Valleyslim

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  1. i thought wood workers where part of a cult but yeah i meant cut list
  2. I was wondering if anyone knew a good cut list program preferably free. I'll also consider paid programs but peasant level pricing. Thanks in advance. I tried cultists optimizer but after I entered all my cuts it gave me 2 cuts and rest were errors
  3. Im actually talking about the cabinets, not the tops. Tops I'm using mdf which is almost 50 a sheet here not to mention hard to find atm. My lowes had 0 mdf last week. I'm in Idaho and wood is extremely expensive here
  4. Yeah maple ply from my local lowes is 88.93 so I'd rather not use that. I used to pay 47 for a sheet of maple 3/4 from the local hardwood dealer. Not anymore. Melamine on the other hand is 32 for 3/4. Thats why I'm considering it
  5. With plywood prices so high, I was wondering if I'm crazy for considering melamine to make a miter station out of? Any thoughts or just wait for plywood to go back to normal prices? I would use mdf for the table tops. Thanks
  6. I should have gotten what I think is called western red cedar, which has all the rot resistance properties for outdoor furniture. I ended up buying Eastern red cedar which has same properties of western except the outdoor resistance properties.
  7. So I did something dumb and bought 100 board feet of aromatic cedar for planter boxes. Now I bought the wrong kind of cedar for this project. I would be happy if this project could last 5 years. Any finish recommendations for this to be used outdoors for best protection? I bought this wood out of state so returning it is a no go. Or do I just take my losses and use the aromatic cedar for something else?
  8. Thanks for the replies and suggestions. I ended up getting those plastic twin wheeled casters but of course the boss changed her mind and has since upgraded her idea from a small cart to a 80x49 inch island. I've already built and face framed the base getting ready for paint and about to use my graco x5 for the first time. Just need to build the top. Will be doing a beach theme like my daughters desk
  9. My wife wants me to build a cricut cart for her craftroom. She wants it to mobile and our room is carpeted. I tried looking online and only hits I got were office chair post. I can't imagine the cart having more than 30 lbs on it. Any recommendations or just get any caster? Cart will be about 30 inches tall by 15 deep by 32.25 wide
  10. If your close to Sacramento ca, there is a place called Sacramento tree rescue. Its part of the tree foundation, and all their trees are donated by the city or citizens that have a tree fall down or cut down instead of throwing it through the chipper. Now you have to look through a lot of garbage but I've found good stuff especially redwood cookies about 52 inches wide 3 inch thick for 800$. Elm cookies the same size and price. I scored an 6 foot redwood slab for 89$ and a smaller English walnut slab for 101$. I cut the redwood into small end tables and English walnut into a coffee table. My daughter chose the colors. I guess my point is look for tree rescue places that do the same thing. Now I moved to idaho and 2x4 is 5$ of crappy doug fir, no pine here, so whenever I visit family I'm definitely gonna do some shopping
  11. Just checked and its not perfectly flat. Then I checked my spare and its the same on the right. Slight gap on the very right. So that means my printer bed isn't perfectly level to the print head
  12. Its oval but yeah looking at the "wings" they look like they are bent down a bit but their not.
  13. Its probably my camera skills, I did a light hand sanding on the holes i drilled for my router because there were little burrs. I'll check flatness when I get home. I printed it using PLA. ABS would be better for durability. Time will tell though if it warps after use. The test cut was perfect though. I printed a back up plate just in case if I need.
  14. So testing out my 3d printed jig and 3d printed drawer handles and it was a success. The designer of the 3d printed parts designed it for a makita router so I had to drill holes to accommodate my bosch router. Sawstop table is on hold for now as my wife is making me build the bed I promised her a year ago. But will incorporate these handles in the bed as well