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  1. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    Just a Quick Intro

    It's really great to see new blood, Bill. Just not the table saw kind. I think you'll find this bunch pretty laid back. Some fantastic talents, too. In the last couple weeks some incredibly gifted wood workers have joined us. Sure hope you enjoy the forum.
  2. 2 points
    Lew Thanks for your efforts. Not sure if ya'll want comments here, but here goes. I have the Sorby Sovergien system and did not like it for hollowing . Had not seen the Ultima however the price is way up there for a bar with Munroe syatem on it. The Sovergien handle is good and I use it with my Thompson 5/8 bowl gouge. The finishing in that video was very interesting I am just afraid I would end up with a new color lathe. The Stopper mandrel gave me an Idea. Use Beall tap and make my own face plate attach 3/4 place and use bolt threaded all the way with countersink on both sides to tighten bolt and not epoxy. Drill the face plate on the lathe so will be dead center as the DP will not give you that. Cut bolt to length of hole in stopper blank so that the blank seats and no wobble. Just some thoughts
  3. 2 points
    schnewj

    Just a Quick Intro

    Hey, Gene Stick made me do it. Do you think they're ready for us here? I really like what I see so far. The navigation is a little tricky but I'll figure it out. I'm waiting for the established members to jump in, so I can get to know them. Hope they're not put off by our banter. You know...idle hands and all... Bill
  4. 2 points
    John Morris

    Site Traffic

    Chips, it's all good, we had new folks join on a regular basis before, but we have seen the spike obviously. It's a bit exciting to see you all here, we are happy you all are here, and you do not have to worry about taking the forums over, we are all better woodworkers when we have more perspectives contributing for the betterment of all. So, be active, post away, upload images, and most of all have fun!
  5. 2 points
    Ron Dudelston

    Site Traffic

    Charles stated correctly. TPW is big enough for all of us. I imagine that when everyone settles in things will settle down. We are extremely busy right now.
  6. 2 points
    Ron Dudelston

    Looking for a new forum group

    No way. I carry a gun, not drop it. Besides, at least I bathe....."occasionally. I do like French onion soup. Does that count for anything?
  7. 1 point
    schnewj

    What to mark with

    When it comes to precision, you can't beat a marking knife. For general use, it's #2 Ticonderoga's...got a drawer full. The cheaper (off-shore) ones are garbage. My general go to's are 0.5mm mechanical pencils. I buy them by the pack at Wally World. I use an adhesive backed rubber cord holder and stick one on every stationary piece of equipment...DP, TS, RT, etc. and one the workbench. If I don't have one in my pocket then chances are there is one at the machine I'm working at. I just have to remember to put them back as I use them. For dark woods I, too, use a white artists pencil. You can buy them at any artist's supply or craft stores (Michael's, Hobby Lobby) for a couple of bucks. For those of you who are really challenged (I guess that's just about all of us) you can get a clip-on with a retractable cord (like the old key chains) and clip a pencil to you.
  8. 1 point
    schnewj

    Just a Quick Intro

    I'm sure I will. Thanks for the warm welcome. It's good to see a familiar face. Bill
  9. 1 point
  10. 1 point
    Gene Howe

    Just a Quick Intro

    Hey Bill, good to see you over here.
  11. 1 point
    So tell us how you really feel!
  12. 1 point
    Stick486

    Just a Quick Intro

    some of us are into ole'arn... most of my stuff is from the 40's...
  13. 1 point
    Gerald

    OMG, it's global destruction!

    Dan you surely could come up with a better option with your salvage reputation. Steve Carve a man and use it as a helmet, or put a jewel in the hollowing hole and large finial in the blow-out.
  14. 1 point
    John Morris

    Just a Quick Intro

    Open policy, as long as it is public domain or your own work or you have the permission of the originator of the work. See our Downloads Page, here you can upload all the files and works you like, it's very easy. If you have a good amount of files to upload, let us know so we can supply some new categories if needed. Thanks for asking!
  15. 1 point
    schnewj

    Just a Quick Intro

    John, what is the policy for publishing information/articles/reference materials in PDF form? Most of the info is public domain type stuff.
  16. 1 point
    kmealy

    Saw an ad for the Stop Loss Bag

    I got some of these a couple of years ago when they first came out. I put some leftover Waterlox in them because it gels quickly and costs a lot. 18 months later it is still good. One problem with just "any old plastic" is that many are permeable to solvents and air. For my w/b finishes, I've started buying the plastic paint cans that Dutch Boy and some Sherwin Williams paints come in. No corrosion around the top and easy pour. They some in quart and gallon sizes.
  17. 1 point
    steven newman

    That $1 Cherry is now getting...

    Not too bad for just over 2 years old? Ok, before all the Tornado warnings and such......now have a creek running through the shop. Got a little more done.. Corner #3 . Got #4 done soon after, and clamped the entire mess together, for now.. Just a dry fit, for now. Laid out for a glue up, and got it into the clamps... Mainly concerned about the left end being good. The right end has a split. Will let this sit over night. Time to set up a fancy tool.. Yeah, yeah, wrong label, this plane came from Roxton Pond Que. Canada. Laid out the parts, and retracted the spurs 1/4" cutter on-board. Added a sliding section.. Which also needed it's spur retracted. Next a fence.. Set so a 1/4" wide groove is 1/4" from the edge of a board. Gave the plane a test drive in some poplar scrap.. Took a few tries, the fence on these has to be TIGHT! Or it will slide around. Next, I needed a "jig" to hold those thin boards in place, while I run the 45 along.. Three bits of scrap, and a few screws. Tested it with a cut-off from the sides.. I can set a board in under the top piece, and add a wedge to the other end. Black & white scrap was a bit long, backsaw trimmed it flush with the side of the bench. That will do for today. Have a creek running across the floor of the shop right now. Tornado warnings have stopped. I guess this will wait until tomorrow. Suppertime, anyway...
  18. 1 point
    Stick486

    Just a Quick Intro

    you should meet my dog... I live to fish and my dog make me look like I'm asleep at the rod... note side yard 300YD from the door... open water 365...
  19. 1 point
    schnewj

    Just a Quick Intro

    Nope, sorry John. I'm afraid it is a holdover from some banter back and forth on another forum. It's a long story and will have to wait for another day.
  20. 1 point
    HandyDan

    OMG, it's global destruction!

    I hate when stuff like that happens. Cut it off flat and use it for a snowman butt, er I mean bottom. Dan
  21. 1 point
    Chips N Dust

    Brutally hot summer?

    Granted we are extremely hot right now, we have been at or below average for most of the summer. Most people you talk to on the street seem only to remember the hot days and forget everything else. Back in July, we got right around 1/2" of rain in a couple of days (not from a thunders storm either) and people have forgotten all about that (BTW, our yearly average of rainfall is about 18-19"). Also, Mt. McGloughlin still had a few patches of snow on it on Friday. In the last few years, it has been gone by May or before. But again, people only remember the REALLY hot days. For the most part, it has been a nice summer, and way better than most of the rest of the country.
  22. 1 point
    Gene Howe

    Asking for some walnut advice.

    Go for it! Your cabinet will be an heirloom. I used walnut skinned ply on the top of this highboy. You are correct, it is not inexpensive. Apologies for the poor picture quality.
  23. 1 point
    steven newman

    Asking for some walnut advice.

    Walnut also makes a nice table, too..
  24. 1 point
    Ron Dudelston

    Looking for a new forum group

    Is every Saturday regular enough?
  25. 1 point
    Cliff

    Pity this poor board

    Well, if you were hoping for kindling for you next BBQ you may have created it.

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