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  1. 7 points
    schnewj

    MiterSet

    Point taken...however, for an above average tablesaw jockey being able to set and cut stock for segmented pieces accurately, without trial and error and wasted stock, it is well worth the price of admission. The price is less than or comparable to most tools that woodworkers buy to perform skill improvement projects. A good quality dovetail saw (just as an example) is about the same price as this tool. Not everyone hand cuts tenons or dovetails, Yet, the saws are in demand. That doesn't indicate a soft woodworking market to me. I have seen these used but have never seen them advertised. Personally, I never went looking for them. The point I'm trying to make, is, that, if they would advertise and market better the market demand would probably increase. I see these as a great tools to save time, money and frustration. I DON'T trust the accuracy of most miter gauges. You have to get fussy with them to get them just right and they don't always allow for the oddball X+1/2° angle as Herb pointed out. This tool ensures a quick, accurate, and no-brainer way to set the gauges up. Even a piece of garbage stock miter gauge becomes accurate as long as it will lock down solidly.
  2. 5 points
    Dadio

    MiterSet

    +1 What Bill said. I only lasted in college 3 years and couldn't take anymore of those proffessors standing up front for an hour each session spouting how much they knew and not teaching one darned thing ,not even cracking open the text book they wrote and made you buy for $20. (which was a good sum then). I went in the service then went logging and construction the next 45 years and loved every minute of it. Herb
  3. 5 points
    Grandpadave52

    MiterSet

    Well stated...Thanks Herb!!...I learned along time ago there are many ways up, down and around a tree. I appreciated not only your PIP review, but the awareness of such tools...it demonstrated that American ingenuity and quality can still be had an economical price.
  4. 5 points
    Dadio

    MiterSet

    This debate could go on forever,but the point of this thread was to review this particular tool/ jig for people looking to use the table saw for cutting miters. I agree that trim carpenters don't use table saws to cut trim, it would be uneconomical and most jobs don't have a table saw available because of the Corporate Risk Management Policies. And that type of work is not suited for table saws. Hence the Chop Saw fills that requirement. As Bill points out the miter gauge for tables saws are difficult to set at odd fractions of an angle, and I might add the chop[saws are too, without a lot of fussing. I use my RA saw for cross cutting 90 deg. cuts up to 14" wide, and use the table saw to cross cut wider material. I don't like chop saws, and they are limited too in a lot of ways. But this is all shop work not site work, and this jig is very fast and accurate for what it does,is quality made, and reasonable priced. I respect your position and admire and appreciate the fact you and others can do the same job by hand, I just don't have that kind of patients, and understand that there are many ways to do the same task. Herb
  5. 4 points
    Dadio

    How I spend my Summer

    Caught 3 last week,one each day, the ocean run of Cohos has shown up finally. I started in May going out 3-4 times a week, and was always 2 short of my limit, (Limit is 2), until this past week and was 1 short each day, so things are good. Herb
  6. 4 points
    HandyDan

    Tabs on the Weather...

  7. 4 points
    schnewj

    MiterSet

    I blame the educations system! In the past four or five decades we have been pushing our children to "go to college and get an education"! NOT all kids are college material. Yet we push them into it and away from the service oriented professions. We need to get back to teaching trades and skills instead of running up a surplus of educated idiots. I was pushed into college and I don't regret it. I made a very good living. However, my first love has always been working with my hands. I learned everything that I could from basics to finished product. Not everybody is that ambitious, though! Especially, the majority of the "electronics" kids of today. Bottom line is I have much more respect for the person who can do, rather than the person who can hire it done. As for appreciating those who work with their hands, I have the greatest respect for those people. Unfortunately, true craftsmanship has been replace by the mantra "faster, cheaper, and better". The people who practice that, have no respect from me. You can only have two of the three if you want good products. Some people no longer have pride in their work...they only do it for the paycheck.
  8. 4 points
    Gene Howe

    MiterSet

    Well, doggonit anyway. Thanks, Herb. Guess I'm too late again, though.
  9. 4 points
    Grandpadave52

    MiterSet

    ...Stick apparently has been there already! @Chips N Dust will take down the two maple bars before the rest of us can get through TSA. Leaves the two muffins for Gene cause those cinnamon buns are now spoken for!
  10. 4 points
    Gene Howe

    MiterSet

    I know of no faster nor, more accurate method to get a perfect miter cut in 1/2 degree increments. Mine is used quite often. Pssst, there is a way to use it on a miter saw or RAS. I'll tell ya but, it'll cost ya a bag of donuts.
  11. 4 points
    Grandpadave52

    For the Dog Lovers

  12. 4 points
    olbuck

    Millennials

    SEEING THEM FOUR ??FACES APPEAR?? LIKE TO'AW DROOPED THA MOUSE, GOOD GRIEF. ORTA PUT SUM KINDA WARNING FER US SHELTERED ONES THAT'AINT BEEN XPOSED TO SUCH SUDDENLY!!!!!!!!!
  13. 4 points
    John Morris

    Shaker Style Vanity (Poplar)

    One primer one coat I am thinking Gene. If it needs more I can paint in place. Leaks! Surely you jest! Appraiser is coming Tuesday. Not pictured, I just installed the Blum Tandems before I closed up shop, I wanted to get those in before the sink goes over the top, I'll install the vanity without doors and drawers, as long as it's functional we are good to go.
  14. 4 points
    John Morris

    Shaker Style Vanity (Poplar)

    First coat of finish for the inside.
  15. 4 points
    Gene Howe

    Shaker Style Vanity (Poplar)

    Never ever done anything seriously. Not gonna start, neither.
  16. 4 points
    Gene Howe

    Shaker Style Vanity (Poplar)

    If the appraiser asks, we won't tell. Sweet adaptation. That could be a song title. "Sweet adaptation, you make me smile... "Sweet adaptation, with just a router and a file... "No more worried stares... "No more sink hole scares... " It fits like a glove " Oh, how I love... " My sweet adaptations...
  17. 4 points
    John Morris

    Shaker Style Vanity (Poplar)

    Fixed! Put a straight edge up with a flush bit and took it down. Because of the router base I could not get all of it. I want it up to the line. So I sawed to the line and cleared it out. But it's still not enough. So I got the grinder and cut a chamfer into it and that gave me just enough.
  18. 3 points
    Dadio

    How I spend my Summer

    This is how I spend my summer,except on the days it is too rough. Good week last week. Herb
  19. 3 points
    steven newman

    Road Trip!

    Took a day off from the shop today.....yard sales were a bust....too nice of a day to go into the shop....Hauled the Boss, and my son off on a Road Trip... Springfield, OH has an Antique Mall.....HUGE one.....8 big rooms of stuff....Number one rule...IF a tool is INSIDE a glass case...take a look, but keep on walking. There was this one stall.....looked like someone had emptied both a Sears and a woodcraft tool section, and just piled it up on a BUNCH of shelves....Dug through over 100+ chisels....looking for a couple wood handled ones I could use.. The wide one is 1-1/4", the other is 1/4"...$6 for the biggie, $1 for the wee one... Sharp? Not even close. But, we have ways... Hoops? Not sure IF I'd hit the little one....biggie has been hit a few times too many.. For $7 and change? I think I can make do....Walked around in the place for over 2 hours, and only saw about half of the stuff. Supper was at Five Guys Burgers.....then a nice drive home.....not too bad of a day...
  20. 3 points
    schnewj

    Tabs on the Weather...

    Phooba, Phooba, Phooba..."Lord". "Yes, Noah". "Ah, what's a cubit"?
  21. 3 points
    Fred W. Hargis Jr

    How I spend my Summer

    YOU SUCK!
  22. 3 points
    Dadio

    MiterSet

    Only have these left,Gene , help your self. Herb
  23. 3 points
    Grandpadave52

    The Coffee Pot

    Not sure we can still make it by then dealing with TSA & all...had I known earlier...
  24. 3 points
    Chips N Dust

    The Coffee Pot

    I just put some beef short ribs in the crock pot. In about 7 hours, give or take, we will have dinner of short ribs, green beans, mashed potatoes and buttermilk biscuits
  25. 3 points
    Grandpadave52

    The Coffee Pot

    Headed out to change oil/filter and service my daughter's van...takes longer to get down & back up than it does to change the oil & filter. Have a few other household tasks to complete, then maybe back to some shop projects...just filled the Rocky Mountain Tumbler (Yetti clone) with ice and 50/50 blend of sweet/un-sweet tea.
  26. 3 points
    Grandpadave52

    The Coffee Pot

    Refer to preceding Elixir posts...insert beverage of your choice BUT keep hands & fingers away from the very sharp, shiny, spinny things.
  27. 3 points
    Gene Howe

    The Coffee Pot

    Just spent an hour getting set up to rip some 1/8" X 3/4" strips of maple. Most of that time was thinking. My thinking thing works slow on Sundays...and Mondays and ...etc. Got it figgered out, though. Working around the...ahem..."advantages???" of a Shopsmith takes some powerful figgerin'.
  28. 3 points
    schnewj

    Tabs on the Weather...

    Just another typical Florida day...
  29. 3 points
    HandyDan

    Food/grub.eats/feed...

  30. 3 points
  31. 3 points
    HandyDan

    For the Dog Lovers

  32. 3 points
  33. 3 points
  34. 3 points
    John Morris

    Shaker Style Vanity (Poplar)

    Thank you for the comments guys, they are very encouraging. We got a lot done today since this morning! I'm pooped! My goal was to paint tonight, but it'll have to happen in the morning, Mrs. Morris still needs to go out with the kids and pick up a quart. So I couldn't paint even if I wanted too, thank goodness!
  35. 3 points
    Gene Howe

    Shaker Style Vanity (Poplar)

    Awww....thanks.
  36. 3 points
    Gene Howe

    Shaker Style Vanity (Poplar)

    And a narrower drawer...or maybe a shorter side. BTDT. Client gave me the sink top specs, then she bought a different one. Change order!
  37. 3 points
    DAB

    FEWTEL - sequence of stock preparation.

    found my error: should be - MOCTRP measure once, cut twice, redraw plan..... don't follow me around, i'm lost.
  38. 2 points
    MT Stringer

    Putting the CNC to work!

