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|09-08-2014 09:59 PM||
Wind Machines. Aerodynamics - 15 replies
Hi. I dusted off a book I bought several years ago. Decided to try one of the projects. My question is finishing the blades. Right now they are simple flat pieces with the shorter edge angling out (I guess to catch the wind first and direct it to the longer blade to create the spin). I’m a retired finance guy and not an engineer b...
|10-16-2013 01:09 AM||
Cremation Urn Boxes - 18 replies
My father in law (age 85) passed last week. My mother in-law balked at the $600-800 price to buy a cremation urn box from the funeral home. So on Thursday I was asked to build one. I needed to get it to the funeral home Monday morning (not a lot of time). That apparent flaw on the first photo is a photo flaw btw…there is no ...
|09-01-2013 09:33 PM||
RIP old blade - 3 replies
My next project is a cherry side table/hutch. I have clinging to an Oldham 40T that I think I bought 6 years ago for $18. It has run a few thousand feet of mostly pine and poplar and never complained but that 8/4 cherry told me it was time to give it a proper burial (it ceased owing me anything years ago). Luckily it was cherry and the smoke ...
|06-16-2013 11:35 PM||
Stuff we like - 4 replies
Yesterday I had to mill some special molding for a project I’m on and pulled out the old PC 690 to make deep cove cuts (32’ in total). I finished the cuts and came away thinking that that old 690 ceased owing me anything a long time ago. Same thing for my old Delta contractor saw. As I looked around the shop, I noticed so many thi...
|04-08-2013 09:47 PM||
Cold climate perimeter slab insulation - 11 replies
After the winter we’ve had, I have to wave the white flag on the question of insulating the outside of the slab on a radiant infloor system. I purposely left the tubing loops 1’ away from the edges but it is apparent that heat is still leaching from the slab (I have 16’ of no heat and 40’ of heated space on the same side...
|09-22-2012 05:41 PM||
toys - 2 replies
I remember a “gag” toy from years ago…I think that was a “pygmy squirrel”...essentially a “jack in the box” type toy that involved a rubber band “spring” and a spool that had a piece of fur and a noise making paddle (like playing cards in the spoke of your old bike wheel). When “loaded...
|05-01-2012 10:16 PM||
Dust - 11 replies
I’ll start by saying sorry about a new post on an old topic but I’ve been through so many posts (many quite dated). So let’s refresh the topic with updates to all the reviews that were posted when the machines were new and the user experiences were still evolving. My single user shop is 30×40 with 10 foot ceilings (a...
|02-16-2011 02:31 AM||
Dewalt 715 blade change - 2 replies
Ok…I give up. After 8 years I need to change the blade on my Dewalt 715 miter saw. I can’t find the manual (I think it’s in the unheated shop about 150’ from here requiring a trip across what looks like a hockey rink, and I don’t skate) and the internet only wants to sell me a new one. I have the factory wrench...