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  1. 4 points
    Pin it fill the pinholes and move on.
  2. 3 points
    I built this shelf out of off the rack red oak a few years ago. I saw all this curl in the back of the pile and bought the whole board. Used Marc’s recipe for popping the grain. I think it turned out well. I have no beef with red oak.
  3. 2 points
    I recently made this floor sweep hose attachment that works amazingly, and keeps me from having to kick up more dust with a broom. I will be adding a magnet to the front to pick up any metal and keep it out of the system. I've never used a floor sweep, but this works for me. Hope this helps.
  4. 2 points
    Code requires a means of keeping the building in place. Strapping roof to walls and j bolts on the bottom. We used threaded rods connected to the j bolts in concrete and through the top plates. Eliminates strapping. A pain in the ass. Threaded rods are stronger and much less labor. With weather luck, the shed should be covered in plywood by the end of the day.
  5. 2 points
    I think I would do a search on youtube for people building those types of enclosures and take note of the tools they use. I would watch different makers to get an overview of the different tools each uses. Some may involve a process you don't care for. Find a technique that looks comfortable to you that may involve the least amount of money and your skill set and take a look at the types of tools they use.
  6. 2 points
    I use test pieces of scrap to set mine up. http://go.rockler.com/tech/45-Degree-Lock-Miter-Instructions.pdf To be honest I find that using hidden splines is easier.
  7. 2 points
    Top is done and installed. Installing the top wasn't the most fun. I did figure 8 fasteners on the inside. The trouble was the dust frame didn't allow me to get my drill in there so i had to use a flex shaft. The shaft ended up marring the finish in one area so I'll have to touch that up one day. For future reference are those girth angle adapters any good? The drawers also needed some dividers. I grabbed some 1/8" mdf and cut out some shapes. The best part about this 1/8" mdf is that it's the exact same thickness as my saw blade kerf so making the divider joinery was a breeze. I didn't want to glue the divider in so i glued on some tiny blocks to hold the ends in place. The dividers are probably the ugliest part of this build but luckily they only will ever been seen by Megan and myself, and well you lot. I keep forgetting to take a picture of the device i used to stop the drawers from pulling all the way out.... I have to sand some of the drawer interiors because cloths were catching on them so if i remember i'll snag a picture.
  8. 1 point
    I am not sure if this has been discussed previously but a quick search did not return anything so I thought to share an option I found with my fellow guild members. (NOTE: I have absolutely no affiliation with this company) After 7 months of on and off work I have completed my Morris chair build, well everything except the cushions. Originally I had convinced my MIL who is a fantastic seamstress to make the cushion covers for me, even though she was very worried about doing a good enough job... I stumbled onto an interesting website called customcushions.com. On this site you can basically "configure" any cushion you want including ones with notches in the corners as both the ottoman and main seat have with this build. The only limitation with this company is that main fabric choice is the Sunbrella line. Ironically before finding this site I had mentioned to my wife that I would like to see if we could get some sumbrella fabric for her Mom to make the cushions with. So today I placed my custom order for the Ottoman, seat, and back cushion. The total cost including shipping for all three was $282 !!!! Time will tell if this was the right decision but honestly with such a low cost for all three if I dont like them after some time I can always have different ones made like I was originally thinking. Im not sure how much the material, foam, and batten would have cost me if I had stuck to my original plan but with the edge piping options, notched corners and ties for the back I feel like this is real bargain. One other bonus is that I will not be indebted to my MIL for her sewing services..... LOL I will post back some pics once I get them with my impression of the quality of the cushions. The Sunbrella fabric option is not for everyone but if you are like me and actually do like that option this may be a good alternative to a brick and mortar upholstery shop which could be exponentially more expensive. TomD
  9. 1 point
    Sure.......Fancy table tops and prettty wild wood for the walls in a cabin.
