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  1. I don't know what it is worth but if I lived closer I would consider it, looks like it is in decent shape.  I have a brother that lives in Kearney MO. I should have him pick it up for me and store it til I come out for a visit. :P

  2. In the class Matt made the bottom from ply with a thin 1/16 cherry veneer on the bottom side.  On the interior side he likes to use fabric, I don't really care for this, I wanted to use cherry in the bottom of the box.  I didn't have any thin ply to veneer and I wasn't going to buy a 5 x 5 sheet just to finish my homework assignment.  So I made my bottom from solid wood using the rip and flip method to eliminate any cupping.  

    2 hours ago, Chestnut said:

    personally I don't like narrow pieces close to the outside.

    I have to admit your comment here made me go look at the box, I thought I messed up.:blink:  I made the two outside strips just a little wider so inside the box every strip was exactly the same.  If you are referencing the fourth picture down from the top for the cherry box I think what you are seeing is a shadow line.

  3. 1 hour ago, wtnhighlander said:

    Excellent work, Chet! If you have any progress pics, I'd love to see how you formed the recesses under the handles of the first box.

    Ross, I used my plunge router with two edge guides, one on each side of the lid and a two inch core box bit.  I plunged to a depth of 3/8 inch deep which gave me a 1 1/2 diameter recess.

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  4. 1 hour ago, RichardA said:

    One: I really enjoy doing them, they're relaxing.

    I am with you Rick.  I have a Domino but most stuff is still older techniques.  There is just something about the process of fitting a good joint and I am generally in no hurry.  Also the Domino is like another bank account - I can always sell it to get lumber money if needed.;)

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  5. 54 minutes ago, MookoTheKing said:

    I was using 120 grit but as I kept sanding the sandpaper got dull and that 120 grit ended up being like a 300 grit and those parts looked much lighter.  Lesson learned.

    Yea, sand paper isn't the place to cut cost on any project.  Change you paper the minute it quits working for you.

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  6. 23 minutes ago, Mark J said:

    From what I understand a wider blade requires more tension.  Bandsaw makers and marketers talk about how wide a blade can be run on the wheels and through the guides, not necessarily what can be properly tensioned.  So I think the consensus here is to ru blades at least one step down (if not two) from "maxed out".  

    I was going to say the same thing only Mark did a better job explaining.  I really don't think, with you saw tuned up, you would notice any difference with the smaller blade.

  7. 20 hours ago, pkinneb said:

    I can't help but think what life would be like when your 65 sitting at home bored

    I have grand kids (4) but even without them around I have days of doing things in the shop or around the house that make me wonder how I even had time for a 40 hour job.

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