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    Allen Worsham got a reaction from FlGatorwood in How To Make an Adjustable Sawtooth Shelf Support System   
    Very nicely done John!
     
    Thanks for showing your process.
     
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    Allen Worsham got a reaction from p_toad in TPW Team Project Part 1   
    Harry, Yes. Ron and John are a hoot to work with. But being that all 3 of us are woodworkers used to doing things our own way, there were a few challenges to get into a flow working together as we all do things a bit differently as well as communicate a bit differently and have skills and experiences that are different from each other. But we all got along great and had a good time together.
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    Allen Worsham got a reaction from p_toad in TPW Team Project Part 1   
    Well, it is time to share about what's happening with Ron Dudelston, John Moody and myself as we are hanging out together for a few days down in "Moody-Ville" aka Florence, Alabama.
    My wife Tami and I are on a 2+ week vacation visiting with our son and daughter in law in Indianapolis, IN as well as seeing some other friends in Indiana (including Ron and Dorothy Dudelston) and making a road trip down to Florence, Alabama to hang out with John and Beth Moody. We always have a great time together visiting, laughing and eating way too much food and our wives love to get out together to do some shopping and socializing. But one thing that we have never done before together as woodworkers is to do a woodworking project together. So on this trip Ron, John and I are working a project together to make an heirloom cedar lined walnut blanket chest for my soon to be born (in November this year) grand daughter. Being that I live in California, I could make the blanket chest but transporting it back to Indiana is not an option unless I wanted to drive it across the country. So since we were all going to be together in Alabama I talked with Ron and John about making the chest together and then when Tami and I drive back up to Indianapolis with the Dudelston's in their van we can bring the chest with us. So this weekend the 3 of us have been building the blanket chest in John Moody's shop. The plan is to complete the construction and final sanding and when we get it back to my kid's house I will put the exterior finish on it.
    So here are a few photos of Ron and John ( since I am taking the pictures) in the shop as we work on the blanket chest. Today we got all the rough walnut milled down and glued up into panels. Tomorrow after church we will do the assembly, lining the interior with cedar and doing the final sanding.
    Here are the rough walnut boards before milling.

     
    Rough cutting the to length.
     
     

     
    All boards rough cut.
     
     

     
    Running all the boards through the planer.
     

    All the boards completely cut and milled to size and thickness.
     

     
    Cutting the slots for biscuits before gluing up the panels.
     
     

     
    End and side panels glued u
     
     

     
    Top glued up
     
     

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    Allen Worsham got a reaction from Gerald in You Know Your a Woodworker When   
    You know you are a woodworker when you hear someone say the name "NORM" and the thought of a fictional bar in Boston never enters your mind.
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    Allen Worsham got a reaction from FlGatorwood in You Know Your a Woodworker When   
    You know you are a woodworker when you hear someone say the name "NORM" and the thought of a fictional bar in Boston never enters your mind.
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    Allen Worsham got a reaction from HARO50 in Please Tell Me I Am Not the Only One!   
    Well, I have always found that with drill chuck keys that it is best to attach them to the electrical cord of the drill. Whether it is a corded hand drill or on my drill press by attaching it to the cord I never lose it and it is always at the ready. The drill chuck key is a "T" so that when it is attached to the cord you are turning the key with the "T" so that there is no damage to the electrical cord.


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    Allen Worsham got a reaction from Artie in Table saw blade   
    I haved used the Tenryu blade before and it works great. I also have a WW2 blade in thin ker. Freud makes some nice higher grade thin kerf blades which are very good as well as being cheaper than the Tenryu and WW2 blades. I love my Freud thin kerf ripping blade as it gives a great finish.
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    Allen Worsham got a reaction from Artie in Table saw blade   
    Thin or standard kerf would depend on what type of table saw you have. If you are running a cabinet saw with 2+ HP motor, then go with a standard kerf. If you are running a contractor or hybrid saw with a motor that is less than 2 HP then go with the thin kerf. I have a Jet Contractor saw with a 1.5 HP motor and going from a full kerf blade down to a thin kerf blade made a really big different in the quality of cut, ease of cut, less burning and having to sharpen the blade less often.
     
