VizslaDad

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    Furniture, cabinetry, homebuilding

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  1. Has anyone used the MLCS 9564? It's US$220. It gets pretty negative reviews on Amazon but MLCS sells a few nice things.
  2. Does that tube rotate or is it fixed in place?
  3. Sorry for the late answer on this. She can FaceTime at the very very end of appointments, but not during the actual ultrasound due to Cleveland Clinic rules.
  4. I have thought about investing in jamming equipment. I will, at a minimum, be able to kill their access to the wifi from my own device.
  5. This is slope-dependent, but I have had success rolling crates and pallets with >500lbs of whatever in/on them on black iron pipes. I took them off my pipe clamps in one situation and rolled a tool in its shipping box from its drop point outside my old building, into the building, down a hallway with a concrete floor, into the elevator, and then down the hallway to my old shop space on the seventh floor. I had to use wedges (like door stops) to keep the thing from rolling as I rearranged the pipes but 45 minutes later I had the box in place.
  6. Haha, it's close enough to the house that I will undoubtedly chase them into the shop at some point.
  7. Ha. It's just escalated in a new direction. I'm almost finished wiring the garage. It looks like I will have the shop in functional shape before the twins arrive...good thing, as I don't want to wait 18 years to have a shop available to me.
  8. One positive about this is my dog is certainly getting a lot more attention. However, that also means with the oncoming tick season we'll need to be twice as vigilant because she's playing outside twice as much! I picked two off her already today.
  9. Latest for us is that I can no longer attend my wife's ultrasound appointments. This really bums me out considering they're our first children (and we don't plan to have more than the twins!).
  10. I'm in NE Ohio. We're under a "shelter in place" order. I work from home 80% of the time under normal circumstances. This situation has now curtailed my business trips to Seattle where my company is based. My company's employees are all working from home for the time being, which I find a little amusing as it's my day-to-day reality but to my colleagues it's a brand new world. Granted, it sounds incredibly difficult to juggle childcare while working from home. My wife is pregnant with twin boys due mid-June. She's obviously not feeling perfectly comfortable at the moment, but she's doing an admirable job preparing for the boys' arrival nonetheless. What concerns me is the prospect that we may need to change her birth plan in the event that hospitals get inundated. A more likely scenario but one that is still undesirable is that we may not be able to rely on help from our friends or my mother in law immediately after the boys are born. My wife will be recovering from a c-section, and without her mom's help etc. I will be taking care of two tiny infants and a recovering wife for weeks on my own. Luckily my company will give me a generous amount of paid parental leave so I won't need to stress as much about the financial end of things (aside from my wife leaving the workforce for a while at the end of her current contract prior to the boys' birth). My wife and I joke that we'll need to take notes of what life during this plague was like so we can tell the boys scary stories in the future.
  11. I never did look into it because I abandoned my plan for adding onto the detached garage or building a new building due for multiple reasons (chief among them cost!). I have, instead, insulated and covered the walls and ceiling with plywood. Now my current task is to run all my EMT conduit and wire the place. The shop needs to be up and running soon (before my wife gives birth)!
  12. First, I think your shop is fantastic. There's a lot of stuff in there, but it certainly looks well laid out for actually getting work accomplished. Next, I've seen a number of folks build flip up/down CNC tables. Here are some examples: https://www.instructables.com/id/Flip-Top-CNC-Table/ (this could do double duty as a cart for a lunchbox planer or something similarly sized if the whole thing were scaled down somewhat...he has a not-small CNC) Fancy + basic examples in one thread: https://discuss.inventables.com/t/my-x-carve-folding-table/13989 Basic, smaller footprint:
  13. The sheet on Kem Aqua® Plus White says can be a topcoat in and of itself, or a final coat of Sher-Wood® Kem Aqua® Plus Clear (T75C555 series) could be applied. There's a gentleman named Eric Reason that tests out different spray finishes and he might have some idea about cross-brand compatibility if you need something extremely durable over the top of Kem Aqua for some reason. My understanding about that finish is it is extremely durable on its own though.
  14. I personally would not mix my assembly surface with food prep (but that's because I sometimes use poisonous stuff on my assembly surfaces). A restaurant supply store would probably be a good place to find a big plastic cutting surface you could throw up on top of your assembly table though. I agree with @legenddc that silicone mats might be a good option for the assembly table.
  15. One thing I've considered for making something like those Microjig dovetail track nuts is to pick up some inexpensive plastic cutting boards, routing the profile as @wtnhighlander suggested, and countersinking a 1/4-20 bolt into them. https://www.webstaurantstore.com/3053/cutting-boards.html?filter=material:plastic&filter=length:22~30*-inches&filter=thickness:0.5-inches:0.5-inches:0.75-inches&multi=true Link above shows a 24" x 18" x 1/2" White Polyethylene Cutting Board for $12.50. I bet even cheaper ones could be found at a dollar store or maybe even a thrift store.