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  1. +1 on all. Especially the exercise program. 6yrs...

    +1 on all. Especially the exercise program. 6yrs makes a big difference. Lifting and tote’n sheet goods and materials as well as finished product can be a pain so consider material handling.
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    Wow - those are all crazy cool!!

    Wow - those are all crazy cool!!
  3. Congratulations on your anniversary !!!

    Congratulations on your anniversary !!!
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    Nice! I need to do that too.

    Nice! I need to do that too.
  5. Been an overtime summer so just now getting back...

    Been an overtime summer so just now getting back to the shop til the snow flies. But a busy three day weekend.
    Cleared the Day Lilies - trimming back the Spirea is next
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    Laid up most of...
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    I have to say gravity always works. An...

    I have to say gravity always works. An alternative it to spec/select long extension springs. One each left and right. They will provide the motive force in place of gravity and the drawer will...
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    ROFLMAO!!! True then add in Tensor math and...

    ROFLMAO!!! True then add in Tensor math and LaPlace and I really do understand why Cast Iron is used for table saw and how it damps vibrations because of the crystal structure...
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    Really good point on the possible effects of...

    Really good point on the possible effects of excessive static on the electronics. Not something I've needed to consider...yet ;-)
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    Any time I dry grind I do it with the garage...

    Any time I dry grind I do it with the garage doors and windows open and a mask or I run a pair of Honeywell 50250 True HEPA Filters that pull down to 0.3 microns. I don't run them when I'm cutting...
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    ditto on the sanding if they are light scratches...

    ditto on the sanding if they are light scratches but if you are going to a machine shop make sure they have a surface grinder. Most shops don't have or use one. And you really don't want them to mill...
  11. Based on the T-Shirts I see the youth (High...

    Based on the T-Shirts I see the youth (High Schoolers) wearing it's Led Zepplin, Black Sabbath, and Pink Floyd.
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    Ok - finally added an 8" diameter table to my...

    Ok - finally added an 8" diameter table to my portable band saw - wow doest THAT make things easier. Teh plate is 8" diameter 3/16" thinck A36 Structural Steel - so fairly soft hence easy to drill...
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    Hall Table with maple accent

    Well I finished the Hall Table for my wife. Not sure about teh top - she may yet change it to quartz. The primary wood is clear pine stained with Minwax Jacobean and 2 coats of Varathane semigloss....
  14. Well I can finally claim a couple of finished...

    Well I can finally claim a couple of finished projects. I wrapped up an 8" steel table on my portable bandsaw.
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    And finished up a Hall Table.
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    Makita, DeWalt, Porter Cable - all corded with...

    Makita, DeWalt, Porter Cable - all corded with different blades so I can "grab and go" I like them all. I do use edge guides and yes the saw can wander.
  16. Great idea - thanks

    Great idea - thanks
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    Router miskate

    Minor bobble with my router. I'm making a hall table, Pine with a maple strip inlay
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    And the router wandered a bit.

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    So now I have a divot 3/16" wide about 3/8" long...
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    +2 on sloping unless you are really up for a...

    +2 on sloping unless you are really up for a "design feature" You could just turn your "trench" into a water feature/stream.
  19. per his website, no specific reason given - ...

    per his website, no specific reason given -




    It is time to say Goodbye! It’s been thirteen years since I started this website in July 2005. It was, in many ways, an...
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    JTK - thanks for the dimensions. My thought on...

    JTK - thanks for the dimensions. My thought on threading is to get a coarse thread bolt and cut away the threads in 3 equally spaced places to make a tap. Not sure if that will work but if it's...
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    ROFL - I initially read it as "Hysterical..." ...

    ROFL - I initially read it as "Hysterical..." It is a bit of heresy I hadn't considered but I may under take. This is a good solid user (aka not pretty), not a lot of the plating left, some...
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    Stanley No 45 Skate knob

    I picked up a Stanley No 45 (7?) that is missing its Skate Knob. It is the older one that threads directly on to a cast stud on the skate. Does anyone have a pattern, dimensions, thoughts, ideas to...
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    Not sure of your location and permitting but 1)...

    Not sure of your location and permitting but 1) don't do it - your brief description doesn't sound like it will meet NEC - that's important because if it doesn't meet NEC the insurance company won't...
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    I just chuck a bit, slap my Wixey on it and zero...

    I just chuck a bit, slap my Wixey on it and zero it then drop it on the table and square it to 90. It takes about as long to do it as its does to read this and it's well within tolerances for wood...
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    Troll for a set from Aldi if you can find them....

    Troll for a set from Aldi if you can find them. They usually show up in the stores in the Spring and Fall. Or you can go for a piece set of new Stanley Sweetheart 750s for ~$85. Or troll eBay but...
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