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  1. 3 points
    schnewj

    Putting in the DC ducting

    The static build-up is an old argument. As a 40 year safety professional I can say, that, they have never proved a static discharge fire in a hobby type operations. In an industrial setting, yes. However, the conditions are much different between a hobby shop operation and a commercial one. I defy an insurance agent to prove that static build-up discharge in plastic piping caused a fire. Every argument he can come up with, I could counter with documented studies and testing. The real argument with plastic is, grounding or no grounding on the pipe. Since plastic does build a static charge rapidly it should be grounded. However, not for fear of fire, but for the fear of the actual discharge. People don't stop to think what can happen here. A strong enough discharge can raise serious issues with such things as; pacemakers, hearing aids and other medical devices. Get surprised by a zap and you don't know what your going to hit or fall into when you jump.
  2. 2 points
    John............I would like this posted on all of the forums. WELCOME to everyone who participated in the Wood Magazine forums. I started there and was disappointed at how the site was administrated and how crude it was in many ways. I can say crude because my son-in-law is a computer programmer genius and has designed many web sites and programs. He said that the site wasn't what it could or should be. Anyway, I stumbled upon this site and saw many features that I liked. Then they wanted to change the site name to The Patriot woodworker. WHAT? I am a Viet Nam vet and was totally surprised. Surprised and happy that someone cared that much about our vets. Then I saw how closely it was monitored. At first it irked me not to be able to cuss. (You know how old guys are} That told me that they would not permit hateful or profane entries. It also told me that they monitor the site closely Now with the the new people that have come on this site, I have had some great comments and I also have some great new web friends and resources of advise. Sometimes you have a difficult time getting on this site. It just means that it is being improved. Another thing I like. WELCOME!!
  3. 2 points
    HandyDan

    Car Part

    One of my nieces future father-in-law is restoring a 52 Buick and was looking for someone to replace some plastic door trim pieces with wood since they could no longer be purchased. I got the nomination. Turns out they were originally an ivory colored Bakelite plastic which had deteriorated and broken with age. Making then from wood would have been easier by far but turns out I had a piece of quarter inch ivory colored acrylic plastic and made the parts from it. Used the table saw, belt sander and a few other woodworking tools to complete the task. He was thrilled. I included the old pieces in the picture for contrast. Dan
  4. 2 points
    Roly

    Another Wood member

    Thanks guys. I see many members names from long ago from Wood's site. What I like is how friendly everyone is and willing to share their knowledge. Roly
  5. 2 points
    I also agree hands down.....never experienced better. Dan
  6. 2 points
    I have been active or at least been a part of probably 15-20 forums, including some facebook groups, over the years. Never have I seen "old" members be as gracious to new members as what I've seen here. I understand this is kind of a unique situation, still it's gratifying to see. Another thing I have noticed, on most forums I've been a part of, there are dozens of member willing to give advice but few willing to give a compliment. That doesn't seem to be the case here either. Steve
  7. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    Just a Quick Intro

    It's really great to see new blood, Bill. Just not the table saw kind. I think you'll find this bunch pretty laid back. Some fantastic talents, too. In the last couple weeks some incredibly gifted wood workers have joined us. Sure hope you enjoy the forum.
  8. 2 points
    Lew Thanks for your efforts. Not sure if ya'll want comments here, but here goes. I have the Sorby Sovergien system and did not like it for hollowing . Had not seen the Ultima however the price is way up there for a bar with Munroe syatem on it. The Sovergien handle is good and I use it with my Thompson 5/8 bowl gouge. The finishing in that video was very interesting I am just afraid I would end up with a new color lathe. The Stopper mandrel gave me an Idea. Use Beall tap and make my own face plate attach 3/4 place and use bolt threaded all the way with countersink on both sides to tighten bolt and not epoxy. Drill the face plate on the lathe so will be dead center as the DP will not give you that. Cut bolt to length of hole in stopper blank so that the blank seats and no wobble. Just some thoughts
  9. 2 points
    schnewj

    Just a Quick Intro

    Hey, Gene Stick made me do it. Do you think they're ready for us here? I really like what I see so far. The navigation is a little tricky but I'll figure it out. I'm waiting for the established members to jump in, so I can get to know them. Hope they're not put off by our banter. You know...idle hands and all... Bill
  10. 2 points
    John Morris

