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About estesbubba

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    : Springfield, NE
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    Furniture, cabinets

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  1. Cheap Router Bits?

    Can’t beat Whiteside from Hartville tool for 15% off using code wn15.
  2. Finishing on a few jewelry boxes

    I surely wouldn’t do danish oil on the inside of boxes. I personally would go with Tried and True original finish for boxes.
  3. For those with Paolini rules

    Funny thing is I do have this and use it on several different rules which seems to do everything the OTT does except as a height gauge. I might have just saved myself some money...,42936,50298,53825 And I have this which I use the crap out of it.,42936,42945,32598
  4. So I've heard a lot of people on here rave about the Paolini rules and they're available again. For those that have them which sizes do you have or recommend? Stainless or aluminum? Actually if they had a 4" version that would probably be used the most.
  5. Shop Tour

    No that price only includes the building. I did all the electrical, insulation, OSB, etc.
  6. Shop Tour

    The building erected was just over $20k and concrete $6k. A few people said that any money I put into the building would add double that to the property value and an appraisal this summer seems to back that up.
  7. Shop Tour

    I got it locally but can’t remember the name of the place. Total cost for pipe, wyes, blast gates, etc. was around $600 which my guess is 1/4 the cost of nordfab! No invitation needed just show up!
  8. Shop Tour

    My wife and I love the porch on the shop - it’s a relaxing place to hang out. Here’s proof that insulation pays off - this is with the heater off! We’ve had a mild winter up until the past week so the concrete floor is still fairly warm and keeps the shop from freezing. Canon EFS 10-18mm. Here are some pics from our vacation where I used it.
  9. I'm building a shop!

    The shop is coming great and is going to be one awesome place to hang out!
  10. Shop Tour

    I got a wide angle lens for vacation this year and decided to take some new shop pictures. My shop is a 40x30 pole barn with 10' ceilings and a 9' porch. It was put up in summer of 2014 and I finished everything except the concrete and power to the building. It has 200 amps of power with its own meter and a direct connection to the transformer (not the house). The walls and ceiling are OSB with R-19 insulation in the walls and R-44 blown into the ceiling and I'm now a believer that insulation is worth every penny. Even in the dead of winter the inside won't drop below 40 unless overnight lows drop below 0 and the hottest days it will get to 80 with the dehumidifier set at 50% so it's tolerable. The lights are 5000K high output T-8's and the lighting with the white paint is awesome, although a little boring. I ran a wireless bridge from the house for internet and have 6 speakers in the ceiling. I almost decided to not do the building until I retired but some friends talked some sense into me saying you can't buy a car for the price of it and it will add value to my property and appreciate. A bonus is we get use of our 2 car garage again. BTW - the wide angle lens makes the shop look bigger than it actually is. This is the view of the shop from our deck.East wall - I need to come up with a solution for my sheet goods and pink insulation I use with my track saw. I'm thinking of building a rolling cart for it. Any ideas?North wallWest wall - the Bowflex is in the shop because shortly after I finished it my wife turned the workout room into a Yoga room. South wall My finish samples and small air compressor which is all I've needed so far. Router table, Ridgid sander and cyclone. Someday I might run 8" coming out of it instead of the 8-6" reducer but I don't have any complaints with the performance. I only have one blast gate open at a time so maybe it doesn't matter.52" SawStop which is a great saw and has a lot of nice features in addition to the brake. I eventually want to build a cabinet under the outfeed table for more storage. My 8" Grizzly jointer has been very reliable and accurate - I had to actually shim the outfeed table down when I got it and haven't touched it since. Jet 16-32 drum sander which I adjusted the open end slightly higher and have never changed it. This allows double passes for wide boards without a ridge and narrower boards might be a couple thou thicker on one side but that rarely matters. If it does I just rotate 180 degrees and do a final pass without lowering the drum. My planer is a Shop Fox 15". Both my jointer and planer have knives which someday I'll either upgrade to Byrd or maybe just buy Powermatics instead. I would also love to have a Supermax 19-38 in the future...maybe if Acme has a 15% off sale again. My assembly table is 4'x6' which I absolutely love. I want to build slide out trays for the systainers and also some drawers for it. As usual a lot of "want to's" for the shop.Hard maple Roubo bench - you might have heard of these.Drill press and mortiser - no idea why I keep the mortiser around since I now have a Leigh FMT and Domino. Lumber racks which are just John Sterling standards and brackets - cheap and easy.Wall storage and tool cabinet.100,000 BTU propane heater which will heat the shop quickly. Yes I have 52 of the old style Bessey's and I got all of them during the 2005-2006 Bessey madness. I sure in the hell don't need that many, but with the Amazon, Hartville Tool, and Lee Valley deals back then, they were as low as $12!Miter saw station built out of cheap cabinets from Home Depot. Grizzly 17" bandsaw and Jet 14" I got cheap off CL that has Carter Stabilizer for curves. The Jet I copied Eric's jointer dust hood solution for dust collection.Picture of the dust collection network which is 6" spiral pipe.
  11. Finishing out a walnut table top
  12. Finishing out a walnut table top

    You should try garnet shellac under that waterborne I’m a big fan of Old Masters products.
  13. Free Festool $50 voucher

    PM sent
  14. Finishing out a walnut table top

    ARS is wipe-on poly and Minwax Wipe-On Poly would be a good substitute and usually easier to find locally at the big boxes.
  15. Free Festool $50 voucher

    I have a $50 voucher that I'm not going to use and the first one to reply here gets it (not PM). If you have already purchased a Festool tool this year and not used a voucher on it, reply to this thread and I'll PM you the voucher. Since you must have the tool to get serial number, and since you must submit voucher by the 31st, I ask only someone that has already purchased reply so it gets submitted on time.