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  1. Hand tool cabinet build... finally!

    Got the tails cut out and started on the pins. I got one corner chiseled out. Not the best but certainly not the worst. I probably should have practiced. Not horrible for my second time cutting dovetails though. I think I will go back and re establish the line up just a little. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  2. Hand tool cabinet build... finally!

    I finally was able to get some more work done today. I got the reat of the pieces mapped out on my boards. I had just enough. Then I got the dovetails layed out and cut. I used a coping saw for the waste. I thinner blade would be nice. They turned out pretty well so far. My chisels are in dier need of sharpening so I'm done for the night. Don't like to hammer late anyways. Hopefully I will get them chiseled out tomorrow. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  3. Hand tool cabinet build... finally!

    Got a bolt in the fence handle today and started to cut the pieces for the cabinet. I must have miscalculated at some point and don't have enough wood. I have to go into town tomorrow anyways and will pick up another board. This cabinet is getting expensive. On a good side note, I am loving how the mahogany is looking. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  4. New Shop Underway....Part Deuce!

    I need some winding sticks. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  5. Hand tool cabinet build... finally!

    Stopped by ace tonight and got a few different length bolts. Went home on lunch and tried them out. A little long but it will work until the replacement part arrives. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  6. Hand tool cabinet build... finally!

    I was lucky and that piece came right out with a twist of my finger so no issue there. I'm going to run by ace and get a bolt for it in the mean time. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  7. Hand tool cabinet build... finally!

    Made some progress this week and also hit a huge snag on the hand tool cabinet First I ripped all the 8/4 mahogany down which went very smoothly. The boards did have some tension and cupped on me. I let them sit a few days and went to my wood store and had them joint the boards again. I planed them today. I jointed the edges and then started to rip some of the pieces down to find all dimension. The case will get hand cut dovetails. I got the case sides cut and as I moved my fence for the last adjustment for the sides, the hand snapped off. I contacted delta for a warranty replacement part. They approved it and will hopefully be here next week. Until then I can cut the sides to length and start those dovetails. Probably will take me all week anyways. Lol So right now I have a whole lot of beautiful mahagony just sitting there. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  8. What tools did you buy today?

    Good day today. Got my Gramercy hold fasts (super fast shipping), a Whiteside round over bit, and something else I don't want to show yet. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  9. Last year I purchased the hand tool cabinet plans from fine wood working. It was the only one i saw that hit all of the things I wanted in a cabinet. So last November r I purchased some mahagony for a hand tool cabinet and it has been in my garage ever since. I don't have a lot of band saw experience and attempted to resaw the top and bottom last month that. It went terribly. The blade went off track in the wood and I had to cut the blade. It was a 1/2" blade I believe. I purchased a 3/4" Laguna blade (non resaw king) a while ago and just had no time to start it. I planned to get it started and use a friend's large dovetail jig. He has no time for us to get together so I decided to start and hand cut these dovetails. This will only be my second time doing dovetails. Today I spent about 30 minutes before shift to get the band saw tuned and aligned to the 3/4" blade. I had time to cut one piece so I went for it. I resawed the shorter piece which will be the top and bottom. Amazingly it turned out perfect. I won't have time until Sunday to do the last two pieces (two sides and doors). For the door panels I will be resawing tiger wood. Should look really good with the mahagony. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  10. Bedroom remodel

    Time for the windows this past week. I have about 3/4" of an inch for a jamb on my windows. I had to basically rabbet each side and nail in a jamb separately as opposed to making one and placing it in. Once I figured out how to do that I was on my way. I got both windows done up to the point of filling nail holes and caulk. Love the way they turned out. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  11. What tools did you buy today?

    Won a festool forstner bit set from the wood whisperer. Slightly used. And got a sticker as well. Woot! These can be used at an angle unlike regular forstner bits.@chrisk Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  12. What does everyone use for a table saw blade?

    Very late to the party here. But I use two blades for the table saw. A 50 tooth Freud industrial combo blade and a 24 tooth thin kerf glue line rip Freud industrial. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  13. Learn me something new about routers

    Some machines you do want heavy. Those I want to be stationary. The Triton 3 hp router is just too big and bulku for my liking to be used as an everyday router. Their plunge mechanisms is different as well. There is no changing bases. They make a smaller 2.25 hp router as well. The DeWalt and Bosh routers are the same hp but one is taller than the other. I like the DeWalt as it has a detachable power cord which makes for easy storage. I tend to sway towards Bosch over DeWalt normally. If you haven't used a small trim router don't discount it for certain jobs. The one handed use and smaller base really allows to get work done quickly on smaller pieces. So much so that I want to buy the cordless Makita as well. That would put me up to 4 routers as a hobbyist 🤣 Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  14. Learn me something new about routers

    Well that depends. I have three routers. 1. Triton 3.25 hp. Ita big, bulky, and powerful. That's why it lives in the router table. The nice thing about the Triton's is they were designed to be used in a table with no lift needed. Just take out the spring and you are good to go. 2. DeWalt 2.25 hp with fixed and plunge bases. This covers my .5" collet bits when I need toove around. Not sure where you live but if you can use a harbor freight coupon at home Depot it comes in at $160. Even less if your store does the Menards 11% rebate too. 3. Makita compact router with plunge and fixed bases. .25" collet machine that I use to round over edges, chamfer and other work if I have the correct bit. The Bosch routers I have heard are excellent routers for under between $180 and $200. Makita sells a 2.25hp router with fixed and plunge base for around $230 Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  15. What tools did you buy today?

    That's how mine is right now and kinda hating it. I have always wanted a garage growing up for my truck. My truck has been inside once in the past few months. It'll be a while before it'll go back in. I have so much lumber on my side right now. I'll snap a pic here in a bit [emoji38] Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk