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  1. 4 points

    Band Saw Fence

    I finished the fence for the band saw. This saw has its blade access slot coming out the table where the fence rail would be mounted requiring it to be removed when the blade is replaced. The front of the table is machined square to the miter slots so I figured I would make it to ride on the table front and just clamp it in place since I really won't be going for too much precision. I looked around and came up with a piece of aluminum angle and a piece of square tube and clamped the angle to the table. You can see the 3/4" square bar in the miter slot. I used it to keep the square tube aligned and mixed up some epoxy and clamped it in place. I did this yesterday and let it sit overnight. Went out this afternoon and drilled 1/4" holes and inserted stainless screws and locknuts to insure it remained in place and square. I used this small welding clamp to hold it in place. Gave it a test run on this piece of ash killed by Emerald Ash Borer. Those trails are right under the bark and is all they do. None of the wood is destroyed until the Powder Post beetles and ants move in. The result was two nice turning blanks. The fence worked as planned. I have an idea for a clamping system for it but may just continue to use the welding clamp and see how that goes.
  2. 3 points
    I like this. By the way, rights? He has not rights in the NFL. Just as players have no rights in the NBA, nor the ALB or the NLB. They are employed, and if their employers deem that they must stand for the Anthem, they must, or suffer penalties. The NFL has taken a more "freedom of expression stance" than the aforementioned sport leagues. The NFL does provide for this sort of protest. So I'll say this, ya he has a right, so do all players, but that does not mean a "right without consequences". Unfortunately in the NFL, there are no consequences. Does a citizen have a right to burn the flag, you bet! I hate it, but it must be. That does not mean that the citizen cannot expect zero consequences for their action, like a swift right hook from a Vietnam Vet standing nearby. It happens. We all have rights, but there are consequences, fortunately we have awesome companies like the Air Academy Federal Credit Union, who are willing to hit these guys where it counts, in the pocket books. That's all they understand, some of them. Brandon Marshal Loses Endorsement Deal After National Anthem Protest Here is an older article about the suspension of an NBA player for not standing for the Anthem. The NBA will fire them, for not standing. Good on the NBA.
  3. 3 points
    Chips N Dust

    Router/ Router Bit Storage

    8Here it is. Not complete mind you, but enough for this weekend. I still have doors to make and put on, drawers and of course: shelves. And, paint the outside too. I painted the back white to help with light reflection. Here is an assembly pic, after shelf pins holes were drilled
  4. 3 points

    Easy Wood Tools

    I get all the guns I want and my wife has nothing to say about it. We were married 51 years ago and on her 1st birthday after we were married I bought her a rifle. She opened it and said what am I supposed to do with this. I said fine if you don't want it I'll take it and many guns later the rest is history. True story Preston
  5. 3 points

    This is so good it hurts....

    Hey, wait a minute...is that flatworm in this country illegally? It came from Malaysia, does it have a passport? If it does, how did they get its fingerprints? How did it get across the border? Was it quarantined before it was allowed out for the photo op? I have a million questions and nobody seems to want to answer any of them! Hmmm! Is the fifth cousin, twice removed a coyote for the cartel?
  6. 2 points
  7. 2 points
    Ron Altier

    Box Elder turning

    Years ago I found a really nice of spalted Box Elder and I turned it down. I recently found the rest of the peace and decided to turn it down and was hoping to find more of that beautiful red spalt. I didn't find red, but I did find some beautiful grain. I stained it and it came out beautiful. To make it stand out I pained the top and bottom white.
  8. 2 points

    No wonder why we are so tired...

    What Your Body Does in a Day This is by far the most interesting, fascinating and informative email I have received so far. The info is unbelievable & incredible to say the least. What Your Body Does in a Day: Read on Sometimes you may feel like your body is beginning to creak and fail you on the outside, but do you ever stop to consider the incredible work that is taking place inside of it? There is so much going on and everything fits together so well, that it's almost impossible to comprehend it. This presentation will remind you that there are miracles going on inside your body every single day.
  9. 2 points

    Best Tool??

    Worst tool- the one that just broke when I needed it most. Best tool- the one that hasn't broken, yet.
  10. 2 points
    I agree, they have a right, but they should suffer the backlash from it as well. What gets me is that because a person is a movie or sports star, most other people think the opinions the 'stars' have are more valuable, important, or what have you than any regular person.
  11. 2 points
    I am younger than you John and I have been getting them for at least 3 or 4 years now. I put them in the trash or delete the emails without opening.
  12. 2 points
    Fred Wilson


    I will never FORGET,l however, I have forgiven. My father taught me to love my enemies and drive them nuts. The Bible has taught me this: Matthew 6:15 "But if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." I think one of the hardest to do.
  13. 2 points
    50?? No, its hard to believe. Having seen your pictures of your beautiful bride, I'd say you robbed the cradle, then. BTW, I've got you by 25+ years, youngster.
  14. 2 points

    A very interesting joinery video

    You'll note the author of the video started with an old book of timber connections. I did some research on this when designing a gazebo a few years back, and I found quite a few of the old manuals FOR FREE. If you google "timber framing" or similar phrases, and click enough times, you will find a repository that google has collected, all of out-of-copyright documents. Quite a collection. I printed out selections for my project. However, I discovered that connections and joinery intended for 20x24 beams don't necessarily translate to smaller sizes, like 2x8! The grain size begins to predominate the mechanical attachment strengths in the smaller pieces. However, I did use stepped beam connections cut into 4/6 posts, etc. I just backed them up with 1/4" lags. It's nevertheless a very interesting discovery. I found out where "birds mouth" started.
  15. 2 points
    Hey now. Respect your elders. I do....when I can find any. I knew Steve would find something familiar in the video.
  16. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    How to post YouTube videos

    Thanks John and Lew. Sometimes it takes two great minds for me to grasp something. I'll go back to the post and try it.
  17. 2 points
    Hello everyone. I am coming over from the Wood Forum and look forward to gaining woodworking and woodturning knowledge here. Glenn
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  20. 2 points

    No wonder why we are so tired...

    this may cause you to roll over an extra time or two... It does leaves out a few things I find equally amazing. One is the the digestive tract from mouth to the end produces 8 liters (2.1 gallons) of fluid. The stomach alone produces 1.5 liters at battery acid acidity per day. (I saw first hand proof of that volume this past January when I had a nasogastric tube for about 2 1/2 weeks). The small intestine then quickly returns the acidity to close to that of blood. The large intestine absorbs nearly all of that fluid. The need to breathe is sensed not by lack of oxygen but rather by the slight increase in acidity of the blood as carbon dioxide levels increase and react with the water to form carbonic acid, (the fizz in soft drinks and beer). And each second the typical adult human body makes enough DNA to go around the world 2 1/2 times (roughly 60,000 mile, 100,000 km), with roughly one mistake every meter, getting about 3,100,000,000 right for each meter.
  21. 2 points
    Chips N Dust

    Outside Wall Painted

    Finaaly getting around to posting a photo. Painted the wall Saturday and the side shed. Painted the door on sunday
  22. 2 points

    Outside Wall Painted

    I think you missed a couple spots...no wait a minute, smudges on my monitor...you're good! Nice job & shop too!
  23. 2 points
    Worked for a little bit this morning, waiting on my helper to finally get up out of bed...Camera died, too. Took the van to my Mom's place, where we could work on it inside, out of the thunderstorms.....Tasks? Front and rear brake pads needed changed, tires rotated. After all of that, then come home and do a bit more wood work... That front wheel is a perfect fit. Legs are now all the same thickness, saw marks are gone, curves look better... Layout tools to mark a dovetail.... Carried a few lines done the sides, gathered a few other tools Knifeline cutter, chisels, chisel pusher....somewhere there is a #4 backsaw. Backsaw the line. Down to the other line.. Chisel away the waste. Repeat for the other side. Use this to lay out a spot on the leg Just a matter of saw the sides, and chisel out the waste. checking for fit.. Not too hateful.....repeat all those steps again for the next leg. Sometimes, things get a bit squirrelly.. Needed to add a couple pieces to help hold this thing sting. You can see the saw lines, and where I dug out an escape hole. More chop and fit, test fit, and chop some more. I also planed a "flat" where the legs will go. Finally got #2 to fit.. two down, one to go. Maybe tomorrow I can get the third one fitted? I also cut out a slat, for attaching the column to the top.. It might be a pattern for a better one, later. Right now/ I am plain tuckered out. I intend to just sit here on my foundation and have a tall glass of ice and lemonade....stay tuned..
  24. 2 points
    Yep, use it as a pattern for when I cut dovetailed stuff. Sets the angle to the dangle for me.. If'n I want a bit of a kick to the lemonade, the water would be replaced with Beefeaters Gin...
  25. 2 points

    Outside Wall Painted

    Yes it does. I have to keep reminding myself that I got to get it up out of the basement. At least it will go anywhere from there.
  26. 2 points
    Chips N Dust

