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  1. 5 points
    LarryS

    Did Your Data Get Shared By Facebook?

    I'm not sharing any information on whether it did or didn't get shared.
  2. 4 points
    Our Patriot turners were really active this past week with more projects, questions and ideas! @Ron Altier's wife got him a really nice turner's smock. I'm pretty sure the other turners were jealous considering the ribbing he took. I think it will provide great protection from flying chips (or sparks)! Some of the good natured comments are at- Ron also posted a neat little "chip deflector" that he made. The simple design lends itself to virtually any tool manufacturer. Ron explains how he made this in his post- Ron was having trouble with his lathe tailstock not locking securely. Many of our members offered suggestions and ideas. Ron was able to devise a way to repair the problem. The following two threads discuss the problem and what Ron did to get it fixed- @Cliff lamented about some roadside wood treasures he managed to pickup. Unfortunately, the tree held a few unpleasant surprises. @Gene Howe sent me a link to an article by Mr. Davide Reed Smith. In this particular how-to, Mr. Smith provides detailed instructions on how to make pen turning jaws for a 4 jaw chuck. Follow this link for the complete tutorial- http://davidreedsmith.com/Articles/WoodAuxJaws/WoodAuxJaws.htm @Steve Krumanaker has made a few more of his Cryptex Boxes. Steve's combination of turning and laser engraving produces fantastic results. See Steve's post for more images and information on the engraved symbols- @Gerald posed a question about using "colorply" for handles in kit type projects (i.e. bottle openers). Several of our members offered their thoughts and ideas- Rick Turns posted his March list of YouTube woodturning videos- The Woodturning OnLine newsletter came this week. There are some interesting articles and a video from Mr. Richard Raffan on "Understanding Catches". The newsletter can be found at- http://www.woodturningonline.com/index.php Here's the video- Carl Jacobson turns a resin/burl piece in his mobile shop. Check out the Easy Wood Tools and chuck! ( @Jim from Easy Wood Tools) The EWT tools make turning resin a breeze. The curls just fly off of the piece! Safe turning
  3. 4 points
    Gene Howe

    Did Your Data Get Shared By Facebook?

    No maybes, It did.
  4. 4 points
    Cliff

    Did Your Data Get Shared By Facebook?

    Face book doesn't have my data. On FB I am a Russian Alt. They tried to check me once demanded a state or Federal ID so I photoshopped one and that was that. Stupid moronic leftists.
  5. 3 points
    kmealy

    Rigid Cordless Tools

    I got the Gen5x impact & drill driver set at last year's Black Friday sale. I think it was on sale for $169. Since I've had excellent service from both my old 12V that I take on site with me and we have about 8 of the 18V versions at the furniture bank, I decided to keep going with them. At the current sale price, that works out to about $50 each for the circular and recip saw and a bit more for the flashlight. Looks like a deal if you have any use at all. Working on a shed in the back of the yard for some reno would make it a buy.
  6. 3 points
    Gerald

    Dungeon Remodel. The Drill Til Project

    Wow look at all that space for more tools
  7. 3 points
    Ok...back stiffened up, time to stop for the day. Corner has been cleaned out.. Old bandsaw then was stashed in there.. And, as soon as I can get this mess straightened out.. May add a shelf to the ex-lathe bench.. The thing that looks like a trash can? This is the Shop's Trashcan. I cleaned up a second try square, that was found buried in the mess.. Will post more on that plough plane, later... This is a "Before" shot...raked it out, swept it up.. Looks a tad better? Trash can? Too windy tonight, to burn...maybe tomorrow night? Can does have wheels, I can "roll" it right up the steps. I think that will do, for the clean up....maybe back to wood working later? Just imagine Joe Rockhold hosting the All night movie show....sponsored by Little Kings Cream Ale.....WHIO-TV Stay tuned....( I can hear the "clacking" of the TV's tuner.....)
  8. 3 points
    Stick486

    Did Your Data Get Shared By Facebook?

    that's us.... ummmm.... that didn't come out right.. hmmmm.... maybe it did...
  9. 2 points
    Cliff

    Got 'R Home

    it's off the trailer and inside out of the weather Not in it's slated final location but in. That location is down 30 feet one step down turn a corner then up a 6" step down another 25 feet turn a corner and down another 20 or so feet then up against a wall. Come on by, bring your strong sons. Beer Whisky and pretzels. https://photos.smugmug.com/Rockwell-14-x-40-lathe/i-RFDXVMK/0/e66373ff/1920/20180411_141750-1920.mp4
  10. 2 points
    Cliff

    Got 'R Home

    so today - all day I ripped some 8 ten foot 2*6 material on an angle to get 4-foot tapers and cut up some ply and built a ramp to get up the six inch step up. The ramp is heavier than I am. I guess it won't collapse. Thank heaven for my Pneumatic nailer that thing is such a labor saver.
  11. 2 points
    Cliff

    Got 'R Home

    when I say "down" I don't mean elevation, I mean down-that-a-way
  12. 2 points
    PostalTom

