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  1. 5 points
    Stick486

    Tabs on the Weather...

    and pie...
  2. 5 points
    HARO50

    Tabs on the Weather...

    Piece of cake! John
  3. 5 points
    kmealy

    I hate Wal*mart

    Well, I had a red plaid bottoms, blue plaid top and wearing a brown plaid hat. Pajamas don't have good pockets so I had a green fanny pack. Isn't that comme il faut?
  4. 5 points
    Ron Dudelston

    I hate Wal*mart

    Hey Keith, maybe you were wearing the wrong pajamas when you went to the WalMart customer service. Sounds like a breach in pajama etiquette to me.
  5. 4 points
    Chips N Dust

    Tabs on the Weather...

    And donuts...
  6. 4 points
    Grandpadave52

    Tabs on the Weather...

    Got wife's Grand Cherokee...pick her up at work then to shop...only about a 5 minutes apart. But since all the kids are home & stuck in, I'd consider it if was the only option...only 14 mile, uphill in a blizzard
  7. 4 points
    Stick486

    I hate Wal*mart

  8. 4 points
    Gene Howe

    Bandsaw

    Wow, that looks to be a winner, Rusty. Great price, too. Mine is a little Shopsmith so I have infinitely variable speed and it does help so, I think you'll be happy with that feature. And, I'll second Al's recommendations for Suffolk. Good people and good blades.
  9. 4 points
    Gene Howe

    Woodburning!!!

    Your really good with that burner, Mike. However, someone is likely to chastise you for turning that poor turtle/tortoise on his back. Seriously, you are doing some nice work.
  10. 4 points
  11. 4 points
    HandyDan

    I hate Wal*mart

    using a hammer drill.
  12. 4 points
    DRAGON1

    Woodburning!!!

    Here's another one...
  13. 4 points
    Dadio

    In case you still need convincing

    Yes,John,and there are people who do this too. They make a set up where the probes are touching the wood and the machine is plugged into a switched outlet. Then they stand across the room and flip a switch. They have no control of what the pattern does or how they turn out and when to shut off machine before the 2 patterns meet which sometimes causes a flareup and a large burned area. BUT this is a safe way to use the technique. The results are not as spectacular as the ones that are hands on. However you are alive to look at it ,whereas the other way you might not be. One of the safety requirements are that the gloves you wear must be High Voltage rated for 15,000 volts and tested after use by a certified testing lab. This is expensive,around $250. for the gloves and I have heard over $100. to test. The reason I think this type of thing should be only performed by companies certified to do this work is that people don't understand the risks or how dangerous high voltage is to work with. Just my opinion, Herb
  14. 4 points
    It Was Al B

    Bandsaw

    I think you'll be happy with the Rikon Rusty. The quick release feature is something I don't have. It definitely will be a time saver for you. I believe the instructions will tell you the low speed is for cutting non ferrous metals, ie copper, brass, aluminum. I've never used the low speed on my saw yet, but it's nice to have if you decide to cut these materials. I recommend you go to Suffolk Machinery.com to purchase Timberwolf blades. Quality blades at good prices. You can find any blade you need there and they provide information about which blade for what purpose.
  15. 4 points
    RustyFN

    Bandsaw

    Thanks everybody for your helpful advice. I called Woodcraft today to ask them if they would price match the one I saw online for $760. The manager told me they would have it on sale next month for 699. I am going to go with the Rikon for that price. These are the specifications. MaterialSteel TABLE Miter Slot (2)3/8" x 3/4" T-SlotYES Dimensions21-1/2" x 15-3/4" MaterialCast Iron Tilt Range5 left, 45 degree right Height from Floor39-1/2" CUTTING CAPACITY Blade Width Range3/16" - 3/4" Depth of Throat13-5/8" Depth of Cut13" Blade Length111" Blade Speeds1,445 / 2950 SFPM BLADE GUIDE Precision Guide BearingsYES MOTOR - RIKON Amps14 / 7 A Horsepower1.5 HP Voltage115 / 230 Volts / 60Hz DUST COLLECTION Dust Chute Diameter (OD)1 @ 4" CONTROLS TensioningQuick Tension Release TrackingStandard Blade Guide LockYES Blade Guide Raise/Lower KnobYES BAND WHEEL MaterialCast Aluminum
  16. 3 points
    lew

    Shop Humor

    Well that sucks!
  17. 3 points
    The club web site has been re-done and the link above is no longer active. I'm uploading a copy here.Drawing Circles by Keith Mealy.pdf
  18. 3 points
    HARO50

    A wonderful WW experience

    Both of my kids showed an interest when they were younger, but life tends to get in the way. Son is now building his own (log) home, but tended more toward metal working. The two older grandkids tried the lathe, scrollsaw, and woodburning, and a number of their friends (and our neighbours' kids) have been in the shop making gifts for their parents. Hopefully some of them will continue with woodworking. John
  19. 3 points
    HARO50

    Tabs on the Weather...

