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  1. Thanks for asking. It's working out pretty good. She's a lot better off here than anywhere else anyway. The dogs are a great comfort to her too. My Wife has been absolutely amazing with what she's taken on, but it was her idea to start with. One of us has to be here all the time though, so we have to plan our days around that.
    4 points
  2. Finished up the fence jig tonight Glued it up insuring it was square Then I used some silicone to attach the feet to the clamp bolts that will hold the jig tight to the Sawstop fence. Knocked out a couple dado sacrificial fence plates and finally made the tall fence and tenoning jig Now I can knock out the 6 cabinet doors and three drawer fronts...getting close to wrapping up this project...NO REALLY
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  3. Thanks, glad you didn’t take offense. With these darn masks on, it’s hard to express the right meaning!
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  4. I agree with all the above opinions, but if you're interested in furniture restoration & repair, check out Thomas Johnson's YouTube channel . You can easily spend hours watching the man at work. He's got some great tips & methods for making some pretty ratty furniture look good again. I think the stuff you've got is beyond help though.
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  5. I'll third the motion. That's a lot of damaged veneer. Not positive, but it looks like much of the underlying substrate is ply, also damaged. I think that if these pieces have no sentimental value to you, I'd suggest disecting them to study the construction technique, maybe measure and draw them for practice doing design. Without some specialized veneering equipment, some of those repairs will be very difficult. ALL of them will be quite tedious, and probably cost more than it is worth. If the bed is good, maybe take a stab at re-creating the damaged pieces from solid wood to match.
    2 points
  6. Thanks, but I have all sorts of pro tree work stuff. I was thinking about something really lightweight, with a sharp knife blade. The saws work really good, but the suckers are so small, and tender that a sharp blade would slice them right off, and be multiple times faster than handling those types of poles. I have the trees limbed up to 25 feet high on the larger trees. The suckers are just new growth. Here's a view of the whole point. It's about 2 acres with something over 1200 feet of shoreline. I haven't limbed up the trees on the hill yet, but plan to open up that view th
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  7. 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
    1 point
  8. Anyone had a finish can start leaking from the bottom Went out to the shop to find this nice little mess It was a gallon can of General Finishes Waterbased Poly I was able to save about a quart and a half so only lost about a quart.
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  9. Think I’m gonna put a double French door in so I have that light in the winter, do you think it would be better to make the doors open out instead of the normal open in? Thinking then it wouldn’t block any work bench corner or bandsaw (long stuff sticking out the door) that I might have there?
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  10. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better!
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  11. Not that I could find, the top was a bit rusty but nothing on the bottom. Just glad I caught it before the whole can had drained.
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  12. Before you do anything else, try oxalic acid. That might remove the stains.
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  13. Welcome! I'm with Coop on this one it would almost be easier to recreate it then save that one.
    1 point
  14. Hey Thorn, welcome to the forum. I’d send it back to the owner and tell them to seek the help of a professional or a magician. That’s some serious damage.
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  15. Set some extra plates! We need to have a party!
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  16. I like this chair a bunch! I’ll shore be following the build!
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  17. This is known as the clam shell orchid. AKA Encyclia cochleata. Growing in the new world from Northern South America, central America, the Caribbean and South Florida. The one in the picture is natural to South Florida. It flowers sequentially. A new flower appears as the previous one is fading.
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  18. I should note for the sharp observer. The grain on the drawer fronts is intentionally shifted down slightly. Because of the overhang of the top and the fact that most people will observe the drawer fronts standing next to the side board I left a bit more space above the crazy figure on the top. The parallel clamp heads were separating the wood from the concrete floor so there wasn't any direct contact for moisture. I think the floor was just uneven in opposite directions where the clamp heads were. This caused a twist that ended up getting glued into the door. Like the below ima
    1 point
  19. I put lime down to start with. You can put a ton of lime per acre every year here. The main trouble is the ground is so hard, and not really flat anywhere. Water just runs off right now. In getting out all the Pine trees, Sweet Gums, and other trees to open it up, when leveling the ground back out, we lost a lot of the topsoil. I don't want to break it up again, because it's full of small rocks. I hand raked the whole thing about an inch deep, so surface rocks are not a problem now. I think the simplest thing is to top dress it. I have decades of piles of old, composted ho
    1 point
  20. 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.
    1 point
  21. I had that happen from a set of plans I purchased from them for the Gregory Paolini Arts & Crafts sideboard I built. Dry fit right befere a pretty intense glue up I noticed something hinky. I took a measurement on the piece, looked at the plans and the numbers matched but the piece wasn't going to fit (too big) so it was an easy fix but then down the road I found varying numbers on another part in the plans I built the same jig you are and I really like it especially with the "L" fence. I built mine just looking at a picture I grabbed from a Pekovich video and came up with my own d
    1 point
  22. Finally bought this. Sat on my Christmas list for the better part of a decade. Everyone thought it was a boring gift or something. Probably wouldn't think it's boring if they saw it in person. Fit and finish is outstanding.
    1 point
  23. We are adding onto our house 500 sq. ft. For a new bathroom and patio. I would bet it’s too late to try and convince my wife that I need more storage room instead! In fact, for my well being, I better not even ask!
    1 point
  24. I haven't looked at softwood prices in a long time. I just now looked and realized that I can get 4/4 hardwood cheaper than 2x4 pine. $6 a stud converts out to almost $1.5/BF. Dang that's expensive.
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