Chestnut

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  1. Happy Birthday to her. That's great that you can still get some interaction at times like this.
  2. Bench looks great! Now it's time to put it to work.
  3. Yes he is getting a new mirror and will be doing something different with the light. The previous setup was a pedestal that was crammed against the door. It worked ok for a single guy but with 2 people, one female, more space between the sink and door are needed. I have no control over the light and mirror or the placement of the sink he wanted.
  4. Depending on where you live a lot of retail places are still open. Does that mean they are essential? No, but if they aren't closed by mandate and people are willing to spend their money i can't blame them? We are under a stay at home order and I bought an ATV Friday. So recreational vehicles are "essential" items then as well . I was able to handle everything while staying at least 6 feet away from any one. It's amazing how accommodating businesses are when you want to spend your money.
  5. A friend of mine asked me to make him a bathroom vanity a while ago and it fell through the planning cracks. After finishing the dining chairs i figured it was time to get it done. It's a very simple cabinet with 6 drawers and a tall linen cabinet with a large door. To keep costs low I did a simple dado with brads for the drawers. The casework was brads and glue as well because the casework is quite simple and i could easily hide the nails. The look my friend wanted as a very minimal modern look so I decided to use cherry veneer ply for the doors and drawer fronts. Unfortunately I only had 1/2" ply so i had to do some interesting tricks with the hinges and pulls to make them work out but I got it all figured out. I don't remember why it was decided to have 3 drawers but that's what we went with. Due to only have 3 drawers the drawers were quite deep. I figured this wasn't very useable in the long run and had been wanting to try divided drawers. So i took a video marc put our a while ago about doubling drawer space and modified it a bit. I made the drawers with a groove around the top. With this i could make a 2nd drawer with the bottom larger than the drawer that would ride in the groove/dado and alow it to slide back and make the drawers more accessible. The top drawers are solid wood (because i ran out of ply and couldn't go get any more). I fasten them i used screws counter sunk and plugged. The one remaining item that was new for me was to make a slim flush pull for the taller door. There were complicated reasons for this that are complicated and resulted from me using 1/2" ply. Finished construction. All of the doors and drawers came from 1 sheet of ply so a lot of the grain on the fronts tied really well and a lot of the grain patterns are similar. Installed, due to plumbing issues and other issues the gap between the taller unit and the lower unit is larger than i wanted it to be. There was nothing that I could do about this. Also the gap between the tall unit and the wall to the right was larger than I wanted but when you are building for a unity and the spot it's sitting in is offsite this happens. I could have made trim to close the gaps a bit but that's something that is difficult to figure out offsite as well. So i asked my friend if that was something he wanted me to figure out and install later or if he was ok with it. He said the gaps were a non issue and that he was fine with them as-is. I told him he was free to change his mind and if in 1 week or 1 year he wanted it trimmed out I'd be happy to do that.
  6. Some oil and wax working it's way to the surface? Have you tried to buff it off with a cotton rag?
  7. Don't worry i bought a new furnace and AC and a new ATV. Found the ATV new for cheaper that 5 year old ones with 2k miles. AC leaked all it's Freon out again.
  8. Imperial gallon is 10 lbs of water. Not sure why the US gallon is different. The jug probably got dented when the mayflow made it's voyage over here. "Way back - at the time we all lived together - we had used the Queen Anne's gallon of 3.785l to measure wine. We also had different volumes and names to measure both beer and grain. When we realised that this was silly, in 1824, the UK chose a single imperial term and lumped together all three measurements, picking a roughly-average volume and calling it a gallon. American colonists, though, stuck to tradition and kept just the Queen Anne's volume for their own gallon definition. " Internet here is always going to be more expensive. Running fiber from one side of the country to another isn't cheap and the distance is significantly further than the UK. We also have more people which means even MORE fiber.
  9. Chestnut

