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Nice work Jim!

 

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2 hours ago, Curly said:

Nice work Jim!

 

Agreed Tim.      He did some cabinet work for our RV that is every bit as nice...   ;)

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On 3/26/2023 at 1:27 PM, Curly said:

  My FIL was a lifelong woodworker, and  when he passed I got his entire inventory of tools.  In addition to the usual saws and sanders, I have a full sized shaper  and a Jointer that I haven't even tried to plug in.  The shaper has large, exposed cutter that looks way to dangerous for someone w/o experience to use.  Think of a router on steroids.   I don't know how to use the jointer although I have watched plenty of YouTube videos on it.   I keep telling myself that I need to try it.   Right now, both are sitting in an unused corner of the barn. 

 

That's a heck of a nice set of tools to inherit! We purchased a small a planer last year to use when I started trying to up my furniture game, but quickly realized I ALSO need a jointer to get perfectly flat boards. So - another wish list item for my growing collection of tools! 😁

 

That shaper looks down-right nasty - I think I'll leave that one to the pros. 😳

 

5 hours ago, jgaz said:

Caution:  Thread derail ahead:

 

@4x4tographer  you mention possible furniture projects in your future.
 Don’t be afraid to utilize or at least checkout the lumber machining services offered at Woodworkers Source.

 

In 2016 I built two nightstands and a headboard for our master bedroom.  The nightstands are 3/4” cherry veneered plywood and solid cherry stock.
Back then the plywood was over $90 a sheet.  I’d hate to price it now!   
It cost me $35 to have them break down the sheets into finished size pieces to build the two nightstands.   I provided a cutting diagram using graph paper.

 

I have a pretty decent woodworking shop and a lot of experience but I still struggle handling 4x8 sheets with my table saw and I  don’t have a track saw.
Having the pieces the exact sizes and cut perfectly square was worth every penny.

 

One tip if you go that route:  Show your cut list or diagram to the guys in the back to get your price for the machine work.  
I’ve found it to be cheaper than getting the price from a couple individuals at the checkout desk.

 

Nice tip on their machining services! I'll have to check that out next time I'm in there. I was completely overwhelmed on my first visit and didn't pay attention to that. 

 

Your end tables look amazing! My cabinetry skills are pretty rudimentary right now. Building a perfectly square carcass with drawers that don't stick has been a major pain for me, mostly because I'm not terribly patient. 😅

 

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@theksmith  This thread is taking off.  Maybe we need a subforum for wood working.  You could call it.................2 x4  .  😁

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2 hours ago, Curly said:

Nice work Jim!

 

Thank you Tim

 

31 minutes ago, ob1jeeper said:

Agreed Tim.      He did some cabinet work for our RV that is every bit as nice...   ;)

Thanks Steve

 

I should clarify something here.  I did not make the doors.  It’s kind of a habit for me not to take credit for something I didn’t do.
The cutters for the stiles and rails are quite expensive.  About $125 for a matched set for a router.  
You also need a powerful router.

 

Building raised panel doors is where Tim’s shaper would be way better than a router in a table.  
The shaper would cut the joints in one pass.  Cutters still expensive.

 

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35 minutes ago, 4x4tographer said:

 

That's a heck of a nice set of tools to inherit! We purchased a small a planer last year to use when I started trying to up my furniture game, but quickly realized I ALSO need a jointer to get perfectly flat boards. So - another wish light item for my growing collection of tools! 😁

Might as well continue the 2x4 segment.  Im up at the canyon and bored right now.

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@4x4tographer   I assume you are talking about using the jointer to flatten one face first before using the planer.  That is one method.
To do that you’re going to need a large jointer at least 6”.  Although bigger would be better.  
(Minds out of the gutter people)😜

 

Below is a “sled” that I use to flatten one side of a board.   Various shims are hot glued in place to support a twisted piece.

The top face is planned until flat.

The board is removed from the sled, turned over, and the still twisted face is then planned parallel to first face that was cut.

 

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PM me if you have twisted board and want to see how I use this

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14 hours ago, jgaz said:

Thank you Tim

 

Thanks Steve

 

I should clarify something here.  I did not make the doors.  It’s kind of a habit for me not to take credit for something I didn’t do.
The cutters for the stiles and rails are quite expensive.  About $125 for a matched set for a router.  
You also need a powerful router.

 

Building raised panel doors is where Tim’s shaper would be way better than a router in a table.  
The shaper would cut the joints in one pass.  Cutters still expensive.

 

I failed to mention the bit about the doors Jim.   But I VERY much appreciate your help with the cabinetry fabrication AND pointing me in the right direction to fine a source for a door that could compliment your fine cabinet-making workmanship...   ;)

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