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Nice job. I like your explanation in each step. The drying rack is another great idea. This gave me an idea to make something similar for people in my house. We have too many sets of keys, mail, and junk sitting on top of the island in the kitchen. With a little modification, each person can have their own cubical.
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Impressive. I want to do this project. The idea of using double sided tape is sound, but how would you go about making a set of 8 knives?
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Great plan. I'll have to make another one similar to this. Thanks for the good explanation.
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Great idea. Looks like I will be building one next weekend. I might try to incorporate some small lawn mower wheels to make it easier for the wife to roll around. She takes care of the pool when I'm out of town.
Good idea. I have one tip. Try to use PVC pipe for the risers & you won't have to worry about rot. You could also connect the 2 long sides with a 90° elbows & another piece of PVC pipe and this will prevent warping and can be used as a towel rack too. It doesn't even need to be glued together. Well that's my plan for this summer.
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I love this. My Father-in-law's nickname is monkey, so I have to make a couple of them for him as a gift for Father's Day. Thanks for a nice Instructable.
This is better than hanging doors on the wall. Simple project. Having it on wheels makes it a breeze the move the doors around.
Can wait to get back in country to build one of these. Great plans. I can't believe I never even thought about building one of these. Keep up the good work.
I'll have to remember this trick for the future. Good luck with the boat.
I followed your guide lines but with a few modifications. You had mentioned that you wanted minimal hardware expense. So I went a bit further. I made my own knobs from Spanish cedar for the fence and stop blocks. The fence is made from Spanish cedar and I also decide to do away with the toggle clamps too. Instead, I screwed another piece of wood below the drill press table to kind of enclose the original table, but it still slides on and off easily. I made the center strip 2 1/4" to be able to use a 2" sanding drum like mentioned in a tip. The only money I have invested was on the toilet bolts, everything else was leftovers from other projects. It's good to keep the extras. It works well for my application. Thanks for the great plans.
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Ok , you have convinced me to build one. Honestly, it's almost mandatory to have one for wood working. This will be great for prepping wood for making pens and ornaments on a lathe. Is your drill press a floor model or bench top model?
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Nice project. I just happen to have an O2 Cool fan that wont charge any more and several DeWalt batteries. Just need the converter board. Where did you get the converter board?
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Looks great. Just something else you have created and I have to build. Sounds like I have the same drill problem as you...4 cordless & 2 wired. A man can never have too many tools. Happy building!
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Good Idea. I have 6 drills, one located at each station. It seems like I have chargers scattered around. I need to make one like this just to have a centralized charging area. I think I'll use yours as a starting point. Thanks for the Instructable. Good Job.
WOW! I don't know what else to say. I'm a fan. Now I'm looking at all of your Instructables. Keep them coming.
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Pure genius! I'll try this next time. Thanks.
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I have been looking for a sanding device to finish the inside of a bowl, but do not want to spend a fortune. Foolishly, I just pressed a piece of sand paper inside and gently moved it back & forth. Bad move. Last week while sanding the inside of a bowl, I ripped most of my index finger nail off. Yes it hurt, but I was more upset about getting blood on the newly turned bowl. I will not do that again. I like the Sorby sanding tool you used in the Instructable. I guess it's time to spend a couple of dollars to save the rest of my fingers.
I don't have a chuck so I screw a turned waste block to a face plate & glue the face plate to the bottom of a bowl. I use a piece of newspaper between the waste block & the bottom of the bowl to make it easier to remove it from the waste block. I cut a small kerf in the waste block to allow a sharp chisel to fit & separate it when I'm finished. I'm a newbie, but this has worked several times.
This instructable has taught me so much. Very well thought out with easy to follow directions. I bought a lathe about 6 months ago have just recently tried my hand at turning bowls. My first bowl was a walnut from a solid piece. It came out pretty good for a newbie. So my second was a segmented bowl made from purple heart, maple, cherry & hickory. I love contrast. Everything came out good but the bottom of the inside was not that great where it met the walls of the bowl. I wish I had seen this before trying the segmented bowl. Using the forstner bit to give a total depth would have made it easier and a better finish on the inside bottom. I didn't use a mitter sled, just a chop saw. I was please with the outcome but now it looks like I will be building a sled and using man...
This instructable has taught me so much. Very well thought out with easy to follow directions. I bought a lathe about 6 months ago have just recently tried my hand at turning bowls. My first bowl was a walnut from a solid piece. It came out pretty good for a newbie. So my second was a segmented bowl made from purple heart, maple, cherry & hickory. I love contrast. Everything came out good but the bottom of the inside was not that great where it met the walls of the bowl. I wish I had seen this before trying the segmented bowl. Using the forstner bit to give a total depth would have made it easier and a better finish on the inside bottom. I didn't use a mitter sled, just a chop saw. I was please with the outcome but now it looks like I will be building a sled and using many of the tips you have mentioned. Please continue to provide new info for newbie turners to make it even more enjoyable. Keep up the good work.
From my experience in the oilfields of the Gulf of Mexico, stainless steel is much softer than standard steel, but I only use 316ss. Grade 5 or Grade 8 bolts work great for a tap. Just keep in mind to occasionally back out the bolt and then continue to make you tap. Clean out the debris as needed and lubricate metal when tapping it to prevent the cutting edge from getting damaged. Remember to use the proper drill bit size for the pilot hole before tapping anything(typically it is 1/32" smaller).
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Great job! I wish I would have seen this 6 months ago, before I bought a wood lathe. Nice detail. Some of your work details have giving me ideas for other projects. Just wondering what have you turned since building the lathe. Keep up the good work.
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This is very creative and shows your talent. Great explanation and video. I'm new to turning and I'm excited about getting to this point in turning. Did you start with a roughing gouge then swap to a bowl gouge? From my experience, Purple Heart is very hard timber, did you have to sharpen your chisels very often? Keep up the good work.
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I've tried a few different ways before and they were ok but your technique seems to be the best I've heard of. Great tutorial. I guess I'll have to try again and report my results. Thanks
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Great job! Very inspirational. Now something else I'll have to make.
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