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  1. An early Christmas present for mom. She's up in age and has been stuck at home since covid so gardening is her only form of exercise. Made out of recycled redwood bleachers. You can still see some of of the stained bolt holes. Decided to leave them in instead of cutting around them.
    5 points
  2. Well, happy day when I pick up chairs from my upholstery guy. Very happy with the result, the fabric looks really sharp with the cherry. The chairs are very comfortable, very comfortable. Couldn't be happier with these. So lets put a bow on this build; I'm in the middle of building two more out of walnut, I'll show those when done. It was fun to get back into building chairs. Thanks for looking,
    5 points
  3. It's an Oneida V-5000, which is less noisy than most. I have a room for it & the compressor that is well insulated for sound. The compressor is the real offender. It sounds like a derailed freight train, but I barely hear it now it's in that room.
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  4. I wanted a cleaner look on the outside so I put the latch inside. The right gate bolts down and the left gate latches to the right. So you can just open the left and still have the right locked down.
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  5. Big thanks to @Chestnut and @Bmac for their input on chainsaw milling. I'll post my setup when I've got it ready.
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  6. Beautiful Bmac!! I was watching some crime show on a late 70's case recently and they had a chair very similar I told my wife I know a guy who just made a couple of those. Really glad you didn't go with orange cushions though LOL
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  7. My loudest tool is my DC which is on with every tool so ear muffs are always on in my shop.
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  8. I have added a Powered Tools and Machinery section to my website. In this section I plan to add articles about the power tools and machines that I use in my workshop, with the modifications I have made over the years, along with the techniques which I hope others will find helpful in using them to dimension and create joinery. The first article is just a baseline for the level of noise for the machines and power tools I have. http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Powered%20Tools%20and%20Machinery/NoiseLevelsInMyWorkshop.html Regards from Perth Derek
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  9. I'm looking at things like this but still hesitant to cut aluminum up and regret cuts...
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  10. Thanks everyone. Yeah I am definitely planning to do a long pedestal (not sure if that still counts as a pedestal anymore). Just wasn't sure if there was a minimum distance from edge to consider.
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  11. Those are wonderful looking chairs. Good work!
    1 point
  12. Yes I have the fret saw and love it. I did change the handle to a bigger one for my hand but other than that it was great out of the box. FWIW I also have a Rob Cosman fret saw for sale $20
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  13. All kinds of things sanding curves on corners, cleaning up edges, flushing joints, etc
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  14. I also have this sander and back up everything Drew mentioned above. The other thing that is a real plus with the Festool sanders is they are easy on the hand during long sanding sessions. I ran mine almost constantly for 4 hours today and could have gone longer if needed. I couldn't have done that with my old Dewalts I had in the past.
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  15. As usual..... Ya done good young'un, damn good.
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  17. Baseline for my shop is "too stinkin' loud". Nothing I have, with a motor, is comfortable to operate without hearing protection.
    1 point
  18. Awesome, @Bmac! Those look great.
    1 point
  19. Spent some time over the last few days working on a whiskey cabinet with my dad. Seems to be a comedy of errors going on, but we'll get it done at some point. Good to work with him at the very least. Just fixed a light above our stairs. Outside of a few hopefully quick house things, I think I'll be able to get back down in the shop more over the next couple of weeks. I really want to start on my Shaker end table but have to plan it out so I can go use my dad's jointer. One of these days I'll find a good used one that doesn't cost more then new ones. You're all making me very jealous
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  20. Nice table. Should serve you well for a long time. +1 on the large Triton router.
    1 point
  21. My wife has been wanting a puppy for several years now and I promised her one for her bd which was in June. I came up short on a timely delivery but she’s ok with that. Picked up “Sage” today. Now we both have rabbit holes!
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  22. There’s this 7 ft piece that needs the edge straightened. And it’s really awkward on a 6” jointer with a 4 ft bed. So I decided to clamp it to my new bench and take the plane to it. I will get it close and let the table saw finish it. In the mean time I am getting the bug for another large format camera for b&w use. Digital does it no justice.
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  23. On to completing the sides of the chair. My plan is to glue up the sides, then determine joint locations for the cross pieces. I'll shape/sculpt the outer face of the side pieces, but leave the inside faces untouched as the 90 degree angles will help me with my joints. I'll only shape those inner faces once I have all the cross pieces fitted, but before glue up of cross pieces. One important guide for me is the back edge of the backrest support, this area is flat and will be a reference point for me with placement of the back rest. Here are the 4 sides glued up, minus the arms, they need
    1 point