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Kick back ouch that hurts!

01-18-2010 07:52 PM by Huckleberry | 9 comments »

I was making some small thing for a church auction right. I was cutting a piece of 10/4 walnut down when all of a sudden it was gone. This time the kick back got me and thank God I was blessed with a big belly. Yup gut shot and wow did it smart. The bad thing about some accidents is they happen so fast you can’t take in what actually happened. This is what I know about the push stick I was using now has a huge gash in it I am still counting my fingers in dis-belief they are still t...

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01-18-2010 07:22 PM by scotta | 9 comments »


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Building case clock

01-18-2010 07:14 PM by JackR | 9 comments »

I’m a beginner and I’m getting started on a pretty simple case clock. The plans call for cutting out a door opening in the front. I basically have to cut a 30” x 6” rectangle out of a 11” x 86” x 3/4 piece of white pine. The plans show one side of the rectangle cut at a 10 degree angle to receive the door. I have a few questions: 1) what’s the best tool to cut out the rectangle? (I only own a table saw and router, but in the process of collect...

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Unisaw Torsion Box Fence Table #1: Building the box

01-18-2010 07:05 PM by Ger21 | 3 comments »

My old fence extension table was just a piece of 3/4” MDF with plastic laminate on top. 8+ years with a PC7518 hanging from it put a pretty good sag in it. I reinforced it with some 1×6 poplar, but that was a temporary fix. Since it’s my main router table, I need something extremely flat, so I can do precision work with it. The plan is to build a torsion box table. I’ll be using the existing steel angle at the Unifence and outfeed table to support the front and back. Th...

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01-18-2010 07:00 PM by scotta | 0 comments »


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Plastic Lumber #1: Plastic Lumber project...

01-18-2010 06:58 PM by Tim Pletcher | 7 comments »

I work for a company that creates (extrudes) plastic lumber and builds outdoor furniture from it. We also sell lumber directly to consumers, however I personally am fascinated by our plastic lumber and I really want some good ideas of what to make out of it… Here’s its benefits and or options available:...Pro’s: -Extremely Durable but not rigid-endures sun / rain / salt water/ -is made from recycled products and is itself infinitely recyclable (ok, so that’s an...

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Removing Chuck from Lathe

01-18-2010 06:58 PM by richgreer | 6 comments »

Sometimes my chuck gets so tight on the lathe it is very difficult to remove. There is no provision for putting a wrench on the chuck. You can get some leverage by inserting the chuck key but I have always been reluctant to apply too much pressure that way. The chuck key apparatus was not met for that purpose. I prefer to use a boa constrictor wrench (a rubber belt wrench) but even with that it can be very hard to get the chuck loose. Does anyone have a tip a tip on a better way ...

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Rottenstone Problems

01-18-2010 06:07 PM by GoGoZRX | 0 comments » I picked up some 4F pumice and some rottenstone… I sanded to 400, then used the pumice. I put some of the paraffin oil on a rag, and sprinkled on the pumice. Needless to say, I was quite surprised when the white powder turned ashy, but I cranked up the speed on the lathe and went at it. In short order, the surface was gleaming!“I can’t wait to try out the rottenstone!” Or so I thought… it seems to have gotten into the ?pores? of the ...

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All Right... Now I'm Angry!!

01-18-2010 05:22 PM by poopiekat | 11 comments »

What I really like to do when not generating sawdust is designing simple production fixtures and building machinery from salvage. In the past I’ve built two 6”X 89” edge sanders, a 6” X 186” stroke sander, and quite a few X-Y box joint and/or dovetail fixtures. But, these days, my shop is clean and I don’t have my big stash of electro-mechanical components anymore, so I have to source things out as I need them. In the US, a great source for this stuff...

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Haiti #1: Arrived

01-18-2010 04:52 PM by cmckerliesr | 2 comments »

Hi All!I only intended to just let you all know that I would be out of contact for a while although I am able to get internet access, I usually would never do anything other than checking my email. First I should thank all of you for your prayers and thoughts. One thing I did not mention before, was that my wife is with me, as she is a SARTEC2 as well and we are both part of the same urban search and rescue team. I kind of feel bad after the reaction from all of you that I did not inclu...

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