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  1. That's a beautiful piece of work right there. Well done!
  2. I haven't finalized the dimensions yet, but I'm thinking roughly 50x30x18"
  3. Just don't lean it up against a wall to avoid having it flat, because then it can warp from being leaned up against the wall too. Don't ask how I know this. :-)
  4. First of all, I'm very sorry for your loss. I had one similar just recently so I know how you feel. I'd be careful of using burl. It will tend to split and crumble if you aren't careful or don't really know what you are doing with it. One option if you are really into using burl would be to get some resin stabilizer for the burl. This hardens it and makes it much easier to turn. I've never used the stuff before, but the Woodcraft that I go to every now and then sells kits of it and I once asked the guy there about it - he said it's great stuff and works well. I'm sure many other brands/stores sell similar stuff too.
  5. Yes, something rustic for sure. I like the ideas already suggested. You also could do a horseshoe? Or maybe some type of old cabin, or maybe an old wagon?
  6. Hello, I'm in the early planning stages of a coffee table that I'm planning to make to use in my home and was hoping to get some input on how it looks. I am thinking I'll make it out of walnut, and am planning to make a relatively simple yet elegant table. I've added two versions below that I am thinking about - they are identical except for the cross-stretchers for added decoration. Just a few notes on the sketches: All the wood will be walnut. The only reason some sections are darker than others is to help visualize the table. But in reality, it will all be the same wood/color. Additionally, the portion of the legs below the stretchers will be turned round with the black lines being beaded. I hope that makes sense. I'm totally, completely open to any suggestions for changes. Now is the time - because I haven't started anything yet! I'm totally open to any changes, big or small. Thanks so much! I'm really looking forward to this build.
  7. Thanks so much everyone. I've checked the blades and indeed there was a defect in the blade that was causing the scratches. I agree with Byrdie that I would have thought this would leave raised lines instead of grooves, but yet, grooves they are. This problem as has been fixed 100% by flipping over to the fresh side of the blade. I'm now very happy with how this planer is performing, as it seems that snipe is a common and not totally unavoidable problem. I'll definitely try lifting up the boards as they enter/leave the planer the next time I use it. That sounds like a great solution that shouldn't be too hard to accomplish. If all else fails I guess it's not THAT big a deal to leave a little extra length on the boards to trim away the snipe later. @Cochese: I'm not sure about the tables. I'll have to take a look at them more closely and adjust them up slightly, if necessary. @Franklin pug: I've been taking very light passes to start with (~1/32) which is why I was so surprised to see the scratching issue in particular (problem A). What would you say the most is that is reasonable to take off per pass? I see that the planer can go up to ¼ inch but that seems WAY crazy to me. @Freddie: thanks for mentioning the rollers. I never thought of that. It's not the problem here, but I'll have to keep that in mind as I use this thing more.
  8. Mine did come with the tables. I will try to support the stock better as it comes in and out. I'll also definitely open up the planer and check to see if one of the blades appears to be damaged. That's pretty disappointing if that's what is going on because it is brand new and I certainly didn't break it (it did this with the first piece I ran through it), but at least the planer came with a set of replacement blades. Thanks for the help, everyone!!! I really appreciate it.
  9. That's really cool. Such a clever idea for the bottom drawer. I really like it.
  10. I think that's a gorgeous piece. Very interesting and unusual.
  11. Hello Everyone, I just received a Dewalt 735 planer (brand new) and set it up today in my shop. I am a hobbyist and have practically all the other major power tools, but I have no experience using a planer before. I was able to unbox everything and set it all up, but after running a few boards through the planer, I've encountered two different problems. These problems occur similarly on both pine boards and oak. They also appear on both speed settings of the planer. The first problem, which I am calling problem A, is as follows: many fine but somewhat deep scratches are appearing, all perfectly straight, in a 1-½ inch band running the entire length of the right side of my boards, about 2 inches in from the outer edge of the board. If I use boards that aren't as wide and run them through on the left side of the machine this doesn't happen - it only occurs when a board passes under the right part of the machine. The second problem, Problem B, is as follows: about 2 or 3 inches from the end of the board, on the end that went through the planer FIRST, I'm getting a horizontal, very smooth depression/gouge in the board. I have attached an illustration of problem A and problem B. Hopefully it will be clear as to what I am talking about. Since I have no idea about planers, I don't know if this is a real problem or a simple adjustment that I haven't set up properly. Can anyone help out? Sorry if this is a simple question, but I really have no idea as this is my first planer. Thank you very much.
  12. That grain sure has beautiful character. Nice work.
  13. If you are looking for a full sized plunge router, I've had a lot of luck doing some very intricate inlay work using a Dewalt 621. They are awesome because they are so nice and open, letting you see your work easily.
  14. +1. That ebony will set you back big time in the $$$$ department. I was just making a drawer pull out of ebony and it's soooooooooo brittle and hard to work with too. Don't get me wrong - it's a beautiful, gorgeous, remarkable wood. But I'd hate to see you spend so much effort and cash on a project like this just to have the piece of ebony split while you are machining it. I think it's better used as a small accent on a larger piece rather than as a main component. - EG