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  1. 4 points
    Finally done! Most materials are out of the shop and in my new storage shed. My scrap pile is gone. All the good scraps now reside in the rack along with the same species The worthless scraps will smoke meat for 2 of my hunting friends. Before if I needed a scrap and it was not on top of the pile I'd cut into a new board. All leftovers are on the stack of same species. I found 6 boards of poplar I did not know I had. I have bought a lot of poplar over time not knowing I had some. And about a year ago I ran into an opportunity that normally I hear about and never have a chance at. 200' of exceptional 1" cherry. Very little sap and boards up to 18" wide. All at a good price. I had no room for it but the owner of a cabinet supply is a good friend and he allowed me some storage until last night. Now the cherry is at its next space. Mostly when I buy wood it is for a specific project. So it makes me think when will I use the cherry, who will commission me, and what will the project(s) be? I might have the answer tomorrow or 5 years from now or never. But I like the questions and occasionally ponder the thought. This is the side door which allows me access for non lumber storage. I intend to plumb the rain barrel. The water will be used to irrigate my bananas. They are water pigs. A new cedar bench for the rain barrel. Inside the side door.
  2. 4 points
    Well the first ceiling is complete So that's about as far as I can go on the exercise room for now other than to touch up some dings that appeared in the walls. Next up is probably prime and paint the rest of the basement. I have also been working on some cabinet sketches for the bar area Need the better half to make some decisions on material choices so I can get going on those. Finally I will be back in the shop for more than just grabbing a tool...I mean its only been 8 flipping months
  3. 3 points
    Even though the end of the semester is next week and my students have been scrambling to finish up their projects I've still made a little progress this week. Got the frame parts cut out and the side panels sized and ready for assembly. Here's the cloud lift that separates the upper drawers from the file drawers. I put some sliding dovetails in for the frames to tie into for a little extra rigidity since the files drawers will be pretty heavy. I took a good bit of video of the processes that I'll try to put together this weekend.
  4. 2 points
    The right side has the tiger, the left side doesn’t have any. Bmac wants his lumber off the right side of the log.
  5. 2 points
    That was an expense we could have done without. One, ours was still working and quiet enough, just not a s/s finish. Two, we have a double s/s sink so what do we need a dishwasher for? I’ve learned to just say yes ma’am and kiss a**.
  6. 2 points
    I will pick out the best boards out of RIW tiger hard maple log. You want any hand picked Coop out of his log it’s free. Wait you would need to pay for having it kiln dried.
  7. 2 points
    Here's what the framing looked like for that little corner, hip roof display. The rafters are 3x's, so I used the Milwaukee 10-1/4" circular saw. That red case is the metal box that the 10-1/4 saw came in. That's the only original, metal toolbox that I think I'm still using. That saw is too big to fit in anything else, and I don't want it just bumping around. To cut the main hip rafter, you just change the "12" in the roof pitch to 17. These shingles came off the roof of this house, which is a 4-1/2 over 12. The purlins I just eyeballed, and cut with a handsaw, rather than worrying about what the angle was. Of course, normally the lower ends of the rafters would have a birdsmouth, or some other more complicated cut, but I didn't worry about that for this little roof. The two pieces with the half-lap are two different thicknesses, so that's the reason those rafters stick out some. The ends sticking out were just cut with a handsaw by eye too.
  8. 2 points
    I hope your daughter wasn't injured! I don't think I've ever had a set of tires on the truck that I didn't have to plug at least one, and the culprits don't come from our jobs. I keep a plugging kit in every vehicle, and a 12v compressor. 19 times out of 20, we will plug the tire on the vehicle, and pump it back up without having to change a tire. I like the closed eye type of plugging tool. Put rubber cement on the plug for lubricant, and extra insurance, push it all the way in, pull it out just enough to get the tool back out, and cut the doubled over plug to free the tool. I've never had such a plug that didn't outlast the tire. I never got on good with the plugging tools with the open end. A lot of tire places won't plug a tire, for several liability reasons, but ask any of the mechanics working there if they have a plugging kit in their toolbox. I've never had one to fail, even having to double up the plugs, once in a while. edited to add: a little dish detergent in water will find the hole best, but we keep spray bottles of Windex in vehicles, and that works on the road, it just doesn't blow bubbles as big as dish detergent. If I need to plug one at home, I use a big cup from the kitchen.
