Sunday, October 23, 2016

Coffee table build starts

It's about time too.  Actually, the build right now is almost done, but the videos have to catch up.  I started in August, and there have been a few photos along the way.  I actually had to sand the finish off the top and start it again as when I was doing the last step I didn't like it.  Still, Sally's birthday was last January, and I did promise her a coffee table.  I didn't even have the wood back then.

I am cutting the build series up into many small segments.  Putting together the longer videos and uploading them can get tedious, and I think that the shorter format may make it easier to watch.  We will see.  I was still up late last night getting it done, so I am just as weary today as I write this.

It is cooler now and I fired up the heater in the shop yesterday, only to find there was about 1/2 hour worth of fuel left in the propane tank.  I guess I have another job on my list before I can actually finish the build.

So, my muddled brain is having a hard time putting words together right now, so I will just post the video.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Servicing the planer

Well, the planer was leaving tracks on one part of the blade.  Obviously a chip in the knives at that point.  So, with the camera rolling, I decided I would give the machine a bit of a clean up.  It is a Makita 2012 planer, a little 12" lunchbox planer that I got from my father in law.  So, the price was right.  It is a bit odd in that the table moves up and down and the motor stays fixed in place.  That makes in feed and out feed tables just about impossible.  But, it is a good little machine.  I thought I had a new set of knives, but it turned out they were used too.  The package price was about $37 I think.  I ended up finding the 2 best edges and putting them in.  I ordered a new set and they are on the shelf now.  $65!  That is inflation I guess.  With the machine all ready, I could now start the work on the coffee table.  The one that I have posted a few pictures of before I believe.

That's the trouble with getting older, you just can't quite be sure if you did something or not.  Particularly in the line of video making like I do.  I often have things done for a while before the You Tube video is all edited and posted, but I have talked about the project here and there, and also thrown a few photos out too.  So it is hard to remember what you did where, and if you did it.

Of course, I say all that in good humour.  All in all, I do things, roll the camera, edit and post.  Of course there are diversions, like the last video showed.

Enjoy the show, and

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