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Getting Started - I hate wire shelves

Recently the wire shelves in our closets have started to fall down due to overloading. A normal person might have given away some cloths and re mounted the shelves. An aspiring lumber jock, however, will recognize a chance to rip out everything and rebuild from scratch.

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So I decided to the take the lessons learned and the designs from my previous closet project and scale it up to a room that is nearly three times the size

Furniture Shelf Wood Shelving Fixture


Basic design is 6 towers and 4 sets of shelves. Each tower consists of four plywood panels (left, right, top and bottom), three shelves (top, middle, bottom), a toe kick across base and a mounting strip/shelf support under each shelf. Shelves are biscuit joined and pocket screwed.

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Plywood box will be strengthened with a solid woodface frame and then mounted directly to wall using 3" cabinet screws thru mounting strip into wall studs. Space between towers will be filled with floating shelves, supported by 1/4" dowels in holes drilled into panel sides. Face frame is biscuit joined. All maple stock.

I do not use sketch up for design - I used power point to make a scale drawing. And then built a story stick to mark the shelf, support and pin locations. Then used it to place the biscuit locations for both the towers and the face frames. A plywood story stick (avoids warping) was a good idea in the 16th century and hasn't required improvement since then.

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Part 2 - Cutting up all the wood
 

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Getting Started - I hate wire shelves

Recently the wire shelves in our closets have started to fall down due to overloading. A normal person might have given away some cloths and re mounted the shelves. An aspiring lumber jock, however, will recognize a chance to rip out everything and rebuild from scratch.

Property Shipping box Textile Interior design Clothes hanger


So I decided to the take the lessons learned and the designs from my previous closet project and scale it up to a room that is nearly three times the size

Furniture Shelf Wood Shelving Fixture


Basic design is 6 towers and 4 sets of shelves. Each tower consists of four plywood panels (left, right, top and bottom), three shelves (top, middle, bottom), a toe kick across base and a mounting strip/shelf support under each shelf. Shelves are biscuit joined and pocket screwed.

Wood Interior design Floor House Flooring


Plywood box will be strengthened with a solid woodface frame and then mounted directly to wall using 3" cabinet screws thru mounting strip into wall studs. Space between towers will be filled with floating shelves, supported by 1/4" dowels in holes drilled into panel sides. Face frame is biscuit joined. All maple stock.

I do not use sketch up for design - I used power point to make a scale drawing. And then built a story stick to mark the shelf, support and pin locations. Then used it to place the biscuit locations for both the towers and the face frames. A plywood story stick (avoids warping) was a good idea in the 16th century and hasn't required improvement since then.

Wood Building Floor Flooring House


Wood Rectangle Wood stain Flooring Tints and shades


Part 2 - Cutting up all the wood
"An aspiring lumber jock, however, will recognize a chance to rip out everything and rebuild from scratch."

Spot on! :)
 

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Getting Started - I hate wire shelves

Recently the wire shelves in our closets have started to fall down due to overloading. A normal person might have given away some cloths and re mounted the shelves. An aspiring lumber jock, however, will recognize a chance to rip out everything and rebuild from scratch.

Property Shipping box Textile Interior design Clothes hanger


So I decided to the take the lessons learned and the designs from my previous closet project and scale it up to a room that is nearly three times the size

Furniture Shelf Wood Shelving Fixture


Basic design is 6 towers and 4 sets of shelves. Each tower consists of four plywood panels (left, right, top and bottom), three shelves (top, middle, bottom), a toe kick across base and a mounting strip/shelf support under each shelf. Shelves are biscuit joined and pocket screwed.

Wood Interior design Floor House Flooring


Plywood box will be strengthened with a solid woodface frame and then mounted directly to wall using 3" cabinet screws thru mounting strip into wall studs. Space between towers will be filled with floating shelves, supported by 1/4" dowels in holes drilled into panel sides. Face frame is biscuit joined. All maple stock.

I do not use sketch up for design - I used power point to make a scale drawing. And then built a story stick to mark the shelf, support and pin locations. Then used it to place the biscuit locations for both the towers and the face frames. A plywood story stick (avoids warping) was a good idea in the 16th century and hasn't required improvement since then.

Wood Building Floor Flooring House


Wood Rectangle Wood stain Flooring Tints and shades


Part 2 - Cutting up all the wood
Shawn:

I'm trying to figure out which words go with which picture. The picture with the White Columns behind a tower….Do the words ABOVE the picture apply to that picture?

Also the "Story Stick" I've never used one before. I THINK I can see HOW they are used. (the height/location of various components?) how do they avoid warping?

Sorry for the confusion on my part.
 

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Getting Started - I hate wire shelves

Recently the wire shelves in our closets have started to fall down due to overloading. A normal person might have given away some cloths and re mounted the shelves. An aspiring lumber jock, however, will recognize a chance to rip out everything and rebuild from scratch.

Property Shipping box Textile Interior design Clothes hanger


So I decided to the take the lessons learned and the designs from my previous closet project and scale it up to a room that is nearly three times the size

Furniture Shelf Wood Shelving Fixture


Basic design is 6 towers and 4 sets of shelves. Each tower consists of four plywood panels (left, right, top and bottom), three shelves (top, middle, bottom), a toe kick across base and a mounting strip/shelf support under each shelf. Shelves are biscuit joined and pocket screwed.

Wood Interior design Floor House Flooring


Plywood box will be strengthened with a solid woodface frame and then mounted directly to wall using 3" cabinet screws thru mounting strip into wall studs. Space between towers will be filled with floating shelves, supported by 1/4" dowels in holes drilled into panel sides. Face frame is biscuit joined. All maple stock.

I do not use sketch up for design - I used power point to make a scale drawing. And then built a story stick to mark the shelf, support and pin locations. Then used it to place the biscuit locations for both the towers and the face frames. A plywood story stick (avoids warping) was a good idea in the 16th century and hasn't required improvement since then.

Wood Building Floor Flooring House


Wood Rectangle Wood stain Flooring Tints and shades


Part 2 - Cutting up all the wood
Sorry for the confusion … I tried to show a couple of pictures of the tower. The first picture is intended to show the room prior to installation. The second picture is an example of what I am trying to achieve based on a prior project.

The third picture (the one with the white columns) shows what an assembled tower looks like so people can see the basic construction (two sides/three shelves/toe kick and three shelf braces).

The last two pictures were the best I could do to show the story stick.

The story stick is a just what you have described … a stick with the project dimensions measured and labeled on it. I use plywood to make mine because I find that plywood warps less than a ripped piece of stock, which can bow over time. Story sticks are not more accurate necessarily, but they are more consistent. You measure once, double and triple check, mark it and re use the same measurement over and over again.
 

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Getting Started - I hate wire shelves

Recently the wire shelves in our closets have started to fall down due to overloading. A normal person might have given away some cloths and re mounted the shelves. An aspiring lumber jock, however, will recognize a chance to rip out everything and rebuild from scratch.

Property Shipping box Textile Interior design Clothes hanger


So I decided to the take the lessons learned and the designs from my previous closet project and scale it up to a room that is nearly three times the size

Furniture Shelf Wood Shelving Fixture


Basic design is 6 towers and 4 sets of shelves. Each tower consists of four plywood panels (left, right, top and bottom), three shelves (top, middle, bottom), a toe kick across base and a mounting strip/shelf support under each shelf. Shelves are biscuit joined and pocket screwed.

Wood Interior design Floor House Flooring


Plywood box will be strengthened with a solid woodface frame and then mounted directly to wall using 3" cabinet screws thru mounting strip into wall studs. Space between towers will be filled with floating shelves, supported by 1/4" dowels in holes drilled into panel sides. Face frame is biscuit joined. All maple stock.

I do not use sketch up for design - I used power point to make a scale drawing. And then built a story stick to mark the shelf, support and pin locations. Then used it to place the biscuit locations for both the towers and the face frames. A plywood story stick (avoids warping) was a good idea in the 16th century and hasn't required improvement since then.

Wood Building Floor Flooring House


Wood Rectangle Wood stain Flooring Tints and shades


Part 2 - Cutting up all the wood
Thanks Shawn. Look forward to watching your Progress in Your Blog.

Rick
 

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Making the pieces

I ordered 5 sheets of 3/4" maple ply from Tampa Intercity Lumber (if you are in the area, they are very helpful and carry nice stock). Until recently I did not have a decent table saw (more on that later), so rented shop time from Intercity Lumber and cut down the panels to 15" widths before loading into my Avalanche and heading home.

Here are the cut down panels

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For the face frames, I also purchased 32 bd ft of 1×8" maple, which I then cut down into 1×2.25". The router profile did not look good on regular 1×2 stock.

Here is the profile

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Although I have a planer and joiner, as well as several hand planes, I find 8 ft lengths difficult to dimension from rough stock and I made the judgment that the time saved from stock prep could be used elsewhere on the project. Ripped using my RAS - which can be done safely if the saw is tuned and you have an anti kickback system.

I did use the planes to clean up the ripped stock.
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I also had some nice maple stock left over for a future project.

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Made a test block (see the profile picture above) and then routed the face frames in three passes on my router table. Used feather boards to both hold down the stock and hold it against the bit. Made a mistake on the first couple of pieces by not cleaning up the edge before routing, thought that running against the fence rather than the bearing would be enough. Made for an ugly profile in a couple of places. Adjusted height for last pass against the test block to ensure I got the result I was looking for. Even with three passes and reduced router bit speed, I still got some tear out. Raised the bit 1/64" to get rid of the worst and had to sand out the rest.

Marked out my side panels clearly to ensure I cut the proper pattern in them.

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I cross cut down the panel lengths to create the shelves using the radial arm saw. 1/8" shallow scoring cut, followed by through cut almost entirely eliminated splintering.

I then cut the biscuit joints and drilled the pocket screws for panels.

Biscuiting the panel
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Biscuiting the edge
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Drilled pocket screws between biscuit slots. Tried el cheapo jig to start, got bad results. So I bought an older Kreg K2 jig and it works awesome. Lesson learned (over and over again) - cheap tools are not worth it. By the time you are good enough to make a cheap tool work, you can have saved up the money (from time lost and stock screwed up) for a good tool.

Cut shelf brackets and toe kicks on RAS as well. Used Kreg jig to drill in pocket screws for joinery.

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Used 150 grit sand paper to clean up panels and used 1" blue tape to cover glue areas.

Here is the last step in creating all the pieces

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Making the pieces

I ordered 5 sheets of 3/4" maple ply from Tampa Intercity Lumber (if you are in the area, they are very helpful and carry nice stock). Until recently I did not have a decent table saw (more on that later), so rented shop time from Intercity Lumber and cut down the panels to 15" widths before loading into my Avalanche and heading home.

Here are the cut down panels

Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain Hardwood


For the face frames, I also purchased 32 bd ft of 1×8" maple, which I then cut down into 1×2.25". The router profile did not look good on regular 1×2 stock.

Here is the profile

Wood Rectangle Tool Flooring Hardwood


Although I have a planer and joiner, as well as several hand planes, I find 8 ft lengths difficult to dimension from rough stock and I made the judgment that the time saved from stock prep could be used elsewhere on the project. Ripped using my RAS - which can be done safely if the saw is tuned and you have an anti kickback system.

I did use the planes to clean up the ripped stock.
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I also had some nice maple stock left over for a future project.

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Made a test block (see the profile picture above) and then routed the face frames in three passes on my router table. Used feather boards to both hold down the stock and hold it against the bit. Made a mistake on the first couple of pieces by not cleaning up the edge before routing, thought that running against the fence rather than the bearing would be enough. Made for an ugly profile in a couple of places. Adjusted height for last pass against the test block to ensure I got the result I was looking for. Even with three passes and reduced router bit speed, I still got some tear out. Raised the bit 1/64" to get rid of the worst and had to sand out the rest.

Marked out my side panels clearly to ensure I cut the proper pattern in them.

Art Wood Working animal Room Event


I cross cut down the panel lengths to create the shelves using the radial arm saw. 1/8" shallow scoring cut, followed by through cut almost entirely eliminated splintering.

I then cut the biscuit joints and drilled the pocket screws for panels.

Biscuiting the panel
Saw Handheld power drill Wood Table Pneumatic tool


Biscuiting the edge
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Drilled pocket screws between biscuit slots. Tried el cheapo jig to start, got bad results. So I bought an older Kreg K2 jig and it works awesome. Lesson learned (over and over again) - cheap tools are not worth it. By the time you are good enough to make a cheap tool work, you can have saved up the money (from time lost and stock screwed up) for a good tool.

