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08-22-2009 05:52 AM
BigJimAK I've been following your build too, Jerry. I didn't have much to add but I sure learned a lot. Thank you!
08-22-2009 04:05 AM
xplorx4 I want to thank everyone that has had a part in this build, I really appreciate all the support. There is more than one idea from the forum that has been incorporated into the final product. As I have noted before this will continue to be a work in progress.

I just wanted to say a special thanks to all.
08-08-2009 01:39 AM
xplorx4
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Ok I am not at home tonight but will email you the plans if I can find them. Will take a picture of mine so you have a good idea what it looks like.
Thanks I really appreciate that. I need to get a pic of the Rockler one I have, really good for miters because the bearing setting is so big even someone as blind as me can read it.

The two shots below were taken at a friendís house. He wanted me to help him do this little project of adding these cubbies next to the back door so the kids could have small bins to put their stuff in when they came home.

Is paint grade plywood with dado and rabid and putting some trim on the edge of the plywood. No big deal except his wife kept changing things. It is in his house but all the saws and such is at my house and we live about 15 miles apart. We started this last Monday and he said he will finish it this morning.

Another thing that took so long is he has very little experience in this area but wanted to be involved in every area so as to learn, kind of the blind leading the blind.

But it was good because this is the first thing I have really used the shop to do that was what it was built for. It was fun and he learned a few things, like every time you cut a board or add one it can affect every things else you are doing. That is something you and I have learned and donít think much about it. Basically a good time with a new friend.
08-07-2009 09:48 PM
TRN_Diesel
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Yes I think, got it before the forum from Rockler so paid for. I would like the plans for the type you have. I didn't know about them when I got mine. Shoot I didn't even know about the forum then.
Ok I am not at home tonight but will email you the plans if I can find them. Will take a picture of mine so you have a good idea what it looks like.
08-07-2009 08:50 PM
xplorx4
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Yes I will have to put it on my To Do List. Good luck with the flag cases that should be a fun project. Do you have a mitre sled? I made one and use it all the time for smaller intricate work.
Yes I think, got it before the forum from Rockler so paid for. I would like the plans for the type you have. I didn't know about them when I got mine. Shoot I didn't even know about the forum then.
07-26-2009 10:12 PM
TRN_Diesel Yes I will have to put it on my To Do List. Good luck with the flag cases that should be a fun project. Do you have a mitre sled? I made one and use it all the time for smaller intricate work.
07-26-2009 06:14 PM
xplorx4 That is some good looking stuff. Well I have never wavered from a good challange BTW don't forget the chess board, I have looked it over and looks like a good challange. I told you about the flag cases I think, will be getting the wood monday for the first. I am using walnut for the one belonging to the church and maybe oak for the others. I will order that book today, I was hoping Barns and Noble would have it but not there. Thanks
07-26-2009 05:52 AM
TRN_Diesel
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Several have used the phrase "a pleasure to work in" and that was, in part, what I have worked to achieve. Things like the paint, the oak trim and the rest of the things not needed for a shop to function but I just wanted it that way to be nicer place to work. I could have left it without sheet rock or most anything that is there but I like it the way it is--now it is time to get to work in it and learn from you masters out there.

One of the first things I will be making will be the two flag display cases I mentioned previously, it may be three. I intend to keep things simple, you know KISS or "keep it simple stupid". That's me, not you, just in case someone took that the wrong way.

There is a magazine holder that Honey would like me to build right away, so I will be working on that also I have a list of things to start on and will as finances permit. Got it mostly done and now don't have the cash to build anything--that is "partly" a joke. How did they say that "all dressed up and nowhere to go"? Well we're going somewhere to be sure!!

I want to move up to wall cases , not fancy just basic to learn to make a box, There is a book that Dan has suggested on cabinet making that I would like to pick up in the near future that will help me progress. I still have a fairly large project in the bath just off the shop (tired of running upstairs) and I will need to build a couple cabinets for that also.

Well thank you for your kind words I appreciate the support I have received from all concerned thank you all.

It interesting no one has mentioned having an under counter refrigerator just inside the door!
Jerry here is a set of cabinets I made for my bathroom downstairs. I used the book I told you about "The Complete Cabinetmaker's Reference" (Popular Woodworking) (Spiral-bound) : Amazon.com: The Complete Cabinetmaker's Reference (Popular Woodworking) (9781558707573): Jeffery Piontkowski: Books

I used Maple 3/4" plywood and cut down solid maple for edging ( 3/4" wide x 1/2" thick)
07-26-2009 03:33 AM
xplorx4 Several have used the phrase "a pleasure to work in" and that was, in part, what I have worked to achieve. Things like the paint, the oak trim and the rest of the things not needed for a shop to function but I just wanted it that way to be nicer place to work. I could have left it without sheet rock or most anything that is there but I like it the way it is--now it is time to get to work in it and learn from you masters out there.

One of the first things I will be making will be the two flag display cases I mentioned previously, it may be three. I intend to keep things simple, you know KISS or "keep it simple stupid". That's me, not you, just in case someone took that the wrong way.

There is a magazine holder that Honey would like me to build right away, so I will be working on that also I have a list of things to start on and will as finances permit. Got it mostly done and now don't have the cash to build anything--that is "partly" a joke. How did they say that "all dressed up and nowhere to go"? Well we're going somewhere to be sure!!

I want to move up to wall cases , not fancy just basic to learn to make a box, There is a book that Dan has suggested on cabinet making that I would like to pick up in the near future that will help me progress. I still have a fairly large project in the bath just off the shop (tired of running upstairs) and I will need to build a couple cabinets for that also.

Well thank you for your kind words I appreciate the support I have received from all concerned thank you all.

It interesting no one has mentioned having an under counter refrigerator just inside the door!
07-26-2009 02:43 AM
BigJimAK You did a top-notch job, Jerry.. Your shop will obviously be a pleasure to work in.. and like many have said, so much space!

It looks like now's the time to exercise that 1000B in catching some dust from projects made *in* that new shop!
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