TheAverageCraftsman

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    My Two Car Garage Shop Tour

    Been at it for a couple years now and have my shop in a pretty good place. Lots left to do but I like the direction it's going. Would love to hear any feedback!
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    My Two Car Garage Shop Tour

    Yeah, I was in a similar situation till I built my scrap storage cart.
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    Router Table Cabinet

    I recently purchased a router table that came with a cheap, useless cross legged stand so I decided to build this router table cabinet. Very fun project and provides me with quite a bit of storage of which I am quite lacking. Hope you all enjoy it.
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    Router Table Cabinet

    Thanks! And wow, nice table!
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    What Lighting Do You Use?

    Two car garage, a little under 500 square feet. I have five 8' 4 bulb LEDs on side of the shop. Each bulb is 2k lumens at 5k temp. In a quarter of the shop I have four 4' 2 bulb LED fixtures that put out around 1500 lumens each. I am replacing those soon with 4 more 8 footers like on the other side of the shop. Here's my shop:
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    Router Table Cabinet

    I have not but I definitely will be in the very near future. It's definitely something I'll need to look at. I think maybe just a couple of holes in the bottom of the door should do it, hopefully.
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    Router Table Cabinet

    Thanks!
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    Highly recommended

    This was just delivered to my house yesterday. Gonna give it a good look over this weekend.
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    What is architectural millwork?

    I used to be an engineer at an architectural millwork management firm. Architectural millwork covered pretty much any finish made of wood; cabinets, fridge panels, coffered ceilings, doors and windows, door and window casing, crown, base. About the only thing we didnt handle that was made of wood was flooring.
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    Do you need your tools to "match"?

    This thread is great. I am fairly OCD in a few areas of my life and tools is one of them. I bought a few Bessey clamps when starting out so that's what I buy now. I have some Harbor Freights that are still on my walls and they make me cringe whenever I look at them. Most of my handheld power tools are DeWalt but I have some older Craftsman and a few Ridgid. The Craftsman are on their way out the door. They work perfectly fine but they don't match and it drives me crazy. However, if there is a discernible difference in quality then the better is my pick. For bench-top and floor tools I don't really care about matching. Quality and price are first and foremost on my mind.
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    Dust collection fittings source

    I just bought all of this stuff at Menards and Woodcraft in KC last weekend. Mendards has 2 foot sections of sewer pipe you can carry around to test fittings. Unfortunately, the regular rubber pipe clamps wont work on sewer drain pipe because it's smaller than sch 40. I bought blast gates and clamps at Woodcraft. A little pricey but I wanted them right away. Here's links: Blast Gates: https://www.woodcraft.com/products/4-basic-blast-gate-dust-collection-fitting?via=573621bd69702d0676000002%2C576455d369702d2f2f0013a2%2C5764563569702d3c42000bea Clamps: https://www.woodcraft.com/products/4-inch-dust-control-flex-cuff-with-hose-clamps?via=573621bd69702d0676000002%2C576455d369702d2f2f0013a2%2C5764563569702d3c42000bea You could probably source all of this quite a bit cheaper online but then you run the risk of stuff not fitting together and having to deal with returns.
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    How do you transport your wood?

    I hear you can build a connect four game in the bed of one of those crucks.
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    How do you transport your wood?

    I have this trailer: https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200660343_200660343 which I pull behind my SUV. It's great because it folds up and fits nicely in the garage. It's big enough for 4x8 sheets, not sure how it would handle 5x5 without some sort of rack or modification. It's a great little trailer though. That said, I hate it, and will be getting a truck (hopefully when the new 2019 GMs come out) soon. I work about about 15 minutes north of my house and the one good hardwood dealer is east of my office. I can't take the trailer to work so it's a pain if I want to get some wood during the week (which I would rather do and not waste my weekend shop time). Also, HD and Lowes are on the way home form work and it would be great if I could stop by there to get things without having to deal with a trailer.
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    it pays to be april wilkerson

    The difference with non skippable ads now is that creators can chose to only run non skippable ads. They have been around for a long time but they have always been intermixed with skippable ads. There is now an option in Creator Studio to uncheck skippable ads.
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    it pays to be april wilkerson

    April is oppressing her audience? Oppression is an act of control and cruel treatment. (This isnt directed at you, Chestbut) I don't get these discussions about what YouTuber's get/make from their channels. If you don't like it, don't watch it. She (or all of them) puts out content that people like and she get compensated for that. NBC, CBS, etc make crap scripted television so I don't watch it but I don't give two hoots that they make money off of it. Michael Bay, on the other hand...
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    Scrap Wood Storage Cart

    I toyed with an idea similar to yours but couldn't find a good spot for it. Looks like a good solution!
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    Scrap Wood Storage Cart

    Decided to get a handle on my scraps and built a rolling storage cart so my shop can look a little less like a tornado just rolled through. The inspiration for this came from a Find Woodworking article. Mine is pretty close but I changed it up some. Made it bigger, adjustable compartment sizes. Here's a link to the Fine Woodworking article: https://www.finewoodworking.com/2012/06/22/a-smart-cart-for-scraps Let me know what you think! Thanks for watching!
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    Scrap Wood Storage Cart

    Thanks! Thank you!
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    My stab at floating shelves

    Not exactly a tough project but proved more challenging than I thought it was going to be. Mainly because of the finish (weakest area for me by far). Was great experience though and I am going to practice finishing rather than just try out whatever on an actual project. The floating shelf hardware was great. I had quite a bit of anxiety about getting the holes lined up but technique I talk about in this video makes it a breeze. Hope you all enjoy it. All feedback welcome and appreciated.
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    My stab at floating shelves

    Thanks! My vacuum cart is a little bit modified version of Jay Bates cart. You can find that here: https://jayscustomcreations.com/2015/01/make-a-shopvac-and-cyclone-shop-cart/
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    New shop and beginner woodworker

    Prairie Village
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    My stab at floating shelves

    Ha! Thanks for watching!
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    Bosch Glide Mitersaw users ?

    Here's a few pics of my setup. This first pic shows just how compact the glide is. The saw next to it is my old Craftsman 10" non slider. This pic was the amount of dust left behind on the first cut I made. It was about a 4" piece of 5/8" sheathing. Do that a few times and you've got quite a bit of dust. This is my attempt to contain the dust a bit. I used cardboard to build a prototype thinking I could make this out of acrylic if it worked. It has helped but not a ton. I really need to make a hood for it and find a way to get my bigger DC attached.
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    Bosch Glide Mitersaw users ?

    I got one a few months ago. Upgraded from a non sliding 10" Craftsman. I researched a lot before buying and the general concensus was that the dust collection was okay to pretty good. Based on my experience, I'd hate to see the results from a saw with poor dust collection. Granted, I only have a shop vac hooked up to it and haven't built a hood yet but dust collection on mine is almost nonexistent. I plan on building a hood and trying to figure out a way to hook up my DC in the future. Hopefully that helps.