    Photography

    Diffraction is something to consider but also consider, out of focus clarity is often a worse offender than diffraction. When in doubt go for a higher f stop.Though as always this depends on a LOT of factors. Sensor/film size, lens, focal length, focus distance, subject. Shooting a portriat with a 300mm f2.8 is far different than a landscape with a 20mm f1.8
  10. I filled up my pickup at $1.59 and my chainsaw at $2.69. i think this is the biggest spread I've seen between regular and ethanol free premium.
  11. I wouldn't worry about it i go months between filling my car and don't run stabilizer. My car was last filled around Christmas. I always fill with premium not sure if that matters. 10% Ethanol premium 93 octane to be specific Not sure if that matters.
  12. I started prefinishing parts if not all of the pieces I do that receive a dye or stain and it makes life a lot easier. Have to be a lot more careful with glue quantity to avoid excessive squeeze out.
  13. I have a 4.5" think bench top and had to back bore the round holes to get hold fasts to grip. This isn't a big deal if you aren't using them or if you plan ahead. This for the arched hammer use type. The ones that you tighten with a screw may not be impacted.
  14. I just heard "challenge accepted" and a lathe turn on from 500 miles away.
  15. You'll need to go through the Blum concealed hinge brochure and find the right hinge and mounting plate for your situation. currently I'm getting a 404 error but it's located here https://www.blum.com/us/en/products/hingesystems/clip-top-blumotion/downloads-videos/ By the looks of it you'll need the Blum 71t6550 and the 70.6103 with a 9mm mounting plate. you can have about a 15.5 mm recess with a 25mm thick door. A thiner door may allow more recess but tests would need to be completed. You'll only be able to open to door to about 130 degrees. I order Blum from these guys a lot they have good prices and ship fast. https://www.woodworkerexpress.com/blum-170deg-clip-top-hinge-full-overlay-screw-on.html
  16. I honestly don't remember it's the gravity feed.
  17. Wow congratulations that's an awesome achievement.
  18. There are probably some people on the lake wondering what the heck is going on. Glad to hear the tractor repairs went well.
  19. Can you get some blocks of wood under the motor? I'd then cut a pair of opposing wedges and use the wedges to lift the motor up, kinda of like how you'd shim a door. Other options are a bottle jack or a scissor jack. Being young and fit, i'd still try and use a tool to life a motor. they are dang heavy. Keep in mind you are pushing against the fan shroud. Don't jack or push too hard as to bend the fan shroud. The weight of the motor alone should be able to rest on the shroud with out bending it. Make and model of the sharper to get a parts diagram would help you figure out how it's supposed to go together after the motor is supported.
  20. If you want to keep the color of the wood without any finish your best option is a clear water borne polyurethane. Otherwise I'm not entire sure what you mean when you saw the look of raw wood. Anytime you apply a film forming finish the wood will look like there is something on top of the wood. If you don't want it to look like there is a layer of finish on it a hardwax finish like roubio is the way to go. The trouble with those finishes is they will always change the color of the wood as they have oils in them that penetrate down into the wood. Water born poly doesn't contain these oils that change the color but it sits on top of the wood. The best way to ensure a uniform look is to make sure the trim and doors are all made from the exact same material and have the same finish process. Mixing old woods with new and mixing various species is always going to result in a variation in appearance, this is the trouble with a natural product and must be accepted to some extent.
  21. Yeah the more i thought about it the worse and worse it sounded for anything other than a boat. Our dock is above the rail of the boat so the can is already elevated and no lifting is required.
  22. Danish oil is just a consumer name for polymerized or or boiled linseed oil or tung oil or ..... well It comes in many wide variations and formulations. Watco danish oil is essentially a wiping polyurethane though. General Finishes has ARS Minwax has wipe on poly Watco has "danish oil" I could be wrong but as i understood the watco branded stuff is less an oil and more a polyurethane.
  23. The unit linked in the other thread is not something that I'd use if i were you it's a disposable home DIY type thing. Heat control is critical in all things. If you have means to get the turbine unit away from the spray action it will got a long way in extending it's life. I'm trying to think about how long in 1 span I've ran my MM4 and I can't recall maybe an hour strait. It got warm but never to the point where I felt it was effecting the finish. It takes a really large project to run for an hour strait though. When i spray, it's usually in 15 min increments shutting the turbine off while moving parts. It doesn't seem to get warm working like this. I do check the air temperature coming out the hose and it feels warm but not hot, so ~100F. Making sure to shut it off when you aren't spraying will go a long way in prolonging the life of the machine. A switched outlet with the switch in your spray area would be easy to rig up.
  24. Arm R Seal or any sort of wiping polyurethane. It's another general finishes product.
  25. I'd use ARS. It'll give you 99.9% the same warming effect linseed oil will but won't have the extended cure. I've done wiping poly under WB a few times make sure to scuff the surface with 320 grit before applying the waterborne. Other options are dewaxed shellac. For a big project shellac may not be the best option unless you are applying via hvlp. Though endurovar doesn't sound easy for a large project without hvlp either.