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  1. Some progress😊

    Well after listening to everyones suggestions and watching the youtube demonstration , I turned a decent piece,certainly not perfect , but at least OK. I used poplar which I have a lot of. Progress...
  2. Prashun Where,here in NJ do you get your...

    Prashun
    Where,here in NJ do you get your maple?
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    Roger I hadn't thought of that, I think I'll see...

    Roger
    I hadn't thought of that, I think I'll see what it looks like this afternoon, thanks for the tip.
  4. So which stocks will be positively affected after Covid-19 ?

    So does anyone think there will be some stocks positively affected by Covid-19?
    Two come to mind:
    -Zoom- which is a teleconferencing application currently used by many
    -Teladoc-which is a medical...
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    Senior citizen shopping at Costco

    I'm a senior citizen who does, or did, a lot of shopping at Costco. Starting on March 30, senior citizens can shop at Costco from 8 to 9 AM on Tues., Wed, & Thurs. Some states have different...
  6. John and Thomas I watched Mark's video and there...

    John and Thomas
    I watched Mark's video and there is no question that my problem is technique. I guess I just need to practise a lot, Mark makes it seem so easy using the right technique, and I think...
  7. I'm new to turning-Best wood for small pieces

    I'm new to turning. Mostly I make small models of old cars. these often require pretty small pieces, e.g. one part I making now has a bell at the top about 3/4" wide , an inch long, the bottom is a...
  8. Michael Well you were certainly right☺, lets...

    Michael
    Well you were certainly right☺, lets see what happens tomorrow
  9. Is this what my life has come down to?

    Just got an email from Rockler titled: "Want to become a dust collection master"?
    Is this what my life has come down to?:)

    Please no lectures about the importance of dust collection, I know, I...
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    Charging batteries in my tablet

    I have a couple on Amazon fire tablets. Is it OK to charge them over night even if they are at say at 45% or should I wait until they get lower, say 10% ?
  11. Interesting how this has evolved into a bit of an...

    Interesting how this has evolved into a bit of an estate planning thread, if this market keeps going I won't have much of an "estate" to plan for:).
  12. Mike I had the same problem... " No more...

    Mike
    I had the same problem... " No more furniture, we have no place to put it!" So here's what I do now,you do need a lot of toothpicks for the wheels, to say nothing of a bit of patience when...
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    New source for wood

    As some of you know , I mostly make toys and small models, so most of my wood requirements are for pretty small pieces. My source for wood is usually the " shorts" room at the local millwork. I get...
  14. Farmers join " right to repair" movement

    This kind of connects to my Luddite post from yesterday. As ,I think is well known, most farmers repair much of their own equipment. Farm equipment makers use copyright laws protecting the software...
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    I'm no Luddite but

    I'm no Luddite but are we getting carried away with technology in our woodworking ? I just saw an ad for a Wixey digital angle gauge with Bluetooth that talks to you ,and can be controlled by your...
  16. Stocks? Sitting tight? Selling? Buying?

    Pretty scary stock market, I'm trying to sit tight but must admit I've sold some. What are you doing? I know, I know, Warren Buffett is out there buying, but I'm no Warren Buffett. It's a lot easier...
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    I'm not worrying about my credit score , but why...

    I'm not worrying about my credit score , but why would getting a new credit card,assuming I pay for it on time, hurt my credit score?
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    A nice surprise at Home Depot

    I was checking out with $56 worth of mulch. The cashier said if you get a HD credit card you get $50 off this bill☺ Whats not to like, so I got $56 of mulch for $6.
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    I just bought it:), along with a face shield,...

    I just bought it:), along with a face shield, some Fostner bits that were half price and a small wooden handscrew which I plan to use to hold small parts on the router table. Looked at some CBN...
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    Bench grinders?

    I know nothing about bench grinders but they look to me like a motor with two wheels on them. Seems pretty simple to me. I understand that some are more powerful than others. Why then , is there such...
  21. Bert Looks just like what I'm looking for. I...

    Bert
    Looks just like what I'm looking for. I just signed up for it.
    Thanks
  22. Do you have a computerized Follow up/ reminder system?

    So, not for the first time, I forgot to pay my real estate taxes and had to pay the taxes plus $50 in interest:(. Can someone recommend a reminder system I can put on the computer to remind me of...
  23. So here's my first work in process lathe project....

    So here's my first work in process lathe project. It's a 7" by 2 1 \4" dowel, soon to be made ( hopefully) into a boiler for a model steam fire engine. So far it only cost about $ 50 per inch 😊427330...
  24. How about the fact that the Dow went up 1293...

    How about the fact that the Dow went up 1293 points today😊 and I need to spend it fast before it goes down again😯
  25. So here's my ( typical Sawmill Creek ) solution

    As I said I need a 3" dowel thicker than is normally available. Many excellent solutions were proposed by members here, here is my solution:427207
    Yes I know it's Harbor Freight, please don't yell...
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