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About curlyoak

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    Stuart Florida
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    I build part time. Woodworking is my oxygen!

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  1. Upward Swinging Cabinet Doors

    If not considered, check out hinged pocket doors. It would be mounted on the sides instead of the top but the door(s) will be out of the way. You will need a cabinet a few inches wider to accommodate the hardware.
  2. Dry-Climate Drying: Outdoors, Garage, Basement?

    The 1 month air dry is if your next step is the kiln. Total 2 months. Or 2" air dry, 2 plus years.
  3. Dry-Climate Drying: Outdoors, Garage, Basement?

    Many years ago I processed a full flatbed truck of black walnut. Instructions from both the mill and kiln were to air dry 1 month. The kiln would take another month. It was all 4/4
  4. Dry-Climate Drying: Outdoors, Garage, Basement?

    To air dry a miller told me an inch to a year plus one. So yours is 3 years. Maybe faster with your low humidity. Basement would work in your environment but better in the garage. Like already said, fans, airflow and exhaust. If there is a kiln near you, you may want to take your lumber after it has dried for a month or 2. Ask the miller about availability of a kiln if interested...
  5. Bessey Clamp Question

    I'm sure they work. Bessy is a good brand. I have and use a lot my short jorgenson pony pipe clamps. My shortest is around 12" and graduate from there. I also have several jorgensons on a heavy rail. 8 of them. Not complaining but I got several clamps second hand so cheap there was no reason to consider alternatives. They were jorgensons and when I got more it was better to have them match. The rail clamps were also too cheap to say no.
  6. Bessey Clamp Question

    Don't like juniors. Based on what you have and the work I do First on my list would be the 18's. But when the cash flow was right and you can visualize a need for a project, get the 50's. I have and like the jorgenson ponies. I have a few pipes different lengths and a couple of female connectors. I know they closed for business so Bessy is quality.
  7. Why I show my work..

    My point is before zirconium I could use 10 belts. Same amount of work with zirconium 3 belts...
  8. Why I show my work..

    I use the blue zirconium from woodworkers supply on my drum sander. I also use it on my belt sander. A few years ago I bought a box of 10 belts. After a long time I finally used up the third belt. And from there the splines on the belt all kept breaking. Not the fault of the splines. It took forever to use up 3 belts. Woodworkers gave me a credit. Now I order 3 belts at a time. I also use it on my 12" disc sander. Woodworker actually manufactures most of their sanding products including all the zirconium stuff.
  9. Apothecary chest

    Great skills and technique. A pleasure to follow. There must be a reason not to clamp the glue joints and only use tape? Thanks for showing your error. It gives me comfort to know that at your skill level you find an answer and get it done. I do that too but I don't like to admit it. A comparison is to see a pro golfer hit an amateur shot like me. Not that I am wishing for an error to see what you do. Maybe the next time I screw up I won't cuss myself out as much...Thank you for a great presentation!
  10. Drawing up and marking out

    My new way if I am to duplicate something is to take a few pictures. Print in grayscale and add measurements...
  11. I learn a lot from you Steve. Thank you! I wonder with your good vision and experience did you anticipate all of these necessary and exotic efforts to complete this task? And then to calculate how long it will take. It is one very special thing to complete the task you are on. But on top of that to determine the steps involved and predicting how much time you will take in my eyes may be harder than the actual project, as tough a challenge that it is. Do you ever ask the client for time and material for these kind of projects? I am enjoying this project. Thanks.
  12. Stanley Customer Service

    I had a stanley mini 10' tape that the spring broke. I sent it to stanley to see what would happen. They sent me a new tape and an apology letter and would I please accept a 12' as the 10's are discontinued. It was at least 20 years old...
  13. Spring Pole Lathe with Roy

    Thanks Vinny! My work is machine work. But if I could I would love to do that class. My traveling days are done. But thanks to you Vinny I live the experience through you!. Thanks for the ride.
  14. Structural stability for a base??

    I would add 3/4" thick corner brackets just under the MDF to the cabinet on each corner. Drill a hole you also have a screw point for the top. 2 x 6's or any 2x are not needed. Drawers that are heavy with tools, 3'4" all around. Glue and nails would work for me. If I built it for someone else I'd use glue and screws...
  15. Stickley Console Table

    You hit the nail on the head! It looks like it is old in new condition. Perfect! Finish, joinery, and wood selection just right. Well done.