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  1. Years ago when I was in elem. school, there was a story book that I read by candlelight, about a dog with a bone in his mouth, crossing a bridge over a stream. He saw his reflection in the water and, thinking it was another dog, he dropped his bone in the water to grab the other dogs bone. If it’s a good planer and that’s what you want, it won’t be on CL long.
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  2. Some days you just feel like you are chasing your tail. Some times it is better to just close the lights and go inside the house.
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  3. So I finally pulled the trigger. I got a square scraper, 1/2 inch bowl gouge (which I promptly put a fingernail grind on with my new) and the PSI sharpening jig. I'm really happy with the results with he jig and new steel so far. I managed to get an edge sharp enough to cut my finger like a razor would, so that's a plus (kinda). I haven't had the chance to turn anything with them yet, but I have a hard maple blank just screaming to be turned into a dice tray (seem my previous tray made from Paduk and curly maple). Hopefully this week! Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
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  4. I recently did this cabinet with Blum Aventos lifts. You use whatever higes you want, then add the appropriate lift to keep the door open. They have several styles, the lift force is adjustable, and they provide a good calculator to figure out which lift to buy http://www.cshardware.com/blum-aventos
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  5. The grasshopper looks tall. I ran Exmark 4’, 5’, and 6’ and loved them. They are more like the latter two. If you don’t have a tipping concern, the roll bar removal let’s you sneak under lower obstructions.
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  6. Minstalling some adjustable feet ... I only ordered 4 so I have to wait until tomorrow to get the other 4 I need [emoji20] ... I thought I had 8 haha Installed the workbench casters as well. Nice and easy and seem to be decent quality. We shall see once I try and lift all this haha. I added an extra 3/4 piece to each caster to hopefully give it more strength and not break anything or rip the side of my cabinet off And the other end installed. Now the fun part tomorrow once I get the feet on ... removing that and putting cabinets under it so it doesn’t tip over while doing it
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  7. Sometimes that's a short drive ! <grin>
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  8. If not considered, check out hinged pocket doors. It would be mounted on the sides instead of the top but the door(s) will be out of the way. You will need a cabinet a few inches wider to accommodate the hardware.
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  9. Search Richelieu Hardware. They have the widest selection I've found.
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  10. All I no is your doing a great job. I think your lights are running on 100 watts.
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  11. I make test cuts and measure those. That leads to understanding what the settings on the machine result in.
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  12. The domino works well for cutting slots for the buttons. For this one, I used the widest setting but indexed of the side markings for the cut. That way, it gave me an extra wide slot. I probably made the button slightly to big but it's going across the length of the table so it shouldn't matter for expansion.
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  13. Dang Lewis, great read but obviously I haven’t had time to go thru the whole thing. But wayyyyyy better than the instructions that came with the machine. Thanks bud, I will print the entire article at work tomorrow. Next time in the states, stop by Houston and we’ll show you a good time.
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  14. Way to go Coop, mortice in the wrong place, I’ve never done that ( well not today anyway) seriously Ken I’m really enjoying following along. Stupid metric system, I thought they made those with good old USA scales now. If I can ever convince my wife a Domino is in my future. Very nice work sir !!
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  15. That's a good choice using the 200 lb slides on the planer etc. KV 8405 22" slide should be around $10-$13 . The "05" means the slide has overtravel, it pulls out an extra inch which gives you much better access to the contents of the drawer.
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  16. It might be Douglas fir, but it's been sheltered and vertical ( I'm guessing). Clear Southern Yellow pine might be a bettter choice. A wood T&G floor will last best if it's got a good coat of enamel paint on it. Reusing old T&G wood is a lot of work. Leaving anything other than pressure treated out in the rain isn't a good idea.
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  17. Nice looking patch ! A big part of mastering this craft is learning how to fix your mistakes. Climb cutting works but it's not for the slow reacting or weak of heart.
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  18. I remember that book.