Cut shelf brackets and toe kicks on RAS as well. Used Kreg jig to drill in pocket screws for joinery.

Table Chair Wood Wood stain Door


Used 150 grit sand paper to clean up panels and used 1" blue tape to cover glue areas.

Here is the last step in creating all the pieces

Furniture Table Wood Flooring Floor
Taking shape real nice. BTW I live in Seffner and go to Intercity also. Keep the progress coming.
 

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Face Frames

I forgot to cover cutting the biscuits for the face frames in the last blog entry. So here we go. Using story stick, I marked the biscuit centers on the face frame styles. And I marked the center of one rail to set up the jig. Then I used a biscuiting jig that I built using plans from Wood Magazine to cut the FF sized biscuit joints for the face frames.

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Lesson Learned … make sure you have adequate space to cut joinery when you route a profile into a face frame … in a couple of places, the biscuit is at risk of showing.

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I then finished the face frames using the Veritas moulding sanding blocks (cheap and really helpful). In retrospect, I should have finished first and then cut joinery because I could have conceivably interfered with biscuit slot depths. However, I find biscuits forgiving (or sloppy if you prefer).

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I used a block plane and goose neck scrapers to help take care of the worst tear out on face frames. I am amazed by how much you can clean up mistakes with router "snipe" and tear our using the profile sanding blocks and 100 grit sandpaper but I do not enjoy the elbow grease required to do so.

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Now that we have face frames sanded to 180 grit, a few Bessey Clamps are needed to glue them up.

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Since I am planning to nail the face frames into place, I did not prefinish the frames so I could putty them.

I am interested in anyone's experience with this
... should I try to just glue and clamp onto frame?
... should I finish, nail, putty and touch up just the holes?
... any other approaches?

Next steps … tower sub assemblies.
 

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Brief break for a tool gloat - sometimes good things happen to bad people

I am writing this as a separate entry in case people do not like gloats.

I am very thankful that I met up with a craftsman in Tampa that was retiring. I saw an ad in Craigslist, by chance, with shop tools for sale. The gentleman had a tablesaw listed at $400.

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When I called him, he told me it was a 10" Jet Cabinet saw and it was running fine. I begged him not to sell until I had a chance to get down there and look at it. He agreed to wait (8 people called while we were loading it).

When I got there, sure enough it was a 3HP JTAS-10-1 in very good shape including the fence system.
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He threw in 4 blades, including 2 forrest workworkers. I confirmed that he knew that this saw was worth a quite a bit when new and then agreed to his price.

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He helped me load into the back of the Avalanche - very, very heavy - now I finally own a decent tablesaw.

No more ripping on the radial arm saw for me.

Thank you Jerry, I hope you enjoy your retirement. I will put your saw to good use.
 

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Brief break for a tool gloat - sometimes good things happen to bad people

I am writing this as a separate entry in case people do not like gloats.

I am very thankful that I met up with a craftsman in Tampa that was retiring. I saw an ad in Craigslist, by chance, with shop tools for sale. The gentleman had a tablesaw listed at $400.

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When I called him, he told me it was a 10" Jet Cabinet saw and it was running fine. I begged him not to sell until I had a chance to get down there and look at it. He agreed to wait (8 people called while we were loading it).

When I got there, sure enough it was a 3HP JTAS-10-1 in very good shape including the fence system.
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He threw in 4 blades, including 2 forrest workworkers. I confirmed that he knew that this saw was worth a quite a bit when new and then agreed to his price.

Idiophone Automotive tire Automotive wheel system Gas Circle


He helped me load into the back of the Avalanche - very, very heavy - now I finally own a decent tablesaw.

No more ripping on the radial arm saw for me.

Thank you Jerry, I hope you enjoy your retirement. I will put your saw to good use.
lucky!
 

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Brief break for a tool gloat - sometimes good things happen to bad people

I am writing this as a separate entry in case people do not like gloats.

I am very thankful that I met up with a craftsman in Tampa that was retiring. I saw an ad in Craigslist, by chance, with shop tools for sale. The gentleman had a tablesaw listed at $400.

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When I called him, he told me it was a 10" Jet Cabinet saw and it was running fine. I begged him not to sell until I had a chance to get down there and look at it. He agreed to wait (8 people called while we were loading it).

