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  • Birthday 01/27/1971

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    Woodworking and hanging with my family.

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    John
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    Michigan
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    Lab Technician

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  1. Hey everyone. Sorry I haven't added to this in quite a while. Summer got super busy and the garage is about half finished. I have an 8 foot table that I've started and need to finish in the next couple weeks. After that, I'm all in on the garage project. One update I will share though. The 8-foot by 8-foot storage cabinet had to be cut down to a smaller width. I forgot to look up when I was making them. I have an attic access ladder that when dropped down into place landed right in the cabinet. Needless to say, there was quite a bit of swearing that day. It's all good now.
  2. The house was built in 1960, so I am sure there is a good chance it had asbestos. I'm trying to take extra care in this garage facelift. I want to do it right the first time and not have to redo it for many years.
  3. Wow! I never thought to check. I would get it checked, but i never thought about it and the painting portion is done. I will try to get progress pictures up here in the next couple days.
  4. yikes, I meant 8 foot by 8 foot. Nice catch.
  5. Hey guys, I just started a garage makeover project. We've lived in this house for the last 11 years, and I never properly set up the garage. It was fist a dumping ground of stuff until we got moved in. After that, I just tried to put things in there to fit instead of thinking functional. Ever since then, I've been coming up with ideas to increase storage, but never made it functional (adding workbenches and storage cabinets. I've finally had enough of that. Yesterday, I started taking everything out of the garage. I'm going to start over from scratch. Here is my idea. remove everything including all benches and cabinets patch all of the holes and damaged plaster. paint entire garage install a new flooring. build new workbenches build new upper cabinets build an 8" by 8" storage closet install new lights I'll share some pictures when I get them.
  6. Awesome. Let me know if you have any questions along the way.
  7. I've made quite a few x-carve projects over the last 3 years and about a year ago, I started adding colored epoxy to my projects. I've really liked the results. Eric is a huge Cubs fan, so I went ahead and made him a custom Chicago Cubs X-carve project. He just received it yesterday and seems to be pretty stoked. Since Epoxy can be a bit intimidating if you've never used it before, I went ahead and made a "How To" video to show how to use the x-carve and how to work with Epoxy.
  8. Hey guys. Sorry I've been away for so long. No good excuses, just got away from me. As many of you know, I'm now writing and creating videos for TIA. Sarah Listi (new writer) came up with an idea a little while back where between her and I, we are creating 5 simple projects for Mother's day. They are meant to be simple projects that can be done in a weekend. These are being rolled out one per week for 5 weeks. This week, (week 2) I created a tutorial article and video on how to make a stripped cutting board. I love making these items, and I can get them done in a weekend, so it made perfect sense to add this to the Mother's day list. Here is a link to the write up and to the video. Let me know what you think. http://toolsinaction.com/how-to-make-cutting-board/
  9. It is a bit pricey. I bought my Rockler unit for about $800, but I didn't some of the features the jet has. I'm not sure of the price shown is for all of the options or just for the basic setup. I am assuming its for everything.
  10. The new JET Router Table features a cast iron or MDF table top, precision router lift, fence system with feather board and flip top add-ons, easily transportable rolling stand, and multiple dust collection features. Options include a cast iron or MDF table top, precision router lift, fence system with feather board and flip top add-ons, easily transportable rolling stand, and multiple dust collection features. All components are also sold separately, so that users can mix and match them to assemble the router table solution that best fits their woodshops. A choice of either cast iron or MDF table tops offer options for durability and affordability. Both table tops have a footprint of 32” x 24” to support a wide range of work pieces. The precision machined, cast iron table weighs 88 lbs. and provides maximum durability and a solid surface for all routing applications. The lighter-weight MDF table is melamine-topped for a smooth work surface. The milled aluminum router lift has above-the-table height and lock controls for convenient tool adjustments and changes. One turn of the dials raises or lowers the lift 2 mm at a time. The lift’s sturdy, four-post screw design with chain drive keeps tolerances tight and rigid. A micro-adjust fence assembly includes easy-to-read guide rails that allow users to dial-in the exact size profile required. A scale on top of the fence facilitates placement of stops at different points of operation. The adjustable fence provides optimum support for work pieces of different sizes. An integrated dust port is helps clear dust and chips at the source of the cut. The heavy duty floor standhas an integrated mobile base and onboard accessory storage. A power switch attaches to the stand, allowing the operator to control the router without reaching under the table. A miter gauge also is included. The dust collection system features an enclosed dust box that surrounds the router, as well as an integrated port in the fence at the source of the cut. The dust box’s all-metal construction with air flow vents ensures maximum dust collection and containment, as well as durability. The dust box has a standard 4” port.
  11. JET’s new 10 in. ProShop™ Table Saw is loaded with features usually reserved for higher-end saws. Woodworking shop owners and enthusiasts can choose from the standard 30 in. or upgrade to the 52 in. rip fence and select cast iron or stamped steel extension wings. The saw’s interior has an improved blade shroud surround to improve dust collection capabilities. A convenient, oversized magnetic paddle “off” switch is employed for safe operation. The motor’s reset switch has been conveniently relocated to next to the saw’s power switch as well. The JET ProShop saw is powered by a 1-3/4 hp, single-phase motor that’s prewired for 120V or 230V operation. JET’s innovative single-lock ProShop fence design helps provide professional results as it glides easily along the saw’s rails. The left-tilt saw supports sheet goods and other dimensional lumber with the optional 52 in. maximum rip capacity to the right of the blade and 13.5 in. to the left. The ProShop saw also accommodates 8-in. dados with a 13/16 in. width. A dado insert is included with the saw. A miter gauge with adjustable positive stops helps set up cross-cutting operations and miter cuts. The JET 10 in. ProShop Table Saw is covered by a 5-year warranty Specifications Chart Stock #725000K, Model #JPS2-115 Arbor Diameter 5/8" Maximum depth of cut 90 Degrees 3-1/8" Maximum depth of cut 45 Degrees 2-1/8" Maximum rip right of the blade 30" (52" with extension table) Maximum rip left of the blade 13-1/2” Dado maximum diameter 8” Dado maximum width 13/16” Motor Power (HP) 1-3/4 HP Motor phase 1 PH Prewired voltage 120V, 230V Table dimensions with wings 44"L x 27"W Weight 178 lbs. (without wings)
  12. Here is a photo of the mobile base. It looks really well made.
  13. I've had the same issues with the besseys. I think it has a lot to do with the grooves they cut in the bar to help the jaws bite in. I bought a couple Jorgensens right before they went out of business and I really like them. I haven't tried the Jet clamps yet.
  14. Oh man, I just thought of another thing. Parallel Clamps. I use them all of the time. I've got Bessey Revo clamps and some Jorgensens. Unfortunately, Jorgensen went out of business recently. As a matter of fact, I just noticed today that Bessey has come out with a new set of parallel clamps. They improved on their K Body Revo clamps and they are calling them the K Body REVOlution. I don't believe they are available yet, but when they are, I am getting some for sure. http://kbodyrevolution.besseytools.com/
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