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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. 4 points
    HARO50

    Old Age

  3. 4 points
    HandyDan

    Old Age

  4. 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
  5. 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?
  6. 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
  7. 3 points
    HARO50

    Old Age

  8. 3 points
  9. 3 points
    HandyDan

    Food/grub.eats/feed...

  10. 3 points
  11. 3 points
    HandyDan

    How to Start a Fight

  12. 3 points
  13. 3 points
    Stick486

    Old Age

  14. 3 points
    Stick486

    We All Use Math;

  15. 3 points
  16. 3 points
    Stick486

    Fishing Fun

  17. 3 points
  18. 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.
  19. 2 points
    HARO50

    For the Dog Lovers

  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. 2 points
    Stick486

    Back to Top Arrow

    yur retired... consider it exercise or hit the ''HOME'' key on the key board...
  23. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    Little Giant

    Neat little tool. Looks like they made a flat bottom, too.
  24. 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.
  25. 2 points
    Stick486

    Food/grub.eats/feed...

  26. 2 points
    Stick486

    How to Start a Fight

  27. 2 points
    Stick486

    A Short Trip

  28. 2 points
    HandyDan

    OK, it's painted....

    Nice Fred. When are the Cavs and Mavs scheduled to play?
  29. 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.
  30. 2 points
    Does the truth matter?
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 1 point
    Gene Howe

    Back to Top Arrow

    Kindle+deck+ UNSWEETENED iced tea. No sugar. No wires. Life is uncomplicated.
  36. 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.
  37. 1 point
    Gene Howe

    EDIT Feature MIA

    If the edit function is short lived. Maybe an emend function would have longer survivability.
  38. 1 point
    HandyDan

    Back to Top Arrow

    Just tried a different browser and it works here. Good to go.
  39. 1 point
    John Hechel

    Lathe Versatility

    might have to explore this further. do you think it would work with mechanical pencils?
  40. 1 point
    HandyDan

    Little Giant

    Looks like there are two cutting throats. I see where the fingers are in jeopardy.
  41. 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
  42. 1 point
    About 5 hours away for me. Rats.
  43. 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.
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 1 point
    Stick486

    Tabs on the Weather...

    snow is back.... aaaaaaahhhhhh....
  47. 1 point
    Stick486

    For the Dog Lovers

    don't pay any attention... it's just a cat...
  48. 1 point
    Stick486

    For the Donut Lovers

    and they didn't get a single donut...
  49. 1 point
    Stick486

    Old Age

  50. 1 point
    Stick486

    Fishing Fun

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