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  1. Drawers are finished i just have 2 guide rails to glue up and then hours upon hours of sanding. I used my block plane for the bottoms because the shooter was WAY to big to balance reliably on the thin boards. I have since purchased a couple of those wooden screw clamps so i don't have to use the quickgrip, it makes things a lot nicer for edge jointing. Dovetails fit far too snugly so i had to take a chisel to them and carefully remove some material. Worked Drawer faces were Not even close to parallel with the front of the case. I kinda freaked about it for all of 5 min trying to figure out ways to fix it or leave it. I decided to fix it. I struck a line all the way around and then just took hand planes to the face and planed to the line. Worked out wonderfully and now i know what to do if this ever happens again. The veritas shooter to the rescue again. It just works so darn well. The low angle made easy work of the alternating grain direction and the curl. I was really worried that it was going to be tear out city with my #4. I don't know why people say the shooter is a 1 trick pony I've found 3 tricks it does really well already. And back in the stand all flushed up. Now i need to glue on guides stops and sand and sand and sand, see ya in 3 days after I'm done sanding and my hands are numb. Here is a picture before i corrected the drawer fronts. If you have hardware suggestions or drawer pull suggestions shoot them out. I was thinking either purchased hardware something mission style or going with a wooden pull made from something. I kind of want to do something exotic like Macassar Ebony, Rosewood, Becote, Coco, possibly kingwood.
  2. My dealer has a bunch of "lacewood" that looks a lot like leopardwood. Wonder if they get their exocits from the same mislabeled supplier?
  3. I won't find out the results until the middle ish of December. How they grade it and weight it is one of the worlds greatest secrets but they take a lot of time to make sure that everything is done fairly. I think more people know the contents of area 51.
  4. Update! Been busy. Now that I'm back i wanted to get finished so i can see it, use it, and move on. I'm doing remodeling so things are getting done as fast as i like but that's life. Top discussions lead me to ditching the chokecherry. I opted to go with a 6/4 solid cherry top with an under bevel, thanks to @Llama who helped avert disaster. I have a plan for the chokecherry as it sits my parents want it for a bar top for their lake so I'll just sell it to them and use the other pieces for other random things. I got my shooting plane on Monday got it sharpened up and tried making a shooting board and failed. I'll post more on that later somewhere else but here is a nice picture of me using it as a jointer plane. I had some 6/4 left over from the top so i cut it in half and matched the boards for the drawer sides. Side note in the picture the clamps with the green handles are awesome for 12" clamps they are long reach and at $10 each at Menards. I should say the are awesome for the amount of money the cost. I can get a TON of force out of them if needed. I'm lame and used a router for half blind dovetails. It honestly takes less time to do drawers this way then if i was going to do any sort of rabbet. I'm used to this jig and can set it up without thinking. Drawers are done just waiting for epoxy to cure and then I'll cut the bottoms. (the epoxy is fixing a couple defects.)
  5. That stinks too bad they didn't do the spark plug wires. They cost a bit more but are WAY easier to replace.
  6. That is probably the most unique bathroom I've seen. It fits perfectly and looks great. Are the drawers under your sink mesquite as well?
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    I bought a 42" track and they have a 32". I was going to buy the 32" but Acme only had the 42" in their store. I'm glad that i didn't get the 32" it would have been too short to be useful. If you open things up to the routers and other things on the track the 32" has a lot more utility but it's nice to have a lot of space on either side with the track saw.
  8. I'm sorry to hear about your neighbor and friend Ron hope that you make it through the picture frames as smoothly as possible.
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    I can't remember what my research yielded but i was going to do the makita saw with the festool track. I'm pretty sure they were compatible then i get the benefits of the high tolerances where i need them and a less expensive saw.
  10. Yes i do haev guild builds that's how i know he doens't build the models himself. Guy named aaron? I guess i don't know too much about the pro version but i thought the benefits for the pro was building not viewing. To the OP no i don't think the pro version would really ever be needed unless you were doing high end commercial production work. Think architect. My company has a couple pro licensees and i haven't noticed any differences between the free and the pro version.
  11. Doesn't Marc hire out a guy to do the sketchup modeling?
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    @bleedinblue The reason that kicked me towards FT was all the reports of warped tracks from some of the other guys. I just didn't want to deal with it. I'm lucky to have a FT dealer in town but no local store sells any other brands track saw. Being able to walk strait up to an authorized dealer and talk about issues is valuable at times. I might have been shallow and pedantic with that choice but hey it's my money.
  13. Congrats on the table saw. I had the same dewalt portable saw and when i upgraded to my cabinet saw it made a world of difference. Hope you get the saw up and running quickly. Carvings are looking good I'm excited to see these columns done. I never thought about using the old jobs site for dados i thought the arbor shaft was too short on them to do much of anything?
  14. The issue is the useful accessory (trim stop) is $72 to buy which i suggest having where as the additional $3 gets you another accessory (cross stop) that has the potential to be useful. I've used the cross stop when i wanted to index in a distance on something consistently when i didn't want to mark a bunch of layout lines. Get the set the cross stop is worth $3.
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    All it is is the area under a line with slope "a*2" that's been shifted up "b" units. The constant C is left over because working the other way the derivative of any constant is 0 there for at any point the area of an equation could have some constant that was lost. The fact that it takes Calculus to explain it my answer would be nothing about the quadratic equation is elementary. I feel like this is a mean question that's partially a trick, it's like asking the angle of attack for your jointer knives. Who cares it cuts wood lets use it for that.
  16. Huh i use your method as well maybe I'll have to try his. I'd say you should teach me how to use a spoke shave but i bet I'd be a bad student i have a lot of bad habits from a time i didn't know better. BTW did you hear that Lee Valley's last day of free shipping is today .
  17. This is really cool. Your son has better skills on the bandsaw then i do. I can't follow a line to save my life. Neevr used a spoke shave so he's probably better with that then me too.
  18. The guys on Woodtalk show talked about distressing and they had some good points I'd look up those episodes i know they were fairly recently. One of the big things is be conscious of distressing areas that will see wear like corners and edges but stay away from distressing the middle or places that don't typically see wear.
  19. They way they are doing it you could buy the sander 2nd probably and still get the $50.
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    GAH shim typing, i;'m not good at it.
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    Oh man youtubers would be pissed i just used walnut and cherry to ship a door frame ... and it's awesome!
  22. There is one still on the shelf at acme here in town if any one wants it and is willing to pay shipping either that or i could go buy a 2nd to take pictures of both of them just to be mean.
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    Any campers?

    In the lightweight and portable argument this works how? My 3 person tent is tiny and for sure weighs less then that. I'm a stomach sleeper anyway so the whole hammock thing has me cringing. I get my best night sleep on the floor or ground. I also like plains camping which is neither desert or forest.
  24. Hey this is coming along great. I'm still impressed by the hand plane milling. I feel like i could never get something flat that way. I'm excited to see how the sapele turns out. This is going back a ways but did the finger puppets help the build considerably? <insert mental image of finger puppets trying to use hand tools> I don't fully understand how people can take the winter off of woodworking. Winter is my most productive time. I'm all full of anxious energy because i can't go outside and mess with things like i can in the summer. I get the whole garage shop and it being cold but heating it can't be that expensive can it?