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  1. @Jim from Easy Wood Tools created a distinctive new banner for the Woodturners Forum! It is absolutely SUPER! Thanks, Jim, we really appreciate you making our forum the snazziest one on the Patriot site!
  2. Tools & Uses---Humor

    Tools - Humor: Extremely accurate information you may or may not have seen or experienced…. SKILSAW: A portable cutting tool that an be used with little skill to make boards too short. BELT SANDER: An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs. WIRE WHEEL: Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprints and hard-earned calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to say, 'Oh crap'. Will easily wind a tee shirt off your back. DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it. CHANNEL LOCKS: Used to round off bolt heads. Commonly employed in the creation of blood-blisters. HACK SAW: One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle. It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes. VISE GRIPS: Generally used after pliers to completely round off bolt heads. If nothing else is available, they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand. OXYACETYLENE TORCH: Used almost entirely for igniting various flammable objects in your shop and creating a fire. Also handy for igniting the grease inside the wheel hub out of which you want to remove a bearing race.TABLE SAW: A large stationary power tool commonly used to launch wood projectiles for testing wall integrity. Very effective for digit removal!! HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK: Used for lowering an automobile to the ground after you have installed your new brake shoes, trapping the jack handle firmly under the bumper. BAND SAW: A large stationary power saw primarily used by most shops to cut large pieces into smaller pieces that more easily fit into the trash after you cut on the inside of the line instead of the outside edge. Also excels at amputations. TWO-TON ENGINE HOIST: A tool for testing the maximum tensile strength of all the crap you forgot to disconnect. PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER: Normally used to stab the vacuum seals under lids or for opening old-style paper-and-tin oil cans and splashing oil on your shirt; but can also be used, as the name implies, to strip out Phillips screw heads. STRAIGHT SCREWDRIVER: A tool for opening paint cans. Sometimes used to convert common slotted screws into non-removable screws and butchering your palms. PRY BAR: A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or bracket you needed to remove in order to replace a 50-cent part. PVC PIPE CUTTER: A tool used to make plastic pipe too short. HAMMER: Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate the most expensive parts adjacent the object we are trying to hit. Also very effective at fingernail removal. UTILITY KNIFE: Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard cartons delivered to your front door. Works particularly well on contents such as seats, vinyl records, liquids in plastic bottles, collector magazines, refund checks, and rubber or plastic parts. Especially useful for slicing work clothes, but only while in use. These can also be used to initiate a trip to the emergency room so a doctor can sew up the damage.
  3. Monday Morning Ramblings

    Not a whole lot got done yesterday, nothing today. That ..Monday Thing. Last night, got creative ( dangerous, I know..)and decided to try and rehab that junky saw.... Where all the bolt holes were...I cut that off, about 2" worth, then had to grind the edge to match the handle I found. And dig up a few extra bolts. Medallion is just an old Warranted Superior....Saw did make a kerf rip cut in that pine block....makes a nice display stand? Plate will never shine up, too much "patina" going on....had things all nice and lovely...until I noticed the handle a bit closer... Bummer. I MIGHT have a spare handle...that doesn't have a crack in it. Saw is now a 24" long, 8ppi Panel saw that seems to be sharp enough. Ok, The Boss cleaned the top of the fridge off...found this strange item... The lid is actually white, with blue letters. Not sure IF the place is still there, or that phone number still works....Inside? Being from Cleveland......weird tools. A Ratchet Socketool. Not sure if everything is there....never know. Sockets are a hex drive. Usable lumber? There is a square of maple under that Poplar. ( planes are "extras") The long Poplar board is just over 3'.. By 8-1/2" wide. Maybe 1/2" thick? Might see what I can cobble up out of this mess. maybe when Tuesday arrives, I can get a bit of shoptime, doing something besides tool rehabs.
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  6. lathe tools

    Okay wood turners extraordinaires. I would like to get my own set of turning tools. can you give me feedback on which ones to get first and which brand is medium or quality price level. not looking for top of the line just yet until I get to practice in a bit. I have seen Laguna on here a lot is that one you all would suggest or is there other? i am open to all thought on this. thank you in advance!
  7. Eight bucks at the local resale store! One has a junk plate which is sad is it was such a full plated speciman! D8 thumbhole, number 12 and I believe a number 16 in the group that will be very workable. The other two are TBD. I wasnt in the saw market but the deal was pretty good and they are pretty straight and clean. More winter work for me.
  8. Old backsaws garage sale style!

