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  • #623393
    JamieM
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    Hamilton, ON

    Does anyone have any experience using a Supermax Tools Combo Brush / Drum sander, or any kind of brush sander? Looking for options to quickly sand profiled panels such as raised panel doors, carvings, ect.

    #623391
    JamieM
    Pro
    Hamilton, ON

    Great review! Pocket holes are also great for a knock down type of joinery, especially if you want to ship a piece of furniture. You are able to ship it all flat pack (IKEA style) and once on site it can be built. This is what we use on our technical furniture, and we ship all across Canada and the US.

    #619029
    JamieM
    Pro
    Hamilton, ON

    My tool of the day was this trim router, 45 degree chamfer bit and a custom base great for trimming hundreds of feet of edgebanding. Don’t have to worry about the grain direction, just pass the router along the edge it cleans it up nicely. Great to have if you do a lot of edgebanding, saves a lot of time!

    #617025
    JamieM
    Pro
    Hamilton, ON

    I purchase all of our fasteners, hardware and supplies from Richelieu. They have warehouses across Canada and the US for pickup, but we get everything shipped to our shop. Been dealing with them for over 5 years and never had any issues. Depending on the products, they’ll even send you samples if you are unsure or wanting to personally try it.

    #617022
    JamieM
    Pro
    Hamilton, ON

    If you do a lot of pocket hole joinery, I would recommend these little clamps from Rockler. We have several in the shop and they come in handy in some situations where other clamps don’t seem to work.

    i’ve never seen those before, if you are in ontario, where can we pick a set of these up?

    @r-ice I purchased ours through Elite tools, they offer free shipping for orders over $99. I’m sure you can find them online, and Ali Express even sells them too, but I’m sure the quality is not quite the same.

    #616813
    JamieM
    Pro
    Hamilton, ON

    @jamiem that’s a neat clamp have you ever used the Kregjig pocket hole clamps? It looks like they do the same thing, so I’d be interested to know how they compare. This one looks like it’s probably less expensive though. Everything from Kregjig seems a bit pricey.

    @cmeyer25, I have used the Kreg pocket hole clamps too, but I prefer these as they are easier to handle and clamp with one hand. The Kreg version is helpful when you are clamping a panel in the middle of a long board, where as the Rockler clamp isn’t designed for that.

    #616809
    JamieM
    Pro
    Hamilton, ON

    If you do a lot of pocket hole joinery, I would recommend these little clamps from Rockler. We have several in the shop and they come in handy in some situations where other clamps don’t seem to work.

    Interesting, do you put the clamp in one hole while you put a screw in the other and them switch or can you drive a screw in the hole that the clamp is in?

    @Clev08, You put the clamp in one empty hole and screw using the other holes. You can’t put this clamp into the hole that you want to screw into.

    #616808
    JamieM
    Pro
    Hamilton, ON

    @DirtyWhiteBoy I believe they are just called pocket hole clamps. I know Rockler sells them, Elite Tools in Canada, and you can find them on Ali Express too.

    #616773
    JamieM
    Pro
    Hamilton, ON

    If you do a lot of pocket hole joinery, I would recommend these little clamps from Rockler. We have several in the shop and they come in handy in some situations where other clamps don’t seem to work.

    #616653
    JamieM
    Pro
    Hamilton, ON

    Just a note about the double edge trimmer, it works well with PVC or other materials, but not so well with veneer or any real wood edgebanding. You have to cut with the grain, if you don’t it will most certainly will cause tearout on the edgebanding.

    If you plan on edgebanding a lot, I would suggest getting a trim router and either a 45 chamfer bit with a bearing, or a 1/16” rounder bit with a bearing. You can run the router bit over the edge and this will clean it up nicely without tearout.

    #616646
    JamieM
    Pro
    Hamilton, ON

    I bought one about 5 years ago to spray water based stains and top coats, it was fantastic to use. Not much over spray, quiet unit to run (not much louder than a shop vac) and easy to clean up. I wouldn’t want to spray any oil based products, and if you plan on spraying paint I would suggest a larger tip / needle, and might have to think the paint a little bit depending on the type. A great entry level unit to spray basic products.

    I got to know Don who is the sales rep for Earlex in Canada, a fantastic guy to deal with if you have any questions or need any parts. I would email him and within a day or two I would receive the parts. He even delivered the new sprayport system to my shop a few years back, and just recently stopped by to drop off a larger tip / needle set for me.

    #549024
    JamieM
    Pro
    Hamilton, ON

    My go to clamp for clamping stock to the workbench or clamping a jig or template is the Kreg Automax, these clamps are amazing. The clamps I use most often when assembling are the Bessey Duoklamps. They are lightweight and easy to handle with just one hand.

    #479225
    JamieM
    Pro
    Hamilton, ON

    That is a nice job! I bet there are a million wires under all that?

    @roninohio,

    There are so many wires behind these desks, it crazy! But we install pathways and cable ports for all the cables to run from one end of the desk to the other, so once all the equipment and cables are installed, they all get velcro strapped to the pathways. It makes a HUGE difference, more so when they have to trace a dead cable! lol

    #479219
    JamieM
    Pro
    Hamilton, ON

    Studio/control room builds are so cool. They come with their own unique parameters and challenges. Nice job.

    @JimDaddyO,

    Thanks. Doing this type of work is very different than building for a kitchen, or even household furniture. The size and weight of equipment is a huge factor, then you add the fact everyone has different ways of wanting their equipment to be installed based on their working habits. Finally, you have to make these tanks look stylish and a focal point in the room.

    #479216
    JamieM
    Pro
    Hamilton, ON

    Nice work! Is it made from birch?

    @jponto07,

    It was all made from 3/4” maply ply and some hardwood maple.

    #479214
    JamieM
    Pro
    Hamilton, ON

    A few photos of a custom workstation I designed and built for a recording and voice over studio in Toronto. The digital audio board in the middle weighs in at 75 lbs. let alone all of the other equipment they managed to fill it with.

    @JamieM,
    That looks nice and beefy. Not going anywhere. Where in TO is this studio?

    @58Chev,

    The studio is on Carlaw Ave. There are many studios on that street and in that area.

    #479213
    JamieM
    Pro
    Hamilton, ON

    r-ice

    @r-ice,
    The stain is an aniline dye, then 3 coats on each side of a pre-cat lacquer. Everything was sprayed using a HVLP system. The pre-cat lacquer is very durable, great for any type of work surface.

    #479210
    JamieM
    Pro
    Hamilton, ON

    @madman_us,

    Yes it has been awhile since I posted but it’s good to be back and chatting with everyone again!

    #478963
    JamieM
    Pro
    Hamilton, ON

    About 4 years ago I purchased the Earlex 5500 HVLP spray system and sprayed mostly water based stains, top coats and latex paint. I was spraying about 2 hours a week on average and never had a single problem with the unit. Over spray was never a concern and only needed a bit of ventilation. The results were great too, never had any issues with an orange peal effect. The unit itself isn’t much louder than a standard shop vac.

    Last year I upgraded to the Earlex Sprayport 6000 series and love it even more. Its a bit more powerful for the thicker top coats like a pre-cat lacquer, but still has little to no over spray. I now spray about 4 hours a week on average and it hasn’t failed me now.

    If you do any type of spraying with water based paints, stains or top coats, I would recommend spending the money and investing in a HVLP system.

    #182787
    JamieM
    Pro
    Hamilton, ON

    Ours would be custom technical furniture and recording studio furniture. Only a few others out there but a huge market!

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