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    What tools did you buy today?

    Ordered the Incra aluminum router plate with mag lock rings. Seems nice and heavy duty. Also ordered a template to make my life easy. I thought I was going to have to drill a hole for the above table adjustment but I guess not. The only issue is that it is on the back right and not the front lest like the kreg plate. This rotates the router. If I don't like it this way I'll rotate it and drill a hole where it won't be so close to the fence. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    What tools did you buy today?

    I've been contemplating buying this. Since I am getting a 1931 Ford model AA I'll need to grease the fittings a lot. I don't have any DeWalt tools though. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Modern Storage bed build

    The storage bed is finally finished and my 4 year old loves it. I originally planned to get it finished last month but some shop upgrades slowed the build down a little. The rear drawers will be used for long term storage. The bed completes the set for my son. The set consisted of a bed, chest of drawers, night stand, and hamper. Instead of using drawer pulls on the drawers I routed in a handle pull like on the hamper. This does two things. 1. It ties the hamper and bed together and 2. It keeps my kids from ripping the handles off, skinning their shins, or using them as steps. Overall I'm happy with how the bed turned out. The drawers slide easily and my son can get in and out without much issue. He will hit a growth spurt shortly I'm sure anyways. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Modern Storage bed build

    For those that don't follow me on Instagram...why not? My name is @r2_woodworking. I have been building a storage bed to match the modern chest of drawers and night stand that I built for my oldest son. This build has taken longer than I wanted due to holidays, weather, new shop upgrades, and broken garage heater. I am finally on the home stretch. Here is what has happened do far. I wasn't able to find plans online for what I wanted so I got dimensions from an Ana white plan and heavily modified them to fit my needs. The frame is cherry with the panels being air dried walnut. These panels are not resawn and are different boards but almost have a resawn look to them. The head and foot boards were put together with Domino's. Grooves we're cut with a router table for the panels. Next was to make the boxes for the bed to sit on to and the drawers to go in. Plywood and pocket holes fit this need perfectly. The drawers will be flush with the frame so I had to make a face frame. The top of the face frame will hold the bed in. Pocket holes were used again to make the frame and attach it to the boxes. The boxes are essentially the frame and need to sit on something to distribute the weight of the bed. I made the kick out of cherry to keep it all matching. Pocket holes again hid all of the attachment points. The head and foot boards will hide the butt joints. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    What tools did you buy today?

    I was thinking 15mm after I posted. Thanks for the clarification! [emoji106] Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    What tools did you buy today?

    I might be wrong but I think mft tables use a different size dog hole, 5/8" maybe, most are 3/4" dog holes. So keep that in mind if you make the dog holes in your bench. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Modern Storage bed build

    First coat of General Finishes Enduro var is on. I used my Fuji semi pro 2 to spray it. I have never used this finish before and this is my second project using the sprayer so I actually went over everything with a foam brush. I left the parts that wouldn't be seen with a spray finish only. I'll compare and see if the brush is needed. so far so good. Here is a pic of the headboard. I ended up doing the head boards and foot boards by hand only. No room left in the spray booth. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    What tools did you buy today?

    3/4 of my Instagram giveaway came in today and I got more than I thought! I was supposed to get 2 24" and 2 48" clamps. I stead I got 4 of each! The other package of 48" clamps decided to stay in Chicago a little longer apparently. Thanks Jet and William Patrick Customs!! Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    What tools did you buy today?

    Follow up to a previous post of mine. I got the colliflower zero clearance insert in. Very nice piece [emoji108] Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Modern Storage bed build

    Drawers are done with sanding. I planed the face frame to the pillars of the head and foot boards. Up next is to sand the everything. I also made some much needed f style clamp racks. The larger ones were in my parallel clamp rack and it wasn't designed for them. I am getting more clamps thanks to William Patrick customs via Instagram I won some jet parallel clamps. So these needed a new home. Not all of my smaller clamps are in the rack as they are currently being used. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Modern Storage bed build

    Drawers are all fit and and am currently sanding them. I did a partial sand after doing the rough plane so this won't take too long. I will need to plane the face frame to the posts and sand them as well. My plan is to put a coat of finish on Monday night. Rubbed one of the faces with mineral spirits to get a glimpse of the walnut awesomeness. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Garage Heater suggestions/ideas/advice

