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    Nice, will follow this thread closely! Jim -...

    Nice, will follow this thread closely!

    Jim - if you're looking to talk shop with a local timber framer, Brian Murphy is very nice and knowledgeable. I know it may not be in the cards for your...
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    Thanks again everyone! Time to decide on the...

    Thanks again everyone!

    Time to decide on the next project now...

    I have always wanted to try some upholstery and am thinking of a storage bench that has a leather cushioned area on a...
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    Thanks guys!! Some parting notes, in the...

    Thanks guys!!

    Some parting notes, in the hopes that anyone tackling this sort of build could benefit:

    - I would NOT build this from 6/4 lumber again... I will forever worry about the strength...
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    All done now! The wife is happy and that's the...

    All done now! The wife is happy and that's the most important thing ;)

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    Question for the team here if you have a minute...

    Question for the team here if you have a minute to provide opinions...

    I'm nearly finished with the bench now. Here's my finish approach:

    - I wet sanded danish oil with 320 grit wet/dry
    -...
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    All very good points, and I think "I'm there"...

    All very good points, and I think "I'm there" now... in the past, there was quite a bit of uncertainty as to whether my projects would end up in a campfire, or in our living room. The past year's...
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    Thanks again guys! Very humbling, and greatly...

    Thanks again guys! Very humbling, and greatly motivating, to receive these votes of confidence from the SMC crew. :)


    Ron - If you're still Delco (or visit from time to time) we should try to...
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    Thanks guys! I'm really trying my best (as I...

    Thanks guys! I'm really trying my best (as I always do) but with so many new techniques this has been a bit stressful the entire time.

    Jim - regarding the symmetry remark... All the components...
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    Maloof/Morrison walnut bedroom bench

    This project is still in progress at the moment, but I thought I would share my first attempt at this sort of build. Some things went pretty well, others did not (so please be kind :)

    I started...
  10. I had a loosening situation like this awhile back...

    I had a loosening situation like this awhile back and I ended up cleaning the collet and making sure to take shallower cuts and my problem was resolved. If that hadn't worked, I would have replaced...
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    I know the question was around gas line and electric (and answers have covered that already) but I also wanted to mention water/sewer and any data lines. Having just incurred a huge bill to add...
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    Poll: I saw in the other dehumidification thread that...

    I saw in the other dehumidification thread that others are also using this model... We replaced a big box residential unit in our always-musty basement with this AlorAir HD55 unit (currently listed...
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    Well, I finished the bilco door project and it...

    Well, I finished the bilco door project and it turned out nicely in short order... leaving me time to finish up a couple things in the shop.

    First, I built a drill press table with through-fence...
  14. drill press table with thru-fence dust collection

    I'm sure this isn't new, but I haven't seen a thread on this for awhile so I will post a mini-success..


    I needed to build a DP table since I recently bought a benchtop model to replace my...
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    I always keep extra PVC around and have found it...

    I always keep extra PVC around and have found it always eventually gets called into service someplace (drainage projects, odd ball storage solutions, dust collection etc.). That said, if I had a...
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    Thanks for the suggestions!! I will definitely...

    Thanks for the suggestions!! I will definitely keep these in mind - I know for sure that I can't just sit around for 6-8 weeks, so having a list of things to learn will help me pass the time. ...
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    Darn it... after all this work and time, I'm...

    Darn it... after all this work and time, I'm finally getting back to where I can do woodworking (rather than construction) but my foot pain has progressed to the point where I will be getting bone...
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    One other thing I'll say is that the lumber...

    One other thing I'll say is that the lumber "quality" at the big box stores appears to be bouncing back too. While I generally use the lumber yard for most purchases (preferring their service,...
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    My good-but-slow-as-can-be contractor informed me...

    My good-but-slow-as-can-be contractor informed me yesterday that he still could not complete the exterior stairs job (all that remains is installing the door at the top) on our barn because his...
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    In a couple pics above, I believe I see you...

    In a couple pics above, I believe I see you relaxing and enjoying inspecting your hard work. All the pics are great, but I can truly relate to sitting back and appreciating a job well done - I...
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    Got all my pegboard installed by the new...

    Got all my pegboard installed by the new countertop, and have begun to "nest" by hanging frequently-used tools to suit my liking. Plenty of space for a one man shop. :)

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    And, got the...
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    Thanks Jim! The setting of those tool cabinets...

    Thanks Jim! The setting of those tool cabinets did go smoothly, so I would use that method again if a similar situation arose. :-)

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    Lots more done in (and around) the shop over the...
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    Thanks Jim! I was wondering if others would...

    Thanks Jim! I was wondering if others would think that was clever or silly... Totally agree that a little bit of color in my shop was much needed!
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    Busy busy busy in the shop (finally!) I have...

    Busy busy busy in the shop (finally!)

    I have been dreaming of installing the tool cabinets along the newly-free-from-stairs wall for a long while, and was able to move on that work over the past...
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    Hi Alan, My jointer stands at it's original...

    Hi Alan,
    My jointer stands at it's original height, and my table saw stands on a 3" riser... I'm fairly tall (6'2") and have always liked my saws a bit higher to ease back pain, and this...
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