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05-11-2016 08:16 PM

Router Table Dust Collection - 6 replies

I am building a new router table and a priority is dust/chip collection. I will run a 4” pipe to it and plan to tee off with a 2-1/2” to the top four through the fence. My concern is collecting from the bottom. Ok I will have the 4” come in near the bottom of where the router is. My question is where to put holes for air ...

05-07-2016 02:09 AM

Quietest Shop Vac - 11 replies

I am looking to put together a shop vac plus dust deputy combination like others have done. I was thinking of using the Ridgid WD1450. I would really like to find the quietest one possible. So, are any of the shop vacs quieter than others? I know the Festool and Fein are very quiet but not in my consideration.

05-05-2016 07:57 PM

Atlanta Woodworking Stores - 1 reply

So, I was passing through Atlanta and had time to make two expensive stops. Peachtree Woodworking I had often looked at their online store and prices and really liked it but shipping was not cheap. I stopped today and spent sometime and $$$. The store was large and not crammed together. I bought several dust collection pieces. I got ...

05-01-2016 03:38 PM

Sideways and Upside Down Photos - Rant - 4 replies

Rant On.. I really get discouraged seeing all the pictures that are posted sideways or even upside down. If I am looking at the forum on a tablet or phone, I can not turn the device to see the photo as the device has auto rotate and when I turn it the pictures turn and still are wrong. So many people just say, I do not know how this happe...

05-01-2016 03:10 PM

What is Orange, Red and Blue? - 1 reply

This is a great time of year in the upper Midwest. The tree, bushes and flowers leafing out and blooming. What is Orange, Red and Blue….the birds… On my back porch I saw this morning.. Indigo Bunting (blue)Blue JayCardinalRose Breasted GrosbeckFlickerBaltimore Oriole and a bunch more Have not seen Hummingbirds yet but t...

04-28-2016 09:26 PM

Places in Georgia and Florida - 0 replies

In the next month or so, I am making a trip thru Georgia and on down to Orlando. I plan on taking some time in Atlanta to visit Highland Woodworking and maybe Peachtree. Does anyone have some other suggestions? Are there any woodworking places in Orlando? I may try a place called Amazon Exotic Hardwood.

04-24-2016 10:06 PM

Forged in Fire - 4 replies

Anyone watch the blacksmithing show Forged in Fire? It is interesting watch them make a blade out of scrap. The last one I watched they had to make a blade out of anything they could cut off of a car. One of the contestants was a young kid who did well. It was good to see younger people blacksmithing.

03-07-2016 07:07 PM

Oneida Smart Dust Collector - 2 replies

I am looking for a new dust collector and have been reviewing 3 hp cyclones. One that is I find interesting is the Oneida Smart Dust Collectors. My understanding is that the motor is variable speed and adjusts itself so that it creates more suction (static pressure) at lower cfm. This means greater suction if you are using a 2.5” dus...

02-18-2016 03:42 PM

Dewalt Radial Arm Saw - 925 - 4 replies

My father bought this radial arm saw about 1960-1962. I am trying to figure out if I want to have it in my shop. It is a great saw and very solid. I have a miter saw, table saw and band saws in my shop. The saw is in great condition. The picture I am posting is of another one just like it that I found online. It has sentimental value but...

12-21-2015 12:33 PM

Mr . Gates 11 Rules - 16 replies

With all the idiots complaining about wanting a safe place and their mommy on college campus, I found the following rules would be good for them. Also, good rules for all young people who feel entitled. I have worked many different job before getting a degree. The most dirty difficult one was flipping burgers. I worked in a large cafeteria B...

10-13-2015 02:28 PM

The Martian Movie - 3 replies

I saw the movie The Martian yesterday and really like it. I had read the book and loved it. The movie followed the book really well. The special effects were great and there were some really funny dialog. Has anyone else seen this movie. On second thought, I wonder if the people on this forum go to movies and which recent ones you liked....

09-09-2015 01:56 PM

Magnets for Box Lid Latch - 3 replies

I am making some small boxes (3” x3” x 5”) out of 3/8” material. I have seen several boxes which have used small magnets to hold the box closed. What sized magnets have people used for doing this? When I look up small disk magnets, one comes up with a lot of choices for strength, coating and size. Before I buy some,...

09-02-2015 06:14 PM

Monarch Butterflies - 3 replies

Besides woodworking, I enjoy working in the yard and have grown flower beds to attract Hummingbirds and Monarch Butterflies. We have planted Milkweed in several places and protected it from cutting or spraying as it is the only plant that Monarchs eat and lay eggs. This is one plant that we had which was being eaten by the Monarch larva. ...

08-29-2015 10:14 PM

What Glue for Veneer - 8 replies

I want to glue some small plywood pieces (6” x 8”) to use for a box top. What type of glue can I use? I plan on using veneer on both sides of the plywood and would use either 1/8” or 1/4” Baltic Birch.

08-21-2015 11:37 AM

What is it Posts...No Words Just Links - 9 replies

One of the things I struggle with are posts that are simply links to another site such as YouTube or Facebook. I looked at a post today where the title said nothing about the project and contained a link to another site. It turns out there was a picture of a very nice project. I really enjoy a good project post with pictures and a descripti...

04-28-2015 12:27 AM

Big Burl - 2 replies

While going through some old Photos, I found this picture of the biggest burl that I have seen. I am certain that there are many larger but this one was over 6 feet across. It had been cut down and placed on a concrete pad and securely chained down.

04-17-2015 11:51 AM

Katana Router Bits - 4 replies

I need a lock miter bit and was looking at prices. I normally use Freud or Whiteside bit but am looking at the MLCS Katana bit as it is lower cost. Does anyone have experience with the Katana bits and what do you think?

03-11-2015 02:52 PM

Dust Collection Blast Gates.....Plans....Help - 2 replies

I am in the process of updating the dust collection piping in my shop and need blast gates. I have some cheap plastic ones that get dust in them and also rattle. I probably need at least 6 of them. The good aluminium ones are about $ 12-15 a piece and I think that I want to build my own. I have looked at lots of videos, project, and blog...

03-10-2015 01:37 AM

Wahoo Woodworking???? - 12 replies

I made an early post about the stools and cutting boards that were posted. I did not get many responses so I will try again. I emailed Mr Herrera at Wahoo High school in Wahoo , Nebraska. He teaches a woodworking class and has his students post their projects.. there are not very many comments and views on them. In this day and age where ...

03-09-2015 04:13 PM

Step Stools and Cutting Boards - 1 reply

We have another wave of projects like the step stools and this time it is cutting boards. I think these are coming from a school shop class and I am happy to see shop being taught in a school. It is great to see the projects posted. I would really like to see some information about the school and shop class.

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