    Low 40's yesterday, been dropping all morning. Now at the freezing point, rain turning to ice, wind must be at warp speed! Glad I don't have to go out any time soon! John
  20. 3 points
    Grandpadave52

    Tabs on the Weather...

    Snow cones are the treat de'jour
  21. 3 points
  22. 3 points
    Dadio

    Will be a project for 2018?

    You did good, Steven, lot of hard work involved there. Good fit on the drawer and door. Check the attic, might be someone living up there. Herb
  23. 3 points
    Stick486

    I hate Wal*mart

    or a cold chisel...
  24. 3 points
    Gene Howe

    I hate Wal*mart

    We have a lumber yard in town but, it's only construction supplies. The nearest hardwood is in Flagstaff, 135 miles. Or phoenix, 150 miles. Needless to say, when I make that drive, a trailer comes along and gets well loaded.
  25. 3 points
    Gene Howe

    I hate Wal*mart

    Ahh, but the benefits outweigh the inconveniences, don't they Larry? We're in the same boat as you. We try to patronize the 2 locally owned grocery stores and pharmacy as much as we can. And the Ace store in town gets a lot of my business. Especially since Lowes and HD are about 45 mi. away.
  26. 3 points
  27. 3 points
    LarryS

    I hate Wal*mart

    Unfortunately Walmart is the really only Big Store we have. We do shop the local grocery store or we may go to other cities or towns to do our shopping. I guess that's what happens when you live in a rural area.
  28. 3 points
    Stick486

    I hate Wal*mart

    w/o Novocaine...
  29. 3 points
    Grandpadave52

    I hate Wal*mart

    kMealy wrote..."I hate Wal*mart" My response = YEP, what's not to hate! Much prefer double root canal than go there.
  30. 3 points
    Grandpadave52

    Tabs on the Weather...

    UGLY morning folks...Last night at 5:30 P it was 59o...this AM it's 26o with 15-25 mo ph NW winds giving a real feel of 3o...Still getting "freezing rain/sleet/snow or some combo of the three. At 5 AM schools were on a 2 hour delay; all county and most area schools are now closed for the day. Look out @LarryS, @HandyDan, @p_toad, @steven newman, @DuckSoup, @Fred W. Hargis Jr, ...(probably missed others) coming at cha' and it 'ain't pretty!! On a positive note however... 67d 3h 55m 59s til spring!
  31. 3 points
  32. 3 points
    Gerald

    In case you still need convincing

    John yes you can. But the AAW has stated that they will not promote or demo the method until more education and safer methods are available (not exact words). The problem is that the transformers used for this is putting out voltage way up the 10,000 plus range and most people are ignorant of the dangers . Some people think rubber gloves will protect you.....NOT. So I would suggest stay away unless you are an electrical expert.
  33. 3 points
    Grandpadave52

    Bandsaw

    I don't think you'll be disappointed Rusty. Good price on a good saw. Of course, until we see pictures of it in your shop, it doesn't exist. Let us know when the adoption is complete.
  34. 3 points
    kmealy

    A wonderful WW experience

    I had all my girls in the shop with me building stuff when they were 8 to teenage.
  35. 3 points
    Buck  Nall

    AND THEN IT IS WINTER

    78 LAST Sept. I'VE BEEN UNDER THE PROTECTION OF AN UNFAILING HAND BIGGEST PART OF MY LIFE. RIDING IN HELICOPTERS TO THE OIL RIGS IN GULF OF MEXICO + GOING OUT IN OVERLOADED BOATS BEFORE DAWN. WIDE, wide load sign, CROSS FRONT BUMPER OF THE TRAILER TOATER. SURVIVED HEAD INJURY FROM FALLING GRAIN AUGER. THOUSANDS & THOUSANDS OF ROAD MILES, NEVER A FENDER BENDER. DISCOVERED MY FIRST SWEET HEART FEW YEARS AGO & WE GOT HITCHED, MERCY!! STILL PERFECT HEALTH, still waiting for the broke left leg bone area to heal, but its coming along just find. 2007 DISCOVERED I COULD ACTUALLY ENTERTAIN FOLKS WITH MY BOOKS. ME WITH NO EDUCATION IN THAT DEPT, MADE THE WRITING BIG SURPRISE!! KNO AINT NOBODY READ THIS, SO. Cya.
  36. 3 points
    steven newman

    Will be a project for 2018?

