chrisphr

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  1. Good recommendation, I have seen the movie, but this is definitely worth reading to get a more intimate picture of the problem solving and the science. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Cool. C, which K book should I start with or are they all good? Kev, haven't been too much into the podcast thing to date, just search wood talk? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I've got a a whirlwind of air travel ahead of me and there is only so much actual billable real work I can stand while trapped on an airplane. Looking for good inspirational woodworking books (or otherwise) all recommendations welcome. Already have Darrell Peart's book on G&G ordered, what else should I add to the list? Open to both instructional or philosophical (on any topic). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Tagging onto Shaney's post, Diresta has a cat that does some great bandsaw work, surely Barry won't be outdone by a cat! Merry Christmas!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I got some WR 1838 Style White Corn for xmas, stuff is smooth as butter. I thought I liked the Double Oaked, but this stuff is sublime. People around me know they can't go wrong with a good bourbon as a gift! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Plug holes are done with a Square chisel hole punch from Lee Valley. The longer longer ones are routed. The ebony is sized just fractionally larger than the hole so as you tap it in the cherry around the mortise gives to the ebony which makes the joint tight, it also offers a little forgiveness if one of your mortises was a little rough. In the video Marc tapered the plugs (to get them started in the hole) with a chisel, but I found sandpaper to be faster. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Thanks! Ha, "pick up you toys and fold the laundry..." That's how every woodworking project ends! With two 5yos and a 4yo running around our house we constantly have toys and laundry scattered around (is it just my kids that randomly strip naked?!?!). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Done! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. My shop starts out neat, then explodes into chaos as I work on the project then cleaned up again just about every weekend. While I don't have it set up yet where everything has its place, things are grouped together to make clean up fast, ex all measuring tools together, all adhesive and adhesive tools together, etc. stuff still gets lost, but less than it used to. I still can't keep track of pencils, slippery little buggers... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. LMAO, Oh boy... Whew. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. Thanks all, this is just the kind of feedback I was looking for. I am a terrible judge for how much work something is going to be or the time it will take. Sounds like the result maximizing, money, work and divorce likelihood minimizing option is to paint the existing cabinets and build the island. Some of you have commented that they don't look so bad, closer shots would show moderate finish and form damage from 20 years of use and abuse. There are also three different shades of maple: actual maple, and two different other materials that are supposed to look like maple but have all faded into different colors. One of those colors is pink. Lastly, the wifey pooh thinks they look dated. Just confirming, DNA=denatured alcohol? I own an earlex hvlp, but if there is a brush application that will get professional looking results I would prefer that so I don't have to mask off the whole house. Steve and Estesbubba, sounds like between you the suggestion is acrylic if spraying and enamel if brushing. I get that right? Then maybe top coat it with poly? Pug if you can find those pictures, love to see them! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Probably, if I were a prospective buyer I'd say the kitchen needs remodeled in the negotiation and estimate it at $40k. But the main reason is we want a nicer kitchen for the next 5 years. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. My wife and I don't want to dump a lot of money into our current house (plan on moving in 5+ years) but we would like to update the kitchen cabinets. Our plan was nice, but cheap. Mentally I was budgeting about $10-$15k for the whole project with backsplash, tops, etc. What I'd like to get some opinions on if I should attempt to build them on my own. I'll do some research on building methodologies, but it doesn't look like there is anything to it, just plywood boxes and face frames. Here is where my head is at for the project: -Cabinets just replaced, no additional embellishment -Island would be extended with custom features likely with butcher block top. This would be the fun part of the project. -Right now I am thinking of ordering all the door and drawer fronts, this will cut out a lot of time and repetitiveness and also having to treat the router table like a shaper. -finish will be some sort of paint (that is the look she wants) -I would complete and install in sections, starting with the center island. Tools: -I've got all the standard woodworking tools plus a domino. If I take on this project I'll add a track saw. Motivation: -The center island might be a fun project, but the main motivation would be to save some cash. If I could take our budget of $10-$15k and cut that to $6k, that would be a win. Am I delusional on saving money? Anyone been through this that can share their experience? Is this the kind of project that you lose motivation for in the middle? Here is a picture of what the kitchen currently looks like. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Great journal, thanks for sharing. Turned out beautiful! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Finishworking... It really does feel that way sometimes! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Will be very soon. Unfortunately upon closer inspection I got a little blushing with my last coat of lacquer so I've got a little more spray work to do before allowing it to cure and final buffing. Minor setback but still oh so close to finishing this project! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Got the last coat of lacquer on yesterday. Only thing left is to buff it out and install the hardware! Since I've been letting the lacquer coats dry on the driveway, the cherry is starting to darken up nicely in the sun. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. I did the same thing pug! In fact, I think Cliff has my biscuit jointer. In two years after he gets his domino he'll sell it to the next noob. And so goes the circle of life for woodworking tools. Thank god for eBay and Craigslist! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Coming together nice, this is going to look sweet when you are done. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Festool/Toolnut is offering 10% off next Festool purchase if you refer a friend who is new to Festool make a Festool purchase. The discount goes to the referrer, not the referred. Kind of a goofy promo, if you ask me but a discount is a discount and they are rare for Festool. So here is the offer: I was already planning on buying an ETS 150/5 this week but if there is someone out there new to Festool that wants to buy some green, let me refer you and I will give you the entire discount ($36) once received. I figure since I was already planning to make the purchase I might as well help out a forum buddy. IM me if interested, plan on making my purchase in the next couple days so it will happen quick. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. 230 wirelessly might drain my IPhone quickly but would be pretty badass. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  21. I guess Jets don't have a cord or a plug. No big deal, at least I'll be able to make the cord exactly as long as I wish. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Thanks for the response, I think you are right. Lowes has some #10 3 conductor that should do the trick. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Spent some time assembling the new Jet Xacta-saw delux that recently arrived. Thing is, I haven't come across a power cord yet. Does a power cord not come with it? The instructions don't seem to be clear that this is user supplied, thought I'd throw the question out there before heading to the hardware store to get one. Also, I'll call Jet Monday on this, but has anybody successfully obtained touch up paint from Jet? There is a small section where the paint rubbed off in shipping on the motor housing. It's not a big deal, just want to give it a shot of paint before it becomes an entry point for rust. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. Perfect, thanks Eric! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. Quick finishing question: Marc uses a 4000 grit sanding pad to buff the final finish and makes the point that 4000 won't change the sheen. He went with a semi gloss finish and I'm going with satin... Is 4000 still the right choice or should I go with a lower grit to maintain satin? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk