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Blog entry by dbhost posted 02-14-2014 09:30 PM 539 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did manage to squeak some shop related stuff in there as well. I am off today due to too many hours (They made me take off) and my lovely bride is working today.This gave me the opportunity to suprise her at work wtih lunch, and a dozen long stem roses…

I had some V-day shopping to do that required I go to the garden dept at the big box stores. She wanted a big planter for her orchids, and some rose bushes… She likes flowers, but prefers them to stay alive as long as possible… So I obliged, while I was there I managed to pick up a few items for the shop…

#1. No more separating Titebond II in that old gallon for me! I picked up a pint of Titebond III. I figure I may have to spend a bit more to get another pint, if I run into a need within the year, but not knowing how long wood glue holds in the bottle, I figure keeping my inventory low was a better idea…

#2. A 4 pack of clear silicone adhesive caulk. I need this to finish up my DC ducting, and yes I know latex is a LOT cheaper, but silicone is easier to get apart, and off of components if reconfiguration of my DC is needed later.

I managed to get most, but not all of the non shop stuff into the attic. I still have a tote of extension cords. (HOW did I ever get so many extension cords?!), my tackle box, and fishing net need to elsewhere, but other than that, I am down to shop, and lawn & garden in the garage…

I also managed to get the dry fitted dust collection riser / blast gate assembled with clear silicone caulk. I am now ready to install on the existing wye. But not going to happen today. I need to go pick LOML up from her office and bring her home to get ready for our V-day night…

Hope everyone out there has a great valentines day! Remember we need to keep those greeting card people, florists, candy companies and restaurants in the economy don’t we?

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 02-14-2014 09:48 PM

My wife ran off on a quilting retreat today, and I am working…...........

May have a happy un-Valentines Day on Sunday when she gets back….......

Later…..........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#2 posted 02-14-2014 10:35 PM

I managed to get the framing members of the miter saw dust hood before time ran out… LOML has gifted me a new tool for V day. Gonna make it the HF pocket hole jig.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jim Bertelson

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#3 posted 02-15-2014 03:56 PM

OK, what is your gift?

I have a funny tail about pocket hole stuff. When I got into woodworking as a hobby….........perhaps in reality, I just expanded the hobby. I have been making things out of wood forever, I just declined to make fine furniture. I actually made some very useful and intricate things out of wood over the years. In any case, I decided to make a combination entryway seat and shoe storage. The entryway is in the shop/garage, in the shop, but very near to where it becomes the garage. And so I started assessing my tools, and decided the most frustrating thing I had to deal with was the crappy fence that came with the table saw. So I started looking on line, and found out there were all kinds of add-ons. That was over 4 years ago, when I stumbled upon LJ’s.

I decided to make the project with pocket holes and plywood, and so I bought all this pocket hole stuff, and made a little jig or two…............and I have yet to built the entryway project or use the pocket hole stuff, even once!

However, it is the next non-shop project in a row, and it will be better and different than what I had originally planned, because I have moved the freezer, and now have more room….......but of course, the yet to be purchased band saw will go in the freezer space as well. I may use some pocket hole construction, in particular for the shoe rack…...........we will see.

You are younger and more energetic than I, so I suspect you will actually use the pocket hole stuff…...............

Later…..............

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#4 posted 02-15-2014 09:33 PM

After looking at the budget and my shop needs, I opted for a Penn State Industries faceplate for my lathe. I do a lot of faceplate turnings. They mostly stink, but I do them… I want to build a disk sander jig based on a dedicated faceplate for my lathe so I can have a minimal space sucking disk sander…

I also grabbed some replacement hex shank drill bits in 3/32 and 1/8 for the ones I have broken over time, and a large box of pocket screws…

I decided the General pocket hole jig is workable, although not as fast changeover as I would like… I guess if I feel the need to replace to a jig with a toggle clamp I can always mod the General jig to accept the HF toggle clamps I found a couple of weeks ago lurking in my shop…

Time to take LOML to Sonic for a diet green tea. Talk to you guys later!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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