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  1. 6 points
    Other thread was getting longwinded. Decided to carry on in a new one. Floor no longer had a creek running through the shop...went down and cleaned "house" The other day, I couldn't even tell where this benchtop was. . Brass wheel was removed from the grinder, as was the old, worn out wire wheel on the other side. Bought a new 1" fine wheel. Installed that. Sanding center was getting in my way a lot...decided to switch the two around.. Air compressor can stay there. Or, even slide further under the bench. bench is just an old tabletop ( no legs) sitting on a pair of sawhorses. "plan" was to slide the drill press as far to the left as I could...without getting in each other's way... Had to re-route the power cords ( need a couple wire ties, too) And, IF I need the vise.. Table is easy to remove, and stashed out of the way. Drill til? Needed a topper to it. Hauled that fancy 1 x 10 to the shop. Crosscut and ripped to size....needed pilot holes.. Then a countersink was used.. Why change bits, when I can just change drill and all....installed the top on the til..then moved the entire mess to it's new home.. Another view? Still a lot of storage space, both in front.. Might be another couple boxes headed this way....and, since there IS a flat shelf on top.. Couple of spokeshaves, most of my squares, and a marking gauge...have to work on this area a bit more. There was one brace drill that was too big for this til.. The 14" Stanley is now "hanging" with the Eggbeaters.... Still have quite a bit of pine left over.. So, I'll see what I can cobble up out of this..stay tuned..
  2. 6 points
    Cat had a "hot date" outside...reverted back to being an Alley Kat.... Drawer is now empty...will need a couple Contractor sized trash bags.. Not only did I find a second ( all metal!) sabre saw, I found a few clamps, some big... Some a bit fancy.. Lots of files.. The hammers went into a til.. At least the ones that were IN the shop. Even found a square, of sorts.. Also found a second mallet.. So..I need to go out and buy some trash bags, and continue the Spring Cleaning....Stay tuned..
  3. 5 points
    kmealy

    Furniture Bank Workshop Project

    We are about to take a quantum jump in the furniture bank. When I started volunteering there 2 1/2 years ago, we were working around a 4x8 table (usually cluttered with donation and junk), one router, an old compressor (since failed), a couple of HF nail guns and bring your own drill. They had just gotten a donation of a Kreg Foreman that was a big step from the K3 they had been using. Phase 1 was getting some cordless drills. We also took over cutting the sheet goods offsite, then packaged parts sets and had them trucked to the assembly site. Last year, they acquired some needed offsite warehouse space and we got a couple hundred square feet of heated and better-lit assembly space. We organized the tools and build 6 work tables from leftover materials. We also built a 24x2x8 shelving unit for household goods inventory (linens, kitchen items, etc.) One of the improvements we made was also to round over the cut edges on the tables and make them a bit more friendly and get rid of the sharp edges. Made a router table and got a trim router. We investigated making dressers (another critical need). It turned out to be too costly in terms of time and material. So we designed and prototyped a "cubby" that can be used for clothes storage and potentially outfitted with fabric drawer boxes. Recently, we got a grant for equipment and can do all the fabrication and assembly on site. We got a great deal from a local machinery supplier. On order is a 3hp table saw, panel saw, sliding compound miter saw, dust collector, and two air cleaners. Next step is to get the goods in, assemble, set up, ductwork, build some fixtures and equipment and get an electrician in to do wiring. Also coming in is a donation of a vintage 10ER Shopsmith that we'll probably use as a drill press. I'll have to get some photos of the progress.
  4. 5 points
    Ron Altier

    I've Been In The Scraps Again

    I hate to toss scraps of exotic wood and usually find some use for it. I just kept goofing with the pieces and glueing. I ended out with that block that I turned to what you see
  5. 5 points
    DAB

    Dungeon Remodel. The Drill Til Project

    since we are showing off storage ideas, some clamps on a mobile base: there were a few in use, so they are not pictured. shop is a dedicated 25x50, 12' ceiling, building designed to my specs. not cheap, but there is no point dying rich. so i don't have the same space constraints as some others. yay.
  6. 5 points
    Oh, there is still plenty of stuff just hanging around,,, Clamps and "extra saws. Most of the mitre box saws Some items try to hide under things.. Might have an idea about that "old" drill til... Might add a strip of wood to this, and hang most of the hammers here? Right now, they are all jumbled together in a drawer. The drawer under the plane til.. About anything with a long handle is in a drawer below this spot....need to clean it out, someday....who knows WHAT I'll find in there....
  7. 5 points
    Gene Howe

    A Few Days Late But.

