|View Gene Howe's:||home||workshop||projects (9)||blog (5)||reviews (1)||forum topics (119)||buddies (72)||favorites (54)||activity log|
|25 days ago||
Anybody know anything about this plane? - 15 replies
Picked this up a few years ago. No identifying marks. The remaining blade is a Craftsman. I’d like to restore it. Maybe even use it, but not being a galoot, I don’t really know what task its for. Two blades???? And, it’s missing a fence. Any thoughts about where one could find a fence for it? Thanks in advance for...
|42 days ago||
Has this ever happened to you? - 20 replies
Went out to the shop this morning and found that all my tools had been stolen and replaced with exact duplicates.
|49 days ago||
What Happened to the "ZOOM PICTURE" Function? - 17 replies
When I hit the “Zoom Picture” I get a 1/3rd page picture and no ability to move to the next picture.
|83 days ago||
I really goofed and need some advice - 11 replies
I screwed up two drawer fronts really bad. Unrepairable.The drawers are constructed of BB ply sides and backs and solid maple fronts. TiteBond II was used in rabbeted drawer joints. Can anyone tell me how to get the TiteBond to release? Thanks in advance for your help!
|180 days ago||
CNC work needed - 9 replies
I have a Jointech router table and fence. I need a few fence inserts milled as Jointech is out of business.Please PM if interested.Thanks, guys.
|251 days ago||
Summit HVLP System First Use Impressions - 17 replies
I already had a gravity fed gun I used with my 7 hp, 80 gallon compressor. It was sort of a hassle to get 10 lb of pressure consistently and the air hose weight and stiffness inhibited movement for spraying insides of projects. That’s why I jumped on the sale Peachtree had on this no frills complete system. Out of the box, it was ready ...
|258 days ago||
HVLP Question - 5 replies
I have an unused and inexpensive HVLP unit with which I want to spray Defthane clear. Are their any precautions I should be aware of? Will it need to be thinned?Thanks, folks.
|284 days ago||
I Box Review - 7 replies
Got to use the new I Box yesterday. It only took me 3 hours to set it up correctly. The joys of a Shopsmith! And, the agony of being as mechanically inclined as an aardvark. The set up and use CD that accompanies the I Box was/is extremely helpful. The fit and finish of all the parts is excellent. No surprises there. Incra tools have always b...
|294 days ago||
Oklahoma LJs please check in - 10 replies
Please let us know how you are doing and if you need anything.
|392 days ago||
Wixey Planer Unit - 6 replies
Anybody mount one on a Delta 22590?
|454 days ago||
Finished Nathaniel's Gun Case - 15 replies
Came out pretty good. He should be happy. He can go to the range in style, now!Three coats of 50/50 Dark Walnut Watco and Marine Varnish. Followed by three coats of straight marine varnish. All rubbed out with Scotch Brite pads, Maroon through white. Finally a coat of Trewax.Foam cover inside is Denim. Thanks for looking.
|459 days ago||
Nathaniel's Gun Case - 17 replies
Here it is after one coat of my super secret, highly technical wiping varnish formula. :-)Nothing fancy. Just a utilitarian case to carry guns from home to the range and back.Mesquite veneer over BB, maple, and walnut. Here’s the inside. The wife made a tool bag that will lay in the space next to the bullet block. She’s going to c...
|512 days ago||
Bib Overalls Of Your Dreams - 10 replies
Each to be hung near where the tools are used most often. Better than tin cans and plastic bins.Note that each has at least one pencil! :-)
|525 days ago||
Hope someone who understands these infernal machines can advise me. It’s probably a simple fix. I’m just so very inept, though. Within the last couple of days, I’ve lost the automatic spell check. It used to underline misspelled words with a squiggly red line and right clicking on it would bring down alternatives. Now, that&...
|527 days ago||
Neil - 5 replies
Anybody heard from Neil? How’s he doing?
|529 days ago||
Need a new kind of tape measure - 11 replies
Does anybody sell a measure graduated in 10ths of an inch?
|535 days ago||
Took a while but.... - 10 replies
...now they are ready to deliver. Walnut, curly maple, a wee bit of turquoise and flocked drawers.Base sculpted to resemble rippling water. Thanks for looking.
|535 days ago||
Some Advice Needed - 5 replies
Good morning.I’m starting a couple briefcases to hold pistols. The frame will be maple. I’d like to make the sides from solid maple also. However, I’m a bit concerned about wood movement.The frame corners will be box joints. Rabbets in the frame to receive the side panels is the option I prefer. Since the lid and the “box...
|540 days ago||
A Near Tragedy - 51 replies
Gloves, long sleeves, jewelry and long hair are all verboten in my shop around operating machinery. Here is another example of why. Near Tragedy A year or so ago, another young lady was not so lucky. She was strangled when her hair was caught in a metal lathe.
|584 days ago||
A wonderful visit with Shipwright in B.C. - 8 replies
After a reunion in WY and a small deck building job in Washington, my wife, her brother, and I loaded our truck and camper on a ferry and took off across the waters at Anacortes WA for what was to be the absolute highlight of our trip. British Columbia has to be one of, if not the single most beautiful places, in N. America. And, is populated by...