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Old 11-19-2011, 09:30 AM   #211
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Worked on a 5-piece version that minimizes waste by shortening sides from 12-21/32" to 11-3/4" and backs from 26-9/16" to 23-3/4". I took up the difference in a wider center piece.

Went from 22.3% waste on 10 sheets to 8.7% waste on 8 sheets. All pieces still 3/4" oak. Going to 1/4" oak for the rear panels only saves $3 (< 1% of sheet materials cost), due to the effect mentioned in the last post, and leaves me with waste everywhere.

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The doors got overly tall looking, so I mocked up some drawer fronts in this version. It adds some of the savings back onto the cost, but does add some storage options.

Will pick up the sheet goods this afternoon after volunteering. Still keeping an eye out for a good deal on a miter saw and a plunge router.

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Well, after the volunteering I returned to dry out my soaked shoes and change my soaked pants. While fueling up en route to Lowe's, I received a text alert. A miter saw was listed on CraigsList. Used, but not very much. Single bevel. Craftsman. 10". With thin-profile carbide multi-purpose blade. The only problem it has is that it's missing the knob cover to set the bevel and the dust bag, but he threw in a length of hose that works better than a dust bag and I can use a pair of vice grips to set the bevel angle when I need it. Not a bad pick up for $50. Unfortunately, this took us nearly an hour the opposite direction from the nearest Lowe's, but right past at least 3 others on the highway.

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Fair enough, time to go get the sheet goods now. On the way, we grab a cup of coffee, get a gallon of paint tinted, and return the new printer. I receive another alert about a Paslode finish gun for sale. The guy tells me it's in good condition, has five fuel canisters, three batteries and two chargers. For $150. Great deal! We show up and it's a framing nailer. I was pretty bummed. But as it turns out, the guy was clearing out repo'd storage units and had some routers. I ended up walking away with two Craftsman 1 hp routers, a router table with vacuum port, a work stand and about 25 usable bits (16 of which were still in their wax in a set). For $140. Not my best deal, but certainly not the worst either.

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Afterwards, I went back on Craigslist to check to make sure I hadn't misread the last guy's post about it being a finish gun. That's when I stumbled upon a week-old ad for a finish Pasload, mint conidition, once used, new in box, with all original accessories for $100. I figured there while it was a long shot that it was still available, there was no harm in calling and getting shot down, and ended up at the guy's house a few blocks away. It was exactly as he described it, and a steal at $300+tax retail. Unfortunately, the only fuel included had leaked away over the years since it was bought, so I'll have to wait until tomorrow to test fire it. The batteries charged right back up, and I was able to get the compressor fan to kick on, so I'm fairly certain it will fire.

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So there you have it. I certainly got a good deal of toys for well below retail. I figure I probably could have spent the same amount on a miter saw alone and not gotten a whole lot more functionality than the one I just picked up.

By the time we got to Lowe's, I was fairly tired from running around for the past 4 hours. We looked at the ply, and I wasn't overly impressed with the oak. The only sheet of birch in the store was absolutely beautifully grained. One of the lumber guys offered to cut any sheets for us on their panel saw, and when I jokingly asked if he'd rough cut all 8 sheets to my cut plan, he agreed to do it for free (and even give me the oak at the birch price to make the sale). It's not the closest location, but if they're willing to take the time to cut up 8 sheets for me accurately and without tearout, and stand behind their cuts, then I'll certainly let them do the rough cuts (but you can be damn sure I'm going to measure every piece before I check out).
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While having the first cup of coffee around 6 am, I discussed my concerns of Lowe's cutting the ply with the carpenter. After we read a few horror stories together of dull blades, massive chipout, misaligned saws, and associates who wouldn't cut a slice of cheese, we decided against it. We'd initially loved the idea because it sounded so much more convenient and probably would have taken the offer on the spot if I'd had the 8-sheet cut plan with me. The guy claimed he would get them within close tolerances, but when it comes to precision work, I prefer to do my own.

A discussion of where to find a 23/32" dado bit ensued. I couldn't find any on either big box website, so that left special ordering from Amazon (Prime membership for free shipping or $4 overnight), Rockler, etc. I don't want a full set for all the different sheet sizes, so we took another approach. While searching Craigslist for the word "dado", we came across a classic 9' DeWalt radial arm saw with a dado set for $40. The guy didn't respond (until a few moments ago, incidentally) so we ended up driving 30 minutes, down rough dirt roads and across questionable bridges, below water level between rice paddies (which scared the bejesus out of me) to go look at a 10" Craftsman. The huge flocks of geese, swans and ducks along the way were amazing.

