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  1. My alt process endeavors are progressing. I built a work area in front of the darkroom that I can control the lighting in, and put a nine foot workbench along the wall. That let me resurrect an old platemaking vacuum contact frame I can use for my prints. I moved my uv led bars to a thin sheet of plywood hinged to the wall so I can drop it over the vacuum frame to expose the print. Just got a few prints done today.
    4 points
  2. OK. Dinner is done. Country fried steak with homemade white gravy. Yumm! Step 1 was to build a new cabinet to hold my sharpening equipment, bandsaw stuff and drill press supplies like bits, etc. I needed it to be smaller than the old cabinet so it would fit in the space between my workbench and bandsaw, with the dust collection gear behind it. I had 34 inches of width to work with, and about 18" of depth. I needed to incorporate an 8" grinder, a 6" buffer and my Worksharp 3000, which one of my son's gave me for Christmas and I have found great for working out bad nicks and prepping new ch
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  3. Okay, the last day started off by attaching the figure 8's to the base. Then center punching for the screw hole in the top. Then drilling and pre-threading the holes in the top. A final vacuuming of the parts before finishing. This next step is were she really left me impressed. I thought this is were she would have some struggles but after practicing the spray process on some spare plywood. I was real amazed at the job she did on the actual top. She was just a little nervous and asked me to spray the base. Spraying the bottom of the top.
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  4. Cody's looking good. Good on ya Ross. I added to the family today. 2 month old Great Pyrenees little girl.
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  5. Things are finally falling into place to I can redo my shop. I have healed my body enough to handle the work and gotten enthusiasm back up, so time to charge into the work. There are a bunch of things that need to be done to get this in progress. Here is a list: 1. Build a new cabinet/work surface to replace my old one. It was built on a rotating top and just never worked out, Plus, I need some of the space back 2. Add storage for storing odd and ends. I have a power tool cabinet that I built several years ago that was supposed to have drawers for this, but they never got built.
    3 points
  6. and is going to set up a (I use the term loosely) Pro workshop here in the UK. After leaving school with very few qualifications I went stright into an on site apprentiship with my step dad. After 20years ish of sitework doing everything from Kitchen, bedroom and bathroom installations, to building outbuildings and doing all 1st and 2nd fix carpentry I have finally decided I dont want to work outside in the winter any longer. After losing my dad last year to a nasty battle with cancer, I have decided lifes to short to be miserable at work and with the help of a small inheritance (thank
    3 points
  7. Treeslayer and Coop - Thanks. I hope to post the first three steps this weekend. Don't want to do it too quickly as I tend to be kind of wordy - don't want to bore everybody. I have already finished the sharpening cabinet, as you see above, the drawers for my power tool cabinet and the planer cart. I am working on the DC improvements this weekend, but probably won't finish them until next weekend. Then things will slow down as I start the rest of the work, but I hope to post a progress report every week. This is kind of a dream come true for me as I have been wanting to do this for about
    3 points
  8. And any day fishing with your son has an unlimited multiple! Yeah Cody!
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  9. I read that the extra dew claw is to aid her in opening the food container when you’re not looking.
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  10. Congratulate her on a job well done, Chet! She has not only produced a lovely piece of furniture, but brightened the day for a bunch of grumpy old men! And me, too.
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  11. This is the most awesome woodworking thread I've ever seen!!!!
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  12. I finally did some “woodworking” today, for the first time in a while due to the move. This was just cutting out a piece to mount our new mailbox, but it was nice inhaling some sawdust again. One rip on the table saw and a couple cuts on my new miter saw, then drive a few screws. I have all of my lumber and tools in my new temporary workshop- my unfinished basement- but I haven’t started laying it out yet. I currently have a mountain of cardboard in the middle of it that I need to deal with.
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  13. You could try storing your hand tools in a box or closed cabinet and putting a vapor emitter rust preventative in there with them. https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop/tools/workshop/tool-maintenance/59367-anti-corrosion-emitters
    2 points
  14. Parcheesi Game board made of ebony, swiss pearwood, yellowheart, purpleheart, holly, sepele, mahogany, bloodwood, figured maple. I love the game and I enjoy making the gameboards as well. Board number two has shaded fans made with holly and ebony.
