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  1. This is a good question something i never knew existed. Thanks. I don't run sanders a ton and i haven't been doing woodworking as long as you probably have.
  2. Welcome Richard, I'd enjoy seeing some pictures of your work. Also thank you for your service.
  3. Ooff that's rough for them. I can't imagine the amount of stress that must have put on them and disappointment. Megan and I talked about it and if for what ever reason we found ourselves in that spot we'd just do the courthouse wedding and them probably a reception later.
  4. I guess I've just heard that fiber board sheeting called that. So the term is common up here but i'd bet the product is around all over.
  5. Were they supposed to have their ceremony during this pandemic and had to move it? I apparently am marrying into the wrong family because we're the only ones writing checks.
  6. That's a cool idea. We're still reasonably confidant that the current situation won't totally inconvenience us. In a way it may just reduce the guest list and save us some money.
  7. Painting adventures. I ran into some rotting trim. I poked both a bit too far but also just far enough. Had to remove 6 piecea of siding and 3 trim boards. I put some house wrap behind it as well as some of that asphalt seal tape for around Windows. The lp smart side is a close match texture wise. Well close enough for 10 feet up. It sat open for about 20 hours so the buffalo board / buildrigh sheeting dried out. Now to cut trim.
  8. Thanks. I think I'm going to just use WB primer because it's what I have. I fully expect that the fiber siding isn't going to last another 15 years. I fully expect to be residing the house in 10 but we'll see.
  9. @Tom King I had to replace a couple cedar trim boards that were rotting. In your experience should I prime before painting? Also with it being new lumber is there any concern over coating it too soon?
  10. So American Chestnut in it's natural range is a 100 foot tree possibly taller (not many if any of these exist any more). There is the Chinese chestnut (this is the tree they are interbreeding with the American chestnut to produce blight resistant American chestnut trees) and it doesn't get as tall 40-60 feet. They state the American chestnut grows 18"-24" per year. Chinese half that. Though where it's grown and how the tree is pruned when it is young has an impact on it's shape. An oak tree in the middle of an open meadow won't grow very tall but will branch out to a large diameter canopy wise. Trees grown in forests or in clusters tend to give taller straighter trunks.
  11. I Got them here. I signed up for notification on when i could order like a year ago and patiently waited.
  12. I'm glad that this inspired you. I hope that you aren't scared of making chairs forever they are difficult but everything that I learned in their making is worth it. Remember building something is nothing but a bunch of simple steps. My first attempt on the prototype was rough and really bad. Three second was leaps and bounds better. The difference was i was able to identify those simple steps better. The templates i made were helpful but i could have made all 6 chairs with out, it would have just taken a bit longer. Punch line prototypes are worth every penny in lumber they ended up using. Especially for a complicated item.
  13. It's probably big hopes, but I hope by the time I'm Rick's age that I'll be able to buy chestnut lumber in a store again.
  14. Pretty excited got these in the mail today. I'll be planting them tomorrow.
  15. Rasps and files designed for woodworking are 1 thing. I was just grabbing a metalworking file though. I imagine that there is some sort of sacrilege about using a metalworking tool for woodworking.
  16. Chestnut


    That's really cool.
  17. That is an excellent idea. I'll have to look into those files. I've used metal ones before but i always feel like I'm doing something wrong there.
  18. Most people really don't know what their property boundaries are don't they? This is really weird.
  19. I'm awful at complete thoughts. Painting isn't going to be fun at all. On the plus side I've only found 1 rotten board so far.
  20. So frame and panel construction isn't the most exciting so i skipped some of the repetitive parts and skipped to the fun parts. Sides together and long rails cut brings us here. The stock for the horizontal dividers is sitting on top. I cut it to length accounting for 1.25" tenons and dovetails. After cutting to length I cut the shoulders on one end. This allowed me to dimension the exact location of the other shoulder from the project. The tenons aren't the exact same length as a result but it doesn't matter much if one is 1.2" and the other is 1.3". After the shoulders were cut i cut a dovetail onto the ends of the top divider. After a bit a chopping the tail was cleaned up and it was time to scribe the socket on top of the leg. I used a forstner bit to remove the waste and then diligently worked my way back to the scribe line with chisels. They aren't perfect but after working In i got a tight fit and it locks the legs together really well. The lower horizontal divider will have a twin tenon. I cut these at the bandsaw. The tenons are 3/8" with 1/4" in between and 1/8" on either side. I make sure to stay away from the baseline. After cutting the bulk at the bandsaw cleanup with a chisel to the baseline is pretty easy. Tenons first is a bit more tricky than mortise first but it makes layout somewhat easier in a way. I clamped a board to two faces of the leg and then scribed around the outside of the tenon. After scribing the lines, i removed the bulk of the waste with the drill press and chiseled to the lines. On the long grain portions i made sure that i kept the chisel as square to the face as I could as that is where the good glue connection comes from. Fit like a glove. With the horizontal dividers done now it's on to the vertical dividers.
  21. Started pressure washing the house today. There were some areas where paint flaked off but it wasn't terrible. Painting the exterior isn't going to be much fun... I only found one rotted trim board.
  22. From Q: Are your filters washable? A: No, we do not recommend washing. Our woodworking filters are cleaned-down from the outside with about 60 PSI of compressed air. Just use your blow-off nozzle.
  23. I don't think that you should wash it with water. It depends on the filter type as Frank said. Even if it's spun fiberglass I'm not sure that washing with water is a good thing. If your pleated filter is the paper type you never will get it completely clean but that's ideal. The particulates that build up in the filter help increase the overall filtration. It's at the cost of airflow but this should be accounted for in the design of the collector. The period of this is called seasoning and you may have read references to it before. If you washed a paper filter it may well be ruined. If it's working now i wouldn't wash it again. My method for cleaning the filter is a leaf blower. Take it outside and blow in 1 end and out the other. Compressed air blowing from the outside in is another way to help loosen material. The goal is to remove the large buildups of dust not necessarily make it look "new" again.
  24. Even if it's thinner and not representative it may give you some information on how much sanding abuse the top can take. Typically the veneer even of a different quality or species will be the same thickness.
  25. Clean up with mineral spirits indicates oil based stain. Make sure it gets enough time to dry. 48 hours is safe if the piece isn't sitting in 75 degrees and 35% RH.