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  1. 7 points
    Installed a fire extinguisher in the shop - on the umbrella/raincoat theory that it won't be needed ;-)
  2. 7 points
    Cleaned my shop and burned some scraps Oh and found these under a pile of stuff and for the life of me cannot recall what they were purchased for...some kind of jig but...
  3. 2 points
    This doesn't happen often enough for my liking.
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    Spline and epoxy if it will see rough handling, dowels and epoxy otherwise. On very small contact points I have used “dowels” of 1/8” brazing rod and epoxy.
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    I’d rather be far from people, but this is my wife’s choice. School starts this week so it’s a hurrah of sorts before the storm.
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    See the handle in these pictures? How would you attach it to the lid? The base of the handle is JUST under 1/2". Like 7/16". So just glue it on? Screw from underneath? Small dowels? Something else I have not thought of?
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    I would take them and practice with them. Take them out back somewhere downwind from autos, etc. and declare an object of some sort like a board or bucket a fire and let you, your wife and children actually use them to get the feel. The chemical compound is very similiar to fertilizer used on lawns so it won’t hurt the grass but not real good for the lungs so have the wind to your back. Once used, even if they still have chemical and pressure in them, set them aside as the remaining pressure will leak out. Once they no longer have pressure in them, you can toss them in the garbage.
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    That turned out great!! Please continue to share pics as you fill it up
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    That looks great and useful to boot! Well done sir
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    I finally have finish on the cabinet, and it's mounted on the wall. I used Tried and True varnish oil, with 2-3 coats depending on whether it was a wear surface or not. This gave a very nice finish, close to the wood, but it brought out the figure. I did find it went much better onto the maple than the other side of the plywood, since it was less porous. I took everything up to 320 grit. These are the outer doors open - this will probably be for less used tools. It doesn't look nearly as good as the maple, but it's fine for storage. Finally, here's the inside view of the cabinet. You can see the lag screws I used to put it up - there's 6 in the cleat and 3 through the cabinet back. I just used 2 1/2" because I didn't want to go too far into the studs behind. It's very solid. Obviously I also had to remount the doors, and I've added all the screws to the hinges. I haven't made any holders yet, but I really wanted to get this part up on the wall to get my space back. I'll pick away at them over the next little while and get my stuff moved in. I am trying to figure out if I should put magnets in the door to help keep them closed, since they don't stay right now. I'm trying to figure out if I'll stick with the layout in the plans, since I realized not all my saws will fit in the space allocated for them.
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    It does the job great but once you tumble down the rabbet hole of specialty planes i think a dedicated rabbet plane with a fence might work a hare better.
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    The cases came out wonderful. Is a great way to honor those individuals and their families.
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    Yeah That's my go to brand now just because it's not terribly expensive. Not sure if it's available in Australia though. Interesting never heard the cold storage part. I struggle remembering to just put the cap on.
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    Biscuit and glue would work pretty well. Holding the handle to plunge in the cutter could be dicey. The foxed tenon is a master's way to do it, for sure. But its a one-shot deal. Once the wedge goes in, it won't come out, poor fit or not. I'd probably choose the dowel method.
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    Can't go wrong having those around. I have a couple that I have taken off and put on more jigs then I can recall, including for my most resent project.
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    I’d treat it like a cutting board. Mineral oil only. It will need renewal, but that’s easy.
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    i'm not familiar with Mark's plan but i just re-did our glider in cypress and i'm not going to put anything on it, i think anything i put on it would just have to be redone at some point so why bother?
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    Chisel a wedged mortise. Even a very slight bit wider at the bottom. Put a kerf in the tenon. Put the wedge into the mortise, then push the handle tenon kerf onto the wedge. Practice first. Theoretically it does not even need glue.
  21. 1 point
    If you lay that sucker down you'll be picking slivers out of your butt, it looks cool though!
