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  1. I used a 6" HVAC Flange that I riveted to fan body once I cut the hole. I have a small section of flex pipe, less than a foot, that then goes to my cyclone.
  2. For those with a full-time business, I'm curious as to how you handle(d) hiring qualified woodworkers for part time work. As part of that, how do you handle the potential of accidents and such? I have been super swamped, luckily my customers have been willing to wait (months), but I'm sure that will end sometime. I'm wondering if it would be best to have someone part time or to outsource parts of the builds. Thoughts??
  3. Ok, thank you. This helps a lot. I may not go this route because of the waste; I knew there would be a lot, but it would be dang cool. Maybe if I were building it for myself.
  4. So, let’s say my boards are 6” wide, finished. Dived that by circumference to get approximate number of boards? Play with that to get as close to a whole number of boards?
  5. I am about to start on a round table, but having mental issues with the calculations. I would like the pieces that make the table to be wedge/pie shaped. The table will be 54" in diameter so the circumference is about 170". What I am struggling with is calculating how many individual boards I will need, and at what width. I know that if I use "x" number of boards you divide that by 360 to get the angles, etc, but I'm not sure how wide my boards need to be to determine how many boards I will need. Does any of this make sense? Anyone done this before?
  6. Ok, so to answer a few thoughts. First, the glue lines are tight and invisible; no gaps at all. Some of the glue joints were even spring joints. Second, the pieces were often left to dry for 24hrs or longer in a climate controlled environment; plenty of time to dry. What is strange is this only happens after the oil finish has been applied and allowed to dry/cure for several days. It is sort of like the oil, as it cures, is micro-shrinking the wood fibers and the glue line is left slightly raised.
  7. Ok, I keep having some kind of an issue with glue lines; this may be a bit long, but I'm going to try and cover all the details. Here's the summary. I have noticed that after I glue, say a table top, I let it dry overnight. Then I typically sand from 100 grit through 220 so the top is super smooth. I use a raking light to ensure all glue is off the surface. I then use either OSMO or tung oil as a finish; usually two coats. What I have been noticing is, a week or so after the piece has been sanded, finished and dried, I can feel a micro line protruding on the glue seam; you can catch it with your finger nail. Some important notes: the wood is dry, 10% or less wood species doesn't seem to matter Using Titebond 2 Doesn't matter if I raise/wet the grain or not Shop is environmentally controlled; both temp and humidity So what in the heck is going on here? It is very frustrating because everything is super smooth right after I finish it, but a few days later, the line appears and you can definitely feel it. Thoughts?
  8. I used legs from TableLegs.com actually. Cheating, I know, but they make a really sturdy system that uses straight legs attached to an angles bracket that is mounted to the bottom.
  9. I have this separator and have been very happy with it. I have it connected to a 2hp Kufo Seco collector. there is a video review where a guy says it doesn’t work well, maybe the video posted above, but if you watch closely, he has it assembled wrong. I commented as such in his video comments, but he was having none of it.
  10. Thank you everyone. I didn’t like MCM until I started building it for my clients and now I actually like it. I think I saw too much “DIY” that was built like crap and with bad design. When done right, not that I am doing it right, I think it looks good and is actually a challenge to build.
  11. I built these matching bedside tables for a client a while back. She was upgrading from some Ikea tables to "adult tables". These are solid maple with a continuous grain pattern around the case. They are about 25" tall and the case is about 18" square. The drawer is a full extension drawer and the drawer front is figured/tiger maple. Finished with a natural oil and buffed out with wax. I have more details of the build on my blog, but these are a few shots of the finished pieces. I'm about to begin making a matching shelf unit now too.
  12. It's a Lost Art Press book: https://lostartpress.com/products/by-hand-eye-1
  13. So, I've had the HF DC for like 15 years and mine has gone through several "modifications", but I can tell you the three best things I did were to 1) add a pleated filter, which you did 2) Add a Super Dest Deputy 3) Swap out the impeller. Rikon makes a 12" impeller that is a direct replacement. When I did this, I also cut my inlet hole bigger, to 6" (so I guess that's 4 things). It is a totally different machine now. I run it to my SupMax 19/38 drum sander, 15" planer and 12" joiner and leave all the blast gates open.
  14. I've been reading through "By Hand and Eye" and I am curious as to how many of you actually design using proportions?