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  1. No it is pretty simple, you only have to mark out the mortise on piece if all you pieces are the same thickness like these web frames. If it is something like a leg and apron then you need to mark out on leg and one apron. You need one witness mark for the center of you mortise's width and the center of the mortises length. On the rail its on the end it looks like this. On the stile its on the side and looks like this. Then you clamp it in the mortiser, lining up the witness mark for the length of you mortise with the centerline on the mortiser itself.
    6 points
  2. Next thing I did was get the top on and trimmed it out with some shop made molding and added a banding detail around the case at the base and below the top drawer. There is one other detail I am adding. I am doing a faux through tenon with a pyramid design on top on the from two legs. I removed most of the waste with a forstner bit. Then I clamped my template and routed out the rest. Then leaving the template in place, I cleaned up the corners with a chisel. and it left me with this on the two front corners.
    5 points
  3. I have never had a pin nailer but I am coming up on my current project were some parts will need a little something to hold things in place while the glue dries. I did a lot of researching and looking some at the reviews. I decided to get one from a company called Metabo. It got some of the best reviews from a number of different places. It was $89 on Amazon and $99 at Lowes. For the amount that I would use it, this was an attractive price. I went ahead and ordered through Amazon and it arrived Tuesday evening. Wednesday morning I gave it a test drive. I looks really well made has
    5 points
  4. Mom taught me early on how to push a broom. I can’t seem to teach my wife’s puppy to sit but my broom caught on pretty quickly.
    5 points
  5. I got the side panels and legs glued up yesterday afternoon. Then I had to do a little size adjustment to the web frames. I had to shave about 1/32 of an inch from the width to close a gap that I had with the front and back aprons. After this I put a coat of blonde shellac on the inside of the side panel assemblies. It was easier to do this now before the web frames were glued in and in the way. After that dried I did the glue up of both of the case assemblies. They were somewhat challenging getting the web frames and mortise and tenons all lined up and together. The
    5 points
  6. I cut the curves on the aprons using the bandsaw and cleaned them up using the spoke shave. No action shots though, I forgot. Then I cut the tapers on the bottoms of the legs at the bandsaw. Cleaned them up back to my line with a hand plane. Then I thought I would go ahead and stack them together to make sure I tapered the right sides.? This afternoon I hand sanded everything to 180 and then, just for Coop, I did a dry fit. I am going to have to shave about a 1/32 of the width of the web frames because my front and back
    5 points
  7. There's 2 new buttons at the top of the page. The first is for affiliate links and the second is for my online store. As most of you know, I pay for all this stuff myself so, am looking to expand a little to make it self sufficient. By using these links to purchase or buying from my store, you help sustain what I do here. The affiliates page is still being populated so, if there's an item you'd like to see there drop me a note and we'll get it added. I'm sure you can understand this is a huge undertaking! Special thanks to my wife and son for putting this together while I
    4 points
  8. No apologies necessary bud! We appreciate all that you do to keep this great site in order. Minor inconvenience!
    4 points
  9. I lost one spring also. I learned this from somewhere but don't recall who it was, but a ball point pen spring works or in my case a half of a ball point pen spring. It gives you enough tension to allow you to make the adjustment properly.
    4 points
  10. This is just an initial tool review as I haven't had any real project time with the machine yet. Unboxing: Was packaged very well! Even though the box really looked like it took some abuse in travel, there was a lot of styrofoam in the box and the ends were protected with 1/4" plywood. No damage to the machine in shipping! Initial Impression: It's heavy! I've left a link below to what I ordered on Amazon. The first thing that jumped out at me was the Amazon didn't show the guard that covers 1/2 of the disc. I'll be removing this for my needs but, just thought it odd that it wa
    4 points
  11. Made some progress on the desk learned a lot along the way. Started out putting a couple Dutchmen into the top. Came out really well! Using the router jig is a very simple process, make a template, rout it out and use the same template with a bushing removed to cut the fill in pieces. Only a little sanding on the corners to match the bit to make them fit. I did also chamfer the bottom edge of the ash piece to make it start easier. Shop helper was in and out of the shop but checked in on me quite a bit. She was happy with the progress. Decided on 2 of them. Wanted to get
    4 points
  12. Enough chit chat Bmac time to start posting some of you cool journals. 😂
    3 points
  13. I need to get this caught up. I built the drawer boxes using 1/2 baltic birch ply with 1/4 ply bottoms. I used a half blind Tongue and Rabbet joint for the front corners and dado for the back piece. This is a Half Blind Tongue and Rabbet joint. You may have heard it called a bunch of other names but I first saw it in a book written by Tage Frid clear back in 1979 so I am using the name he used. All six drawers in their future location After this I started on the dovetail drawer slides. Starting with the female section I hog out most of the waste using my dad
    3 points
  14. I've actually thought about this idea some as well.. My concern is its positioning to the wavy line I've put in the board.. This was a total dumb-ass mistake on my part and the "easy" solutions are not jumping out at me.. Here's hoping the epoxy comes out well! Hell, by the time this little quick project is over it will be a river table! ?
    3 points
  15. I can see it now, Coop will spend 4 hours 1 day training the dog, getting it to behave and in its place, he will sit down and have a beer, goes for a 2nd and in those 15 minutes, Coop’s wife will completely undo his hard work.?
    3 points
  16. Thats because the puppy knows you aren't the boss.
    3 points
  17. Under the low end Dust Collection you didn't list Broom & Dust Pan.?
    3 points
  18. We got our second dose this morning so we should be good to go. I guess know we just need to find out if the vaccine actually works.?
    3 points
  19. Knives showed up today and got them installed. What a difference! After a little messing around I have a machine that I’m pretty happy with! Learned a few things in setting the jointer knives tonight. Since I recently swapped them out on the ridgid I had some practice going into this one. The head on the delta has the springs under the knives which works pretty nice. 1 spring was missing form the head which made that knife the most difficult to set. I figured I would get them close with a straight block of wood registering off the out feed table the check with a dial. I figure o
    3 points
  20. New motor is in, vibration almost completely gone. Just need to put some new knives in and will be ready to go!
    3 points
  21. Update.... Put the new bearings in the motor, and still have a slight vibration. We figured out after checking with a dial that the shaft is just a little bent. After putting the motor back in and running the jointer for a min or two could smell the belt heating up. Ordered a new motor and it should be here monday.
    3 points
  22. Got the jointer home! Didn’t need much clean up. Did have a little vibration that I wasn’t fond of. It came wired at 110v and the guy I got it from said at times it would trip a 20amp breaker for him. It ended up doing that for me as well. I have a neighbor buddy well a couple of them that are electricians, one does residential and the other works maintenance at John Deere. We were doing a flooring project for the residential election and had some time to allow glue to tack up so they came over to check it out. They talked me into switching it to 220v and we tore into it. A
    3 points
  23. Did a little inlay practice last night. Haven’t done one of these for a long time so thought we would start on some scrap. Wife talked me out of the butterfly inlay idea.....she thought that it would be neat for emmi considering she is 8 but in a few years butterflies won’t be so cool. Not sure that I agree with her on it but am going to take her advice and stick to just bow ties. Made a quick template by drawing a design out on some 1/4 ply and cut it out using a jigsaw. Did use the Freud inlay router kit to cut the parts. Did fit together pretty well! Didn’t quite like
    3 points
  24. Nice job on both the mortiser and the web frames! I love how clean and organized your shop always is. It reminds me of high school woodshop and how at the end of every class the shop had to be back to the shape we found it in. I try but some days are better than others ?
    3 points
  25. Hard as a rock on tools. Some people are really allergic, luckily not me, that’s how I got a few boards. It is a great wood. It can be hard to find in sizes other than deck boards, so if you glue up, you need to clean before glue.
    2 points
  26. She thought they were two different designs so I would remember which one went on which side of the bed when I got them in the house.
    2 points
  27. First and most important, apologies for the down time. It started with a faulty hard drive and led to a bunch of other issues. If anything is missing, we have to company we entrusted to do our backups to thank for that! At worst, it should only be a few days. We're currently working on the issues with the older pictures. Even though I'm going to post an updated picture on the Desk build, I would suggest waiting to post pictures until we get that issue resolved. My Desk post with a picture is as much a test as it is an update. We're working diligently to ensure that this does
    2 points
  28. I think I typed all this out before the server issues but, it was lost so wanted to toss this in here again.. Woodriver 5" Sanding Blocks are great for using those sanding discs from your ROS that still have a little life left in them. They're light weight and the hook/loop seems to hold up pretty well! They're relatively inexpensive (~$12.00) and can be found at the following places.. Woodcraft: https://www.woodcraft.com/products/5-foam-hook-loop-sanding-block Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Foam-Hook-Loop-Sanding-Block/dp/B00H2B61YE/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3GPG6DGXZ4ODH&dch
    2 points
  29. Live has been pretty busy lately and haven’t gotten much shop time in. Have made some progress on the desk..... Put the jointer to use and milled up the leg parts. Was a nice tool to use and really liked the longer bed. The legs are going to be ash. I kinda forgot how hard ash is! Had a little tear out from the jointer and planer. The leg stretchers will be held in with m and t. Figured since I played around with angled m and t on the chairs that I would carry that over to these leg frames. Had a few little holes show up in the top after getting the top sanded. Took a to
    2 points
  30. This is probably one of those things that the "fix" got discussed longer then it would have taken to to make a new one.
