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About ..Kev

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    : Kalispell, MT
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  1. ..Kev

    Display Case

    I've got a commissioned piece this time. A display case for whisky toppers that he collects. Shout out to Mel for the design help!
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    Attaching table top

    Some pictures might help. The best bet is to flatten and then attach. I like figure 8s or Z clips to attach a top. Neither will pull a bow flat. The trick is to allow for wood movement regardless of how you attach the top. If you don't, the piece will most likely destroy itself over time.
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    Waxing drawers

    I apply with an old t-shirt and don't let it dry much.. When I'm done putting it on, I start wiping it off.
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    Waxing drawers

    Finish then wax or don't finish but still wax. Depends on what you want to do. I prefer Renaissance wax.
  5. Welcome to the forums! My first instinct was to move this thread to the hand tool section but, I really think you're request goes a bit deeper than that so, will leave it right here. One suggestion that I might have is the hand tool school with the renaissance woodworker. Shannon's a good guy and has a lot to offer someone in your position. Give him a look. I look forward to seeing other responses on this subject!
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    2 Presents Done

    Those turned out awesome! Super nice work!
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    How do you transport your wood?

    I'll still stick with the get a truck option as you can get great fuel mileage with them these days. I get 30 in my eco diesel. Now, that also comes with a serious price tag so, understand that front as well. A utility trailer is a great way to go especially if you're a home owner as it will come in handy for a lot of other stuff as well. Another option, if you don't make a lot of trips, would be to go rent a U-Haul truck for a day for 20 bucks and haul what you need. And, one last option.. Places like Bell Forest will deliver to your door. So, maybe your local has some delivery options as well.
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    Pair Of Bookshelves

    Looking great! Those big glue ups like that are a PITA! There have been quite a few times that I've recruited an extra set of hands when doing them!
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    Advanced Woodworking Section

    Correct and very well stated!
  10. ..Kev

    What did I do wrong?

    Take a look that the thickness of the top veneer, total number of plays, and voids and pockets. Compare what your hardwood dealer has to the big box store stuff. Tear out is pretty common with ply. Make sure your blade is sharp and has a high tooth count for best results. Applying blue painters tape to be cut line before cutting can help as well. When I started, I was anything but a natural! Many of my early projects ended up doing a way better job of keeping me warm by the fire!
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    What did I do wrong?

    Still requires a super light sanding but, you have to be careful with the stuff from the big box store because the veneer is so thin. It's not very often that I used this stuff but, I usually hit it quick with some 400 and move on.
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    Maloof rocker questions

    I would add the strip more because the rocker (IMO) would look too small on the chair. As for the obsession, I know I spent days going over it with a fine toothed comb before I went to finish. I think it has to do more with the number of hours you put into this project where you just don't want anything wrong in the end. You don't want that "one little thing" that I know we can all find on most (if not all) of our projects.
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    VOC mask recommendations

    Pick a mask with changeable cartridges. Use an Organic Vapor cartridge for the stinky stuff and a Heap filter for the dusty stuff. 3M makes good ones!
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    What did I do wrong?

    That's a fairly large cabinet so, it's going to take some finish! If the coats didn't look too heavy or create any runs on the vertical surfaces then, I'd say you did pretty well. You can dial back that amount of material at the gun but, the piece is going to take what it takes. As for how it feels, I typically block sand with 400 between coats mostly just to knock off the dust nibs but, this helps make the finish nice and smooth. Welcome to the forums and good luck!