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  1. 5 points
    steven newman

    A Project in Maple..

    Picked up a thing of chain, today. Had to use the bolt cutters to cut 16' down to what I needed. Couple of screws to hold the ends. Time for a brace.. Basically cut from a single piece of scrap wood. Hole for the pivot. bevel cut on the other end. Keeper came from what was left over. Bandsaw to make the cut. Chain is slack here......tip the lid back.. Once the chain is tight, I can release the keeper.... And fold the keeper down, out of the way. It also makes sure the chain stays inside of the chest. Will try to apply the finish tomorrow.....just about done....
  2. 3 points
    OK, if you are a roofer or plumber working in obscure places without power, sure. But does the world's DIYer really need all these cordless tools -- routers, table saws, chain saws, jig saws, recip saws? What does a new 32V battery replacement cost? And what happens when it gives out two cuts before you are done? I have a drill-driver because I'm often working in someone's home and don't want to have to string extension cords all over the place. And most of the time I'm driving screws that don't work all that well with a corded drill. But in the shop, I'm rarely more than 6' from an outlet. A number of years ago, there was a trim carpenter working in the home where I was. He had a battery powered brad nailer. I have a compressor that weighs about 25 lb and hoses are no problem when I'm working in one or two adjacent rooms. Even if I have to unplug it, I can do a door frame on the tank. And I don't have to wait for the "bam, whizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, click, ..." (onomatopoeia) http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/tools/reviews/g1358/12-great-tool-gifts-for-diyers/?slide=1&src=socialflowFB
  3. 3 points
    steven newman

    Little Giant

    Dug out this little plane, and decided to clean it up. . It came with that little paper wrapper to hold the cutter/iron.. Yep, a razor blade. Might be a little rough doing any sort of "back bevel" I cleaned up the sole.. Was a bit hard to tell IF I got it flat....cleaned up the cap iron, as well.. Didn't find any rust, though. Might be a little hard make sure both it and the bed for the cutter mate up. Not a lot of parts It did make a few shaving. Has two openings, but not much to hold onto, I can also cut like a scraper plane.. Hardest part is NOT slicing a fingertip, trying to use this "Little Giant" plane. I hear there was another type of these planes, too....just haven't found one, yet.. Maybe L-N will make one out of Bronze?
  4. 3 points
    Three days of subbing at the local Vo-Tech, visiting relatives and trips to the vet have pretty much accounted for all of my shop time. I have a manzanita root blank mounted on the lathe just begging to be hollowed out. I hope tomorrow will have a little spare time. Member @Jim from Easy Wood Tools posted a question/survey about which drive spur the Patriot turners prefered. Jump on over to this post and add your thoughts to or other members input- Some videos this week. Member @JariKilpi sent me a link to an Australian turner- Guilio Marcolongo. He does some beautiful work! A while back, Craft Supplies USA posted a Glenn Lucas video on turning a platter. It is not so much a tutorial but it does show some really nice design aspects that can enhance a turning. The Woodturning OnLine newsletter came. Several nice turning projects. This one might make a nice Christmas present- The pictorial article by Bob Hamilton can be found here- http://bobhamswwing.com/Articles/Roundpotpourri/Turning a Round Potpourri.htm The newsletter often has new available items or good deals. This seemed like a pretty good Amazon deal for this face shield- Click on the image to go to the Amazon deal. The entire newsletter can be read here- http://www.woodturningonline.com/index.php I promise I'll have some turning pictures next week. Safe turning
  5. 3 points
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  8. 3 points
    HandyDan

    How to Start a Fight

  9. 3 points
  10. 3 points
  11. 3 points
    Stick486

    Fishing Fun

  12. 3 points
  13. 2 points
    Skiler I was out of town for few days. Well as for being beginner, I started about 26 years ago with jig saw, circular saw and old black and decker fixed base router to make a little old step stool my wife wanted. When done is was pretty ruff looking. Still have it and my wife will not let me toss it out the door. Guess that when I got bitten for woodworking. Basically I'm self taught. For years I watch The Yankee workshop. I subscribed to several woodwoking magazine and bought some books to learn. Some years I didn't do any woodworking due work and other things in life keeping me away. I know I maybe better than a beginner. But there is some more to learn and I know there more out there to try. Bending wood and veneering along woth learining to do intrasia. I'm good but I'm not that good is my motto. It help me to keepp trying to do better on the nerxt project not matter what it is.
  14. 2 points
    HARO50

    For the Dog Lovers

  15. 2 points
    HARO50

    Little Giant

    I wonder if it's any relation to mine. A cousin, maybe? No name, but it DOES say "MADE IN U.S.A."just above the nut at the rear blade location. The front blade setting is for straight work, the rear one is for curves. I don't remember where or when I got this thing, but I used it to build balsa plane models when I was about 10 or so, which DEFINITELY qualifies it as an antique! BTW, it's made of cast aluminum. John
  16. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    Back to Top Arrow

    Hmmm...no mouse ergo, no wheel. No key board ergo, no home key. Stylus works to slide up but, I'm lazy. just poking the arrows is easier. Their sporadicism seems to have subsided....for now.
  17. 2 points
    Stick486

    Back to Top Arrow

    yur retired... consider it exercise or hit the ''HOME'' key on the key board...
  18. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    Little Giant

    Neat little tool. Looks like they made a flat bottom, too.
  19. 2 points
    Fred W. Hargis Jr

    A Project in Maple..

