Category: accessories

Marking the maple trim on the menu signs with …

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Marking the maple trim on the menu signs with the #coolestmarkingknifeever from @elipolite ‘s giveaway a few weeks back. I’ve always liked butterfly knives and now this one lives in my shop apron along side my @officialstanleytools fat max butterfly chisel.
I’m out of clamps, so I’m on dinner break until the glue sets enough to do the other 2. 🍔
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Here’s where I’m leaving the menu signs for to…

Here’s where I’m leaving the menu signs for today. All 4 signs have their T tracks installed and the bandsaw log mill is acting as a weight as the glue sets. (They were flat in clamps for a few hours first).
The top and bottom end L’s (half of a T) are cut and I just finished the 1/4” trim for the sides. All of the slide in menu item labels are painted and dimensioned.
Tomorrow, I’ll trim the t tracks flush, then undercut 1/2” then glue on the side trim. Then just finish off the top and bottom. Should hopefully be able to finish all that tomorrow. 😬
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All 4 menu signs glued and in the clamps at on…

All 4 menu signs glued and in the clamps at once. I’m using the planer/assembly cart as a clamp surface since it’s flat and I can mash everything down into one another. That cross beam in the middle is making sure the end clamps don’t bow up the middle.
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I’ve greatly underestimated the design, construction and assembly times on this project, but it’s not a big deal. I’m learning as I go and this is the fun part, so I just get more of it 😃
Next step after the glue is dry will be to trim the ends all flush then undercut each side by 1/2” and glue in maple trim to cover the plywood edges. Finally, the top and bottom end pieces will be glued in place and it’s ready for finish.
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Pre glue up quality control. I’m working with …

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Pre glue up quality control. I’m working with pretty tight tolerances so that each menu item sign can slide through the T track but not have too much play to fall out or hide what’s written on it.
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Yesterday I almost finished dry fitting all of…

Yesterday I almost finished dry fitting all of the T’s into their dadoes. A few T’s require just a touch of trimming, so I’ll pass them through the router setup again to shave off a half hair. That’s what happens when you run 100 strips of hard maple through the router. Can’t help but heat up the bit and slip a little. I haven’t heard any real solutions for that other than waiting for it to cool down. Let me know if you use another method to manage bit slippage.
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Also, happy 10th birthday to Shop Dog Shea! Although she’s actually afraid of the noises I make in the shop, she’s always waiting to play when I finish. She had ice cream with whipped cream and treats on top to celebrate 😃
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T tracks and edges complete. Even the 1/2” bit…

T tracks and edges complete. Even the 1/2” bit got too hot and started slipping.
What do you pros do for bit slippage? Hulk tighten the collet or just work in smaller batches and let it cool down?
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Back to this mess today. Have to finish making…

Back to this mess today. Have to finish making all of these T’s while I have the router set up. Then I’ll switch over to the table saw to cut the backing and the dadoes.
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I forgot to show off my router setup last nigh…

I forgot to show off my router setup last night with the precision mess I had going on.
This is a customized @mlcswoodworking router wing for a tablesaw. I’ve added steel bracing and it’s bolted into the extension wing. I could use the tablesaw fence, but I prefer the included split router fence since it has the vacuum attachment built in. I keep the opening small and cap off safety features with a slim push stick and a @bowproducts_featherpro keeping the wood tight against the fence and even against the bit. My hands are never closer than 6" from the danger zone this way and that’s just how I like it.
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Things got really precise in #thejawnshop toni…

Things got really precise in #thejawnshop tonight. I don’t always pull out the calipers, but when I do, I digitally measure down to the .0001".
This past weekend, I milled 50+ strips of hard maple down to 22×1/2×1/2" square. Now I’m making them into T’s and will be gluing them into horizontal dadoes on a backing board. These will be T tracks which hold slide-in menu items above a deli counter.
I got 25 done tonight, taking measurements every 5 strips or so. I prefer to use the router for this work since it’s easier to set precision measurements on it than the dado stack and fence on the tablesaw. I also like to use ½" shank bits whenever possible for milling work. That extra steel helps keep the bit cooler and prevents it from slipping, throwing off your measurements. There’s little worse than finishing a job and finding out your perfect setup slipped little by little throughout the project. By the end of 25, my setup slipped 3/32", even with checking every 5. Luckily, that’s not enough to matter 😅. I’ll reset and continue tomorrow.
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Huge thanks to @ecopoxy and @trevor_ecopoxy fo…

Huge thanks to @ecopoxy and @trevor_ecopoxy for the outstanding customer service, education and correction of my ordering mistake. Plus they threw in a kit of ecopoxyUV (the stuff I should have ordered) to try out along with some colored metallic pigments!

I’m pretty excited to start working on the charcuterie boards, now I just need them to finish drying out. Hopefully the increased airflow of the new outdoor lumber rack helps speed up the process.
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