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51 days ago

Horse's Head Squirrel Feeder - 12 replies

My son-in-law just sent me this picture and asked why I had not thought of that before. My reputation is known in my family too. I was wondering if old bobble heads could be used… .Steve

109 days ago

How to make this Snapp cutting board - 40 replies

Here is a board that I found that has a taper in it to help with scraping off the cuttings. Kind of clever, not sure if useful, but unique none the less. The taper on the reverse side doubles as a hand hold. Here are pics from the manufacture. ....This is how I tried to make it. I made a matching set of 30/60 degree angles. Clamped that to a ...

914 days ago

The Lytro Camera is now for sale - 7 replies

The always in focus camera that we talked about before is now for sale.$400 for 8Gbyte (350 pictures), $500 for 16 Gbyte (750 pictures). That is still a lot of money, but wow, I thought it would be more than that. 8X optical zoom and touch screen controls. Wild form factor. “Includes a free desktop application for importing, processi...

1004 days ago

A Different Kind of Camera - 9 replies

This was new to me. A Light Field Camera. I think this is pretty cool. A completely different type of camera that gathers all the light from different directions in a scene and saves it. Then later you can determine what you want in focus, what colors, contrast, etc. There is actually one coming on the market. It uses a completely differ...

1202 days ago

New Year Quick Tip – Got Any? - 11 replies

I fixed a problem last night that ended up being caused by my own maintenance error. Afterward I thought I should share in my delight. This prompts me to ask if others have similar quick tips. Old or new, we may have forgotten and need to be reminded. My tablesaw fence lock-down had turned into a nightmare. It was hard to operate and even ...

1209 days ago

Any thoughts on JessEm Tool Rout-R- Lift II ? - 39 replies

I have never had a router plate. much less a lift. I just have one of my plunge routers screwed to the bottom of the extension table of my tablesaw. Works ok, but, you know, ... Anyway Jessem has released a new (cheaper) version of their Rout-R-Lift called the II. It is retail priced at $150, but the introductory price is $120. Seems like...

1557 days ago

Help with bandsaw bearings - 18 replies

I went to change blades on my Rikon bandsaw last night. It has been about a year and a half since I bought the saw. The 1/2 inch Timberwolf that was in there was still fine, but I finally got a 1/4 inch blade and wanted to try it. But when I went to adjust the lower blade guide bearings, all three of them were frozen solid. I couldn’t ...

1611 days ago

Setting Down a ROS - 4 replies

I just finished a bit of sanding. There were some parts that needed flipping and exchanging. I was getting frustrated with the age old problem of waiting for the sander to totally stop before putting it down on the bench. I had seen the LJ discussion of using a plastic top of a coffee can. This works ok, and I keep two of them on the bench. ...

2232 days ago

How many benches do you have? - 15 replies

I am starting to upgrade my shop, both in size and capabilities. I am a hobbyist, who wants to build a range of things from furniture to smaller things like boxes. The shop is in the basement, and it is now about the size of a small two car garage, so there is some room, but it is filling up quickly. As far as how I work, I must admit, I am more...

2379 days ago

Shaper thoughts - 5 replies

What do you guys think of having a shaper? I just spotted a Delta 43-355 on Craigslist for the asking price of $400. It seems to be a discontinued or hard to find machine. Retails for around $950 (?). It is 1.5 hp and has a 1/2 and 3/4 inch interchangeable spindle. It looks like about the size of machine (180 pounds) that I can get into my ...


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