    I will post some pictures later after I get the film developed! Got the CNC working today. I am cutting dadoes and shelf pin holes for the ten cabinet sides that I am building. These are the wall cabinets 39 inches tall. I have to flip the pieces once end for end because I don't have the cutting capacity to do it in one pass. If they were 37 inches, or shorter, that would be perfect. I could lay them on the x axis and make the cuts in one pass. So, I start the cut, then go inside the house (only a few steps away), and watch a little drag racing or other things on the computer. When I hear the router shut down, I go out and flip the piece and run the file again. The sides are identical with the dadoes cut 2 inches from each end. Then half of the shelf pins are drilled starting 8 inches above where the shelf bottom (or top) will be. So I end up with identical pieces that can actually be flipped if needed, but I won't do that. I have the top of each piece marked. Note: The work pieces are already cut to final width and length, and clamped to the bed of the CNC with the long end on the Y axis. My file cuts the dado and half of the shelf pins (1 1/4 inches apart). After flipping the work piece and cutting the remaining half, I have one side that is complete. OOPS!, I just heard it shut down. Gotta go. Only two more sides left and I will be through. Tough job, but somebody's got to do it!
  39. 2 points
    Ron Dudelston

    Working on Summer Show Stock

    I have a few shows this summer and I decided to add a few new items. Although I have made these boxes before, I decided to make a couple of jewelry boxes out of these. One is sapele and maple and the other is ambrosia maple and sapele. The dark bodied sapele box does have an upper tray but is not shown. The inside and trays are flocked. For some reason the lighting made it look like the flocking is thin but it really isn't. Now to establish a price.
  40. 2 points
    I would like to know about how long it would take to set up a cnc using this picture below. It is from wifes stained glass catalog of patterns... I made one exactly like this then changed the birds to cardinals which better goes with our area. Don't believe any love birds are seen here except in cars. This is what I saw in the original picture. I am wondering if it would be worth my time investing in a cnc for I only do one of a kind. It always comes to me as I am putting something together to make changes the next time I start thinking to do the same picture. Or can a person make this with a cnc? I think lots of guys never being around a cnc knows what one will or can do?? Maybe you guys can help clear up the ??????'s
  41. 2 points
    HARO50

    The Coffee Pot

    TO the Batmobile, Robin!!!! Er, wait a minute... maybe I'll just drive myself! John
  42. 2 points
    HARO50

    Tabs on the Weather...

    Bill Cosby! Still have that LP in my collection!! John
  43. 2 points
    steven newman

    Road Trip!

    More on the road stuff today... Needed to fill the gas tank....wasn't paying the $2.36 a gallon here in town.....drove out to Huntsville, OH.....$2.04 a gallon. Stopped in at the Junk-n-the-Box and did a bit of shopping.....entire shelf of hand planes....pass. There was a large box on the floor "anything in the box- $1" Ok, dug around for a while....picked two items and paid my $2.. Rosewood, Brass and steel...blades are 9" long. haven't tried to check them for square, yet.. BTW on the shelf above the box, there was another, smaller square...$5? Pass. Had to take the Boss to the grocery stores, then back home. BTW....Pastor LOVED his new desk!!!!!!!!
  44. 2 points
    joe the gas man

    What's On Your Work Bench?

    Cliff, once everything settles back down, you will be able to go through everything and make your shop "New" again. I'd like to find myself in a similar situation but as soon as I think about stirring things up to rearrage and clean another project request comes in. uhoh, gotta go weld a bolt onto the smoker!
  45. 2 points
    HandyDan

    How to Start a Fight

  46. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    Millennials

    See that pedal on the left? Ya gotta coordinate with the long one on the right whilst moving that stick with the knob in to the #1 position with your right hand. Ya gotta do that 5 more times in about 15 seconds, all while using the left hand to steer.....so PUT DOWN THE DAMNED DARNED PHONE.
  47. 2 points
    Well like an old carpenter used to tell me, "ya' ain't gonna' see that from the middle of the road!" I gotta' say it looks pretty darn nice from where I sit! Wouldn't have had to do that on a big box vanity because it (a) probably wouldn't have had a divider to begin with or if it did probably would have only been 1/4" covered chip board. Yours will far outlast the appraiser...maybe a couple of appraisers.
  48. 2 points
    John Morris

    Shaker Style Vanity (Poplar)

    Dang, Gene that was good!
  49. 2 points
    MOCT: measure once, cut twice..... wait, that doesn't sound right.
  50. 2 points
    Going from scratch without a 3D model it would involve considerable modeling time in the software, and even more time to cut using a CNC. There is some value in the hand carved look that simply won't be there if CNC cut. The tight inside corners can't be done, implying the need to make several individual pieces to fit together when done. Optionally the design could be simplified a bit just to make it simpler to cut on a CNC, but it would still be a challenge. For the time invested I think you are better off doing them the way you are. The only real advantage would come from the ability to make more than one once the needed files are created.
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