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  1. Or apply the universal hex wrench, a vise-grip.

    Or apply the universal hex wrench, a vise-grip.
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    Fairly certain a new welder will not give you...

    Fairly certain a new welder will not give you instant skills. A cheap MIG is not a good choice for welding thick steel. A stick welder will do much better in my opinion.
  3. I've replaced bearings on 50 year old Unisaws and...

    I've replaced bearings on 50 year old Unisaws and the arbor was like new. Horrible metallurgy to destroy 2 arbors in 20 years.
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    A plastic teething cover on the top rail is a...

    A plastic teething cover on the top rail is a great idea. Use a finish that will stand up to puke, crap, and disinfectant. Fit between the bed and mattress is critical. Too much room and the baby can...
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    My opinion that the most common cause is a worn...

    My opinion that the most common cause is a worn out collet. They will hour glass with big cuts and long bits. Replace the collet.
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    Just curious, did you veneer the back when you...

    Just curious, did you veneer the back when you built it? Or a purchased piece?
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    The front legs need to be much wider in the front...

    The front legs need to be much wider in the front as well. If you make a square seat from those dimensions, it will look really wide. Incredibly difficult to stand up with your legs squeezed tightly...
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    I doubt if anyone on here can vouch for exceeding...

    I doubt if anyone on here can vouch for exceeding the safety factor designed in by the original engineers. They are the only ones that know the material and testing data. Exceeding a set point in a...
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    I McGivered my whole system. Articulated system...

    I McGivered my whole system. Articulated system inspired by the Kobra, camera system is a $10 inspection camera off eBay on an ancient laptop. Maybe $50 in the entire system, not including the metal...
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    If you only do a couple wide boards for a...

    If you only do a couple wide boards for a project, and you are a hobbyist, you can make a sled and flatten stock on a bench top planer. If you will run 200 bd ft of wide stock, sell your work, then...
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    1/2 plywood almost bends under it's own weight....

    1/2 plywood almost bends under it's own weight. You'll need a lot of additional structure and support to hold paint cans. Brad nails are not structural. You'll need some cleats and screws for any...
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    If you are short on electrical service,...

    If you are short on electrical service, outsourcing this work is a great option. You'd have to really run a ton of stock to justify a Weinig in your shop.
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    You're correct, but there are a lot of variables...

    You're correct, but there are a lot of variables not mentioned. If my family lived on an Amish farm around Arcola, IL, I'm sure that would be a good salary. I didn't get several jobs when I had my...
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    These are people supporting a family? I'm curious...

    These are people supporting a family? I'm curious how those craftsman intend to get by in their latter years? Those years when the arthritis make for sore hands or fingers that lock up, or those...
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    You can do okay, and you only need to work half...

    You can do okay, and you only need to work half days. A half day is 12 hours. I closed my business after 8 years. Started making the decision to close when I was working alone in the shop on Sunday...
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    Not trying to insult anyone here, but if you cut...

    Not trying to insult anyone here, but if you cut pins on a board when it needed tails, you are not following along in the manual! LOL
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    If it's the setup that bothers you, buy a Keller....

    If it's the setup that bothers you, buy a Keller. You set the fixture one time to match the diameter of the bit, and never again. All you have to do next time is set the height of the bit for the...
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    I read one where the America members of a Chinese...

    I read one where the America members of a Chinese family were buying Chinese made masks in America and shipping them back to family members living in China. My wife is in a travel club of gals. I...
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    A 10 year old belt should be replaced. Make sure...

    A 10 year old belt should be replaced. Make sure all keys and set screws are tight and the pulleys are in alignment. Jointers can have a rumble associated with the start circuit of the motor kicks in...
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    Your replies have a chance of being a little...

    Your replies have a chance of being a little lopsided on this forum.
  21. Not crazy, BUT, have you ever turned on a high...

    Not crazy, BUT, have you ever turned on a high end lathe? If you don't know what you are missing, you can easily be thrilled with what you have. I had a nice Delta reeves drive variable speed lathe....
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    Bought the pro pac in December. They offered a...

    Bought the pro pac in December. They offered a $200 discount for that package, so basically a free router motor. Haven't used it for a project yet. Assembly instructions are great. Individual...
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    How many big conference tables have you built...

    How many big conference tables have you built Johnny? The largest I've done was 4'x12'. I had two employees at the time, and it was a major task just to turn the torsion box structure over. It was 2...
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    That's about a 230 pound table top, that will...

    That's about a 230 pound table top, that will require oversized doors to get it in place. It will expand about 1" in width from season to season. Someone would need a floor sander to level all the...
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    What weight backer is on the floor sander discs?...

    What weight backer is on the floor sander discs? Is it held on with a center nut? I wonder about getting a heavy weight cloth disc to stick to the 20" machine. Disc adhesive doesn't have a great...
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