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  1. 4 points

    Band Saw Fence

    I finished the fence for the band saw. This saw has its blade access slot coming out the table where the fence rail would be mounted requiring it to be removed when the blade is replaced. The front of the table is machined square to the miter slots so I figured I would make it to ride on the table front and just clamp it in place since I really won't be going for too much precision. I looked around and came up with a piece of aluminum angle and a piece of square tube and clamped the angle to the table. You can see the 3/4" square bar in the miter slot. I used it to keep the square tube aligned and mixed up some epoxy and clamped it in place. I did this yesterday and let it sit overnight. Went out this afternoon and drilled 1/4" holes and inserted stainless screws and locknuts to insure it remained in place and square. I used this small welding clamp to hold it in place. Gave it a test run on this piece of ash killed by Emerald Ash Borer. Those trails are right under the bark and is all they do. None of the wood is destroyed until the Powder Post beetles and ants move in. The result was two nice turning blanks. The fence worked as planned. I have an idea for a clamping system for it but may just continue to use the welding clamp and see how that goes.
  2. 3 points
    Chips N Dust

    Router/ Router Bit Storage

    8Here it is. Not complete mind you, but enough for this weekend. I still have doors to make and put on, drawers and of course: shelves. And, paint the outside too. I painted the back white to help with light reflection. Here is an assembly pic, after shelf pins holes were drilled
  3. 3 points

    Easy Wood Tools

    I get all the guns I want and my wife has nothing to say about it. We were married 51 years ago and on her 1st birthday after we were married I bought her a rifle. She opened it and said what am I supposed to do with this. I said fine if you don't want it I'll take it and many guns later the rest is history. True story Preston
  4. 3 points

    This is so good it hurts....

    Hey, wait a minute...is that flatworm in this country illegally? It came from Malaysia, does it have a passport? If it does, how did they get its fingerprints? How did it get across the border? Was it quarantined before it was allowed out for the photo op? I have a million questions and nobody seems to want to answer any of them! Hmmm! Is the fifth cousin, twice removed a coyote for the cartel?
  5. 2 points
    Ron Altier

    Box Elder turning

    Years ago I found a really nice of spalted Box Elder and I turned it down. I recently found the rest of the peace and decided to turn it down and was hoping to find more of that beautiful red spalt. I didn't find red, but I did find some beautiful grain. I stained it and it came out beautiful. To make it stand out I pained the top and bottom white.
  6. 2 points

    No wonder why we are so tired...

    What Your Body Does in a Day This is by far the most interesting, fascinating and informative email I have received so far. The info is unbelievable & incredible to say the least. What Your Body Does in a Day: Read on Sometimes you may feel like your body is beginning to creak and fail you on the outside, but do you ever stop to consider the incredible work that is taking place inside of it? There is so much going on and everything fits together so well, that it's almost impossible to comprehend it. This presentation will remind you that there are miracles going on inside your body every single day.
  7. 2 points
    Chips N Dust

    Outside Wall Painted

    Finaaly getting around to posting a photo. Painted the wall Saturday and the side shed. Painted the door on sunday
  8. 2 points
    Worked for a little bit this morning, waiting on my helper to finally get up out of bed...Camera died, too. Took the van to my Mom's place, where we could work on it inside, out of the thunderstorms.....Tasks? Front and rear brake pads needed changed, tires rotated. After all of that, then come home and do a bit more wood work... That front wheel is a perfect fit. Legs are now all the same thickness, saw marks are gone, curves look better... Layout tools to mark a dovetail.... Carried a few lines done the sides, gathered a few other tools Knifeline cutter, chisels, chisel pusher....somewhere there is a #4 backsaw. Backsaw the line. Down to the other line.. Chisel away the waste. Repeat for the other side. Use this to lay out a spot on the leg Just a matter of saw the sides, and chisel out the waste. checking for fit.. Not too hateful.....repeat all those steps again for the next leg. Sometimes, things get a bit squirrelly.. Needed to add a couple pieces to help hold this thing sting. You can see the saw lines, and where I dug out an escape hole. More chop and fit, test fit, and chop some more. I also planed a "flat" where the legs will go. Finally got #2 to fit.. two down, one to go. Maybe tomorrow I can get the third one fitted? I also cut out a slat, for attaching the column to the top.. It might be a pattern for a better one, later. Right now/ I am plain tuckered out. I intend to just sit here on my foundation and have a tall glass of ice and lemonade....stay tuned..
  9. 2 points

