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I'm a retired Federal firefighter after 36yrs of service.
My father brought me up using and 1957 shop smith and other assorted wood working tools. Now we moved from Maine to Florida we can work year. My wife and I love working together on wood working projects together. we found Kreg tooling and I went on Amazon . com and well lets just say 1600.00 dollars later we'll have everything we'll need.
However, slight changes were made here and there. For example, the dimension varied from the plans to make the dresser a little larger. The design and construction method was changed regarding the dresser sides to match the bookcase that I had already made. I lined all four sides of the oak plywood with solid oak (are those called aprons?) so the plywood edges wood not be visible. For some reason, the plans seem to allow the edge of the plywood to show. I don't know why that would be acceptable to anyone building this. Finally, please be sure the seams on the dresser top (where the solid oak is joined to the oak plywood) do not line up with the pocket hole screw that will hold it secure to the frame. Failure to do so could split the joint on the finished top. The Ana White website has a PDF file of the plans, and also a video that shows someone building the dresser. Ana White has a lot of good plans in my opinion. Thanks, Johnny Berry.
I've been using my Adaptive Cutting System table for a few years now, and it's been really solid. This past week was the first time I ever needed to use the miter guide though.I was rebuilding some shelving in a tiny closet and I discovered the…Continue
I am building a small trunk for a military friend to put some belongings in. I have made legs out of ash hardwood and will make the sides out of 1/2” or 3/4” Baltic birch plywood. The legs are 1.5” thick by 2” wide. So since I’m drilling pockets in…Continue
Several months ago, I purchased the Kreg K4MS so that I could build the Lego Table as outlined on the companion "buildsomething" web site which exclusively uses pocket hole construction. I have considerable experience with conventional…