     
     
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    Allen Worsham got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Table saw blade   
    I haved used the Tenryu blade before and it works great. I also have a WW2 blade in thin ker. Freud makes some nice higher grade thin kerf blades which are very good as well as being cheaper than the Tenryu and WW2 blades. I love my Freud thin kerf ripping blade as it gives a great finish.
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    Allen Worsham got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Table saw blade   
    Thin or standard kerf would depend on what type of table saw you have. If you are running a cabinet saw with 2+ HP motor, then go with a standard kerf. If you are running a contractor or hybrid saw with a motor that is less than 2 HP then go with the thin kerf. I have a Jet Contractor saw with a 1.5 HP motor and going from a full kerf blade down to a thin kerf blade made a really big different in the quality of cut, ease of cut, less burning and having to sharpen the blade less often.
     
     
     
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    Allen Worsham got a reaction from 1fizgig in tool totes, a survey of   
    For something like this mission trip where you will be going all over, I would humbly suggest passing on an open top tote and go with something on wheels that you can pull. When we moved into our current home in 2001 we had to find a new church in our new city. God has a holy and warped sense of humor and called me into youth ministry. The youth facility was in bad shape and needed a lot of work but it was too expensive for the church. So for  7 years I was there on site (the main church building was separated from the youth facility as there was an elementary school in between them) doing repairs on the youth chapel, parsonage house and a run down double-wide mobile home.  After going back and forth carrying everything I got a folding 2-wheel dolly and 2 storage boxes that locked for all the typical nails, screws and fasteners, a Home Depot bucket that I put a tool organizer into it with all the pockets to put all my various hand tools. I stacked the 2 storage boxes on the bottom and then put the bucket with all the tools on top and bungee corded them to the 2 wheel dolly. This set up made my life so much easier as I could go from building to building to do the various repairs and not having to make multiple trips carrying a bunch of stuff.
     
    Today they make a number of good quality rolling tool boxes that are easy to roll along like a rolling suit case going through the airport. Home Depot and Lowe's have some rolling tool boxes in their store, but Amazon.com has a whole bunch of them. Just go to "Amazon.com" and then do a search for "mobile tool box with wheels" and you will see all kinds of them.
    Here is one that is pretty spiffy for that can be a flat cart or an upright dolly that folds.
     
    https://www.amazon.com/Cosco-Shifter-300-Pound-Capacity-Multi-Position/dp/B00LMH8CCS/ref=sr_1_19_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1518712211&sr=8-19-spons&keywords=mobile+tool+box+with+wheels&psc=1

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    Allen Worsham got a reaction from Harry Brink in Finally getting back to woodworking!   
    Today I got all the walnut, cherry and maple boards into strips and ready to start up with gluing tomorrow or Monday. Also in the photo of the strips is one of the 2 folding tables that I picked up at Sam's Club. They are 6' long when folded, but it works out good to use as a run out table. It is a bit lower than the Saw Stop so I will be making some lifts to bring it up to be in line with the top of the table saw. They also hang nicely on the garage wall so not to mess up our standard 6' long banquet tables.

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    Allen Worsham got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Finally getting back to woodworking!   
    Today I got all the walnut, cherry and maple boards into strips and ready to start up with gluing tomorrow or Monday. Also in the photo of the strips is one of the 2 folding tables that I picked up at Sam's Club. They are 6' long when folded, but it works out good to use as a run out table. It is a bit lower than the Saw Stop so I will be making some lifts to bring it up to be in line with the top of the table saw. They also hang nicely on the garage wall so not to mess up our standard 6' long banquet tables.

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    Allen Worsham got a reaction from Larry Buskirk in Finally getting back to woodworking!   
    Today I got all the walnut, cherry and maple boards into strips and ready to start up with gluing tomorrow or Monday. Also in the photo of the strips is one of the 2 folding tables that I picked up at Sam's Club. They are 6' long when folded, but it works out good to use as a run out table. It is a bit lower than the Saw Stop so I will be making some lifts to bring it up to be in line with the top of the table saw. They also hang nicely on the garage wall so not to mess up our standard 6' long banquet tables.

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    Allen Worsham got a reaction from Cal in Finally getting back to woodworking!   
    Today I got all the walnut, cherry and maple boards into strips and ready to start up with gluing tomorrow or Monday. Also in the photo of the strips is one of the 2 folding tables that I picked up at Sam's Club. They are 6' long when folded, but it works out good to use as a run out table. It is a bit lower than the Saw Stop so I will be making some lifts to bring it up to be in line with the top of the table saw. They also hang nicely on the garage wall so not to mess up our standard 6' long banquet tables.

