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turtle
Lord of the Rant.
Formerly turtle2472
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Upstate South Carolina
 
2023-07-20, 09:06

Yeah, that is a fun skill to have but the tool is just so much better IMO. Plus, who needs an excuse to buy more and better tools?
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psmith2.0
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Tennessee
 
2023-07-20, 12:59

I love the traditional, by hand stuff. Nothing spinning a gazillion miles an hour, etc. over the years, I’ve kinda lost my desire/spark for power tools. The cutting/sawing/slicing kind, at least.

Because I’ve got other hobbies/interests that kinda rely on fingers, hands, etc.

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ThunderPoit
Making sawdust
 
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2023-07-20, 18:21

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Yeah, that is a fun skill to have but the tool is just so much better IMO. Plus, who needs an excuse to buy more and better tools?
I should clarify, it’s not that I don’t want a jointer. I just don’t want to waste money on a low quality aluminum bench tool that has a bed too short to be useful. I’d rather make do with what I have now so I can afford some thing with a nice long bed made out of cast-iron When I have the floor space for it. Unless I find a damn good deal on craigslist or marketplace, that is.
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turtle
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2023-07-21, 11:01

I have to fight that problem for myself. Some times I hold out for the higher quality and then I don't have the tool I need to make something happen. Then it never happens.

Sometimes it is worth it to buy the less-awesome item. At least for me. Of course, it does heavily depend on what it is and how much I REALLY need it.

Louis L'Amour, “To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.”
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ThunderPoit
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2023-07-21, 17:35

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I have to fight that problem for myself. Some times I hold out for the higher quality and then I don't have the tool I need to make something happen. Then it never happens.

Sometimes it is worth it to buy the less-awesome item. At least for me. Of course, it does heavily depend on what it is and how much I REALLY need it.
I’m already struggling with a less awesome item. I hate my table saw. Got a Ridgid portable, the fence won’t stay square. I was suckered in by the rip capacity

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turtle
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2023-07-22, 10:38

So your post made me think about my woodworking equipment. I've got a ton but they were all my grandfather's. I have "modern" hand tools but most of the machines, or stationary ones, were his. None of them are top of the line.

If I ever get around to building me a shop (or having a prefab dropped on my property) I'll be getting better things as they come along.

Louis L'Amour, “To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.”
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ThunderPoit
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2023-07-22, 15:15

I’m drooling over a saw stop, but at this point I’ll settle for an old delta with a decent fence, so long as it has a riving knife or splitter
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ThunderPoit
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2023-07-26, 08:30

I go and convince myself I don't need one, that I can do it by hand, and then I go grab this on Facebook for $200



Anyone wanna come over and help get this thing out of my van?
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psmith2.0
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2023-07-26, 08:38

If I was around, I would. I love stuff like that too. Years of Norm.
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ThunderPoit
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2023-07-27, 21:48

My workshop was 95 degrees even after it cooled down to 83 outside. I’m soaked in sweat, but I got the jointer adjusted, rubbed the infeed and outfeed tables with paste wax, and was able to take a wonky 2x4 cutoff and face joint it, then edge joint it, then to the thickness planer, and finally to my table saw. All 4 corners checked out square
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drewprops
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Join Date: May 2004
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2023-07-28, 06:27

I have an absolutely ancient Delta Milwaukee table saw in my dad's basement. It probably hasn't been cranked up in 50 years. It belonged to my great grandfather. It weighs eleven times more than the one in your photo


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psmith2.0
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Join Date: May 2004
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2023-07-28, 08:11

It hit 97 here yesterday (with a "feels like" of 102...I believed it), and I was out mowing in it. Stupid. I took many shade/water breaks (I had to), extending my time there to just under three hours, instead of the usual 90 minutes (mow, trim, blow leaves/debris off paved areas and wooden deck, spray weeds). But that was okay. I knew if I didn't stop and take those breaks when my body was telling me to, I might've been in some real trouble after an hour or so. Two weeks ago, I did it early in the morning to avoid the sun/heat, but the grass was so wet from the dew, it just had these huge clumps and kept bogging the mower down. I pulled that damn chain and restarted 10-12 times (yes, it's a push power, 100% Me-powered ). But, even waiting until 11:30-12:00 yesterday, with the back yard in pure sunshine for hours, the grass was just as wet. My only other option is to wait until 3-4pm and that just isn't gonna happen...I'll explode (or melt). So I'll deal with the dew...

Doesn't take much for these rooms to become sweat box saunas. It was probably well over 100 in your workshop during the day, if it was still 95 later on. Yikes.

I looked, and felt, like someone threw me in a lake yesterday (a hot lake) when I finished with the yard. Soaked in sweat all over. Nicest shower I've ever had, getting all that (and grass, dirt) off me, yesterday afternoon.

Going to get a steak and Caesar salad for lunch today, so today is already automatically 10x better than yesterday. Forecast shows a repeat of yesterday...humid, afternoon high of 97, pure sunshine all day. Glad I don't have to be out in it today! Just an easy car ride to lunch, the bank, gas station.

Went out this morning, over an hour ago around 8am, and it's already warm/sticky out there, so it'll be awful come 1-2. The two cats I'm taking care of/feeding, etc. for my neighbors while they're out of town, I just kept them inside their AC house, as I did yesterday. They've got beds, toys, water, food and a cool, dim house to hang out in all day, vs. their usual "outside all day, back inside at night". They can just be full-time indoor kitties until this heat/humidity eases a bit. I don't want to be the reason either of them heat strokes or keels over. They don't realize the favor I'm doing for them.

