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  1. You are talking about the rail and stile connections or the panel boards to the rails? What kind of joinery did you make for the panel boards to the stiles?
  2. No, no need for the Lexel with the Domino. I will let others chime in as to whether the Domino is a good choice due to expansion and if so, the placement.
  3. I retract my suggested dimensions for the rails and stiles, due to the weight, I think your 6/4 would be more appropriate. 1/2” for the center panel, either boards or the ply would also probably be better. As @Barronsuggested.
  4. The Lexel was suggested by a long time well respected ex-member here and I have used it successfully several times since. I apply a small amount to the tenons of the vertical center boards or into the grooves of the rails. As it is semi-flexible, it allows for movement. If you use tongue and groove on the edges of the center panel boards, if there is movement, you won’t see a gap between the boards. If you have a Domino, you could use it on the center panel boards in lieu of the mortise and tenons but I wouldn’t use it to joint the rails to the stiles if you have the 500.
  5. I’m a tad confused. What is the correlation/orientation of the display case and the sitting bench? Just in the same room? As an aside, I have made very few items that I did not keep and utilize or give to friends and family. As much work and ingenuity as you have put into these two pieces, I bet it was hard to see them out the door?
  6. I think in this case, the diagonal braces are just for looks and can be as the door does not hinge from the side. I would build it from 7/4 or slightly less than 8/4 for the 3 rails and two stiles. Run a full length 1/2” groove on the inside of the top and bottom rails and both sides of the center rail. Use a 3/4” or 1” haunch tenon to connect the stiles to the upper and lower rails And a regular, same size tenon for the ends of the center rail. Using 3/4” boards for the center panels, run vertically, with tongue and groove sides to allow for expansion. Rabbet both sides of the ends of these boards to form a tenon that will fit into the 1/2” grooves in the rails. Allow these center boards to float in the grooves, secured with a Lexel clear non-hardening silicon type agent, to allow for expansion and to prevent any rattling.
  7. If it’s more of a leak than my air cylinder can overcome, I will just enjoy a cigar while waiting for AAA to get to me.
  8. Another sign of a good woodwerker (in honor of), you adjusted nicely!
  9. Not only do I see a bunch of happy puppies but also a nest egg $$! That swing and the ramp is cool!
  10. Are all plug kits the same? I haven’t used one in years when I had one on all of my service trucks. Each truck had a CO2 cylinder and a nitrogen cylinder and could pressurize the tire after plugging. My main reason for carrying the CO2 cylinder is to get me down the road to a service center. Forgot all about plugging a tire.
  11. I remember at one time you being the “ tension test pilot of bs blades”.
  12. Coop


    The pic nor the word checks do not do these pieces justice. They are more like canyons. If I could find enough epoxy in Houston, it would more than quadruple my investment. I used my jig saw today to start separating the few keepers from the fire wood.
  13. He obviously is not a head banger music kind of guy, or maybe he is? I can appreciate your shelf assembly a lot better than I can those speakers. Or maybe my 8 track with a reverb is becoming outdated? I’ll never know. Thanks, I think, for sharing. Nice job David!
  14. Coop

    New Shop Thread

    Do you use the Dewey Decimal System for that cabinet?
  15. You may have just put Rockler out of the figure 8 business! The bowl looks fantastic!
  16. CO2 pressure is determined by the ambient temp. If I recall, it is about 850 psi at 70*. The cylinder, like a CO2 fire extinguisher, is filled by weight and not pressure, thus no pressure gauge. As the ambient temp increases, so does the internal pressure, thus the reason for a regulator. The small cylinder that I mentioned on GMC vehicles was sized to inflate the tire without over inflation.
  17. Coop


    A much more family oriented version of what I said.
  18. I carry one of these in each of my two vehicles. The cylinder contains CO2 gas and is regulated to 80 psi. Due to the expansion ratio of CO2 to air, it can easily fill two rear tractor tires (not filled with water) or 5-6 car tires. Small, quick and compact. A much smaller CO2 cylinder, unregulated was once included with high end GMC vehicles.
  19. Coop


    Well, I took these mullets to the mill today. One slab was sliced into 3 ea. 1” thick boards and the other into 1 ea. 1” and 1” 2 1/4” thick boards. There are more bad checks in each than even my ex wife could ever have written! So now, after paying the guy $50 to mill them for me, I have $200 of 90 bf of fire wood. After showing the pic to @chet, he suggested making 500 small boxes and as old as the wood is, I could immediately sell them as antiques. Misery loves company! I checked the mc when I got home and though it was 11%, the dust when milling looked like the powered snow that I once encountered while pheasant hunting in SD. Live and learn.
  20. This bit is way too aggressive to be used to drill dog holes. I’ve used those in construction to run wires thru 2x’s and the holes are not pretty! Maybe you saw him using a brad point or fortsner bit?
  21. Looking darn nice! What finish will you apply?
  22. Coop

    New Shop Thread

    Glenn, is the floor space filling up pretty much as you expected? I’m pretty much a creature of habit in that when I put my machines in place, although all are on casters, they have stayed in their original position, moved only for cleaning then back again. The only exception is my drum sander on a cabinet that gets rolled around quite often to allow more room for longer pieces on my ts and to provide better access to my bs. In one of your pics above, I see the orientation of your drum sander next to your bs and I thought, that makes better sense. I just rotated my drum sander 90* and it gives me another 12” clearance to the infeed side of my bs and a complete clearance for longer cross cuts on my ts.! Wish you had built your new shop 10 years ago!