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  1. I'd wait until the black Friday sale time. i always remember seeing the air cleaners on sale then. I'd get the griz The two companies probably use the same overseas motor in the. Both motors are probably going to outlast the warranty and the griz might be cheaper to get replacement parts for? Looking at the parts break down i can't tell a difference. I'm in the market sometime soon as well. What DC did you end up getting?
  2. Wow those look awesome. One of these day's I'll have to try my hand at a pair of Adirondack chairs. I have the perfect place for 2 of them.
  3. Congrats on the successful move. Your dad is lucky, I'm only making my dad a coffee table . I did go back and find the thread and read through it. By read through it i mean i looked at all the pictures. Yeah you'd think that but having something enjoyable to work at removes one piece of potential stress. If it were me i'd get lost staring at the figure on the top all day. Thanks.
  4. I'm going to be building a 200 sq ft storage shed with 9' ceilings next summer. I might be able to store some for you. Fair warning it might be in smaller pieces and glued in a weird arrangement when you get it back. Though if your storing it here might as well buy slabs here they are probably much cheaper.
  5. Yeah Option 1. I bolted through the upper arms of the legs into the top. I used 3/8" bolts and a thread tapper. So things don't break with wood movement i made oblong holes so the bolt could move around as the top expands and contracts. Video to make things clear. You can just use a regular metal tap. Option 2. Get some figure 8 fasteners. f You can use these to mount the top as well. Then it's a simple screw to remove. These also work well for wood movement and is what i use on a lot of projects. You will need a forstner bit or chisel to mount them flush with the top of the leg though. I don't have a video or picture to show you sorry. A search on this site "Figure 8 fastener" might produce something helpful.
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    Ijust spilled shellac all over my laptop. Wonder how much longer this one will last.
  8. I wish you luck the trees are not super desirable and don't grow to be very big.
  9. Yes the do go through. That's a good question. I think i'm going to find out what i should have done down the road. Good part is they are only attache with 4 figure 8s so i can always remove them and do any repairs needed. The slabs sat for about 2 years between initial milling and final milling and didn't cup or warp or distort in any noticeable way so I'm not too worried about it.
  10. I made a desk in an L shape recently and made the top in 2 parts. i used dominoes to keep them aligned vertically and then used Rockler align n lock hardware to hold it together. Base is a bit more tricky to make it moveable. Probably have to design it to separate into parts and then be assembled on site.
  11. Made the table a long time ago and finally got around to making seating structures to accompany. The frames are Oak and the bench top is Canadian Chokecherry I got from a local mill when i lived in Bismarck. I filled the defects in the crotch area with some clear epoxy. All the joinery was domino. I finished the bench tops with A wiping poly and used a brush on waterborne poly for the base. This more or less was done to hold some continuity between the table and the benches. The slabs i flattened a long time ago with a router sled and have been sitting and waiting for the right time, I'm glad i saved them because i really enjoy they way the set looks.
  12. Good work sir. I really enjoy that lamp. I'm not really an in front of crowds type of person so the other item just scares me.
  13. @Cliff Contrary to what it seems most people do, i prefer special clear epoxy and never tint. You get a nice depth to the character that's been filled. @Brendon_t My grilfriend could NOT understand the wedges untill i put the desk together for the first time. "Why are they a different wood? What are they for even?" Once she saw it she understood and really liked it.
  14. Wow wonderful work. I'd really love to try something sculpted. Maybe in a couple years once i practice up some. No better way to enjoy a mistake than that though.
  15. Thanks guys you are too kind. The wedges hide my gappy first attempt at through tenons.
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    Thanks. Yeah calmed down for sure. My new house needs zero remodeling so it's all shop setup, and then what ever furniture style projects i want to try.
  17. Shane! HEY! Did you ever finish those sculpted chairs? Finally got some good free time.
  18. Man the grass is green on the other side of the fence. In this situation that's just symbolic. Nice machine Mick.
  19. Thanks coop. Feels good that my life has slowed down enough to drop back in.
  20. Thanks for your post i'm looking hard at a 2hp Onida unit. I have 6 tools but will only have about 18 feet of hard line.
  21. The light look of the trestle was the whole reason i chose this. There isn't any storage but i told my girlfriend i can make that later or we could get a metal filing cabinet. My biggest complaint about commercial desks is that they always have panels and i can't stretch my legs out. With the pictures the part you can't see is how many times i moved my flashes and played with angles and stuff. I spent probably 45 min just trying to get pictures.
  22. Acording to the NEC that would be too much for a circuit. I run my "2hp" HF dc on a 20 amp circuit all the time. If it's an option 220 would be roughly half the amperage. I say you can do it with the warning the the safety police are going to harass me.
  23. Thanks guys. Honestly i feel like i out did myself on this one. I've got a long list of projects that i want to get done so I'll stay in the game. Though i'm back i might not be as active as i once was.
  24. Been gone a while. Decided to come back. This was my first sort of fine woodworking project i made in my new still evolving shop (I'm still in the basement just more space ) My new roommate wanted a desk so i designed it roughly off of Marcs trestle table. Wedges were made from Cherry scraps. I used thread taps to hold the stretchers to the angled leg in the middle. The whole thing comes apart the top is 2 pieces and every thing else comes apart. I could flat pack it in a 50" x 26" x 6" box if i really wanted to. Once together it's VERY sturdy. Finish is wiping poly 3 coats with a 200 grit platin finish sand. Firsts for me on the project were through tenons for the wedges as well as threaded holes to bolt things together. P.S. Walnut sucks to photograph in poor lighting.
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    Wow this one is still going. I left off at page 112, guess i'll be reading for a while. I'm assuming the most important stuff i've missed is here.