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  1. Finally, after some danish oil on the trim ... it's ready. I've found before with cherry, that different boards can have a different colour when the finish is furst applied, hopefully as it ages, the colours will even out. Now I have to find out if it will fit through the door into the house ... maybe I should have measured that first!
    10 points
  2. I just received a call from a detective regarding the break in we witnessed yesterday. They traced the plates and the owner has had 344 pawns in the last two weeks. We are going to look at a photo lineup this week.
    10 points
  3. Hurdles keep popping up. The conveyer belt on my drum sander broke. Lost 2 days. Back up and running. There are 4 panels like above for the night stands and 2 more just like them but taller for the dresser. All in clamps now. I have a nice stash of curly oak. Demanding to work it. Any planing leaves holes in the wood. I make the panels a shy 3/8" and drum sand it to 1/4". Required for 2 good sides. Kinda like sanding end grain. But worth the effort.
    9 points
  4. We recently added on to our house which included a larger patio. Our gas meter for the last 40 years has never really bothered me until now, so I decided to make it less unsightly so I made a plant stand to cover it. The slats are Western red cedar and the rest is cypress. I treated it with Penofin. And though the pieces were rather small, I had to count them all. As in “A Day in the Life” by the Beatles, four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire. There are 112 pieces and 224 Domino tenons.
    9 points
  5. I finished up the last Joinery class of this semester. I'm free to work on my own projects all summer! One of my 2nd semester students built this stool for his shop. He has a little more cleanup to do on the through tenons, a little more shaping on the seat, but he did a really nice job thinking it all through and executing it.
    9 points
  6. Got my 2nd shot yesterday afternoon. So far no side-effects. Hopefully I'm not jinxing myself.
    8 points
  7. I went to visit my niece last evening and had to cope with her annoying partner who's also a vegan and a flat earth supporter. He mentioned he was in need of a stool or bench or something like that, I don't know, I wasn't paying attention. I wonder if it's possible to use pork ribs for joinery, as in loose tenons, make that stool or whatever and gift it to him
    8 points
  8. We’ve had a few sightings of a tiger in our neighborhood but no coyotes.
    8 points
  9. I appreciate veganism they are doing their part to keep meat prices down so I can continue eating more for less....
    7 points
  10. The cushions were sewn, then stuffed with foam and batting. I had originally thought to add buttons to both the seat and back, but decided that it looked better with buttons only on the back, and a plain seat. With the correct dies the buttons were very easy to make ... I didn't invest in the expensive forming tool ... a pipe-clamp did the job just as well. The back cushion was then stapled to the frame, with the seat cushion left loose.
    6 points
  11. Made some more progress last night! Does anyone else start to get nervous when you have to drill a hole and put screws into your project. I always get a little nervous when you are so close to the end of a project and have to do something that is not easily corrected. Got the cleats screwed down; final sanding with 220; and the first coat of Danish Oil on the parts.
    6 points
  12. I put the edging on the sides of the legs. I used the rabbiting bit showed earlier in the thread. I set the bit with this jig. It is super easy to make and has come in extremely handy. It is just a harbor freight caliper held into a piece of mdf by a bolt. After I cut all the rabbits, I cut the edging. It was leftover from the offcuts from the other edging. I taped all of the edging on similar to what I did in previous steps. Cleaned everything up with a scraper. There are a couple reasons to put the edging on the veneers. 1st it protects the corners o
    6 points
  13. Here is what I came up with to glue the veneer onto the legs. I just took an extra piece of the 10 degree off cut and glued it to the mdf cauls. Sometimes I had to used another clamp holding the caul and the leg down to keep it from sliding up after applying the glue. I used 15 min epoxy to glue it down. It seems like this isn't as slippery as veneer glue.
    6 points
  14. And finally I wanted some showy wood trim on the face. Originally I was thinking that running the trim all the way round the bottom edge would be nice ... but then I remembered I had made the upholstery go round a compound curve on the sides. I was having enough trouble getting trim to fit on the front which although flat had varying amounts of fabric and padding to cover up at the corners. I decided to continue with the knot theme on the legs ... Since the trim would be attached with screws, I made applied carvings that I could attach to cover over the screw holes.
    5 points
  15. Nah, I won't make furniture for him. I'd only make him a coffin if he was dying for it.
    5 points
  16. I was finally able to get some of my other projects under control and start to focus on this again. I cut the dominos in the sides and the shelves. I probably went a little crazy but better to be safe than sorry. I am still waiting on the backer veneer for the back of the backs. So I turned my focus to the feet. First thing I did was to make a template and make sure that I liked the size on the cabinet. Then glued up some blocks of poplar and got to cutting. I used the my miter saw to cut the ten degree angles on all of them. After I had them all cut, I trim
    5 points
  17. Not to be outdone by @Robby W, I cleaned off my workbench top this evening and found this. Perhaps a more frequent cleaning is in order.
