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  1. Got some shopping done today Hickory, Spalted Hackberry, Sycamore, Walnut, and some Elm under the walnut. Going to be a busy Summer.
  2. I think she’s pretty happy with the new planter/ privacy box for the patio. Still needs some lattice to finish it off but all in all a good weekend. Built out of reclaimed cedar from my brothers old deck and pickets from a fence he tore down. Made a lot shavings and dust with the old planer this weekend Cheers! Luke
  3. Another afternoon project to keep the fiancé happy completed. Next project actually contains woodworking. Planter box with a trellis. Should spruce up the back yard quite a bit.
  4. Finally got all of the base board and shoe put on through out the house this weekend. It's starting to feel a little bit more like home with every small improvement.
  5. I definitely pictured something different when I threw out the drawbore idea (which clearly wouldn't work for this ). The dado w/ stub tenon or a stopped sliding dovetail are significantly more practical.
  6. Is it within the realms of the design to drawbore it and match the dowel grain as best as possible? Or even stop it just before it protrudes out the front?
  7. Finished product! Decided since this was my first time solely using hand tools for sawing, flattening, dimensioning, jointing, etc I’d start off with something pretty easy like a cutting board. It’s nothing special, but was a nice little training exercise.
  8. This typically happens when you're moving the sander too quickly or using too much downward pressure on the sander causing it to dig into the surface rather than letting the tool do the work. It also might take a while for the sander to remove all the weathered material/stain. Once down to bare wood though you should see most of the linear scratches disappear but will somewhat visible until you proceed through the grits. Another issue might be with the type of random orbit you're using. If the pad is square/rectangular it can leave linear scratches like this. However if you're using
  9. It is a low angle jack plane that I recently bought brand new. I have a couple of older planes that haven't seen or been touched for about 20+ years that I'd like to bring back into a working state. However, I wasn't sure how a good plane was supposed to work so now I have a pretty good benchmark to hopefully get them up to snuff.
  10. Little case of the Monday’s today...
  11. Congrats Mark! Looks like I’m taking a few hour road trip this fall to see it in person
  12. Needs a little bit finessing yet, camber the edges and there’s a very very slight low spot in the middle
  13. Finally getting a chance to use my new hand plane, and it appears to be working pretty well.
  14. If you're using the factory blade I'd highly recommend tossing it and investing in a better blade. Other than that the tricks and tips above should drastically help.
  15. Hope everything goes well!
  16. Looking good so far! Should be fun to watch to the progress.
  17. Steering away from table saws I think a nice plunge router with a table is going to be worth its weight in gold for any new shop. I have the 2.25hp variable speed Bosch which is just behind the table saw in its daily use.
  18. I've had a lot of success with Old Master's Tung Oil finish. It is definitely a blend but goes on very simply and smoothly with a wipe on method. I have the luxury of getting lint free towels/applicators from my profession that would normally go in the trash can if not taken by employees. However I have used the Minwax tung oil finish as well and it's turned out fantastic. Read the can and follow the directions to a "T" is the only advise I'd have when using the Minwax Cheers!
  19. So..if I wanted to commission a walnut door....??? Great work!!!
  20. First coat of finish on and I couldn't be happier
  21. Decided if I was going to use walnut I should probably do proper mortise and tenon joinery . Top will be held with a couple figure 8 fasteners.
  22. Hello Fellow Woodworker's! Just another step stool that i made for my niece and nephew. Hope you all enjoy! Just needs a nice little round over on all the sharp edges yet, some sanding, and finish. The lumber came from a walnut tree that was damaged after the derecho that hit the Midwest this last summer. Cheers! Luke
  23. No such thing as a dumb question. Short answer, it depends on what kind of tenons you plan on using. If you're using an integral tenon you'll have to factor in the tenon length into the work piece. For example lets say the total width of the door is 12" and each work piece is 1" in width and you want to sink a tenon 1/2" into each stile. So each rail will have to be 11" before joinery is cut. However, if you're using floating tenons you do not need to factor in the extra material for the tenon and your rail would be 10" going of the example above. Since you'll be adding the extra