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  0 Thread: Back in the Shop
Post: RE: Back in the Shop

Nice work. It's so sleek and minimal. The toys are from the Star Wars Movie. They look to be lego models. Surely you must have heard of Star Wars?
mr_skittle Woodworking 19 1,442 01-14-2022, 08:47 PM
  0 Thread: undermount drawer slide
Post: RE: undermount drawer slide

Cooler Wrote: (01-14-2022, 02:13 PM) -- Woodworker's Express apparently has Grass and Knape & Vogt in stock, but call first. https://www.woodworkerexpress.com/Undermount-Drawer-Slides/ -- Than...
mr_skittle Woodworking 7 431 01-14-2022, 06:55 PM
  0 Thread: undermount drawer slide
Post: RE: undermount drawer slide

It seems that Woodworker Hardware doesn't have a single undermount available, even though the website says otherwise. I called customer service and he barely let me finish talking before he informed m...
mr_skittle Woodworking 7 431 01-14-2022, 09:46 AM
  0 Thread: edge-grain countertop advice
Post: RE: edge-grain countertop advice

KyleD Wrote: (01-14-2022, 06:14 AM) -- When i have done laminated strip counters in the past I would use a 7 1/4 blade in my table saw. It has about the same kerf as a bandsaw blade and I was able to...
mr_skittle Woodworking 7 281 01-14-2022, 09:37 AM
  0 Thread: edge-grain countertop advice
Post: RE: edge-grain countertop advice

Thanks for the tips guys. The sections are all pretty small. the largest is only 14in wide and about 42in at the longest. I'm really hoping to glue them up in one piece and avoid the planer, but we'll...
mr_skittle Woodworking 7 281 01-13-2022, 09:05 PM
  0 Thread: edge-grain countertop advice
Post: edge-grain countertop advice

I'm putting together an edge-grain (not end-grain) countertop and I'm looking for any advice, tips, or tricks that folks may have. I've done it once before when I built my workbench top but that was m...
mr_skittle Woodworking 7 281 01-13-2022, 01:31 PM
  0 Thread: undermount drawer slide
Post: RE: undermount drawer slide

Thanks a lot guys! This Woodworker's Hardware site is new to me. It looks like I'll be able to get exactly what I need.
mr_skittle Woodworking 7 431 01-04-2022, 11:08 PM
  0 Thread: Blum Blumotion slides
Post: RE: Blum Blumotion slides

I work with Hardware Distributors Ltd out of Sauk Rapids, MN and I've gotten the same story. I just put out a new thread asking what alternatives folks are using. There are a number of knock-offs on a...
mr_skittle Woodworking 10 543 01-04-2022, 09:19 PM
  0 Thread: undermount drawer slide
Post: undermount drawer slide

Along with all the other random stuff that is "out of stock", apparently Blum undermount slides next to impossible to get. I have a client insisting on undermount slides but all I can find are off-bra...
mr_skittle Woodworking 7 431 01-04-2022, 08:59 PM
  0 Thread: Getting the correct amount of lumber for a job
Post: RE: Getting the correct amount of lumber for a job

Let me clarify the point that I know it's best to buy extra and build my own lumber inventory. The caveat is that I'm very short on storage right now. This should be a temporary problem, but a problem...
mr_skittle Woodworking 10 670 01-04-2022, 08:51 PM
  0 Thread: Getting the correct amount of lumber for a job
Post: RE: Getting the correct amount of lumber for a job

Thanks for the replies. I did find what looks like a real useful calculator called Cutlist Optimizer. I've heard of it related to sketchup but I didn't know it was a standalone thing too. As f...
mr_skittle Woodworking 10 670 01-01-2022, 05:30 PM
  0 Thread: Getting the correct amount of lumber for a job
Post: Getting the correct amount of lumber for a job

I've recently started making furniture for a living and am working on transitioning my mindset from hobby to professional. Buying the right amount of lumber for a project has always given me a hard ti...
mr_skittle Woodworking 10 670 12-31-2021, 12:51 PM
  0 Thread: Mahogany dresser
Post: RE: Mahogany dresser

Dave Crow Wrote: (12-03-2021, 03:00 PM) -- How do the Son and Daughter like their new family heirlooms?  Dave -- The kids love them. At 6 and 9, they are still a little young to fully appreciate...
mr_skittle Woodworking 11 686 12-03-2021, 09:42 PM
  0 Thread: Mahogany dresser
Post: RE: Mahogany dresser

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. Yes, this is the project that I needed the veneering advice for. Thanks again for everyone's help with it. As I said in the other thread, the glue-up went well ...
mr_skittle Woodworking 11 686 12-03-2021, 11:46 AM
  0 Thread: Mahogany dresser
Post: RE: Mahogany dresser

jteneyck Wrote: (12-01-2021, 05:49 PM) -- The one for your daughter is outstanding.  I love the veneer; well worth the extra work.  What wood did you use in the one for your son?  That one's a little...
mr_skittle Woodworking 11 686 12-01-2021, 10:24 PM
  0 Thread: Mahogany dresser
Post: RE: Mahogany dresser

My daughter was browsing the Craftsman furniture book by Lang and settled in on the Men's wardobe. I've wanted to do the dresser for years so we compromised and put doors on the dresser. It's not that...
mr_skittle Woodworking 11 686 12-01-2021, 01:34 PM
  0 Thread: Mahogany dresser
Post: Mahogany dresser

This has been a long time coming but it's finally done. This is the second of two Harvey Ellis 9-drawer chests that I built for my kids. This one takes some serious liberties with the design but the o...
mr_skittle Woodworking 11 686 12-01-2021, 01:22 PM
  0 Thread: twisted live edge for desk top
Post: RE: twisted live edge for desk top

It happens to the best of us. Its why you always overbuy lumber for a project. What seems like a perfectly good board may express itself once it's cut into pieces. If milling the bow or twist out make...
mr_skittle Woodworking 3 325 12-01-2021, 01:13 PM
  0 Thread: Re-saw blade
Post: RE: Re-saw blade

Something with 3 or 4 teeth per inch and as wide as your saw can accommodate. A steel blade will work fine if you're not too into cutting veneer, but if you want to make it a habit, I understand the c...
mr_skittle Woodworking 8 564 11-29-2021, 08:09 PM
  0 Thread: twisted live edge for desk top
Post: RE: twisted live edge for desk top

I'm sure it's not the answer you want to hear, but I'm afraid your slab probably isn't desktop material. That sounds like a substantial twist. C-channels are great for helping prevent cupping in an al...
mr_skittle Woodworking 3 325 11-29-2021, 08:06 PM

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