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    What's the difference between an introverted and an extroverted engineer? An introverted engineer looks at his shoes when he's talking to you, an extroverted engineer looks at your shoes when he's talking to you.
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    Heres the results of this last weeks work. Globe/bowls are birch cut and stacked from a board. The stands are curly walnut, the finial is purpleheart. The stand for the top has a felt lined recess to seat the finial in when the globe is opened.
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    Nonsense. Just throw a sheet of cardboard on top and you're good to go. You gotta understand how to layer!
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    Since my retirement, I have been spending more time in my shop this year. Here are some photos of my shop and bench. "Benchzilla" has given me about 10 years of faithful service so far. I built it using M&T frames and raised panel construction and it weighs about 300lbs. It is just over 4x8 ft. as I also use it as an out-feed table. It has it's own electrical circuit and a dedicated panel with hidden outlets under the ledges. It also has a small built-in air compressor to run my brad guns. Still, I am gradually gravitating back towards an emphasis on hand tools. I have built boats and airplanes in here as well as some furniture of which I still have much to learn.
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    He was the man in charge!
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    Only on alternate Thursdays of the sixth week of February.
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    They didn’t laugh at me at a Lumberjack show. I didn’t win first place at every show, but they did know the ole mtn boy was at the show.
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    The torsion box design will provide strength to prevent racking (horizontal, in this case), but I wouldn't think it would provide much vertical strength. How about just a 2x2 running vertically from the unsupported corner of each shelf up to the stretcher below the bench top?
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    On my Schedule C, I list my occupation as Carpenter, and also have since 1974. I admit to never spending any time thinking about matching tools, which includes reading most of this thread.
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    I generally match my tools. Almost all of the tools in my shop are woodworking tools. I keep the car tools in the garage and the garden tools in the shed. It's nice to have all the matching tools together in the place they get used so i don't have to go searching for them ...
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    If you don't want feet under those front inside corners, and you don't want the shelves to flex, you need to build them as torsion boxes. Without the bottom skin, those frame members will flex/twist with downward force. I'm afraid I don't know the engineering terms to properly explain this, so I'll suggest this: build the assembly without the bottom skin & step on the unsupported corner and measure the deflection. Then add the bottom skin & do the same. I don't have an engineering degree (often wish I had), but many decades of building stuff has taught me enough to know that without that bottom skin there will be significant movement. With it there will be very little.
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    Nice looking case. Clean lines and the open back makes it visually light.
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    It almost has a faint Asian look to it as well. I like it a lot. I like the wood choice the birch has some nice faint figure to it that adds visual interest but isn't overwhelming. I also like backless book cases, I think it helps the case not dominate the room it's in as much. Is it goign to be for books or household decorations?
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    Nice start. Drawers going to be inset? Looking forward to the progress. A lot of Amish and Shaker stuff has a Arts and Crafts look about them as well. Seems like an adaptable design.
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    You’ve seen me on a swing bridge. Heck, I can’t stand on a basketball court without getting wobbly !
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    I like this idea. It has the added benefit of helping you avoid storing "knee-knockers" on those side shelves.
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    WELL!!!!! Pretty sure I have all of the rainbow poplar sold. If you snooze you lose.
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    Yet we all have a surface or 7 that nothing else can fit on.
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    Damn nice work, but I think the first one is gonna leak.
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    Hmm @Isaac so being a carpenter excludes you from being a fine woodworker because our tools don't match? Or you can't be a fine woodworker because your not anal enough to have all your tools match? Fine woodworking seems like a pretty exclusive club with this kind of logic, I don't care what a tool looks like or how old or, new it is, I don't care whether my tools match it's all about whether the get the job done I guess I'm just a carpenter and have proudly been one since 1974!
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    I did something similar for the name plate on the boat I made for my daughter last year, that I created a journal about here . I was able to order it on Amazon. I opted for screw attachment.
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    Any matching in my shop is coincidental. Not only am I a non-matcher, I am somewhat bothered by the concept. (Or, at least I was before reading this thread). In my mind, tools are utilitarian. They are there to serve a purpose. Worrying about whether or not the match doesn't even get on the radar of things I am concerned with. Matching is what my wife does with the towels and floor mats in the bathrooms. So at least in theory, it makes no sense to me . Now, having seen a couple of guys explain why they are matchers below, I can at least begin to understand it a little but. And when it comes to battery-powered tools, it only makes sense to match so you can accumulate more batteries and swap them around as needed.
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    It's like comparing a snow shovel to a snowplow, a circular saw to a tablesaw. For some jobs it just doesn't make sense to use a CNC. I would never give up my router table for the quick roundovers, chamfers, etc. I had lots of customers over the years ask me if they could do 5 piece doors on a CNC router. Of course you can, but you'd only do it once! I made a solid cherry rocking horse entirely on a CNC router because, at the time, I didn't have a shop set up for woodworking. It was a pain in the keester!
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    Would you have a dedicated router for the table? If so I gotta believe it would be a lot faster to setup a router table for a straight forward operation like a quick round over than it would be to create those instructions for a CNC.
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    I know what you mean. I consider my waist size proof the universe is expanding.
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    That looks like an awesome space. Also that's a massive table. I can't imagine the amount of stuff i could pile on top of there to avoid putting it away.
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    Same thing happened to me in an unused, new can. I got 2-3 sprays and then... Nothing.