    Let's see...right before we left the house to go pick up the GrandBRATS...this happened A LOUD crash. Instead of fixing water damage from that fire almost 3 years ago..Landlord simply painted over it.. FAIL!!. Glad nobody was coming in the front door..... Screws were bought and installed, along with the knob.. There are some out there, that do NOT like that hint of live edge along the front of the top...BFD. Still have to get a start on the bookcase part Not sure IF it will be this tall..yet. stay tuned
  37. 3 points
    Smallpatch

    In case you still need convincing

    I usually am one that will try something if it looks interesting but when my hair on my arms stands straight up while seeing a demo, I took that as a warning.
  38. 3 points
    kmealy

    I hate Wal*mart

    The other store I'm really starting to like is Aldi. Same there, usually a staff of 3-4 on duty and they'll be stocking, tending register, cleaning up, helping customers, whatever needs done. They seem to pay pretty well, too. That and I hate to have to walk half a mile in Kroger Marketplace to get the Rx in one corner, a bag of carrots in another and the milk in the back. I don't really want to walk through clothing, furniture, cookware, beer, Starbucks, Wine bar, and auto parts just to buy my groceries. Aldi's does not often have a large selection, but I really don't need 12 choices of ketchup brands and sizes. They're fast checkers, too. And I don't have to wait for the person in front of me to get off the phone, start looking for their coupons, then their checkbook, then a pen. OMG, am I becoming the grumpy old man in the grocery checkout line?
  39. 3 points
    steven newman

    Will be a project for 2018?

    Got the door out of the clamps, and sanded to 120 grit, for now. Got out the tools to install the hinges... VIX bit for the 18V drill....didn't go quite deep enough...got this eggbeater set up, to drill a bit deeper.. Got one hinge about done.. Needed 12 screws...found 5, then broke one, and lost another...got one hinge onto the door.. Door is merely sitting there, nothing holding it in place. Went out to Wall E World, and bought some more screws... Maybe later today, I can do a better PIP than this? Also needs a "catch" on the inside, to keep the door shut, and a "Doorknob" installed...and maybe a few plugs installed...? Getting closer to the finish line...
  40. 2 points
    Dale Felice

    Eagle scratch art

    From the album Signs and images

    My first ever scratch art. Talking with a fellow chainsaw carver from England, she does this type of art. She gave me the knowledge to do this with a blowtorch, and a dremel with certain bits. Still a ways to go even though an hour so far. Enjoy!!!
  41. 2 points
    Smallpatch

    Shop Humor

    That side never gets used anyway. Your fence should cover it up. If it were mine I would leave it to remind myself to check all measurements and sizes before cutting anything....
  42. 2 points
    Dane Franco

    Shop Humor

    Just looks long b/c I didn’t Cut the miter track dado yet. Same distance in front of the bit as a Rockler router table. But I don’t have to worry about that stupid miter track cuz I gotta a toss the thing!
  43. 2 points
    Another one of those- "sure my husband can fix that" jobs. It is a pedestal type leg that broke at the knee. Someone else attempted to repair it but their repair failed.
  44. 2 points
    Sloughing off work today. Habitat Restore tomorrow (unless cancelled by the weather). Sunday when it gets here.
  45. 2 points
    RustyFN

    Bandsaw

    Thanks for the tip on Suffolk I will be buying some blades from them.
  46. 2 points
    That should improve the visibility! John
  47. 2 points
    Getting the lower part of the Stepback Cupboard about done...may need to buy a plank , or two, to complete the upper unit. Have a 1/2 block viability out the window of the house. It be ugly out there... Maybe try a bit of Amber Shellac on the Ash...
  48. 2 points
    LarryS

    Tabs on the Weather...

    @ 8: 25 this morning it is 33° changing over to freezing rain. Schools went from a 2 hour delay to closed. Now just waiting for this to change over to snow. 67 Days 45 Minutes 50 Seconds until SPRING!!!!!
  49. 2 points
    Smallpatch

    A wonderful WW experience

    Most all my projects for the last few years have been from pictures I get off the internet. I enlarge them on my printer, glue them on to some wood and I'm ready. I usually have to add or delete things to suit and I never go by someones else's sizes. Its just not a lot of fun to make things exactly like someone else has already made and screwed up.
  50. 2 points
    HandyDan

    A wonderful WW experience

    I do woodworking because it pleases me to do so. Anything I post pictures of online I am more than willing to say how it is made including dimensions. It is called sharing. I have come up with a few items that I had never seen before but shared them too. That is me. If ever I thought one of my ideas was worthy of a patent that I could make money from I would apply for one but would not post pictures of it online. Common sense tells me that someone could copy it just from the picture. There are a lot of people that can reverse engineer most items just from a picture and dimension it to fit their needs.
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