    Outside Wall Painted

    That double door makes it sooooo easy to bring sheet goods in and out of the shop. Also, at 5', I should be able to get what I want to build out of the shop
  27. 2 points
    And I completely blew it Stick, I left to go get an Ice Cream wit LOML, and did not get back in time! So I could not see if George was able to edit or not. I'll try another test.
  28. 2 points
    got the last of the old tiles removed from the shower. now to run the water lines to the correct locations. then re-insulate the exterior walls. widen the doorway to the shower. move light and fan switches. replace ceiling light and maybe the fan. put up new concrete board. water proof everything. then put up new wall and floor tiles, and install new shower door and new shower controller and shower head. this may take more than 2 days......
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  30. 2 points
    I have a pretty busy weekend. Repainting the kitchen and cutting grass tomorrow but I do plan to make some time in the shop to finish up a couple projects. First I am going to finish up a step stool for my son. He saw a picture of it and had to have it. Many of you have probably seen it, it is stool that turns into a chair by lifting the front step. I believe it is a popular woodworking plan but I upsized it for my son. Still have to do a little sanding and then add the front steps before finishing. He wanted it made out of hickory and I am pretty pleased with how it is turning out. After i I finish that I plan to put a torsion box top on my workbench. Noticed I had a bow in it so need to get rid of that. Then I will trim it out in white oak. Also gonna start milling some more rough oak for a hanging tool cabinet I plan to build over the next couple of weeks. Should be a great weekend.
  31. 1 point

    Best Tool??

    What is the "best" tool you have ever acquired? The worst? Any horror stories of a new tool that everyone was touting, but proved worthless for you? For me, the best is an oscillating multi tool from HF; I've had to repair it once (wire came out of the switch) but it's been a trooper. While I don't use it all the time, there are jobs it will do that nothing else can touch. When it needs replacement I'll spend some real money for a mainstream brand, but for now... it works. The worst? The early Dremel add-ons that required adapters to make them work, used a couple of times and then forgotten. Don't really have any horror stories because I am very careful about what I buy (I don't have a lot of discretionary money).
  32. 1 point
    Gene Howe

    How to post YouTube videos

    John, don't confuse my total lack of knowledge with sadness. Yeah, I know, it really is sad. But I'm always happy as a clam. Drives my wife nuts. What do they call it? Blissful ignorance?
  33. 1 point
    Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Best Tool??

    The worst is easy: a PC Profile Sander. What a piece of junk! The best is a lot harder, and a lot of ways to judge "best". Im not sure I have one I'd consider best.
  34. 1 point
    Except for religious reasons, any one who won't honor the flag and the anthem is ignorant, has no ability to use logic and reason, and is disrespectful of his country and it's millions of men and women who have died to preserve the rights he abuses. An NFL player who dishonors the flag and anthem is also disrespecting one of their own, Pat Tillman. As I said...ignorant.
  35. 1 point


    I find it hard to forgive someone who keeps trying to kill us!
  36. 1 point
    Chips N Dust


    AMEN, Brother! Not in my life time
  37. 1 point
    As stated...NEVER!
  38. 1 point
    John Moody

    Outside Wall Painted

    Looks great and a nice job on the paint. The double doors are so nice.
  39. 1 point

    Router/ Router Bit Storage

    Nice fit, great build and fully adjustable. Can't beat that.
  40. 1 point
    Ron Altier

    Freud saw blades...

    I like the Frued blades and they cut very well. My experience with wwII was great. I even sent it back to them to be sharpened. Then the nightmare began. It came back with big beads of solder on several teeth. I wrote and sent it back, it came back again in worse shape. Lesson learned. That will never happen again. I started experimenting with different blades. If I didn't think it was good, I'd take it back for a return (at HD) get another brand and try it. Freud was a great one. It is cheaper to buy new than to have them sharpened because of price and inability of most to do it right
  41. 1 point

    Router/ Router Bit Storage

    ...and don't forget you have a lot of labels to make too! Somehow, I've missed this thread...very nice cabinet indeed and good progress. That was a lot of shelf pin holes even if you have a jig. Looking forward to seeing next update.
  42. 1 point
    Chips N Dust

    Walnut Night stand, leg work

    I will stay tuned to this channel. That is coming along very nicely
  43. 1 point

    Walnut Night stand, leg work

    Sweet. Can't wait for the next episode.
  44. 1 point
    We'll never know...one thing is sure, money is being diverted from otherwise needed programs... I hope they choke on it...along with whoever arranged for it...
  45. 1 point

    Walnut Night stand, leg work

    Gonna be an awesome table!
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  47. 1 point
    Yes, I listen to the voices too
  48. 1 point
    That's a neat idea, Trey. Nice work, too. Haven't worked with hickory. Kinda hard to find in these parts. But, it's sure good looking wood. Back in IL, my dad used it for firewood. But then, he burned everything. Cherry, maple, walnut... what ever grew on the farm. Needless to say, he wasn't a woodworker.
  49. 1 point

    99 and Counting

    The user friendly part has got everyone participating more than they did at the other place. I like it.
  50. 1 point
    That looks great cleaned up and repaired. Nice work.
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