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  1. I still think these articles ignore the best option which is a cheap hvlp or conversion spray gun. The money saved on not buying a large variety of pre-stain tools could easily cover the cost of the equipment. Or the best solution. Use wood the color you want your project to be. Or a wood that doesn't blotch.
  2. Often the last 10% on batteries takes the longest? At least this is what I've been heard.
  3. Sucks to hear about the loss of a blade and brake but yeah it's a good thing your probably much cheaper steel rule is safe .
  4. If your running android try snapspeed. I edit my pictures to reduce size and then post makes things faster. Beats the texting thing... just a thought.
  5. I think most tend to over build furniture. I have some antique dining chairs that have 3/4" x 1 _ 1/8" legs, they are rift sawn mostly and have endured 100+ years and 3 generations of abuse. Poor grain selection, mainly having bad grain run out, makes wood seem a lot weaker than it really is. This is also based off experience trying to break down scraps to burn in my fire pit. I actually would be. That'd be not only difficult but probably expensive. I wouldn't have any issue with legs that size with proper grain selection. I'd even have no issues tipping it back on 2 legs. Joinery is m
  6. I bring pictures into a cad program and then scale the image off of a known dimension and use that to extrapolate the rest of the dimensions. It never comes out clean so i usually just round to the neareast what ever makes sense. On those chairs they look more narrow. than something you'd typically see and I think that's part of the design. The other striking aspect is the delicate looking legs. my criticism of his piece is he used flat sawn wood for the legs and has a lot of grain run out. It'd look far far better with rift sawn legs and minimal grain runout. Not to mention will be stron
  7. I found a nice spot for lunch today. A nice easy day driving around looking at roads.
  8. I haven't looked at softwood prices in a long time. I just now looked and realized that I can get 4/4 hardwood cheaper than 2x4 pine. $6 a stud converts out to almost $1.5/BF. Dang that's expensive.
  9. I should note for the sharp observer. The grain on the drawer fronts is intentionally shifted down slightly. Because of the overhang of the top and the fact that most people will observe the drawer fronts standing next to the side board I left a bit more space above the crazy figure on the top. The parallel clamp heads were separating the wood from the concrete floor so there wasn't any direct contact for moisture. I think the floor was just uneven in opposite directions where the clamp heads were. This caused a twist that ended up getting glued into the door. Like the below ima
  10. This is going to be exciting. I think i like the Maloof chair you made better. That is not to say that i dislike this chair. I'd be happy with both!
  11. I wonder if the web browser is more of a factor than operating system. Can you try a different web browser?
  12. Over the weekend I've been working on the fine tuning details of the project. These are the details that seem to take up a ton of time but can make a huge difference in how a piece looks. First up was to make the internal shelf system. I didn't want to do pins for no other reason than to try something new. I'm going to follow what Cremona does in the guild build and go with wooden standards with an adjustable ledger. If this is new to you i'll somewhat explain it below ask if you'd like more details. The system works by placing a ledger between 2 standards, the standards can either be a s
  13. It may be helpful to reach out to Byrd to see if the helical head they offer for the DW734 will work in other brands. A lot of those lunchbox planers are just like their bigger cousins and use a lot of the same parts to keep costs down for the different manufactures. A lot of the times the differences comes down to quality control which is where a good portion of tool costs can come from. That said there are offerings like this (https://www.woodcraft.com/products/rikon-13-benchtop-planer-with-helical-cutterhead-model-25-130h) that on sale could be quite affordable. If you could sell your
  14. So if you went 1/2" deeper you'd have 2" on the highside and 1_3/4" on the low side? That would be worth the hour of work imo.
  15. Factory insulated vote as well, they are just better.