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  1. From Spurtleville, a small hamlet SE of Houston. We are going to Louisiana tomorrow to visit some of my wife’s relatives and she asked if I would make a couple of these as gifts. Thanks Dave!
    5 points
  2. I’ve often wondered why they call the guy standing next to the groom, “The Best Man”? Obviously to the bride he’s not.
    4 points
  3. And from Spurtleville North, a small hamlet west of Dubuque, great minds think alike @Coop, gave my last 2 to Jan’s sister who was in town, had to make another batch, those look great Coop !
    3 points
  4. Starting on the back which are a 6 & 5/8 wide ship lapped arrangement.
    3 points
  5. I made an end grain checker board a couple of years ago and used 1/4” ply as a substrate. I talked of my plans on here and someone mentioned applying the same material to the backside to keep a “ balanced panel” I ignored the recommendation and ended up with a checkered cistern. Learned the hard way.
    3 points
  6. Thanks! Funny you should mention that. On the way home I get a text hey dad I bought you some truffles but forgot to give them to you so not only does he get my daughter he gets my chocolate too lol. Lucky for me he is very nice and more importantly is really good for, and too, our daughter
    3 points
  7. As if you need a reason to appreciate your parents more, watch this. https://www.google.com/search?q=mother+by+john+lennon&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari
    2 points
  8. Thanks! I’m honored, coming from the crown prince of Spurtleville!
    1 point
  9. Getting a little freaked out @Coop, you got me by 1, 14 to 15 is my count, wouldn’t mind having a brother, I’ll split the DNA test with you
    1 point
  10. Did a little rearranging and cutting to length.
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  11. It was solid without any kick back. During the first tests the stock would move so i added another clamp and if you look closely i was using a couple of wedges between the clamp and the board to hold the board super tight to the fence. the cut off piece just moved out of the way when I would slide in the next board (some of the time) I added the blade guard too much spinning blade to close to my fingers. 2 screws and it comes off. I also glues a strip of sandpaper to the fence during one of the revisions. Over the holidays I had purchased a a Freud P410 Next gen Fusion blade. Very happy with it. Very very little blow out if any even in the plywood i am using for the panels. Which i started cutting today. What I can think of as to why there isn't any binding or kick-back. There isn't any pressure into the blade, the stock lif firmly locked down onto the sled and onto the fence allowing no movement. When loading the stock its pressed against the block but not forced. The block is firmly attached to the sled and not applying a loaded pressure back towards the blade. until I had the stock firmly in place the top of the stock always wanted to move down and to the right and the bottom up As the blade removed material there was nothing to bind with. The cut off piece moved verily little. I would push the stock through the cut pull the sled back flip the stock to cut the other side, pull the sled back load my next piece never turning off the saw. The jigs took an enormous amount of time to get right compared to doing the cut through all the pieces. I went through a great deal of trial and error think about it repeat but once it was right a few hours of easy time to get through all the pieces. There is a great deal of satisfaction of going through this journey. Back to cutting panels and thinking about what's next. Which is since i always have and issue with gluing a frame together i already slotted all the boards for biscuits and glued up left stile to top rail and right stile to bottom rail. The panels will be maple and I put 5 coats of brushing lacquer then sanded out most of it then sprayed 3 coats rubbed it out then another 3 coats of sprayed lacquer onto the sheets that i and cutting into the panels. Oh i have to make a jig for the hinges....
    1 point
  12. Yea but those truffles would have gone real good with some walnut halves and a nice glass of Port.
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  13. I would probably do something like that. Also on some shaker pieces you will see were the back panels are finished with something like white or gray milk paint. In the end it is in an area that isn't really seen once the piece is in place.
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  14. I remember that build and it's one of the reasons i used the exact same material as a backer. Thanks for teaching me something Coop ! I can't remember, did you manage to fix your chess board?
    1 point
  15. That’s probably why they are groomsmen and bridesmaids, not bridesmen and groomsmaids.
    1 point
  16. What? I need to go talk to my sister. I was their officiant last September and got nothing! Have to do it this September too since they're having the big wedding they put off for a year. Mom......
    1 point
  17. Congrats! Also, isn’t it traditional for the bride’s family to pay the officiant (or make a donation to their church)? I hope you paid yourself enough for a new tool!
    1 point
  18. It was Saturday but due to a premature baby for the scheduled officiant I was honored to marry my youngest Oh and a little woodworking project too
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  19. No, it went to the burn pile.
    0 points