Any Other Woodworkers on BOTL?

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  1. kit_luce

    kit_luce To the ones we can save, and those we can't. donor1

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    Gorgeous work
     
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  2. NavyJC(RET)

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    Looking at getting at planer...the two that I am thinking about are the Ridgid 4331 or the Dewalt 734. Any experience with either or advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  3. PetersCreek

    PetersCreek Brother Borealis

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    I have the DW735X and I recommend it if the budget allows. Three knives vs two; auto carriage lock; two speeds vs one; built in chip ejector; and a slightly larger capacity: 1/2” w and 1” h.
     
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    Looking at the 735x and the 4331, it seems that they are pretty similar with the exception of the price.

    Both have 3 blades
    Both have 13” w
    Both have 6” h
    Both have the carriage lock
    Dewalt has two speeds and Ridgid only has one. That is the only difference that I can find
     
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    PetersCreek Brother Borealis

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    Sorry, I was comparing the 735 to the 734. I don't have any direct experience with the R4331 but it looks like a pretty good planer for the price. One concern I would have is whether the 2½" dust collection fitting is adequate or not but I don't recall reading many complaints about it. I think the 735 has the edge there with a fan-assisted 4" connection. But that doesn't mean that the Ridgid is a bad planer.
     
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    I watched a video on YouTube by DIYcreators about how he made a cyclonic dust collection from a 5gal bucket and some pvc attached to a shop vac. Going to be setting that up in the next couple of days. Hopefully that will help
     
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    I think I posted upthread about my shop vac cyclone mod. Not completely DIY, though. I broke down and bought the Dust Deputy and it helped immensely. It’s been in use for weeks/months and while the pleated filter in the vac bin has some fines on it, only one plane shaving made it through the cyclone somehow.
     
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    StogieFisher Trolling troll is trolling.

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    Dust deputy rox. Go with DW735x.

    the end.
     
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    Anyone have any hand tools they'd want to trade for cigars? I'm looking for a good mitre box and saw, rabbet and/or shoulder plane, 1-1/4" or 1-1/2" paring chisel, and a set of gunsmith screwdrivers.
     
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    If I had any spares of those items, we’d talk. As for gunsmithing screw sticks, the Grace line are reasonably priced new and they have a set of woodworking drivers, too. I also have a set of Brownell’s MagTips for when I need an exact fit.
     
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    I've been looking at the Grace woodworking set, but I have a hard time spending $70 on screwdrivers. I feel like if I did that and my father found out, he'd smack me in the back of the head and say something like: "$70 on some GD screwdrivers?!?"

    But yeah, those are what I want. I'm hoping someone has a set they'd be willing to part with for say $100 or $125 worth of cigars (since I have more cigars than I can ever smoke in my lifetime).
     
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    Check out my newest (still in trial) ashtray C1809FDB-3BE5-4AA3-8061-E48376FE5063.jpeg
     
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    The ashtray is looking good. How’d you wind up doing it?

    Busy day in the shop for me. Before starting on the top of the urn, I needed to make a small miter sled. Nothing fancy, since I’m not set on the design.

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    With that done, I mitered the top panel trim pieces, sneaking up on the length little by little. Here it is after glue up and an initial smoothing.

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    @PetersCreek i ended up getting that router bit you recommended and made a simple template. Thanks for the advice

    That urn is a beautiful piece of work

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    I made a lot of visual progress on Kroger’s urn box this weekend. I cut and assembled the box bottom yesterday and shaped it and the top on the router table today: chamfered corners and edges where they meet the box body, and a bevel on the top’s upper edges. I chamfered the box corner edges as well, then scraped and sanded all pieces separately. To call it a day, I glued the top in place and after cleaning shop, I took care of the squeeze out.

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    After I drill and countersink screw holes in the bottom, it’ll be time for finishing.
     
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    Looks amazing @PetersCreek. Hopefully one day I will get on your woodworking level
     
  19. kit_luce

    kit_luce To the ones we can save, and those we can't. donor1

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    Awesome work, heirloom quality
     
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    Nicely done!
     

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