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  1. rrich1

    What tools did you buy today?

    Never heard of florip. I'd love to own some blue spruce stuff....someday. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    What tools did you buy today?

    Picked up a drum sander today and I'm pretty stoked. Came with a mobile base. There was a pneumatic accessory spindle that attaches to the side included as well. Also came with 4 new 120 grit and 2 new 80 grit rolls of paper. Not bad for $220. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Guild modern chest of drawers and nightstand

    2hrs of jointing and planing and everything pretty much looks the same...ugh. up next is cutting to length and starting the mortises. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  4. I started my son's chest of drawers and night stand today. These will match the hamper I made in back in March. It will be a cherry frame with walnut sides and drawer fronts. I didn't get a pic of all the wood and me trying to figure out which pieces will come from what boards. From the 8/4 boards I figured out the best layout that would yield me the best excess material. A few cuts got a little close so hopefully I meet all of my dimensions. After layout, which took forever, I cut the pieces out on the bandsaw. I wanted to leave as few pieces as possible so that I wouldn't be wasting wood off the bat but I decided to cut each piece out. Doing this I should eliminate any surprising twist after I let these sit for a day. Wood stress usually happens when cutting thick boards so hopefully if any movement happens it occurs now and not after final dimensioning. Pic of the hamper for example. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    What tools did you buy today?

    Went to woodcraft this week up in Woodridge and picked up a a few rasps and a Japanese dovetail saw. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Cordless rotary tool opinions

    I have the Bosch 12v rotory tool and it has been great. Bosch owns Dremel do all of their accessories fit. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Built from scrap plywood from work

    Nice functional caddies. Good job. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Simple Wal it cross

    Made a simple Wal it cross as a thank you gift. Build/milling time was probably around 1.5hrs. that included figuring out the right dimensions. The top edges are chamfered and I really like where the two pieces meet. They are connected via a half lap joint. It will be hinges using a key hole slot. It was the first time I got to use my new touch mark from my branding iron. The touch mark is an abbreviated mark of the full design. The R2 stands for my initials. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Miter station build

    So what do I do? I adjust the tape measure [emoji849]. I believe it's good now. I made the holders for the nail guns. Not super happy with them but they will work. I'll round over the edges. Up next is the nail holders themselves. Still need to come up with a design for it though. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Miter station build

    I think that will work! No adjustment needed. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Miter station build

    Third door done. I basically did a prototype for the hammers to see if I would like it or not. The top has a 1/2" piece of plywood attached. So far so good. If I do another one I'll be sure to put them at a slight upward angle. Getting things up off workbenches and into cabinets and finding a home is a very good thing. Less clutter. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Miter station build

    Perfectly acceptable. Good thing you aren't here to turn it on then. 🤣 Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Miter station build

    My actual drill press is a 1948 craftsman 100 that I restored. I used a milescraft accudrill mate to finish off the holes the drill press couldn't reach. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Miter station build

    Very happy with the last days progress! First I got all of the handles finished and installed. I put finish on the stop block system as well. All I need to do is put the tape on. I'm slacking on that because I want to do it right even though I have a way to adjust the stop block. Tonight I made the router accessories sliding door insert. I think I have room to grow [emoji23]. The extra holes allows me to get more bits but also space them out to make it easier to pull the bits out. They are snig in there. I might round over the holes. Then I will sand and apply poly. I'll glue in the dowels for the collets after it's finished. *Note to self....move up drill press table in the list of shop projects to be built.* The drill press couldn't reach all of the holes so I used my milescraft drill press to finish the job. Worked great. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Miter station build

    Handles are on. They still need to be sanded and poly out on. I ended up not putting the last coat of poly on the drawers. I'll do it when I do the handles. I ended up going through the front of the handles. The pull out work surface was right on the line from the back side. This way they all match and match the sliding doors. I need to start thinking of my storage. I still have the inside of the door completely empty. Not sure if I am going to do shelves or more drawers. I haven't used my hvlp yet and might see if it will fit in there. With the door it should help to keep from it getting dirty. I need drill bit storage help. Right now they are just thrown in there and that just isn't going to g to cut it. Half of my forstner bits don't have a case and none of my Brad point bits do either. My countersink bits package is irritating so that also needs to go. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk