chrisphr

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Done! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. 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
  5. LMAO, Oh boy... Whew. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. 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 f
  7. 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 -I
  8. Great journal, thanks for sharing. Turned out beautiful! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Finishworking... It really does feel that way sometimes! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Coming together nice, this is going to look sweet when you are done. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. 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 hel
  15. Richard, I have no idea what you are talking about, but so far today this is my favorite post. I love the non-sequitur "I need a drink!"... a post made around 8am on a Tuesday. ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. I notice this morning that there are no longer end tables in the living room. I ask the wifey pooh what happened and she says she gave them to the house keeper because I was going to make new ones. I say "but I haven't started that project yet". Wifey pooh says "you bought the wood, didn't you?" Me: "yea". Her: "Well, build them then." Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. 230 wirelessly might drain my IPhone quickly but would be pretty badass. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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 po
  21. Perfect, thanks Eric! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. 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
  23. I hear they are made in the same factory and the only difference is the thread color. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. Thanks for adding parsimonious to my vocabulary, sounds much better than cheapskate. ? I am lucky enough to have a wife that does the same. "Buy whatever I want, she says." If she only knew how much I "want" she'd be a little more cautious with that phrase... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  25. Thanks for posting, I have not viewed these videos before. Absolute genius and inspiration. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk