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  1. Well the kitchen was officially finished at 6:30 pm last night. It took 51 days and mostly with out surprises but there were a couple of things that added to the excitement. One was some water damage around the sink and dishwasher but I was expecting this as we had some dishwasher problems about three years ago and this required some subfloor replacement. The other was when the counter tops were installed I had to move the plumbing around under the sink to line up with the new drain locations and the way the new garbage disposal installed. This was no big deal, I just don't like plumbing.
    6 points
  2. Think I figured out what I wanted for at least one of the side middle cabinets ... Should hold my Milwaukee drill and its attachments, 6 containers, mainly for screws and then a row of sandpaper boxes. Also, added another shelf in the upper cabinets to help out with storage. Doors will be coming sometime soonish I hope. I think after my coffee table build I will wrap those up. Also, all the doors are now inset, just need pulls on them too. Fancy door stops 😛
    6 points
  3. Ever since I was young there was always 1 thing on the TV we as a family watched and that continues with my own family. That show was Jeopardy. With news of Alex Trabek’s passing this morning, it’s really the end of an era of my life. I don’t get to sentimental over someone’s passing outside of friends and family. Jeopardy will continue on with a new host, but just won’t be the same.
    5 points
  4. I sure need no frost until about Christmas in order to get the tomatoes safely into canning and on blt’s. Got the first coat of ARS on one side of the door today. Also got the holes drilled for the hardware. I made a jig for the mortise for the whatever you call it. Worked out great. Measured a dozen times and cut and routed once.
    5 points
  5. Well, after 10 weeks, we finally got the building permit and the slab forming will start tomorrow. Although the door won’t be installed for a couple of months, I got the itch to start back working on it. I took it to the glass company yesterday for them to measure for the panes as it will have tempered glass, if they measure wrong, they buy it. Today, I mortised out for the three hinges using an inexpensive jig from Amazon. It worked great and even came with a carbide bit with bearing, all for less than $15. The only down side of the jig is the thickness which allows fo
    5 points
  6. As I got into this more and remembering that it was to be painted, I lost more enthusiasm and didn’t take pics. So to close it out, here is the final product. Bottom drawer is not shut complete I see.
    5 points
  7. Started work on the doors and drawer fronts for the kitchen. Picked up 50 BdFt of maple cut all the stiles and rails for 23 doors and 5 drawer fronts. Did real well fitting everything in the lumber I bought, just a small pile of scraps (circled) and some of that is still usable lengths.
    5 points
  8. Well, to my surprise, I was able to get ALL of the torx screws out without any new purchases. I sprayed some WD40 on the screw that was giving me fits and amazingly it came out after some slight tapping on the torx bit. I have all new cutters in my 15" planer now and it cuts like it did when it was new. Thanks everyone for the responses.
    4 points
  9. We’re back in business! Chisel showed up, not really happy with the quality of it as the points of the chisel are not square to each other. I didn’t notice it right away but after I started sharpening it the points being out of wack showed up. Don’t think it will hurt much but still bothered me. Decided to give it a try instead of waiting for another chisel. Worked better than the first one! Well in that I mean it didn’t break. I did have to make a slight adjustment to my layout line to make everything center up. For some reason my template was a touch off on the width of the
    4 points
  10. You could start your own thread. 2 title suggestions. 1) Where on earth did Coop put it 2) I’m old and can’t remember where I put S**t. 😁😁
    4 points
  11. I have already started one of mine and figured I would post mine and we could all post what we end up making for Christmas as gifts ... like all those amazing reindeer and cutting boards etc etc. Just some simple tea candle holders .. took about 2 hours to make all these. Finished with a couple coats of shellac
    4 points
  12. now for last night and todays activity ... Got my ARS on wiped on and ready for spraying ... Love my dutch door, this is how I run the spray gun for finishing. Then, you know, plugging Kev's amazing shirt ... No he did not pay me for this amazing promotion he is receiving 😛 Checking out the final coat of spray finish, I put 3 on there.
    4 points
  13. I wasn't sure where to put this so I'll put it here and see if it gets moved 😉 It's more construction than it is "Woodworking", so to speak. As mentioned in my introduction post, I intended to drop a Shed-to-Shop building. I still do plan to do that but a few things have prevented getting it done up to this point in time. This is a tour of the 1924 Brick Schoolhouse I live in (it's on my brother's property - 19 acres in Mid-Missouri West). This first pictures are how I received it after my niece moved out. Note the painting up on the loft partition wall. First [copied fr
    4 points
  14. Just an update.. The website is now running on the new server so, we are making progress! I wanted to do our testing with that site before trying to move this one. Good positive steps!
    4 points
  15. Here is a few pics of proof to show I haven’t just been goofing off
    4 points
  16. Y’all are right, I tend to over complicate things. Same space but are now up off the floor with no modifications to the sleds. Thanks
    4 points
  17. It came in the mail today. This is a big saw I’ve got a couple 12” saw so I didn’t think much about going to a 14”. Man this thing is huge holding it against my LN. I do have to say that it is very nimble for its size. With the few cuts I’ve made with it so far the extra length really helps it want to cut straight. Now cutting plumb is taking so getting use to the weight helps it fly thru the cut but the smallest grip pressure throws it off vertically. Luckily it’s to the waste side for me. The horns on the handle fit perfectly to my hand. The handle is thinner than me LN but the hump an middl
    4 points
  18. This is a question in my wheelhouse since respiratory protection is part of what I do in the day job! Ultimately, it depends on what you're spraying. To start, I'll break down the different terms.. HEPA - This is a particulate filter mostly used for dust but, will work for larger droplets as well. Commonly referred to as a P100. Organic Vapor - This is a charcoal filter to filter VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). In short, you can't smell the stinky stuff Acid Gas - This is more of an industrial filter not normally needed in a wood shop. Perhaps if you were fuming a
    3 points
  19. I met and purchased a couple of tools from the Author of Tool Crib: A woodworking primer for young folks - Matthew J. Lepper the other day. I had no idea who he was when I saw some great looking hand planes on Craigslist or Facebook - I don't remember which now. The ad had two hand planes in it, this one or one just like it and a smaller block plane. I had asked the attendant If I could get a discount on the plane I did buy. She called the consignee and coincidentally, he was on his way in to the second hand consignment store (real deal, living what he writes 😃) I
    3 points
  20. Looks great Chet. The counter tops are really nice. It’s amazing the transformation from the old, and it looks bigger without the older dark cabinets. Drew, you may want to tell the wife it will take longer, then when you get it done faster you will get more brownie points.
    3 points
  21. amazing work!! Corian is way better than the tile tops before 🙂 51 days eh? Thats quite the effort getting all this done. My wife has a redo of the kitchen cabinets on her list too! I will show her this and let her know this was 51 days and no big issues ... great way to level set its not a week project 😛
    3 points
  22. Got started on the back slat tenons, lot of short little cuts to be made with the bottom tennon being angled added a little bit to the process. Made a lot of test cuts to get it dialed in. Was a little tricky getting them just right as with the angle it made it a challenge to measure. Had to make the final shoulder cut by hand. Used bevel gauge and a knife to mark it out then just nibble away at it with the chisel. With 3 slats per chair this process will take a little time. One side all cleaned up. Did get the parts to this chair all finished sanded and dry fit. Really
    3 points
  23. Very happy! Yeah I don’t think I’ll make that self imposed deadline. Maybe by Christmas 🤪 Did get to spend most of today out in the shop 😀 Getting back to work on the chairs has put me back in a good mood. Have been mad at the world for the last couple of weeks. The shoe rail was the first matter of business today.....it has a bevel on the top 3 edges and a curve on the bottom side. First bevel was pretty straight forward with a easy rip on the tablesaw and a light pass over the jointer to take the saw marks out. Made a template for the bevels on the si
    3 points
  24. Lol you can call me whatever ya like! My being a cheap ass has cost me a lot of money. Why do it right the first time when you can do it cheap and do it twice.
    3 points
  25. While the glue dries on my other coffee table project (new journal coming for that one) I figured it was time I could make some quick updates. I needed to get the cabinets inset, as that is what the hingers are even though they sold them under an overlay name ... all good just a couple trips to the table saw and my trusty new panel sled 🙂 I needed 28 1/2 ... I think the sled is good to go! I only got to 1 door before lunch time, still need to work on fitting the door a little more but it is in there and looks way better ... well it will once adjusted to the reveals neede
    3 points
  26. Yep. Out of ignorance I didn’t think it would be this tough haha. Always learning and definitely jumped out of the comfort zone. I like to test myself and dive right in ... sometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s a glorious explosion of wrong 🙂 here is a staged photo inside ... looks good inside
    3 points
  27. To your point #3 Kev ... Mark (Wood Whisperer) and Jay Bates made videos on shop air filters and the one he runs and what it actually does: Take a look at those, they may be able to handle a few of your questions too.
    3 points
  28. now that we can post again ... here is everything to get caught back up. All together and done with gluing finally haha ... A few legs slipped out of place somehow and cause some wobble when standing. Guess I should have gone with exact dominoes and not the middle looseness ones. Lesson learned. So I built me a panel sled based off Kev's video for a refresher .. I got these runners off another FB page, 3D printed so I figured I would try them out. Had them for a year + now waiting on building some sleds. GREAT fit, just small, so I needed 2 of them.
    3 points
  29. So we are pushing just about 3 gigs to the server, my co-webdeveloper was trying to push it from his house with dsl and his dsl kept going down during the upload currently the new server has 50Mbps both ways but his dsl is about 3MBps we have already copied over the main site and the store to the new domain, we have been working closely with invision to get the forum moved over correctly. Really dont want to loose members over this.
    3 points
  30. I like the groove as well. However I would be cheating on that glue up by using a pinner to tack in the smaller pieces, then clamping. You have a lot more patience than I.
    3 points
  31. Hi 👋, Are we allowed to recognize my Marine Corps 245th Birthday? I bought one of these in honor of the day... The best design I think I've ever seen. Happy Marine Corps 245th Birthday, everyone! You're welcome! 👍😉 For the record, I don't play the "my branch is better than your branch" game. I love all of our Warfighters! Ours and our Allies. I can't thank them enough, even though I try with every service member or veteran I meet. **I've been doing it since well before 9/11** 👋, RR
    3 points
  32. I'll go ahead and lock this topic now.. I'm sure we all have very strong opinions for one side or the other but, this is not the place to hash them out.
    3 points
  33. got everything routed ... Doesnt look horrible and it fixed the problem. However, probably not something I would do again haha. The look just isnt for me... Maybe it will grow on me ?? haha
    3 points
  34. going for the v groove cut today ... sanded everything yesterday and after 4 hours I was worn out haha. A lot more hand sanding that I was expecting. Will get some pics of this wonderful adventure 🙂 Then I will start gluing up everything, but pretty sure that is going to be another slow process as I can do it half and half or anything. Pretty much have to go leg by leg due to the design. Should be interesting haha!
    3 points
  35. Uh bud! On a Woodworking forum you need to fudge a bit and say you came home teetotaly friggin drunk instead of you were mopping the floors! 😀 Just messin with ya!
    3 points
  36. I was mopping the floor and was trying to save the bucket from spilling. I wasn’t successful at that either. 🤔
    3 points
  37. Wow! That door came to life! Perfect color match throughout! The guys are spot on, that door belongs on the front of your house. Nice job bud!
    3 points
  38. After taking some time off earlier this month, I decided its time to get back at it .. Got all the parts cut out roughly ... Blue Tape trick worked like a dream!! Then to sand to get it closer to the template and less routing needed ... nothing a little 40 grit paper cant take care of 🙂
    3 points
  39. My biggest concern on this venture was the twist in the door. That it would not shut firmly. With a YouTube video search, running diagonal strings from opposing corners of point of contact, will give the results. So far, mine is co-planer, if that’s the correct verbiage. In other words, looks pretty damn goo so far!
    3 points
  40. Wonky Delivery! 😂 I started on the window insulation trim and this task jumped up on the priority list. I realize it isn't much but, I have to keep the landlord happy 😀. A while back, when I first started getting deliveries here, it was suggested I devise a way that my deliveries arrive at my domicile and not the main house. I threw something together. It's lasted more than a year even though nothing about it was protected. This one is different. One thing is the same, they were both made from horribly disfigured wood. This sign board (3/4" plywood) is badly warped. The 1x2 tr
    3 points
  41. Jamie: honey I don’t think you need that. wife: remember the comment you made about me to your ww friends on that forum your on non stop Jamie: Oh Sh*t, why don’t you get 2
    3 points
  42. Thanks! Yeah it’s nice to have them out there, she doesn’t mind helping either which is nice. Saves me a lot of steps chasing parts. She is having a hay day with all the little offcuts, gluing them into all sorts of things!
    3 points
  43. After cutting the tenons I nipped off some of the excess on the shoulders so when running them on the table saw the off cut would have some room to no bind in the blade. Used the miter gauge to cut the rest of the tenons, using the fence of the saw as the reference point. Lot of setups with the offset tenons. But the nice thing is with all the chair parts is that your not doing the setup for one cut, get to make at least 8 with each one. Without moving the fence all the cuts were made on the tenons. Cleaned up the excess material on the bandsaw. Leaving m
    3 points
  44. Quite a bit of progress since my last post. Started out drum sanding all the parts to final thickness. I planned them down to 1/16 of final dimension. The drum sander I have isn’t overly powerful so took quite a few passes. Started with 120 grit then 150 and a final pass with 220. This is the first time I ever used 220 grit on the drum sander. Hoping it will save some time when it comes to finish sanding. I ordered in some new rolls from industrial abrasives website and have to say I was really pleased. They offer them pre cut for my machine. Had the paper 2 days after ordering. Had a
    3 points
  45. A bunch of boring hours later all the stiles and rails are the same thickness and width.
    3 points
  46. Nah he has plenty of time 😁
    2 points
  47. I will post a couple of before and after pictures but I am not taking a lot of pictures along the way, I just sort of have my head down trying to finish before Thanksgiving.
    2 points
  48. Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps and thanks to all who have and still serve. Semper Fi
    2 points
  49. There's videos for mine but, if I were in a smaller shop and didn't have the room for my configuration, I think @Woodenskye (Bryan)'s solution is generally the best option. I would construct a rack that fit in that section to hold the sleds but, also get enough drawer storage for all the other things that go with the TS.. Dado, Inserts, wrenches, push sticks, ect... The way I design stuff like that is to take everything that needs to live there and start laying out designes around what I need to store.
    2 points
  50. Thats real nice Coop and way nicer then the one in the picture. That dresser behind it looks like you copied Kev's drawer front design. 😃
    2 points
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