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|07-11-2016 12:50 AM||
Steam Sawmill - 0 replies
I went to a steam show at the local county fair ground and was really impressed. They had a working old sawmill and was driven by a huge steam engine. I think the engine was from the 1920s. I can not image what it took to keep these things running. It powered the sawmill to cut large oak logs into lumber with ease. In addition to ...
|07-07-2016 08:43 PM||
To Vent or Not To Vent - 7 replies
For the most part, I have an indoor air conditioned shop. However, I just had a four week project in my garage where the typical daytime temp was over 90+. I have new respect for those down south with garage shops…..sweat shops. I have a multi bay garage with no insulation and just ceiling rafters. I am wondering if putting a roof ...
|05-26-2016 02:17 PM||
Woodcraft 220 Volt Remote Control - 1 reply
This is a Woodcraft 220 volt remote control for up to 3 hp. It has been used on a 1.5 HP Jet for some time and works well. On sale now at Woodcraft for $68. Selling for $50 including priority shipping.
|05-26-2016 02:14 PM||
Jet Vortex 1.5 HP Cannister Dust Collector - 0 replies
Jet Vortex Canister Dust Collector Works well and am selling as I have updaterd my shop to a larger cyclone dust collector. The Vortexx works well keeping the dust out of the canister filter. 1.5 HP—110 Volts ACCanister—2 MicronUpdated with Jet Parts for VortexAlso includes some 4” PVC fittings and blast gatesNew Dust ...
|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 - 14 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.