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About dryhter

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  1. Yes, a story pole is a very simple tool, so simple in fact that tool making companies have not been able to figure out a way to make a buck on them, that 's why you probably have not heard of one before. Usually just a scrap piece of wood with some pencil tick marks, critical measurements that can be transfered to some other place or stored, a reference. There are different kinds, I usually make a story pole at the start of a build to help me see the relationship between the different components, fairly detailed, starting with the overall height. If you are building a set of book ca
  2. The story pole is probably one of the oldest,simplest and most overlooked of the tools available for woodworkers to usetoday. A carpenter, cabinet/furniture maker or somebody doing simple projectsaround the house can assure the successful outcome of the project using a storypole. A story pole can be simple or complex. Acarpenter might use a story pole to lay out elevations of a house in order tosee the relationships between different architectural details such as window header and sill heights, stairways,roof, eve and trim details to name a few. A cabinet maker may use a story poll to
  3. OK Juice, I'll take a whack at this, since no one else has answered . Not knowing what tools you have to work with what your skill level is or what the heck you were trying to describe. Here goes. Drawers seem like they should be so simple to make and yet they are not because there are so many little things that you can screw up that compound into big problems. As you have found out. Everyone will develop their own method for building something that method suites the way they think. Just keep that in mind. Here is what works for me, just like building a cabinet square and parallel is
  4. Hey Jc. If no one has contacted you yet I would be interested, Ill pay for shipping. But just something to think about, I have two pads for my sander( a hook and loop and a psa), but definitely like the hook and loop better when working on a project and switching back and forth between grits. In a pinch you can use spray adhesive and glue the PSA disc to a used hook and loop disc and it will work just fine. Let me know, Dave
  5. Jimmy, That is one big Table and you have done a beautiful job on it so far, those legs are massive and beautifully turned. I think Mike was trying to make the point that the legs and undercarriage of the table needs to be constructed in such a way so that it is separate from the actual table. Essentially two separate components that are joined together to allow for movement. You seem to be heading in the other direction. If I understand correctly, you glued up the top with the grain running vertically to minimize horizontal expansion and epoxied a perimeter apron (kind of like a breadbo
  6. Hey Kal, If it is a working fireplace there are building code consideration for the combustible materials. Depending on the mantle shelf projection it is usually somewhere around a foot to combustible material from the firebox opening, that puts the mantle shelf about 60 in. give or take above the hearth. Dave
  7. If you go HERE and look around a bit you should find what you would like to know.
  8. Hey A J, It is a combination of both. Here is a short video about how I went about building the Footstool, I think the part about turning the leg starts about 10 minutes into the video. The long and short of it is that you rough out the leg and create the ball and then offset the center at the ball side and turn the transition area ( ankle-knee ) , then carve the claw if you want. Thanks for asking. Dave http://blip.tv/play/AYGDsTYA
  9. Hey Scott, It probably does not really need it, but after all the work that has gone into the table so far and the fact that it would be so simple to add the support now, I think I would do it just for the peace of mind, How are you going to go about attaching the table top?
  10. Hey Santa , You are way behind schedule, this might be the year for gift cards, sit back and relax instead of stressing out. Maybe next year.
  11. If anyplace has it it will be here http://www.owwm.com/ and I think this may be it older PM 66 . Dave
  12. Hey Pete, Here is a link PASTE and it looks like your guess about the ingredients was correct. I use this product in the shop to keep things slippery . I have never used it as a finish. it has some resistance to water, but not much, leaves a silky smooth texture that is pleasing to the touch and a nice rich luster, but I can't imagine for the life of me applying ( and then having to buff it ) on a set of cabinets or a piece of furniture. What is your procedure for finishing with wax. I am just curious how do you buff out the wax and not have swirl marks, the build up in the corners,
  13. You might want to consider putting the laminate on both sides of the ply to keep it from warping.