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  1. I finished a frankenstien project: Turned my single-bag DC into a Thein top hat with external venting. Can't say if it draws any better, but now the fines leave the shop, so the result is much better, IMO. Yes, that is a paint can on top, acting as a motor fan guard. Don't ask.
    6 points
  2. I carried the vanity into the house to get placement of the faucet and sink so I knew where I needed to cut the shelf out and drill the holes. Of course it would end up being right where the cutout from the scrap I used was so I had to fit in a piece so I had a good surface to mount the sink on. Doesn't look pretty but it will work That'll work Then I used bondo on the edge of the top in preparation for the epoxy pour tomorrow I also broke the vanity down and started pre finishing the side panels and the shelf. Oh and I cleaned the shop u
    3 points
  3. Too late. Already cut them. Once I remove all that waste we'll see how good I was at cutting. You'll be able to tell how good I did by the pictures I take. If I cut them well then the pics will be some nice close ups. If not, well then some "wide shots" will be in order.
    3 points
  4. Here’s some shots of the rest of the basement, that fireplace comes in handy in an Iowa winter, feels great to be finally done
    3 points
  5. I made this Sepele box because I wanted to try some different ideas. The top is shaped with a spoke shave, the indent in the lid was done with a core box bit and the the joint for the dividers in the box was done with a vee groove bit. I had seem Matt Kenney do this and thought it looked a little more elegant then a regular dado and the angles match the angles of the mitered corners. The lid handles are Wenge. The finish is one coat of blonde de-waxed shellac and a top coat of EnduroVar. Vee Groove detail. This seco
    2 points
  6. A good mortising chisel will take care of it, no problem.
    2 points
  7. Finally finished this project, nothing special about the cabinet but I think the doors are cool, 1/8” X 3/4” strips of oak and walnut in a weave pattern, corners are M&T joints, 3/16” grove to hold the strips, thanks for looking, comments, criticism, questions always welcome.
    1 point
  8. Story of my life: I resonate with that picture more than I would like to admit to myself. I use woodworking for the relaxation of it. While I'm not scared to use power tools, I find them far from relaxing. I'm actually looking forward to pounding out all that waste with a chisel for a couple hours tomorrow morning. I'm by no means disparaging power tools, they just happen to stress me out. I have enough stress in my life without them.
    1 point
  9. You could rout some of it out, but you'd still wind up with a hand saw and chisel. However If on the second one, you use a router before cutting the angle, it would save you a lot of *#!&%^$ words.
    1 point
  10. its a great idea, and not mine Coop's idea. i just use an old pillow cover and band clamp it to the end of the hose
    1 point
  11. The 'sock' for the 735 is a good idea. I tend to mill entire projects at once, so lots of shavings. I might re-purpose the bag from this DC as a catcher for the planer.
    1 point
  12. Late at night when everyone else is in bed and it’s quiet in the shop and I have the remote (Long Ranger III, ) attached to my front pocket. I step up to the work bench and it makes contact and the dc comes on. DAMN!
    1 point
  13. The bottom is a standard trash can. The OSB platform that the gear sits on actually rests on the can, not the frame. To remove the trash can, I lift the platform up just enough for clearance and put a block between it and the frame so the can slides out. Future project is to add cam levers for that part. The platform has holes at each corner that fit loosely over dowels in the frame, so it can lift & lower without slipping to the sides.
    1 point
  14. Pretty darn cool. How is the bottom can (not paint can) attached?
    1 point
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  16. I do I am slowly replacing my bar clamps with these as I see them on sale. Thanks! Ebony stain like the bar cabinets
    1 point
  17. More progress on the vanity I added a slight taper to the bottom of the front legs on the two inside faces Then busted out some planes and cleaned things up Added chamfers to the leg bottoms and broke the edges I much prefer this for surface prep to sanding Added the bottom, rounded over the slats for the shelf, and made the back brace and corner triangles The top just needs to be body worked on the edges and it will be ready for epoxy probably tomorrow. Now I need to carry it in and figure out what
    1 point
  18. Now we are trout fishing. Been a great holiday weekend so far.
    1 point
  19. That's why the Domino was invented! At least for the web frame. I think there were 248 mortise and tenon joints in this piece once completed.
    1 point
  20. Maloof used plugged screws. My thought with the draw bore peg is cut the peg short and then make a face grain plug to hide the draw bore. I was goign to suggest epoxy as well but the plane shaving will work just as well if not better and might be easier to do. Though if you want belt and suspenders do both.
    1 point
  21. I buff it by hand with an old t-shirt/cotton rag in each hand. I recently bought the Osmo Top Oil product and tried it out on an end grain cutting board. According to the description of Osmo Top Oil, it can be used on cutting surfaces. I applied it similar to how I applied mineral oil, rub it in, wipe off the excess, repeat 2-3 times. I think this is going to be my go to finishing product for cutting boards from now on. It doesn’t build a film, it penetrates the wood, makes it water resistant, and the best thing is that it doesn’t darken end grain like mineral oil does so the colors of the woo
    1 point