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  1. Chestnut

    BCTW HP-9!!!

    Are you going to use it? I'm too frugal to buy anything that someone would lust over.
  2. I was just thinking about this thread in my work shop and had to comment. Some times doing a Home Improvement project is a good way to stop trying to chase that 1/128". Did some sheet rock work where accuracy is like the nearest 1/2" It gave me a nice mental break. Also fixed some poorly sloped tiles in my shower. It's almost relaxing how much you get to hide with grout and joint compound. Well back to seeing if i can find that1/128" that i seemed to have lost.
  3. Don't expect perfection for your first project. My very first project looks like total crap. There is a learning curve. I found 10 really bad ways to make chairs before i made some that took a week to eventually break.
  4. I did math both ways on my cabinets. 1 calculating each cut and another taking the square footage. It came out close the sq ft way adding 15% should be good enough. For me plywood conveniently has been equal to the solid lumber for cost. But i'd do the math on that and double check. You'll need sides and bottom so the math is easy.
  5. I see kids working on site ... aren't' there child labor laws there!?!?
  6. I like the chaos boards, that's a good idea. I also like the live edge boards, that's make me feel like i was out in the woods cutting up fresh game ready to go on the fire. I've been doing woodworking for 3 years and i still have yet to make a cutting board. I must be doing something wrong.
  7. To me it looked like not was happening for 30 min, then i realized that my feed must have just frozen. I find it interesting that they are using the same table saw as i have. Good ole DW745, i can't wait untill your gone. Hurry up powermatic!
  8. They get hot and don't have the proper amount of cooling from fans.
  9. Future Matt sounds like a great guy. it's a good thing that you have him around to help out with things.
  10. This thread is making me never want to grow up. I should just stay 27 forever, my shop problems are probably my biggest problems. Other than not being taken seriously at work but I'm boiling that down to their problem not mine.
  11. I'm sitting here watching the live feed with a co-worker, he used to be a contractor and is really entertained. He gave you 2 thumbs up for framing out 2 garage doors for future expansion. Not having plumbing might be inconvenient for finish work. Just having a utility sink for washing brushes and what not would have been nice but yeah a large cost.
  12. @-MattK- Drainage is becoming a big deal across the country. I live in a very hands off area as far as regulation goes and we have a lot of storm water regulations. The army Corps of Engineers is having to take jurisdiction over more water bodies and it's causing the agencies to look at things a different way. I'm assuming holding of the storm water was not volume related but was quality related? From my experience most residential zoning doesn't care about what the building is used for. An accessory building is an accessory building as long as it's not used for business. I like the idea of putting a sub-floor over the slab so you can get something other than concrete. It would probably keep the feet warmer during the cold months. Do you do all electric heat out there or are you piping in natural gas?
  13. @estesbubba I made the drawers for my bed storage out of redwood and made them 5/8" and they worked out just fine. If it comes to reducing cost it'd say go for it a lighter drawer is always nice. My all redwood drawers are really lightweight, i can open and close them with my feet.
  14. This is awesome! How deep was the foundation? The scale while he was digging made it look shallow until the workers got down there. I'm pretty sure it's because it's what i do for a living but i enjoy watching construction and can't wait to see more and the completed video. Are you going to disclose any of the cost information?
  15. @Janello Is that a little saw blade holder that you keep on your table saw? That's a good idea. Bench is looking good and dang that's a lot of wood.
  16. They are cool though, i like that you can see how the aluminium burned the edges of some of the wood.
  17. I bought Jatoba to make bookshelf speakers from. It's a nice dense wood which is good for sound. Could use an accent wood and try and build some sort of checker board table top. Or join them together to make boards for shop jigs.
  18. If i have a Stanley No. 5 is there any point to going after this guy?
  19. @Still learning Ahhh yeah the Canada factor. I'm very familiar with things being more expensive up there. Living near the boarder to Winipeg we get a lot of northerners that run down for cheaper goods. Alcohol seems to be crazy expensive up there. The curlers i run into buy as much as they can before they head home. Cabinets look great. Honestly i'd been nervous to make cabinets from purpleheart, that's a lot of purple for me. I do love the grain and luster of the wood though. I have some stuff that turned brown and almost enjoy (looks) it more than walnut.
  20. I never understood why mechanics had so many tools, I'm saying this jokingly. In all honesty though i did a full engine rebuild on my pickup and used 8mm 10mm 13mm 17mm & 19mm, a dial gauge, and piston ring compressor. Oh yeah and a BIG hammer, some times you have to fix things jezza style.
  21. Working with Purpleheart 1/3 of a turn is way more than I'd go. At most I'd do like an 1/8th turn and slowly remove material. I must be in a good location because my local dealer sells PH for $8.50. I pay higher than usual prices for oak and maple though at $4 &$4.50 respectively. PH also takes glue as well as any other wood in my experience.
  22. Stop talking about golf there is still snow on the ground and i can go. I was also thinking on my drive home last night about hot glue or some other meltable glue. I remember there was a glue i used with hockey sticks that we would melt to change blades. I also highly doubt a chisel sees the forces that a hockey stick does. The down side is that it's messy, after you use it'd i don't know if you'd get the socket clean enough to go back to the normal method of holding the handle in.
  23. Light wood is defiantly Oak probably red judging by how short the rays are. White oak tends t have longer rays than red. The rays are the little dark lines running generally with the grain. Looking at the dark spots they look like little knots to me but the picture isn't the clearest. Looks pretty cool to me.
  24. I've heard from people that build theater sets that 1/4" Luan plywood over studs works fine. It just won't be very durable. As long as your not hitting it with anything i don't see why 1/4" won't work.