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#266213 - 07/15/09 08:17 AM Re: Got Wood? [Re: Murph]
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Yeah, nice job!

I'd miss the cooling center fan, though, and I bet it vortexed the center channel information straight out to the listener!
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#266227 - 07/15/09 09:54 AM Re: Got Wood? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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That's why he has a square room! Mark has a fear or vortexes.
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#266230 - 07/15/09 10:03 AM Re: Got Wood? [Re: Murph]
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Actually, I have a vortex-shaped room because I'm afraid of squares.

You were close though!
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#266475 - 07/18/09 04:32 PM Re: Got Wood? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Any fans here of pocket hole joinery?

Yesterday and today, I've been working on a project that my wife has wanted done for 17 years...since we bought the house. Our washer and dryer are in the basement, but the dryer was never vented outside. I had it going into a bucket with holes around the top and a few inches of water on the bottom. The problem with venting it outside is that I didn't want to lose the window at that spot.

So, I took out the current window and built a "box" to hold the vent hose that corresponded to the levels and contours of the deep window (The foundation is brick). The box takes up the left third of the window opening, and I built a new window for the right two-thirds of the opening. I had never built a window before.



I planed some wood down to about 1/4" and made T-shaped splines that fit in the groove for the glass, but decided the frame would be stronger with pocket hole screws. I had been doing some pocket-hole stuff for a few months now, but this time I plugged the holes. I have to say, this frame is really, really strong and with the plugs in the pocket holes, they're hardly visible. (The window is going to be painted white anyway).



I'm finding that I want to use pocket holes more and more because of their strength and simplicity, but seeing how well they plug, I might even start using them in visible areas with contrasting plugs ( Walnut plugs in Maple, for instance ).

It feels awesome to get a project done that's been on my list for 17 years!!!

So, any other pocket hole fans?
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#266476 - 07/18/09 04:34 PM Re: Got Wood? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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The only real project I've ever done used pocket hole joinery for most of the carcass. Since it's all internal, however, I didn't use plugs. It's a pretty awesome technique, and I love that the set I used had those nifty square head screws.
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#266477 - 07/18/09 04:59 PM Re: Got Wood? [Re: Ken.C]
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I have not used that method. Have not paid off the saw-dust gods with my biscuit joiner yet, so I'll have to put it at the back end of the list of tools to buy. Looks great. Nice work.
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#266594 - 07/20/09 09:43 AM Re: Got Wood? [Re: Zimm]
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Well, first I was simply going to make fun of this statement...
...."but this time I plugged the holes"....

But then I got curious to know if you made yourself a jig for that or used a bought one. If you made it yourself, lets see it!

I'll stick with my serious question but I'm filing your quote away for future reference.
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#266601 - 07/20/09 10:26 AM Re: Got Wood? [Re: Murph]
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Naaaaah, didn't make it myself. I bought a Kreg Jig. I like it a lot and am using it more and more!
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#268303 - 08/05/09 11:19 AM Re: Got Wood? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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I'm looking at getting a 2 1/4 hp router kit with both bases(fixed and plunge), you guys have any suggestions? I was leaning towards either the Milwaukee 2 1/4 fixed/plunge kit(5616-24) or the Bosch 1617 EVSPK "BP"(BP=Bonus Pack; ie edge guide). My only concern about the Bosch is that there are some negative comments about the switch malfunctioning, I also looked at the Triton 2 1/4 plunge kit but have read that there are some quality control issues with it, although it has many excellent and innovative features on it.
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#268422 - 08/06/09 02:57 PM Re: Got Wood? [Re: Adrian]
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Hey Adrian:
I liked both the Bosch and Milwaukee based on what I saw in stores and read in reviews. I've never used either, so I don't have firsthand experience.

I have the Triton 2 1/4hp mounted in my router table and like it. It's a very good value if they still make it available in the kit with a bunch of accessories for a little over $200 US. There are some things that take a little getting used to, such as the power switch "cover plate", but as you said, there's some innovative features. I've never used it handheld...only in the table. I like it enough that I told myself I'd get the 3 1/4hp version for the table if I ever wanted something bigger in there.

BTW, I'm loving that PC D-handle 1 3/4hp router. To be able to start it / stop it with a trigger while both hands are on it is great. I also like the D-handle itself as opposed to holding a couple of knobs.

D-handle revolution!!!!
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