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Arched Top Steamer Trunk Plans and Tutorial

Attached are the drawings I used to build the arched top steamer trunk which I recently posted in the projects section.  Also attached is a step by step tutorial as best as I remember building it. …Continue

Started Jan 4, 2017

Workbench top
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One project to complete and I can build my new workbenches.  I have been looking at several plans for awhile and have all construction set except for the tops.  I will be making two benches with tops…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Grace Jan 3, 2017.

Table saw tolerances
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When cross cutting on my table saw I am not getting ninety degree cuts.  For reference I am using the Craftsman version of the Rigid model R4512 saw, and my miter gauge is an Incra 1000HD.So far I've…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Barr Nov 8, 2016.

Faux Finish Question
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I am trying to mimic the finish on the metal plates behind the drawer pull in the attached picture.  This is on a china cabinet we purchased decades ago as part of a dining room set.  I am currently…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Foley Sep 12, 2016.

 

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Mar 24
Don Foley replied to Bruno's discussion 'Bench dog holes'
"Bruno, While I can't give any specifics for use with Kreg bench dogs, the standard size for bench dog holes is 3/4".  As for spacing them I have never heard of a standard.  I would suggest spacing them based on the travel of your…"
Mar 24
Don Foley replied to Michele's discussion 'Only one screw per joint?'
"Michele, One screw used in tandem with a good wood glue should work fine.  Use some means to insure the corners are square, apply the glue, secure the frame pieces then drive the screw.  The screw will secure the pieces while the glue…"
Feb 3
Don Foley replied to Michael Meyer's discussion 'What is it?'
"Michael, Its called a hanger bolt Don"
Feb 3
Don Foley replied to douglas E. Cooper's discussion 'PVC Mouldings'
"I assume you are talking about molding such as baseboard, etc. made from PVC and not tubing.  If so I would be cautious about driving in the screws. I used PVC baseboard molding in one room of my house instead of wood.  When I tried using…"
Nov 6, 2017
Don Foley replied to Steve Mitchell's discussion 'Router Table Cabinet'
"I have this router table cabinet file from Kreg. Hopefully its the one your looking for. Don"
Nov 6, 2017
Don Foley replied to Philip Miller's discussion 'Type of Wood?'
"It looks to be either knotty pine or possibly knotty alder. I built an arched top chest using knotty alder and the wood has similar appearances.   Don ps. Alder, although classified as a hard wood is also very soft and the fingernail test…"
Oct 24, 2017
Don Foley replied to Thomas Everett's discussion 'Potting bench plans'
"Without knowing what set of plans you're using let me offer the following: If the back legs extend upward past the work surface height , supporting shelves or the like, taking inches off the top of each will not work, unless you adjust the…"
Aug 13, 2017
Don Foley replied to Pat's discussion 'Beginner-ish question about table legs'
"Pat, One option to give your desk some strength but not impair your sitting at it is to use wider pieces for the skirt on the front and sides, then use the 1" piece for the back side,  where you sit.  I would use a stretcher (the…"
Apr 28, 2017
Don Foley commented on Wolfgang M. heid's album
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Miter Saw Dust Hood

"Bradleyman, The basic plans are available on the discussion forum of this web-site.  Then you adjust the basic plans to fit your saw and mounting requirements. Don"
Mar 22, 2017
Don Foley replied to Bill Jones's discussion 'Looking for some advice on my work bench plan'
"Bill, After researching the model saw you own, I think you hit the nail on the head.  To be able to use the fence to its maximum capacity you need to either open up the area to the right or mount your saw to the extreme right of the table,…"
Mar 18, 2017
Don Foley replied to Eli K. Raindancer's discussion 'Need Table Saw'
"Eli, I looked at Ryobi table saws on line and both models look to have flimsy legs.  The good news is you can custom build a base that should suit your needs. I suggest building a short table to mount the saw on using 4x4 lumber for the legs,…"
Mar 1, 2017
Don Foley commented on Wolfgang M. heid's album
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Miter Saw Dust Hood

"Good looking setup.  Does the system do a good job of reducing dust using the big gulp reduced down to 2-1/2" hose" I built a dust hood for my miter saw once before, but made it too small to allow the saw to allow the saw to rotate…"
Mar 1, 2017
Don Foley replied to Eli K. Raindancer's discussion 'Need Table Saw'
"Eli, If you could post a picture of your saw, that would make offering suggestions easier.  Or, at least give the make and model of your saw.  Would like to help but don't have enough info to make a valid suggestion. Don ps. what…"
Mar 1, 2017
Don Foley replied to Bradley M. Small's discussion 'Stabalizing Clamped Joint to avoid movement when screwing'
"Bradley, When assembling cabinet carcasses or similar projects requiring edge to face mounting I use corner squares from Rockler.  I clamp the two pieces to the square to keep them aligned, both flush and square.  I then still use a long…"
Feb 18, 2017
Don Foley replied to Bradley M. Small's discussion 'Stabalizing Clamped Joint to avoid movement when screwing'
"Bradley, I use a 2 clamp system.  First I clamp both pieces to my work bench typically with a padded "F" style clamp, placing the clamp over the joint between the piece with the pocket holes and the piece the screws will go…"
Feb 16, 2017

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Which Kreg products do you own?
Shelf Pin Jig, Older Kreg Jig®, Kreg Clamps
How would you describe yourself?
Intermediate Woodworker
How did you learn about the Kreg Owners' Community?
KregTool.com
What's one interesting fact about you, your life, your garage, shop, or home?
I'm a retired fire department captain/paramedic, who besides woodworking, enjoys traveling and life with our three dachshunds.

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Kreg Project Center Work Station

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Festool Domino 500

The first thing I will do is set price aside and focus on the tool and why I bought the Domino. 

      I have orders for a few dining tables and chairs.  I have made one prototype chair, while I have all the tools to make angled…

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