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  1. Chestnut

    Matt's Hand Tool Cabinet

    Man i haven't taped a stick in a decade..... Never really liked how it got gooey over time. Do you have that problem?
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    Newbie from Washington State

    Another one with a seamstress for a wife! Welcome it seems as if you've been on a wild ride. There is a lot of good to come out of this place hope you stick around.
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    Hand tool cabinet in maple

    Megan agreed to the lobser feed. So that one should at least be easy. We've both expressed interest in seeing Niagra Falls and Canada is right there. I'd also love to make it to OPs neck of the woods. There are some many wonderful places to see in North America i don't get why people go else where before they see what we have to offer.
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    Midcentury Modern TV Stand

    I mean no insult by it. Honestly the fact that so many people are "overweight" is a sign of how far humanity has come. It wasn't 200 years ago that being overweight was a sign of great wealth because it meant you could get a meal any time you pleased.
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    Midcentury Modern TV Stand

    Credenza to me is just another wood for a side board or server depending on your region. It also only reminds me of that thing Marc just made and while the craftsmanship of it is wonderful i HATE the design. I can only see a fat man with his belly hanging over his belt. I hear ya on the entertainment center. I'd probably call it a media console/cabinet but that still brings back memories of those awful overbearing pieces of furniture. I think a new name needs to be coined like Cabinet that sits under the TV and holds that outdated stuff you can't bear to part with . This was all tongue in cheek as i also made a TV stand where i wall mounted the TV above it. It's a common practice and a good one imo. Lets not go back to CRT TVs days and those overbearing cabinets that surrounded them.
  6. Oh that does seem like a good woodpeckers product. As soon as i saw the shorter design i picked up what they were on to and agree. I wonder if this will make it less tipsy on the edge of a board? I do disagree with the marking always being less than an inch. For through tenons that sit proud I've marked in as far as 2.5" but still that wasn't even half of the capacity of my marking gauge but probably should have maxed it out.
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    Hand tool cabinet in maple

    Jealous. I've never even been to a LV store. It's on my bucket list along with a lobster feed at Lie Nielsen.
  8. Even after you saw it you still have to clean up the cut. So you are goign to need a shooting board or something. If you have the device to clean up the cut you still need to practice making the cut. It's probably going to take some effort. As with anything difficult in life you aren't going to nail it the first try or maybe not even the 10th try. As far as all that about wood and seasoning you guitar people are crazy.... I don't get how there can be a perfect moisture content when the MC of wood depends on the humidity in it's environment. Does this mean the wood is junk if it gets transported out of it's perfect environment? How is it any different that all other QS maple? I read a double blind study about the famous Stradivarius violins and the professionals couldn't statistically identify them from the cheapest violin on the market. The pros did better than a common person but still weren't far from 50% in a 50/50 guess. *edit i don't mean the above as offense, I just feel like you need to learn to walk before you run. Jumping into some exotic guitar wood when nailing the technique is difficult seems bit like putting the cart in front of the horse. Thouhg i don't understand the whole seasoning and perfect MC thing ... how would they stop the MC form changing?
  9. Yeah i can't help but think of what Shannon Rodgers always says. Saw to the line and clean up with a plane. Ditch the guides get practice at sawing to a line and clean up the cut with a hand plane. We're talking about this guy right? If it were me I'd make a shooting board that hits that angle perfectly. The top angle is easy to clean up after with a block plane or what ever. I doubt this angle needs to be accurate to the fraction of a degree if it's 12.9 or 13.1 everything is going to be ok.
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    Hand tool cabinet in maple

    I hate it when that happens. That is working on cars for me. I get everything planned out and then find another broken part or the replacement part is missing. Then the Autoparts store doesn't have it so i have to order it and wait 4 more days. I forgot you were talking about the cabbies so i guess making it removable so you can change it down the road doesn't work. I thought you were talking about the plane till. The first part of my suggestion stands though size it to the stuff you have and leave the extra for future stuff to be more flexible. The only kicker is if you decide you want a full set of molding planes.
  11. I was thinking some acme rod could be used as it would allow bushings for possibly longer smooth operation but if the threaded rod works it works. I must have bad expereice with threaded rod because it never seems smooth.
  12. @B. Brinkley That looks great!. I don't understand his continual use of threaded rod and urethane construction adhesive. He does strike me as the type that started using it because it was on hand from his construction background and kept using it to spite youtube commenters. I really should make something like this my router lift is dreadful, but it works so i keep using it.
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    Hand tool cabinet in maple

    I hate it when that happens. Another mouth to feed, and sole to keep clean... I'd do dividers. I wouldn't really want to bang planes into each other. I know it's hard to see the future but for the planes i know will always be ther i'd size them a bit tighter and have them in a dedicated spot. For those that you will fill with strays maybe be a bit more liberal with sizing. If your really worried about it do all of this on something that is removable so in the future if you messed up you can remove it and redo it. It's a tool cabinet i think screws that get hidden by a plane or plug or something is not out of place. Or fasten it on the backside or side or something.
  14. Could you transition to a 6" and then do a sweep 90? Either that or 5" schedule 80 pvc pipe is 4.76" ID.
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    Midcentury Modern TV Stand

    It always entertains me to call them tv stands where there is no tv on the stand.... It looks great in place.
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    Veneer Adventures

