.5".
    4 points
  3. Recovering in Zion Park from a hike to Angel's Landing. The down hill was brutal (wood working doesn't seem to do much for leg fitness!)
    3 points
  4. Lynndy and I were in Auckland, New Zealand recently for the wedding of her niece. We stayed with her brother and his wife. They have a wonderful home with some nice examples of arts and crafts furniture, one of which was an apothecary chest. I really love these pieces, and Lynndy especially has wanted one forever. So the order was placed and a spot lined up in the entrance hall. The design was mostly worked out in idle musing, and then I drew it up on sheets of 6mm MDF (I like this since the sheets end up as a story board and may be stored away more easily if needed at a later date).
    2 points
  5. I'm back on the road for work but, managed to get some stuff in the shop done before heading out! Time for a Chest of Drawers to match the shaker tables in our spare room. Big thanks to Mel for the help with the design. Since I was on the road for work, Mel pulled off the design for me while I was traveling home from a job which allowed me to pretty much just get going on the project. Should be 5 or 6 videos on this one I think..
    1 point
  6. Just came in! I’ve been using a bench top Rikon so a big step up. Got the riser kit, a mobile base, and Timberwolf blades. Will assemble and adjust tomorrow night!
    1 point
  7. Picked up an old Disston 4 tpi hand saw at a yard sale for $1. Dem some big teeth. Couldn't turn it down. Needs some cleaning but it's my first real rip saw. :-)
    1 point
  8. Thanks. I bought the sapele through an auction so I can not comment of the price. I bought about100 bf of 8/4 prime sapele, with max length of 4 feet, for about $180. I have used it for several projects so far and I am about to deplete my supply. I really like the look of the quarter sawn sapele. However, it is not easy to work with. I have pretty sharp planes but this stuff will get tear out easily. It works really well with a spiral cutterhead planer / jointer. Sapele color does change with time and from what I have observed, the color gets a greenish tint and, to me, it is not
    1 point
  9. For the "tablecloth" table, I intend to use birdseye maple as the primary wood. I just finished making the banding that I will be using. The banding is wenge sandwiched between strips of holy and black veneer. Here is how it turned out. The strip is 3/4 inch wide and 1/16 thick. It actually turned out pretty nice. I am having a hard time deciding on what lumber species to use for the middle section of the table, the part that conveys the sense of cloth that is draped on top and it extends below table surface at 90 degrees at the two ends. I would love to use an amazing pie
    1 point
  10. Kev, another great build, I used the Blum soft close drawer sliders on a tall boy chest of drawers and nightstands and they are worth the effort and cost!
    1 point
  11. I don’t know how I’ve missed this until now. But in doing so, I didn’t have to wait a week between each video like the rest of you! I echo Kent’s comment, videoing this project doesn’t make the build any easier on you, so yes sir, we appreciate you taking the time to do so and the time to edit it and put it together. Looking good Kev!
    1 point
  12. I agree. Big fan of Kyle Toth. I love his routed ebonized veneer tables and boxes. He must have tremendous patience and a very strong back to be able to do that for hours on end - not to mention a steady hand. Being somewhat older and much less patient, I'm planning on doing some tests on the CNC to get a similar effect.
    1 point
  13. Very nice, and the wood is lovely both before and after finishing. DId you use a clear shellac, or would that have mattered since you stained it? Did your previous project darken despite a finish?
    1 point
  14. I like everything about that table!!
    1 point
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  16. That's a beautiful table with great proportions & lines. I sure do love the look of sapele.
    1 point
  17. Keep in mind that some of us are north of the border - I think @drzaius is in Alberta. Many options that are inexpensive in the US are not the same in Canada. By the time you try to ship something here and possibly pay customs fees on it, you're better off finding an alternative.
    1 point
  18. I think it will be fine for my harbor freight collector. But once I upgrade to something more powerful (probably 2 years) I'll do something better. Or at least, bigger diameter.
    1 point
  19. Still on the road for work and having a bit of a hard time with the shift they have me on. Finally getting the joinery completed in the legs and getting the side panels glued up.
    1 point
  20. Sold. This kids a vet and I’m feeling bad now for getting him down to 25% off. 2 yo baby and sounds like a great guy. Thanks for your service @HunterL. Coop
    1 point