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Smallpatch

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  1. For mig welding I use 75 argon and 25% co2.
  2. PIP River Table

    But wait, did I miss the grand pouring of the epoxy.. I been sick and don't feel but I thought I was turning it on to your channel every day..
  3. I saw that sale on Woodcaft but it looked like regular price in some other places. Used routers in pawn shops is okay but cordless whatevers are not so okay...
  4. 19.95 reduced down to 16.95 but had just been in the hardware, lumber yard at home and they had a drill for 18.75. Both about the same weight...I like the really light drills and was comparing that with each other...They both said 18 volt but its hard to go by whats written on the box...So I'll just wait and get the one at the lumber yard. More money might stay around this area?? The last 3 drills I bought were Black and Decker 18 volt models at that lumber yard costing 60 for all three. Four years exactly and all died this last month...Kinda like they were programmed to do that.
  5. I just got started carving on these pieces..I have warned guys here about some of these bits being too aggressive and hard to control.... Well,and getting in too big of a hurry.... that's what I was doing and this is what I was using..... And for safety sake I have cut done almost all of the shaft lengths so they won't bend but I do need some for deeper holes... First blood I have seen in the shop in a long time, many years... And when you get down in between two pieces is when the rattling of the bit can start, banging from one side to the other.. And I usually wear some very thick leather gloves for this reason,,,,,,, but they happened to be about a foot out of reach .. No stitches needed but a band aid for sure. So just guessing but it aught to be about May or June when I can start working again...O boy...
  6. Stopped at HF to look at their drills

    I cut into a Makita 9 volt battery way back when and found a bunch of 1.5 volt batteries all soldered together and were regular batteries.. I had bent and warped the housing so much I ended up throwing it away.. The only thing I learned that day, I didn't know a regular 1.5 volt battery could be re charged????
  7. anyone have expertise in polycarbonate?

    When I sold mechanic tools I called on a shop out at the airport that put the finishes touches to new turbo-prop aircraft and one of their jobs was to install the windshields... another was making all the upholstery products, and doing all the painting, inside and out...They started with clear flat plastic of some type,, heat it in small ovens then put it between lumber that had been formed the correct shape and let it sit till cool then wa-la, curved windshields for the large aircraft. So I say, if those dumb arse mechanics could do that maybe the average american like yourself could also do it...I never heard of any windshields falling out during their flights so, get yourself some lumber, build the forms and buy some plastic....sounds simple to me.....and the ovens were wide models built for home use....no biggie there .....
  8. Latest project

    Good design. Did you get dizzy fitting all those pieces together??? Nice work!!
  9. Best finish for heart pine?

    Most of the stuff I've seen from Ikea is a form of glued up saw dust so I would think there is no reason to stain when paint would be faster as a cover up. I my thinking Cal just a clear finish on your night stands would be a good contrast and like you said yellow pine has the best looking grain of all the pines...
  10. Next Project?

    I think too many of these daughters have been looking at Pinterest in their wire basket section. Both daughters mentioned lots of cute ideas using baskets. I remember the milk man who use to deliver milk to our house... All his containers on his truck were a form of wire baskets. What goes around comes around..
  11. When building the frame after the wood is sized and before any miters are cut I cut a slot in the wood for the picture to rest in. Then save the strips to secure the picture in to the frame. Then cutting the miters the first cut should have the wood laying with the outside of the frame up. Then the next cut will be up side down when cutting each side to length.....Important on which end is cut first and you will see right quick if you cut the wrong end first.......You won't be able to see your mark to set the wood for a pass through the blade.... After the puzzle is finished slide wax paper around the outside edges. I like to use Elmers white glue, Glue All is the name it goes by.. Reason, it dries clear with no glare. Other glues dried glossy and was hard to see the picture.. I spread a large amount on the puzzle with a credit card. I make sure all those crack are full... Let dry for a couple days. While waiting cut some flat cardboard,, Hobby Lobby or Walmart has flat card board close to the size I need. 1000 piece Thomas Kincade puzzles are 20 x 27" and for a few winters now thats the only name we try to find....but they do make other puzzles, I think Flip the puzzle over and don't forget the wax paper around the edges. Add a good amount of glue on the back side then lay on the cardboard. I use a piece of 1/2"BB cut to size with some heavy objects on top while the glue dries...The card board glued to the puzzle makes it stout enough for the frame. It looks like it is ruined before the glue dries. Any kind of wood for a frame and the piece I cut out of the back for the picture, the long strips, go right back in to hold the picture. Add a small saw tooth hanger and its ready for a wall. After the frame is glued up I built a jig for the table saw to hold the frame while I cut a slot in each corner then using a piece of 1/8" BB I glue them in each corner for extra precautions.. Some saw blades are a perfect size slot for the BB. And some ain't. To bad I can't explain whats on my mind.
  12. table saw sled sizing

    Pat I tried a one runner model and I come up with more side movement than I wanted. So to help there I finally found the 12" saw at a school auction.. You could still make a 2 runner model but would be a bugger to set off and on when not using....Sorry I couldn't help.
  13. Looking through Rocklers sale items they have their PK pin nailer # pin100 on sale. It sure has been a pleasure to use the one I have and the holes are almost invisible. Sometimes I don't even worry to fill them.. Thinking out loud. I use an air regulator for I have different brands for all sizes nails and brads.
  14. GONNA GET SET STRAIGHT

    Buck Nall do you see how misspelling a word can get a persons post changed right quick. I don't think everyone was trying to steal your original post about plans but being a bunch of guys with time extra and nothing to do kinda got out of hand..... Maybe when it ain't so cold things will get better.... So yes I would rather drive across country in the most expensive auto there is rather than an old clunker.. If for no other reason it would make my smile a lot wider....
  15. Best finish for heart pine?

