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  1. Chet

    Wood Drawer Runners

    Coop, I have only used dovetails as center guides on the bottom, I haven't and probably wouldn't use them on the sides. It seems like there would be to much tendency for them to bind in that orientation.
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    Pekovich Case on Stand

    That's really something else Paul. That is some nice work. The stand looks great against the floor. My Lab would taker that out in a minute going to the front door. He uses a "no holds barred" attitude when answering the doorbell. I see know reason you can't post pictures of this process, we like all forms of building.
  3. I think I am with Kev on this. Trying to line up new holes can end up being way more aggravating and time consuming than thinking about the fact that you have a little epoxy in the project.
  4. Chet

    Just ordered a Dust Deputy...

    Hey Ben, Welcome to the forums.
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    HELP need repair ideas!

    I think she mentioned that it got rains on too. That probably contributed to some extra swelling of the wood.
  6. Chet

    Buying a router plane.

    I have been real happy with my Veritas router plan and in the time I have had it I have never wished I had a fence for it, in fact until you mentioned it I didn't know it existed. I have the 1/4 inch blade and since I put it in a couple of years ago I have never taken it out again. Just seems to work of most of my needs.
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    Bread Board End Question

    Great picture Ronn. I think it is great when we manage to get our grandkids in to the picture while discussing ins and outs of woodworking.
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    Bread Board End Question

    This may seem a little goofy but I did a prototype of sorts on the dining table I recently built. We bought chairs that we liked and I built a table to match. While we were shopping for chairs I took note of table sizes and dimensions of the breadboard ends on each of the tables and came away with a rough ratio of 9-10%. So with you example your table being 108 inches long you might start your thinking with 9 or 10 inch breadboards, main top being 90 inches and he breadboards 9 inches each. Now here is were some may thing what I did was goofy. With chalk and a straight edge I drew the overall dimensions that I wanted for my table top on the driveway, yes the driveway because it was the biggest surface I had. Then I drew in different size breadboards until I had something that was appealing to the eye from all sides. On my 65 inch table I ended up with 7 1/2 inch breadboards. I am sure someone here will come in with the proper math and you will be able to figure yours out in a less public way then drawing on your driveway.
  9. Chet

    Arts and Craft Sideboard

    Wipe on.
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    Arts and Craft Sideboard

    I was leaning toward shellac and spraying High Performance but when I did my media cabinet a while back I really liked the way that Arm R Seal went on and looked when done, so that is my plan.
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    Arts and Craft Sideboard

    One of the first things I did was change the panels in the doors to something with straighter grain and I am real please with the change. A dry fit of everything but the breadboard ends on the top and hinge strips. The drawers are a piston fit with a 1/16 inch clearance all the way around so I used a a bottom runner just to keep them aligned when you open and close the drawer. Just a runner down the center of the drawer case and two in the bottom of the drawer. I taped the center one to the bottom of the drawer then with a double thickness of paper as a spacer I screwed the two outer ones in place in on the bottom of the drawer. I took the center piece and using double stick tape, placed it on the center line in the drawer case then put the drawer in place and carefully pushed it closed keeping it centered by using a 1/16 inch shim on both sides. Once it was closed and flush with the front, I pushed it back out just enough to get a spring clamp on the back end of the slide and then drill and screwed it in place. After this removed the drawer and drilled and screwed the front in place. By doing it like this it allows the center runner to self adjust as you close the drawer. As you can see the first screw snapped of so I had to drill a second hole and I will just plug and sand the first. This process was made easy by the fact that I had the drawer case (circled in the second picture) just setting on my bench, it hadn't been installed at this point. I needed to drill some shelf pin holes but the jig that I have wouldn't go in the corners far enough, so using the jig as a template and a forstner bit, I took a small, thin piece of scrap and made a smaller jig and taped it in place to drill the holes. First thing I actually did when I went out to the shop was glue up the pieces that make up the top and by now that was dry. I ran it through the drum sander a few times, cut the notches in the corners to go around the back legs then sanded it to 180 and lastly added the breadboard ends. The top is 3/4 inch thick and the breadboard ends are just under 7/8 so it creates a nice shadow line. The grain lines up in the top a lot nice then it looks in the picture. when i finished sanding I wiped it down with a little mineral spirits and it really looked nice if Ido say so myself.
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    The Domino

    If you find one on craigslist there usually isn't that big of savings because they hold their value real well, so you would be ahead of the game by buying new because you would have the warranty. You can set your self up to get notices on he recon site which is a good way to go because when things show up there they go fast, especially the dominos.
  13. Chet

    Time to say goodbye

    Yep, kind of weird getting attached to a hunk of metal. What will replace it?
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    Arts and Craft Sideboard

    I wouldn't consider it a loss, it just pushed me back to my original think or plan for the drawers.
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    Wikkelso joinery