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Wichman3

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  1. Basket finally done!

    Finally got it done. Mod to the design; pegged the tabs with toothpicks cut to size, added a bottom with tabs (also pinned). No glue used.:
  2. wood sources

    Sigh, so I was looking for more lumber for my baskets. My only real sources locally are HD and Lowes, the choices there are oak, poplar, and pine. The selection there, well, sucks. What are your go to suppliers of thin (1/4 to 3/8) wood? Do you resaw and plane? Edge glue and plane/sand? These are reasons I haven't gotten more into doing this for a living, being able to resaw, then thickness plane, then thickness sand; apart from the added time the expense of the added machinery is cost prohibitive.
  3. wood sources

    I'm going to try this one, free shipping The cost for cherry is under $2.00 sq ft (1/4 by 6 by 24)
  4. For My Son

    Very, very nice.
  5. wood sources

    No "VoTech" here anymore, now it's "the College of Technology" They always did look down on anyone who gets their hands dirty. (I'm a graduate of this school; at graduation the school only allowed one of us on stage to accept our diplomas) Anywhoo there are private individuals who can do this, but very very few will allow someone else to use their equipment. Can't say that I blame them either.
  6. wood sources

    I have used BB plywood in the past, I'm not a big fan, just a personal choice. The price for shipping is outrageous, and I know it's not the fault of www.woodworkerssource.com. But 200% of the cost of the wood for a single sheet to 50% of the cost for 5 sheets (min quantity for discount) makes it a deal breaker. (the cost works out to just over $3.00/sq ft for 5 sheets and $6.00/sq ft for a single sheet.) The cost of the wood I've ordered is just north of $2.5/sq ft.
  7. wood sources

    Trestlewood, a business in Blackfoot Id. (where I work). The wood I am getting is a sideline for the company, essentially waste scraps converted into a usable product (interior accent siding, as opposed to paneling).
  8. Early project

    This is an early project I did for the bosses office. Last week he paid me high praise when he said he'd always thought I did it on the laser.
  9. wood sources

    I was editing when you posted
  10. wood sources

    So I checked both businesses plus some others; Sunrock's phone is disconnected, I think they are done (and they only had building materials in the open yard). Snake River doesn't have any thin hardwood, nor did they seem ready to resaw or plane. Unique wood products, the same. Webco has 1/4 x 4 maple fairly inexpensive but would have to be edge glued to get anything wide enough (it was also rough on one side with tearout from planing, so I don't know how much would be usable). I've ordered and payed for a box of shorts(1 ft length) thins (5/16) hardwood (var species) 30 square ft for $80 (price for random lengths to 4 ft reg $240) They'll call when their delivery truck brings it up from Utah. I'll let you know how it goes.
  11. Pig feeder plans

    pig feeder Try this link.
  12. wood sources

    I'll be going by both of these businesses tomorrow, but I'm not hopeful. Sunroc does noit have the Pocatello store listed on it's website and they are a building supply store (no hardwood listed on their website) Snake River is a small custom cabinet shop, again no hardwood listed on the website. But, I will try both places. Additionally Sunrock is only open durning the times I am working, 30 miles away. I'll see what snake rivers hours are.
  13. Basket finally done!

    Not really, It's from one of the Spielman Books.
  14. Question

    If you click on the word "search..." you get a basic search (by topic or forum or some others, including advanced) if you click on the magnifying glass icon you can go the advanced search menu.
  15. Basket finally done!

    Thanks for your kind responses. Took about 2 hrs of actual cutting. I used 1/4 poplar from HD, stained with Minwax dark walnut #2716.
  16. Hello everyone.

    Welcome. HF still sells this lathe. There are numerous videos on Youtube about it. The manual shows this lathe as having a variable pitch pulley system. The manual is available on the HF website (free). Thank you for your service. Wichita Z. Blundell SSG, IDARNG(ret)
  17. I had a brainstorm this morning. I want to make a jewerly box for my 4 year old granddaughter, but I want it to be a little "magical". To that end I want to use a steel ball in a track sandwiched between two thin sheets, the steel ball would be held at one end by a low power magnet and moved to the other end by a "magic wand" (stick with a magnet on the end"" where the steel ball would activate a magnetic catch, allowing the lid to open. Does anyone know where I can find low power magnets and low power magnetic catches. Or suppliers that list the power of the magnets involved. If I know how strong the catch magnet is I can get a strong rare earth magnet to put in the wand. Thanks in advance.
  18. Newbie

    Welcome to the club.
  19. Wichman3

  20. Scrolling Straight Lines ?

    I agree, those are the same things that I do. Just saw this post, and I'm on every day.
  21. Dust collection issues

    Since you have found that screen material will stop the strips then my suggestion is to add a Y connection before any filtering apparatus. attach the screen at the angle of the y so that the strips will slide past the screen into the Y. Depending on the amount of material the strips represent, either add a cap (detachable) to the end of the Y or a short length of ducting with a cap (to provide a "pocket" for the strips to collect in. At the end of a turning session, empty the pocket.
  22. In the big city today

    There may be an app, but I have used e-mail on the phone. Pull up the e-mail with the coupons and let the clerk read the numbers, works like a charm and you don't have to print and clip.
  23. new here

    Welcome
  24. The hardest wood in North America

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olneya Janka Hardness 3,260 lbf (14,500 N) native to Arizona.
  25. Black Friday tools, meh.

    My point is that a major retailer, JC Penny, made a big production of changing to a no coupon / real pricing strategy and it is credited as a major failure. No other big retailer is going to take a chance on the same thing happening, so we will be struck with the constant sale, coupon, hunt for a deal crap that everyone complains about.

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