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  1. 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.
    6 points
  2. The nightstands are finished. I am real happy with the color on the finished product. I will try to get some better pictures in the house. I won't be starting the bed for a month or so, I have a number of things around the house that need attention. First on the list, starting tomorrow I need to move a fair amount of the shop out of the way for the new garage door to be installed Friday AM. Just as a point of interest here is one of the existing nightstands that I was copying.
    5 points
  3. I know we talked about these some time back and I've had them in the shop for a while now.. Well, I finally broke one and took is for a test drive! My history with this countersink comes from my Air Force days and working in aluminum. I will say that they work really nicely in wood! Pros: They're micro adjustable so, you can really dial them in for the screws you're using and get really good repeatability. They're super easy to set up and lock in The plastic protective ring does not mar the wood. Cons: At about 90 bucks, they're a bit on the pricy side.
    5 points
  4. Finished product. Sized and shape of a home plate.
    5 points
  5. Got back at the desk today, actually got to spend the better part of my day in the shop. Started off making a couple of drawers to fill the case. Decided to dovetail them with the porter cable jig. Haven’t used this jig in a while so took a little time in getting it dialed in. Also attached the leg assembly to the top using threaded inserts and a finish bolt. Pretty easy process that just takes a little time. I mark the holes out by clamping the legs in place then using a Brad point drill bit to mark center by going through the holes in the legs. It is a little nerve ra
    5 points
  6. I work on getting the gapping on my drawer fronts. I was looking for about 1/16 all the way around and then I was going to do a real small chamfer on all four edges. But as it turns out I had too many thumbs on each hand today and managed to drop and ding the edges on three of the six drawer fronts on the edge of my work bench. 😟 The fibers were to damaged to steam out on two so I ended up having to have a gap that ended up being a heavy 3/32. Now I would be afraid that a chamfer would make the gaps look to big so I think I am going to be stuck with just easing the edges with some sand pap
    5 points
  7. Not a lot to show today, I just finished up a lot of hand sanding. After that I did the pyramids of the faux through mortises. I didn't do a good job of documenting this process but I will try to explain. I have found that the downward cut on my miter saw seems to do a better job of this then cross cutting on the table saw. I don't know why but it does. I also think that it helps to have a Miter saw that doesn't have any real blade deflection and a saw that stays tuned up. I attach a scrap of wood to the fence on my miter saw, set the miter to 22.5° and make a cut. Then line up the
    5 points
  8. Ok had to run out to the shop and snap a few quick photos The drawer box cabinet and legs. Granted they are upside down. Box will be attached to the leg as well as having a through bolt into a threaded insert in the top. The top with a second coat of ars on it. Love how it popped the figure in the walnut!
    5 points
  9. Well it’s finally finished. The center portion fits over and hides the gas meter. Slats are western red cedar and the frame is cypress. Finished with Penofin and all joints were connected with Dominos and epoxy was used at Kev’s suggestion. Tops frames are half lap. Just out of curiosity, I counted the pieces and there 112 and 224 Dominos. Damn sure a record for me!
    4 points
  10. Been a bit since I gave an update. Well the good news is the desk is complete. Had just a bit of making the fronts and fitting the drawers since the last post. Went with a partial inset drawer front. Worked out that way with the depth of the drawer slides and the depth of the box. Kinda like how they turned out. Put a coat of ars all on the ash parts as well as a couple coats on the walnut top. I then shot a coat of vinyl sealer and two coats of high build lacquer. Emmi has yet to see it all completed and we set it in the living room for her to find it in the morning. I used a self clos
    4 points
  11. Are you talking about when someone buys one of you pieces in an antique store decades from now, takes it home and paints it. Lol
    4 points
  12. Well, go figure.. They dialed the delivery time into a 1 minute window and showed up 2 hours early...lol. Especially when it's snowing here in NW Montana..
    4 points
  13. 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
  14. I confess, much to your disbelief, the degree does read, IdioT Computer Science!
    4 points
  15. I strive to do the best I can and fix most things I mess up but I rarely point out my mistakes anymore...well except to woodworkers 🙂 Case in point I recently finished a second Urn in a month for a friends funeral. On the starburst top the finish created some interesting ripples where the pieces came together, try as I might I could not get them out and finally ran out of time so out the door it went. There were about 75 people at the funeral and you know, not one mentioned the issue but several mentioned how beautiful it was in fact the pastor pulled me aside and said it was one of the
    3 points
  16. After mounting the drawer fronts to the drawers, the final thing to do was center and flush the drawers to the front of the cabinet. If you recall, back when I first installed the drawer slides into the cabinets I left the back un-attached. This makes flushing and centering the drawer real easy. I push the drawer in, then with a good straight edge across the front of the cabinet I push the drawer back toward the front of the cabinet from the back side. Then nudging the un-attached portion of the glide left or right to get the drawer perfectly flush on both sides.
    3 points
  17. Nope.. They only precautions I'd take is to epoxy the feet to prevent water absorption and I'd use epoxy for the glue up for the same reason.
    3 points
  18. There are three on each side, decreasing in size as they move towards the front. I cut the two back ones on each side first, using the same blade height and miter bar setting, then worked my way forward.
    3 points
  19. Stop it, you know Coop loves to justify his purchases whatever way he can.
    3 points
  20. I share this with one person then thought I should share with all. We have all had situations where we have had to hire someone for a task around the house only to have struggles of getting the job done properly. I had the opposite experience yesterday " I had a pretty cool tech installing the garage door today. Part of my DC ductwork was in the way of the door when opened. The wheels that ride in the track sit differently on this door then the the old one so when it is open it sits up about 3 inches higher. It was one of the more complex sections. I told him it was going to tak
    2 points
  21. I need to work on my shop organization, everything is piled on top of everything else. I would also like to get more room between my tools. Its really hard to work with things bunched up like this. My bandsaw is outside of the man door in the back ground, it would be nice to have it in the shop itself. I am going to have to work on some things to make better use of my space.
    2 points
  22. Plans are 95% completed! Hopefully they are correct! Going to get the cherry ordered soon.
    2 points
  23. Hell with them that tight together you had to save a ton on electrical. Only need one plug in!
    2 points
  24. Coop, I'm cutting Fas White Oak for China now. They buy it by the truck load. Bmac, I'm looking for a super good tiger hard maple but no luck so for.
    2 points
  25. You can never have enough power... or clamps...... or beer in the fridge..... or hours in the shop..... etc.....
    2 points
  26. Well I pulled the trigger and ordered a sander. Ended up going with the shopfox 26" fingers crossed that I will have it in a month or so.
    2 points
  27. Check out Joe Woodworker/veneer supplies. Any time I ordered veneer, it was top notch. If you google Joe Woodworker, this will bring you to his other site that has good info on how, what to use etc.. The link below is to purchase veneer. https://www.veneersupplies.com
    2 points
  28. I used to do this but over the past 6 years I have finally got myself to stop pointing stuff out. What finally got me on the right path was realizing that not only do they not notice the mistakes they also don't notice the fine detail we put into projects. People just see the whole piece. And on that note, yesterday I was gluing on stop blocks for the drawers in the nightstands. Just 3/4 inch square blocks. When I took th spring clamps off I had glued one on with the grain turned 90° to all the rest. With the back on and drawers in you won't be able to see it, even with the drawer out
    2 points
  29. I too have the one from Rockler and found that uneven pressure gives uneven results. I made a small jig with the opening the height of the iron and it fits over a strip of wood sized to about 1/8” space top and bottom. I can then make several brands on thin strips of different types of woods and cut them to length, discarding any that didn’t come out as desirable. These are then glued to the work piece.
    2 points
  30. Got the go from the lender for the project. Ordered in a few supplies
    2 points
  31. I use a flush trim saw and then sand.
    2 points
  32. All set up except for the blade! Got a couple on order. I did look to see if I could find one locally without success.. I also still have to hook up the second DC hose when the Y part gets here.
    2 points
  33. Now that you are mostly set in the shop this isn't the dumbest idea. Maybe not the mortgage but you could certainly upgrade some of the final tools. Or buy Robin a new long arm. Which ever gets you better milage.
    2 points
  34. Well, she's out of the box! I'll have to assemble and change the plug on it but, that shouldn't be a big deal. @Chet or anyone else that has this saw, have you upgraded to the Carter guides and did you notice a difference? Obviously I'm going to run the stock set up for a while, just looking to the future..
    2 points
  35. That was easy. Just ordered my wife a new pair of Clark’s Flip Flops to replace a pair that her puppy chewed up. I don’t understand how you can make money though if we charge these to your account?😀
    2 points
  36. Neither.. Just order as you normally would. The affiliate program treats multiple items in one order as multiple items so, it's all good. The idea is to be completely painless on your end other than an extra couple mouse clicks.
    2 points
  37. Thanks! Yes it is a simple little jig. Took me a bit to remember how to use it, had to break out the manual to make sure I did the math correctly.
    2 points
  38. I wasn’t sure how to cut splines for the non 90* angle without making a special jig just for this project. Then I remembered my auxiliary fence.
    2 points
  39. Just wanted to put out an update on this.. Our fix was a little expensive but, it's in the works! We have a secondary server on the way to act as the back up. Both servers will have a common hard drive set up and a redundant back up drive. So, if one server goes down, the other one kicks in. If the hard drive goes down, the backup kicks in..
    2 points
  40. You can still find that angle with an angle finder without refreshing your math skills. Simply draw the line on your stock and then use the angle finder. Just be sure to use the actual stock because the thickness of the stock will change that angle.
    2 points
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  42. Think I lost a post with the server issue...... Havent gotten much time to work on the desk lately. Work is just taking up way to much time! I believe this picture was lost in the shuffle. Had a little dry fit of the legs. I do currently have the drawer cabinet built. Used solid ash panels that I glued up. Made them 14 3/4 deep to fit them through the planer which also ended up being a perfect fit for the desk. The planer handled them with ease! I assembled the box using biscuits for alignment. (Photo of the box coming soon) I also received in
    2 points
  43. I’m not 100% certain I’m going to get rid of anything yet, but I am thinking about listing some items. I figure I would see if anybody was interested or looking at adding to their collection here before I do anything official. What I am considering selling are: RTS 400 sander plus systainer of paper LR32 set plus 1080 holey rail - SOLD THROUGH FOG RO 90 sander set plus systainer of paper - SOLD THROUGH FOG ETS 150/3 36mm hose, it isn’t the antistatic version If anybody was local or knew someone relatively local, I would consider moving my MFT/3. If anyon
    2 points
  44. Awesome job! They turned out great!
    1 point
  45. Nicely done! Not showing my wife this one!
    1 point
  46. I used that aluminum tape on mine but on a joint were gravity and weight come in to play I used a couple of self tapping screws. I kept them pretty short just enough to help but I didn't want them going all the way through to the inside. Where I did use screws, I did the screws first so the tape would go over them.
    1 point
  47. You did a great job on this Jamie. Top to bottom the whole design goes together well.
    1 point
  48. Correct. It all shows that my affiliate page directed you to what you were looking for.
    1 point
  49. But, you said they were helping! Just to shine a brighter light on their efforts you should send me out a t-shirt to justify their actions! 🤣 😉, RXR
    1 point
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