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Re: The Woodworking Thread
« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2017, 07:18:03 »
Haha aint that the truth. I also love when 9er domestic makes a specific request and I use it as an excuse to get some new tools :D

Yup.

Circular saw, chop saw (the one I'll sell at some point soon), recip saw, router, and a bunch of non-powered stuff all financed by home renos.

Re: Mastercraft: I am fond of their hand tools with the exception of hammers, can't beat the warranty. I also have a flooring nailer from them that has served me well so far - and will again very soon!

One of the things I have been reading a lot on lately is butterfly inlays. I am likely going to suck out and order a template and then tackle buying bushings to go and practice. Since I work a lot with planks, I need to prevent end splits. In fact, I think my last load - about 30 three foot two inch thick slabs meant to do salmon but left unused - might be lost due to me not properly treating the ends before drying them. >:( Good lesson. Thankfully I have some ideas of how to use the (now) scrap: http://www.instructables.com/id/Scrap-Wood-End-Grain-End-Table-How-to-Build/

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Re: The Woodworking Thread
« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2017, 07:33:17 »
Yup.

Circular saw, chop saw (the one I'll sell at some point soon), recip saw, router, and a bunch of non-powered stuff all financed by home renos.

Re: Mastercraft: I am fond of their hand tools with the exception of hammers, can't beat the warranty. I also have a flooring nailer from them that has served me well so far - and will again very soon!

One of the things I have been reading a lot on lately is butterfly inlays. I am likely going to suck out and order a template and then tackle buying bushings to go and practice. Since I work a lot with planks, I need to prevent end splits. In fact, I think my last load - about 30 three foot two inch thick slabs meant to do salmon but left unused - might be lost due to me not properly treating the ends before drying them. >:( Good lesson. Thankfully I have some ideas of how to use the (now) scrap: http://www.instructables.com/id/Scrap-Wood-End-Grain-End-Table-How-to-Build/

Instructables.com: rabbit hole indeed.
Pretty close to the same haha!

I got the mastercraft flooring nailer when it was on sale at CT. Cheaper to buy it then it was to rent one for a few days to do the floors in the house. Now I have one to do floors at the next posting :D


My latest project wasnt so much just wood working but was tearing out an old shower/tub one piece fibreglass unit, reframing and installing a tub and nice tile all around.

My wife loves the tiled look, has gotten me to do a few back splashes and floors now. The wet tile saw was a nice addition :)

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Re: The Woodworking Thread
« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2017, 07:40:33 »
Pretty close to the same haha!

I got the mastercraft flooring nailer when it was on sale at CT. Cheaper to buy it then it was to rent one for a few days to do the floors in the house. Now I have one to do floors at the next posting :D

Great minds. My initial thought was to do the floors and sell the thing for close to what I paid on sale. Glad I kept it as I have two rooms to do in the new house!

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My latest project wasnt so much just wood working but was tearing out an old shower/tub one piece fibreglass unit, reframing and installing a tub and nice tile all around.

My wife loves the tiled look, has gotten me to do a few back splashes and floors now. The wet tile saw was a nice addition :)

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I have always stopped short of anything related to tile. I have to reconsider for the new place as it will need the bathroom done at some point...this is where it helps having talented buddies who like to drink beer :nod:
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Re: The Woodworking Thread
« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2017, 17:26:11 »
I guess that's the downside of doing it yourself once; then it becomes the norm!  Nice change of pace though.

I was a bit leary with tiles until I got a friend to help me out with the first bit and realized it was pretty easy.  Have since redone a bathroom, some backsplashes, and planning another bathroom complete overhaul this summer, with a lot of tile.  The on sale CT wet tile saw has paid for itself several times over now!

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Re: The Woodworking Thread
« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2017, 18:30:38 »
I guess that's the downside of doing it yourself once; then it becomes the norm!  Nice change of pace though.

I was a bit leary with tiles until I got a friend to help me out with the first bit and realized it was pretty easy.  Have since redone a bathroom, some backsplashes, and planning another bathroom complete overhaul this summer, with a lot of tile.  The on sale CT wet tile saw has paid for itself several times over now!

Ditto to that. The tile laying process is very simple if you follow some simple instructions and there are tons of YouTube videos to show you how. You definitely need a good range of tools though and luckily they are not too expensive. I got my wet saw on sale at Cdn Tire for around $50 and I see you can get one at Home Depot for around $77 - for most home improvement projects you wont need one of those $500 ones.

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Re: The Woodworking Thread
« Reply #30 on: May 07, 2017, 13:10:10 »
Found this while planning out my summer (need to regrade my back patio to slope away from the house), looks pretty easy.