  10. 1 point
    I use something like this (https://www.amazon.com/TOOLTOO-Flexible-Extension-Screwdriver-Connection/dp/B074C6K2LW/ref=sr_1_17?keywords=flex+extension+drill&qid=1551281669&s=gateway&sr=8-17) I really should get a right angle driver beings that i find myself in this situation more often than not. Festool offers a really nice solution for their drills but dang those are expensive and my dewalt drills are still goign strong. I watch C-list for a drill that the batteries are shot on but when they show up their are either the wrong voltage or look like they went through a cement mixer for a year. I only had to veto 2 drawer pull styles to get something that was unassuming. She wanted those huge half clam looking ones first. I thought they would look awful. Megan then wanted 2 handles per drawer because they are on the wider side. With wooden slides 2 handles always leads to racking and can cause binding sometimes. I knew she'd get frustrated with that so i Insisted on 1 handle per drawer. After they were installed and she used the drawer for the first time it clicked and she realized why i said what i said. She isn't afraid to ask but she usually trusts me. Unless I'm on a snowy road and somehow stability and traction control are magically turned off .
  11. 1 point
    What part of the country are you in? Maybe the gang here know of some local resources that can help as well..
  12. 1 point
    Like any cutters, the key is sharp, sharp, sharp. Small mortiser posts about poor performance can almost always be traced to inattention to the cutters. Congrats on the machine and you already know the key to getting good results.
  13. 1 point
    Cheap and easy edge clamps: Future planning; route a groove in the front of the shelf, cut a tongue on your trim . . . And the trim glues in/on. But, you still need edge clamps ;-)
  14. 1 point
    Use gravity. Lay the cabinet on its back, apply the face frame, lay a 2 or 3 boards on top, perpendicular to the shelves, and put some weights on the boards.
  15. 1 point
    They'd work well as an extra set of hands to get things lined up but, not much else really. In this case, I'm not sure you'd really need the additional strength. Bandy clamps or face frame clamps would probably be the best remaining option with the others nixed. Tape would also work provided everything is straight and flat. I still think the pin nails through painters tape is the best option. With the tape there, the filler only hits the nail head and hides really well.
  16. 1 point
    Yea I might just pin it from the inside and be done with it
  17. 1 point
    Or use blue painters tape wrapped from the bottom of the shelf, around the face frame to the top, in several spots, to hold it against the ply till dried.
  18. 1 point
    Glue and pin nails to attach.. If you use blue painters tape in the area where you're going to shoot the pin nails, you can leave the tape in place, apply a little filler and then lift the tape. Only the nail heads will have filler in them so so have a bunch of finish sanding to do. Welcome to the forums Adam!
  19. 1 point
    I’m with @Barron. I thInk the tenons are the problem. I now dry fit all of mine and those that require ChannelLocks to remove. I hit them with a block plane. Mount the plane in your vise and hit the edges 3-4 times per side. Makes all the difference.
  20. 1 point
    Generous offer. Now if only that cutter head would turn my 6" General into a DJ-20
  21. 1 point
    Great job, love the figure, you really got the most out of that figured piece of walnut. I too was wondering about how you were going to put the top on with all the drawers and dust frame in place. You had no choice but to use fasteners that allowed for wood movement since your sides were frame and panel. I'd be interested on any tricks you guys employ when confronted with the situation Drew had to deal with.
  22. 1 point
    Well i ended up ordering another blast gate and a couple plug cutters from Lee Vally's free shipping event they did recently. I got the stuff in the mail this week and today i made a rough box. I know i could have used a purchased one but the stores were closed and i have a ton of redwood scraps laying around. I had to move the band saw slightly and i changed the way the piping is connected on the back. The length of flex to the band saw was reduced by half so that should increase flow but the bends are a bit more severe to the top so it's probably a wash. The sweep works great. I don't want it to be able to suck up large items so the opening is only 1.5" tall but that also increases air velocity at the opening. You only need to get dust within a couple inches it just zooms in. This is going to be a great addition.
  23. 1 point
    If you have a shop that looks like Paul’s, it’s a great idea. If one that looks like mine, buy a leaf blower.
  24. 1 point
    If you're starting from scratch keep the core tool list in mind: Table saw, bandsaw, jointer, planer, router table. Starting with the table saw probably makes the most sense, then I'd build a router table. Then add the jointer and planer together and finally add the bandsaw. That would be for flatwork anyway...if you had a bunch of projects with curves involved or you needed to do resawing, bump the bandsaw in priority. Core tools should be purchased before convenience and efficiency tools like an MFT or a drum sander. They're great to have but you're doing things backwards if you buy them before you have The Big Five.