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Beds repurposed for benches
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Those of you who have made benches from beds what length do you cut the footboard for armrests? Here is an example from the forum. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Suzy on Sunday.

Problem with my rolltop desk
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I am having a problem using a collor with a straight bit . Here is pictures of my project the last picture shows the problem. Here is the link …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary roofner Jul 8.

I need to make a template
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This is my first attempt at a template for a router. I have a lot of 1/2 mdf on hand as long as they are kept in a dry place is this ok for patterns?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Boutwell Jun 24.

ShopNotes merging with Woodsmith magazine
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Looks like they are going to have ShopNotes become a part of Woodsmith magazine. Anyone else hear this?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James P. Cottingham Jan 16.

 

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Suzy replied to Gary roofner's discussion 'Beds repurposed for benches'
"That ought to be real nice when you finish it."
Sunday
Gary roofner replied to Gary roofner's discussion 'Beds repurposed for benches'
"Here is my repurpoed bed I will convert. \"
Aug 29
Suzy replied to Gary roofner's discussion 'Beds repurposed for benches'
"This might give you an idea, I have a full cannon ball post head board and foot board I'd like to make a bench from.  Take a look here http://www.addicted2decorating.com/d-i-y-project-turning-a-headboard-and-footboard-into-a-bench.html"
Aug 28
Gary roofner replied to Gary roofner's discussion 'Beds repurposed for benches'
"Thanks Don  gives me a good starting point. I would like any advice from some that have experince in the repurpsing for park bench."
Aug 24
Don Foley replied to Gary roofner's discussion 'Beds repurposed for benches'
"Gary, I have not converted a bed to a bench, but do have plans to build a garden bench in the near future.  The plans I have (downloaded from the internet) call for a seat height of 16" from the ground (floor) and an arm rest height of…"
Aug 23
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Beds repurposed for benches

Those of you who have made benches from beds what length do you cut the footboard for armrests? Here is an example from the forum. http://kregjig.ning.com/photo/bedframe-benchSee More
Aug 22
james wilhelm commented on Gary roofner's photo
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"HI Gary, very nice looking table , like your design , may make a few of them for my craft show,s , thanks for sharing , have a good day , JIM !!!"
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"Thanks Michael for your comments."
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Portable work table

"Thanks E V Flowers doesnt take much space was easy to build."
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E V Flowers commented on Gary roofner's album
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Portable work table

"Thanks for your post. I'm a newbie.  I have gathered tools, and now I need to start some where.  Your table seem simple enough. "
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"Looks a good idea to me Gary."
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"This is a picture in setup position ready for use."
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"Basicly same picture as previous but legs are supporting before flipping top into position."
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"In this picture you see the four cleats that are screwed onto the bottom of the top. They are what lock the legs into position when opened up. You can see at the top the 1 inch x 4 inch hand whole. You can cee it does not take much more space to…"
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"This view shows the inside view of the table. The only extra hardware is hinges . There are two types of hinges used in the project. The 270 degree special hinges which holds the folding top. The other hinge is generic 2 1/2 inch butt hinge. The…"
Aug 12

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Dust deputy

 

I just purchased a dust deputy the DIY version and put together . The only thing you get is the plastic cyclone top part. You need 6, 1/4 twenty thread bolts 3/4 inch long and I used about a 6 inch square piece of 1/4 inch thick styrofoam for a gasgut. I bought a 5 gallen bucket with a lid and cut a 3 inch hole in the center of the lid and centered the dust deputy over the 3 inch hole. I used the dust deputy to trace the location of the holes. Then I taped the  styrofoam over and…

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Posted on April 6, 2012 at 10:30am — 10 Comments

Beadlock Pro

The beadlock pro is a loose tenon jig.  It has a very sturdy case to carry the unit and accessories. Uses a 3/8

drill bit to make the joints. This unit in combo with kreg clamps to layout the joints you now can make loose tenons fast and easy. Success the first try. I have waited for this unit for over 2 months from Rockler.  I think it was worthy the wait 2 backorders later. Now if they can get the bill correct with sale price and 15% discount which was my origanal order. Here are a…

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Posted on August 15, 2011 at 4:30pm — 10 Comments

Router tables

Looking to buy a router table.

Problem is are there any good sub $300 tables?

I had been looking at the skill tables at Lowes.

It appears craftsman has same tables with their name on sale now.

Posted on April 7, 2010 at 6:10am — 13 Comments

Any you guys selling your products?

Newly retired so not wanting big production.

Just finance my…

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Posted on March 25, 2010 at 2:31am — 18 Comments

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At 7:20pm on May 6, 2014, Jeff Metcalf said…

Thanks Gary;

I now own 4 different Kregs including the second one ever sold also the HD and Micro and Deck Jig a bit of a tool junky but my most favorite is the K5 and the others will get shelved. If you can find a way of upgrading I would.

 

The secret to find center of your stock is on Mark Eaton's Kreg Router tips DVD I will se if I can find it on You Tube or the Kregs site.