Also the cut plans are pretty handy; normally I do this by hand on a grid paper (to scale, because I'm OCD like that) but I understand there is software that can do that now.


https://www.buildsomething.com/plans/P5DAC6A8E2D6C2FA7/ConvertiblePicnicTableandBench

One thing I noticed is that they give the actual dimensions for the wood vice the standard framing sizes (ie 1.5 x 3.5 vice 2x4). I think the software probably differentiates between construction lumber and milled boards. 

The site is sponsored by Kreg, so some of their plans have their jigs etc on them.  Having said that, I have their pocket hole jig and it's well worth the price.  I somehow lost the double pocket hole jig and some bar clamps during the last move (hoping the new home owners is enjoying them) but the single one works great as well.

Currently downloading Sketchup Make (the freeware version for personal use) and also came across the builder plugin.  Looks like it can generate a cutlist for all the materials, so planning on playing around with it a bit to see if all of this is any faster than my current method (figure out what I want in my head, measure space, play around with dimensions in head, sketch on graph paper to scale, layout cut plan on graph paper).

I've seen people go crazy and generate 3D layouts of the space, do full 3D models to scale, and then drop them in the space and tweak it on the screen until they get what they want.  Would make sense if I was building it for someone else, but I can do that in my head, so gives me something to do on the bus on my commute.

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Re: The Woodworking Thread
« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2017, 11:33:26 »
Update:

I have finished the teardown of the old shelving in the garage and constructed the back workbench. I went away from L shaped and simply filled in the "hole' along the back wall. Installed pegboard above along the half wall and the upper ledge can be used for storing screws and easy to grab items. It ain't fancy, but it's usable. I have a reinforced section where I can drop a vice in when needed. All in all, the old shelf provided all but about 50 bucks worth of the material, so I was pretty happy with that, and there's leftovers to assist with the rolling table.

My next set of days off will see the rolling table, dust collection and fines filtration built. I have spaces nominated for all of it which will maximize space and minimize clutter. I really appreciate those ideas shared here!

Then the floor tools will arrive! I also have a template kit for cutting letters as well as butterfly joints coming for the router, and perhaps a new router if I can't marry the baseplate.

The beer fridge is alive and well - loving the new pricing on Alpine!
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Re: The Woodworking Thread
« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2017, 13:51:48 »
And now I will ask some advice on power tools.

I am in the market but undecided on a router, and a new mitre saw.

I have a schwack of RBC points who offer a Bosch router as well as a saw.

Details on the saw: 8.5 inch sliding single bevel.

Details on the router: it's a combo kit. Unfortunately RBC rewards isn't great at giving PNs on anything so you can seek info.

This was the router kit I was thinking of: https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.dewalt-2-14-hp-three-base-router-kit.1000119767.html

Or I could be talked out of replacing my saw...I mean, the one I have works, it just doesn't slide. A table saw kind of removes the need and I am deadly accurate with my circular anyway. Gah!

Edit: *******, I see the "rewards" router is only 1HP. Not so sure that's going to be much good for longevity or ease.

Back to the drawing board and saving points.
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Re: The Woodworking Thread
« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2017, 21:22:41 »
The 618 is a great router, and so is the smaller 611. With both of those, you'll be able to tackle just about any routing job.
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Re: The Woodworking Thread
« Reply #34 on: June 09, 2017, 10:31:26 »
The three different bases are pretty handy.  I built an inset to my old workbench in my last house to attach the fixed base on the underside to use it as a router table, but was easy enough to disconnect as required.

Was this the bosch router?  Seems pretty wee;

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Bosch-5-6-Amp-Corded-1-Horse-Power-Variable-Speed-Colt-Palm-Router-PR20EVSK/202242735

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Re: The Woodworking Thread
« Reply #35 on: June 09, 2017, 10:56:43 »
Yeah, I am going with the DW and a table will be in future plans!
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Re: The Woodworking Thread
« Reply #36 on: June 30, 2017, 09:35:41 »
Photos of progress:

Rolling work table, same height as my table saw for outfeed. It'll have some more work done to allow for clamping easily.

The other pic is of my grandfather's bandsaw. It's a Jos Cote and near as I can tell they were manufactured between 1938 and 1960, which lines up with when my grandfather owned lumber and box mills where he'd have a use for this. My plan is to strip the parts and then wire brush/wheel everything I can before giving it a paint job. I am trying to get more info out of the company's owners, as well as do some research (which is so far pretty bare) online.

