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  1. That toy box is going to be amazing looking, I'm glad it's not being painted. I'm excited to see this finished. I'm also glad to hear that I'm not the only one that will start something and then let it sit for 5 months to be finished at a completely random time. I probably have a couple projects sitting like that right now.
  2. Can you use a Shoulder plane to clean up tenon cheeks? I realize it's not the right tool for the job but can it be done? Is there a benefit to owning 2 block planes? I should have never bought a regular block plane and this wouldn't be a problem.
  3. I know there are a ton of threads asking advice on which hand plane to buy. They all have great advice but none of them answered my questions. Brand is irrelevant to me because it's going to be LN or LV, unless someone convinces me that an antique Stanley is worthwhile to buy off ebay. I currently have a pre-1920 Stanley #5 with a Hock blade and that plane is great. I also have a Stanley SW 60 1/5 LABP, works great haven't used it as much since i got the #5 though. I also have a set of 4 Stanley SW 750 socket chisels & a set of 3 Irwin Marples chisels. In the future i see myself working a lot with rabbets more as well as mortise and tenon. Work will be done with a dado stack and or a spinney router. If i had to decide between a shoulder plane, a router plane, or a rabbeting block plane, which would be my best bet? I'm also going to start a big project building cabinets so i can't rule out dado either. Or should i abandon all this and buy the full veritas set of spokeshaves (I'd like to build with more curves) and leave the power tools for rabbet, dado, & M&T work?
  4. I also hate to be another negative voice but starting a company and running with it at 19 is not easy. You have a HUGE age hurdle to jump over with every client. A good friend of mine started his own IT company at 20, by 22 he was working for major corporations. He lost clients that found out he was the owner of the company at 22, eventually he hired a 60 something retiree to sit behind a desk to be the "owner" so he would stop losing clients that thought he was too young. Is that right no but be aware that while you may be the best if your 19 some people just won't take you serious regardless of your resume. Work, get experience, get training, build your shop and fill it with tools on a steady paycheck. Start doing side jobs until you get too many to work full time and do woodworking. This is how I'd do it, but i can't walk away form my day job. It just pays too damn much.
  5. Huh yeah did a quick search and it seems that wdwerker mentioned making his own stock a lot. It almost seemed like he saved the comment and copy pasted it because it was identical for about a years time. Yeah i agree if it takes you an afternoon to change oil you may be spending more time on it than you need to. Not saying you did it wrong you probably just did it very right and slightly over kill. I can't take my pickup to a shop for an oil change any more. It's no longer stock and trying to convince the lube place to put 20w-50 in my engine is just too much of a battle.
  6. @Eric. I bought a sander i don't remember which i tihnk it was a ets 125 but i had the same problem pigtails everywhere. I worked and worked and tried to get the sander to not pigtail. I ended up returning the sander extremely embarrassed but it didn't work for me. I got stuck with a ton of sand paper that i used 1 piece out of each grit though. I went back to my dewalt 1/4 sheet and yes it's a cheap terrible sander but it works for me with no tails. Maybe i just have technique down for this sander but i even use 3M paper, and no one writes about how great that sand paper is.
  7. Over time you'll learn to read grain direction. It is something that can be explained but it didn't fully sink in until i was working with hand tools steadily now it's second nature. Keep practicing and it'd be cool to see some stuff you've made.
  8. Divide breaking strength by cost of tool + material? I'm not a huge fan of festool but it's only based on their cost. I've tried a few products and they worked wonderfully. The domino is the one exception that thing is awesome and some day i hope to own one. As soon as i can save up for it. My question is, Is it possible to make your own stock for the domino? I realize that it's not going to be recommended, but having a lot of scrap if a person could find the right router bit it'd be somewhat helpful to be able to make your own stock.
  9. I apologize to the OP i didn't think this was in project journals before i posed. Not a hickey i actually fainted and broke my fall with my face. Super fun stuff. Nothing quite like waking up on the floor and not knowing how you got there.
  10. I agree TB 2 Lasts a long time on the shelf i have a gallon jug that i bought probably getting on 3 years ago. I never planed on it sticking around this long but it's still good. Possibly a bit thicker than it was new but it still breaks the wood on failure so I'm assuming it's still good. Are TB 1 and TB 3 as good?
  11. TB2 is my go to, I've tried 1 and don't really remember any differences. I should try some tb3, my current gallon of tb2 is almost gone. Sent from my VS986 using Tapatalk
  12. Nice work that table looks awesome! Sent from my VS986 using Tapatalk
  13. Dear diary Valentine's day was a little rough this year.
  14. Chestnut

    New Saw

    My only wish was that sawstop didn't hack the model and offered the same features on their 30" version. With a small shop that 6" and the extra cost to get the better fence just kicked it out of reach. Sent from my VS986 using Tapatalk
  15. Pic or it didn't happen. Sent from my VS986 using Tapatalk
  16. It seems there is some interest inn the speakers i could possibly do a standalone journal. Sent from my VS986 using Tapatalk
  17. I'm an engineer not an english professor ... Spelling is lost on me. It doesn't make sense either our technical terms can be really difficult. I think their organization must just agree with some more than others. Sent from my VS986 using Tapatalk
  18. Well heck I'm only like 130 miles away why can't i get the Canadian feed? Sent from my VS986 using Tapatalk
  19. Thanks If you ever want to try some they are just boxes. Let me know i could point you I the right direction for components.
  20. The strait edge comment was because i spent 20 min trying to find it with their search and the links. I resorted to Google. Some parts are ok but I'd definitely do things different. Sent from my VS986 using Tapatalk
  21. What their website it's pretty hard to navigate. Sent from my VS986 using Tapatalk
  22. I like LV but their website is terrible. I bought a 50" aluminum straitedge, i feel like i can never get Things strait. Sent from my VS986 using Tapatalk
  23. I'd say go pine 2 by material might be overkill and in my opinion could make learning a bit more challenging. the 1 by pine around here is usually nice and dry and I've built a lot out of it just for junk furniture / learning. I have a lot of tables that I've made out of 1 x 6s and they are still standing. Another suggestion if you have a table saw and are going to cut wood any way. Grab 2x8s and rip them generally 2x8 8' long don't move through stores as fast are a different wood better quality and have a lot lower moisture content.
  24. Your envelops are expensive. Is that book better than the finish guide that marc sells?
  25. Finally got the wood i ordered. Waited a week longer then i wanted. They got an order in for me last week but the yard sent regular oak not qtr oak so i had to wait another week. The stock i got is as good as What i originally looked at. It's not normal white oak quality but this is defiantly better than the white oak he had for me and way cheaper. In fact i paid $0.50 bf more than flat sawn oak. I never really have gotten a good answer on the best orientation to store wood. I didn't have enough stickers to lay it flat so i tipped it on edge and slid it into my crawl space. Any one have suggestions on the best way to store this much wood? The wood off to the left isn't pine it's all 12/4 hickory and white oak i scavenged from a construction site there is about 100 bf of that as well.