    Site Traffic

    Chips, it's all good, we had new folks join on a regular basis before, but we have seen the spike obviously. It's a bit exciting to see you all here, we are happy you all are here, and you do not have to worry about taking the forums over, we are all better woodworkers when we have more perspectives contributing for the betterment of all. So, be active, post away, upload images, and most of all have fun!
  11. 2 points
    Ron Dudelston

    Site Traffic

    Charles stated correctly. TPW is big enough for all of us. I imagine that when everyone settles in things will settle down. We are extremely busy right now.
  12. 2 points
    Ron Dudelston

    Looking for a new forum group

    No way. I carry a gun, not drop it. Besides, at least I bathe....."occasionally. I do like French onion soup. Does that count for anything?
  13. 1 point
    John Morris

    Welcome Back Charles Nicholls!

    Hey big Charles! Welcome back ol pal! Great to have ya back. As many may or may not know, Charles is our community forum host, his efforts span our entire forum, his the all around guy to help out with navigating our forum, making folks feel at home, and he can also help with your topics if you are having issues posting or uploading files. Charles has been in the hospital for some time now, and he's finally back! How ya feeling Charles? Are you back to turning yet?
  14. 1 point
    lew

    Welcome Back Charles Nicholls!

    two words- chocolate milkshakes! Guaranteed to make you gain weight! Glad you're back!
  15. 1 point
    Stick486

    Putting in the DC ducting

    Ahhhhh... VOE... putting out a sawdust fire can be one seriously difficult task...
  16. 1 point
    Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Another Wood member

    Glad to see you here, Roly!
  17. 1 point
    Stick486

    Another Wood member

    ROLY!!!... great!!! ya made it...
  18. 1 point
    Stick486

    Putting in the DC ducting

    screw the fire/explosion... if Ray had had a pacemaker instead of a hearing aid that went ape... what then... sorry... plastic is out and that is all there is to it... I refuse to gamble when there may be a life at stake...
  19. 1 point
    Gerald

    Putting in the DC ducting

    I have never had a static discharge in my PVC pipes. The example John gave of the flour explosion is a classic science "experiment" and nothing more. All it proves is that if conditions are right (air saturated with dust) you could have ignition. The problem here is you are dealing with a theoretical set of conditions which is almost impossible to create in a home shop. You would have to be working on several machines at once to create enough dust to saturate the air.
  20. 1 point
    Gerald

    Photo Gallery

    7675 is Osage Orange HF 7672 spalted Pecan 7671 sp Magnolia HF 4216 Cherry HF -carved Thanks again
  21. 1 point
    Steve... have to whole heartily agree w/ you...
  22. 1 point
    schnewj

    What to mark with

    When it comes to precision, you can't beat a marking knife. For general use, it's #2 Ticonderoga's...got a drawer full. The cheaper (off-shore) ones are garbage. My general go to's are 0.5mm mechanical pencils. I buy them by the pack at Wally World. I use an adhesive backed rubber cord holder and stick one on every stationary piece of equipment...DP, TS, RT, etc. and one the workbench. If I don't have one in my pocket then chances are there is one at the machine I'm working at. I just have to remember to put them back as I use them. For dark woods I, too, use a white artists pencil. You can buy them at any artist's supply or craft stores (Michael's, Hobby Lobby) for a couple of bucks. For those of you who are really challenged (I guess that's just about all of us) you can get a clip-on with a retractable cord (like the old key chains) and clip a pencil to you.
  23. 1 point
    schnewj

    Just a Quick Intro

    I'm sure I will. Thanks for the warm welcome. It's good to see a familiar face. Bill
  24. 1 point
  25. 1 point
    Gene Howe

    Just a Quick Intro

    Hey Bill, good to see you over here.
  26. 1 point
    So tell us how you really feel!
  27. 1 point
    Stick486

    Just a Quick Intro

    some of us are into ole'arn... most of my stuff is from the 40's...
  28. 1 point
    Gerald

    OMG, it's global destruction!

