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About SawDustB

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    : Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Furniture, picture frames, and generally spending time in the garage with tools.

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  1. SawDustB

    How do you transport your wood?

    I just use the roof rack on my CR-V, although I'm maxed out at about 100 bf. I'm lucky, though, since my hardwood dealer is only a couple km from my house, so I'm not usually going far. It does get a little dicey if you buy 12' lengths, as I did with my Roubo, because the distance between the roof rack rails is less than 4'. Usually if I really want to get more, I resign myself to removing the car seats and putting it inside with the end out the lift gate.
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    Daughter's bookshelf with drawers

    Thanks Chet! I'm really happy with the result (although I'll be even happier once it moves out of my shop soI can look at starting something new).
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    Daughter's bookshelf with drawers

    Yes, true enough. At the pace I've been going I've got a couple of years of projects lined up . I think next up might be my hand tool cabinet, finally. I've been wanting that since before I started building the Roubo 2 years ago, but I decided having a workbench to build it on would make it easier. The only question is whether I make it out of something different or just go back for more Birch... It works well, it's relatively inexpensive, and it's easy to match to BB plywood for obvious reasons.
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    Daughter's bookshelf with drawers

    Not a bad idea. I've actually found that the selection for me was better after the cabinet guys came through and cleared out what they wanted, since a lot of the remainder had flame figure on it. Unfortunately, at the moment my pace is about 1 large and 2-3 small projects a year, so I don't actually buy all that much wood.
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    Daughter's bookshelf with drawers

    Thanks! I'm really happy with how they came out. I found them to be easier than I expected - probably just had it hyped up in my mind as one of those ultimate woodworking accomplishments. I'm glad I took @shaneymack's advice and fixed up the spacing on them. Yeah, I really like the birch when it has that figure on it. I stood there hunting through boards for interesting ones. I think the lady at the wood store thinks I'm a little nuts, since she mostly deals with cabinet guys that just want super plain straight grain and nothing else.
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    Daughter's bookshelf with drawers

    I'm calling this one done. It's got three coats of Enduro var, and I rubbed it out with a brown paper bag. I like the final result. It's subtle on the Birch. The dovetails came out well. This was my first time using hand cut dovetails in a project. The drawers seem to operate well. There's a little racking of the slides if you push hard off center, but I think they'll work well. Attaching the fronts was a pain but they're lined up well in the end. I screwed the back on. I intended to glue around the edge, but didn't mask off the finish. It worked well, but I had to drill the holes around the edge on an angle. This detail is my favorite part. There are a couple of bark inclusions, and because I was watching the river table build they now have butterflies. Other than bringing it in the house and mounting the French cleat, I'm finished. It may be a few days, but I'll take a picture in place. Thanks for following along!
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    Daughter's bookshelf with drawers

    One full coat on. It's looking good!
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    Daughter's bookshelf with drawers

    I'm not sure at the moment. I've only got space for something small. The one that died is a store brand 5 gallon that I mostly used for changing tires. I'd like something quieter, and I borrowed a Makita compressor of the same size and it's a lot better. There's a 10 gallon unit from California air tools that looks interesting - very quiet, oil free (not sure if that's good or bad) and slightly better flow ratings. We'll see. After this project, I don't really need the compressor again until winter tires go on in November.
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    Daughter's bookshelf with drawers

    Back on track! I was able to borrow a compressor from a friend at work. I lost most of today, but I was able to at least spray the drawers with 2 coats. The drawer fronts look pretty with some finish. I love the look of flame Birch.
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    Daughter's bookshelf with drawers

    I swear, this is the project that I'll never finish. I finally got to spraying, and halfway through the second drawer box my compressor died. I'm hoping it's just the thermal overload. Otherwise, I might be brushing.
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    Stanley depth adjustment

    I agree with @Chestnut. All my planes are Stanley (4-7) and they all are clockwise to increase the depth of cut.
  12. Usually when looking for a place to put the new one away...
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    I Can Not Get A Flat Glue Up Ever

    For those of us without jointers, I've used the match planing method successfully to get a flat glue up. I find it helps to make them as seamless as possible, too. It's definitely a better edge than directly off the table saw. See here for what I'm talking about, using a hand plane:
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    Daughter's bookshelf with drawers

    Not yet, but I will before it goes into her room. I still have some more finish sanding to do. Thanks! I'm not sure she believes that I'll ever finish it.
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    Daughter's bookshelf with drawers

    Full test fit! I'm happy. So is the client