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  1. 5 points
    kmealy

    I hate Wal*mart

    Well, I had a red plaid bottoms, blue plaid top and wearing a brown plaid hat. Pajamas don't have good pockets so I had a green fanny pack. Isn't that comme il faut?
  2. 5 points
    Ron Dudelston

    I hate Wal*mart

    Hey Keith, maybe you were wearing the wrong pajamas when you went to the WalMart customer service. Sounds like a breach in pajama etiquette to me.
  3. 4 points
    HandyDan

    I hate Wal*mart

    using a hammer drill.
  4. 4 points
    DRAGON1

    Woodburning!!!

    Here's another one...
  5. 4 points
    Dadio

    In case you still need convincing

    Yes,John,and there are people who do this too. They make a set up where the probes are touching the wood and the machine is plugged into a switched outlet. Then they stand across the room and flip a switch. They have no control of what the pattern does or how they turn out and when to shut off machine before the 2 patterns meet which sometimes causes a flareup and a large burned area. BUT this is a safe way to use the technique. The results are not as spectacular as the ones that are hands on. However you are alive to look at it ,whereas the other way you might not be. One of the safety requirements are that the gloves you wear must be High Voltage rated for 15,000 volts and tested after use by a certified testing lab. This is expensive,around $250. for the gloves and I have heard over $100. to test. The reason I think this type of thing should be only performed by companies certified to do this work is that people don't understand the risks or how dangerous high voltage is to work with. Just my opinion, Herb
  6. 4 points
    It Was Al B

    Bandsaw

    I think you'll be happy with the Rikon Rusty. The quick release feature is something I don't have. It definitely will be a time saver for you. I believe the instructions will tell you the low speed is for cutting non ferrous metals, ie copper, brass, aluminum. I've never used the low speed on my saw yet, but it's nice to have if you decide to cut these materials. I recommend you go to Suffolk Machinery.com to purchase Timberwolf blades. Quality blades at good prices. You can find any blade you need there and they provide information about which blade for what purpose.
  7. 4 points
    RustyFN

    Bandsaw

    Thanks everybody for your helpful advice. I called Woodcraft today to ask them if they would price match the one I saw online for $760. The manager told me they would have it on sale next month for 699. I am going to go with the Rikon for that price. These are the specifications. MaterialSteel TABLE Miter Slot (2)3/8" x 3/4" T-SlotYES Dimensions21-1/2" x 15-3/4" MaterialCast Iron Tilt Range5 left, 45 degree right Height from Floor39-1/2" CUTTING CAPACITY Blade Width Range3/16" - 3/4" Depth of Throat13-5/8" Depth of Cut13" Blade Length111" Blade Speeds1,445 / 2950 SFPM BLADE GUIDE Precision Guide BearingsYES MOTOR - RIKON Amps14 / 7 A Horsepower1.5 HP Voltage115 / 230 Volts / 60Hz DUST COLLECTION Dust Chute Diameter (OD)1 @ 4" CONTROLS TensioningQuick Tension Release TrackingStandard Blade Guide LockYES Blade Guide Raise/Lower KnobYES BAND WHEEL MaterialCast Aluminum
  8. 3 points
    LarryS

    I hate Wal*mart

    Unfortunately Walmart is the really only Big Store we have. We do shop the local grocery store or we may go to other cities or towns to do our shopping. I guess that's what happens when you live in a rural area.
  9. 3 points
    Stick486

    I hate Wal*mart

    w/o Novocaine...
  10. 3 points
    Grandpadave52

    I hate Wal*mart

    kMealy wrote..."I hate Wal*mart" My response = YEP, what's not to hate! Much prefer double root canal than go there.
  11. 3 points
    Grandpadave52

    Tabs on the Weather...

    UGLY morning folks...Last night at 5:30 P it was 59o...this AM it's 26o with 15-25 mo ph NW winds giving a real feel of 3o...Still getting "freezing rain/sleet/snow or some combo of the three. At 5 AM schools were on a 2 hour delay; all county and most area schools are now closed for the day. Look out @LarryS, @HandyDan, @p_toad, @steven newman, @DuckSoup, @Fred W. Hargis Jr, ...(probably missed others) coming at cha' and it 'ain't pretty!! On a positive note however... 67d 3h 55m 59s til spring!
  12. 3 points
  13. 3 points
    Gerald

    In case you still need convincing

    John yes you can. But the AAW has stated that they will not promote or demo the method until more education and safer methods are available (not exact words). The problem is that the transformers used for this is putting out voltage way up the 10,000 plus range and most people are ignorant of the dangers . Some people think rubber gloves will protect you.....NOT. So I would suggest stay away unless you are an electrical expert.
  14. 3 points
    Grandpadave52

    Bandsaw

    I don't think you'll be disappointed Rusty. Good price on a good saw. Of course, until we see pictures of it in your shop, it doesn't exist. Let us know when the adoption is complete.
  15. 3 points
    kmealy

    A wonderful WW experience

    I had all my girls in the shop with me building stuff when they were 8 to teenage.
  16. 3 points
    Ol Buck