    Dan you surely could come up with a better option with your salvage reputation. Steve Carve a man and use it as a helmet, or put a jewel in the hollowing hole and large finial in the blow-out.
  29. 1 point
    John Morris

    Just a Quick Intro

    Open policy, as long as it is public domain or your own work or you have the permission of the originator of the work. See our Downloads Page, here you can upload all the files and works you like, it's very easy. If you have a good amount of files to upload, let us know so we can supply some new categories if needed. Thanks for asking!
  30. 1 point
    schnewj

    Just a Quick Intro

    John, what is the policy for publishing information/articles/reference materials in PDF form? Most of the info is public domain type stuff.
  31. 1 point
    kmealy

    Saw an ad for the Stop Loss Bag

    I got some of these a couple of years ago when they first came out. I put some leftover Waterlox in them because it gels quickly and costs a lot. 18 months later it is still good. One problem with just "any old plastic" is that many are permeable to solvents and air. For my w/b finishes, I've started buying the plastic paint cans that Dutch Boy and some Sherwin Williams paints come in. No corrosion around the top and easy pour. They some in quart and gallon sizes.
  32. 1 point
    steven newman

    That $1 Cherry is now getting...

    Not too bad for just over 2 years old? Ok, before all the Tornado warnings and such......now have a creek running through the shop. Got a little more done.. Corner #3 . Got #4 done soon after, and clamped the entire mess together, for now.. Just a dry fit, for now. Laid out for a glue up, and got it into the clamps... Mainly concerned about the left end being good. The right end has a split. Will let this sit over night. Time to set up a fancy tool.. Yeah, yeah, wrong label, this plane came from Roxton Pond Que. Canada. Laid out the parts, and retracted the spurs 1/4" cutter on-board. Added a sliding section.. Which also needed it's spur retracted. Next a fence.. Set so a 1/4" wide groove is 1/4" from the edge of a board. Gave the plane a test drive in some poplar scrap.. Took a few tries, the fence on these has to be TIGHT! Or it will slide around. Next, I needed a "jig" to hold those thin boards in place, while I run the 45 along.. Three bits of scrap, and a few screws. Tested it with a cut-off from the sides.. I can set a board in under the top piece, and add a wedge to the other end. Black & white scrap was a bit long, backsaw trimmed it flush with the side of the bench. That will do for today. Have a creek running across the floor of the shop right now. Tornado warnings have stopped. I guess this will wait until tomorrow. Suppertime, anyway...
  33. 1 point
    Stick486

    Just a Quick Intro

    you should meet my dog... I live to fish and my dog make me look like I'm asleep at the rod... note side yard 300YD from the door... open water 365...
  34. 1 point
    schnewj

    Just a Quick Intro

    Nope, sorry John. I'm afraid it is a holdover from some banter back and forth on another forum. It's a long story and will have to wait for another day.
  35. 1 point
    HandyDan

    OMG, it's global destruction!

    I hate when stuff like that happens. Cut it off flat and use it for a snowman butt, er I mean bottom. Dan
  36. 1 point
    Chips N Dust

    Unexpected Down Time for TPW

    Did someone say SQUIRREL?
  37. 1 point
    Chips N Dust

    Brutally hot summer?

    Granted we are extremely hot right now, we have been at or below average for most of the summer. Most people you talk to on the street seem only to remember the hot days and forget everything else. Back in July, we got right around 1/2" of rain in a couple of days (not from a thunders storm either) and people have forgotten all about that (BTW, our yearly average of rainfall is about 18-19"). Also, Mt. McGloughlin still had a few patches of snow on it on Friday. In the last few years, it has been gone by May or before. But again, people only remember the REALLY hot days. For the most part, it has been a nice summer, and way better than most of the rest of the country.
  38. 1 point
    John Morris

    Unexpected Down Time for TPW

    Stick, your greatly appreciated around here, I just wanted you to know that, thanks for keeping it light.
  39. 1 point
    Gene Howe

    Asking for some walnut advice.

    Go for it! Your cabinet will be an heirloom. I used walnut skinned ply on the top of this highboy. You are correct, it is not inexpensive. Apologies for the poor picture quality.
  40. 1 point
    steven newman

    Asking for some walnut advice.

    Walnut also makes a nice table, too..
  41. 1 point
    Ron Dudelston

    Looking for a new forum group

    Is every Saturday regular enough?
  42. 1 point
    Cliff

    Pity this poor board

    Well, if you were hoping for kindling for you next BBQ you may have created it.
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