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Urizen

Ice climber
Berkeley, CA
Jan 23, 2012 - 03:08pm PT
Brandon,

I hope nobody--including you--will think that I'm trying to pose as an expert here; I'm just passing on some things that I've seen and wondered about. As a consequence, I can't really even attempt to account for your experience or that of your friend without seeing or knowing a lot more about both. You can get different results according to whether you're sawing a groove with the grain or across the grain. Hardwood or softwood; how much clamping force you try to apply when gluing up. Where in which layer of the plywood your dado bottoms out at. The condition, number and shape of the teeth on the dado blades (the $450, 60-tooth set that I always kept locked in my office always worked pretty smooth, for me).

The router alternative, although it's a pain to set up, is also more accurate in the sense that, since the router base is so much smaller than a saw table, your cut will be more uniform in depth along its length if the material is warped. However, warpage is usually a much less serious consideration with MDF than with plywood. I can't say that I've noted that chipping the MDF with a router is a regular concern. However, make sure that your bit is sharp and clean, and don't hog in so deep so fast that it loads up with resin. That's about all of the amateur advice I can think of today.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 23, 2012 - 03:13pm PT
Brandon,
Whattya worried about chipping with MDF for? Never hardly seen no chipping
in MDF no how even with cheap blades.It is obviously a paint-grade gig so
whattya think God invented Bondo for? :-)

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 23, 2012 - 04:22pm PT
I've never seen MDF chip either, just covering my bases.

Edit; I overthink things too, it's a blessing and a curse.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jan 23, 2012 - 05:44pm PT
Anacortes Washington

Credit: guido
Credit: guido
justin01

Trad climber
sacramento
Jan 23, 2012 - 06:30pm PT
That is fantastic! I think I am going to have to make that in the future!
Euroford

Trad climber
Louisville, CO
Jan 27, 2012 - 08:57am PT
^^ hahaha! those are awesome!

when the jeep is back on the ground (maybe another month?) i have a variety of fun little metal fab tasks for around the house. we'll see.

at least for now concerns are much more structural/functional and not as much aesthetic.

finished the front spring hangers yesterday.

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 27, 2012 - 10:13am PT
Transitioning from remodels to interior finish work has kept me thinking, and stoked, on this project.



My shop is a work in progress.





The cabinets will be installed tomorrow, tons of scribe work coming up to trim it in. Thanks Reilly, the 'grew there' thought struck a chord with me.


Rocrates

Trad climber
Berkeley , ca.
Jan 27, 2012 - 12:39pm PT
Began this last February.
Credit: Rocrates
Rocrates

Trad climber
Berkeley , ca.
Jan 27, 2012 - 12:42pm PT
a little later
a little later
Credit: Rocrates
Rocrates

Trad climber
Berkeley , ca.
Jan 27, 2012 - 12:44pm PT
Last February , a good month for building.
Last February , a good month for building.
Credit: Rocrates
Rocrates

Trad climber
Berkeley , ca.
Jan 27, 2012 - 12:46pm PT
Must be March now.
Must be March now.
Credit: Rocrates
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Jan 28, 2012 - 04:07pm PT
Credit: pud
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 28, 2012 - 05:47pm PT
What scale is that?
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Jan 28, 2012 - 06:51pm PT
Definitely not HO!
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Jan 28, 2012 - 08:05pm PT
Full Scale.
Been working on it with about 20 guys for the last couple of months.
It will be the size of the train on the left.
We're making 4.
WBraun

climber
Jan 28, 2012 - 08:40pm PT
Ahhhh tools!!!

Workshops !!!!

Building sh!t !!!!

I'm pissed, you guys are having all the fun.

Climbing is stupid,

building sh!t is where it's at !!!!!
MisterE

Social climber
Jan 28, 2012 - 09:04pm PT
Hey Guido! Those rain down-spouts are near the park named after my mom - Dorothy Bird Waterfront Park. There is a sequoia tree and a picnic table at the bottom of "O" Ave.

Here's my latest project - a kitchen pass-through:







Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Jan 28, 2012 - 09:13pm PT
I've been using a Blast resin detail set to upgrade and convert a French Char 1B bis tank into a German Char 1B flame-thrower tank:

Credit: Bruce Morris

Just starting to get it weathered and aged a bit. MIG pigments will finish the job after some pin washes with artist's oil paint.

Credit: Bruce Morris

Hand painted the yellow rune of the Prinz Eugen SS Brigade that was active in Yugoslavia 1943-45. They specialized in punitive raids against Serbian partisans, but had a nasty habit of killing any civilians who got in their way, often burning them alive after herding them into local Churches.
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Jan 28, 2012 - 09:46pm PT
Ahhhh tools!!!

Workshops !!!!

Building sh!t !!!!

I'm pissed, you guys are having all the fun.

Climbing is stupid,

building sh!t is where it's at !!!!!

Whats funny Werner is I got to build sh!t so I can go climbing
dmons

climber
Jan 28, 2012 - 10:11pm PT
your slideshow makes it seem like moving a gas line aint no thing
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