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  1. I return now to completing the base. As it stands the base still retains the “disappearing mortise ring” and this needs to be removed with final shaping of the lower third of the inside of the base. The whole base then needs more sanding to bring it to a P600 finish. So the first step is to mount the base onto the Longworth chuck then capture with the donut attachment. With the base secured the bulk of the material can be removed, then the donut removed and the final contour achieved. Then sanding of the entire piece to P600. The next stage is to r
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  2. Here are some pictures of the final result. I call this piece "Offering".
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  3. I took a couple hour break from the dining table Sunday to make a shelf unit to go next to my miter saw. I just had 2 shelves here before, they were small and tilting away from the wall so objects were likely to roll off. It was instigated by that and also i got sick of the plywood cutoffs from the bed platform project. After that I milled up 3 pieces of birch to make the stretcher. The stretcher is going to be 46" long with 2 4" long tenons so the legs will be spaced ~38" This will put the leg near the outside knee of someone sitting at the table. With the trestle design their kne
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  4. Finally got it with no scratch marks. Now I know how much anding is required. Used timbermate wood filler (veneer had holes too deep for pumice to fill) and then sanded up to 400 grit. Then french polish with 2# cut shellac. Took 4 sessions. 3 to build the finish and one for final polish. It looks better in person and feels great. Only the top got the french polish.
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  5. So about 9 months after this post I bought a Laguna 14bx 2.5hp bandsaw. It's a fantastic saw - I'm still learning of course, but I'm loving the fact that it has substantial horsepower and a reasonable resaw capacity. I bought it from Amazon of all places. Laguna was selling all their saws at 10% off at pretty much all their dealers, and Amazon would deliver it to my house for free so it made the most sense for me to purchase it from them. When it was delivered, the weld that holds the main vertical body to the horizontal base was broken and as a result, the whole thing was wobbly. Fortun
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  6. Been working on this one slowly and steadily over the last couple weeks. I cut a bunch of material to rough length and width to make 3 ply parts for the trestles. I'm not measuring how much wood I'm using I'm just kinda guessing. The route that i'm planning on going will be a bit more wasteful but I think the result is going to look somewhat nicer. Got all of the parts matched and made sure the defects were towards the inside. Using 3 plys allows a lot of the bad material to be used for the center ply as long as you make sure to account for the fact that some cutting and shapin
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  7. Still alive . Both knees replaced, bring on the pain and let the fun begin I have wood needing worked......coop I'm speaking about lumber.
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  8. Coop, You ain't the only one AND I Ain't kidding Is it possible your wives are overestimating how much game you guys have? I kid! I kid!
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  9. Thank you everyone, I really appreciate your kind remarks. It's very encouraging. Thank you folks for following. I was worried this would be too long and too much detail. We had that in common. There were lots of "well now how in the heck am I going to get from here to there" momments. I usually sleep on a problem like that which might explain why this took so many months.
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  10. I have the Cutech 8" jointer with the teflon bed and the helical cutter head with high speed steel blades. I bought it in a combo pack with the 12.5" planer with helical cutter head and high speed steel blades. I love the jointer, the planer is just OK. I only got into woodworking last year so I've never operated a full size floor standing jointer or planer - so my opinion only has so much value. The jointer has extensions that are surprisingly stable. The fence is extruded aluminum, and it's a little bit of a pain to calibrate, but it holds true once it's set up. The cutterheads d
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  11. I'd only use ipe with carbide tools. I went through a ton of HSS drill bits just drilling the screw holes on my decking.
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  12. That's exactly how I do it. A shallow circumferential cut then bend the cable. If the remainder of the sheath doesn't part on its own, then careful cuts with a box cutter will finish the job without the blade ever touching the wire insulation.
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  13. I'm gonna stick to furniture.....
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  14. Nice to finally deliver. And several wows were offered. We work for money, but the thanks and comments of appreciation along with the wows are a meaningful part of the pay. Dealing with nice people adds to the pleasure of the work. I had to bring the drawers back to the shop. I did not calculate the plastic that fits on top of the drawer sides to accommodate the hanging folders. It was 40 minutes round trip travel and 20 minutes to cut the sides a half inch. All is well!
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  15. Hello guys, I wanted to show you my last job. I built a mini carpenter workbench. maybe for many it is nothing special but for me that I work in the garage and I have little space it allows me to do carpentry work with more precision but important to be able to use the plane. You can rest it on the bench and fix it with bench vises I hope you like it for the moment I'm satisfied. This the video walktrought https://youtu.be/6Fodk-yAW7M
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  16. This is a better picture taken by the clients new iPhone . The camera is much improved. Here are the pulls provided by the client. I will try to get some pics when delivered and in place. In my eye, the stain makes it look like a non stained piece 20 years old. But my guess is the 20year non stained piece will look better. The continuing grain on the drawer faces is almost a non event due to staining. The keys are the same for each drawer.
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  17. Hi everyone! I’m an older member who doesn’t post often, but here’s my latest finished piece:
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