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ThunderPoit
Making sawdust
 
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2023-07-28, 08:22

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I have an absolutely ancient Delta Milwaukee table saw in my dad's basement. It probably hasn't been cranked up in 50 years. It belonged to my great grandfather. It weighs eleven times more than the one in your photo


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Given my workshop's wooden floor complete with a few rotted joists, that saw would probably fall right through, lol
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ThunderPoit
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2023-07-28, 08:30

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Doesn't take much for these rooms to become sweat box saunas. It was probably well over 100 in your workshop during the day, if it was still 95 later on. Yikes.
My garage floor is doing an impression of the earth quake from the beginning of The Land Before Time, but once I get that repoured and have a level and solid surface, I'm going to pull out the old knob and tube and rewire the place and insulate it. Maybe then I can have a year-round workspace.
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ThunderPoit
Making sawdust
 
Join Date: May 2004
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2023-08-01, 20:13

Cabinet update. Made a bunch of drawers



Debating on the middle section, it’s not really square and the drawers don’t fit, might make shelves and a door instead



I like this drawer, but I also see that I read need to make a plane till to put them on

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drewprops
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2023-08-01, 20:17

What do you MEAN it isn't square??!!!!


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ThunderPoit
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2023-08-01, 20:34

The two dividers are 1/4” closer together in the back than the front, despite my best efforts. Next time I do this, I’ll cut dados on the base and the top supports so they’re in perfect alignment
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drewprops
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2023-08-01, 21:37

LOL!

If they're skinnier in the back, maybe you could make the drawers trapezoidal? Or would they fall out from the track altogether as you pulled on them?

#OldWorldCharm


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ThunderPoit
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2023-08-01, 22:15

Probably would. I think a cabinet would work better for me for my power tools
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ThunderPoit
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2023-08-08, 20:48

I got stubborn and decided to make the drawers fit. They’re a little loose, but they will work
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ThunderPoit
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2023-08-12, 23:04

I did it! I got all of my drawers made and they all fit! I need to get some more 1/4” plywood for the last 3 drawer bottoms and then I need to figure out faces for them, but the hard part is done!

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turtle
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2023-08-12, 23:54

Coming along nicely!
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ThunderPoit
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2023-08-16, 17:46

Had some fun with cedar pickets yesterday

This was going to be a tray, but it bends in the middle, so now it’s wall art


Garden basket
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turtle
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2023-08-17, 09:59

My wife could really use that garden basket.
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ThunderPoit
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2023-08-17, 13:02

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My wife could really use that garden basket.
I’ll send you one for $20 plus shipping 😂

Or you can build your own https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=26ZUQyRvisk&t=615s
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turtle
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2023-08-17, 13:48

You know, that isn't a bad idea actually. It is a relatively simple project and I can make a few at a time.

Hmmm...
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ThunderPoit
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2023-08-17, 17:19

That channel is loaded with projects that you can make with cheap fence pickets. I saw a lumberyard about an hour away from me that has fence pickets for 2.50 each.
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psmith2.0
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2023-08-17, 17:52

My favorite building/craft material. I seek them out locally, greyed, weathered old picket fences. Sometimes a pay (very little), sometimes the homeowners is thrilled someone will load them up and take them away (after they've had a newer, nicer fence installed). I brace them on the back and paint flags or vintage/retro signage/travel/local stuff and sell on Craigslist. Do anything with the Chattanooga skyline (aquarium, baseball stadium), Civil War imagery (cannons, etc.) and people lap it up. Basic stuff on the design/colors of the Tennessee Flag is another big draw too. I used to make stencils/patterns in my vector illustration software of choice. These days, it's more fun to just freehand it all. More rustic/"authentic" looking, seeing as how I can't paint/letter worth a shit. Dang right it looks "primitive". I think that's the nice way of saying it?
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turtle
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2023-08-18, 09:51

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That channel is loaded with projects that you can make with cheap fence pickets. I saw a lumberyard about an hour away from me that has fence pickets for 2.50 each.
I checked and right now they are about $3.50 per picket in my area. I might be able to find them cheaper, but I'm not too worried about $1.

I'm thinking I won't countersink the screws though. Mostly because I have nothing to countersink and looking to be as cheap as possible. It really would be just for my wife and kids to use around the house. I can torque the screws in enough that they recess into the boards. I might go all out and buy brass/bronze colored ones too so they blend better.

Question you might know; why add wood glue to the joints? Seems excessive for a basket.

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My favorite building/craft material. I seek them out locally, greyed, weathered old picket fences. Sometimes a pay (very little), sometimes the homeowners is thrilled someone will load them up and take them away (after they've had a newer, nicer fence installed). I brace them on the back and paint flags or vintage/retro signage/travel/local stuff and sell on Craigslist. Do anything with the Chattanooga skyline (aquarium, baseball stadium), Civil War imagery (cannons, etc.) and people lap it up. Basic stuff on the design/colors of the Tennessee Flag is another big draw too. I used to make stencils/patterns in my vector illustration software of choice. These days, it's more fun to just freehand it all. More rustic/"authentic" looking, seeing as how I can't paint/letter worth a shit. Dang right it looks "primitive". I think that's the nice way of saying it?
I loved the US flag you shared a while ago. You should share more pictures of some of the stuff you've done. I'd love to see it.

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Visit our archived Minecraft world! | Maybe someday I'll proof read, until then deal with it.
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ThunderPoit
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2023-08-18, 12:55

Careful about torquing the screws down, cedar is brittle and will split easily. You can do a counter sink easily with two drill bits, make the smaller pilot hole and then a 3/8-1/2 for the counter sink.

Glue should only be needed if you’re keeping the basket outside.

In the end, I put mine together with 16ga nails and a nail gun.
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