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  1. drzaius

    Matt's Hand Tool Cabinet

    Decent hockey tape doesn't seem to get gooey. It's electrical tape that can be horrible for that, especially if it's not applied properly.
  2. Did you watch that video that @Tom King put in his post? That looks like a pretty fool proof way to do what you need to accomplish. It would not be hard to build.
  3. One of my favorite ways to make a difficult cut perfect is to initially make the cut using whatever I have that will chop through the wood. That can be a hand saw, circ saw, jig saw, or even a hatchet if you're so inclined. Just be sure to leave a little extra on the line. Then use a straight edge & pattern cutting bit on the router to clean it up. Take very small passes & for the final pass, a very, very light cut. Be sure to clamp the straight edge very securely.
  4. Sorry, but I had a real hard time following exactly what you are trying to do. I think a couple of pics would be worth several thousand words here.
  5. Figure out a different way to do it. What you wanting to do there is basically reducing down to a 4" tight 90* elbow & that's going to kill airflow. Something that might work is to make a duct out of plywood & then put turning vanes inside to tame the turbulence. They can be had from an HVAC duct supplier. You would want to make it oversize as well & then fabricate a reducer to fit the outlet. Any chance you can post a picture?
  6. The main sticking point (pun intended) with construction adhesive is the inconsistent glue line thickness. Depending on clamping pressure it can easily vary 1/16" from joint to joint. When building shop jigs & machinery tolerances are critical & that just introduces another factor that can screw things up.
  7. drzaius

    Need help with picking plywood

    Don't think that maple ply is made of maple. The inner layers are just softwood, with the only maple being the extremely thin exterior faces. So it won't have the strength of BB. The maple ply will be good enough.
  8. drzaius

    Need help with picking plywood

    It's also available here in both sizes, but for some reason, the 4x8 is quite a bit more per sq. ft. than the 5x5.
  9. drzaius

    Charles Neil Finishing class

    I've probably only tried gel stains a dozen times, but have never found the result to be anything close to acceptable. At best they just seem to make the surface look like it's been covered in watered down paint.
  10. drzaius

    Northern Woods Exhibition

    That's a beautiful piece that you've entered. I don't think I'd have the balls to do that.
  11. drzaius

    Darrell Peart is in the House!!

    Nice score! I'm excited for you.
  12. Welcome to the forum Tink, but Josh hasn't been around hear since 2014 so you probably won't hear from him. If you're just looking for a down & dirty router table, then just get a fixed base router that has a feature that allows adjustment from through the base. Something as simple as a piece of plywood with a hole drilled in will work. Just remove the plastic base from the router & screw it to the underside of the plywood. It's not a great setup because it will tend to sag over time, but it's something to get you started. Waxing the plywood will help things slide.
  13. Definitely chamfer them before glue up. If you use cauls, they won't have any effect on keeping the panels straight.
  14. drzaius

    Need help with picking plywood

    Yes, Baltic birch is a much superior product. It's also a lot harder & stronger than regular plywood.
  15. drzaius

    Giant Jenga finishing ?

    After the finish is completely cured, an application of GlideCote will make those blocks slide easily & smoothly. Paste wax works well too, but GlideCote lasts a little longer & is easier to apply.