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    Complete beginner would like to eventually learn case work, as well some fine furniture that I could possibly pass to my kids one day

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  1. A few years ago Frank Strazza posted up a jewelry box he made for his niece- it’s beautiful and it got me thinking I’d love nothing more to someday make something like it for my daughter. and then I want to make a raised panel book shelf. Can’t draw for crap, and I haven’t spent enough time with SketchUp to be worth a crap, so the idea is just in my head for now. Nothing too special, but If I could execute it just as I envision it I’d be super pleased.
  2. Yeah my 2500 curb weight is 7200lbs. Can still lift on a quality 7k lift, but if I were to do it, I’d do a 10k so I didn’t limit myself to what I could lift. we use rotary at work. 2 post in ground in the main shop, and 2 post above ground 10k’s in the addition that I’m in. Both are fine if all you’re lifting is Toyota Corollas, but I don’t trust either for hd work. I have put my truck on my lift, but i don’t like it, usually it’s only up there as high as it needs to go for not much longer than it has to be. my own opinion, cheaper is ok for hobby or personal maint. But anything more, can’t beat a Mohawk. But you’ll pay for it too.
  3. There’s a couple sets buried back behind the buckets and all the other crap. I’ve just shoved stuff over there since I’ve last needed to use them. wife actually brought up that I should build a garage with a lift, that I do a fair amount of work and could benefit. I’m all for the luxuries- and I’ll spend myself upside down in a hobby just because it’s fun or relieves stress or whatnot- but I do this for a living, so all I can think about when thinking about adding a lift is I’m immediately 7k in the red, and I’ll need to make at least that out of it for it to have been worth it. I probably could In short order- but for some reason it’s just unappealing to me. Plus then I’d have all the friends and neighbors wanting to use it….
  4. Not all in one day, but over the last couple weeks. Actually spending like I have money…. 3” downpipe, 4” cat delete pipe, intake resonator delete cap, banks intake for the Duramax. edge insight obd monitor with an egt probe add-on, and a 17th century router bit set from infinity and a new Jack. the router bit set was probably the biggest frivolous expenditure of the bunch. I have a project in mind that I think 2 of the profiles would look cool on, another couple I could see using down the road. Added up the cost of the 5 bits, and I was like $60 I think away from the whole set. So I said screw it. the Jack was the most unattractive and irritating purchase of the bunch. The little aluminum one off to the side has been a little worker for the last 20yrs, but it’s starting to crap out. I really only use the jacks for side work, so it pissed me off to spend money for the small amount of income it provides. But gotta spend money to make money I guess. and the truck stuff- well, it’s fun I guess. Still gotta install, so we’ll see how long all those parts sit there.
  5. I ordered some pmv11 chisels back in dec with the estimated avail April 22, they arrived back in early feb I believe. Was pleasantly surprised to get the shipping notification
  6. Dang. Just browsed their website. a man could go broke reading this thread and all the cool stuff in it
  7. I was under the wrong impression. After 2, I now have a clear understanding Sure as hell happens a lot easier when you’re not trying. Took 5 months with the first. We got two nights in month and half span that we successfully got my daughter to sleep in her crib instead of our room. Turns out we celebrated just a little too much.
  8. For the moment I’m just cobbling together a rearrangement of existing cabinets for a new layout of the kitchen, and I have 2 spots where I need to build non-standard sized cabinets I’ve already built one upper cabinet, it isn’t pretty but it gets the job done. I did pocket screws to hold back sides and face frame on, dado’d for the bottom and top. Someone already pointed out that I did it “wrong” in the way my back is solid plywood, I didn’t inset the back and use a piece of 1/2” ply at top and bottom for screwing to wall. My biggest obstacle now is I can’t figure out what to make the two doors from To minimize work, I’m using all existing doors I can. They are a solid mdf panel with a veneer attached. I don’t know how to replicate that in a solid piece that’s simple construction that won’t warp like crazy. It’s all gel stained, but the stuff is thick Enough it looks more like paint than stain.
  9. Haha! that’s what got us in to the current situation. Always agreed 2 kids, maybe 3 keeping an open mind for what life brings. # 2 just came about a yr and a half before my wife wanted because, well, life! Unorganized chaos, that’s what a 20 month and 3 month is.
  10. It’a slooowww road, I picked the wrong time in life to start a hobby I have no previous experience in. With two kids under two, I barely have enough time to finish a thought let alone cut a piece of wood. But I do manage to squeak 30 min here or there when something absolutely needs done, and I usually spend the last hr of my night winding down reading the net soaking up info in hopes one day I might actually be able to put the stuff I’m reading to good use. Thank you guys for the quick responses!
  11. Solved! If I would’ve went just a bit further before I posted, I would’ve found it. My memory of the thread is a bit off, but this is the one I was referring too, with bob Lang being the book I wanted.
  12. Hello, first post, but I’ve been reading the site for several months. I was reading a post where I believe a member was asking for help on kitchen cabinets, and another member had replied and directed the op to a cabinet construction book he had just released. I thought I favorited the link for a future purchase, but I must not have. I’d like to find it again so I can add it to a Xmas gift list for my family. Does this book ring any bells to anyone, and if so could point me to it? I don’t remember what subforum it was in, but I believe Ive been at least 75 pages back in one of the subforums, so I can’t even tell you if the post was recent or not. I tried using search, but I didn’t come across it. I did find mention of Greg paolini’s book, but that was not it. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Adam