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  1. I've wanted to build one of these for some time, but didn't have a lathe. I took a turning class with the very talented Laura Yeats last fall and thought it would be a great opportunity to get it done. I worked off modified plans in Popular Woodworking, adding almost 7" to the height of Christopher Schwarz' plans. I used a bunch of mesquite offcuts from previous projects. I ordered the leather package from Texas Heritage Woodworks, Jason Thigpen. Well worth the money IMO. Superb workmanship and detail. I didn't shoot many photos along the way. It was mostly a turning project, otherwise pretty simple. It really comfy!
    5 points
  2. i don't like to admit that I have birthdays so I celebrate his. I'm 7 minutes older and born on the same day, but it's more fun to say the way I did. (So Coop and I share a birthday as well.) One of my favorite stories about being a twin - I was traveling with my brother and we were standing at baggage claim waiting for our luggage and a woman walked up to us and said, "I just have to ask, are you two twins?" She thought I was a horse's ass when I responded, "Well, I am but he's not." It then took me 5 minutes to explain that the brother who was with me is 5.5 years younger but I actually have a twin brother who wasn't there. The other of my favorites, which pisses my twin off, when he was applying for his first cop job you have to give the names of all your family and friends for references. As a result, I got a form I had to fill out about my brother with lots of questions. When I got to the, "How do you know the applicant?" question I replied, "We were womb-mates."
    5 points
  3. I’m probably never going to buy any bench crafted hardware but I don’t get it. It’s not that bad is it? Is it about the purity of wood being on the workbench? If that’s the case, shouldn’t it all be made from timber? Having said that, a brass knob would have my vote. It’d have a nice patina after years of using it. Also, it could be worse. It could be a turned epoxy river knob.
    1 point
  4. Utterly fantastic, A great piece. I like it.. a lot.
    1 point
  5. Yeah i have a good 12' of in feed for my band saw and probably 25 feet of outfeed. Cut quality is not the point of the bandsaw the kerf of .04 is less than half that of a table saw blade so there is less material loss after cleanup. I guess table saw or band saw i'd still run through a drum sander after to ensure constant thickness. A decent bandsaw is necessary so if that isn't in the cards table saw is the best bet.
    1 point
  6. Canoe. A Bear Mountain Redbird. I do have a build log going on my site, https://www.farback.ca/index.php/boat-shop/27-bear-mountain-redbird-canoe-2019
    1 point
  7. Four hours on the table saw ripping 3/16" x 3/4" x 12' cedar strips for my canoe build. "Call me Dusty darling, everybody does" (fans of Little Britain will get the reference)
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  8. Thanks for the info I found an idea on another forum that someone is using that I'm going to experiment with before I spend any money. I'll take some pics if it works.
    1 point
  9. +2 on the HVAC place but, I can't give up the floor space/drawer space that a system for this purpose would take. When I see all the storage that is given up for that planer stand, I cringe. I'd hang it.
    1 point
  10. I'm sure Blum has 24" but it depends on how you mount them as to size you can use. Mounted directly to the side you can use a longer slide than ones using that bracket in the back.
    1 point
  11. Agree with @Chestnut, that looks wrong. The ship's wheel, at least, should get brass knobs, if not wood.
    1 point
  12. Why would anyone want a number 2? Only two fingers and a thumb can hold it.
    1 point
  13. Sooner or later you will find something to empty it on.
    1 point
  14. I disagree that's worse than i was expecting it just looks WRONG.
    1 point
  15. I had no idea how great the drawer fronts would look before the finish.
    1 point
  16. I would have enjoyed the first coat on those drawer fronts. the whole time i worked on my bed frame with similar walnut crotch panels, i kept thinking how good the panels would ultimately look. First coat of finish exceeded those expectations. Looking at the unsanded pics, i knew the fronts would be awesome. They didnt disappoint.
    1 point
  17. Or, make a copy and sell the pair to a quilting club.
    1 point
  18. This somewhat like a creole sauce. Imported from Louisiana to Texas. I don’t who’s thread I hijacked. Sorry.
    1 point
  19. I have the LN beading tool and blades and I've used it for fluting a couple of times. It works well to establish the profile but once I've reached a certain depth, it became difficult to use or too slow. I ended up holding the tiny blade with my fingers for those final passes, playing with the angle, it worked fine.
    1 point
  20. Here are all five holders with various blades. I even made drawer space for them next to my G&G square punches. I hope they get along OK; the drawer is officially a bit crowded. The black marks are where I had to grind the wood screws down since I only had 1" screws and the wood is 4/4 *shrug*
    1 point
  21. Oh wait here's the pine, looks OK...
    1 point
  22. Watching that video makes me want to poop.
    1 point