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SeventyFix last won the day on January 15 2019

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    Carving, furniture, workbenches

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  1. With the recent completion of the Guild miter station build, I'm stoked about the organization, cleanliness and general productivity of my shop. I sent emails out to my favorite woodworking companies - those with whom I've spent a good deal of money patronizing over the years. A small handful sent back meaningful (not from automated systems) replies. This post is a shout out to Whiteside - who graciously sent me a banner to hang in my new shop and a T-shirt in my size. Whiteside makes absolutely fantastic router bits and I was really pleased to see them so responsive to the me / part of the microcosm that uses their products. General comments on the Guild build This is my first time making actual cabinets and it was a huge confidence builder. I will definitely be doing more. I deleted part of the original plans as I had limited space. Still worked out really nicely. Took 5 sheets of plywood if you're trying to accomplish something similar. I used the table saw entirely to make the cabinet doors and would encourage all to do so - the method employed in the Guild build uses the Domino leaves "gaps" in the doors - the table saw method is easy and leaves no gaps. I left space between the signs, cabinets, etc for a set of upper cabinets to be built soon. Everything was finished with satin Arm-R-Seal Other than that, AMA (ask me anything)
  2. Happy birthday. Also, I just signed up for a visit on Thursday the 14th around noon.
  3. I'm the same way with pencils - leaving them scattered around the shop. I'm very good at making a mark with a pencil, doing another quick task, coming back for that pencil in less than 60 seconds and being unable to find it. It's a superpower, really. I don't want to brag...
  4. Mick - Thank you for this information. I didn't know that Mathias Wandel had taken his pantorouter commercial. Like many, I've watched his videos for years. Also interesting about Felder's open house. I was in Carrolton yesterday picking up the T tracks from Incra ("free shipping"). I have the jointer/planer machine and will try to make it to the open house. Thanks again. Agreed 100% - For some reason, I just think that this one is particularly cool.
  5. It's getting close to the time of the year to start thinking about Christmas gifts. Some of my family members are gift giving savants - others not so much. In order to avoid the cringe-worthy ties and socks, I am starting a wish list. I'm not making a case for me getting any of these things - after all, I haven't been that nice this year. I encourage you to add your own suggestions. I'm especially looking for small collector/decorator items like the mug and miniature plane below. Double Square Standard - 6 Inch Blade Panel Saw - Rip Cut 7ppi Veritas Miniature Bevel-Up Jack Plane Woodpeckers Signature Mug Might this be the year for the Domino? Festool Emerald Edition DF 500 Q Domino Joiner
  6. Thank you for these thoughtful replies. I read and considered all of them. I agree - I am going to leave the design as-is and let the front of the saw extend beyond the front of the countertop. I wanted to ask for your opinion and put some thought into it before going at it alone and regretting some decision later.
  7. TL;DR: What is the optimum placement of the miter saw on this Guild miter station? I'm getting close to finishing the Guild miter station. I'm at the point of trying to figure out where to position the saw and the Incra T-tracks. Ideally, the countertop would be deep enough to fully support the piece that can be cut by the travel of the sliding miter saw. It looks like this won't be possible with the setup as I built it. (It is built to the dimensions in the Guild project document, to the best of my ability. My saw is different from the Dewalt used in the build example.) What is the best option for the placement of this saw on this miter station? Pull the entire miter station forward, away from the wall and push the saw back. On the plus side, this involves no extra work. On the down side, this solution leaves a gap between the countertop and the wall, allowing dust to fall behind the cabinet. Repeat #1, except add a 3" backer board to the entire countertop (left, right and center) to fill the gap between the wall and the cabinet. On the plus side, this provides a block for dust falling behind the cabinet. On the down side, it's more work and the cabinet doesn't sit flush against the wall (which kind of looks nice). Do nothing. Only 3" of potential cut is left unsupported. Looking at the completed projects on the Guild (of which 2 use the Kapex), this seems to be the option of choice. Do something else that I haven't thought of or I'm completely wrong / have made a mistake in the build/dimensions, etc. I'm willing to admit to wrongdoing. Side Note: The completed pictures appear to show the countertop edge banding (3/4") continuing around the back of the countertop. I haven't added this yet and it doesn't appear to be a part of the original design plan.
  8. I'm going to say it - I'm not a fan of the Greene & Greene style. I see it a lot on the WWG (who I love) so I tried to get into it. I bought a large hardcover book showing their history and works. Still couldn't dig it. I know and accept that this makes me a bad person. But I just saw this on the site this AM: WOW! That's a work of art. I might have to buy a project, for the first time, not with the intention of making it but rather to just watch the process. This piece looks complicated and amazing.
  9. How can we find the YouTube channel? I have the same machine and would like to see what you've done with it. Thank you.
  10. What kind of lighting do you use in your shop? I have 2 4-tube fluorescent fixtures in a 3-car garage. I'm thinking of replacing those 2 fixtures with 6 LED fixtures for better light. Advice is appreciated from anyone who has already researched and tackled this issue. The shop improvement project marches on.
  11. Agreed - but "on here" does not represent "out there". Look at the price of tools on Ebay. You used to be able to pick up fixer-upers for very little. Now they're sought after "collectibles". Guys are buying, refurbishing and reselling old tools like never before. And the quality of the woods available online is amazing. Pictures abound. Everything that was once rare is now commonplace. Not to say that this is a bad thing. I don't disrespect anyone for their passion or drive to turn a hobby into a business. Some of these woods are to die for. Some of these restored antique tools are so inviting. To think that you are producing silky smooth shavings with a plane that was used for generations is really cool. But, alas, I suck at hand planes and struggle with quality from Lie-Nielsen. I really owe Thomas Lie-Nielsen an apology.
  12. At some basic level, I would suspect that most of us are guilty of all 3.
  13. Great replies - thank you for the feedback and ideas. I had not thought about the darkness aspect. I have been thinking about upgrading my lighting as well. I have two 48" 4 tube fluorescent lights on the ceiling. Maybe replace these 2 fixtures with 4 LED fixtures for more light and coverage.
  14. After being involved in numerous woodworking groups, I have come to a realization. Woodworkers can often be divided into 3 categories: Woodworkers - these people work the craft and complete projects Wood Hoarders - collect wood but rarely do any woodworking projects Tool Collectors - collect tools but rarely do any woodworking projects People seem to be divided pretty evenly in these camps - a third in each. I have received the most beautiful and needed wood from people in the second group. I have been on fascinating shop tours of people in the third group. Nothing wrong with any of them. Some of the most matchy-matchy woodworkers might secretly be type 3 folks (the ultimate of which are the antique tool collectors).
  15. I covered most of my shop walls this past week with 3/4" OSB. It's sanded and finished out fairly nicely (it is OSB after all, so let's not consider this fine woodworking). My question is should I finish the walls with something? Polyurethane? Or keep it raw? The polyurethane might give some protection from moisture and be easier to wipe clean. If left raw, I could always give it a light sanding if needed. The "shop" in question is a 3-car garage, used to park a car and not climate controlled. What do you think? Leave raw? Finish? And if finishing, with what product? Thank you