When I got there, sure enough it was a 3HP JTAS-10-1 in very good shape including the fence system.
Vehicle Vehicle door Gas Auto part Automotive exterior


He threw in 4 blades, including 2 forrest workworkers. I confirmed that he knew that this saw was worth a quite a bit when new and then agreed to his price.

Idiophone Automotive tire Automotive wheel system Gas Circle


He helped me load into the back of the Avalanche - very, very heavy - now I finally own a decent tablesaw.

No more ripping on the radial arm saw for me.

Thank you Jerry, I hope you enjoy your retirement. I will put your saw to good use.
whooo hoooo! Hooray for your good luck. And I bet you aren't even a "bad person. " :)
 

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Brief break for a tool gloat - sometimes good things happen to bad people

I am writing this as a separate entry in case people do not like gloats.

I am very thankful that I met up with a craftsman in Tampa that was retiring. I saw an ad in Craigslist, by chance, with shop tools for sale. The gentleman had a tablesaw listed at $400.

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When I called him, he told me it was a 10" Jet Cabinet saw and it was running fine. I begged him not to sell until I had a chance to get down there and look at it. He agreed to wait (8 people called while we were loading it).

When I got there, sure enough it was a 3HP JTAS-10-1 in very good shape including the fence system.
Vehicle Vehicle door Gas Auto part Automotive exterior


He threw in 4 blades, including 2 forrest workworkers. I confirmed that he knew that this saw was worth a quite a bit when new and then agreed to his price.

Idiophone Automotive tire Automotive wheel system Gas Circle


He helped me load into the back of the Avalanche - very, very heavy - now I finally own a decent tablesaw.

No more ripping on the radial arm saw for me.

Thank you Jerry, I hope you enjoy your retirement. I will put your saw to good use.
Congratulations on your great find. An excellent saw at a fantastic price…I am still looking for my great deal on craigslist. Have not fond it yet. One of these days….
 

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Brief break for a tool gloat - sometimes good things happen to bad people

I am writing this as a separate entry in case people do not like gloats.

I am very thankful that I met up with a craftsman in Tampa that was retiring. I saw an ad in Craigslist, by chance, with shop tools for sale. The gentleman had a tablesaw listed at $400.

Wood Machine tool Gas Flooring Machine


When I called him, he told me it was a 10" Jet Cabinet saw and it was running fine. I begged him not to sell until I had a chance to get down there and look at it. He agreed to wait (8 people called while we were loading it).

When I got there, sure enough it was a 3HP JTAS-10-1 in very good shape including the fence system.
Vehicle Vehicle door Gas Auto part Automotive exterior


He threw in 4 blades, including 2 forrest workworkers. I confirmed that he knew that this saw was worth a quite a bit when new and then agreed to his price.

Idiophone Automotive tire Automotive wheel system Gas Circle


He helped me load into the back of the Avalanche - very, very heavy - now I finally own a decent tablesaw.

No more ripping on the radial arm saw for me.

Thank you Jerry, I hope you enjoy your retirement. I will put your saw to good use.
Congrats, nice find
 

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Brief break for a tool gloat - sometimes good things happen to bad people

I am writing this as a separate entry in case people do not like gloats.

I am very thankful that I met up with a craftsman in Tampa that was retiring. I saw an ad in Craigslist, by chance, with shop tools for sale. The gentleman had a tablesaw listed at $400.

Wood Machine tool Gas Flooring Machine


When I called him, he told me it was a 10" Jet Cabinet saw and it was running fine. I begged him not to sell until I had a chance to get down there and look at it. He agreed to wait (8 people called while we were loading it).

When I got there, sure enough it was a 3HP JTAS-10-1 in very good shape including the fence system.
Vehicle Vehicle door Gas Auto part Automotive exterior


He threw in 4 blades, including 2 forrest workworkers. I confirmed that he knew that this saw was worth a quite a bit when new and then agreed to his price.

Idiophone Automotive tire Automotive wheel system Gas Circle


He helped me load into the back of the Avalanche - very, very heavy - now I finally own a decent tablesaw.

No more ripping on the radial arm saw for me.

Thank you Jerry, I hope you enjoy your retirement. I will put your saw to good use.
Wow, definitely a score (albeit, a heavy one)!

Chalk another one up for Craigslist.

