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  1. Over the weekend I've been working on the fine tuning details of the project. These are the details that seem to take up a ton of time but can make a huge difference in how a piece looks. First up was to make the internal shelf system. I didn't want to do pins for no other reason than to try something new. I'm going to follow what Cremona does in the guild build and go with wooden standards with an adjustable ledger. If this is new to you i'll somewhat explain it below ask if you'd like more details. The system works by placing a ledger between 2 standards, the standards can either be a s
    7 points
  2. As the Sun gets lower in the sky heading towards Winter, it will soon be back in sight at Sunset. We see the difference every day. Right now, it's still setting behind the tree line up the lake. Our Sunsets across the lake get better pretty soon. The grass on the point is trying, but the ground is so poor that I'm going to have to topdress the whole thing will a little bit of good topsoil before we will have a lush lawn. All the hardwood trees that I left, and pruned to open up the view, are thriving. I just need to come up with an easy way to knock all the suckers off. I'm thin
    5 points
  3. On fine furniture, I way prefer wooden shelf supports. No school like old school.
    3 points
  4. Got me a biggun spinning on the lathe now. Neighbor had a silver maple taken down that had a massive trunk. Cut a 19” blank and mounted it up, had to swivel the head to 45 degrees and run it in reverse cutting at the opposite side until the irregular edges would clear the bed. Still have to turn it around and hollow it for drying. Hopefully it wont split while drying.
    3 points
  5. This chair has always interested me, a true Danish MCM classic. It's a chair that has been in the back of my mind to tackle and last Jan when I moved my son into his new apartment, a number of remakes of this chair occupied the lobby of his complex. I was so happy to get a chance to sit in and inspect one. It's a comfortable low slung lounge chair that I think could be made with loose tenons (domino) as long as I could figure out the angles and dimensions. I've quietly been researching this chair for the past few months and I think I have enough info to jump in. Finding the plans and details o
    2 points
  6. It may be helpful to reach out to Byrd to see if the helical head they offer for the DW734 will work in other brands. A lot of those lunchbox planers are just like their bigger cousins and use a lot of the same parts to keep costs down for the different manufactures. A lot of the times the differences comes down to quality control which is where a good portion of tool costs can come from. That said there are offerings like this (https://www.woodcraft.com/products/rikon-13-benchtop-planer-with-helical-cutterhead-model-25-130h) that on sale could be quite affordable. If you could sell your
    2 points
  7. A couple of friends came over this afternoon, to help me put the tractor back together. It went right together, easier than I had ever joined one before. I just had to rotate the PTO the slightest bit, and it went all the way together with one friend behind each rear tire. Took longer to run the bolts in than anything else.
    2 points
  8. So if you went 1/2" deeper you'd have 2" on the highside and 1_3/4" on the low side? That would be worth the hour of work imo.
    2 points
  9. I've been working on the doors. I needed to get trimmed to exact size and also mount the hinges. I went with Horton Brass for hinges and pulls. I think i left a link earlier in the thread. The hinges are high quality and they come with a LOT of extra screws. Which is nice. I won't be installing knobs on the doors. Instead i'll use these push latch things to open the doors. Here it is with the drawers installed and the doors hung. Next up is to work on the shop veneer for the drawer fronts. The stock I'm using is the remainder of the crotch figure i used f
    2 points
  10. Stumpy Nubs (James Hamilton) loves their band saws.
    1 point
  11. A couple of people at the AAW forum have bought the Harvey lathes and initial reports are that they are happy with them.
    1 point
  12. Yes. They've been making and selling woodworking machines that, until recently, were marketed under different names - Laguna and Jet I believe, to name a couple. After they bought Bridge City Tools they decided to go under their own label.
    1 point
  13. Excellent job with those drawer fronts, looking great.
    1 point
  14. Great recovery on the doors and the drawer fronts look fantastic.
    1 point
  15. I agree on both counts, that Maloof lounge chair is a better looking chair, but I don't dislike this chair.
    1 point
  16. The face is absolutely stunning!
    1 point
  17. I had something similar a while back. Generally concrete and wood don't play nice together. Aways back, a knowledgeable member here told me you can get a weird air and moister interaction between the wood and concrete.
    1 point
  18. This is going to be exciting. I think i like the Maloof chair you made better. That is not to say that i dislike this chair. I'd be happy with both!
    1 point
  19. I can see your attraction, it really is a good looking chair, that's very Space Age.
    1 point
  20. Lime is an excellent neutrilizer for soil. It brings most soils back to around a 7.0 Ph, and there's not much in plants that don't thrive in a 7.0 Ph. On a space like that, I'd top dress it completely just before a rain, That way you don't need to used treated water. Mama Nature does know how to do the job.
    1 point
  21. That view is going to be really awesome as the sunset travels across! Tom, have had the soil anylized? Could be it just needs an application of lime, or some other specific nutrient. Grass can thrive in all sorts of soil if the right nutrients are present.
    1 point
  22. Its a 2024 DVR, got it as a promo kit a while back. It has the outrigger toolrest for full outboard but I find it too bouncy and needs a floor rest added to it to make it solid.
    1 point
  23. I've already bought some and used it for shelves. It's great - straight, relatively smooth - I have no complaints. I'm not sure it's kiln dried or not. It looks like it's available in Common #1 and FAS1F. I'm not sure which they ordered. Possibly Common #1 because there was a small knot in one of the slabs? Yeah, that's what I was assuming here as well. I have no complaints with it.
    1 point
  24. Go with a factory insulated door,I did and it made a big difference over my old junk door and I wish I would have went with windows, more light more better
    1 point
  25. Good thing you live in the NE as super glue is not available everywhere. Blue tape and WD40 and you’ll be good.
    1 point
  26. 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.
    1 point
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  28. Drew, get yourself a big, slow, heavy round for brush hunting. Twig deflection can be terrible for lighter, high velocity rounds. The Browning 1892 .44 Magnum I hunted with as a teen once hit target from about 30 yards, through a 12" utility pole. Trying to "Rifleman" my way through all 12 rounds was a blast, too!
    1 point
  29. It is an excellent round but it's also overkill. Ammo is impossible to find so at some point I'll be limited to brass on hand and the number of times I can reload said brass. I'm already at the cross roads where I either reload or the bullet weight my rifle likes, or rezero everything at a new bullet weight and then in 5 years be out of ammo again. The only downside and reason i want a new rifle is currently the magnum round carries a 24" barrel and it's not a good bush gun. I moved from hunting open field to hunting dense brush. I'm even tempted to revert to open sights ... GASP!
    1 point
  30. This one's a wrap. Very pleased how it turned out and the alterations I made to the Hank chair I think worked well. So let me take a few minutes reviewing the project and giving you my thoughts if you are thinking of purchasing it. The instruction videos were solid, not as detailed as Marc's videos, but still they were good. Jory has an easy way about him and it's amazing how he will go with the flow. He is not really strict about measurements, but he does develop systems that create consistency. He relies on dominos for his joinery and this makes the construction rather straight forward
    1 point
  31. ... and now it's a pile of ashes, along with many of my other projects. For me personally, I'm not that attached to stuff, but loosing the stuff I made and my tools is like loosing part of myself. I know many of you on here would feel the same way, perhaps that's why I'm sharing this with you.
    0 points
  32. Be safe with your table saw but also respect all sharp items in your shop. Wood chisel shot through the 1/4"edge on a door while i was cleaning up the mortise for the butt hinges. Super glue works really well though. Sealed this 1/8" deep cut really well. if this is too graphic sorry and I'll remove it.
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