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  1. It's been a while guys. I haven't done anything on the fine side of woodworking recently but I have done a few things over the past few months, mostly some little honey do's. I'll start back around xmas time. First up I made some maple and canary wood cutting boards for gifts. Nothing special but I like how they came out. Around the same time I also made a couple knives, one was a gift for my dad and the other was for me. I made mine with a single bevel as I've always wanted to try a single bevel knife. I'm not a super big fan now that I've made it, it cuts cur
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  2. Well the build is pretty much done, just need to add the crubber to the chop and dogs, some sanding and apply the finish. Benchcrafted hardware works like a dream. I will post some final pics once the finish is on. Supposed to hit 94 degrees here in N Idaho today so the shop is closing up and the house a/c is going on!
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  3. Got the top on finally we have had quite the heat wave here in the Northeast so haven't done much. Started to trim it out with the walnut then I will mount the end vise next . I need you guy's opinion I want to plug the holes not quite sure if I should do it with walnut plugs.Or use pine like the rest of the bench for some contrast against the walnut any opinions would be greatly appreciated
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  4. So i have a slow day at work, FINALLY!, so i figured I'd share with you guys my thoughts on the festool saw i purchased. This is not only a review of the Festool TSC 55 Li REB + Airflow Batteries but als a review of the festool recon webstore. I went though some of this in my shed build but figured i'd condense it and add some more info. A while ago i was told about festool's recondition website. It operates like woot! where a recon tool is offered until it sells out then they move to the next one. I bought the saw through that website and it shipped and was at my door in 4 days. It said
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  5. Craigslist find. A reclaimed wood millwork shop was advertising a mystery wood they called Acacia. They said they sent a sample to a lab many years ago and it came back as a member of the acacia family from Hawaii. The boards were each 8 ft long, 20" wide by 8/4 thick for $20 a piece. I picked up 7 of them. Planed down, they look like paduak, but with a less discernible grain structure. All-in-all a decent looking wood. So I was happy with my score. Here's where it gets better though... While I was picking those wide boards up, the guy showed me another stack of narrower, 8" wide boards t
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  6. Eat well and take no prisoners.
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  7. Well we have really good .... OMG Squirrel.
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  8. Swings have been around for centuries. Tables have been around for centuries. The rational for not putting the two together has been around for centuries.
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  9. Dating a structure by taking core samples from timbers that have some of the bark edge left from the tree they were hewed out of, and comparing the ring sizes to others in the database of known dates. Today, Mick Worthington came to an old house I've worked on, on and off, over the past 7 years. The told history never made a lot of sense to me, and as I got into working on the house, there were things about it that made it look a lot older, to me, than the told history. The only way to prove when the house was built was by Dendrochronology. There are several possibilities for interesti
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  10. Looks exactly like some blotchy blue stain I have seen on anigre. No idea if/how you can get it out.
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  11. Brendon, that is a tough question. I pretty much followed Marc’s video instruction on the build and just took my time. Unlike you there is no way I could build this bench in 17 days! It is actually a fairly straight forward project, nothing too complex in the build other than dealing with large pieces of wood. It is imperative your jointer and planer are dialed in perfectly to get nice square pieces. I quickly found my jointer beds were not perfectly co-planer and it shows up quickly on long pieces of stock. You make a lot of planer shavings in this project, I think I emptied my 55 gal d
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  12. It's not as bad as pallet pieces. Almost, but not quite. Hey!
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  13. Hooray to the USA for not teaching our kids financial responsibility or the true meaning of frugality.
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  14. I just don't understand all this hate for such a beautiful piece.
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  15. LOL I have a federal piece on my bucket list but in all honesty the thought of spending that much time on a piece and then storing it in a closet is less than appealing. When I showed it to my wife she was like who's that for because it's not going in my house
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  16. At the present time I would be more than glad to do the job. I would give a price of $249 and by the time you go get the lumber and legs along with building it and doing a finish your day is over. $ 200 for a day for me is better than waiting for a better job to start. I just did a small cherry top for someone for $89.00 and made $35 a hour. I guess a lot depends on if someone needs the money or not. If I didn't I would not want to work for anyone because I had so much more fun building whatever I like and working in shop stuff. PS...$249 sounds better than $250.. Oh I almost forgot,,
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  17. I tried to hold my tongue, but I can't. That table is absolutely the fugliest piece of rustic furniture I've ever seen. I have no other words.
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  18. I about spit up my dr pepper on this one LOL
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  19. Leave the banding on the bundle at the big box store and toss some legs on it
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  20. Worked as long as I could stand, it's 100 here in the Mid-Atlantic and humid. When sweat is dripping onto the table saw you know you need to stop, esp when it's a sawstop. I thought a well placed drop of sweat might fire the brake. One other challenge with this project, I just upgraded to the sawstop and I didn't get the dado brake yet, so I had to cut the 3.25" dados in the seats with a thin kerf blade. Time consuming for sure. Here's my progress today; Started by refining and shaping the neck of the back support that the backrest attachs to; Then sanded this neck area to
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  21. I follow a guy on Facebook, J. Kenji López-Alt, the Serious Eats/Food Lab guy. https://www.facebook.com/kenjilopezalt/ Food is his thing, but he's also a decent woodworker. He posted a photo of an outdoor table & benches that he made out of redwood that is just stunning. Even if you don't care for live edge stuff, you might like this.
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  22. Beautiful slab! I personally hate the hare pin legs as they scream "too lazy to build a base" but, the wood is gorgeous!
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  23. I got the base put together and added the bottom shelf, I am now at the point where I will need an extra pair of hands to move the base and attach the top. I am really hoping I don’t need to do much work to flatten the top.
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  24. We used the Blums when we remodeled the kitchen. LOVE the adjustability of them.
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  25. Pallet wood. .... Short story. I was in Tractor Supply the other day to see they carried inverter generators in store. Asked about pellet stoves because I was tired of looking at @Kevs stove..I was told they had one out back for $750 because it was a closeout item. it was a King stove and they cost about $1200 reg around here so I took it home hooked it up only to see a big flash when I plugged it in.. So the next day I took it back and they offered me this Ashley bay front for the same price. Its about a $1500 stove so I figured if I don't like it I could get my money out of it easy. I stuc
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  26. Wood moves, plans change. Parts get cut slightly too short so the entire project must adapt or the budget will suffer. This is a central reality to our world.
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  27. Constant heat on the inside of the door isn't helping but if there is a hole in the bottom convection should make it workable. I've found that almost all commercially made flat slab veneered doors are made with a particleboard core. I don't love the stuff but it stays flat much better than plywood does. Long plywood doors do have a tendency to twist. https://www.kjmagnetics.com/products.asp?cat=173 Look at BC82CS -S and BC82CS-N if you get one of each the combined power is 26 lbs of pull. That should be plenty to hold the door shut & flat if shimming the top left back corner do
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  28. This is the cabinet with a couple of the drawers in it: Secret compartment (one of two in it): Current location of the drawers: Yeah, I think I'll just build myself another one...
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  29. So, build another cabinet around the drawers! No sense in letting all that effort go to waste.
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  30. It's just that simple. Thanks!
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  31. So I inherited my mother's dresser. Bought sometime in the early 1960s. It's pretty well built, dovetailed drawers made of beech, exterior is hard maple. It's very heavy and I've always been impressed with it's construction. But my wife thinks it's ugly, and you know maybe it is. It's that classic brown stain that everything was done in back in the day. So she hunted the internet and found one on ebay for $200... said we should sell it.
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