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  1. 5 points
    Time for some drawers! Edge banded BB ply for the most part
  2. 4 points
    Got it all unloaded and working on getting ready to adjust the beds coplaner today.
  3. 4 points
    #7 smooth bottom,#6 corrugated sole,an Stanley 110 block plane. I’ve been using my #5 as my jointer for awhile now an have always gotten decent results. But the last two projects have been just to big of parts for it (couple screen doors an dining room table). I had reach the #5 limits I did it but just way more work than normal. So I decided I needed to round out my collection. The 110 is well a try it out thing I’ve never used a block much in my work but the more I read the more everyone swears by them so I figured I take a chance an see if can incorporate it my next project an see how I like it.
  4. 4 points
    Arrived home home about 1am this morning, had an amazing time at Marc Adams and Mike was an awesome instructor! It was a lot of long days (11-12 hrs per day) for the week but after 54 hours in 5 days we went from this: to this Still have a bit to do like finish shaping the legs and stand parts, final fit of door, finish, and glue up, but what a great week if you ever get the chance to take a class from Mike I highly recommend it. The school is amazing as well. The facilities are top notch with an amazing amount of tools, machines, and space. I will definitely be heading back next year. Over the next couple of days I will go through the pics I took and post some up. To be honest we were so busy most of the week I didn't take a ton of pics but I'll post what I have.
  5. 2 points
    We are getting close. The drawers are done. There is still the base to be built, but the I feel that the hard yards are won. The following was completed this weekend ... One of the joys with hand tools is simply planing. Nothing special, just planing wood and creating wonderful shavings. This was the final dimensioning of the drawer sides prior to glue up ... More planing - this time the panels for the drawer bottoms. These are 6mm thick. With drawers this small and narrow (100mm wide and 100mm high), one probably could run a drawer bottom along the length. I decided to plan for expansion along the length, so the grain runs side-to-side. The panels are Tasmanian Oak ... The panels are ripped on the table saw, and one endt is shaped to the drawer front using the template for that row ... Here is a glued up drawer ready for the drawer bottom ... Extra long at this stage ... ... and trimmed to size (the extra "tongue" is to aid in removal, if needed) ... There is some expansion that can take place into the drawer front, as the groove there is deep enough (5mm at the front and 3mm at the sides). Some expansion can also take place to the rear. What I have done is drill an over size screw hole ... The screw needs to sit flush with the underside, as will become apparent in a while ... I am very happy with the drawers. They are tight and crisp, and all slide in-and-out their recess smoothly. I am also very pleased with an idea I came up with for the drawer stops. Drawer stops are very important in this chest as the drawers are inset by 3mm, and a stop at the front, behind the drawer front, will enable this gap to be maintained through the year. These stops are a little different. I searched the Internet to see if anything like these have been made, sold or used before. Nada, zip. I am amazed. The concept is so simple, and so easy to install. Please make and use them. I think that you will like the idea. Adjustable drawer stops ... I planed down some scrap Black Walnut. These strips ended up 20mm wide ... 40mm lengths were marked off, and the piece attached to my router-morticing jig ... Here's the complete set up. It was used to rout out 10mm long mortices ... Sawing away two strips, you are left with this. It was planed to a thickness of 3mm ... These were cut up and the fronts rounded. The reason for the round section is that it will butt up against the rear of the drawer front, which is curved ... These are screwed into the drawer recess. They can be fine-adjusted with the screw. All pretty obvious, really. The low profile allows the drawer to slide in without obstruction. With the drawers done, the knobs were attached. These are cast iron and small (just 22mm across). Yet they seen ginormous after looking at bare drawer fronts for so long. I was thinking of blacking the cast iron, but I now quite like the grey. I think that it adds to the modern feel of this chest. Your thoughts? The boards have been cut for the back board and the base. Next time. Regards from Perth Derek
  6. 1 point
    Here a couple pics of curly cherry lumber. Look at the outside of the boards in the first pic, thats what a curly tree will look like.
  7. 1 point
    The dream Guild project would consist of a joint collaboration between Marc Spagnuolo and Nick Offerman. What are they building? I don't care. I would buy it. Sight unseen. Upvote if you agree.
  8. 1 point
    Did you use 5000K bulbs? Were they CFL or LED? What was the lumen rating? Kidding, of course. That's a good trick.
  9. 1 point
    I'm with treeslayer. Anyone see the viral photos on the 'Net of Walmart customers? Some of them are hilarious, others you wonder where they came from.
  10. 1 point
    Got the beds coplaner using the fluorescent bulb trick. Also cleaned up and waxed and fence and beds. The shop still doesn’t have any 220 run so it will be a couple weeks before I get her humming.
  11. 1 point
    What is the definition of a Dream Guild Project? One that the majority members would want to participate in or one that they would enjoy watching. There have been several projects posted by many on here that I include in both categories and there are some like The Cabriole Thing by @davewyo that I enjoy every episode and envy his work but would never try due to lack of dexterity and skill. To me, the Dream Project would be one that I admire, was just above my skill level and a finished piece that I could put to use.
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    I picked up replacement 5/4 boards for the top, as well as a couple 4/4 boards for one more shelf at the lumberyard today. The weather forecast was for no rain in the morning, but of course it started raining while we were there. No pictures of boards in the pickup because I was in too much of a hurry to get them inside. Since they got wet, I'll hold off on milling them for a couple days. I did get back to the doors, though. I gave the door rails and stiles their last sanding at 220, let the air cleaner run a bit, and then put on their first coat of varnish. There's 24 more pieces for the drying rack. I think I'll glue up the doors next, before applying the remaining coats of varnish. The one coat should give me some insurance against glue squeeze-out, so I should be safe.
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  14. 1 point
    Not the Walmart where I live
  15. 1 point
    2019 course catalog for MA comes out in Nov 2018 Thanks Coop!
  16. 1 point
    That’s bigger than most of the women at Walmart
  17. 1 point
    If it is just one-and-done you could just do it by hand: Adze > gouge > scraper. I always end up reaching for the chisels when I'd otherwise have to build some jig I'd use once...
  18. 1 point
    Glad that worked out. The forum has given me so much help I am glad to be able to give a little something back I was curious why they didn't hit on that. Having about a half a dozen Mil's in the shop I'm tuned in to them a bit.
  19. 1 point
    It sounds like your collet nut is not appropriately attached to the collet. The collet nut should not come free of the collet without purposely being removed for the purpose of service/replacement of collet or nut. If the nut just "comes off" when unscrewed, the "release" function never occurs. In my manual this collet assembly/disassembly is explained/shown on page 6.
  20. 1 point
    Or possibly a babbitt hole...
  21. 1 point
    So to prep for my class I cut and glued up the case panels Then I moved on to cutting out the rough leg blanks, starts with marking out the location on the blank I set up the bandsaw for the first cut. The Carter Magna Fence really shines here Once that is cut I clean it up on the Jointer and then do the second face I head to the table saw for the final two cuts Next up was to sharpen everything in the tool chest Plane shaving porn ahead All packed up and ready to hit the road for the 10 hour drive to Marc Adams.
  22. 1 point
    Finishing up the carcass and starting the drawers..