    AND THEN IT IS WINTER

    78 LAST Sept. I'VE BEEN UNDER THE PROTECTION OF AN UNFAILING HAND BIGGEST PART OF MY LIFE. RIDING IN HELICOPTERS TO THE OIL RIGS IN GULF OF MEXICO + GOING OUT IN OVERLOADED BOATS BEFORE DAWN. WIDE, wide load sign, CROSS FRONT BUMPER OF THE TRAILER TOATER. SURVIVED HEAD INJURY FROM FALLING GRAIN AUGER. THOUSANDS & THOUSANDS OF ROAD MILES, NEVER A FENDER BENDER. DISCOVERED MY FIRST SWEET HEART FEW YEARS AGO & WE GOT HITCHED, MERCY!! STILL PERFECT HEALTH, still waiting for the broke left leg bone area to heal, but its coming along just find. 2007 DISCOVERED I COULD ACTUALLY ENTERTAIN FOLKS WITH MY BOOKS. ME WITH NO EDUCATION IN THAT DEPT, MADE THE WRITING BIG SURPRISE!! KNO AINT NOBODY READ THIS, SO. Cya.
  17. 3 points
    steven newman

    Will be a project for 2018?

    Let's see...right before we left the house to go pick up the GrandBRATS...this happened A LOUD crash. Instead of fixing water damage from that fire almost 3 years ago..Landlord simply painted over it.. FAIL!!. Glad nobody was coming in the front door..... Screws were bought and installed, along with the knob.. There are some out there, that do NOT like that hint of live edge along the front of the top...BFD. Still have to get a start on the bookcase part Not sure IF it will be this tall..yet. stay tuned
  18. 3 points
    Smallpatch

    In case you still need convincing

    I usually am one that will try something if it looks interesting but when my hair on my arms stands straight up while seeing a demo, I took that as a warning.
  19. 3 points
    kmealy

    I hate Wal*mart

    The other store I'm really starting to like is Aldi. Same there, usually a staff of 3-4 on duty and they'll be stocking, tending register, cleaning up, helping customers, whatever needs done. They seem to pay pretty well, too. That and I hate to have to walk half a mile in Kroger Marketplace to get the Rx in one corner, a bag of carrots in another and the milk in the back. I don't really want to walk through clothing, furniture, cookware, beer, Starbucks, Wine bar, and auto parts just to buy my groceries. Aldi's does not often have a large selection, but I really don't need 12 choices of ketchup brands and sizes. They're fast checkers, too. And I don't have to wait for the person in front of me to get off the phone, start looking for their coupons, then their checkbook, then a pen. OMG, am I becoming the grumpy old man in the grocery checkout line?
  20. 3 points
    steven newman

    Will be a project for 2018?

    Got the door out of the clamps, and sanded to 120 grit, for now. Got out the tools to install the hinges... VIX bit for the 18V drill....didn't go quite deep enough...got this eggbeater set up, to drill a bit deeper.. Got one hinge about done.. Needed 12 screws...found 5, then broke one, and lost another...got one hinge onto the door.. Door is merely sitting there, nothing holding it in place. Went out to Wall E World, and bought some more screws... Maybe later today, I can do a better PIP than this? Also needs a "catch" on the inside, to keep the door shut, and a "Doorknob" installed...and maybe a few plugs installed...? Getting closer to the finish line...
  21. 2 points
    Ron Dudelston

    I hate Wal*mart

    One of my greatest fears in life is that I'll show up on the People in Walmart web site.
  22. 2 points
    Ron Dudelston

    I hate Wal*mart

    You had it covered man! You have a legitimate gripe.
  23. 2 points
    HandyDan

    A wonderful WW experience

    I do woodworking because it pleases me to do so. Anything I post pictures of online I am more than willing to say how it is made including dimensions. It is called sharing. I have come up with a few items that I had never seen before but shared them too. That is me. If ever I thought one of my ideas was worthy of a patent that I could make money from I would apply for one but would not post pictures of it online. Common sense tells me that someone could copy it just from the picture. There are a lot of people that can reverse engineer most items just from a picture and dimension it to fit their needs.
  24. 2 points
    Grandpadave52

    Will be a project for 2018?

    Take a break and have a "Yahoo, Mountain Dew!" Good for what ails ya'!
  25. 2 points
    Smallpatch

    Bandsaw

    Rusty in case you might not have considered......The longer the blade, the longer it will last before it gets dull.....at not that much more money per blade.. A quick release is nice to have. I have 3 band saws one is a 2 speed model...in the 35 years I have never never changed speeds on it... and computerized balanced cast iron wheels makes it run quite and smooth. Dave mentioned Jet, Grizzly I am almost sure is made in the same building...so do the comparisons with all makers... Also a bandsaw boxed up is long and not too wide so two people standing on the ground behind the truck can slide it off the truck without much effort..and if it is in the 14"-16" range one man could get it off the truck without lots of effort. So I can't see a person paying extra for a lift gate....A tablesaw probably but not a bandsaw.....

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