The damn thing looked like it had hardly ever been used. Not surprisingly, the original table had been replaced. It also came with a custom furniture dolly. Since the guy was moving out today, he left it go for $20. Score!

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I have the blade guard off here because I was going to change the original 24T (28T?) stamped steel blade for the mostly-dead 60T carbide blade from the table saw. Until I realized that the arbor takes a 1" socket. It was already dark, my shed doesn't have a light, and the 180pc set at my feet only went up to 7/8". That will have to wait until tomorrow.

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You can see that this blade I took off the table saw (was free) is more or less toast. Sure, it cuts, kinda. But it's full-width, burnt, sap-covered, some teeth are chipped and it's fairly dully. It was causing the table saw problems, but more on that momentarily.
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So, when the got the table saw, we essentially whisked it out of a first-generation Mexican immigrant's barn. You could tell me didn't use it any more, and my guess is that it was due to frustration. I was about to learn why.

The first few test cuts were not very promising. The blade did fine on the first few inches of 1/2" OSB, but any time there was waste of the left side of the blade it would slow the motor was down until I fully stopped and gave it a good 5 seconds to catch back up. The waste side was burning (but not the good side), so I figured it was just misalignment. Naturally, I adjusted the kickback fingers and splitter, thinking I was sideloading the blade. It only helped marginally.

I heard a "ting, ting, ting" when pushing past the end of the blade, so I figured the fence was out of alignment. I don't have a miter gauge yet (apparently the big boxes don't even carry them anymore), so I couldn't test that way. Instead I just broke down and realigned the fence to be 1/64" tail out from a miter slot (a measure to try to prevent sideloading, binding, excessive blade heat and kickback). Again, a tiny difference, but not much.

At 1 HP, I knew the motor was either going or the blade was shot. Knowing that I needed a 80T blade to get the most out of hardwood plywood, I ended up at... guess where... Lowe's. This time, I was really disappointed.

First, they didn't have any Freud or Forrest blades I've been reading so many fantastic things about. They only carry the DeWalt 80T finish blade in 12". That left me with few choices.

At $11 and claiming to be a plywood blade, I was a bit doubtful. If it could make it through this project, it just might be worth it. A quick barcode scan pulled up the Amazon reviews, which claimed it dulled before finishing a single sheet. Pass!

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The 80T Irwin Marathon caught my eye. Good reviews on Amazon. Just then I saw a combo pack for $5 more than included the $24 40T general purpose carbide.

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Just as I was about to grab it, the carpenter came over to tell me that he could only find the yellow "shorties" for the Paslode. I don't have the adapter, so that was a no-go. We took a peek at the ply, as we'd come to this location because it said it had over 12 sheets of birch. In reality, it had something more like 9 in the store and 6 usable. There were voids, face knots, filler ON THE FACE and between plies, and all sorts of garbage. The 19 sheets showing of oak showing on the site was actually two. Yes, two. The lumber associates thought they were out and we couldn't see a stack on any of the upper overstock shelves. Ugh. We decided to check the big orange before we went to look at Meek's for supposedly nicer stock (at almost $70/sheet, I'd sure hope so!).
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HD had the tall fuel cells. And the lumber was far nicer. The worst sheet only had two face knots, far smaller than a dime. We didn't see any edge voids bigger than 1/8". There wasn't any warping on any of the sheets. Only the top two sheets had been picked through or even moved. I mean, yeah, it's 7 ply with a thin veneer, but it beat Lowe's hands down. The difference was that their birch is $5 more, but the oak is the same price. We ended up picking 8 sheets of red oak from the pile of 15ish. The color varies a bit, but I'm thinking of a rich cherry stain, so I doubt it'll show. But is it nerve racking loading this stuff in the rain, even if their website claims it's graded C-3!

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Oh, and HD carries Freud. I picked up the D1090X, a 90T labeled "Ultimate Fine Finish". It did have a big new sticker next to it on the shelf, and I can't find much info online, other than a listing on diablotools.com and one forum post from 4 months ago. At $60, it cost 3x what the radial arm saw did.

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It really bothers me having to hop from store-to-store. This Lowe's, 30 miles north, has by far the best stock levels, material condition and selection for moulding. But the next one farther north is another hour. When we go 20 minutes south, we get a smallish Lowe's that's always been cherry picked to hell. Another 10 minutes south and we get a good selection of everything but lumber, because we're now in a metropolitan area. Ughhhh! To make matters worse, Sherwin is only reasonably close to the North one, Harbor Freight is only near the far South one, etc.

