DerekMPBS

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About DerekMPBS

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  • Birthday 02/23/1970

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    Moscow, ID
  • Woodworking Interests
    Furniture, cabinetry, built-ins

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  1. DerekMPBS

    Do you need your tools to "match"?

    I'm currently in the "Tool Collector" phase as I am gearing up to actually build my garage workshop the way I want. At some point I will transition more to the "Woodworker" phase, hopefully. I see pluses and minuses to matching tools. One one hand, it can be aesthetically pleasing to have a roomful of stationary tools that are the same color and brand, and it can make service and support easier, especially if you purchase from the same dealer. On the other hand, there are fewer manufacturers that offer a complete line of machines, and by selecting a single vendor you may be limiting yourself to tools that aren't necessarily ideal for your situation. It can also exclude certain specialty vendors, such as Sawstop. To each his own. If I had the funds and the shop space, I'd have a bunch of SCM or Felder machines, most likely. I'd also have some Festool equipment, but I'd keep my Dewalt 20V and Flexvolt tools, as I'm really happy with them.
  2. Google "wall mount PC" and look at the images. This is pretty much what he is trying to do, less some bling and on a free-standing backer. There are all kinds of ways to do this, and you can go totally overboard if you desire.
  3. DerekMPBS

    Lifting cabinet saw solo

    @applejacksonThanks, I did read the sheet about purging the air from the piston. I tested mine and it works perfectly. I might try the 2x4 and sawhorse method if I get energetic. That could work for me.
  4. DerekMPBS

    Lifting cabinet saw solo

    I just received mine last week. It was shipped to our store and they loaded it up onto a delivery truck and brought it over first thing in the morning. The truck had a forklift on the back, so they just lifted it off the truck, drove up the driveway and set the whole pallet in my garage, then pushed it all the way in. That part was easy. I got it unpacked and stood it upright without too much difficulty. It is heavy but not as bad as I thought. I'm debating how to get it onto the ICS base, though. I'm wondering if two of us can lift it up while a third rolls the base underneath. I think I might try that this weekend when I have my renter around to help. He and I can pick it up while my wife rolls the base underneath. Chestnut, thank you for the idea with the 2x4's. I think I will do that to make the saw easier to lift. My saw came shrink-wrapped on a pallet with labels and stickers all over it. I had one box with the brake carts, blade and dado insert plate, one with the ICS base, one for the fence and one for the saw. The wings were in their own boxes inside the mail saw box. The miter gauge, blade guard, hand wheels, hardware and motor dust shroud were in a box inside the main box too. So far I haven't seen anything missing. The manual is great, too - spiral bound, full color glossy paper, 8 1/2" x 11" and easy to read. They even include instructions on removing the power cord and installing a longer one.
  5. DerekMPBS

    Sculptured Lectern/Music Stand

    I played trombone in junior high and high school, and for a year afterward. My horn has been in the closet for close to 30 years now. I got it out a few years ago and tried to play, and found out that I couldn't even blow one note. It would take me months to get back to being able to play. At least I can still read music.
  6. DerekMPBS

    Subwoofer Tabletop

    I was thinking you could cut keyhole slots into the back of the top and then secure it with screws driven into the top of the cabinet. As long as they don't go all the way through the sub walls then you don't need to seal them. It would be removable as well.
  7. DerekMPBS

    Trimming cabinets in place.

    If the lower cabinet trim is flush with the face frame, you could take the doors off and use a router with a rabbeting bit to create a 1/4" to 1/2" rabbet, then use a flush-trim bit to trim it the rest of the way. Then you could stain the fresh cut edge to match the cabinet finish.
  8. DerekMPBS

    I'm Back! (and where I've been)

    Welcome back Rodger. I'm glad that your injury, though serious, wasn't worse. It's a scary situation whenever you come in contact with a spinning/moving blade or cutter like that. I just placed the order for my Sawstop. I'm getting the 3HP PCS with the 36" T-Glide fence. I'm looking forward to using it, as my current table saw, a 25 year old Craftsman, has a fence that I don't really trust to be square, so I end up checking it every time I lock it down, which is a pain. The Sawstop fence will be a joy to use by comparison.
  9. DerekMPBS

    Screwdriver bit sets

    Wiha is having a sale on their web site right now, and has some bit sets on sale. If you need lots of one type of bit they have a bunch of 100 packs discounted by about 33%. I've got lots of their drivers and bit sets, and they are the best ones I've used. I just ordered a security bits set for use at work (working on laptop computers and other small devices).
  10. DerekMPBS

    New (and final) Shop!

    Thanks for the video, Kev. I love watching the clouds roll by in the sky - at times it almost looks like the surface of the ocean. No snow up there yet? Or was this building done earlier in the year? 30 x 30 will be a nice space for you. That's bigger than my garage that I have to share with all the other non-woodworking activities and items. Maybe next year I'll put up a storage building in the back yard so I can move the lawn and garden tools out and make room for more woodworking tools. Congrats on the new shop. I look forward to seeing videos produced from it. Derek
  11. DerekMPBS

    Need jointer, planer, and bandsaw have $900

    If you're willing to go with smaller bench-top tools, you can get a Cuetech jointer and planer, both with spiral heads, for just under $700 and free shipping from their website. That leaves $200 for a bandsaw, and I saw a couple of 9" or 10" models available for that amount.
  12. DerekMPBS

    Throwback Thursday

    Coop, the catalog belonged to my wife's grandfather and was passed down to his son, who kept it. My wife will get it once her dad passes. It makes a great conversation starter.
  13. DerekMPBS

    Throwback Thursday

    Steve, I looked at my original photo and it's hard to read, but I think the price is $1.26.
  14. DerekMPBS

    Throwback Thursday

    I was having dinner at my wife's parent's house a couple of nights ago, and on their counter was a copy of the Sears and Roebuck catalog from 1902. I glanced through it for awhile, marveling at the prices listed. When I got to the tools, I had to take a picture of the hand planes page and post it for all to see. I wish I could get Stanley planes at these prices!
  15. DerekMPBS

    Another Dust Collection Option

    I recently bought a Dust Deputy with the 5 gallon buckets and lid, and hooked it up to a wall mount Shop Vac. I used it to vacuum the sawdust up off my garage floor, of which there was a lot, and filled the bucket to half full. There was virtually no dust in the vacuum when I opened it up. I was impressed.