    Cal, the dark part of that pine, stain or dye will not penetrate. What ever you rub on will stay on the surface. You must like the looks of yp so why not leave it clear and just spray on a clear finish. I would not tell anyone to brush on a finish so I will leave it alone... If you do chose to spray clear lacquer after it dries use 0000 steel wool with a little Johnson's paste wax as a chaser to end up with a beautiful smooth finish...
  16. Charity Dog banks

    Maybe I 'm not even thinking straight but when we make something for the church to sell to raise money for whatever those things are usually bought for two or three times their actually value. With that thought in mind I can see this doggy with a see through tummy going skyward of 100. I think Lissa would certainly appreciate the higher valued placed on her effort....even though I understand they are donations...or am I wrong there?
  17. Cutting the slots with the biscuit machine and I had forgot to reset the depth for it was set for # 10 biscuits and I had run out and only had #20 in the shop...got to the lumber yard right at closing time and stuck my foot in the door as he was locking up and told him I ain't leaving cause you got most of my shoe on your side so sell me some biscuits and I will take both shoes and go home... I had already put glue in nine slots and tried my best to squeeze some # 20 ies in a # 10 hole and that just don't work too good. I did manage to find 9 biscuits for the two pieces I already had glue spread everywhere and for sure didn't want to ruin two 36" pieces of maple....... I usually dry fit those things cause some brands ain't worth a flip but was in a hurry cause maw was telling me to come eat or else she was gonna throw it away.... Anyway I got the 4 pieces glued up with 27 biscuits and this morning finished smoothing them and got the pattern on and by dark tonight I had all the pieces cut out... .Hardest, lop sided, partially not all there but I did manage to add lib I guess thats the word for it and all the white area was not part of the original pattern when I started laying it out....I don't have a clue as to how it will turn out but I cut it up in to about 12 pieces for it makes it easier to hold on to while the dremel is doing its thing... It was way too big for the scroll saw so the jig saw got a working out. Hardest work I have done in a long time for maple is awfully heavy. I set that clock dial up there to convince myself I can correct what the original photo made it look like..
  18. That name should have been Wolfcraft. Too late to edit it when I finally re read it.
  19. CLEAR COAT - ANYONE US IT ON WW'ING

    Buck, I clear coat everything with clear lacquer. Only thing I ever use for a final coat ..For inside only...
  20. I forgot to mention Woofcraft is the name of the biscuits from the lumber yard..They all fit just right, this time?? Dave I have eaten some biscuits when we first got married that would have made great woodworking material. But its best to keep a low voice about it...
  21. Cal if the biscuits are too tight put them in the oven for a while and get em hot right before you use em. I couldn't wait that long after I found out I had cut slots for 10's in the shop so I had to put them up against a disk grinder to shrink em. I've been experimenting with biscuits and the amount of glue it takes to fill all the cavity with glue.. Abd there at first about half of the slots needed much more glue so I have increased my thinking, not sure if it will help but there is no use going to the trouble using biscuits if it ain't done right.... Gene I think you tried to post an upside down shot of the clock picture . I didn't get any picture just hen pecking things. So think for giving a shot anyway. No I will go out and turn the clock around and see. Hey maybe even turn one sideways to hang on the wall. but my wall are lacking space to hang anything. Those biscuits I just bought at the lumber yard seem to be the best made and size for a nice fit of the three brands I been buying. The HF brand are the crudest made with splinters all around the edges. I have used the Porter Cable brand,, some too loose and some have to be put in the oven. The Ryobi brand are almost like the HF as they are ruff around the edges. Gene, you are right. I just went out and turned the clock around and I think it does look better.. But after I pull the pattern off things might be different. There are still lots of light grey areas which means these were areas cut out and not used in the original pattern..these are what I will be doing away with next....before I pull the pattern. The white areas are what I added to be turned into curly cues where there was too much areas that needed something to complete the looks of a completed clock... After I pull off the pattern I will add more wood to the top in different areas for more wild swings of a leaf and add a few flowers here and there which I don't think there are any at all.... Way back when I don't think clocks had flowers, must have been something signifying feminine touches which the mighty man wanted to keep separated.... These clocks or things like that take a lot of thinking is what the doctor has suggested to keep the brain active. I don't know if anyone else does Free Cell like I do... I started years ago with # 1 and have not moved on to the next number till I work it . I keep the time it too to finish that one then go to the next...Some I have had to go back time and time again but never completely give up on solving each number.. It is more of a pain having to type in each number but hey,
  22. Switzerland and Honduras have about the same population, 8.2 million.. Honduras has a law banning all guns and have the most homicides in the world per population while Switzerland has a law that every citizen MUST own a hand gun and they have the lowest homicide rate in the WORLD. Wife says this was something she found of her computer. If its true maybe the politicians needs to read up on this and do something else???????????????
  23. A men, I'll vote you in so if you don't want to get corrupt like 98% of them thats in office already, you better change you line of thoughts...
  24. I told wife why don't you check it out before I post it on the wood thingy.. She said I'm busy but don't worry someone will tell you if it isn't true even if it is or isn't. She was right again!!!

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