    5 points
  18. I started on the inlay banding for the top. When using veneer or cutting veneered plywood, its important to not chip out the veneer on the end grain. To avoid this, I first start by taking an exacto knife and a square to scoring a line where my spiral downcut but is going to run. Then I place the bit on the line. I spin the bit by hand with it touching the veneer. I use the outside of the bit mark to adjust my square. Then I score another line on the opposite side. This will keep your veneer from chipping out. Then go ahead and cut the veneer. I cut mine 3/16 wide by 1/
    4 points
  19. Looking great, I always dread putting on hardware on any project, always figured it was my last chance to screw something up, get it , SCREW something up
    4 points
  20. Picked this up off Craigslist. Just playing around with it and it seems well built. Folding it up seems a little cumbersome. Will have to check out the vids and instructions to see if I’m missing something. Didn’t come with rail or saw which is fine because I intend to use my festool rail and saw. Just trying to figure how I want to do it. There’s an aftermarket bracket but it’s a little pricey or I can buy a festool bracket and make that work. For now I think I’ll just butt the rail up to the dogs and use them as reference.
    4 points
  21. Went for a drive with our car club 1st time since Sept 2019, great day!
    4 points
  22. HVAC calculations mostly, additional wall space . . . er . . . additionally I want to condition the entire airspace from a pair of mini-splits in the main shop area. You can see one over the shelf unit behind the tablesaw. P.s. the shelf unit is just a place holder for an area I want to keep open for parts handling during tablesaw and router operations. There is no actual shelf unit. Trying to get a good snip of those walls and their function . . . Behind the left wall is the spraying area. Front of the left wall is the jig hanging "peg wall". Behind the right wall
    4 points
  23. Knocked some more item off the list. Gable vents. Platforms at the top of the attic ladder. Data and speaker cables.
    4 points
  24. “All it takes for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing” you did good Coop, I hope they throw the book at those people, well done sir !
    4 points
  25. It's been a while since I posted anything here ... but I'm not dead yet. A friend of a friend was giving away his lathe, so I thought I could learn to turn during the lockdown last year. Of course a free mini lathe meant a very expensive acquisition of tools chucks etc ... then lumber ... nothing so expensive as "free". So after a few practise bowls, I decided that since I needed a new couch I could build it with turned feet ... Turning a few bowls may be an unusual way to start a couch build, but that was my jumping off point. Although I have already finished the project,
    3 points
  26. I worked on the back of the backs today. I decided this is an expensive piece of furniture let's try something that I have never done before. I decided to get paperbacked veneer and attach it with contact cement. I started off by cutting the veneer down. I bought two pieces that came 2'x8'. Then I sanded both the mdf and the veneer sheet with 80 grit sand paper until they were no longer shiny. Then I applied the contact cement to both the mdf and veneer. I first tried to apply it with a glue roller. This left too much glue. I then used a squeegee. This was way better at spreading
    3 points
  27. Now it's time to get back to some woodwork ... starting with a lovely block of 16/4 cherry, it was time to rough out some leg blanks. Once I had all eight blanks turned, I got a bit carried away and though I could go a bit further, and carve a design on them too ... two legs would be hidden at the back and never seen, so if this idea turned out to be a disaster I could hide the butchered leg there. However, after carving a knot pattern on two of them, kit seemed to be alright, so I finished off the other six ...
    3 points
  28. First webbing is stretched across the bottom to form a base for the springs to rest on. Then the springs go in ... coiled springs for the seat, sewn into the webbing and tied 8 ways on top, and sinuous springs for the back. then the springs get covered with a layer of felt and burlap ... and I have something that resembles and functions as a couch ... although not too comfy yet.
    3 points
  29. The wood for the frame is poplar ... a nice but cheap hardwood, and it doesn't matter if it isn't too pretty. Joinery was quite simple, a few dovetails, and a bunch of M&Ts to make the frame assemblies. The back was bolted on the seat to make it as rigid as possible. One of the big troubles I had was learning what a couch frame should look like, since they are always covered in upholstery I couldm't just look at completed examples. And online upholstery videos all concentrate on the upholstery, not the woodwork. And from what I could tell so much modern upholstered furniture is m
    3 points
  30. For small holes or gaps I’ve been mixing Schellac with fine wood dust of the same species of wood, small amounts, lake a paste and fill, work fast as Schellac dries really fast.
    3 points
  31. I primarily use non-battery calipers. I cannibalized this iGaging thing for a height gauge similar to Brad's. I can't remember the last time I swapped batteries. Probably a year? In contrast I tried an iGaging tilt box and the thing ate a battery a week before being returned.
    3 points
  32. That seems to be par for the course with these types of tools. I have taken to storing them with the battery compartments ajar, so the batteries are disconnected.