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    Allen Worsham got a reaction from Cal in Finally getting back to woodworking!   
    Got all the Walnut, Cherry & Maple boards all cut down to usable length and ran them through the planer to uniform thickness. Tomorrow I will cut all the boards to into strips. I will have to go to Home Depot to get some new glue.

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    Allen Worsham got a reaction from Cal in Finally getting back to woodworking!   
    Well, we still have a bunch of noise on our street as they are still building houses. Also the "Builder" of the community has his guys digging up the area behind my house for water retention and it will continue down for about 250 feet or so behind all of our homes on our street. They have been digging the dirt and filling dump trucks to haul it away. Also they do have some of that wonderful "Kentucky Granite" under the dirt so they had to bring in the big tractor with the 15' tall jack hammer to break the rock "KA-CHUNK-KA-CHUNK-KA-CHUNK" which scares the dogs to no end. But there is light at the end of the tunnel....um....retention.
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    Allen Worsham got a reaction from Cal in Finally getting back to woodworking!   
    Now that I have gotten through with getting my stuff squared away in my garage, I went to the local wood mill to get some Walnut, Cherry and Maple boards. So I hope to get the boards all planed tomorrow and get them cut into strips to make cutting boards again.

     

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    Allen Worsham got a reaction from Artie in Finally getting back to woodworking!   
    Today I got all the walnut, cherry and maple boards into strips and ready to start up with gluing tomorrow or Monday. Also in the photo of the strips is one of the 2 folding tables that I picked up at Sam's Club. They are 6' long when folded, but it works out good to use as a run out table. It is a bit lower than the Saw Stop so I will be making some lifts to bring it up to be in line with the top of the table saw. They also hang nicely on the garage wall so not to mess up our standard 6' long banquet tables.

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    Allen Worsham got a reaction from Gunny in Finally getting back to woodworking!   
    Today I got all the walnut, cherry and maple boards into strips and ready to start up with gluing tomorrow or Monday. Also in the photo of the strips is one of the 2 folding tables that I picked up at Sam's Club. They are 6' long when folded, but it works out good to use as a run out table. It is a bit lower than the Saw Stop so I will be making some lifts to bring it up to be in line with the top of the table saw. They also hang nicely on the garage wall so not to mess up our standard 6' long banquet tables.

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    Allen Worsham got a reaction from John Moody in Finally getting back to woodworking!   
    Got all the Walnut, Cherry & Maple boards all cut down to usable length and ran them through the planer to uniform thickness. Tomorrow I will cut all the boards to into strips. I will have to go to Home Depot to get some new glue.

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    Allen Worsham got a reaction from John Moody in Finally getting back to woodworking!   
    Well, we still have a bunch of noise on our street as they are still building houses. Also the "Builder" of the community has his guys digging up the area behind my house for water retention and it will continue down for about 250 feet or so behind all of our homes on our street. They have been digging the dirt and filling dump trucks to haul it away. Also they do have some of that wonderful "Kentucky Granite" under the dirt so they had to bring in the big tractor with the 15' tall jack hammer to break the rock "KA-CHUNK-KA-CHUNK-KA-CHUNK" which scares the dogs to no end. But there is light at the end of the tunnel....um....retention.
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    Allen Worsham got a reaction from John Moody in Finally getting back to woodworking!   
    Now that I have gotten through with getting my stuff squared away in my garage, I went to the local wood mill to get some Walnut, Cherry and Maple boards. So I hope to get the boards all planed tomorrow and get them cut into strips to make cutting boards again.

     

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    Allen Worsham got a reaction from Artie in Please Tell Me I Am Not the Only One!   
    Well, I have always found that with drill chuck keys that it is best to attach them to the electrical cord of the drill. Whether it is a corded hand drill or on my drill press by attaching it to the cord I never lose it and it is always at the ready. The drill chuck key is a "T" so that when it is attached to the cord you are turning the key with the "T" so that there is no damage to the electrical cord.


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    Allen Worsham got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Please Tell Me I Am Not the Only One!   
    Well, I have always found that with drill chuck keys that it is best to attach them to the electrical cord of the drill. Whether it is a corded hand drill or on my drill press by attaching it to the cord I never lose it and it is always at the ready. The drill chuck key is a "T" so that when it is attached to the cord you are turning the key with the "T" so that there is no damage to the electrical cord.


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