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    What tools did you buy today?

    Lol. Penny stuff is super rare these days. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    What tools did you buy today?

    They might be discounted elsewhere. These were at my local store. They have been in the rafters by the air compressor tools for I don't know how long. Since they were so far away from the lawn and garden it is probably why it got to 01. Status. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    What tools did you buy today?

    Scored a couple $.01 brushless blower kits [emoji16] 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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    Guild modern chest of drawers and nightstand

    Finished! Three coats of arm r seal (2 semi gloss and 1 satin). Finished by wet sanding with 600 grit and buffed with paste wax and 0000 steel wool. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Guild modern chest of drawers and nightstand

    Guess who put the last coat of poly on today? That's right...this guy! Soooo close! Will wet sand and wax this weekend. Still need to shampoo the floor before moving the furniture in anyways. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Guild modern chest of drawers and nightstand

    Makeshift spray booth. I used the rails of the garage doors for the spray booth. It worked out really well using spring clamps. I initially tried to spray general finishes Enduro var but then I realized the can says to not use on sanding sealer. [emoji17]. Luckily this was my first time spraying with the Fuji semi pro 2 hvlp and I only started on the bottom side of one drawer. After deciding it wouldn't work, I switched to arm r seal. This worked much better. I applied a coat to one drawer, the chest of drawers, and the nightstand. If I was thinking I could have done another drawer. Oh well. I definitely preferred the Enduro var to the arm r seal for spraying...mist wise. The Enduro var was just cleaner. The arm r seal sprayed great but just messier overall. I do have some runs that will hopefully sand out but we shall see. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    What tools did you buy today?

    Very cool of you. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    What tools did you buy today?

    Got my freak from Bosch today. Brushoess w a 6.3amp core battery. Battery size comparison. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Woodworking benches

    I purchased Jay Bates' woodworking bench plans this week and plan to build it in the near future. It is simple design and will suit my needs with some room to grow with add on vices if needed. I want a leg vise for sure and maybe a tail vise for use with dog holes later. I plan to use the bench on rockler type castors where it will drop the base onto the floor. What woodworking benches do you guys have? Anyone want to do a bench build? I am not sure yet on what material I want to use. There is a sale at my woodshop this weekend for 15-20% lumber which might make it doable out of maple, ash,or something else. What do you guys recommend or what are yours made out of? Here is the link to Jay's article on the bench. http://jayscustomcreations.com/2016/01/build-a-woodworking-workbench/
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    Guild modern chest of drawers and nightstand

    Had to fix some tear out on the top right front joint of the chest of drawers. I chiseled it smooth then glued a patch on. After the glue dried I planed and sanded it smooth. While not a perfect repair job it is definitely better than missing wood. Today I also put sanding sealer on the night stand and chest of drawers. All that's left is to sand it and apply the coats of finish. I am going to spray them with general finishes Enduro var. It's a water based poly that is supposed to give the appearance of an oil based poly. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Guild modern chest of drawers and nightstand

    Everything is sanded and the drawers got sanding sealer put on. I am attempting to fox some tear out on the front top of the chest of drawers. I used a chisel to get it pretty flat. I then glued a piece of scrap wood onto it. That is where it currently is at. I will then chisel it and plane it smooth. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Woodworking benches

    Drilled dog holes into my workbench. I used the layout based off of Shannon Rogers recommendation. I put a slight round over on the holes. I also made a hole in one of the legs for the veritas quick clamp. I made the hole deeper than needed and then using a hole saw I made a plug. I drilled a hole for a magnet and pressure fit it into the plug. I then super glued the plug in. This allows for very easy removal and placing it back. http://www.renaissancewoodworker.com/guide-to-workbench-dog-hole-placement/. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Miter station build

    While not directly part of the miter station it is right above it. I added some grizzly tools lumber racks to the garage today. One above the miter station. The second one replaced my previous lumber rack. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Miter station build

