Dave F

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About Dave F

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  • Birthday 06/15/1960

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    Central Illinois..... for now.
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    I build furniture, restore old wooden boats and build canoes, kayaks and paddles. I also build and play guitars.

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  1. Absoutely beautiful. Fantastic job. Well done sir, well done.
  2. I don't go out of my way to "match tools". Most of my hand tools (planes, chisels, mallets, screwdrivers, etc) don't match, I buy what works. My power tools sort of match. I buy brands that experience has shown me over the years are reliable, dependable and worth the money. Look around my shop and you'll find a fair amount of DeWalt, Porter Cable, Delta and Ridgid tools. I never set out to by a "full set" of any brand, but I know these tools to be qulity, dependable tools.
  3. Nicely done Ducky. Nicely done. I don't know if I'm going to be able to get mine completed in time. Life is gettng in the way again. Here's hoping.
  4. In our modern, machine made, IKEA world, the art and craft of handmade artisinal items are a fast fading light. In a sense, even the newest beginner amongst us is keeping alive an age old tradition and art form that may otherwise be lost. You are correct in your assesment of dire news in our world today. There are far greater problems that we as a whole are facing, with far more consequencial circumstances than staring down the barrell of your first hand cut dovetail. But, if we lose those dovetails...... that my friend would be a tragedy in and of itself. Yes... what you do in the shop is
  5. I've got mine all drawn up. I have tomorrow and Wednesday off, seems like an opportune time to ... git-er-dun... Or at least started.
  6. Where do I start? Gorgeous, elegant, understated, finely crafted, magnificent piece.... Now that's the kind of furniture I just love to see.. Wonderful job.
  7. I have 6.... and plans to add a few more. It's normal..
  8. I'm not sure I want to know how you know what Titebond 2 taste like.....
  9. I've used the Ridgid a couple of times and was fairly impressed. Even though the entire table doesn't tilt, they way they have engineered the tilt is pretty slick and will allow angled sanding on either the single post or the belt sander. Also. you could get three Ridgids for the cost of the Grizzly. That being said, my experience with Grizzly products has been wonderful as well. For stationary shop equipment I do believe they provide the most "bang for your buck". I have not had the pleasure of using the particular OSS that you linked, but if it falls within spec of the other Grizzly product
  10. A little bit... quite some time ago. (of course this may just be a good excuse to get a new scroll saw..)
  11. OK, I've settled on building a small keepsake box, simple lines, not too ornate. BUT... I'm cutting all the dovetails by hand. I haven't hand cut dovetails in 20 years... And I may do some intarsia on the lid..... What am I getting myself into.....
  12. About a dollar an inch.. 72" piece for $71.80 http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/8020-Framing-Extrusion-5JTA6?Pid=search
  13. Love Portlandia.... They aren't so much poking fun at us as woodworkers ..... moreso the entire population of the Pacific Northwest..
  14. That's identical to a Jorgensen clamp I got at HD. Looks like same manufacturer and all, just different paint and decals (not unusual). I really like them so far. They do a nice job. I say go grab 'em !!!! http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/202688782?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=clamps&storeId=10051&N=25ecodZ5yc1v&R=202688782
  15. I only have three.... guess i need to get busy and buy a few more..