    1 point
  15. Last month I finished my desk build. In a way it was only half the job, because I wanted to minimize the work so I wasn't stuck on another 8-10 month project. So I designed the desk in a way that I could build a cabinet to slide underneath it. I had a major challenge - my desk was not flat. I was never able to get it flat without dropping under 1 3/8" thick and rather than go buy new stock or bring more in from my drying pile (air dried so it would take probably a few weeks to get to the shop equilibrium) I just rolled with it. Because if the top of it isn't flat, but I can't notice it w
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  16. 2hp Harvey cabinet saw for $989 brand new while they last. https://www.harveywoodworking.com/products/new-ambassador-c200-30-10-table-saw?mc_cid=82222f9ea0&mc_eid=3567208f16
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  17. This might actually happen. My current space is about 17'x24', so it's actually about the same area as my last setup, but I don't have to share this one with bikes, lawn tools, etc. To the left of the shop space is another unfinished room, and to the right is a "basement garage" where the HVAC, water heater, breaker panel, and my loaner ZTR mower are. The top wall with the door and window is an exterior wall, and there's a half bath and small storage area under the stairs that go up to the main floor. I currently have all of my lumber stacked up along the exterior wall since some pieces a
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  18. Looks awesome Robby! Can't wait to see the planer cart!
    1 point
  19. I like a man with enthusiasm. Wish you the best of luck on all eight points. I too am looking forward to seeing the progress. Is their a time line or is that too many questions?
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  20. I always like to see other shops as I get some great ideas for my own shop, I like to think I’m fairly organized until I see someone who has done it better
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  21. Boo's a lot less active than me. His arthritis, even with medication, keeps him hurting most of the time. He's 10 human years old and the Vet's chart says for his weight and size, that he' probably closer to 80 in dog years. Which means at my age, I'm more active than him. By the time this little girl is 5 or 6 months old she will be close to Boo's size, and will be bigger. One more interesting thing about this little girl, is that she has 2 dew claws on her hind feet. You can see it in the pic if you look close.
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  22. I will pass it along Ross. It will probable get a good giggle out of her.
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  23. It's the only way I could prove I'm not one of those "people"!
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  24. I meant to post this, I kept track of her time on this - including time at the lumber yard and clean up at the end of each day she was right at 45 hours.
    1 point
  25. Sounds like it’s time to sit down with a tape measure and a roll of masking tape and start to figure out work flow John, good luck and be sure to post some pictures so we can see how it’s done properly, rearranged the storage in my shop today, now I won’t be able to find anything for a week
    1 point
  26. You can tell how proud she is by the look on her face and you should be too Chet, she did a great job ! I wish you lived closer I would hire her to help in my shop she works faster and better than I do, this was a real pleasure to follow, thanks for the ride to you and her
    1 point
  27. Well my real cool wife just bought this for me for my birthday. I have been looking at ideas for drilling in the center of small parts for some project ideas and I think this looks like it might work better then other things was looking at. Drew, my wife says Thank You, because she had no idea as to what to get me.
    1 point
  28. That is a great day for the two of you for sure.
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  29. Nice catch Ross, fish for supper?
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  30. So, this happened today... Boy has been begging to go fishing for a while, so I finally took a vacation day, and we went to a quiet lake in the Natchez Trace state park. Caught several red-eared sunfish, one largemouth bass, 3 striped somethings I don't recognize, and one blue catfish. Any day a fish is caught is a good day of fishing. And any day fishing is better than a day at work.
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  31. I agree with all the above, but a further design consideration is where are your shins going to go when you inevitably stretch your legs? If the back panel (the non-sitting side) is full length then you won't have any edge to bang your shins against. If, as I believe krtwood is suggesting, you end up with a 6 or 8 inch wide transverse brace poitioned at the base of the back, then you can comfortably rest your feet on top of this panel. If the partial panel is at the top, but doesn't extend below your knee, then you're also pretty bang free. But lower than that gets into shi
    1 point
  32. I suggested a rail as that would use less material, especially if already have the back cut. But extending the back down works too. If you want it to look more open you could add a curve or two angled cuts on the bottom. What you're trying to prevent here is sideways swaying (racking) or the connection of the sides to the desk top failing if the piece is dragged sideways on the floor. It's kind of a personal decision of how solid do you want the thing to feel and also how much do you trust the quality of the plywood.
    1 point
  33. The more surface connections and pocket hole screws, the better but, I understand that weight is a consideration.
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  34. Mick, Allison, Freedhardwood's wife Vera and My wife, get a prayer sent at least once a day, but in truth, they go up everytime I think of one or the other, and that'a very often... It's not easy being without those you care most about, and I can't say it gets easier. For me it doesn't. But I send word up daily. Hang on young'un. Life finds a way, so I'm told.
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  35. Yes, they are a great tool. I use they for all sort of stuff, not just G&G plugs.
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  36. Wife called me to dinner, only seconds before getting me started.
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  37. A low quality photo, but a good moment.
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  38. Not the best quality pic but given the current state of affairs here in MN and around the country it struck me that our flag was perfectly calm...
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