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Wil

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Saw Blade

    Thanks all. May pick one up at the show next weekend and give it a spin.
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. 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.....
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Wife Died

    So sorry to hear of your loss. -Wil
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  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.
  16. Yeah, not sure what this is. But it does appear to be some form of tool to twist wire. The handles seem to be more for turning based on where the metal supports are located. Maybe to tighten and secure wire around hay way back when. Obviously, I'm only here for the drawing.
  17. I believe this was used to stretch animal hides. Still looking for an image of sorts, but if home made not sure I can get one.
  18. Weekend with WOOD?

    Went in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Very enjoyable event and lots of great info shared. Wood Mag really does this up right. highly recommend.
  19. All - Good afternoon. I'm in the process of building a new shop. Floor is in, framing is done and roof is on. Before the floor was poured, we put 6" green plastic sewer type pipe under the slab and ran from where the collector will go to each wall of the shop and two drops in the middle of the shop. I went back and forth on whether to use plastic or metal, but ended up with plastic since it's buried and this pipe is designed to be placed below grade. Here is my question. It does not appear as though the metal 6" HVAC duct work will connect to this 6" plastic sewer pipe (may be able to force it, but not quite the right size). Besides just going with all PVC above the floor and to the machines, is there a better way? Some form of "conversion" pipe that can be used to convert from the plastic to metal? And yes, the plastic pipe will be grounded from the tools to the collector frame. I'm sure others have come across this issue and have figured it out, I'm just not finding an off the shelf solution. Any help or insight would be appreciated from those smarter than me. Signed, Stumped in MO.
  20. Chips - The pipe buried under the slab is an ASTM D3034 PVC Sewer pipe so it appears to be what you noted. Is the 2729 pipe the white 6 inch pipe at the big box stores? When you piped yours, was there a need to use metal pipe at all or did you just run plastic up to where a flex pipe could connect to a machine (if you could not use rigid plastic for the full run). Fred - If I opted to use 6" metal pipe, would I still need to crimp if it comes crimped already? Or would the additional crimping make the pipe a bit smaller? I have checked and a crimped section of 6 inch metal will ALMOST fit inside of the green plastic, but it's really tight and does not seat very well. I had thought of cutting a slot or two in the crimp area to see it that would narrow it down enough to improve the fit. I'm looking for more info on the rubber type adapters Lew mentioned, just not sure how that would work. I think the pipes would be joined, but wonder if the edges of the pipe being connected would snag chips headed for the collector (that green pipe is fairly thick walled). Great info. Thanks so much for all of your guidance. It's very much appreciated.
  21. Good morning all. Was working on some fluted columns for my daughters house yesterday with a Bosch 1617EVS router. I turned the router over (plate up) and swapped out the bit. Now when I plug in the router and go to switch it on, it does nothing. I know there is power getting to the tool and can state with 100% certainty there is no way this machine should be worn out. So two things; I'm now in the market for a new router so any thoughts on a good replacement? I've been happy with Bosch in the past, but based on this router not sure I would buy another one of their products. Second, anyone have experience sending in one of these to be fixed? Is it expensive? I really don't want to spend $100 plus to get this one fixed when a new tool can be purchased for a bit more. Thanks.
  22. All - I believe this tool is used to crimp the posts on chain links. For example, if a piece of machinery had to have a chain removed for maintenance, the replacement chain would be installed and then require the posts on the "connector' link to be crimped so the link became a permanent part of the chain. The jaws on this device open up so as to allow the chain to be enclosed in the jaws and the nuts tighten down on the chain to make the crimp. Doing this does not take a great deal of leverage, hence the short handle.
  23. Router issue

    Morning all. Quick update to on my router to wrap this up. As I had noted, the Bosch customer service person I chatted with online sent me a new switch. Based on Stick's note, I removed the top cover and was able to easily remove the old switch and put in the new one. Put it back together and it works like a champ. What was going to cost around $100 to send in and get repaired ended up costing nothing and taking about 10 minutes of time. Thanks.
  24. Router issue

    Thanks Stick. I did go to the Bosch website and they have a chat option. Got ahold of someone on the other end that noted dust can get into the switch and cause issues like I'm experiencing. They suggested using compressed air to blow any dust out around the switch and then took my address so they could send me a new switch as well just in case (sure seems like pretty good service). Not sure I want to crack open this motor to replace the switch, but it's not doing me much good as it is. Worst case, I give it a try and then have to box it up and send it in to get fixed correctly. Having the phone number will help as well. I like the router so hope it's an easy fix.
  25. Router issue

    Nope, no noise or anything. In fact, when I first turned it on after the bit change I had to confirm I had plugged it back in. Am out looking for a Bosch service center now to see what the process is to get it fixed.

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