    I have been in dire need of a miter station for I don't know how long now. With building my hand tool cabinet I had to move my miter saw to the other bench. Well that just isn't working. There is no dust collection besides the shop vac hose and the Bosch has miserable DC to begin with so it really isn't any help. With my limited space I needed to put my drill press in the miter station as well. That presented some design issues that needed to be addressed. I think I have them worked out though. Since I haven't taken the time to learn SketchUp or fusion 360 yet, I draw out all of my plans. This make me actually math sometimes which is fine. Don't judge my super sweet drafting skills. Thanks miter station will be 104" wide. Ill have slightly over 6' to the right and 2.5' to the left. To the left of the miter station is 3 more feet to the wall. I currently store my planer flip top cart there. There is also a door there. So if a longer space is really needed I can just open the door. The bottom right will be open as that is my crawl space access. It works out for me anyways as I keep the shop vac and air compressor there. Nothing should change there. It will have 4 spaces for drawers. They won't be super wide as I won't have the space. I think they come out to 11", 11.5", and 14.5" wide, plus whatever the final saw space needed is. Yesterday I went and bought three sheets of 3/4" maple plywood. I had one already at home. This will get me the carcass construction and base top at least. I haven't figured out a drawer layout so that will come later. I might keep some of it open for cutoff storage. Today I started to break down the plywood. I broke two down at 24"x36.25". I had maple veneer left over from the armoire build and used it to veneer the front faces. [emoji16] My current bench is 37" and I like the height. I'm 6'1" so it measures out pretty nicely. I used my kreg jig and drilled the holes out for two of the cabinets. I got one of them assembled today before the gym and work. I'll put the other one together tomorrow. If I had a Makita oil impulse impact I would do it after work tonight lol. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Guild modern chest of drawers and nightstand

    Chest of drawers and night stand update. I planed the case smooth at the joints and then planed the drawer fronts to the case front. I also installed the drawer runners prior to planning the drawer front down. I sanded to 120 so far to give myself a good surface to measure for the drawer pulls. I drilled for those today and installed the pulls for now. Up next is more sanding to 180 or 220. I also need to fix a small chip out on the front rail that occurred when planing. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    What tools did you buy today?

    Lee valley veritas goodness today. Bench dogs, planing stop, and Wonder dog. Veritas tools are so we'll made. You do yourself a disservice if you don't consider them first. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    What tools did you buy today?

    New lumber racks. Grizzlies version of the portamate. $26 plus shipping each. Half the price of portamate. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    New Shop Underway....Part Deuce!

    Congrats @chrisk! Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Miter station build

    Drill drawer update. My drill bit/12v drill storage is atrocious and I need to get it organized. I made a "simple" holder for the drills/impacts/batteries/and attachments for the flexiclick. Turned out alright. They still fit tight. I originally had them facing downward but it was too tall for the drawer that way. If I was going to do it this way I would have used the next size up in forstner bit. Oh well. I'll hit it with sand paper and a rasp. Next was the forstner bits. Half of my bits we're in a case and the rest were still on the blister packs. Those of course do not store well. Using another piece of scrap plywood I cut it to width and then made a grid. I then laid out the pieces with approximate equal spacing. Much faster than mathing it all out. Last was the bit storage for the self centering bits, countersink bits, and plug cutters. I had a good spot on the right side of the drawer for this. I elevated the holder for easier access and replacement of the bits. I made another grid and drilled an 8mm hole (just bigger than the 1/4" shank) and drilled out my spacing. I drilled more than needed so I can add more pieces and move things around if needed. There was a lot of tear out even with the Brad point bits I was using. Overall I am MUCH happier with how this turned out. I had been scratching my head for the longest time about a solution to the drawer. I got everything back in except for the milescraft drill guide. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    What tools did you buy today?

    Bosch 3/8" impact wrench. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Guild modern chest of drawers and nightstand

    The last drawer is currently in glue up. I planed and sanded some of the drawer joints. Didn't turn out too bad. I didn't get some of the bottom cherry sides pushed in all the way so there was a decent amount of planing there. Overall happy so far. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    It’s been awhile

    howdy
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    Router/trimmers

    i doubt any will fit. routers usually have their own design for raising and lowering the router in the base.
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    Guild modern chest of drawers and nightstand

    Simple fix to a dumb mistake. I managed to move my marking gauge when I did the scribe line on the nightstand drawers. This made the sides short of the face of the fronts. To make this a simple fix I got the depth needed for my router bit from the recess on the front. Then I used a marking gauge to sever the word on the back side. I then took the router and routed out the wood needed to make the sides flush with the front. This worked amazingly well and took no time at all. I also got all of the drawer bottoms cut. I started to sand and sanded all of the interiors of the drawers. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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