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Chet

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  1. I have decided that in the future I will buy the smaller container, not the gallon just so I get through it before it goes.
  2. I made some caps for the legs. I started with some blocks 1 3/4" thick and the same width and depth as the legs. I set the table saw blade at 15° and cut the two short sides and then the two long sides, pushing a scrap behind them so I didn't get any digits tangled up in the saw blade. I took some lengths of scraps and made up some molding to go with the caps and also at the base of the legs. I there should be way more then needed of the three different moldings but I don't want to have to go back and recreate something at the last minute. Next thing up was to put a coat of shellac on the panels and the edges of all the stiles and rails before I start the glue ups. I put some blue tape on the edges where glue will be applied. The first glue up was the lower section that has the three panels. When that dried I added the horizontal panels and top rail. After that came out of the clamps I used a flush trim bit and straight edge to trim just a fuzz off of the edges so the legs will set perfectly flush with the panel section. This section was 69" in length and after running the router along it its now 68 31/32"
  3. There is a list for that six forums above this one. 😀
  4. Yours didn't have the small screw that expands the barrel? https://www.wwgoa.com/video/installing-barrel-hinges-properly-003131/
  5. Lol. Well mostly I didn't have a lot of options as to where to put it. The two car garage is my shop but I still have family stuff in there too. Washer, Dryer, Freezer and Food Pantry. But the reality is that if they still had college football on the radio that is all I would need and there would be no TV, when there is no college ball I listen to music or podcasts.
  6. I enjoy college football so I finally added a small TV in the shop so I can have the games on in the back ground. You know you have most of the tools you need when you start adding things like this.
  7. I had a Jet lathe for about 18 months. I tried all sorts of things, bowls, spindles, table legs, I even made a baseball bat but non of it held my interest. For some reason the price of lathes really shot up during that time and I ended selling it for twice the price I paid for it new, to the first person that saw the ad. I used that money to help buy my Laguna bandsaw which I use ALLLL the time. It even sits in the same spot the lathe was in. And I have never missed the lathe.
  8. I am not a turner but every once in a while I run across something that is fascinating to watch. Some people can really think outside the box.
  9. I was out in the shop when I realized in talking about wood movement I failed to respond to some of your other questions. I don't know if you recall from Morris chair there was a top and bottom to the form for that arm laminations. Because of the length of this piece and the depth of the curve I thought that it would be a bit cumbersome during the clamping process to use something similar. Your do need some sort of caul or you will get bubbles in the lamination, so I went with some MDF kerfed about every 3/4" It worked real well. Every time I got on the stool I bumped my head on a light fixture. I finally got smart enough to raise the fixture up. Just like the nightstands I am using the existing queen bed for ideas so everything look like it sort of belongs together.
  10. Nothing wrong with educating ones self here and there. It may make me of service down the road to someone else. Also I saw a chart that showed the radial and tangential shrinkage of wood. Both were 4.6 percent radial and sepele was 7.4 tangential and poplar was 8.2. These numbers were from green to kiln dried. So I would think that seasonal movement would be a pretty tiny fraction of that.
  11. Well I am doing some research to see if I screwed the pooch on this one. We just don't see a lot of movement where I live. I don't work recklessly because of it, I still try to think about wood movement. I never thought about different species together. I did find this on Woodweb - Q. I am laminating three layers of 3/4" stock. Since only the exterior layers of the lamination are visible, I'm considering using poplar for the center. My question: is it all right to face glue different species in lamination? This piece will be placed in Tucson, Arizona. A. It is okay to laminate different species so long as the top and bottom are identical thickness and species. It is okay to laminate under any conditions if the MC will never change--it is only when the MC changes that the different shrinkage could (but not always) cause a little warp. - Professor Gene Wengert is Extension Specialist in Wood Processing at the Department of Forestry, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  12. I didn't think there would be a problem but the fact that you brought it up has me concerned. What comes to you mind?
  13. I started the bed on this project a few weeks back and it has been slow going for a few reasons. One even in retirement I only spend 4 or 5 hours a day in the shop because there are other things like reading the paper and drinking coffee. Second and more of an effect on this project is the size of it and the size of my shop. Building a king bed in a two car sized shop is a chore. At first I was thinking that I would build the foot board get it out of the way and then the head board. Then reality set in, first thing is there are two legs for the foot and two for the head board, also there are three raised panels on each and you are just asking for problems milling the foot board parts first and then trying to duplicate the set-ups when you start to work on the head board. Along with this there are stile and rail parts that are similar. This is a long way of saying I have parts stacked all over the shop and every time I want to us a tool there is something that needs to be moved. Needless to say this slows things down. I haven't been real diligent in my photo taking but here are some to catch you up. The first thing i did was a bent lamination for a piece that will be the top molding for the head board. I started here because I wanted to make the form, us it and then get it out of the way and out of the shop. I also want to use the finished molding to draw my shape on the panel that the molding will go on so they match up nicely. This was the finished molding, it is a little over an inch square. At the same time I started gluing up the legs. I used Poplar in the center and 4/4 sapele front and back. These are the foot board legs with the head board legs lurking in the background. Next I glued on a 1/8 inch thick veneer to hide the glue lines. Head board legs. Foot board legs. After this I worked on the raised panels, no work in process pictures just the final product. The end grain cove took a lot of hand sanding clear up to 400 to get it to look like the edge grain coving. I think they all came out pretty nice but I did give more attention to the head board panels (top) as far as matching up the grain to hide glue lines because when you walk into the room they will be more eye level. Each of the 6 panels is made up of three pieces. I am using floating tenons all around so next up I cut all my mortises in the foot board stiles and rails. The stiles were first using my mortising jig and a 3/8 up spiral bit. I cut them 1 1/2 inches deep. Now I don't want you all laughing at this next picture. The rails are 69 inches long and to cut the mortises in the ends I need to get my jig about 70 inches high. So I built a down and dirty platform 29 inches tall to clamp my jig to. I wasn't going to pay the current silly prices for some construction lumber ,but I did have a neighbor having their kitchen remodeled and I found a couple of scraps of 2 X 10 in his tear out pile that would work along with a couple of pieces of ply on my part. I had to stand on a stool. Then I made a bunch of tenon stock out of scraps. A dry fit of the foot board.
  14. Yea, I think I would do a frosted pattern that would create lines across the class that connected you maple inlays.
  15. R.I.P. Dusty Hill. Going to miss your bass playin'.
  16. Chet

    Boards

    Maybe you could hit the routed shapes and lettering with a propane or MAPP gas torch and then run it though the drum sander to clean up the edges to get them crisp looking again.
  17. I would use a round over bit in the router with a bearing. I myself would probably use a hand held router as apposed to the router table and have the bottom side of the table top up to do the work.
  18. So do I. Nice looking project so far.
  19. Chet

    Track Saws

    Good thought, didn't think of that.
  20. Not a bad idea. certainly would be a strong joint. I have seen this before, the first time was one of the big name woodworkers, can't remember who, they made their own dominos out of a wood that accentuated the project.
  21. Chet

    Track Saws

    I have the Festool TS 55 the smaller of the two corded saws. I think I would want to use a cordless version before committing to it. I would like to see how it felt balance wise compared to the one I have. Its probably just because I have the Festool but recently my neighbor bought a Mikita track saw and it seemed nice enough but it just felt different in the plunging action. I would imagine that if that was the only one you ever used it would be fine but I like my Festool. Just if you are interested I like having a 55 inch track and a 75 inch track instead of a long single track. I have the two bars that allow me to join then together if needed. They slide in on the bottom side with set screws to tighten them in place. There is no performance lose with this set up, you don't even feel the saw going over the joint of the two tracks. Its easier to find storage for two short tracks in my garage shop as apposed to one long one. The TS 55 has a depth of cut of 1-15/16" at 90° when using the track. I clamp the track on critical cuts but the track does a good job by itself.
  22. I ran a custom made heavy duty extension cord along my over head ducting for my DC to the right side of my table saw to power my DC which sits just to the right of my table saw. I just used zip ties every so often to hold it in place.
  23. No, they can slide some if you kick them or something like that. But with them being Yellow (I see now they went to Orange) you see them out of the corner of you eye. They have some weight to them but not so much that they stay put when kicked. But if they do slide the cord stays under and even with the fact that they can slide I still like that better then catching a cord with my toe and going down.
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