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|12-25-2016 04:27 AM||
Polyester is Evil - 15 replies
I was turning some wood in my garage shop and had a little propane heater going. I stood in front of it for a bit, then went back to the lathe and started to get REALLY warm… I turned around to see a ball of flame right over my butt, my polyester/cotton blend shirt had lit up from brushing the heater. My first instinct was to slap at it, t...
|12-21-2016 04:41 AM||
You Know You're A Woodturner If... - 14 replies
You can tell what grit sandpaper is with your thumb You brake for woodpiles It’s never sharp enough!
|10-03-2016 02:46 AM||
Flattening the inside of a box - 9 replies
I’ve been turning for years, yet it eludes me how to consistently flatten out the bottom of the box on the inside. Any tips or techniques for this guys? Christmas is coming, I need to make a few…
|08-10-2016 02:30 AM||
Removing wax from live edge - 7 replies
Hi all!I’m turning a bowl from a beautiful piece of burl, I want to leave the edge on it but it’s pretty well waxed, and I’m sure that will make sanding and finishing a pain. Any tricks for getting it out of there? It’s in all the nooks and crannies in the dark spot top right.
|07-27-2013 03:10 AM||
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...
|04-20-2012 08:18 PM||
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!
|02-21-2012 07:41 PM||
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 ...
|02-03-2012 04:29 AM||
Wanted to put these in Brad Nailor’s thread, but I’m on his block for some reason? Anyway, enjoy!
|01-18-2012 10:01 PM||
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.)
|09-27-2011 10:45 PM||
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...
|08-29-2011 03:53 AM||
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...