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  1. Follow up, walnut chairs back from my upholstery guy. Love the green with the walnut. Creating a MCM sitting area/room. Bookcase also made esp for this spot; Hopefully you enjoyed this build, it was a real pleasure figuring out these chairs. My daughter has already put an order in for a set, so much to build........
    8 points
  2. Here's the fence setup I use. You can see the stop in the read which is set for full depth. I use setup bars to space off of this for the first pass. I swap the bars for used up gift cards (about 1/32") for the second pass. The last pass leaves a pretty decent result right off the machine. I don't do this often enough to keep a tub of mineral oil running so I pour it on and wipe it around with gloved hands. I come back a couple times and hour and add oil if required and rub the oil around any areas that have gone dry. Once it stops soaking in oil I leave
    5 points
  3. Got it downstairs without any issues. Cut a 2x4 and screwed it to where the wheels were and slid it down with help from my wife. Only attached some old tshirts to the bottom of the 2x4s. Will have to find some carpet to attach for the next time. Angling the front of the 2x4 was crucial to helping it slide without banging off the steps. Now to get it set up. Seems like one of the knives is off.
    4 points
  4. Most makers seem to call them an Edge Fluting Bit. This one has a 3/8" radius. IIRC it is the Woodline bit mentioned in the article . . . #1475 comes to mind. Amana and Whiteside (and I'm sure others) make the profile but, finding the dimensions I was after was the challenge. It got done soaking up the mineral oil. It will weep for a while but, I should be able to delivery it day after tomorrow for sure.
    4 points
  5. Well I think I have good news, fingers crossed. I talked with tech support for Jet this morning, and the nice fellow walked me through how he wants me to adjust the tables. He said dont shim the table, which I had done with feeler gauges. He said to loosen the gib screws, and wiggle the table around to seat it, then tighten the screws. Wiggle it around a little more, and snug the screws up fully. He had me take a straight edge of some sort, which I only have a 4' aluminum level, and raise the outfeed table until the blades just barely nick the straight edge across the width of the table. That
    4 points
  6. Those remind me (vaguely) of some walnut and green cloth furniture my parents had when I was a kid. I think it was called 'Danish Modern' at the time they bought it, since they were still in 'mid'-century!
    2 points
  7. Not really. Around here that product briefly gained a new name, and a new reputation as a GAURANTEED cure for headache....
    2 points
  8. Nicely finished chairs, matching bookcase. And in desperate need of a coffee table, got anything like that in mind?
    2 points
  9. I can’t help but imagine about 8 chairs in every room of your house. Beautiful work!
    2 points
  10. I wish Hershey would go back to using paper wrappers on their candy bars. Used to be able to open those with just one hand. And while we're at it... cereal, crackers, etc. should go back to using waxed paper instead of plastic.
    2 points
  11. Looks like Milwaukee is finally coming out with a 23 gauge nailer. I've loved using my brad nailer and am hoping the quality holds up for the pin nailer. I currently have a Grex but I've been slowly going cordless on alot of my tools and have not looked back. I contemplated getting the cordless Grex but couldn't justify the cost. The Milwaukee is set to retail for less than half and with all the promos they offer I wouldn't be surprised if you could get it even cheaper. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-M12-12-Volt-23-Gauge-Lithium-Ion-Cordless-Pin-Nailer-Tool-Only-2540-20/
    1 point
  12. You might want to hold off on the delivery until you smell some BBQ going on.
    1 point
  13. Back in 2013 Fine Woodworking ran an article about a novel cutting board made by a guy named Scott Lewis. I thought they were pretty original and made a couple for family members. Fast forward to this week. I finally got sick of being between shops and gathered some 120v tools together, purged the garage of stuff being stored in anticipation of the new shop build and cobbled together a space where I could at least make something . . . anything. . My new neighbor had loaned me his tractor on a few occasions and my plan was to do something for him . . . any day now. That was a year ago.
    1 point
  14. Ross, some of the pictures you posted look like you have two blades on your saw at one time. Am I seeing that correctly?
    1 point
  15. Lovely chairs! I lie the lamp, too. Is that your build, or buy?
    1 point
  16. Went to the office store years ago to buy a flash drive when they were the new thing and very expensive. Most of the larger capacity drives had been stollen. The shoplifters had slit the packaging with a razor, taken the drive and left the packaging on the shelf. So the only people the welds were keeping out were the people who'd paid for the items.