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    Some final pictures. The finish I used on these is a coat of garnet shellac that I wiped on, then three light coats of General Finishes High Performance Satin. These are not something that gets "used or handled" so I think light coats will be plenty. It was more a process of getting all the raised grain and dust nips taken care or I probably could have stopped at two coats. The one on the left is my dad's, the one in the back ground and missing the flag is for my sister's husband, I will be taking it a little road trip to deliver it along with an album of the build. And the one on the right is my father in law's. When I did the engraving I did it in the same format and wording that is on each of their military head stones. A few pictures of some of the details.
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    We didn't make much of a show today, but that's the way this type of work goes sometimes. Only two small brick parts were laid today. One piece that shows past the one header brick that had a broken end, but was still holding up the otherwise unsupported row, and one brick half on the corner of one of the corbels. Both were kind of fragile setting on wet mortar, and I didn't want to disturb them by laying another brick next to them. The corbel brick bat on the corner was especially fragile, since an inch was left out of two sides of the mortar joints, to be later filled with Lime Mortar, so it had to have a little help holding it up until the mortar sets. We'll give those over the weekend to set up. We did fill the cavity behind the newly laid bricks on the previous rows, with soft mixed mortar well packed into all the crevices, and open areas. Of the unsupported bricks, one header was loose, so I very carefully took that one out, to be replaced in the next session. The one brick that looks like it's part of the fourth row is really not in that row, but a filler new brick behind where the old brick will go in that row. It's good that this house is less than 10 minutes from where I live, so it's not much trouble to go over there, and work just one hour at the time.
  24. 1 point
    I am finishing up this gun cabinet for a 14 year old who is battling Leukemia.
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    Hey, don't make me come over there and beat you over the head with a walker.
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    Congrats John. Made a car key holder finally. Needed one of these for a long time. I used a piece of box elder from my yard. I felled the tree to make room fort my shed. It's mounted to the wall with keyhole slots. Total project time was around an hour start to on the wall. Finish is shellac.
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    I made sketch for my future tattoo
  28. 1 point
    Well done Mick, or should I say medium rare
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    Tomahawk on the Traeger! Maggie approved!
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    If it's a project journal, stick with the journal section. If there is a perticular advanced technique you want to highlight, break that out into its own post in the Advanced section.
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    My dad brought some redwood boards from his old deck. He wanted the rotten part resawn off and 2 boards edge glued together for a project he is tackling. Got to spend some shop time with him it was awesome. We allocated 2 days and got done in 3 hours. So fishing we went. 17" large mouth bass got caught by accident. Slapped together a fishing rod holder and a camp chair holder. It's amazing how much more i get done with help. My dad ia 63 and he makes me look lazy and slow. Yes this was all one day..... And now time for bed
  32. 1 point
    5:45 am coffee on the river with my faithful 12 year old pup - Ruidoso, NM
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    Wow for two weeks I don't have much to show considering how many hours I have put in lol. Wiring of the main rec room should be complete this week as well as the ceiling, HVAC, and vents.
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    I've gotten a few interesting pictures of birds at my feeder. Blah blah blah feeder shots... I have no idea what kind of bird this is. No one ever takes pictures of the Female Cardnals So i snapped one of her doing the hard work in the rain eating from a very sad looking bird feeder that needed finish. It was a test to see if the birds would feed from it without see through sides But it's got handcut dovetails!!!!
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    Those plane shots are cool. Different times of day and wind conditions could get some different opportunities. I got a good shot of a pheasant in my yard. It came to visit my feeder after the snow.
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    I’ve recently found new interest in taking pictures of the Navy planes that fly over our house. Unfortunately it’s often the same angle, but occasionally I can catch them in a steep banked turn.
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    Wow this looks awesome. It also ok like a ton of work. So your wife is going to want to sell the house and move as soon as you're done?
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    Vacuumed ~150 gallons of water out of my shop after an afternoon downpour. Got.To.Fix.The.French.Drains. I'm too old for that kind of work. Wine helps.