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Wil

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  • First Name
    Wil
  • My Location
    Kansas City
  • Gender
    Male
  • My skill level is
    Advanced
  1. Elm

    Good afternoon all. Went to another home show over the weekend and the vendor with the elm table I mentioned in this post was there. I took a picture this time to share. Never posted a photo here before so hope it works. Apologies for the glare from the overhead lights.
  2. Saw Blade

    Thanks all. May pick one up at the show next weekend and give it a spin.
  3. Saw Blade

    Anyone have experience with the Ridge Carbide blades mentioned above? They are selling the ts2000 10" for $89 as part of the woodworking rosd show specials. This is a full kerf blade. The thin kerf is $10 more. Looks like they have an ultra version thats a 48 tooth blade.
  4. Dust Collection on RE Saw

    Herb, this is great. I have the same saw and use for crosscuts only as well. What did you do under the saw? Im assuming just enclosed the metal support frame?
  5. Cost of a square....

    Yeah, just the square. And I can certainly agree with Keith in that it's sometimes worth the extra expense to get a quality tool one can depend on, but I'm sure I can find this quality for far less than $160.
  6. Just got an email from Woodcraft pushing a "one time tool" that is now back by popular demand. The tool is a Woodpeckers square. Advertised cost of a 18" one is $160, $190 with case. My wife and family have deemed me as being cheap, but I prefer to say I'm financially responsible. I'm sure these are of great quality, but sure seems like a lot for a square. Is it just me? Signed, frugal in KC...
  7. sex screws

    Not sure about sex screws, but do know if you ever go to Dicks Sporting Goods website to shop online be sure to use the full name.....
  8. Have started swapping out all the door knobs and door hinges in our home. Seems the preference is now oil rubbed bronze in place of the shinny gold we have today. All in prep for putting the place up for sale in a year or so. Hope to get some shop time if it warms up enough. Oh yeah, hear there is a football game on Sunday as well.
  9. Elm

    Bill - Great thought. Based on the table I saw, am betting a large wooden bowl project would look great from elm. Wish I would have taken a photo of that table.
  10. Elm

    Morning gents. Went to a home show here in KC last Friday. There was an Amish furniture booth there that had a dining table on display. The wood was amazing. Gorgeous color and grain pattern with wonderful contrast between the light and dark pattern in the wood. I had to ask what type of wood it was made of and was told elm. Anyone ever work with elm and if so what does it compare to re. workability? Thanks.
  11. Wife Died

    So sorry to hear of your loss. -Wil
  12. I'm hearing a loud grinding noise..... No worries John. Was just a thought that hit me while perusing the site over coffee this AM.
  13. Any thoughts on taking the "What's on your workbench" in the general woodworking space and starting a fresh version each month? The current installment is 16 months of info and 12 pages long. A bit knarly for those of us who use phones instead of computers to read. Thx.
  14. A wonderful WW experience

    Gene - agree with you on the school setting an entrance criteria. But how long do you think it would take for someone to challenge it due to their feeling that they were "wronged". Not sure what happened to best man (or woman) for the job.
  15. A wonderful WW experience

    There is certainly a decline in the number of workers entering the trades. Read a magazine article several months back with contributions from Mike Rowe and Norm Abrahm about this very subject and the challenges of getting the next generation of skilled workers in place. They called out the looming shortage as the average age of trade workers nears retirement. Woodworking is only a hobby for me. I drive a desk each day and am years from retirement, but money was not the deciding factor in my career choice. I love what I do and would do the same if I had to do it over again. I do wonder if the technology classes no longer being in schools plays a part.

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