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  1. This suggestion is messy but effective. If the iron/steel tools are going to be left unattended for a long time grease is the best way to prevent rust. There are other options but I've read enough reviews that really hammer hole that under a long enough time frame they will fail. When i moved and stored i greased the tops and then wrapped in that packing stretch plastic. Removed the grease after with denatured alcohol.
  2. I highlight flaws if i show a way to solve the problem. Between us on here is different than the non-woodworking types. I don't talk about flaws with them any more. I got sick of getting that blank stare and the comment "This is far better than i could have ever done". Boy golly that door panel is purdy!!!!!!!
  3. I never understood this argument. For metric i need a calculator for fractions halving and doubling is easy math. For example 22 5/8 is very easy to halve 11 and 5/16 i can do it without thinking but 574.5mm wold require a calculator.... Fractions with odd numbers are just as easy 23 5/8 is 22 and 13/8 halves to 11 and 13/16. Much faster than trying to find my calculator... speaking of that where is my calculator?
  4. I linked it earlier in the thread. Lee valley did it as an April fools gag but then people wanted to actually buy it so they now sell it. I'm not sure what the material is but i'd bet that marker would clean off it one way or another.
  5. I think the tool cabinet turned out awesome! It's always good to have room for expansion unless you want to limit the number of tools you have. For some people that might be a good idea. In order to buy a new tool they have to sell one to make room. Naa you probably aren't what you never can see is the mess that is behind the camera. It's pretty easy to keep moving the mess behind the camera for each picture .... giving the illusion of a perfectly clean shop.
  6. I think finish will help slow down the expansion and contraction but won't solve the problem. I'd trim it down so it just barley fit when wet. Unfortunately flat sawn cedar seems like it expands and contracts a lot.
  7. This is indoor plant repotting. I love yard work. I'm standing outside watching my sprinklers right now... This is my favorite plant. It's a purple shamrock. Easiest thing to take care of because the leaves fold up when it needs water well before it dies. So i use it as a moisture meter, when the shamrock is thirsty everything is.
  8. It's called a Dwarf Dracaena or Dracaena Compacta. It's not supposed to be as tall as it is I think the sites i've read say something like 2-3' but this one is near 4-5'. I've been meaning to chop the top off and root it but it seems i never think of it when i have the time and always remember when i don't have the time.
  9. That is one of the biggest benefits of making my own stuff. I can make it to perfectly fit my need. The struggle with this one as I mentioned above was making sure that it wasn't too boring and plain. It's still not very exciting but it works. Thanks yeah it fits the corner really well It also makes that end of our kitchen look a TON cleaner now. I have a few other things that need to be made to complete that section of our house namly a smaller kitchen table and another plant stand. I have a lot of house plants....
  10. I didn't read anything but +1 to foam. I have a small piece that fits in my car if i need to get something if i don't have a pickup available. I bring along the cordless track saw and just break things down in the BORG parking lot before i load it up. I use the 3/4" stuff because it has a slightly higher PSI raiting and seems slightly stiffer so when i kneel on it I don't dent the crap out of it.
  11. Awe don't even joke about taht. It'd be tragic to ruin that awesome miter station with a car.... Though don't you drive a prius and didn't those cars have problems with the accelerator sticking Walnut is pretty hard it should handle the knocks and bangs of a shop just fine. If anything embrace the character that the wear adds.
  12. Man the struggle between the joy of buying a new tool or saving money. That's a rough inner debate for me. That's awesome that you got it figured out though, I'm assuming the taper that you filed in was more of a cone not a wedge? If you filed a cone on the end of the screw and cleaned it up like chet mentioned I'd be you'd be off to the races. The router plane races.... not sure what those would be like.
  13. Lickily after i hooked it up it also works as a good air filter.
  14. Recently we bought some outdoor furniture and as a result now have cushions that need a place to be stored. I thought about the needs for a while and came up with a plan to make some storage cabinets out of redwood so they can go outside if i want them to or if they look good enough be inside. I ended up liking them and because they ended up heavier than I expected i doubt we'll be moving them in and out. The sides are pseudo frame and panel. Basically i made a frame and then to make the panels i glued slats on the backside of the frame. The boards that make the panel are not glued together but instead are a V groove shiplap. The way i glued them on with the shiplap will allow for wood movement and the V groove was added for some visual interest. I was worried about them being to plain and boring. They still are pretty plain and boring but it's not so bad. This was my first time installing a mortise butt hinge. I bought some stainless steel ones off of amazon that were marketed as marine hinges. I figured why not the price isn't bad and they can't be that bad. After getting them i was impressed. They aren't quite to the quality that bruso has but they have very little slop and are nice and smooth. I checked with a magnet to make sure that they were stainless steel and sure enough they weren't magnetic so success! Here are some additional pictures. I made a pair of them to be placed on either side of our siding glass door that goes strait to the deck. All of this is in the background of the pictures. The Finnish i used was Outdoor Oil from General finishes. I don't really recommend it. I like the finish from The real Milk Paint Company called outdoor defense better. It's a tung oil finish that has some other goodies. Outdoor oil cures far faster though at 36 ish hours compared to 7 days. When i finished the project i emptied my DC bin. I got excited to do something hit the on button to my horror i forgot to put the dust try under the filter and the bin under the cyclone. The mess was aweful.
  15. For craig's list cherry i wouldn't pay over $2 if it was graded. If it's mill run i'd consider it worth less but that's just because I'll have more waste.
  16. Chestnut

