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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by MORBO!, Jul 5, 2015.
Weird of her to insist you drink cheap champagne while you worked.
For real, though, looks good. Nice fit and miters.
Got a dremel. What should I do with it?
the possibilities are endless
I'd like to get into woodworking and feel building a cornhole set is a good project to start with. Anyone have any experience and tips building one?
Recently went through the thread and The Banks mentioned building them for people
Use beefy hardware on your legs, and make them one piece with a crossmember.
Yeah I build them for people, let me know if you have any questions. Just did this set last week:
Threw this together today. Idk why it’s sideways
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Man that makes a lot more sense when I turn my head on its side
I thought it was a baby gate or something before I noticed it was sideways
My pictures are turned sideways too when I upload them, can’t fix it
Mine as well but not all of them. About a 50/50 proposition
I fixed the picture. Yay.
Oh thank god. I thought you installed your tail sideways.
Was bored so did the other side of the stairs too. Guess I’ll do a handrail next.
They look really nice.Any chance you have a step by step recipe for this build?
Definitely need handrails simply for aesthetics
There are dozens of step by steps online to build the basic set, if you want tips on finishing them nice Id be happy to walk you through a few options
Appreciate it. Any of the online setups that are better than the rest?
Yeah I’m about to go buy the wood now
I want a to get a track saw. I’m terrified of my and all table saws. I’ve been on the receiving end of a few kickback injuries and narrowly missed getting taken out by a 4’ cherry missile. Anyway...
I really like the dewalt flexvolt based on the videos I’ve watched. I have a lot of other dewalt cordless in that same family. I also like the kreg adaptive cutting system, which is corded. I trust the kreg guide, not so sure about the saw itself. This is a $400-900 investment.
My current circular saw is a rescue black and decker that dates to 1976 or so based on internet research. It works fine, but it’s heavy as shit and the plate is not very versatile. For $79 Kreg had an accu-cut that basically turns your saw into a track saw. No plunge. Corded. No dust port for the vacuum.
Decisions, decisions. Anyone have one?
Do you know why you were getting kickback? I've only had it happen once and it was a small piece and I was doing something stupid
The first two were in high school. Older cabinet saw, no riving knife, guards or anything. Both really a product of being flippant about safety and thinking I could do anything with it. The last time was recently. My saw Was struggling to rip down a cherry table leg. I, already being terrified, panicked and moved to the side and let up a little in the process. It got up on the blade and took off.
Out of curiosity, what other power tools you got besides a table and circular saw? If I had a do over, Id get a bandsaw before a table saw
The 900 being the plunge/track/table? For that much money I would go with a festool and track and make my own table..
Or find an old worm drive skilsaw and pair with the $79 track while eating saw dust.. edit saw weight might be a concern so dont go this route if so
Losing fingers worries me moreso than kickback. Going to be pretty dope when sawstop's patents expire and everyone can copy their technology for a fraction of the price
Push sticks and standing to the side are your friend
Starting a loft bed today for my daughter. Did one for my son 3 years ago. It's funny how that was a daunting project and the same project 3 years later seems mundane.
Never felt unsafe using the bandsaw, can do everything and more a table saw (resaw, curves) can do save for dados.
YouTubers getting their fingers really close to the blade gives me the heebie-jeebies though
Planning to buy a sawstop contractor saw next month. Excited.
I have also looked at getting a track saw as well. I have been leaning to the makita.
My dad says he’s gonna give me his band saw so I’ve been holding off getting one but I don’t know when that’s gonna be and I really want one. I’d use it for so much.
Putting up wainscoting in the family and dinning rooms of our new house. She wants it painted over staining it, hence the birch and poplar mix instead of oak. This panel is 2.5’ wide by 3’ tall. Used pocket screws on the rails and stiles. Everything else is face nailed. This was the first one so it took about 3 hours but a good 45 minutes of that was building the jig setup to produce the rest.
Be sure to upload the finished project, I’m interested
The usual lineup. Job site table saw, drills, impact, sanders (belt, orbit, palm), biscuit joiner, nailers, sawz-all, jig saw, tabletop jigsaw, Dremel. Plus a lot of hand tools, saws, planes, etc.
Router and thickness planer is on my list as the big holes in my lineup. Track saw seems like a good way to confidently make consistent cuts. Band saw sounds nice, but I don’t find myself thinking ‘damn, I wish I had a band saw right now.’ very often.
I plan on taking a bunch of photos. This has been the only project I’ve been looking forward to since we bought the house. Way way more than painting every square inch.
Bought one of these the other day. I regret not buying one years ago
Those are bad ass
Is it difficult to keep the guide on your edge?
Not at all
A console I recently completed for a hotel on Ft. Lauderdale beach.
How was the hardware installation? Like the two tone look
My unsolicited advice......
-set yourself up for success with the table saw, new combination blade, check fence for square (most common source of binding), and invest in a run out roller or table
-remind yourself that the blade can't come get you, the only way you are cutting yourself is if you screw up your hand placement
-should go without saying, but don't be flippant or in a hurry, that'll cost you fingers
-practice. Get some drops, even plywood, and just turn them in to sawdust. Learn good habits, and the fears should go away. Keep the healthy respect.
I have had exactly one close call with a table saw, and I hope I learned my lesson, as we use them daily.
Thanks. It’s actually 4 different colors. The inset door pulls were probably the most challenging piece of hardware. Made a jig with a top bearing router bit.
Did this trying to hurry with a chop saw. Stupid hand placement, the blade “popped” through the material I was cutting and slapped down on my hand. I knew right away I done fucked up. Drove about 100 on the way to the ER. Somehow managed to only cut skin and underlying what have you. No ligaments, nerve, or bone.
I am getting Banquets like these built (except there is 4" kickback behind your foot). However I dont have a table top yet, how tough would that to build?
Pretty straightforward. Personally, I’d do either:
A. Slab - find a nice slab, level, cut to length, finish. This works if you find a slab of the width you want your table. Otherwise you’re cutting the live edges, which is the appeal to me. Though you can still cut the edges straight for a one-piece build.
B. Hardwood 10 or 12 x 1. Thickness plane, biscuit join, clamp, glue, then add some bottom bracing. Cut to shape, router, sand, finish. Optionally, put a 6” frame around the outside of your planks.
There are a thousand other ways to go about it, too.
Just gotta buy some anchors to mount it to the concrete and I’ll be done