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    Funny thing, Inlays and engravings (by hand- the...

    Funny thing, Inlays and engravings (by hand- the old school way) are my specialty. I see lasers as a good thing more than a competition. They make hand work even more unique and appreciated.
  2. Update: Found an explosion proof Baldor 1/2 hp...

    Update: Found an explosion proof Baldor 1/2 hp 3500 rpm motor on feeBay for a decent price and will upgrade the old belt driven fan with it. Not sure if it is going to give me the 8,000 cfm that...
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    We built the walls for the spray booth today, but...

    We built the walls for the spray booth today, but I am going to gambrel the ceiling to reduce volume. I found an explosion proof motor to go in the fan that I pulled out of the old booth to make it...
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    USCG hat box

    I have learned that it is a tradition when a USCG crew makes Chief for them to build a box for their hat. This guy approached us about showing him how and letting him build a hat box. I gave him...
  5. I just took over the lease on a metal shop...

    I just took over the lease on a metal shop building. I am now adding stick framed walls to the outer walls so I have something g to hang things on and also to make it harder to break in by pulling...
  6. This really helped, thank you. I found a TEFC...

    This really helped, thank you. I found a TEFC motor on the cheap on eBay and did some reading up. Apparently it still needs to be mounted outside the fan box, so I may do this and just use a longer...
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    Ive been using a spare bedroom shop for years. ...

    Ive been using a spare bedroom shop for years. Hang in there and make what ya can with what ya have. I hope one day you happen upon something like I did. Hopefully if you are married, you have an...
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    The skewed block plane is one of my favorites. ...

    The skewed block plane is one of my favorites. It is not hard to sharpen. Either get the Veritas jig for skewed blades or the LN jig with the skewed jaws, or just freehand it.

    So, how much did...
  9. It may end up being too much, but I have shipped...

    It may end up being too much, but I have shipped pallets of lumber and it turned out not to be too expensive. The expensive part is actually trucking to the shipping dock. Shipping by ocean from...
  10. That’s exactly what I had in mind. My only...

    That’s exactly what I had in mind. My only concern is will the motor get hot if outside the fan box? I guess there is only one way to find out.
  11. What are the chances of getting shipping on that...

    What are the chances of getting shipping on that dust collector?
  12. That’s what I need.

    That’s what I need.
  13. I had a similar thought. Even “regular” fans are...

    I had a similar thought. Even “regular” fans are pricey these days. A belt-driven fan with NO MOTOR, or pulley- just a fan and a metal box- is nearly $300 new. I had tossed the old belt drive fan...
  14. Need spark resistant/ “explosion proof” fan for spray booth- don’t have $1000

    Wow, these “explosion proof” fans don’t come cheap! I have a belt driven fan but the motor is mounted in the fan cage and is not explosion resistant. I thought I might mount it outside the fan cage...
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    This is still a project, but I took out the spray...

    This is still a project, but I took out the spray room, cleaned and cleaned, and painted the floors. Still have to paint the spray room, which was so bad I had to do more scraping of the floor. ...
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    60x60 shop coming together.

    If you have followed me, you know that I have built surfboards in my kitchen, kayaks on my porch, and at times set up the saw in my bedroom. Well folks, things just got real. I now have almost 3600...
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    We just took over a shop and bought a lot of...

    We just took over a shop and bought a lot of their tools. This 12” Grizzly jointer has been mounted on wheels and it works very well. I would have never thought it would work with this setup-...
  18. Congratulations! Welcome to the creek. Not a...

    Congratulations! Welcome to the creek. Not a lot of folks follow the member interviews section, so you might not get a lot of replies here. Sounds like you do a lot of hand tool work. The...
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    I have put a lot of miles on mine and have not...

    I have put a lot of miles on mine and have not noticed this issue.
  20. 418469 I never drank the green Kool-Aid, but I...

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    I never drank the green Kool-Aid, but I would certainly be furious if I had the Kapex or tracksaw issues with price tags nearly double that of other brands. I went with the Makita track saw,...
  21. Absolutely love my slat wall. It makes finding a...

    Absolutely love my slat wall. It makes finding a tool so easy, and putting it back equally easy. I blow everything down with a leaf blower if it gets dusty, which takes all of 5 minutes. In...
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    I'm getting that a lot lately. "Where ya been?" ...

    I'm getting that a lot lately. "Where ya been?" "Working." "I thought you retired..." I have to be busy to relax. I just took two weeks off and spent the time working on the bike and in the...
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    OK, folks, so where's Malcolm? Well, I took a...

    OK, folks, so where's Malcolm? Well, I took a buyout and retired early (very early) and did some travelling. As I mentioned, mom passed away, and there was a lot to do with the estate. Also I took...
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    Go to my thread in this forum “I’m finally...

    Go to my thread in this forum “I’m finally building my boat” and there are pics of the steam box I built. It’s been used for making 14 sets of arched doors since then. (Steaming the trim pieces...
  25. Keep left!!! Haha. Well, it wouldn’t be too...

    Keep left!!! Haha. Well, it wouldn’t be too bad a deal to have to ride around the island.
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