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|229 days ago||
The Sword of Victory - 6 replies
This is my new wooden sword, that I might be King and knight people when I go to Burning Man. The blade is cherry with a zebrawood guard and redheart pommel. Cashmere silk wrap on the handle. The runes are Elder Futhark (the oldest runic language known), and say “Peace through victory” on one side, and “Victory throug...
|692 days ago||
Detensioned Bandsaw Blade - 7 replies
Once I started my bandsaw without retensioning the blade, and though I didn’t hurt myself it was pretty spectacular!Now whenever I detension the blade, I leave the top wheel cover open to remind me to tighten it back up before I plug it in and hit the button. The visual indicator has saved me a fair bit of grief.Be safe everyone!
|751 days ago||
The Most Dangerous Tool in the Shop - 23 replies
Where I work we start each meeting with a “safety moment”, and recently a fellow did his on shop safety.He started with “I’m going to talk today about the most dangerous tool in the shop!” What could it be? I thought. The table saw? The bottle of whisky?“The angle grinder!” Uuumm… what? One of the ...
|769 days ago||
Wanted to put these in Brad Nailor’s thread, but I’m on his block for some reason? Anyway, enjoy!
|784 days ago||
Woof: Show me your dog! - 43 replies
OK I’ll start… Monkey my Rottie, and Badger (Genetic analysis says he’s 1/4 Basset Hound and 3/4 ??? I always say he’s half angry old man.)
|897 days ago||
Busted by the wife - 6 replies
One of my earliest and best shop memories is hanging out with my grandpa in his shop. I remembered he used to have the 40’s style pin-ups on the wall, and I thought it would be a great idea to get some for my shop. I was looking at a few on Amazon, and the wife chastised me for looking at ‘pornography’. It probably didn’t...
|927 days ago||
Husqvarna 435 16" Chainsaw Starting Problems - 9 replies
Got me a brand new chainsaw, but damned if I can get the thing to run. After about 5 attempts and 100 pulls, I got the thing to run for about a minute.I’m doing everything right, according to the manual. I’ve owned a lot of 2 strokes over the years, so it’s not like I don’t know what I’m doing. Any hints from anyone...