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    Addicted to woodworking, esp chairs and sculptured furniture. Love harvesting and milling my own lumber with my trusty chainsaw

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  1. Bmac

    Covid-19 Vaccine

    Before you read the rest of my statement please read this first; I gladly received the vaccine in Jan, as a Dentist I was at the top of the list. I had no problems with the shot and felt relieved that I could go to work with a higher level of comfort and safety for myself and my patients. But......... For me the answer is as simple as it's my body and my choice. It is not even FDA approved and people have every right to decline it, AND everyone that wants it now has every opportunity to receive it. The fact that everyone who believes in the vaccine has the ability to get it now means
  2. I've enjoyed making these too, another thanks for posting!
  3. Very true, I had not considered the support from the horizontal piece. And yes, now I can envision what you mean by long grain glue area when you used the box joint reference. Sometimes it takes me a while. So a true dado joint, if blind on both ends would just have long grain gluing surfaces where the dado ends on the front and back, but the multiple stub tenons increase these long grain gluing surfaces, now I get it.
  4. Ok, now I see. That is a tough one, as I would be concerned over time with that joint. Not so much from the weight of the contents on the shelf, but more so just from the weight of gravity on that joint. Any tenon or dado will not have the best surfaces oriented for gluing. No matter what you do there will be end grain involved with each mating surface on the glue joint (except at the very ends of the stopped dada or tenon), no long grain to long grain mating surfaces. Now I understand the thought behind the foxed tenon. So I think we all would agree a stopped sliding dovetail would work great
  5. I'm having some trouble envisioning what this shelf looks like on the piece you are describing. Approx how long is the shelf, how far "out" does it suspend? Is the shelf grain the same direction as the panel grain, or is that connection a cross grain orientation? I'm assuming it's a short tray that is suspended off a side panel that has a cross grain relationship. I really like screws with plugs for this but not in your plan. Have you thought about under the shelf supports? Two supports that attach to the side panel with a simple long grain long grain glue joint, the shelf could the
  6. Bmac

    2021 Exhibition

    Mark, Congrats! I've seen multiple pieces by you that are worthy of submission and selection for that exhibition. Your work has been inspiring here on the forum and I'm glad others can see and be inspired by your work through that exhibition.
  7. Love Project Journals! Glad you took the leap and look forward to following.
  8. @Tom King, love the sound of that hotrod 066, definitely sounds like the muffler has been opened up. That is the way to get it done! @JohnG, getting your pile of logs, maybe I missed it, but have you done any milling yet with your new setup?
  9. Paul, my heartfelt condolences and prayers to you and your family. Beautiful use of woods and hopefully a healing productive project that can help you through this time.
  10. I've been using Top Oil both ways, I'll put it on top of PolX-Oil for a table top, not sure if necessary though. I'll also use Top Oil for kitchen items (cutting boards, bowls etc). But again you could probably get away with just PolyX. Top Oil claims are that it is food safe, I'm not sure if PolyX is food safe. I agree Mark, this product line (and many others) is so confusing. Just the name PolyX is confusing in that it sounds like it has polyurethane as a component. Then they have what seem to be different PolyX lines or types (high solid, low solids, coloring, satin, clear, gloss, int
  11. A little goes a long way, I think it has a "softer" feel to it after just 2 coats than you get with 3 coats of varnish/oil and 3 coats oil/wax. Agree, the product line is confusing, looks like Woodcraft trimmed it down to what is good for woodworkers. I'm using the Polyx Oil with high solids, no coloring. Also use the Top Oil, which is food safe and great for cutting boards and spurtles.
  12. Dave, thanks for posting!!!
  13. As you guys know I'm in the shop a lot, and as a result I generate a lot of scraps, mostly designated for the woodstove. That has always bothered me because some of the wood I burn is really nice stuff, it's just odd shaped or too small to do much with. Lately I've donated alot of my scraps to a few young budding woodworkers. This gets rid of a good amt of stuff and they are so happy to have it. But I still have that pile of wood, I'm sure we all have it, that pile of some nice pieces we hope we will find a use for in the future. Well my pile just seems to keep on growing despite my efforts to
  14. That should turn out to be a very nice piece, I'm not an A & C guy, but that has a classic and attractive A & C look too it. Solid joinery should apply well to this design and you'll have some nice options for finish. Hope to see this turn into a journal!
  15. Well that would work well then. I was using your initial drawing of the space and it must not be drawn to scale, the sides of the couches in that diagram are shorter than the angled back wall section which you have labeled as 30" long. The sketch up of the table had the sides of the end table at 32", that's why I was concerned about the corner sticking out. The above pic also has the couches much closer together, which makes your design a perfect fit for that spot, as long as the width of the couches correspond to the length of the table sides. Also in the pics above the sides of the couc