Maybe I'm putting the cart before the horse here (meaning that a thread already exists on this topic), but I've been thinking about starting a thread on my own Craigslist tool acquisitions. If nothing else, it'd give everyone a baseline that is either looking to buy or sell a particular tool on Craigslist. Guess I'll go do that now.

Again, great find!
 

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Brief break for a tool gloat - sometimes good things happen to bad people

I am writing this as a separate entry in case people do not like gloats.

I am very thankful that I met up with a craftsman in Tampa that was retiring. I saw an ad in Craigslist, by chance, with shop tools for sale. The gentleman had a tablesaw listed at $400.

Wood Machine tool Gas Flooring Machine


When I called him, he told me it was a 10" Jet Cabinet saw and it was running fine. I begged him not to sell until I had a chance to get down there and look at it. He agreed to wait (8 people called while we were loading it).

When I got there, sure enough it was a 3HP JTAS-10-1 in very good shape including the fence system.
Vehicle Vehicle door Gas Auto part Automotive exterior


He threw in 4 blades, including 2 forrest workworkers. I confirmed that he knew that this saw was worth a quite a bit when new and then agreed to his price.

Idiophone Automotive tire Automotive wheel system Gas Circle


He helped me load into the back of the Avalanche - very, very heavy - now I finally own a decent tablesaw.

No more ripping on the radial arm saw for me.

Thank you Jerry, I hope you enjoy your retirement. I will put your saw to good use.
Great deal. Congrats!
 

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Brief break for a tool gloat - sometimes good things happen to bad people

I am writing this as a separate entry in case people do not like gloats.

I am very thankful that I met up with a craftsman in Tampa that was retiring. I saw an ad in Craigslist, by chance, with shop tools for sale. The gentleman had a tablesaw listed at $400.

Wood Machine tool Gas Flooring Machine


When I called him, he told me it was a 10" Jet Cabinet saw and it was running fine. I begged him not to sell until I had a chance to get down there and look at it. He agreed to wait (8 people called while we were loading it).

When I got there, sure enough it was a 3HP JTAS-10-1 in very good shape including the fence system.
Vehicle Vehicle door Gas Auto part Automotive exterior


He threw in 4 blades, including 2 forrest workworkers. I confirmed that he knew that this saw was worth a quite a bit when new and then agreed to his price.

Idiophone Automotive tire Automotive wheel system Gas Circle


He helped me load into the back of the Avalanche - very, very heavy - now I finally own a decent tablesaw.

No more ripping on the radial arm saw for me.

Thank you Jerry, I hope you enjoy your retirement. I will put your saw to good use.
yeah, use it up :)) Congrats!!
 

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Brief break for a tool gloat - sometimes good things happen to bad people

I am writing this as a separate entry in case people do not like gloats.

I am very thankful that I met up with a craftsman in Tampa that was retiring. I saw an ad in Craigslist, by chance, with shop tools for sale. The gentleman had a tablesaw listed at $400.

Wood Machine tool Gas Flooring Machine


When I called him, he told me it was a 10" Jet Cabinet saw and it was running fine. I begged him not to sell until I had a chance to get down there and look at it. He agreed to wait (8 people called while we were loading it).

When I got there, sure enough it was a 3HP JTAS-10-1 in very good shape including the fence system.
Vehicle Vehicle door Gas Auto part Automotive exterior


He threw in 4 blades, including 2 forrest workworkers. I confirmed that he knew that this saw was worth a quite a bit when new and then agreed to his price.

Idiophone Automotive tire Automotive wheel system Gas Circle


He helped me load into the back of the Avalanche - very, very heavy - now I finally own a decent tablesaw.

No more ripping on the radial arm saw for me.

Thank you Jerry, I hope you enjoy your retirement. I will put your saw to good use.
Congrats on a nice score.
 

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Pre Finishing and Sub Assembly

Having the bulk of pieces, cut and sanded, I elected to tape and pre finish most of the components.

Finishing large projects is a huge challenge for me as I work in a 3 car garage and can not easily spray stuff. Since I was finishing many large panels, I decided to try applying the clear coat with a floor roller. Since I like their other products, I decided to use a Zinsser water based poly. It worked as well as brushing does, however, the coats go on thick and you need to watch the roller to ensure even coverage. I used the specialty foam roller to apply (not the big thick ones, just 1/8" hard foam over cardboard tube)

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Having put three coats on each component, I was ready to start assembling the pieces with biscuits and pocket screws. I attached the shelves to the shelf supports for top and middle shelves and put both the shelf support and toekick on the bottom shelves.