    1 point
  17. Welded plastic packaging.
    1 point
  18. Those turned out fantastic. Are they as comfy as they are attractive? Thanks for taking us along for the ride!
    1 point
  19. @MattCRNA, it sounds like you could benefit from those DC hose quick-connects that Izzy Swan is developing, or something like them. I find that a short piece of pvc clamped to the hose works well, slipped into a mating pvc coupler adapted to each tool, but Izzy's connectors probably seal better.
    1 point
  20. Thank you Richard A for your reply. The item in question is a Butcher Block Kitchen Island w/ Drop Leaf by Catskill Craftsmen. It is made from hardwood and came oiled natural wood. The instructions said to use Danish Oil to enhance the finish. I did as instructed, on the cabinet only (not the butcher block top). See picture below. Should I lightly sand the cabinet and reapply another coat or two of the Danish Oil. I would like to leave the natural wood color, as it would match my cupboards (hickory) and China hutch (pine with Puritan Pine finish).
    1 point
  21. I plan on doing all of these other mods except the Wynn filter, I'm going to be venting outside. Also I won't be installing any runs as my shop is my garage which also houses the wife's car, bicycles,etc. so all of my tools are mobilized. I just hook up my DC to each tool as I use it. Can be a pain in the arse I suppose but you learn how to be very organized in your work flow......LOL
    1 point
  22. I am assuming you meant Tylenol
    1 point
  23. Yeah, that packaging change kinda pissed me off today. I bought a whole pork loin, and getting the package open was a struggle. Some of the packaging has gone a little overboard.
    1 point
  24. I dunno about 'necessity', but it was interesting to try. Certainly, if you have access to a lathe that is large enough for the job, use that. By ALL means, use that. But if you have something of greater diameter than your lathe can swing, this type of jig seems like a viable option. To use it 'safely' with the table saw really requires that the jig be built like a Bridgeport mill, big and beefy. And it would probably work better if all the movements could be controlled from above the table, reaching under to elevate the blade was a real pain. But by that time, the jig would essentially
    1 point
  25. The story continues with a quick update and a redirection. First the redirection, this table is being made to go with the Z chairs I just completed. Well I got them back from the upholstery shop and after putting them in the room where they will live I found the size of table I was envisioning to put between the two chairs was too large. I was originally thinking I'd go with a table 20"x 24-28". I really thought I had the space since they were being placed in a spot that held a full sized couch previously. Well after placing the chairs and measuring I'm going to have to down size the table to
    1 point
  26. I'm looking at this as a Mother of Invention type thing, so far I'm impressed. Well done Ross.
    1 point
  27. If a picture is worth a thousand words, I'm writing a novel. So, step one is to determine how much blade I can expose without cutting through my blank. Note the sharpie lines transferred around the edge are to facilitate centering the blank over the blade later. With just under 2" of thickness, I want to max the blade exposure at about 1 5/8" for hollowing the bowl, because I want a small "foot" on the bottom. Let's do that first. The foot needs a recessed center, so the bowl won't wobble. I think 3/16" is deep enough, and that exposes a 'cord' of 1 7/8" along the blade. Works
    1 point
  28. Above, will be all drawers. Except the left side was add on just in time to add open shelves because lefty would be bumping his elbow on the wall while shaving. This will be floating cabinets, meaning hung on the wall, no base. 2 dummies in front of the sinks. 9 faces, 7 drawers. Up to 4 of them to allow plumbing behind the drawers by building in a recess from the middle back to the drawers. I do not have all the numbers yet but it should be coming soon. I hope. The faces will be continuous grain of the same boards. The small box above will mimic the big piece. No plumbing. The pie
    1 point
  29. Those resealable bags the you have to tear open the first time. They always tear so the the 2 layers are perfectly aligned so you cant' separate them the next time the dog wants a treat. People who think that every quiet moment must be filled with talking - sometimes quiet is OK.
    1 point
  30. Patience and commitment are required where money and proper equipment are not to be found!
    1 point
  31. Worst injury of my adult life resulted from opening a blister-packed toy train, late at night, in a hotel while on vacation. Bled all over the hotel towels, and spent 6 hours waiting at a walk-in clinic the next morning. By the time I saw a doc, she said my thumb should have been stitched, but had waited too long. Spent the next 3 weeks with it wrapped in steri-strips and a splint. Stupid human-proof packaging...
    0 points