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  1. Wow. I had the most vivid dream last night that I had a gun just like that. And I don't own any guns & don't want to. That thing was a beauty though. I woke up before I had a chance to try it out in the basement.
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  2. Yeah I need to squeegee the floor off in between mopping it. Oh and I completed my Kreg project tonight. I also finished my base for the drill press and now just need to put my finish on the wood and then lag the press down onto the base.
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  3. I liked it so much (and filled the drawers so quickly) I decided to buy another one. This is the 5 drawer model. It's a little taller and deeper, but the drawers are an inch narrower. Quality is still good, but a notch down from the red one. There were a couple of minor imperfections in the paint and the pieces needed a little encouragement to line up, but not bad. These drawers have mechanical latches rather than detents in the slide mechanism like the red one, and the latches are not quite aligned. Nothing a little filling couldn't fix, but I'd rather not have the lat
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  4. Just before Christmas last year our Pastor showed me a quote for new signage at the church. It was for one logo and two 'Worship' signs over the main entrances to the sanctuary. When I saw what was quoted I volunteered to do the signage. They were going to do the signs in metal and the logo would be 48" and vinyl wrapped, also probably metal. I told Bro Terry that I could do the signs but they would be in 1/2" Baltic Birch. His only request was that no grain show on the logo. I found rattle can enamel that matched close enough and used Hammer Tone finish on the letters so they'd look sort
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  5. Thanks guys for reaffirming my thoughts. I actually really like the fabric that is on the one I'm copying, it also should fit into our color scheme. I esp like there is a hint of blue in the fabric.
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  6. At one point in time, we had a fellow on here that knew more than the rest but he outgrew us. Now we’re just a bunch of newbies with some, more knowledgeable than others. Probably a bit understated. Welcome to the forum.
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  7. Welcome, Michael! All the above is true. We work very hard to keep this forum family and newbie friendly. I would go so far to say that this forum has more genuine knowledge, and less flaming baloney, than any other forum I have visited. As for questions, ask away! The answers are just as likely to help one of us as you.
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  8. I used cedar planks for a kitchen island counter and covered it in epoxy. I did 3 coats at 1 ounce per square foot to seal the wood and then 3 ounces per square foot for the final coat. The epoxy gives off a tiger's eye effect, if you ever seen a tigers eye rock
    2 points
  9. Ditto the above. If you check everyone's profile you're gonna find that we all started sometime. And if you look at the questions being asked you're gonna find they are often being asked by someone who is "experienced".
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  10. Hello, First let me just say thanks in advance for any advice given. I also want to say I am NOT your master woodworker so please keep your criticism to a minimum. I have never had anyone to show me how to do these things and have had to learn this stuff on my own so I am doing this by trial and error. I have made mistakes and spent money that I wish I hadn't spent but I learned along the way so I guess it was worth it. I have been trying to setup a workshop to do small projects in for some time now. I have a few tools and I am to the point where I feel like I am about out of space and I
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  11. I would want it better than that, especially if the blade is squeezing towards the fence. I wouldn't want over a couple of thou the other way, but like dead on. I probably should add that I don't use a splitter, or any other such device.
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  12. I do the same thing my rip is their glue line rip and I have been real happy with the freud blades. I have had the ones I have now for 5 years and only sharpened them once. Keep them clean and don't abuse them and they hold up well If I were to get a combo I would probably be looking at the Woodworker II.
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  13. Air has weight, the more air you move the more weight you move. It takes more power to move more weight. With a fixed pipe size to increase air flow you have to increase the velocity of the air. Increasing the velocity of the air will also increase it's inertia and the inertia of particles within the air. If the air and particles hit a curve they are flung towards the outside. This is the mechanic that separates the dust from the air. Air is lighter so it's easier to redirect that air to the center of the cyclone towards the impeller. Dust travels around the outside of the cyclone eventua
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  14. Wegner. Hans Wegner. Sorry.
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  15. My style reference post is really lacking on the Danish handcrafted MCM. I've really started to appreciate it now that I'm seeing a lot of makers doing it wrong (in my opinion). If any one has suggestions place them anywhere and I'll try and incorporate them into the post. My big trouble with all the current makers and their designs is everything is to heavy. What i mean but that is all the members are twice as wide as they need to be which gives all the pieces a very heavy and bulky look. A&C can be very delicate furniture if proportions are observed and the heavy look is removed. I'
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  16. Flex hose adds drag which is not good so the shorter the better...having said that I have 20' of 6" flex hose to my J/P and never had an issue
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  17. I started ownership with an 1860 Colonial. I now own a 1952 Ranch. The styles I gravitated toward were those I could envision in the house. That means I am after dramatically different pieces now. That is highly non-specific, but fitting to frame the conversation.
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  18. For my day job I own a sign company. A pretty big one, we are up to 18 employees. So as a sign making professional I can say that for a DIY sign, you done good David. Really good.