    That's a clever way to keep the lid up, I'll have to remember that.
  20. 2 points
  21. 2 points
    Stick486

    How to Start a Fight

  22. 2 points
    Stick486

    A Short Trip

  23. 2 points
    HandyDan

    OK, it's painted....

    Nice Fred. When are the Cavs and Mavs scheduled to play?
  24. 2 points
    OK for most of the past 5 or 6 days, I've been switching from the Light Theme to the default setting for the Custom Theme. Each day a little longer on the Custom. My preference is still the Light theme mainly from a familiarity to the page before the major upgrade, BUT I am open to the Custom Theme as the only option. I'll learn to adapt as needed in the same manner I initially adapted as a newbie to this site. As @Chips N Dust says in his signature line..."Change is good as long as everything stays the same." If the best option is only one theme from a maintenance and especially cost standpoint, then the Captain at the helm should do what's needed to minimize cost and double effort. I'm not going to take a knee over the colors of the life boats especially in the middle of the sea.
  25. 2 points
    Does the truth matter?
  26. 2 points
    I'm 5'17'' tall/big/??.. my old cabinet builder FRIEND was a good 5 & half' tall, so was'ez helper. They always had cords strung all over the shop. One day I arrived with little small/tiny cable,4 small cable clamps, SEVERAL BATHROOM CURTAIN ??HOOKS??, two screw in eye bolts, many little cable ties, male & female electrical plug in for 110 volts.went to futher in/side of shop. Screwed eye bolt in near wall receptacle, went to where they worked/moved around working, above their heads bout 5 -6' screwed in other eye bolt. Back to other side, clamped cable into eyebolt. Strung cable to OTHER EYEBOLT, pulled it tight, clamped it to it's self. Went back to other end, with his longest electrical cord & DONE THE DIRTY WORK. Put enuff cord to reach recepital and used couple llittle cable ties!! LET CORD SAG & BACK UP TO A bathroom curtain hooks,(already on cable) USED CABLE TIE to tighten the cord to hook. Let cord sag 5-6' bak up to hook. DID THIS ALL THE WAY UP/ACROSS/?? TO WHERE THEY WORKED. ASK'M HOW HIGH did they want PLUG IN ABOVE THEIR HEAD. SUPPOSE YALL CAN FIGUER OUT REST, I'M TIRED.
  27. 2 points
    My makita drill/driver is the only cordless tool in the shop...unless were counting me and the flash lights. Of course, there are the planes, hammers and screw divers. Not to mention chisles, saws and mallets. Air tools don't count. Well, maybe there is a cordless 80 gallon compressor out there.
  28. 2 points
    Grandpadave52

    Work gloves recommendation

    I just assumed everybody did this since that's what I do...worse thing about having mismatched pairs, is trying to find and remember which glove you've misplaced Maybe I should invest in some of those mitten strings and clips we've used with the grandkids.
  29. 1 point
    Do any of you out there live near Lexington, KY? If so, this weekend (Saturday the 14th) I will be at the local Woodcraft store all day for their Demo Days / Sale. It would be great if you want to stop by and say hello. Yes, I will be turning... but certainly not a very impressive demonstration, other than the performance of our great tools. I will have tee-shirts, ball caps and other EWT "swag" to give away. It should be a really fun day with several other live demonstrations going on, including a forge set-up out in the parking lot. Will Atwood, the store manager is quite an accomplished turner and some of his pieces are always on display. Come by and say hello, I would really enjoy meeting you.
  30. 1 point
    HandyDan

    Lathe Versatility

    The most useful tool in the shop. The Lathe.
  31. 1 point
    Gene Howe

    Back to Top Arrow

    Kindle+deck+ UNSWEETENED iced tea. No sugar. No wires. Life is uncomplicated.
  32. 1 point
    Gene Howe

    Little Giant

    There's a few on ebay. Not all Little Giants. One asking price was only $2 but shipping was $9.
  33. 1 point
    HandyDan

    Food/grub.eats/feed...

    My favorite and no messing around with it.
  34. 1 point
    Gene Howe

    EDIT Feature MIA

    If the edit function is short lived. Maybe an emend function would have longer survivability.
  35. 1 point
    HandyDan

    Back to Top Arrow

    Just tried a different browser and it works here. Good to go.
  36. 1 point
    John Hechel

    Lathe Versatility

    might have to explore this further. do you think it would work with mechanical pencils?
  37. 1 point
    HandyDan

    Little Giant

    Looks like there are two cutting throats. I see where the fingers are in jeopardy.
  38. 1 point
    Grandpadave52

    Closing In

    Must be serving up SPAM again... Added a newbie 34 minutes ago and the count increased by one... West Coast math
  39. 1 point
    About 5 hours away for me. Rats.
  40. 1 point
    I think they went overboard, I saw a cordless miter saw somewhere. I also think the answer may be different for a hobbyist versus a pro. I have a few drills and a few drivers, otherwise I'm corded. (oops, forgot the jobsite radio).
  41. 1 point
    lew

    Do we really need all these cordless tools?

    Had to look that one up! I agree with you. I have drill and a driver. The rest are corded.
  42. 1 point
    I understand your perspective but it is clear to me that many have side-stepped the issue by making it an assault on the anthem and flag. America has long, dark history of discrimination, and it continues today precisely because it is quietly accepted, tolerated, and often ignored and ridiculed. The protest likely would not have happened had we actually made significant progress against discrimination. It is my belief that not taking a firm stand against discrimination in all its forms is a very real statement of disrespect for everything America stands for. ".....Liberty and justice for all...." Really? Any coercive attempt by government or sponsorship to squelch their voices is a vote for continued discrimination. Discrimination of any kind is a disease of the soul of America. Count me as a combat veteran who stands against discrimination. Is that well-said? Thanks for the phone number. hat
  43. 1 point
    Thank you all for the feedback... I have a great job. I get to play with tools and think about which tool I want next! ....and then... they pay me to do this! Thanks Jim
  44. 1 point
    Stick486

    Tabs on the Weather...

    snow is back.... aaaaaaahhhhhh....
  45. 1 point
    Stick486

    For the Dog Lovers

    don't pay any attention... it's just a cat...
  46. 1 point
    Stick486

    For the Donut Lovers

    and they didn't get a single donut...
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  48. 1 point
    Stick486

    Fishing Fun

  49. 1 point
    First Hat...thank-you for your unselfish service to our nation. That in itself demonstrates your willingness to lay down your life for the flag and it's people not only for what you believe but also for what others believe be it right or wrong. As for your statement above (I placed in bold), I respectfully disagree. I do so solely on what started this whole debate over a year ago citing Colin Kaepernick's exact words (below). I'm sorry, but there is no other way to interpret his words than for the face value of his statement. I might add too, do some in depth investigating research of his financial contributions to various organizations which are total anti-law enforcement, nearly anarchic organizations. "During a post-game interview on August 26, 2016, he (Colin Kaepernick) stated, "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder", adding that he would continue to protest during the anthem until he feels like "[the American flag] represents what it's supposed to represent..." To say there is not discrimination in our country would be and is a denial of the truth and you are correct, it is all around us. Lew Holtz is quoted as saying "Any time you treat one person differently than someone else, you are being unfair" which I agree is a true statement. I don't deny them their right to protest or make a statement, just find the proper venue and if need be, spend some of their millions to buy air-time to do so. Football was a game, not a political platform. The only sides that should be chosen here are AFC vs NFC and which team in which division I think is going to win it all. They are paid (very well I might add) employees of those teams...nothing more. I don't deny there may have been some questionable police actions that have occurred which are tragic and needless. However, I can tell you this...there are far more police officers killed in the line of duty each year, yet I've never seen an officer fail to respect the flag or take a knee when duty calls nor riot, loot and burn communities and others properties in protest. I can't say I've ever witnessed an officer discriminate who they should save when they've risked their own lives to save someone from a burning building, raging floodwaters, or sky scrapers targeted by terrorists crashing airplanes. As a citizen of this great nation, I grew up reciting daily these words..." I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." Failure to stand and pay respect to our flag during the playing of the National Anthem in any fashion because I disagree with something is a willful denial of the pledge. Further more it violates U.S. Code 36... 36 U.S. Code § 301 - National anthem (a)Designation.— The composition consisting of the words and music known as the Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem. (b)Conduct During Playing.—During a rendition of the national anthem—(1)when the flag is displayed—(A) individuals in uniform should give the military salute at the first note of the anthem and maintain that position until the last note; (B) members of the Armed Forces and veterans who are present but not in uniform may render the military salute in the manner provided for individuals in uniform; and (C) all other persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, and men not in uniform, if applicable, should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart; and (2) when the flag is not displayed, all present should face toward the music and act in the same manner they would if the flag were displayed. (Pub. L. 105–225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1263; Pub. L. 110–417, [div. A], title V, § 595, Oct. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 4475.) Obviously we stand in opposition to one another on this topic and I don't expect to change your mind any more than you might expect to change mine. Hopefully we can agree to disagree in an agreeable fashion. Thanks for openly sharing your point of view and at least trying to understand mine.
  50. 1 point
    Gerald

    Outdoor spray

    Thanks for the comments. Delivered the first 9 today and glued up 3 more , only 4 left.
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