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  1. Marc's jewelry box build looks to use the same joint, but with some different techniques. Start at 3:40 for the dovetails in case it doesn't automatically go there.
  2. Seems like I should have been able to come up with a name like that So it's just a drill attachment for shaping and getting in tight corners? I'll look for a spindle. These look straight, finding replacements might be a challenge, and also not necessary since I don't know what I'd use these for with the work that I do at the moment.
  3. I went to a woodworking tool estate sale and one of the things I got was a set of drawers full of sandpaper and sanding supplies. All sorts of blocks, paper, edge contour thingys, all sorts of handy stuff. One of the things is a few of these little spools that look like a step bit made of 80 grit sand paper but without any spindle. Maybe 1 1/2" high and it looks to be all one piece in a big spiral. Any idea what this is? Is it missing pieces or is it a hand held thing? I didn't see a spindle in the box but maybe I missed it. I don't even know what to call it. Also attached a pic of the box, 10"or so wide for reference, $30 total, seemed like a good deal.
  4. Thanks for the discussion. I figured there was a difference in scale in the complication, but the process looks similar. Nice work by the way. I do enjoy the projects and the detailed explanation.
  5. I just googled it for the proper term, maybe I got it wrong. Here's another one calling it a half blind dovetail.
  6. I've never cut dovetails so I really don't know what I'm talking about, but is this really fundamentally any different from lapped dovetails?
  7. So I went to check mine, I have 2 50" clamps. The faces on each clamp are both parallel to each other, but not the bar, and both clamps are the same. The fixed end leans in to the bar, maybe 1/16", and the adjustable end leans in the same amount, the same direction (away from the bar in this case). Should I check into replacing them? I'll have to go to the local big orange box to see if they have any better ones.
  8. Like the bottom of a crutch? I'm not sure how to incorporate it, but why not use the bottom of an actual crutch? You can get a pair at any goodwill for dirt cheap.
  9. Thanks for the input. I've never worked with poplar, should be nice.
  10. That fitting is too small unfortunately. I just had a chance to check it and the ID of the hose fitting is about 1.8" and the OD of the dust deputy inlet port is about 1.94". The OD of the fitting is just over 2 1/4" so maybe I could use it "backwards". But the largest section of the dust deputy is just over 2 1/8" so it sounds like it'll need a lot of tape. Maybe a 2 1/4" coupler would work, or this, depending on how flexible it is. Though a 2" PVC pipe is actually 2 3/8" OD and 1 1/2" is 1 7/8" OD so a 2" or 1 1/2" to 2" PVC coupler should work and available at a big box store. I think I'll just have to take both pieces in and try everything until I find something that works.
  11. Some updates after a discussion with my wife and other research. The trays need to be 2" deep and have 1" of sand in them so that cuts down on the weight I calculated two posts up. Looking more like 7 lbs each. The ideal lumber size seems to be a 1/2" x 2 1/2" board to start with. The big box stores have that size in Poplar and Oak. I seem to remember some youtuber mentioning popular is technically a hardwood, would it be strong enough you think? Or should I go with the Oak? Here's a slight update to the plans, with some dimensions. I think I might just make the dados the same size to increase the wood thickness and strength, and to simplify the construction, that way I can dado each top and bottom edge and then flip for each crosscut each bevel at 22.5 to make the octagon. I can cove out a lip or something maybe to make it easier to lift each one. Any thoughts?
  12. I got a dust deputy for Christmas and got a hose kit from Rockler Both seem nice but I have no idea since I can't connect the two together. The fitting for the hose (the all grey piece in the link pictures) if about 1/8" too small to fit on the dust deputy inlet. Is there a larger fitting you can get from Rockler or Dust Right? I can't seem to find any. I'd rather not add an adapter but that's a possibility, but most convert from 4" to 2 1/2" or something similar. I'd be willing to carve out the fitting enough to fit it on, but I'm not sure it's solid plastic that I can cut into without breaking the piece apart. Anyone run into the same situation?
  13. The top rabbet in the first set of sketch is only 1/4" already, I set it that way to match the top thickness though it doesn't really have to. I made the bottom rabbet taller to make a small slot to ease separating them when stacked, which is also maybe not necessary, but would be nice. If I switched the orientation, then the top wouldn't have a recess to fit into. I could make the top full size and make a lip on it to go around the sides, more complicated, but I'd only have to do it once (probably twice to make two stacks) so it's not much to do. For reference and my own documentation, each sand tray could have as much as 4 qts of sand at about 13 lbs. I'll have to check on that, the teaching trays may only have an inch of sand instead of two.
  14. Longer reply now that I'm at a computer. Good info on the dados, I had no idea, but it does make sense once I actually think about it. I'll reevaluate with a smaller dado. The spline I was thinking was more on the side like this so your simple jig won't work very well without some significant add-ons, plus my table saw fence sucks, so I'm not sure it would work very well anyway. I saw this super simple jig online as well that would get the job done without too much investment. I'm leaning a little bit toward the spline since it's something new but we'll see. Is this what you were getting at for the bottom rabbet? It would certainly work and looks simpler. I've never used an open rabbet for a bottom though, how strong and stable is it? Keep in mind this will have sand in it. Just glue? Glue and pin nails? The other idea I had was to cut a chamfer (?) in the top and bottom rather than a rabbet. This would leave more wood to support the dado and more gentle corners, but the more I think about it, it will be more likely to rock like a stack of bowls and not be very stable when stacked.
  15. Thanks for the info, both of you. I get what you're saying, plus I have some other ideas. I'll sketch them out tomorrow.