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    G&G Bed Frame

    We do tend to end up with an idealized version of many furniture styles; particularly those with very identifying elements. Chippendale's curlicues and swan neck details, Maloof's organic flows, G&G's proud finger joints, cloud lifts and ebony plugs. Certainly they evolved like anything else. The Greene's square ebony plugs for example, they used to be round and not always ebony. The furniture we're used to seeing when we Google Greene and Greene is from the early 1900's when they teamed up with the Halls (1907 I think(?)). At any rate you will see a lot more mahogany, teak and walnut than oak from the Greens and Halls but, with contemporaries and predecessors like Gustav Stickl(e)y, Morris and Limbert there was a lot of white oak furniture around.
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    Assembly Table

    Everyone else does . Those drawers are super handy. Blade & other wrenches, tilt box, a flashlight, pencils, miter-gauge add-ons, stop blocks, iBox, ZCI's, lions and tigers and bears - oh my! I don't think I do anything very clever inside those drawers. Let me go see if there is anything picture worthy . . . Meh! Pretty low-tech. Except for a few dividers, most of the stuff is large enough to just set there. Your dividers have got me thinking about my assembly table drawers though. They deserve some attention on the inside.
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    jet 16 32 drum sander

    As stated, a drum sander faces some of the challenges of a planer. If the material is not supported so that it feeds along a consistent plane (the bed of the planer) you will get irregularities. One common one is a greater depth at the start and end of a piece of material (snipe). Like a planer's feed rollers, many drum sanders have only one pressure roller before and after the head roller. If the material is not supported the pressure rollers cannot prevent the material lifting into the drum prior to, or after, all three elements (infeed roller, drum and outfeed roller) are engaged. Imagine the material in this highly precise diagram feeding from left to right.
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    Assembly Table

    Thanks, as always for the video Kev. Great stuff. I think this walnut and ply trend could really take off .
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    So what is the difference?

    There may also be some degree of referring to the Nicholson #49 and #50 as a generic reference. They were the typical rasps one came across for so long. Kind of like referring to a circular saw as a "Skilsaw". It took me several tries to get a #49 from Jamestown Dist that didn't look like it had been stored in a bucket with a dozen others (mached sections of teeth). I'm sure your rasps will be fine.
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    Diving into the Festool rabbit hole.

    I originally avoided this hose due to the weight. I now have a pole that holds the hose and power cord elevated and have since gotten one of the kits (recently on sale). It fits my Bosch and Festool.
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    asking about sharpening and grit

    The difference in size between the scratches from 600 grit and a compound one might use on a strop is pretty significant. That being said, I strop after 4000 with good result but, prefer to go to 8000. Also, you can strop as a touch up while working up to a point. I find this handy for fine work where I am pushing the chisel by hand.
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    New storage shed

    Moving along. You'll get there soon.
  9. I have seen car and bike guys paint their shop to match their other gear. I had not seen so many woodworking shops that way other than the tools themselves for folks who bleed one brand or the other ;-) As treesner shows, this is a priority end of the hobby for some folks. We all have different ways of enjoying our shops. Folks who use their shops as part of their showroom or their "sales" image would certainly want things looking really tricked out. Those who shoot videos have to take lighting and sound into account when they design and layout their work areas. I'll impress myself if I ever swap out my plywood plane till for a furniture grade one. Till I find the time or the inclination I will have to settle for 'form follows function' but, some of those 'chic accessorized' shops look pretty cool.
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    Eastern Washington area

    Right there with ya.
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    narrow shop paper towels

    Unquestionably, without a doubt, indubitable, undeniable, irrefutable, incontestable, incontrovertible, unimpeachable, yes, yes, yes !
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    narrow shop paper towels

    I use Kirkland "select a size" from Costco. Even at the "select a size" I cut a roll into four sections for small finishing tasks. I cut them on the bandsaw with a fine tooth blade and use compressed air to blow away any fuzzies. I don't have problems with lint left over from the cutting process. The standard "select a size" is maybe a half or a third of a regular towel(?). This works for even large finishing tasks.
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    Question on box fan filters

    I built a box around a gable fan. The two "pre-filters" proved too effective an I only use one now. Obviously there is a cover on this. It is easily removable for filter changes. It hangs in the rafters along the long dimension of the shop. It collects a surprising amount of dust despite other "at source" collection systems being present. My primary use for this is to scrub the air prior to finishing if I can't wait over night for dust to settle. I operate it via one of those cheap remote Christmas light outlets you pick up at the BORG right after Christmas for $10. The remote dangles from a shop light cord over the bench. It has been in use since early 2006. I pick up filters any time I see them on clearance somewhere for pennies on the dollar.
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    Tool wall for deep bench

    Hmm, with a 14 pound limit you would have to double check what you want to put on it. We use a similar product at work and with a 13 pound monitor they are very solid and stay where you put 'em so they may be being conservative.
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    Two essential splashes of color for the shop

    Well done. My first aid kit is in a plastic shoe box affair that requires no dexterity to get at the contents. I can literally spill it out if I am grabbing for a tourniquet. Of course I don't have to if all I want is a band-aid. P.s. Love the cleat wall. One of the best and most useful decisions I ever made in the shop.
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    Veritas Paring Chisels Coming Soon?

    Oh sure, leave it to Derek to get one in his hands before the rest of us . As always, thanks for the info Derek.
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    Dressing Table Build

    Very nicely done. Really glad you came back and closed the loop on this. It’s a beauty.
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    8 Drawer Dresser In Walnut

    That is some beautiful stuff. You have really kicked it up a notch. I just know I’m gonna come back half a dozen times just to stare at that thing :-)
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    Micro bevel on chisels?

    So you are not a fan of the ruler trick? Me neither .
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    Bunk Bed Build

    Great journey, great journal, happy customers and a cutting board to boot. You can't lose.
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    Micro bevel on chisels?

    You will get varied answers to this and they could all be correct. I have an old set of Marples and they still get used as often as others. If I know I have a lot of chisel work to do and will have to touch up frequently before I want to stop for a regular sharpening I will put a couple of degree micro bevel on a chisel or two. This just speeds up the touch-ups to get me through the activity. In general I do not put a micro bevel on my chisels up to about 1" width. I will add one to wider chisels. I do not know that there is a hard and fast reasoning to this behavior. Wider chisels are easier to touch up with just a micro bevel taking the work so maybe I am lazy.
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    Veritas Paring Chisels Coming Soon?

    Rob Lee commented on another forum about someone being an eagle-eye and spotting that.
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    Affordable table saw

    Glad that is working for you Cody. I think you made a good decision. Later, if the bug sticks with you and you want to upgrade there will not be any anxiety as the current saw was such a bargain. Congrats on your new tool.