Basically take your piece feed it on a corner then flip it over and feed it on the other side of the same corner then adjust actually I think it is on one of the videos om Marks site the site is ( www.MarkEaton.ca )

 

Take Care

Jeff 

At 8:03pm on August 2, 2013, Henry Parslow said…
At 10:28pm on July 17, 2013, Henry Parslow said…

welcome aboard

At 9:39pm on April 29, 2012, Gary Bartz said…

Thanks Gary. Works great and fun to build.

At 10:33pm on June 17, 2011, Gary roofner said…
Whats the secret to using yhe router bit find the center and center on the stock?
At 10:29pm on June 17, 2011, Gary roofner said…
Yes you can get a 1/4 only sold by rockler
At 8:22am on June 17, 2011, Jay Boutwell said…

Gary, my brother-in-law has had the bead lock system  for about 3 or 4 years now and I have had the opportunity to use it on a couple different occassions and it was alright.  The only thing that I found discouraging was that you had to settle for the size of the stock or alter it.  It took some time to do this however it worked well holding the joints tight.  When it first came out the stock was not available at all locations however they cured this problem by making a bit of which you could make your own stock using the bit and a router table.  

it works siniliar to the doweling jig and this is why I opted not to buy one as they only  made it in 3/8" an 1/2" sizes at the time.  I could get the same results using one of my self aligning doweling jigs and could then go down to 1/4".  I don't know if they have since began making a smaller size than the 3/8" or not.

At 10:08am on May 15, 2011, Jay Boutwell said…

Hi Gary almost missed this post.  Had surgery on my left shoulder and not really fully got my mind into spending as much time as i normally do readind posts.  Yes I got two rippers  love them, definately a finger saver as well as preventing kick backs. 

Yes they got the mortise zips in and I'm still not fully sure if I want to make a purchase just yet.  I looked at a 3/8" thinking that this might be the answer to what I was looking for.  I had this one in mind as I have collected some broken kreg bits where the pilot is broke and thought I would check into grinding these into mortise bits.  Since during the first demo the guy broke bits like they were straws and the price of the bits are out of reason. Then demo of the 3/8" broke another one.  The bits are breaking near the cutting tips. I am beginning to think that either this demo man is not fulling understanding the system or the system is not cracked up to be what they.  I used it boring a couple mortise holes and found it to work well however the bits are not the best in the world.  This was my thinking in using the Kreg bits reground to mortise bits.  I am going to do more research before i purchase this as i have a horizonal mortise that I make a few floating mortised with as well as a standard mortise.  The system I use most is the table saw tennon jig cutting the tennons and the vertical mortise machine for the mortise.  What i though I would use the mortise zip is for portability and occassional use on repairing some occassional broken and damaged tennons and dowel project with out totally taking the piece apart. 

 I have not abandoned the idea yet as I think it is a reasonable tool.  Have you any thoughts on the pros and cons of this tool?  Have a good day and I will keep you posted on what I decide to do.

At 3:13am on April 30, 2011, Jay Boutwell said…
Gary it is an honor to be a friend and look forward to working together on projects.  Sorry, I saw your chat message but for some reason my chat thing is messed up .  I can't turn it off and when it does go off and i turn it back on it might let me chat  and it might not.  Some times it posts others message but I can 't respond.  It does annoy me also that it is always on even when I am not around the computer.  Some of the members probably think I never sleep.  I got to fix this computer when I get the time.  Thank you for the invite to be a friend.
At 8:25pm on April 28, 2011, Jay Boutwell said…

Gary, I had a disappointing shopping trip this morning.  I left home at 7:00 am and was in Portland when they opened the doors.  I had gone there to purchase one of the grippers however they sold out yesterday.  They have been running a special 10.00 off the regular price of $79.99 thru April 30th.  Apparently they are pretty popular as a portland cabinet shop bought several the first of the week.  They have some on order and will honor the discound price when they come in.

I did get to look at the Jessem Zip slot mortiser and my opinion is unsure at this point.  The ones they had were the 1/4 inch mortise size but I did find out that they also  make it in 3/8 "and 1/2 " sizes but were out of stock.  I was able to watch the demostration of it and during the 5 or so minutes the guy broke two bits and and messed up the mortise on one when the broken bit split out the mortise.  I looked at the bits and at they appeared to be a little questionable due to size and maybe the material that they are machined out of.  The are going to have a 3/8 inch one shipped in  this next week. According to the guy he indicated that the mortiser is the same base unit and that you can change the bit sizes by changing out the bit sleeve to another size.  He told me that they had sold several but they run out of bits due to breakage .

I will return again when they have the 3/8" and look at it again.  The reason i elected to go with the 3/8" size is because I have about 1/2 dozen kreg bits that I have collected over the last 2 -3 years that have the tips broke off.  they are 3/8 inch dia size and I know they have some pretty good steel in them so I am wanting to see if I can't modify and regrind one to work in the mortiser.  The end of the bits look pretty simple in shape and should not be a problem.  They had the same type of stop collar and are long enough after the tips break off to make a mortising bit.

I'll keep you posted on this.

 
 
 

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