    Outside Wall Painted

    Yes it does. I have to keep reminding myself that I got to get it up out of the basement. At least it will go anywhere from there.
  10. 2 points
    Chips N Dust

    Outside Wall Painted

    That double door makes it sooooo easy to bring sheet goods in and out of the shop. Also, at 5', I should be able to get what I want to build out of the shop
  11. 2 points
    And I completely blew it Stick, I left to go get an Ice Cream wit LOML, and did not get back in time! So I could not see if George was able to edit or not. I'll try another test.
  12. 2 points
    got the last of the old tiles removed from the shower. now to run the water lines to the correct locations. then re-insulate the exterior walls. widen the doorway to the shower. move light and fan switches. replace ceiling light and maybe the fan. put up new concrete board. water proof everything. then put up new wall and floor tiles, and install new shower door and new shower controller and shower head. this may take more than 2 days......
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  14. 2 points
    I have a pretty busy weekend. Repainting the kitchen and cutting grass tomorrow but I do plan to make some time in the shop to finish up a couple projects. First I am going to finish up a step stool for my son. He saw a picture of it and had to have it. Many of you have probably seen it, it is stool that turns into a chair by lifting the front step. I believe it is a popular woodworking plan but I upsized it for my son. Still have to do a little sanding and then add the front steps before finishing. He wanted it made out of hickory and I am pretty pleased with how it is turning out. After i I finish that I plan to put a torsion box top on my workbench. Noticed I had a bow in it so need to get rid of that. Then I will trim it out in white oak. Also gonna start milling some more rough oak for a hanging tool cabinet I plan to build over the next couple of weeks. Should be a great weekend.
  15. 1 point

    Cooper-ish something new

    I need three 10" pedestals for my 3 three-way valves for my brewery. So I am making these which are open in the back for access. The slotted end is the bottom where apiece of 3/4" (0 .730" really) ply will be fixed to strengthen them and mount the pedestal. I'm going to cut the top ends at a bias so the valves incline toward the operator. The taller will got in back the shorter in the front. This is cheap oak ply left over from the shelves I made. I have strips of elm that I'm going to use over the miter joints to soften them and eliminate the chippy splintery edges.
  16. 1 point

    Band Saw Fence

    Great picture tutorial. Looks like it works perfectly!
  17. 1 point
    Chips N Dust

    Band Saw Fence

    Great job! I hope you get lots of use from the fence and saw
  18. 1 point
    Gene Howe

    Band Saw Fence

    Well done. Thanks for the pictures.
  19. 1 point

    Outside Wall Painted

    Aces, Kelly!
  20. 1 point

    No wonder why we are so tired...

    I eat a third of what I ate when I was smoking and don't lose weight. Doctor says not smoking is easier on the heart so I don't need the extra calories I consumed before. Heart is a big muscle and works hard continuously he says.
  21. 1 point

    New Movie "Sully" out in theaters now!

    Looks like a great movie. I am gaining great respect for Clint Eastwood. He has tacked some really personal stories in recent years and in my opinion done them justice.
  22. 1 point

    99 and Counting

    I have to admit that I spend more time on this forum than I did the other, a lot of the same people but it seems more relaxed and open.
  23. 1 point
    Chips N Dust

    99 and Counting

    Not only is your "hardcore regulars" friendly, but the site itself is so much better then the WOOD site (before they shut it off - now, almost any site that is running is better, but I digress). Everyone here has welcomed us "newbies" to TPW with open hearts and open keyboards. I really enjoy this site and the banter of everyone as well as the projects people post. Thanks Again!!
  24. 1 point

    Veritas® Mk.II Honing Guide

    I use mine via the scary sharp method. I use water with the finer grits. Excellent guide and repeatable.
  25. 1 point
    Chips N Dust

    Outside Wall Painted

    If I am understanding your question correctly, the shed was added on. So rather than dig up the AC to re-route DS connection, I utilized the existing connection and plumbed accordingly.

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