    3 points
  33. Got the two 3/4 height wall up.
    3 points
  34. Not for woodwork, and not by mail, but my "Blue Tool" collection grew today. I haven't used a string trimmer in a few years, managing my "trimming" needs with a sprayer. This spring has been extremely wet, such that the 400' of roadside ditch in front of my house has been un-mowable for weeks. Not wanting to simply kill off the greenery, I picked up this 2-piece kit on the way home from work. I chose the 24V model, as I already own a half-dozen of the 2ah batteries. I estimate that I cut 500 square feet of field grass on a freshly-charged 2ah battery. I drained 4 of them (not all c
    3 points
  35. 5 months since I ordered it and 2 months after I finished the project I ordered it for.... still it's very pretty!
    3 points
  36. I know this post is old but here is how I built my swing. I built the dimensions around the mattress that I bought. I bought a mattress that has a type of plastic to keep the water from soaking into the mattress. It is made from Redwood and the back angle is 15 degrees. I think all of the joints are dominos?
    3 points
  37. When looking for a Vaccinated cap, I found this too: https://www.amazon.com/Virus-Graphic-Novelty-Sarcastic-Funny/dp/B08FRP4H2Z/ref=sr_1_145_sspa?dchild=1&gclid=CjwKCAjwnPOEBhA0EiwA609ReXcT0zPPf_QbfG4BfVR6dfjT098WKMBgRiPdIDM80DFdwmp7CotzCxoCsgwQAvD_BwE&hvadid=489435486443&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1027139&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=3511815948107481329&hvtargid=kwd-1105661295828&hydadcr=8380_9905076&keywords=vaccinated+cap&qid=1620931333&sr=8-145-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExOExNSU5HUTBCVlUmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTEwMjM4MDQxRlZVVjc3UlJD
    3 points
  38. JPW Industries the parent company of Jet, Powermatic, etc has purchased Baileigh Industrial affective May 31 2021.
    2 points
  39. I have a Mitutoyo and have had the same battery in it for the last 6 years. I have seen online reviews that the more budget calipers use electronics that have very high current draws even 10 fold that of the Mitutoyo even off, which results in the battery dying quickly even when not used. Knockoffs are highly prevalent in this field as well and the knockoff tools have poor performance. Though at the price difference you can buy a LOT of batteries... and woodworkign doesn't really need any additional precision that may or may not be offered.
    2 points
  40. The short boards are 5/4 and the rest is 4/4. In that stack of lumber there is a dresser, 2 night tables, a framed mirror and a bench. That is what is next. It took a month to get the wood. 2 weeks at the mill to pull, band, and bill me. And another 2 weeks to get it shipped. Another of many delays were planned when it got to the local depot so I went and picked it up for the last leg. Around 50 miles. Then after staking the lumber I was breaking and cutting the pallets. And I step on a pop top, cut my heal had to cruise on back home. It really was a nail. Went through the precautionary s
    2 points
  41. They make tintable wood filler. Can mix your stain in it. Or use dye and epoxy. No matter how you do it there is a lot of trial and error to get the right color so make sure do tests.
    2 points
  42. You'll still get opportunities to use it. I have been surprised at how much I us mine.
    2 points
  43. Sharon and I met with the detective this morning and separately identified the suspect and we unknowingly picked the owner of the car. The detective thanked us and said they were going to pick up the suspect today and due to our counties very liberal DA and judges, he doubts it will even go to trial and the suspect will be back on the streets by next week. Oh well, what can you do?
    2 points
  44. 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.
    2 points
  45. Well, there's obviously a reason for that!
    2 points
  46. When we lived in SoCal I got within 10-20ft of a coyote a couple times. Here I haven’t had any encounters as close but have gotten some good trail camera pictures/videos. Got some recently with 5 or 6 of them in frame at the same time.
    2 points
  47. I put a game camera out to try and figure out what was leaving piles of poo in my tree row. It may be a racoon or it may also be this guy. The time and date got messed up. This is right around 1am. It's interesting to catch an urban coyote on camera. I knew they were in the area but never realized they were literally in my back yard.
    2 points
  48. Three zones. Outlets in the ceiling for hanging 'shop lites'. Current units are LED, 4000k. They will hang just below DC ducting to avoid shadows. This is a change from years of 6500k T-8 lamps that served me well. The upside to the 6500k is the bright white light, minimal eye fatigue, great visibility. The downside is that I had to keep a variety of other lamps available to get a better color read when selecting material and finishing. When it was time for new lamps I bought a range of CRI and Lumen value lamps to test. The 4000k seems to be the best balance for me. Four rows of four
    2 points
  49. I think this skill is the biggest thing that differentiates fine woodworking from woodworking.
    2 points
  50. I almost cannot believe it...in the real home stretch. Just need to drill the holes for the dowel safety pins; final sanding with 220; and then finish with some danish oil. Sure there were a few bumps along the way and things in the project that could be improved, but overall I am pretty happy for my first build that was not as much of a DYI style project. There is some truth in “just build something” as I think I was holding myself back by thinking it would be too hard or I would just mess up. Plus I am a firm believer in my Uncles Two Day Rule. When doing any project if you mess something
    2 points