    New tool brag

    If you aren't sold on it don't forget festools awesome return policy. I didn't love one of the sanders i bought from them despite the sales guy hyping the crap out of it. I returned the sander and 4 boxes of paper and we only had to haggle on the paper. I used 1 sheet from the 4 boxes. They took it though and basically charged me $2 per sheet which i was ok with over loosing $150 on sandpaper i couldn't use.
  17. I like my California air one for the shop. It's no replacement for one of the big loud buggers though. I swear that California air spends more time pumping than i ever spend using air. I'd never be able to run my impact wrench or air ratchet with it. Even nailing trim or running a framing nailer would be a bit much for it. It's ok for short dusting bursts or a brad nailer
  18. Chestnut

    New tool brag

    I expect a thorough and in depth review of the impact to your wallet! jokes. That's exciting, what is your existing router? I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on the 1400. I've been tossing around buying one of those myself some day but i can't seem to pull the trigger. I really like the porter cable 890 sets that i have. The big benefit is the PC edge guide is amazing and dust collection is quite good as well. Plunge action isn't the greatest though. The EC 150 is a great sander i doubt you'd be disappointed.
  19. Wow that's a lot more red than i was expecting. Most of the cherry i use ages to more brown than it does red like that. Interesting.
  20. Never used it but make sure all your cutting tools are sharp and you should come out as best possible.
  21. Just solve the problem and use one of these That's a joke but in reality like you said the exact measurement doesn't matter so much as them being the same. For this i use stop blocks or make sure i know all the parts that get ripped to the exact same width. All of those parts get cut before the fence or stop block is moved. If i mistake happens i use the project or project parts to strike a new line and then make sure to either leave or take the line. For a tape measure that is dead on with my hard rules i use the Stanley FatMax line and so far in the last 6-7 years the one i use near daily is still accurate. Do note that dropping the tape will have a LARGE impact (pun intended) on it's accuracy. If it falls hook down the hook will bend and all of the measurements will be off. I have many tapes but i'd dropped a few and the hook got bent so they get put in my pickup or elsewhere so i can't use them. They are still useful for measuring mundane things but because they don't agree with all my other measuring devices they won't be in my shop.
  22. Here is a pcture inside a store. It's possible there are more of these for each rockler it might be worth checking them out to see if the question can be answered that way. Otherwise i'd try calling their HQ
  23. I have a small stihl gas and I'd bet the battery powered saw is capable. The dewalt is one to stay away from there are numerous reports of the bar bot being attached to the saw well at all. It also leaves me hesitant on ALL of the toolless bar chainsaws. With the dewalt being #2 it leavse me wondering the accuracy of that review and if they even pushed the saws at all. My trouble with the battery powered saws is they are freggin expensive. For something that is going to get little use i have good luck with 2 smoke engines and would be hard pressed to jump into the expensive world of batteries. Getting a cheap $75 saw and draining the gas tank and running it out of gas after every use would leave it lasting a LONG time. Even if it only lasts 4 years money wise your going to be ahead. Batteries need maintenance as well primarily to be kept charged so they don't drop down too far. It's not a huge concern but still is a thing. I'd probably only get a battery saw if it used batteries that already fit into my cordless tools.
  24. I'd love to see the front leg and arm rest be done as a bent lamination that gets further sculpting similar to the rockers on a maloof rocker. It may end of falling flat but i'd try it. The nice part is maloof and nakashima both built within the MCM style but it was just sculpted instead of hard lines. Modifying this to a sculpted chair doesn't really remove it from that style though it makes it considerably different. I'm excited to see where you go with this.
  25. Marc did a video using baking soda and water on cherry to darken it. This solution is a bit safer to use and easier to come by. I found 100% pure lye in a home center near the drain cleaner but i'm sure it can be had easily enough from the typical online sources.