Leaseman

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    Making furniture. Learning Helping others when I can.

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  1. Leaseman

    Pine Dresser With "Big Box Pine"

    Hey Coyote I just may take you up on that. I drive a Pilot so I'm going to see if I can borrow a friends pick up or something. I may get back to you if I can figure out the transportation, thanks!
  2. Leaseman

    Pine Dresser With "Big Box Pine"

    Thanks Coyote Jim, we will definitely have to compare notes some time.
  3. Leaseman

    Pine Dresser With "Big Box Pine"

    That's the main reason I use dowels to glue up panels; it makes lining them up easier. I only have five or six dowels in each panel so it's really not for strength so much. I live in Arizona so the air is pretty dry here the exception being the monsoon season. If I can remember I'll repost some pictures six months from now to show how it looks. Hopefully it will look the same! Thanks for all your input!
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    Pine Dresser With "Big Box Pine"

    I first run the boards over the jointer and then through the planer. I use my Dewalt jobsite saw for most of my cuts; sometimes using my Festool track saw when appropriate. I'm curious to hear from you folks anything about the "flatness" of the top of the dresser. In my opinion it's not nearly flat enough but that brings up the idea of tolerances. I don't hear that word in woodworking videos/blogs, etc very often. What is considered acceptable?
  5. Hello Everyone, I've been woodworking for about two years now with about a dozen or so projects under my belt. No false modesty here; I'm truly a slow learner. My approach to woodworking is to take cheap pine boards from the big box stores and attempt to make furniture; coffee tables, headboards, etc. I just finished building a dresser using dowel joinery everywhere but the attachment of the dresser "case" to the "stand" whereI just used screws. It's finished with one coat of Minwax "Natural" stain and three coats of polyurethane. Some of the struggles I have in my projects are how to get truly flat glue ups on my tops and sides (see the picture with the level laying on top) and how to line up dowel joints perfectly when attaching edges to the sides of the boards. Here are a few pictures of the dresser. I'm very much looking forward to helpful criticisms and advice. I don't work with any other woodworkers; totally solo so I don't get any real feedback. Fire away!
  6. Leaseman

    Miter Saw vs. Table Saw

    Makes sense. Thanks for your input on this. It sounds like they could both have their place
  7. Leaseman

    Miter Saw vs. Table Saw

    Ah! that makes sense. And your saying a miter gauge wouldn't handle this sort of cut properly? Couldn't you also just run this cut using the fence that comes on the table saw (assuming it would extend far enough).
  8. Leaseman

    Miter Saw vs. Table Saw

    I'm assuming you mean 28" tall; 28" up from the fence of the sled? The miter gauges I'm looking at can handle a width of 22" (Kreg) and 31" (Incra). So width is not much of an issue. If you are referring to the height (or "tallness") of the piece can you point me to a picture or video of how a cross cut sled could handle this sort of dimension? It doesn't seem like it would work because you would have to pull the fence of the sled away 28" from the end of the blade to make the cut and the sleds I've seen would come off the slots way before. Not questioning your expertise just trying to understand. Thanks for your input by the way.
  9. Leaseman

    Miter Saw vs. Table Saw

    Thanks Chestnut, thats sort of what I was thinking. If you take cost out of the decision, a manufactured miter gauge like the Inca might be considered the better choice since you get the dead on accuracy as well as the angled cuts you wouldn't get out of a basic sled. Agree?
  10. Leaseman

    Miter Saw vs. Table Saw

    The miter gauge route looks interesting; the Incra being the most mentioned. So allow me to "retool" my question (pardon the pun, LOL!). Which is better/more versatile (for cross cuts, etc.) a miter gauge such as the Incra Miter 1000/HD or a shop made cross cut sled?
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    Miter Saw vs. Table Saw

    I make rip cuts on my table saw. Cross cuts on the miter saw would seem more efficient for the reasons I stated above but I guess this is all coming down to accuracy. To be honest I have tried to make a cross cut sled for my table saw and can never seem to get square; hence my obsession with the miter saw.
  12. Leaseman

    Miter Saw vs. Table Saw

    I think the reason I "struggle" with this is it would seem that a miter saw bolted down to a station set up with a fence permanently in place would be at least as accurate as a table saw with a miter gauge/sled and more convenient. Even a miter saw attached to a well made stand where the saw is bolted to the stand would work and then could be stowed away for those of use with space issues. Are the miter saws themselves somehow inaccurate?
  13. Hello Everyone, As a new woodworker I notice that most woodworkers tend to use a table saw over a miter saw. Why is this? I understand the table saw is used to rip stock, etc. but to make cross cuts it seems the miter saw (or better yet a miter saw station) would be the most efficient. Just lay down your board, set your stop and your done. What am I missing?