    If anyone would carry a Duhwalt, it would be Harbor Fright. Be sure to get that 10# of BS, too.
  8. 4 points
    No turning for me this past week. I've started a gun rack for a friend. It is coming along slowly. @Cliff just posted a topic for preventing wood from splitting/cracking/checking. This idea is new to me. See what Clif had to say. Maybe you have another method. If so, we'd love to have you tell us about it! Cliff also posted a link to an excellent safety article from the American Woodturner magazine. We all like to think we are working safely but this article really drives home the quality of some of the safety device we are using. Here's Cliff's post- The article is linked from there. Please read her story. @Ron Altier has created another awesome ornament. The amazing part is that this came from his scrap box. It is always exciting to see what lathe turning can do to a glue-up Ron's post is here- I think we all are proud of the things we make. Most of us have a way of marking our pieces with some sort of identifier. It might be a signature with a sharpie, a branded logo or even a special decal. Recently, Mike Peace did a short video exploring these various methods. I've always used a sharpie but over the years it tends to fade- especially on items that have a mineral oil finish. The signature on my original rolling pin, that Mimi uses, has faded into obscurity. Also, sharpies will bleed when the top coat is shellac. Many years ago I traded a rolling pin for a coffee scoop from Ruth Niles. She uses a handheld engraver to sign here work. Much longer lasting! What method do you all use??? There probably won't be much sleep here tonight. Today we picked up this- His name is Dudley and he is an 8 weeks old Basset hound. He slept most of the 2 hour trip back from the breeders and has been exploring his new home ever since. I think his ears are as long as he is. Since Quigley passed away in October, the house has been really empty. I'm sure that's about to change! Safe turning
  9. 4 points
    kmealy

    Furniture Bank Workshop Project

    Yes, the one in Columbus is quite a bit bigger. We visited there last year. They have 2 shifts a day of volunteers and a huge building to make dressers and beds with lots of jigs and specialized set ups. They also have a store like a Goodwill or St. Vincent de Paul where they sell used furniture. They get semis full of sheet goods from Sauder Woodworking. We are about 10 years behind them. We get volunteers 2 or 3 times a month and about the same for us regulars.
  10. 4 points
    kmealy

    Furniture Bank Workshop Project

    Here are some photos of the typical crowded work area when I started. And and after one or two of the new work tables.
  11. 4 points
  12. 4 points
    Fred W. Hargis Jr

    A Few Days Late But.

    Heck, I'd need more than 10# of it to cover my mistakes. Does it come in truckloads?
  13. 3 points
    oldwoodie

    Dungeon Remodel. The Drill Til Project

    I noticed the egg beaters. If you have one that has a small round sticker on it with "Defiance by Stanley", You have a real collector's item. Stanley made a line of them when the King of England said he would never be able to make a living in America making tools: They will all be inferior. So, Mr. Stanley made the defiance line in defiance of the king!
  14. 3 points
    lew

    Dungeon Remodel. The Drill Til Project

    Ooooohhhhh!
  15. 3 points
    DAB

    Dungeon Remodel. The Drill Til Project

    did you sing "if i had a hammer..." as you were doing this?
  16. 3 points
    Hey, where's the cat? Not stuffed in that drawer too is he?
  17. 3 points
    Stick486

    Plywood Drawer Joint

    I do the same w/ the 23GA.. here's rebated rabbets and the bit.. (Infinity).. now for the lock miters..
  18. 3 points
  19. 3 points
    HandyDan

    Dungeon Remodel. The Drill Til Project

    It is a good idea. But I store a lot of things in the rafters since it is convenient.
  20. 3 points
    kmealy

    Plywood Drawer Joint

    I have seen a lot of recommendations for pocket screws, front set hidden by the false front, back set hidden at back. Never tried it. But I have use lock rabbet. Or this with "belt and suspenders" approach. In any case, definitely use glue. I like No Run No Drip for short grain situations (1/2 of plywood edge)
  21. 3 points
    Stick486

    Plywood Drawer Joint

    rebated rabbet and BB ply for years... no issues..
  22. 3 points
    Dadio

    A Few Days Late But.

    I'll Check Harbor Freight, They might have them. Herb
  23. 2 points
    HandyDan

    Birthday Greetings To.

  24. 2 points
    schnewj

    Wish Me Luck Girls

    Sweet! Nice snag..."you suck". Hope the Miller is just as nice.
  25. 2 points
    HandyDan

    A Few Days Late But.

