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06-30-2016 05:25 PM

Shopsmith growl on power up - 5 replies

I have a Mark V. When I have the sanding disk mounted and turn the power on I get about a second of horrible grinding/growl noise that stops once it ramps up to speed. Only does it with the 12 inch disk and only for a brief moment. Doesn’t do it with the lathe chuck mounted with any jaws or the cole setup. Doesn’t do it with the d...

05-05-2016 03:46 PM

Finishing Big Box Store Cedar - 4 replies

Made some beer caddies out of cedar from the big orange store. Give aways that I’ve sanded down to 220ish. Since these are quick and dirty freebies to give to some folks I went with “Texas Rustic” using simple joinery, glue, rusty cut nails, rusty bottle openers and a little bit of close enough is good enough. What would y...

07-24-2015 04:06 PM

Hinge help - 7 replies

I got these. I need to make them into a clamshell type box. My idea is to cut in halfish with a very thin blade so as to not lose too much material, hollow out a cavity in the bottom section then hinge the top back to the bottom. If’n it were you, how would you go about hinging the two very unsymmetrical pieces back together? Thank...

05-19-2015 05:46 PM

New guy introduction - 9 replies

Long time lurker here and finally decided to jump in and say hi and thank you. I come here at least 2-3 times a week and can say that a good 75% of what I’ve learned about woodworking has come from this site. The other 25% is from making mistakes…many many mistakes. But I can almost always search here for why something went horribly...


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