  9. 2 points
    That's cool Tom. Always amazed at what you're up to. My fine woodworking was seriously advanced over the last couple of days building a new shelf for our bathroom vanity to replace the one my daughter broke using it as a step stool. Between that, a screw in my tire and having to replace our 2.5 year old dishwasher's logic board, I'm ready for a fun project.
  10. 1 point
    Looks like a good project John, frame and panel overlay doors? magnetic catches? i would make the shelves adjustable just because unless you already know what's going to live in there and not be changed. dovetails are cool, box joints are easier but whatever you choose i would carry that over into the drawer construction as well, and you have to give some thought as to how you're going to attach it to the wall considering the weight of the cabinet, screwed thru the back? french cleat? be sure to post some pictures
  11. 1 point
    All these years there was so much scraps that were buried. It was as if I did not have 75% of the scraps. Now they will either smoke meat or be on top of the stack of the same species and available. Thanks for the nice comments. Still more cleanup in the shop. Then I will have earned a new router table...My reward...
  12. 1 point
    I wondered the same thing. This was just something I came across on lumberjocks that scared the mess out of me. It's possible this could be attributed to poor joinery and leaving this table out in a rainstorm. So I could be stressing over nothing but I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask. My deck is not covered but I plan on coming up with a waterproof cover for the table when it's not in use.
  13. 1 point
    $1760... I don't think my 660 was even that much but it would be nice.
  14. 1 point
    Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking This is one of my all time favorites and I go back to it time and again, sometimes just to thumb through one of the three books that come in the box set. Its not a "furniture style" set but more of a reference to all things woodworking. Its old, I think it was first published in 1979 but to me its kind of where it all started. Also the fact that it is dated shows you what you can do and how to do it with out all of the new fangled tools. I think most of what is out there now on this book is used. https://www.amazon.com/Tage-Teaches-Woodworking-Step-Step/dp/1561588261/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=R8TS8D487DB7ME09CKJM
  15. 1 point
    I always thought putting Rough Cut and Fine Woodworking together in the same title was a bit odd.
  16. 1 point
    I suspect there may be an element of overloading the microphone input on the phone as well. It's going to be optimized for normal speaking levels, so a lot of them may be incapable of measuring beyond a certain level. Normally above 80-85 dB is where you would need to have hearing protection in a workplace setting, depending on the length of exposure. A lunchbox planer with straight knives is going to be well over that, so I wouldn't trust the sound metering at those levels using a phone, although they probably work fine at more reasonable noise levels.
  17. 1 point
    Thanks for the recommendation. I'm going to look for the Ken Sadler book. I'm always looking for new ways to challenge myself.
  18. 1 point
    CNC. I initially cut templates (CNC) from 1/4" MDF for grain and figure layout and for getting an idea of scale before I started cutting everything. Once I was happy with that I laid out the patterns on the pieces I was cutting from so I could orient the parts in my CAD program (Aspire). Particularly for the cloud lift, I wanted the consistency more than anything else, so that once I get to the door and drawer fronts I can hopefully get a consistent reveal.
  19. 1 point
    He knows it’s purty! He’s put in a lot of labor and love on this shop!
  20. 1 point
    More decibels is louder. It’s a logarithmic scale, not linear. A 10db increase is roughly twice as intense. So a 6db decrease is definitely noticeable.
  21. 1 point
    Probably about my age, 45 - 46 ish?
  22. 1 point
    I have some of the 9/4 tiger hard maple in the kiln now. My wife wanting a new coffee table. I think, I will have it made out of black walnut and some tiger hard maple. I can pick out the best boards.
  23. 1 point
    You know, it's ok to be proud of your shop. You put this nice tour together and then said something negative at almost every stop! Give yourself a break man!
  24. 1 point
    When it rains so hard that the critters start coming into your shop, that ain’t good!
  25. 1 point
    A few more details and I can start to move lumber in... It will hold up to 14'. I have another spot for 16'. I have 3 boards that long.
  26. 1 point
    Very neat. Thank you for sharing.
  27. 1 point
    Very nice shop.........
  28. 0 points
    I’m looking for that really rare edition of “How to Build A Maloof Low Back In Less Than Six Months”!