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  1. I just finished these two nightstands this past weekend. They are made of Sapele and finished with one coat of blond shellac and then I sprayed 3 light coats of General Finishes High Performance. I will be making the bed to go with them but won't get that started until June sometime.
    9 points
  2. I got the backs veneered and the dividers. I am now on the painstaking work of trimming up the edging. This gets tricky because I do not want to burn through the veneer. I am using a hand plane and scraper to clean them up.
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  3. ok, so a quick and easy one page build, @Coop and @Bmac had asked how they were built so here goes. here's the pattern i use you can see about 11" long glue up the blanks and trace the side profile and cut on the band saw then trace and cut the top profile the rest is just a belt and disc sander after cutting some of the waste off on the bandsaw, over to the oscillating spindle sander then on to my ROS clamped in my vise upside down for final finishing, a little hand sanding to finer grits then a couple of coats of mineral oil and done, really easy and quick project that make g
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  4. Well, beautiful work as expected @Chet, I always enjoy your builds lots of great new ideas to up my game, what I also really like is your No Soliciting sign in the background, speaks for itself, well done sir !
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  5. Very nice, Chet! The top drawer faces on each look like a little different grain than the lower drawers. How did you arrange that? Looks great with the border frame.
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  6. I try to keep them about 1/4” thick off the bandsaw so they end up a little less than that, width is 1 3/4” for the wide ones I make and 1 1/2” for the narrow ones but that depends on the wood I’m using, would love to see some pictures of yours when they are done.
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  7. I like everything about them!
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  8. Beautiful work, very clean!!
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  9. I have 4000K LED's, 7 total and actually like it. I had the same that Richard mentioned above but got tired of the expense of replacement, I thought I like them but really like the warmer light of the 4000K
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  10. A few accessories from micro fence. Including a couple of mounting bars so I can use the guide on additional routers and a piece to allow the circle jig to ride on a festool rail. In the future I’m going to try and make a few more mounting bars for other routers.
    1 point
  11. Hi, Richard - The lamps in my fixtures are 4000K, which I find to be a decent compromise. Plus they cost very little. Most of my work is with the garage door open for natural light, so no color correction issues there. It might pop-up later when I put a mini-split in for summer use. I'll have to keep an eye on it.
    1 point
  12. Looks great! Love the idea for some privacy.
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  13. You can see just by the quantity of responses over the last few days that dust collection is an easy subject to get information overload on. The old rule of thumb was to do the best you could given your budget. We now have to add availability to that rule. Basically you have chip collection and dust collection. Chip collection gathers the larger stuff and you wear a mask or eject the exhaust outdoors. Dust collection opens the can of worms but fundamentally: - If your return air is pumped back into your workspace (a basement, neighbors or weather conditions that don't allow for a
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  14. A little background first. After always being a very close family all living in the same area. Hurricane Katrina dispersed us. My Dad survived Cancer but we lost my uncle, then my sister and 16 year old niece to car accidents. I had two brain surgeries in 2 months and we realized how important it was to get together more. So, we had just started a family get together once a month with 12-20 people about 6 months before covid hit. so today after everyone has been fully vaccinated we finally got together for a Crawfish boil. It was nice weather and a great day. It lasted about 6-8 hour
    1 point
  15. The White ones finally opened fully.
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  16. If it were my table, I'd do anything I could to make the legs of solid stock. Not because your plywood approach wouldn't be strong enough, but because I would really want to taper the legs. For a table the size you're building, I figure you'll want legs that are 3" or 3-1/2" square at the top - smaller, and it will look insubstantial, even if it's structurally sound. But legs that size, if they aren't tapered are going to look awfully "clunky." I'd want to taper the two inside faces of each leg from full width just below the apron to maybe 2" or 2-1/4" at the bottom. If you need to, u
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