Neither HD nor Lowe's seems to carry miter gauges, probably because they don't carry full-size table saws, only the little worksite jobbies. Yet a few of the portable table saws and bandsaws have custom-width ones in the box.

Anyhow, with a load of plywood and the radial arm saw, we trucked on back. I had just enough time to cut and install baseboard in the 12x10 guest room before dinner. Got the goodies unloaded.
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After playing with the Paslode depth and putting up that baseboard, I finish the night with installing my new saw blade. It was already slightly past the curfew for sawing, but I just had to give it a go.

I checked the table saw out before swapping the blade. Table was within 1/64" everywhere. Fence was 1/64" tail out. Old blade perfectly straight with no wobble. Blade height correct. Miter perfectly 0. Throat plate perfectly level. And it still bogged down a ton on the 1/2" OSB and started burning the waste side again.

Swapped in the new Freud. I almost cut myself just handling the new blade! Now with gloves, I turned on the saw and went to town on the same OSB. The saw didn't slow at all, cut right through like butter, gave less tearout at almost triple the feed rate and took half the kerf. Yeah, I'm ready to start on the oak in the morning!
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Can't say that much has gotten done yet. I spent a few hours on Monday building and installing the base for the bookcase, then on a wild good chase for a CraigsList ad that was too good to be true.

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You can tell I had to shim the right side up quite a bit. That's means that I'll have to cut the toe kick cover by hand. Made out of 2x6 fir, the bracing is doubled (on center) where the edge of each carcass [i]should[i] land. I was as meticulous as possible, but if need be, I can always add an extra block or two if they end up a ways off layout.

I'm thinking that I should probably check to see if the ceiling is this far off level!

Stopped by Harbor Freight on the way back. Just wanted to feel some cheap Chinese tools so I could compare my aged, quality tools. They're prettier alright, but much less fun to handle (and probably use). I needed a dado stack, and laughed when I saw what they had.

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All their saw blades are "Lifetime Carbide" brand, a name which I find horribly ironic because they're probably the shortest life blades one could purchase and there's not actually good quality carbide on the tips.

The lack of progress was made up for by the $0.50 pot piece that microwaved beautifully. With a perfectly domed, golden crust. Usually they end up caved in and doughy.

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Had a great discussion about quality dado sets. Been over there the last few days.

Still trying to cement down the bookcase plans. I gotta get that done today so I can start ripping!
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL!

A quick, quick update (it's Turkey time!!)

The table saw's pointer was off by a good 1/16". I removed it, cleaned off a little surface grime. Because it was so dark, it was hard to read the measurement without strong lighting, and it's rainy today, so I only had the overhead from the porch fans. I sprayed the pointer hunter green, because that's all I had, and it was a lot easier to read. I'll have to keep looking for my can of neon orange. I immediately reattached it and zeroed out that 1/16".

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Those with a keen eye would notice that the tape is at 23" while the fence is at 21". Why? Because I started the tape at 2" to avoid any play in the tip of the tape that might mess up the measurement.

And here's the stack of pieces so far for the bookcase, as of when we stopped for the turkey, just after 1pm.

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Still got more to do. One full sheet hasn't been touched at all. My dado set won't arrive for another 5 days or so, so I'll have plenty of time to... uh... work on other things, I guess.
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I'm having an absolute blast with this project! The carpenter and I both enjoy this kind of work and would love to make small one-of-a-kind items from unique cuts of wood for sale and gifts. He's thinking along the lines of jewelry boxes, while my ideas are a bit larger: redoing the cabinetry in my kitchen. Trying not to get too far ahead of myself on this one.

Anyhow, I finished cutting all the pieces for the four 24" bookcase carcasses after dinner. I'd gotten to the point where it was no longer ripping full sheet and cross-cutting awkward pieces on the table saw. Moving the 90T plywood blade off the table saw and onto the radial arm saw, I couldn't help but feeling I needed a refresher video in RAS safety. A big thanks to the teacher of "FoxHighWood" for putting a video safety brief on YouTube. I couldn't help but think that the RAS looked much more modern with a new style blade and the guard reattached.

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I clamped a piece of scrap casing at the end of the table as a jig for the 16 shelves and 8 tops/bases I had to cut down to length. I certainly felt like a pro knocking, them out with impressive speed! Here's the result.

