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  1. My granddaughter turns 18 May 3rd, I know I got a project done early for a change amazing, I'm usually putting finish on the night before I have to give a gift. I'm happy with the table but, crazy about the finish (my daughter says she loves it) oh well to late to do anything about it. The table is knotty pine with a water based poly finish I made all the moldings on my new router table I'm loving that thing why I waited so long to build one..... I tried my hand at turning some drawer pulls I think they came out good for a first try the are made out of scrap 8/4 walnut.
    7 points
  2. We got my old welder working, but it was still going to require about as much time fiddling with it, as using it, so I ordered a new one the end of Feb. It came today. I'm going to build a cart for it, and have a much nicer one, with more storage than the 600 buck one that Miller sells for it. That black Husky tool cabinet is going to be part of the base for it. I will have all my welding protective clothing, and other bits, and pieces all in one spot. I even ordered a cover for it. I happened to hear about a price increase coming March 1, so not only ordered it in time to avoid that, but it came with a free Miller Elite welding helmet, which is really pretty nice.
    5 points
  3. Some corner constructions and gable walls are such that the top plate or vertical offers no lip to attach the drywall to. Blocking is just 2X stock that is added to provide the lip for sheet rock fastening.
    3 points
  4. For the rabbets that I am cutting around the panels, I use this rabbeting bit set from Whiteside. It has come in very handy over the years. The rabbets are 3/16x3/16. Before I cut the rabbits, on the crossgrain, I like to score the veneer with a knife before I cut them. This eliminates the tear out. Rabbets cut and anything extra cleaned up with a shoulder plane. There were some little pieces that were missing that broke off before glue up. I thought this would be a perfect time to address them. The most noticeable one. I used a chisel to get rid of any underlying glue. Then I took a piece of packing tape and traced around the missing piece. I found a similar grain color and direction and cut the piece out. Glued it in using super glue. Then trimmed the excess off. Then I moved on to cutting the shelves down to size and getting them ready for the edging. Then I cut the edging out of a holly board that I had, making them just over 3/16x3/16
    3 points
  5. That looks awesome. In time the pine will mature darken and it'll look better.
    2 points
  6. Those pulls came out very professional-looking. Nice job!
    2 points
  7. Will do. That's next up, in that shop. I need to get it going, to do some work on the tractor bucket before a guy with a big excavator comes. There's always something else to do, though. Today, since early this morning, I've been trying to get all the grass cut before the next rain comes, this afternoon. I might get to work on the cart tomorrow. I have all the parts, and pieces, and will show what's in the drawers. Welding helmets, and face shield for cutting, all fit in the bottom drawer. Next drawer up will have gloves, coat, and such. Hopefully, I can just wheel it up to what I need to work on, and not lose time looking for stuff. This welder is an inverter, where the other one was a big, heavy transformer rig. It does spray transfer, where the other one was short circuit, so it's supposed to be a lot easier to lay down a pretty weld. The wire melts before it touches the puddle, whereas a short circuit has to touch the wire first. This one will do pulse, as well, and can set the gas lead in, and taper off time, before, and after welding, so will save time not having to grind starting, and stopping places.
    1 point
  8. Basic Box Making by Doug Stowe is a great place to start. I still refer back to this book after many years.
    1 point
  9. On 3/4” wood, I would just do the slight 1/8” round over.
    1 point
  10. Nice, Dave. She'll love it! And I agree, you pulled off the pulls!
    1 point
  11. Well done Dave, nice work. Be sure to sign and date it, you’ll be glad you did in 20 years
    1 point
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  13. Last night we sent the kids to their grandparents house and I worked away on the final two doors that I can work on until we redo our first floor flooring. Can't wait to get back to actual woodworking. I might try to make some of those spurtles that Treeslayer made just to get back into the swing of things.
    1 point
  14. This is a great ride-a-long. Thanks for sharing your process. +1 on the Whiteside rabbet set being handy.
    1 point
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  16. Looks like a shaper with some sort of guide accessory. No idea what for, though. Maybe one of the guys with pro cabinet shop experience will recognize it.
    1 point
  17. No, acacia is a GENUS and it has a LOT of species (not subspecies). 20-25 isn't even getting started. Try 400+ just in my incomplete database and David Clark tells me there are over 900 Acacias in Australia and more spread around the world. Eric (the Wood Database that you linked to) says over 1,000
    1 point
  18. I get criticized at times for not posting work pics here, but I am not doing the sexy work very often at all. I am being called on to repair things like a single kitchen drawer that blew out. At times like that, the depth of the jaws of a parallel clamp means half as many clamps. The clamps that come with studs that will lock them into dog holes can also be nice in that kind of arrangement. All of that can be done with pipe clamps and cauls, but that is more work and more clamps. This is part of why I keep both around. I use what works best for any given situation.
    1 point
  19. Not in the mail but it was brought to me... 1.5” wide for panel/edge glue ups.
    1 point
  20. No picture attached. If there’s a burr along the edge of the scratch, take that off. Otherwise just leave it and watch for nails/screws/staples. Is there a nick in the edge of the blade? I doubt the scratch is deeper than this...
    1 point