Category: diy

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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@starbondadhesives sent me some black and brow…

@starbondadhesives sent me some black and brown CA glue to try out for knot filling along with some aerosol accelerator spray. These glued are medium and medium thick, so based on the crack filling results, I think these should penetrate less and allow for a good built up surface to sand flush. I didn’t get a chance to try the glue on knots yet, but the accelerator is awesome! Just add glue, spray and it’s ready to sand in seconds. Yes, SECONDS! 🤯
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The other bottle on the far left is thick CA glue for an experimental idea I’m cooking up. No guarantees if it’ll work, but it’ll be fun to try and hopefully fun to follow along. Stick around for that one, I have a few details to sort this week first, then I’ll be giving the idea a shot.
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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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Not much shop time tonight, but I got to check…

Not much shop time tonight, but I got to check on the test coats of tung oil vs arm-r-seal semigloss.
I think the tung oil is working a little better on the cherry. A bit more warmth and depth. Maybe hard to see in the photos, but what do you think?
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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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