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  19. I did good to get up an get to the bathroom without hanging on to the furniture this morning. No I didnt party over the weekend, I had my surgeon serve an eviction notice on my gall bladder. They were suspicious it was cancerous from the way it looked on the CT scan but it was just inflamed. Now I have four small holes in my belly from the laparoscopy and Im not allowed so pick anything up for a while which is annoying cause I have some really nice black walnut in the shop to rough turn. I did get half of the black walnut root ball roughed out and cored an eight in bowl out of the middle of it
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  20. Certainly I will. He doesn’t quite know what he wants but I’m thinking a drop leaf demilune or a Federal side table (maybe a set). With stringing, banding and inlays of course. He’s fascinated with that stuff. Good news, so am I
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  21. Took a little while to catch up on this thread and I'll admit I didn't read it all.. First off, making things flat and square should be the first thing. So, that's either a jointer and a planer or some form of hand tool option to accomplish that. People automatically assume the hand tool options is cheaper but, you also have to consider a sturdy bench with the hand tool option and we all know how much money you could dump into that "sturdy work bench". Dewalt 735 and an 8" jointer should last you just about as long as you want and you won't need to replace them. As for the saw, if
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  22. I think, once you get use to your band saw, you’ll be surprised at how of a much load off of your ts it will take. I have the same bs and am pleased. @..Kev, our admin. here has done some extensive research on table saws and I suspect he will chime in soon on his findings. From the looks of your rides, I suspect that you would rather invest in quality and get it right the first time. What are the dimensions of your shop area?
    1 point
  23. I have two huskies I like leather everywhere lol. Having said that I think cloth would look better on this chair
    1 point
  24. I agree with fabric. I like leather when it’s walking down the sidewalk!
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  26. The only "furniture" I prefer in leather is a saddle. I would vote for a high quality fabric.
    1 point
  27. Agreed, they are nice & nicely priced. And of course they leak, but only a miniscule amount. I seriously doubt there are totally leak proof ones, unless maybe if you spent a fortune on them.
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  28. Yes...you'll probably need a coat epoxy afterwards...
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  29. Balancing cost size and portability (https://www.oneida-air.com/dust-collectors/1-5-hp-mini-gorilla-cyclone-dust-collector) I really feel the dust gorilla meets the categories. It won't be a forever dust collector. You'll get to a point when you'll need something better and you'll know it when that happens. The Oneida collector is not that much more than the Grizzly that you linked with 1 HUGE difference a HEPA filter. You've mentioned that your in a basement which means dust is probably a factor (also your pictures show immaculately clean work spaces). The grizly collector has a 1 micron filt
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  30. My advice for a table saw is get the SawStop. I had the Grizzly first but getting the SawStop was a night and day difference. In addition to the safety feature, it is simply the best built, best designed, best supported piece of equipment I have ever owned (and that includes tools from Powermatic, Laguna, Grizzly, Jet, etc.). I know there are many who feel that SawStop is all hype or don't like how they came to be a major player in the field, but as an amateur woodworker who can use all the help I can get to do decent quality work, the SawStop has been worth every penny. I also agree
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  31. If you work a lot with surface lumber you could easily get away with just a jointer. This will get edges strait which will help for keeping things square and panels flat. Jointer: A simple 6" jointer like (https://www.grizzly.com/products/Grizzly-6-x-48-Jointer-with-Cabinet-Stand/G0814) or (https://www.grizzly.com/products/Grizzly-6-x-46-Jointer-w-Spiral-Cutterhead/G0452Z) would do the job quite well. Helical head will solve the blade replacement hassle but comes with the extra cost. They can be easily sold or bought used if the time comes to upgrade. Planer, DW735x hands down best p
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  32. First, that's an awesome shop. Clean organized with a good amount of space. Mobile tools are always good, even if they don't move ever (like mine) it's still helpful when that setscrew falls out on a pulley or some maintenance needs to be done. There are mixed reviews on grizzly tools but over all i look at them as a mediocre tool that gets good support from it's company. This is better than a good tool that receives poor support. It sucks when a problem happens but if the company takes care of you it makes life a lot easier. I had that table saw for a long time. Is it a good saw, no
    1 point
  33. You can get colored leather, some of the aniline dyed leather is quite color fast and should hold it's color well over time. My thought is that fabric is the better choice, though this would probably depend on the surroundings. The style and era of furniture is well suited to a fabric.
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  34. Helluva deal. Now live up to it.
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  35. Duh, Without questions, there are no answers. There's not one of us here that isn't still learning something from someone on this forum. This place is different than most. It's here to provide "real" help for those that ask for it. Not here to pick apart anyone's project, unless they are asked to. This is a "learning" forum. you learn from us, and we learn from you. As far as I know there is only one rule that's true. "Without pictures, it didn't really happen" Welcome, and jump right in we're friendly!
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  36. Nice Shotgun! You have your work cut out for you now
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  37. Welcome to the forums and don't be intimidated at all. To advance your skills you want to hang around and learn from those that have "been there done that". You won't advance your skills hanging around people that have the same skills as yours. Everyone here is still learning, each is just learning at a different level. Ask all the questions you want.
    1 point
  38. Welcome! I don't think it's possible to as too many questions. The best answers come from posts that are explained well and provide pictures/drawings. There is a lot of good information here. These guys are generally responsible for most of what I know.
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  39. I'm building a book case for a friend out of walnut so I had an ogee bit I haven't used in... I don't know how long any way I'm getting multiple pieces out of a wide board then cutting off individual pieces, rinse and repeat. Well my first attempt was less than desirable burn marks, small chips etc. so I went back into my memory and remembered the old add tape to the fence trick run the board through remove the tape, run the board through again for a clean up pass I still wasn't happy and was thinking about going to town for a better ogee bit (25 mi. round trip) screw that so my new plan was 2
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  40. I was thinking maybe shoot them a phone call or email and see if they have some for internal purposes. I'd just say I was an art student studying Maloof's later work.
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  41. Watch out for coop he is actually wise and knowledgeable but hides it behind a good sense of humor and wry wit.
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