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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Home Office Remodel
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2020, 09:56 AM »
Good progress, Matt.  Guess you really had a long day.   [big grin]

And as par for course, the circuit I had to turn off to work on the lighting included the attic light. There's nothing quite like sitting up on a 2x board in the dark at midnight with a headlight running wire. At least it was nice and cool.

I think I'll go on a supply run this afternoon and work on the doors/drawers we discussed yesterday. Countertop materials won't be in until mid July.

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Offline thudchkr

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Re: Home Office Remodel
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2020, 08:03 PM »
@DynaGlide - your project pictures along with pointers from the likes of Sparktrician are a big helpo for many facing this kind of work.

Your LR-32 Hex bar extension pictures the same solution we developed last year when we ran into the same limitations with the short standard bars and the awkward tightening/releasing of the FESTOOL attachment. We hesitated to put it into production because we were not sure if the market is big enough to justify the effort.

Maybe some other LR-32 users, who would rather do woodworking than building shopmade fixtures, will speak up ? ?


I’d be interested in getting something as well. Would be even slicker if it had multiple stops so you didn’t have to shift the stop for your next row of holes. I’m typically boring three sets of holes when I install my drawer slides.

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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Home Office Remodel
« Reply #32 on: June 29, 2020, 09:20 AM »
I've been putting in 12 hr days on the weekends. .yesterday was another one. I spent most of the morning assembling drawer boxes then went over to Home Depot in the afternoon to get supplies to paint. I wrapped up around 10 last night with the cabinets moved up from the basement to the 2nd floor. I don't need to tell anyone how dumb doing that by myself was.

This morning at 7:30 I hear the delivery truck pulling up with my 2.5" Maple. When I go out to help unload I saw the 1/2" sheet of Medex MDF which I had ordered from a separate supplier was already sitting outside my garage. And I thought I got going early. Jeez.

1/2" Prefinished Maple

Straight line

Ripped down off pencil line since it's a narrow rip

Cross cut using the TSO goodies

Everything came out perfect

If I were a smart person I would have ran the drawer bottom groove on the 8' sheet prior to ripping. Apparently I'm not a smart person. Vac Sys to the rescue:

Throw in the mortises and edge banding and presto, drawer sides and fronts

Back to the TSO goodies for 6 perfectly sized drawer bottoms

Now if I were a 'really' smart person I would've bought the drawer sides ready to go and spent the extra $40. I could've saved half a day had I done that. The reason I didn't is I was worried I'd mess something up and not be able to get more material whereas with my 1/2" sheet of ply I had extra. I'm still buying the ready to go sides next time, that was too tedious.

A little primer

A little paint

And bingo

Now off to read about how to setup this Freud T&G set and work out my door and drawer faces. .


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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Home Office Remodel
« Reply #33 on: June 29, 2020, 09:43 PM »
Freud T&G set figured out. It took some fiddling and a wasted board or two but I got 'er done. For the panels I used 1/2" Medex Moister Resistant MDF and back cut it to fit into the grooves and be almost flush to the back of the door frames. Since I didn't plan ahead to use space balls or what not other alternatives, I'm debating a dab of glue in the middle of each panel top and bottom. I started the panels off as a really tight fit but adjusted them until they were a little looser so I could slide them into position (even gap) after clamping the rails and stiles together.

Also used one of @tjbnwi Tom's tricks to clean up the drawer dominos today with the MFK700:

I left them a touch proud, mainly because I like to feel them.

Here's my super secret setup technique for the T&G router bit set. Once you have a groove done and you do it for 6mm. .slip a 6mm Domino into the groove and line it up with the tongue bit to get the height bang on.

Cutting my door parts using the Dewalt saw on the Rigid stand with my personal modifications. Every part came out dead square and exactly sized. I put two MFT/3 stops on the fence: one for the rails and another for the stiles. And LED shadow on the blade is better than any laser on the Kapex.  [tongue]

Rebating (Rabbeting?) the panels was easy as pie with this setup:

That's all for now. I'll probably have to put a stop to any further work until after my trip to the Cape on Wednesday for a much needed vacation.


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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Home Office Remodel
« Reply #34 on: June 30, 2020, 08:33 AM »
Great progress, Matt!  Enjoy the Cape!   [smile]
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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Home Office Remodel
« Reply #35 on: July 01, 2020, 05:44 AM »

I was able to sneak some time in yesterday. Now I can relax a bit easier knowing it worked out.
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