    Out this fall for the Spoon River Drive and happened upon a garage sale where I found these! One is an early W. Tyzack and sons and Turner brass back Nonpareil with split nuts. One split nut was changed out for a later medallion and round head saw bolt but I have some spare split nuts so should be able to put it right. It is the heaviest backsaw I have ever seen and It has an etch for the English company “H B & H Petter” for which I have only found limited historical information online. The other one is a Woodrough and McParlin with 2 etches, one being the Woodrough etch and the other an Abingdon ??? Etch that is not completely legible. The handles on both of these saws are Beech and are still in need of a little work as can be seen in the pictures but are very salvageable. The plates are in excellent condition overall and I intend to bring them back into service. This is my first brass backed saw and I have been looking for one for awhile. I just think that they are pretty. What can I say? The pair set me back a whole 10 spot. I have inclded a before with some other fall tool finds and some afters as well. The plates only needed a light rub with 400 wet dry and some simple green foolowed by a quick waxing. The brass was taken to the buffer. Handles will get a scrub and BLO. The W&M saw should really have a missing piece repaired first.
  9. Now, when I need another tool I check over the assortment CPO carries. At my age I see no reason for new and I have never had any of the rebuilds to go bad. This morning they list 486 items the factories have gone through for one reason or another.. I know the mystic word NEW is really strong but hey, its only money and my printing press was confiscated some years ago so I consider this route much better than a pawn shop..
  10. Someday, I'll remember to....

    Put things away when I get done....yeah...right.... See anyone you know? But wait, there is more.. One more time? Some things do get put away, though.. Couple open spots....I put a few things away..and something else takes their place.. But...it at least had some work to do... That steel ruler? Not just a yardstick.....a Tinner used it when making all sorts of "tin cans" I managed to get a little work done, today...inspite of the mess......
  11. VCarve Training - Basic Fri, Sep 29, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT - Overview of VCarve features - Introduction to CNC - Drafting - Toolpathing - Importing 2D and 3D work - Preparing the file for your CNC - Setting up tools - Q & A Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/365073373 You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (872) 240-3212 Access Code: 365-073-373 First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: https://care.citrixonline.com/g2m/getready VCarve Training Free Sessions Dates: (sessions are scheduled on every last friday of the month unless otherwise noted) 9/29, 10/27, 11/17*, 12/29, 1/26, 2/23, 3/30, 4/27 and 5/25
  12. Just came across this pic on Pinterest. Couldn't find any other info. A unique concept, though.
  13. And I thought the finish industry was bad with 8 or so companies owning most of the market. http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gear/a28359/megabrands-tools-graphic/?src=socialflowFB
  14. For those of you too cheap frugal to buy Festool, this might present an opportunity? https://www.festoolrecon.com/password
  15. New product

    I was going thru HD tool section and found this. I could have used this thing many times when I was young. All you do is put it where you need it and pump it up with a common hand operated squeeze bulb. $16 on Amazon. I think you would use shims to achieve the distance you want. I don't know the total distance it moves, but with shims and blocks, I think it would be great
  16. Got a question for ya'll, if you were asked what are the types of power that has been used throughout our history to power tools and machinery, what would your answer be?
  17. I am installing this topic here in our Pulse Forum to get a better understanding of what folks would like to see in a "Review Department" within our own community here. This suggestion was originally created by @p_toad. Peter had mentioned a "review feature" over on WOOD forums. I would like to delve in deeper and have anyone who was aware of the WOOD "review feature" please elaborate on it, and what improvements or other ideas for a specific review feature would we want to have here. Also anyone who is interested in expressing their opinions on the pros and cons of a review department whether you used the WOOD feature or not. And all ideas are welcome. My main questions are, what was this feature? How did it work, and what were the steps you took to complete a review?
  18. Noticed that HF has two new tool lines - Bauer and Hercules. I never did understand where all their other house brands fit in the hierarchy -- Chicago Pneumatic, Pittsburgh Forge, Pittsburgh Professional, Chicago Electric, Daytona, Portland, Bunker Hill, (am I seeing a pattern here?) Central Machinery, US General, Earthquake XT, Storehouse, Warrior, Hardy, Predator, Drill Master, etc. etc. etc. Why don't they just have a good, better and best, or in their case, crap, crapper, and crappiest? And why do they sometimes have two SKUs for the same tool - different vendors?
  19. First bowl