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A little lesson learned during dry fitting. Both fine and coarse pocket screws push up enough material to cause a "dimple" on the surface. I had to drill, separate, sand off dimple and then go with a final glue and screw.

Another advantage of the sub assemblies is that they stand on their own, which made to process of attaching them to the tower side panels easier.

Shipping box Wood Hardwood Carton Flooring


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Once I had the shelves in place, could attach the second panel, checking for square at each step, to create the basic towers (rear view)

Wood Cabinetry Flooring Gas Hardwood


As you can see my garage gets quite full.

Next Step is to attach the face frames …

But now is the time to take my most important project to play in her first orchestra

Smile Flash photography Standing Iris Blazer
 

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Pre Finishing and Sub Assembly

Having the bulk of pieces, cut and sanded, I elected to tape and pre finish most of the components.

Finishing large projects is a huge challenge for me as I work in a 3 car garage and can not easily spray stuff. Since I was finishing many large panels, I decided to try applying the clear coat with a floor roller. Since I like their other products, I decided to use a Zinsser water based poly. It worked as well as brushing does, however, the coats go on thick and you need to watch the roller to ensure even coverage. I used the specialty foam roller to apply (not the big thick ones, just 1/8" hard foam over cardboard tube)

Wood Floor Flooring Hardwood Wood stain


Having put three coats on each component, I was ready to start assembling the pieces with biscuits and pocket screws. I attached the shelves to the shelf supports for top and middle shelves and put both the shelf support and toekick on the bottom shelves.

Table Furniture Wood Workbench Desk


A little lesson learned during dry fitting. Both fine and coarse pocket screws push up enough material to cause a "dimple" on the surface. I had to drill, separate, sand off dimple and then go with a final glue and screw.

Another advantage of the sub assemblies is that they stand on their own, which made to process of attaching them to the tower side panels easier.

Shipping box Wood Hardwood Carton Flooring


Bicycle Tire Wheel Wood Bicycle wheel


Once I had the shelves in place, could attach the second panel, checking for square at each step, to create the basic towers (rear view)

Wood Cabinetry Flooring Gas Hardwood


As you can see my garage gets quite full.

Next Step is to attach the face frames …

But now is the time to take my most important project to play in her first orchestra

Smile Flash photography Standing Iris Blazer
Interesting!
 

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Pre Finishing and Sub Assembly

Having the bulk of pieces, cut and sanded, I elected to tape and pre finish most of the components.

Finishing large projects is a huge challenge for me as I work in a 3 car garage and can not easily spray stuff. Since I was finishing many large panels, I decided to try applying the clear coat with a floor roller. Since I like their other products, I decided to use a Zinsser water based poly. It worked as well as brushing does, however, the coats go on thick and you need to watch the roller to ensure even coverage. I used the specialty foam roller to apply (not the big thick ones, just 1/8" hard foam over cardboard tube)

Wood Floor Flooring Hardwood Wood stain


Having put three coats on each component, I was ready to start assembling the pieces with biscuits and pocket screws. I attached the shelves to the shelf supports for top and middle shelves and put both the shelf support and toekick on the bottom shelves.

Table Furniture Wood Workbench Desk


A little lesson learned during dry fitting. Both fine and coarse pocket screws push up enough material to cause a "dimple" on the surface. I had to drill, separate, sand off dimple and then go with a final glue and screw.

Another advantage of the sub assemblies is that they stand on their own, which made to process of attaching them to the tower side panels easier.

Shipping box Wood Hardwood Carton Flooring


Bicycle Tire Wheel Wood Bicycle wheel


Once I had the shelves in place, could attach the second panel, checking for square at each step, to create the basic towers (rear view)

Wood Cabinetry Flooring Gas Hardwood


As you can see my garage gets quite full.

Next Step is to attach the face frames …

But now is the time to take my most important project to play in her first orchestra

Smile Flash photography Standing Iris Blazer
2 very nice looking projects. Beautiful music where ever you go. Tools singing and daughter playing.
 

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