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A hose job

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cliff yesterday. 2 Replies

 My wife My wife got one of those…Continue

Table saw

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Altier on Wednesday. 3 Replies

 Not long ago I wrote about my sliding miter table saw. It is the construction type that folds and can be stored easily. It is about 6 years old and has served me well. I was unable to cut box joints…Continue

Router bit question

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Moody Aug 22. 2 Replies

What is the difference from a mortise router bit and a spiral up cut for box joints?Can they both be used to make a box joint?Continue

Box joint failure

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cliff Aug 22. 9 Replies

 I haven't made any box joints for a few years and had a project that I wanted to use them on. I have a very nice set of 2 Freud blades that make precision cuts. I set everything up and made a cut on…Continue

 

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Lewis Kauffman replied to Ron Altier's discussion A hose job
"That probably would have been a winner on America's Funniest Home Videos! Lew Kauffman-Wood Turners Forum HostTime Traveler and Purveyor of the Universe's Finest Custom Rolling Pins!"
Thursday
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A hose job

 My wife My wife got one of those green expanding water hoses at the beginning of summer. It worked pretty good and was very light. I used it quite a bit. Today I went to use it and turned on the water, Something didn't seem right, it was not expanding. Then I heard a strange noise behind me and turned to see the green jacket had…See More
Thursday
Ron Altier replied to Ron Altier's discussion Table saw
"Thanks for 2 very good saw suggestions. Yesterday and today I spent a total of 6 hours working on and checking every detail of my miter, blades, squares, etc. I got out my digital micrometer and here is what I found wrong 1. The square I was using…"
Wednesday

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Lewis Kauffman replied to Ron Altier's discussion Table saw
"Ron,  I don't have any experience with this saw. However, I have seen it at our school- in use by the students. It looks well made and is holding up to their use. It is belt driven- according to this…"
Wednesday
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Table saw

 Not long ago I wrote about my sliding miter table saw. It is the construction type that folds and can be stored easily. It is about 6 years old and has served me well. I was unable to cut box joints due to play in the direct drive motor. Now I find that the sliding miter has worn and is not longer true. I replaced two of the worn slides and it only helped a little. I don't want to invest much more in it and want to get away from direct drive and sliding miter.(too many wear items and…See More
Wednesday

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Lewis Kauffman replied to Ron Altier's discussion Router bit question
"Spiral up bits are usually used on router table operations. Here's an article comparing the various straight cutting bits- http://www.woodcraft.com/Articles/Articles.aspx?ArticleId=445 Spiral bits cut a little cleaner and are better for plunge…"
Aug 21
Ron Altier replied to Ron Altier's discussion Box joint failure
"That looks nearly exactly like mine. Very simple, very accurate "
Aug 21
Ron Altier replied to Ron Altier's discussion Box joint failure
"I have a couple of routers and I'd rather make a simple set up for one of them than mess with the table saw.  to make box joints. I was advised not to buy direct drive saw because of the exact problem I am having. However it still…"
Aug 21
Paul Whitmarsh replied to Ron Altier's discussion Box joint failure
"Hey Ron, I had a dewalt benchtop saw that I bought with a similar problem.  When the blade was slowing down you could actually see the wobble.  What i found was that the washer on the arbor between the blade and the motor was not true from…"
Aug 21

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John Morris replied to Ron Altier's discussion Box joint failure
"Ron for now though, before I get mine up here, this is what I use, very simple, this is shown on Wood Magazines Site. You can see where this is going right? You don't even need instructions on how to make one, it's pretty straight forward.…"
Aug 21

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John Morris replied to Ron Altier's discussion Box joint failure
"Will do Ron, asap! John MorrisThe Patriot Woodworker"
Aug 21
Ron Altier posted discussions
Aug 21
Ron Altier replied to Ron Altier's discussion Box joint failure
"John, I never got started with my jig, but I use one like most woodworkers use. Pretty simple.  However I can't  show you a picture because I dismantled it and have been working with my router to make a Jig for it. I would like to see…"
Aug 21

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John Morris replied to Ron Altier's discussion Box joint failure
"Ron, what method are you using to cut them on your table saw? I use a wonderful home made jig that doesn't matter how square your blade or run out is, it's tight and accurate. John MorrisThe Patriot Woodworker"
Aug 21

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Lewis Kauffman replied to Ron Altier's discussion Box joint failure
"Sorry to hear about the poor tolerance of the saw. I never realized there was that much difference. Lew Kauffman-Wood Turners Forum HostTime Traveler and Purveyor of the Universe's Finest Custom Rolling Pins!"
Aug 21

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Lewis Kauffman replied to Ron Altier's discussion Crochet hook
"I never realized the dimensions were that critical. I used to watch my grandmother crochet but didn't really understand the mechanics and that she must have had different sized "hooks". Nice job!!! Lew Kauffman-Wood Turners Forum…"
Aug 13

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I'm a retired Instrument/control/chemical supervisor and spent 38 years in a power plant. I am a Viet Nam vet and have been retired 12 years. I am from Ohio, but now live iin and love Colorado.
I have a web site ronaltier.com to have my finished projects available in one place for my friends and family to see. I seldom sell anything. Once I make it, my wife and family lay claim to it.
Please describe your main woodworking interests.
I love to create unusual intricate things made of wood.
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At 7:32pm on August 9, 2010,
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John Moody
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Ron, welcome to The American Woodworker forum. We sure hope you will pull up a chair and sit a spell with us.

Please jump in on the forums and share you experiences with the rest of us. We are all eager to share and learn.

Enjoy and we will see you on-line


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At 9:29pm on August 7, 2010,
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John Morris
said…
Welcome to The American Woodworker Ron! Glad to have ya here, hope you enjoy and just have fun.

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