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Update on the epoxy coaster test.... it's not terrible, but there are a lot ofsmall spots where the epoxy didn't fill in the insect grooves.

Made some mistakes too... put the oil finish on without buffing the epoxy. Stopped sanding at 220 grit... should have gone to 400.

But, with the flash on, these take good pictures.

Before Danish oil-
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After oil...

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Just got the dust system installed. Still some parts on order. Anyone else run one of these? How you deal with residual dust from the bottom of table saw? Lots dust gets thrown. The planer works great with no issues. Chop saw has some dust slinging also.
I have the same dust collector.
As far as the table saw, your not going to get great dust collection with that style saw. The best way to maximize it would be to build a stand that closes the bottom up and then seal up the opening around the saw, not all of them since you still need airflow but you want the majority of the suction pulling from the blade opening.
Miter saws are damn near impossible to get all the dust. Dust collection is one of the main aspects of any tools I buy and the miter saw I bought had one of the highest rated dust collection I could find without dropping 1600 on a festool and it still isn’t perfect. I plan to build a miter saw station with a hood around the saw to help contain the dust.
 

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Went to the wood store today and got some walnut, mahogany, hard maple, and sapele. Started a new board, glued up one more like the last one too. And started an epoxy fill with just a little blue pearl powder... like it better than the coaster test (at least, so far).

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I have the same dust collector.
As far as the table saw, your not going to get great dust collection with that style saw. The best way to maximize it would be to build a stand that closes the bottom up and then seal up the opening around the saw, not all of them since you still need airflow but you want the majority of the suction pulling from the blade opening.
Miter saws are damn near impossible to get all the dust. Dust collection is one of the main aspects of any tools I buy and the miter saw I bought had one of the highest rated dust collection I could find without dropping 1600 on a festool and it still isn’t perfect. I plan to build a miter saw station with a hood around the saw to help contain the dust.

yea I am finding that out real quick.On my list along with router containment. I have one suction line that is made to transfer as an extra suction line where needed for this application. Planer is the only one that does its job.
 

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These look great man. You should set up an Etsy shop & ask big $$$$.
Honestly, I want to get Christmas presents made and then finish enough to pay for the $200 worth of wood that I bought. Etsy might be the way to do it... 5 boards at 50 bucks would cover wood and shipping (sell with free shipping of course.... Amazon has made everyone believe shipping must be free).
 

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Working on a chicken tractor for my bantams. I looked at some finished tractors online to get ideas and dove in. It's basically just a fenced in box with a little coop on top lol. I will move it with my truck so weight is not an issue.

Basic frame:
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Wire on and coop started:
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Door installed and 3 walls. Hardware cloth is for air flow, chicken excrement is full of ammonia so they need a good fresh air source lol
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Made more progress yesterday but didn't take any pics. More to come! The fun part about making things for the farm is that "square" just means as close as you can get it and "finish" means whatever you have on hand lol
 

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Working on a chicken tractor for my bantams. I looked at some finished tractors online to get ideas and dove in. It's basically just a fenced in box with a little coop on top lol. I will move it with my truck so weight is not an issue.

Basic frame:
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Wire on and coop started:
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Door installed and 3 walls. Hardware cloth is for air flow, chicken excrement is full of ammonia so they need a good fresh air source lol
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Made more progress yesterday but didn't take any pics. More to come! The fun part about making things for the farm is that "square" just means as close as you can get it and "finish" means whatever you have on hand lol
bolt some wheels on it and you can move them by hand
 

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3 boards sanded and scraped. Need to do a bit of work to flatten out the high corners on the back side to stop a little bit of rocking.

And the oil finish- no finish on any of these.

Still have one in clamps and one in pieces. But that will make 7 and cover all the needed Christmas gifts.

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Raising a (mini) barn for the pigs. Top area is going to be fort 2glocks aka storage lol

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posts are set, got it mostly square lol. I’m off a few inches on one post but my OSB walls all very forgiving since it’s flexible
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Additional support and back lower wall installed
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