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  1. 18 hours ago, gee-dub said:

    In contrast I tried an iGaging tilt box and the thing ate a battery a week

    Thats interesting, I have one that is 17 months old and still works on the factory battery. (I did run out to the shop and check before posting this.) ;)

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  2. 2 hours ago, Chestnut said:

    It's interesting to catch an urban coyote on camera.

    Thats pretty cool.  I have seen a lot up close will camping here in CA.  They'll wonder by like your not even there sometimes.

  3. 5 hours ago, Tom King said:

    It was Great, and my Mom really enjoyed it. 

    That's great to hear Tom.  Little by little we are hearing stories like this starting to take place.

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  4. 6 hours ago, JohnG said:

    I set it up in a spot that will be convenient to hit the strop wheel as needed.

    I set mine this way also.  I am pretty new with mine but have found that letting up on the pressure you use toward the end of sharpening a tool it gives you a nicer polish.  Tormek has a pretty useful forum for information when you are learning.

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  5. 1 hour ago, pkinneb said:

    Cabinets look great Drew!! Interesting paint job in the bathroom :P

    I was thinking the same thing about the cabinets but  Was going to say its to bad you couldn't get the painting done before having to install the cabinets for the granite guys. 

    I think a lot of people are too quick at removing sapwood when in reality in can be a nice focal point in a project. 

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  6. 2 hours ago, Chestnut said:

    These are awesome looking. SO how did you accomplish the top drawer? I really like the framed and inset look. I'm honestly thinking about incorporating that into the cabinets I'm making now.

    It's pretty much just as it looks.  All the drawer fronts are 3/4" thick.  On the top drawer the main panel is 1/2" thick and the frame, mitered at the corners, is 1/4" thick and 3/4" wide.  When I cut the pieces for the frame I left them about 1/32" over my 3/4" target width.  This left me with just a fuzz of an over hang so I could flush the edge up with the main panel of the drawer front once the glue dried.

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  7. 2 hours ago, Mick S said:

    decorative plugs,


    I was trying a new technique I saw a guy using on kitchen cabinets.  You cut the plug exactly the same size as you "mortise" then put a small chamfer on the bottom edges of the plug.  Then pound it in with a mallet, no glue.  It compresses the fibers and gives you a perfect fit.  I did about three dry runs on scraps before I committed to the project.

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  8. 1 hour ago, wtnhighlander said:

    The top drawer faces on each look like a little different grain than the lower drawers. How did you arrange that? Looks great with the border frame.

    Nothing to technical just a different piece of lumber.  The bottom four are all from one piece and Sapele is a lot like Cherry in that it darkens over time. After making the drawer fronts they sat on top of the pile while I worked on other things and got darker then the other four. 

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  9. 10 hours ago, Robby W said:

    The lamps in my fixtures are 4000K,

    I have 4000K LED's, 7 total and actually like it.  I had the same that Richard mentioned above but got tired of the expense of replacement, I thought I like them but really like the warmer light of the 4000K

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  10. 16 hours ago, Richard Brown said:

    Family is a wonderful thing and people should get back to just enjoying time with their family and life in general. 

    We have been having a family dinner once a month for about ten years.  Its not fancy but we all sit at one table, no paper plates or plastic utensils and NO electronic devises allowed beyond to front door.

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  11. 14 hours ago, treeslayer said:

    the people that designed some of this stuff never had to repair it 

    I have a niece that studied to be an architect in college.  She was required to do a semester internship on several job sites so that she could see for herself what the workers go through with the ideas that the architects and engineers come up with.  She said it really put things in perspective.

    Maybe automotive engineers need to get greasy and bust a few knuckles during their education.

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  12. I don't have any experience with these but have you done any research on these at all?  The reason I ask is that I am on a forum for owners of tent trailers and I come away with the opinion that the plug in coolers are a pretty good drain on a deep cycle battery.  It seems most don't use them unless their trailer is plugged in to shore power.