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Allen Worsham

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Allen Worsham last won the day on August 1 2016

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About Allen Worsham

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    Journeyman
  • Birthday 08/04/1962

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  • First Name
    Allen
  • My Location
    Corona, Ca
  • Gender
    Male
  • My skill level is
    Intermediate
  • Favorite Quote
    "Graze in every man's field, but always give your own milk." J. Vernon McGee

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  1. Jigsaw reviews

    I have used a few different brands of jig saws (Craftsman, Hitachi & Bosch) over the years. The Bosch 1590EVS is the hands down winner in my shop.
  2. YES - I need some home improvement

    Glad that you and your wife are ok.
  3. My woodworking for the past week and this week is to finish getting all the tree branches hauled to the dump. We have 4 pepper trees (which I hate) with 2 on the front slope and 2 on the back slope. The front slope trees were easy to deal with as they are smaller and pretty well groomed. The back slope trees......well.....they have a mind of their own and grow willy-nilly in different directions. They were about 30' tall and were a real pain in the bee-hind to deal with. After getting the lower branches trimmed so I could actually get to the trunks, there was no way that I could trim them up properly as they had overgrown so much and had big branches hanging over the neighbor's yard. So I decided to cut them all the way down and remove them completely. So I went to Harbor Freight and bought a electric chain saw that is on a long expandable pole. It was cheap and really worked good to get the branches up to 3"-4". But then I had to go to Home Depot and buy a 14" electric chain saw to deal with the large branches. Between those to chain saws I got everything cut down. I took a couple of days off to recover as my back was killing me, so today I will start loading up the truck to make a number of runs to the County Dump. One of these days I will actually get back to doing woodworking in my shop as I got a bunch of things that need to get done.
  4. Who says that College Kids have no creative abilities? http://shareably.co/30-broke-college-kids-geniuses/?utm_source=page&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=people
  5. Who says that College Kids have no creative abilities? http://shareably.co/30-broke-college-kids-geniuses/?utm_source=page&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=people
  6. Black and White TV

    Been there, done that. Got the T-Shirt and the scars.
  7. National Park Service

    I became permanently disabled back in 1996 due to a work injury while working as a delivery driver for Coca Cola. Due to being permanently disabled I was able to get the "Golden Access Passport Lifetime Admission Permit" for free. So my wife and I when we travel get free entry into any National Park and various other Government Sites and Museums including many of the Presidential Museums/Libraries. Where we live in So. California we get into the Richard Nixon Library but not the Ronald Reagan Library. So you need to verify your access before you go. This is based on your permanent disability and not your age. So if you are younger than 62 you are qualified for it. If you have a verifiable "Permanent" disability you can get a the Lifetime Admission Permit by showing an official written document verifying your disability. *Statement by a licensed physician; *Document issued by Federal agency such as the Veteran's Administration, Social Security Disability Income, or Supplemental Security Income; *Document issued by a State agency such as a vocational rehabilitation agency. https://www.recreation.gov/marketing.do?goto=acm/faqs/America_the_Beautiful___The_National_Parks_and_Federal_Recreational_Lands_Pass_Series/Additional_Details_about_the_Access_Pass.htm
  8. Track Saw Options

    I am with Stick on this one. A number of years ago I bought the Peachtree set up at a Woodworking Show with the big 105" rail and a 50" rails for cross cutting. I got the saw base and the router base with it as well. I don't use it often, but when the the job comes up it works great.
  9. Sam Maloof passed away in 2009 and his long time apprentices are carrying on his tradition. One of the ways that they support the Maloof Foundation is they make various things out of wood and other materials to sell in the gift shop. This was the first time I had seen these cutting/bread boards there. On the back side they have CNC'd the Maloof logo.
  10. I have been working at reclaiming my shop (3 car garage) as these past 6 months have been rather hectic. These past 3 month have been the most hectic after dealing with my wife's mom having to go through her final days with pancreatic cancer with all the various things that ended up being stored in the shop. I also had to deal with some mechanical issues with my wife's car over that same time, but now the car is good to go for her daily commute to and from her work at school to teach her K-1st grade Autism class. So this past week I was finally able to get all the non-shop stuff picked up, moved out or dumped in the trash. Today I will have to take a number of 33 gallon trash bags full of various bath towels and sheets that my wife cleaned out of the cabinets in the laundry room to donate to a local homeless shelter. So yesterday I washed a number of loads in the washer get the musty smell out of them so they are now clean and fresh and ready to go. I kept 1 bag of towels that were the most raggedy or had bleach stains on them to use in the shop. I picked up a couple of Maple and Walnut boards at the lumber shop as I am going to get started on some different cutting/bread boards that will be long and narrow (think ceiling fan blade size) with a handle at the end. These will be smaller done in solid wood as opposed to being done with strips. I am hoping to be able to get something that are easier to make with less time that can generate a some income for the shop. There is a small "Artsy-Fartsy" cooking store down the road from me that specializes in many different types of flavored olive oils infused with different spices for use on pasta and for bread dipping. I talked with them and they were interested as they work with local artisans as they have a couple of stores in the area. I have no idea what kind of price point they need to sell them at and if there is any room for profit for me, so we will see. If not then oh well, what I make will get sold down the road or end up (most likely) being given away as gifts by my wife to others which means I am paying for the front cost and my wife gets the joy of giving to people. So win-win for me. Here is a photo of a cutting/bread board that I picked up in the gift shop at the "Sam Maloof House" which is about a 30-45 minute drive from my house. My wife and I had gone out there to walk around the gardens as they have really nice grounds with local California plants and trees. The design caught my eye as something that is quite simple to make but very pleasing to the eye and there is no gluing. So I will play out some different shapes similar to this.
  11. Solar Eclipse tomorrow

    I here that the Solar Eclipse tomorrow will look like this in Alabama. 20928715_135554627052204_7931438203406385152_n.mp4
  12. Random orbit sander

    I know I am late to the party as you already bought the Bosch (which is a very good product), but there is one thing that I have to toss into the mix with ROS and other hand held power tools. I have small hands so it is very difficult for me to get power hand tools just by brand. Along with my small hands comes with 2 shoulder surgeries, 3 back surgeries and knee replacement surgery. So whatever power hand tool I buy I don't necessarily buy a specific brand over another, but I find the tool/brand that fits my hand first and then go from there on the check-list. I ended up with a Milwaukee ROS which works very well but it is more aggressive, in my opinion, than other ROS brands. But I got it because of all the major brands out there it fit me best. When I make up a batch of cutting boards for Christmas I can sand for multiple days at a time. So I need to have one that doesn't mess up my body mechanics.
  13. DC wireless remote

    I have had the "Long Ranger" remote for my dust collector for a number of years with no problems. I have it set up on a 220 circuit along with my Table Saw. The unit came in 110 or 220. I did have the remote button die on me but I was able to purchase a new remote button by itself. I would buy it again without a blink. I originally paid $45- $50 but it is now about $60- $70
  14. miter saw dust collection design

    I have a Dewalt 12" SCMS that lives on a rolling Rigid stand from Home Depot and have tried a few different things to tame the sawdust. If I was doing just 90 degree cuts I could use a clear plastic dust hood which I also used to use on my lathe on a stand. It was attached to my DC system and it worked pretty well. But if I had to make angle or compound cuts then the hood was useless. So I just decided to take off the dust bag and hook up a DC hose directly to the SCMS which picks up about 60-70% of the dust.

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