And I have started on the dust extractor!
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Re: The Woodworking Thread
« Reply #37 on: June 30, 2017, 09:53:45 »
Nice! 

I'll have to post up some pictures of my rolling table saw platform.  I took my 10" Delta and mounted it on a 4x6' rolling base, and on one end I added a router table insert section so that I can use the same fence and everything with my router as I do my table saw.

The area under the saw in the base has two large tool storage areas, one that I use for my Miter saw and sander, the other side is 'general' storage of tools and bits.  Easy to move around the garage, lets me reconfigure my work-space fairly simply.

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Re: The Woodworking Thread
« Reply #38 on: June 30, 2017, 11:27:04 »
Ditto to that. The tile laying process is very simple if you follow some simple instructions and there are tons of YouTube videos to show you how. You definitely need a good range of tools though and luckily they are not too expensive. I got my wet saw on sale at Cdn Tire for around $50 and I see you can get one at Home Depot for around $77 - for most home improvement projects you wont need one of those $500 ones.

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I have been loath to do tiling, but it seems the tools are not that expensive. Maybe I give it a try.

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Re: The Woodworking Thread
« Reply #39 on: July 06, 2017, 11:29:33 »
Got the fanbox built and test run. Filters slide a bit rough, but it works.

Finishing the cyclone right now. Went with the Thien instruction and it's turned out pretty decent. Just no idea how it'll work with only 1 1/2" - that's what my system is, so we shall see.

Bandsaw is back burner. Need a machinist to help with some of the finer rolling bits, and need to well document the entire machine for put back together day.
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Re: The Woodworking Thread
« Reply #40 on: July 12, 2017, 22:08:36 »
Well I have a couple projects on the go. Our backpay just paid for some new tile to go in the newly renovated bathroom. Installing that this weekend. I'll post some pics of the entire room when its all finished.

Also working on a new bedframe and headboard for our bed.
Using slightly modified plans from here:
http://www.ana-white.com/2010/03/plans-mason-headboard-its-all-in-finish.html
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http://www.ana-white.com/2012/01/plans/hailey-platform-bed
Modded for a kingsize with boxspring so no slats.

Nice and easy stuff. Pics to follow soon.

The ana-white page has some cool projects that ive been playing ariund with

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Re: The Woodworking Thread
« Reply #41 on: July 13, 2017, 08:03:15 »
Tried my hand at making a Kentucky Stick Chair.
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Re: The Woodworking Thread
« Reply #42 on: July 13, 2017, 09:39:12 »
Tried my hand at making a Kentucky Stick Chair.
That is pretty cool looking. What are you using to bind the pieces together?

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Re: The Woodworking Thread
« Reply #43 on: July 13, 2017, 10:21:58 »
Normally 11 Ga chain link fence bottom tension wire, the ends are bent over and inserted into a blind hole to keep them from "catching" then stapled with a fence staple, the one in the picture is 14 Ga cause that is all I had at the time, I have used wire coat hangers in a pinch.
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Re: The Woodworking Thread
« Reply #44 on: July 17, 2017, 22:03:42 »
Well I've finished up the tile in the bathroom. A not so expensive wet tile saw can do a pretty decent job even with the large tiles.
Might as well post the whole bathroom start to finish. I tore out the old counter top and put in quartz (got a sweet deal on a remnant piece at a tile place here), tore out the old bath/shower insert and put in a tub and tile surround. Tore up the vinyl floor and put in tile.




The bed frame is done, just working on the headboard. I'll post some pics when its all finished up.
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Re: The Woodworking Thread
« Reply #45 on: July 21, 2017, 09:47:30 »
That looks great! 

Thanks for sharing the ana white site; lots of great stuff on there.  Who knew the internet had more than videos of dogs/cats and porn?


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Re: The Woodworking Thread
« Reply #46 on: July 21, 2017, 13:41:51 »
Picked up my planer. Holy ******* wood chips! Rapidly decided that a cyclone is not required and got a garbage can to direct shavings directly into (lined with a bag)

But what fun! That sound!
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Re: The Woodworking Thread
« Reply #47 on: July 21, 2017, 14:47:27 »
If you like the Ana White site, go on to Youtube and look for Jay Bates. Tons of great projects made with dimensional lumber.
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Re: The Woodworking Thread
« Reply #48 on: Today at 10:21:58 »
Thanks for the Jay Bates site!  Some great stuff on there, although I just lost an hour of my life going through it and wandering onto other stuff.

This in particular is pretty awesome;  https://youtu.be/DNFIgqKtL9E

Some fellow decided to make a wooden socket set with wooden nuts and bolts for his grandkids!  Pretty impressive.