    Nice looking bowl Tom. I remember chasing my first bowl across the shop a couple times after a bad catch. Be sure to post it in the Turning Forum. We could use the extra traffic over there Had to do a copy and paste of a comment by HandyDan from the Woodworking forum, since I didn't know how to quote and migrate to another forum. Good suggestion Dan, here it is. The title is a little misleading, as my really first bowl wound up in pieces in the trash can. This is the bowl I turned at the basic bowl turning class I went to at the Woodcraft store in Tulsa. I picked up a mid size EWT rougher there also, and am anxious to put together a blank and try it out. The wood is Sycamore, finished with a coat of sanding sealer, and a coat of high friction polish. I didn't know there was such a thing until I took the class.
  20. Turning class

    I finally go to go to the Learn to Turn class at the Tulsa Woodcraft. Got lost going through Tulsa, though. Too much construction, and the road signs didn't correspond with Google maps. Got to the class an hour late, but they were very gracious about that. Got credit for the class, which is a pre-requisite for the Beginning Bowl Turning class, which is next Saturday. Now that I know the route, getting there from Wichita will be a lot easier. I came back from the class with two big take-aways. First, I brought home a basic bowl, next Saturday will be ! more in depth, and second, Easy Wood Tools are kick-arse!. My first experience with them. The wood used was poplar, which was pretty easy to work with. My only other experience with trying (emphasis on the trying) to turn a bowl ended up with pieces of maple spread around my lathe on the floor. Major fail. Going to have to save up some money, though, those tools aren't cheap. Good quality usually isn't. Which brings up a question. Which one first? I assume a rougher is first, but what size would be best? I see from their web site that they have more than one rougher.
  21. Yard Sale day

    Not much on the yard sale trail, a little bit of rustiness. $1.30 for this mess...might clean up after a while.. Bought out half of the stack, no room for the other two...price per clamp? So far, I have $3.30 for tools this weekend....not that I'm cheap, or anything....just Frugal....
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  23. Return trip from a Shindig

    On the road trip from the Lumberjocks get together......trying to make it around curves and over mountains...back end of the pickup truck was FULL. Kept looking for ANY Antique Stores / Malls......got back into OHIO before we even found one open. To even get out of the Shindig, we had to load up as much of Charles Neil's "scrap wood bin" as we could. This is about half of my "share"..the rest is further back in that corner. Anyway, this is about tools.. These two are the "keepers" of the BUNCH... This one is only for the handle, plate is junk. Not too sure about this thingy... Anyway, I sold Charles 3 saws, and fixed up another for him....I had to haul all the rest of his saws home.... There are TWO Butcher's saws on the bottom. Most of these will be for parts. (free saws...) There was a bit of trading going on. Charles had a top shelf of planes and tools he did not want...I got two planes.. That little piece of metal is my plane stop dog. The plane is a Type 7, No. 8 Stanley Jointer plane. Next.. Type 1, Millers Falls No. 11 Junior Jack.. Also tossed my way.. A No. 85 Stearns hinge gauge. A few irons for planes.. Not too sure about the block plane ones, there are 3 from IBC for bench planes. One still in the wrapper is a 2" wide one. Was a few other odds and ends....oh, about that Antique store? They also sold Guitars and accessories, too.... Had to make it a quick stop, though, had a nasty Thunderstorm headed that way. Made one $9.99 +tax buy in the store... It even had a twist drill bit made for this style of drill. Stanley 6" sweep brace. With a 7/16" drill bit. Long weekend, had a LOT of fun, had a great host. LOTS of food. Met some new people, too. Was told to edit Charles out of this picture, as for these other two Hooligans...(note the SMALL planer?) Radial arm saw now has a router instead of a saw....pretty country down there and another.. This was from US 50, on the way home to Ohio. Right after we passed a group of "bikers" setting up to pedal up and down these little hills... Not a bad weekend road trip...
  24. My wife told me to look at FB and to click on Market Place. I did and found another Craig's list type selling place. It automatically showed things for sale in my area. In some ways it is better than Craigs. I live in a very populated area and it has a big following. Check it out if you can, I found some wood close by. However, someone beat me to it
  25. Just saw a handy workshop hint to use pegboard for your tools. While I've had pegboard, I've gotten away from it, thinking it's a relatively inefficient way to store tools. I much prefer my mechanic's chest that sits next to my workbench. A drawer for knives, others for chisels, saws, hammers, measuring and marking, router bits, drill bits, rasps & chisels, screwdrivers, wrenches, etc. I'd take me a 12' wall to hold what my chest does in 30" Besides, it keeps them cleaner and if I get a new tool, I don't have to rearrange everything to get it next to its friends. What's your take on this?

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