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Boards with no blue markings on top (painters' tape) are cut to finished dimensions. Board with a blue 'X' are scrap, though most will be re-used in the toe kick section once the carcasses are sitting on the base (cut against the grain to save $45 on buying another sheet). The pieces with a single blue mark are for the center unit, the width of which cannot be determined accurately until the other four are preliminarily installed.

All of the single blue marking pieces received a 2"x4" Avery sticky label on the backside so I know what in the world they're supposed to be milled to. Don't worry, they're not that sticky.

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After cleanup, it sure looked like it had snowed. There's a lot more out there than you can see. At one point, I was standing on a pile about 2" tall at the center and 2' across.

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In other news, I learned that my radial arm saw's guard has been recalled (like, 10 years ago!). I can't figure out why because the recall website is rather vague, but I assume it's due to injuries from ripping or cutting with your hand in the blade path. All the same, I gave my address and serial number to the company that oversees it. An email they sent me says they'll be sending me a new guard and a new table in 8-10 weeks, though I'm doubtful the table will materialize. In the meantime, I'll keep an eye on my fingers and not rip with the big old thing.

I looked at the new supplemental manual for the guard and it's easily the length of the entire original owner's manual for the saw. Times certainly change.
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Found some drawings of the current project I had forgotten to post, in case anybody's interested. You can see the front view of the layout at the top of this page.

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Made out like a bandit on a recent CraigsList ad. I'll spare myself the bother of re-hashing it. Check it out here:

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I'm pretty stoked about this!

The woodshop is pretty well stood up now. With a table saw, compounding miter saw, radial arm saw, three (!) routers w/ tables, band saw, scroll saw, belt sander, etc etc... we're pretty well packed on the patio. It looks like we'll be expanding and enclosing it this winter, if the funds are available.

Anyhow, I spent a good portion of today on work-related stuff and fiddling with my new smart card reader. The other half was spent routing the rabbits in the bookcase tops, bottoms and carcass sides.

I thought it'd be a smart idea to do two passes with a 1/2" bit. Nope! I ended up with slightly different depths at slightly different spots, some splitting, and twice the time spent. It's silly too, because I had a fresh unused 3/4" bit sitting right there, ready to go. I'm glutton for punishment.

I split out enough of the panels that I'm to embarrassed to show the extent. If it were the inside edge, and not the edge on the rear of the carcass, I'd have stopped and thrashed (edit: trashed) the first panel.

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Think I'll go have a cup of joe, sand some spackle, and finish my night off with taping some base board/chair rail.
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Again, slow progress lately. Switched from nights back to days, and lost a bit of off time in the transition. This also means I can't work on my projects in the wood shop before or after work because of that neighbor that loves to write anonymous letters to God-only-knows-who citing city ordinances on time-base noise restrictions (both before/after shift are no-no times of day).

Spent most of my morning scheming on the bookshelves. A few days ago, I managed to pick out some piece of solid oak from that last big wood haul. It feels good to be able to put other people's scraps to good use, but boy does it take a lot more time to plan it all out. Here's during cutting them down... I took a break, both for the blade's sake and mine. (you get to see my new push sticks and featherboard that I made!)

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The pieces are about 1-7/16" x 26", so I'll have a couple nubby inches of scrap left. They're also about 1/32" thicker than the plywood shelves they'll face, so I'll have to sand that down.
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The radial arm saw recall replacement parts arrived today. No joke, the package was 4' tall and 50 lbs. I figured it'd include the guard, and maybe a new table. But it came with both of those, a new handle assembly, a bunch of new brackets and braces, bags of screws, and a few other small parts. The instructions make it seem like I'll have to more or less tear the whole saw apart to get it all installed. That, and it assume I still have the stock fences, which I don't. I put it off til the morning, but it could be a real fun one...

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And to think I spent half the morning playing with my new dado stack to get it fine tuned to the proper width. Ugh.

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I managed to pick up a very basic " miter gauge at a garage sale today for $2, plus some picture frame staples, glazing pins and a cabinetry book for a total of $5. Another $5 at a waste-of-my-time all-tools estate sale yielded a push stick made from vaneered MDF, more picture frame staples, a can of orange Krylon and a compass, again for a total of $5. They had three really nice pieces of wood (2"+ thick mahogany and walnut in 6'+ lengths), but the guy managing the estate sale would only sell the wood if I agreed to buy every piece of wood at the sale, to include a ton of 2x4 and 2x6 scraps, OSB tail-off pieces, various worthless hardwood scraps, and pieces of pressboard siding on a lumber rack made from scrap lumber. For $250, I'd get to haul it 50' to the car myself without a wheelbarrow. Riiiiiight.

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