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  19. I have drilled a few of the bars on my oldest Bessey K body clamps. The new ones have the hole and it works with a joining plate to make a longer clamp when needed. Burned up a cheap bit and had to buy a true quality bit to get the job done. Clamp bars are made of pretty hard steel. Use slow speed & lube , sawzall or hacksaw not a jig saw. Slow drill speed too, it's easy to burn up a good bit.
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  20. I have that jointer. I did a similar thing, going from a 6 inch to a 8 inch. A 12 inch would be nice indeed, but what’s your planer width? 2x 8 inch boards is 16 which is already wider than my 13 inch lunchbox planer. I’d did the 8 inch, and will be upgrading my planer to the segmented cutterhead next... good luck and let us know what you did!
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  21. Thanks Ronn. I failed to mention that all of the pieces will be held together with my Father’s Day gift bought a couple of months in advance. Not a nail one in the whole build! As the aprons will be set back in the legs and not centered, I had to convert mm to inches, then back again so all of my mortises will be perfect. I was careful to mark the sides with white pencil and even stuck blue tape on the sides that get the holes. So AFTER cutting my first mortise, I took a measurement and realized that I had rested the Domino on the wrong face. Luckily the second one was correct.
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  22. Today’s work. Cut out parts and started assembling Oh Makita how I love you so Dados all over the place. My pretty work holding table haha. The mft getting some use today. Getting braces cutout Oooooh pocket holes. 1 x 1 we go marching hurrah hurrah And got 3 assembled today ... will finish the rest tomorrow. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  23. Nice work. Well executed. I like it.
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  24. Thats about all you have to check I have a set of new knives that will fit, (I put in a shelix, the day I bought my jointer) you can have the blades, pay for shipping.
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  25. My kind of jointer. I'd buy it if it checks out.
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  26. Here is what I am thinking for the slide purchase. I am debating only getting real slides for the 3 big pull out drawers for the planer, sander and compressor. The rest of the drawers I am debating on putting in just some wood rails they can slide on. I think it will work just fine and save quite a bit of money since I am looking at having to buy about another 12-16 slides if I get them for every drawer. The other drawers will be small and not really hold any major weight, just smaller stuff that needs a home ..... thoughts?
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  27. Looking real good Coop! Your making some quick progress on this project.
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  28. A member here, aka @wdwerker had some input on the dimensions of the legs, aprons and stretchers. And welcomingly so as I think the shape of a John Deere tractor is attractive. I cut several patterns for the legs from mdf and he picked one. After milling the legs to final size, I cut a mock up leg to practice on. Shown on the left. The color change is due to the fact that had to laminate a slice of walnut to a chunk of poplar to get the full 2”. Then I took the mdf pattern and transferred it to my leg blanks, doing my best to make it dummy proof. Next, I took the marked
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  29. Well the carcase was finally glued up, everything square as can be ... and I forgot to take a photo of this! However, while planing the outside, I discovered that the black walnut required nothing more advanced than a simple single-blade common angle plane. Many years ago I received a smoother from Steve Knight. This was the first occasion I got to use it. Just wonderful to work this wood! The next step was to complete the vertical dividers. These were inserted and, with some relief, these were square as well. A reward for attention to detail? The photo below shows t
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  30. So it's been a few weeks. I've still been working on the shed just slowly. It's spring so I have a lot of around the house and yard things to do. Got the base set. I had to do a lot of digging. After the digging was done things went really quickly. I have 3 walls up. I wish i could be crazy and work on this non stop to see how fast i could get it done but i don't have that ability. Also dragging the project out makes it easier to stomach financially.
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  31. I expect the AC2 stuff that i bought will last 20-30 years just long enough for me to retire to tear the shed down and rebuild it I took last Friday off of work with the hopes to get some work done on the shed. There was still too much snow and the ground was frozen so i did as much prep work as i could with out potentially hurting myself. It started with a lot of standing around and enjoying the first really nice day of spring. I needed to trim back a fir tree that was encroaching on the space i wanted the shed to sit. I didn't want to damage the tree too much so I cut back branches only
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  32. Who needs a full size pick is what I say. Load #2. Decided to go ground contact structural beams for 1 row than set a 2x6 frame on top of that.
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