    2 points
  31. LOL! Verbatim! Get off the sofa!!!!! But honey .......... This got high jacked fast. Sorry!
    2 points
  32. Sorry.. The keeper board (second board) is end grain.. This board is face grain.. Now that's something I didn't consider but, I like where you're going! ?
    2 points
  33. Just tossing this out there as a format as well as a test to see how this forum will handle and Excell spread sheet copy/paste... My numbers are only quick searches on line without much in-depth research. It should also be noted that Felder doesn't publish their pricing so, my number is a guesstimate.
    2 points
  34. I'm going to go even further outside the lines... Decide what your first project is going to be and then using the list above purchase the tools you need to make that project. Then decide on your next project and pick up the addl tools needed for that. Rinse and repeat and pretty soon you will have a well outfitted shop with the tools you need and use.
    2 points
  35. Thanks all, I am going to mull this over, and over, while I complete the rest of the table. I still have a lot to do and the board will never be permanently attached so I have time.
    2 points
  36. I am going to color outside the lines a little here. As Bryan mentioned above a lot of newbs start out with a single or half of a double car garage and even then they may have to share the space. I have had this conversation to a point with my nephew, he is real close to this situation. He has a basic non sliding miter saw which I told him is a good way to go because I believe a non sliding MS, unless you get to spending some serious coin, is easier to keep adjusted. He also has a router table. We talked about him getting a bandsaw, track saw and planner along with making a planner sled.
    2 points
  37. Very good list as a good starting point. Personally I would move the miter saw down the list to just above drum sander. I have said this before, it eats a lot of space in the shop and is basically a 1 trick pony. I would add a jigsaw (corded or cordless) as a way to crosscut without MS. I would make a note to buy you last table saw first, mistake I made, only plus is now I have 2. I would also prefer a 5 1/2 over low angle jack.
    2 points
  38. That couldn't be further from reality!!! When I designed this shop, I had some additions that I thought I wanted in the future and couldn't find legitimate room for them. So, the thought process drifted towards "I didn't need them before, why would I need then now".... Well, now it's the future.. There's some things that I'd like to have but, haven't accounted room for.. Things like a shaper and a CNC are not in my plans because of my lack of space. This sander was on my list but, I thought it would be on a cart to use when needed or, another piece of equipment less frequentl
    2 points
  39. In a shop your size, I can’t imagine. You’re gonna have to start piggy backing like the rest of us mortals?
    2 points
  40. Unfortunately I haven’t adhered to that as much as I probably should have but I bet the alcohol hand sanitizers you see on every corner is not helping. Never thought about that. I’m currently considering a good quality 5W-30 motor oil. ?
    2 points
  41. That's cool. I needed a disk sander but I was out of space in the shop, so I used a piece of 3/4 ply and turned it to attach to my lathe. At some point I am going to have make a table but for now it works. And it's variable speed. (gotta look on the bright side)
    2 points
  42. Not only is your shop clean your work is as well, great job!!
    2 points
  43. Pour two. Figured out where the leak was coming from. Filled it with hot glue. Crossing my fingers on this one.
    2 points
  44. I used a propane torch. Just had to touch the epoxy with the flame to get them to pop. I have made quite a few fishing rods and use an epoxy to hold the guides and wraps on, with the clear you can really see the air bubbles and they pop super easy with very little heat. Emmi is a pretty good little shop helper! She comes up with some pretty neat scrap projects!
    2 points
  45. Well good news! I got the slab off my bench top! A couple of pry bars and some wood shims. A few choice words and a grunt and she let go. Bad thing is part of my bench top is now stuck to the slab. shouldn’t be to bad of a fix. Will use the router jig to shave the particle board off. Really am impressed with the strength of the epoxy. Never in my wildest dream did I think it would stick to a melamine top like that.
    2 points
  46. Nice job! No gaps to deal with! Personally, I like Dutchment that are more narrow in the middle.. Often times, I freehand them at the bandsaw, clean up the edges, and then cut the mortise to fit..
    2 points
  47. On the nightstands that I am copying the thru tenons are fake and then to top it off there is no top apron either so that makes them just dumb. I drew them in because they where on the originals but never really planned to incorporate them. They are edge grain to edge grain but I did put in a few small floating mortises just cuz. The legs are 2 inches square the aprons are 3/4" and I just used floating tenons with mortises.
    1 point
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  49. I know that it takes two or three weeks after your second shot. Also have heard that it isn't a perfect solution there are still chances, so yea, we are still masking up when outside of our house.
    1 point
  50. This is the one I use Coop. Eucerin Skin Calming
    1 point
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