Chestnut

Members
  • Content Count

    5,139
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    36

Everything posted by Chestnut

  1. Chestnut

    8 Drawer Dresser In Walnut

    My typical Wipe On Poly.
  2. Chestnut

    8 Drawer Dresser In Walnut

    This request from Megan has been on the table a long time. The only reason that it has been put off as long as it has is because other furniture was determined to be more important. Now that all the more important functional furniture is completed I'm getting started on this project. I plan to add quite a few new firsts to my arsenal. Notably is going to be hand cut dovetails, second is home swan veneer and applying said veneer. The final sort of fist is going to be a very complicated final case glue up. The design will have 2 sides a center divider and 6 or 8 horizontal dividers depending on how you look at it. So yeah this one is going to be fun. I did some other sketches to arrive at my plans but they have changed to make the dresser taller as requested and to add some some additional space. Below are my shop plans they are very sophisticated. My cultist is probably more detailed but i only use that to buy lumber and those dimensions usually change once i get to cutting. It always seems blasphemous to cut the edges off slabs but i'm not a slab fan and this walnut was chainsaw milled and air dried so it has all the awesome colors. This is one place i think commercial walnut has it wrong. The steaming gets them more yield but it ruins the color. I'd pay more for unsteamed walnut. Instead i paid less and got it from Cremona in slab form. I always save the shims from cutting tapes on legs and such they always seem to find a use. All of the doors i install are shimmed with cherry or walnut. I also use them to stabilize wood so that cuts don't get scary. Got those ugly bark edges cut off. Sawed 5 panels accidentally. I meant to get 4 but i guess i minimized losses and got 5 1/4" panels out of a 1.75" thick board. Pre finished the panels so they are ready for the side assembly glue up. The color and depth the air dried walnut has doesn't quite come through in the picture. I also am going to do a slip match instead of book match. Why, because there were a couple gouges and defects i could hide this way and I liked it. Milled the leg and frame material the usual ways. Cut to length and laid out joinery for the domino. Sides as you can see will be frame and panel construction. This is the same or similar style to other furniture in the bedroom. I used the router table to route the groove in the pieces. This all takes a lot of organization. I Made sure that i only used white pencil on the show face and used regular pencil on the back side. This helped me avoid mistakes beings that the whole assembly isn't centered anywhere. I have the panels inset futher back than center to add some depth and the back side of the side needs to be flush for the drawers. After all the joinery was cut it is time to do the pre-finishing. I went through all the grits of my #4. Finish prep took no time at all, best of all there was no dust everything is perfectly flat and I didn't need hearing protection. The other side benefit is the amount of money saved on not having to buy sand paper other than 180 grit has paid for this guy and then some. Edges were softened with a slight chamfer using a block plane. I use the bench and try and cut on the same spot of the iron to make sure that all the angles are similar. They don't need to be close as none of them are going to meet at a corner. I used this to add a slight detail as well to the vertical divider that might be more visible in later pictures. Keeping everything organized is key the white part descriptions were transferred from the front to the back before finish prep. This records the part which side its for and it's orientation as well as center marks. Because this is all on the inside i will leave it for someone to find years down the road. Any time i can leave my notes on hidden surfaces i do. On pieces that i do as gifts i generally hide my plan sheets somewhere inside as well to be found later.
  3. I disagree that's worse than i was expecting it just looks WRONG.
  4. Chestnut

    8 Drawer Dresser In Walnut

    I just put on coat 3 30 seconds ago. I had some nasty tear out that i should have hit with a card scraper but didn't because i couldn't see it without finish. So after coat 4 if it doesn't meet my expectations I'll bust out the card scraper and start over.
  5. Chestnut

    18" precision square

    I've spent more on a one trick pony, dang thing got away... I have no judgement on the stuff for me it comes down to does it fit my woodworkign style? Maybe .... Would i get a lot of use out of it? Maybe again.... Is it excellent value for money? Maybe ..... it's just to many maybes for me to justify. I have a feeling that if i used one for a month i'd buy it in a heart beat but ignorance is a fuller wallet.
  6. Chestnut

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    We are watching Megan's parents dog this weekend so i had to clear an area for it.
  7. Chestnut

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Just read on the tribune that we broke the all time February record with 30.1" this month. Our forecasts got pulled back for the weekend i hope that means it's all going to stay down in Iowa.... . I'm starting to wonder if i need to rake my roof. I don't have any ice but there is a LOT of snow up there. Looks really cool like a nice gingerbread house.
  8. Chestnut

    New Spray System

    I believe Fuji makes a pressure pot system. They include a gun with a cup probably because most users will go that route. The cups just thread on so they are easily removed. I've heard Fuji has good service could shoot them an email or phone call.
  9. Chestnut

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    What's a newspaper? Why would it be outside?
  10. Chestnut

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Nearly table deep.
  11. Chestnut

    G&G Bed Frame

    Isn't Oak the traditional wood with the jungle woods being the later adaptations? IIRC G&G is based off the arts and crafts movement mashed with Japanese styling both are heavy in the oaks. The early adaptations used a lot of teak, Oak, Port orford cedar, and redwood it wasn't till closer to 1910 that they started using mahogany. I also swear I've seen quite a few G&G original pieces that were in oak. Sapele must be a current substitution after the genuine mahogany's are getting harder to source? I know Darrel love his sapele & mahogany for some reason... If i'm gonna spend that kind of money walnut is the way to go. The end of the day G&G was all about the design it doesn't appear to me that they dictated much on the species of wood hence the large variations across the houses they designed. The one consistency is the ebony plugs.
  12. Chestnut

    18" precision square

    That one is $10 cheaper so i might not get the wood peckers out of sheer resistance to their backwards graduations on their rulers. I like the idea of the track square but that's some good cash for an alignment tool that only works with the track saw. I don't find that i'm using my track saw for critical square cuts very often.
  13. Chestnut

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    We sitting under 8" of new fluffy stuff right now.
  14. Chestnut

    Reloading bench and utility desk

    A lot of that can depend on the device you are using to post as well. Posting from a phone is different than a tablet which is different from a computer. The little plus symbol next to the quote is a nice feature they call it multi quote. I suggest playing around with it, it might make life easier.
  15. Chestnut

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    The lumber pics have been lacking is it slow time in the logging industry right now?
  16. Chestnut

    Reloading bench and utility desk

    I like it, the bench looks functional. I mean not to be rude but has any one told you that you can put more than 1 paragraph and 1 picture in a post? It doesn't effect me one way or another just seems like a lot of work. I have dies fro ACP and don't mind reloading it. I just get over trying to find every last brass. The other thing that is nice about it is most people don't collect it so i usually get a lot from friends. I don't really shoot much any more. I also one of these days should make a reloading bench. I have diesfor my 270 WSM and enough brass to last a lifetime. I originally got into reloading because $2.50 per shot retail was just a bit expensive. reloading i got that down to $0.75
  17. Chestnut

    8 Drawer Dresser In Walnut

    Work has been getting in the way. I just got to the top today and started applying finish. After this week the job that pays the bills should be less demanding. Found some crotch figure for the top. I did all the sanding with my #4s. There is a bit of tear out here and there and a plane track or two, i can only do so much but it beats sanding with an ros for hours.
  18. Chestnut

    18" precision square

    My thought after i posted was i can probably get a decent 12" square from another company for less, and if needed lap the sides to make it square. Finding an 18" square is going to be difficult and tuning an 18" square even harder. Yeah yeah i can hear the "But tune a square!" It's not that hard if you have a good lapping plate like a piece of granite and some sticky sand paper. For most of the stuff we woodworkers do the accuracy woodpeckers offers exceeds what we need with exceptions. I'll probably never own an MFT but I've used the concept to make my own MFT for cutting accurate 90 degree cuts quickly. I get the benefit of the MFT but hot dang is that a LOT for a glorified table with a fence.
  19. Chestnut

    18" precision square

    @wdwerker If you were goign to get just 1 of the squares would you get the 18" or the 12"?
  20. Chestnut

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    What fish?
  21. Chestnut

    Dewalt DW735

    By micro switch you mean motor over current protection? In the manual if the planer ever stops you are supposed to turn it off for 2 min and then push the built in breaker. If the breaker wasn't faulty and tripped because of a short within the machine you might be out of luck. How old is your planet .... er planer? Is there a chance this is a result of the brushes being worn out? With the unit unplugged you could use a multi meter to check if there is a high resistance or unusually low resistance somewhere in the circuit. These are simple machines so the electrics on them aren't complicated. https://servicenet.dewalt.com/documents/English/Instruction Manual/N263185,DW735.pdf Link to manual.
  22. Chestnut

    Diving into the Festool rabbit hole.

    You can use your ct on water as well have to checkthe manual. I also reuse the bags multiple times. It's a pain but I'll dump ghee sawdust out the port.
  23. Chestnut

    Milling hardwood flooring

    Please document this. Some day I'd love to do this.
  24. Chestnut

    Diving into the Festool rabbit hole.

    All of their vacs for all intents and purposes are the same with 2 exceptions. The CT sys is small and really intended to be used as a mobile vac targeted at cleanup and possible spot drywall sanding. The big dogs have a self clean feature that again is targeted at the drywall guys not sure that it would have a lot of uses in a woodworking shop though i'm open to being proved wrong. So the CT mini CT midi CT26 CT 36 CT48 pretty much all have the same suction and auto on features with variable suction. The main difference is dust bin size and consequently vac size. I have a CT mini and a CT26 and they both work flawlessly the Mini has a 2 gal dust bin while the 26 is like 4 gal. My mini fits in much smaller spaces than the CT26 and is lighter so it's nice to move around. If you are just doing domino and sanding you don't need a large bin, unless you are using the vac to clean up your shop floor ect. My mini lives on my miter saw and it only takes me 3-4 months to fill the back from just the miter saw.