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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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This little roof for the shed lumber rack took…

This little roof for the shed lumber rack took longer than anticipated today. I’ve never done any roofing and barely drew up plans. Just kindof got to it with a stack of shingles and some leftover treated yellow pine. The last two courses got a little sketchy since the pneumatic nail gun kept shooting the nails clean through so I switched to some wire brads and seemed to go ok. I’m also not sure if real cedar shake style involves Titebond 3, but mine does 😂 whatever works, right?!
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