    So i mentioned it a while back that i had a request for a backgammon board. It sound like fun and would be an interesting change from furniture. Over Christmas @Ronn W gave me a crash course in veneering and helped me figure out the complex issues creating a backgammon board might create. This first one is going to be a test to see how it goes. I fully expect to mess it up somewhere. So i started out by taping the field on top of the light color veneer that i wanted for the light triangles. To keep the triangles the exact same size you cut through both veneers at the same time. This way you don't have to worry about accuracy on cutting. After i cut the three light triangles I taped them in to their places with plenty of painters tape on the backside. This is import because you don't want the bevel on the razor blade to push the veneer around as you are cutting near the delicate points that will be formed. The taping above is after i completed both sides but it shows the overkill taping i did to make sure nothing moves. The next step was to rinse and repeat with the dark triangles. I'm going to make the board in 2 parts, getting veneer wide enough to do both on one sheet proved to be difficult. It also isn't necessary as there is generally a divider separating both pieces so i can take advantage of that to do separate veneers here. Typically the boards are made with a hinge in the middle but i wanted to go for something a little different. Still working it out so I'll explain later. Now i'm at the point where i need to add the veneer tape and then prep everything to be glued down. I'm not quite sure how that's going to work so off to do research.
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    Veneer Adventures

    Finally got some steady time to get this one wrapped up which is good too. I am upgrading my electrical panel this Thursday and i have to button up a bunch of wiring and get new grounds ready before the big day. The sawdust and glue mix worked surprisingly well. You can still see marks but it's far better than it was. After i got the frame made and the top sized, it was as simple as thinning out some walnut to make a slip fit top. I needed some dividers for the piece treys as well as the center wall thing. I had a small piece of redgum sitting on my scrap shelf and figured with all the chaos of wood on this one why not add 1 more species. It turns out it blends well between the walnut and the black dyed wood i used on the field. I just have the brass latches left to install after the finish cures. It's too bad the Mahogany veneer is so much darker than the piece i had. I hope that in time it evens out. If i get a chance i might toss it out side to sun tan this week. It's supposed to be in the 60s!!!!!!!!!
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    Best blade for the TS75

    Festool uses Leitz which is about as top of the line as you can go. I looked at other blades but then decided for the small extra might as well just get festool. Sharpen your festool baldes though. You should be able to get a few sharpenings on them.
  19. Roll roofing flashing and some rivets make sure to put the smooth side out so it doesn't snag the bag..... i might just do this myself....
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    Need help with picking plywood

    Need more info. 1/4" 1/2" 3/4"? I pay $1.36 pre square foot for 1/2" which is $34 for a 5x5 sheet. Though it was a bit higher than that the last time i bought. 3/4" is more expensive 1/4" is cheaper.
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    Charles Neil Finishing class

    Yeah i get that. If you want to stain use a species that accepts stain well. When you change the color it doesn't matter what the wood is. People don't understand diffuse porous, vs ring porous, vs semi diffuse porous woods. I've not found gel stains to work. The best way to tint is to spray, or use a wood that doesn't blotch. The blotch control methods just seal the surface which block the absorption of dye into the wood. If you do that then you need to use a dye that will sit on top of the sealed wood surface and uneven application because a problem. I've tried a few of the wood conditioner products as well as dewaxed shellac and tinted shellac. The only real way to get pro results is to spray, or deal with blotch or don't stain. It really is 3 options. Any other option would be very well known documented and readily available. You don't think Minwax or Rustolium wouldn't offer Charles Neils millions to make his product available in every home center across the country?
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    Charles Neil Finishing class

    Us a wood that doesn't blotch, save youself the money and stop staining all together, or spray your dyes / tinted finishes with an hvlp.
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    Northern Woods Exhibition

    I'll be heading down there to check it out. I don't think that you have any thing to worry about. It seemed like there was work from all levels there last year. I know you won't be the worst, well maybe i don't know if Cremona is entering anything . I wanted to enter the 8 Drawer dresser that i made but i got a really nasty look when i asked if it could be emptied so i could enter it in the exhibit. Maybe next year.
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    Another Broken Bandsaw Blade

    Last night my resaw king blade broke after 5 months out of the last 8 of use. This is my 3rd broken Resaw King blade. I've had a lot of blades brake on my saw and I'm starting to wonder, Am I the problem here? How many times do you get blades to break on your bandsaw? I set the blade tension with the flutter method and it usually corresponds with the lower limit for the blade size on the gauge on the saw (14BX). I typically set the blade towards the back side of the wheel similar to how Snodgrass suggests. I set the guides so they are a hairs width from touching the blade and set the thrust blocks so there is a tiny gap as well. I almost always release the tension on the blade when i'm not using the saw. I can't keep spending $150 on a bandsaw blade every 9 months. Last night after it broke i need to make a rip cut and felt slightly lost. I glanced over at my table saw with an uneasy look and grabbed a 1/4" 6tpi blade to finish what i was working on. The cut quality was terrible and i'd have had less waste if i used the table saw with an 1/8" blade, but I've found i just like using the band saw for rip cuts a heck of a lot more.
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    Veneer Adventures

    Learning experience that i thought I'd offer. When slicing veneer cuts that go along the grain will disappear but those going across the grain do not. You can see the cut that was left by the razor blade when i made the cut. I'm going to try and fix this with sawdust and wood glue but i'm not sure if that's going to make it better or worse. I'm going to use wiping poly so it should blend fix it somewhat I just don't know the effect it might have on the burl. I know now to be far more careful with this kind of cut. If any one thinks of a better fix feel free to throw it out and I'll give it a shot. There are 3 separate areas where this happened. Zoomed out. Still have some sanding to do to remove some veneer tape.