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    Bedroom remodel

    A few years ago my wife painted an accent wall behind our bed a lightish blue color. The rest of the walls were a tanish brown. She hated it and we just never got around to changing it. Last year she mentioned a ship lap wall of some sort. She couldn't decide on how rustic it should be. Decided on not rustic but able to see some wood grain due to the rest of the furniture not being rustic at all. To keep the cost down I decided to do a faux shiplap wall with 1/4" plywood. Painted the wall behind it white and used Brad nails with trim adhesive to attach the boards. It came out very well. The stain was kind of a pain to get what my wife wanted. I tried white wash and it wasn't white enough for her. Ended up spreading solid deck stain thin and she liked it. Topped it off with a few coats of water based poly. I trimmed the wall with poplar boards and had a seem in the middle of the wall. My father in law has a cnc and I asked him to cnc me a square with an "R" in it. I put a bottom lip on it and it is kind of like a key stone for the wall. Ill get a pic of it later. Of course with the new wall the old trim and color just weren't going to do anymore. We eventually dedicided on our house color which is a true navy blue color. Painted the walls and painted new mission style trim. This also led to us wanting new doors. We had the standard 6 panel door and they were original to the house. I decided to make my own trim as well. This was pretty easy and really like how it is turning out. I got the doors installed earlier this week and got the doors trimmed today. The top still needs to be attached as I needed to get the sides done first to get the correct width for the overhangs and paint the edges. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    What tools did you buy today?

    You're going to like it. I use mine quite often. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Deck staining project

    In the middle of staining my deck. Here is what I have done so far. With rain all day yesterday I went be able to stain again until at least tomorrow. Process so far: 1. Spray with Benjamin Moore deck cleaner 2. Scrub and pressure wash 3. Fix any screws 4. Sand with 150 grit with my orbital sander 5. Sand with 220 grit with my orbital sander 6. Took off railing and boards by the house and stained them brown 7. Painted the railings white (2 coats) 8. First coat of brown is on I plan to finish the first coat tomorrow as well as putting the second coat of what I have already done. The white is Sherwin Williams siding stain in extra white (white trim is extra white paint). The brown is moonlit mahogany Cabot Gold. Wife and I are loving how it is time ing out so far. Hopefully finish pics will be up sometime next week. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
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    What tools did you buy today?

    Picked up some Yost parallel clamps. I have some bessys and jets. I rank this with the jets. The heads don't slide down like the older bessys. The handle turns to get more clamping pressure. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    What tools did you buy today?

    My veritas low angle smoother came in today. It's supposed to be a blemished plane. I can't find any sort of blemish on it. Also got some tool wax and a 14 degree guide. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    What tools did you buy today?

    Few good stuff today. My "blemished" veritas router plane. Found a very small casting defect in the cast iron. I'll take the defect for the discount. My low angle smoother will be here later this week. Amana 80th table saw blade. Never used Amana before from tools today com. Seems nice. Doesnt say where it is made though. Lee valley portable light. Bought this to use at the band saw and drill press. Runs on 3 AA batteries. Super bright. Also got a Makita 28th ripping blade for my track saw. No pics though. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Any good deals for tomorrow?

    Lee valley cyber monday sale. Hoping to get a hand plane or two. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Just a little staircase I ran across...

    That is pretty neat. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Looking for a planer

    Nothing wrong with the 734. I have one and it works great. If you help support the material on the in feed and out feed you won't get any snipe. I have seen no indication that it will be discuntinued. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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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
  13. 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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