    I have a 240v heater attached to my ceiling. One of our officers is an electrician so he hardwired it for me. Works pretty well. King model I got from Menards. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Modern Storage bed build

    Currently I am fitting the drawers to the frame. I made runners and slides on the table saw. I had to build up pieces in the frame to accept the runners. To flush up the box joints I used my hand planes to plane the fronts and sides. They are currently "rough" planed. That is they are all smooth but not flush to the frame. I will go over them again once all of the runners are in and glued and plane the faces flush to the frame and plane the sides, top, and bottoms to give an even reveal. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Modern Storage bed build

    With the frame parts essentially done it was time for the drawers. I got the continuous grain pattern I wanted and mapped out the box joints I wanted. I cut the box joints on the band saw. Somehow I messed up on the second set and cut on the wrong side of the line....for all of the drawers. Luckily when I trimmed the drawers to fit I had slivers of the walnut. I sanded them down on the drum sander and cut small pieces for patches. This turned out pretty well. Not perfect but these will be at shin level and no one will know. After getting the drawer glued together #clampchamp I made a jig to router out a handle Instead of using a metal handle. I figured a handle that stuck out would hit a shin or get damages when used as a step. The routed out handle matches the handle I made for the hamper I made so it ties all of the pieces together. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Modern Storage bed build

    Pic set #2 Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    What tools did you buy today?

    Thanks. I know I will enjoy using it. I have the mirka pads in the 5" and planned to get them again as I can get them locally. I thought of trying out klingspor paper. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    What tools did you buy today?

    Picked up the Bosch 6" ROS65VC. HD had it as a deal of the day for $159 regularly $229. Amazon had it the same price plus the $20 off over $100 purchase. I've been wanting this sander for a long time. Tried it out today and holy crap is it powerful. Such a difference over my 5" festool and Bosch. The larger disc is nice but the power alone will make Sanding jobs go faster. Now I just need pads. It only came with one 120 grit. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Thoughts on cheap plus SawStop?

    Some people want to buy their forever tool sooner rather than later. A table saw will last you for decades. A more consumable tool like a sander, router, or jig saw get many upgrades throughout the years or just don't last as long. Some tools are worth buying a better tool for. Table saws is one of them. For example unisaws or powermatic table saws from the 50s are still in use or like my drill press and jointer from the 40s and 50s. Cheaper tools or hand power tools aren't in use. Also safety is a big factor. If it was the for the deal I got on my saw stop I would still have my delta contractor saw. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    What tools did you buy today?

    Here you go Chris. I bought mine from infinity tools because I found a $10 coupon code plus free shipping. https://www.infinitytools.com/sawstop-zero-clearance-throat-plate-with-two-inserts-4706 Colliflower has a ton of throat plates for miter saw and table saws. http://www.colliflower-zci.com/ Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    What tools did you buy today?

    Lie Nielsen chisels. 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, and 1/2" fishtail chisel. Cauliflower sawstop zero clearance throat plate. Made from aluminum with removable inserts so you don't have a bunch of throat plates. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    What tools did you buy today?

    Very lightly used 1.75hp pcs. I got the industrial base and switched out the pcs base that came with it. The previous owner made an outfeed table that comes off and folds up. A cross cut sled, 2 regular brake cartridges, 1 dado cartridge, and a dado throat plate came with it. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    New Shop Underway....Part Deuce!

    Awesome! Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    New Shop Underway....Part Deuce!

    Looks like my garage [emoji16]. Btw....is the new baby going to be a bit or girl? Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    How to price furniture plans?

    Plans are an easy sell. They are a do once and can continue to profit. As far as pricing that is up to what you want. Do you want to sell 10 plans at $20 or 20 plans at $10? I am more apt to place a cheap plan in my cart or multiple as opposed to buying a high prices plan. If you look around at a lot of YouTube maker plans they range from free to $20. The more popular plans like Jay Bates workbench and miter station are $20 but diy Tyler's miter station is $5 or $10. I can't remember but I had bought it. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    What tools did you buy today?

    Thanks Chris. I'm really stoked about it. Now I'll have to switch back to car and grease mode after it gets here[emoji16]. I will definitely need to power through my next few furniture projects. What's awesome in this whole thing is that I took a random week of vacation this year in July when we did our shift sign up last month. I found out on Christmas Eve that they were selling me the truck. I looked earlier this month and the truck show that we always took it to is the same week as my vacation. Too much of a coincidence! Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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