    Harbor Freight should have this as one of their freebees.
  26. 2 points
    kmealy

    Free The Ad Says Radial Arm Saw

    A few years ago, I posted an auction offering listed as "table saw" It was a Craftsman circular saw in a box that said "Saw" and it was sitting on a Workmate clone. Hence saw + table = table saw. The difference between genius and stupidity is genius has limits.
  27. 2 points
    Stick486

    Plywood Drawer Joint

    self squaring too..
  28. 2 points
    Billy B

    Tailstock Problem

    While it might seem counter intuitive to you, roughing up the surfaces with sandpaper is the wrong thing to do. In simple terms, roughing the surfaces reduces the surface contact area. As an analogy, think of what would happen if you roughed up your Morse taper drive centers with sandpaper. The best solution to the problem is to replace the little round disk clamps with rectangular T-slot clamp plates, preferably as long as the base of the tailstock. Another common problem is that as lathes get used over many years the middle of the bed will become higher than the outer edges so that only the middle makes contact with the mating surface of the tailstock or sometimes the tailstock can even be rocked side to side slightly. If that is the case then you will need to flatten the bed which isn't as complicated as it may seem.
  29. 2 points
    You’re making me feel guilty about the clutter in my shop!
  30. 2 points
    Cliff

    Another Way To Stop Wood Checking

    ahhh neighbors. When I lives in MASS, I actually had a horribly annoying neighbor who had a rotweiler they had trained to attack people. They let it run loose and it crapped all over my yard. I mean all over.. So I got a shovel and collected a honkin huge pile and when they parked their convertible in their yard - - - - yup you guessed it. Then I took to walking past their house at twilight and their dog would come hauling out around the house down the drive to get me. And of course I had my wrist rocket and a half inch ball bearing. Drop to a knee and let 'r rip. And off it goes howling back the way it came. A few treatments like that and it stopped chasing people. Odd how I never actually saw these people. Just the horrors they inflicted on their neighbors.
  31. 2 points
    Cliff

    Free The Ad Says Radial Arm Saw

    this one is 200 dollars well worth it https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1639660339459092
  32. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    A Few Days Late But.

    Couldn't order until 4/1. But, Amazon swears it'll be here soon.
  33. 2 points
    Cliff

    Wish Me Luck Girls

    Did I mention that I got almost a grand off the price -900 and first refusal when the miller comes in.
  34. 1 point
    LarryS

    Birthday Greetings To.

    Happy Birthday Roy!!!
  35. 1 point
    HARO50

    Birthday Greetings To.

    All the best on your Birthday, Roy! John
  36. 1 point
    Grandpadave52

    Tabs on the Weather...

    Mostly clouds, cold, snow flurries; pretty much sums it up...the winter from h3!!; assuming it's frozen over too.
  37. 1 point
    Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Plywood Drawer Joint

    Gene, I always glue in my drawer bottoms.....your right, that should keep things plenty strong.
  38. 1 point
    HandyDan

    Bathtub Cleaner

    This should do a good job. https://www.chonday.com/29959/liboawash6/
  39. 1 point
    Stick486

    Furniture Bank Workshop Project

    but isn't having your help on (or knocked to) their knees a bit much???
  40. 1 point
    Stick486

    Plywood Drawer Joint

    23GA pins along w/ glue are gorilla strong w/ a lot less material compromise...
  41. 1 point
    Cliff

    Free The Ad Says Radial Arm Saw

    well to be fair a lot of the people looking to unload these things never used 'em and know pretty much nothing about them, The former owner having passed or moved on.
  42. 1 point
    Gene Howe

    Plywood Drawer Joint

    I just counted. There's 36 drawers in my shop. All BB. Most are whatever MM equates to near 3/4". The rest are the 1/2" equivalents. Those just hold small tools or paper. All the corner joints were made on the RT with Stick's posted method. It's probably just as fast or, faster to construct as pocket holes.
  43. 1 point
    Chips N Dust

    Plywood Drawer Joint

    Pocket screws are an option or lock rabbet joint. I use the lock rabbet joint on the drawers in my router table and outfeed table cabinet, both used 1/2" bb ply
  44. 1 point
    Stick486

    Another Way To Stop Wood Checking

    what about contaminating your finished product's finish???
  45. 1 point
    Thanks to all. God bless.
  46. 1 point
    Grandpadave52

    Tabs on the Weather...

    Came early Sun poked through a few times an hour ago...snow showers now Never a dull or inactive moment weather wise...
  47. 1 point
    Cliff

    Wish Me Luck Girls

    I'm still cleaning up afterward.
  48. 1 point
    Dadio

    MWTCA April 2018 'What's It' Project

    Leather working tools: https://www.rubylane.com/search?q=Vintage+leather+working+tools
  49. 1 point
    Ron Dudelston

    Wish Me Luck Girls

    So, did you hike your skirt up a bit and wink at the owner? Nice find!
  50. 1 point
    Blood work results came back....sugar is a tad higher than they like, still not Diabetic, yet. Thyroid is back in the normal range. Road trip today, no doctors this time....roads were flooding, hail storm, thunderstorms everywhere...
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