    Old Cordless Tools

    My understanding is that if you buy the tool and battery as a kit, and register the tool and battery on the Lifetime Service Agreement, (and these are separate registrations, the battery is not automatically included with the tool as part of the tool's LSA), then yes, they offer lifetime replacement for that battery. If, however, you buy the battery as a separate purchase, all you get is the regular warranty, and you cannot register it under the LSA. I suspect that Ridgid decided the battery replacement was too expensive for them, because they are now offering the bare tool only, on some of their tools. I bought the 7 1/4" circular saw as a bare tool, thinking I could use the 2ah battery from my Ridgid drill/driver. It runs the saw, but doesn't have the power to cut through anything other than maybe 3/4" stock. I'm waiting to get the 6ah battery they just came out with, but it isn't in the stores here yet. Available online, but I can't use my military discount online. I may have to go to the store and special order it. When I get it, if I remember, I will post a comment on how the saw works with the stronger battery. BTW, talking about preferences with cordless tools, I really like my Ridgid drill.
  13. 2 points
    Dadio

    Late Introduction

    Oh that? well the tools seemed sharper afterwards, now I know why. I was so busy picking little tiny red slivers out from between my fingers . It does have a unique grain though. My first time using it. Herb
  14. 2 points
    schnewj

    Old Cordless Tools

    I got tired of replacing the old 18v DeWalt NiCad batteries. The price was outrageous and they just didn't last. All of my DeWalts are stored away somewhere. I just couldn't bare to toss them. I got a deal on a Ryobi Li Ion battery multitool pack. Since I use them for home/hobby shop use only I gave them a try. I have not been disappointed in the last 15 years with the decision. I can get a two pack of full sized Li Ion batteries for around $100 vs $85 for the one of the old DeWalt NiCads. Some of those Ryobi batteries are now 7-8 years old and still going strong. I have about a 1/2 dozen that are numbered and rotated in the tools as needed. They are used on a daily basis sometimes and can sit there for a couple of weeks at other times. I have NEVER had one bit of trouble with the tools. They have not quit, broken, or ever failed to function, and they do get used. I will say this, I am NOT impressed with the circular saw or the reciprocating saw. They are functional and that is about it. Most people are brand loyal. However, unless you are a commercial enterprise and constantly using a tool to the point of failure, I suspect, that, most folks only ever get experience with one brand or another only. Some of you might have two or more different battery powered tools in the shop. Great! You are one of the few who have legitimate comparative experience. I suspect, that, for most of us we stick to one brand or another so we maintain battery compatibility. I sure don't want to have several different battery chargers and different batteries to keep track of in the shop. Do I miss my old 18v DeWalts? Maybe! If they had reliable and reasonably priced 18v batteries I might pull them back out. I haven't kept up with what is now available since I'm happy with my Ryobis.
  15. 2 points
    Steve Krumanaker

    Skew Angle

    I use a skew pretty much daily and I prefer a straight angle. Actually, I shouldn't say that because I've never used the curved type. It just seemed to me it would make the tool more difficult to sharpen so I never tried it. There is a production turner from England I watch on youtube and FB. He's the best I've ever seen and his preferred grind is nearly straight across. I agree with Dan, it's largely a matter of personal preference and what you get used to. Steve
  16. 2 points
    schnewj

    A Bolder Nearly . Took Me Down

    ...but nobody has asked the hard question! If it sank eight inches when Ron put his weight on it, then does someone need to go on a diet?
  17. 2 points
    Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Rigid Cordless Tools

    Be sure to go through the registration process...I guess i did think it was a hassle, at least compared to other warranties. You need to submit the serial number of each piece in the set (including charger and batteries) and then wait for the approval notice to come back; and keep track of all of it,. That said, I can see why they do that and also believe it to be well worth it.m Looking forward to your assessment of the package.
  18. 2 points
    Holy cow Steven...you'll need to build a new tool cabinet for all the treasures you've found on this scavenger hunt Good thing you've freed up all this extra space too with the new yard/garage sale season about to open. Who knows what treasures are waiting to be found.
  19. 2 points
    Great job with the shop clean-up Steve. Now you have more room, and a few more tools that had disappeared over time.
  20. 2 points
    Cliff

    New Modern Turning Apron

    If your shop gets cold in winter it'll be super dandy Of course wrapped in all that cow hide you may have issues with the local bulls. Try not to wiggle to enticingly.
  21. 2 points
    Dadio

    Dungeon Remodel. The Drill Til Project

    I don't recognize the place, sure you will be able to work with that much extra space? Herb
  22. 2 points
    Also remember watching the test pattern till broadcasting started
  23. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    Big Scteen Tv 1950

    Dad wouldn't buy a TV until the color ones were affordable. Then he watched old B&W Gunsmoke reruns. We only got 3 channels. Had to rotate the antenna for each one. For a while, only one broadcasted in color.
  24. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    I Bet Just Guessing,

    Nah, I just took your 5" and extrapolated. The "give or take" should cover such contingencies.
  25. 2 points
    We had a 2 story house with probably a 10/12 pitch so we had a pole that ran down the side of the house...one of us boys had to go out and rotate the pole while someone else yelled out the window "more, more, back OK RIGHT THERE!"...always would forget the limit of the 75 ohm cable slack.
  26. 2 points
    or...wait for the tubes to "warm up"? having to use a "rotor" to turn the antennae up on the roof to just the right direction, to pick up a signal? BTDT...
  27. 2 points
    You sure that wasn't "Puny"?
  28. 2 points
    HandyDan

    I Bet Just Guessing,

    I went over to my globe and it looks to be about 5".
  29. 1 point
    steven newman

    Start Of The 'Season'

    Well, second weekend was a tad bit better. One sale today, in spite of the high winds.. There was a 1/2" pipe clamp laying under the shovels. Full tool boxes were $30..meh Had a few items leaning on the barn.. Already have one of those...I did pick up a box lot of .."stuff"....once I got it home... Lot of the screwdrivers were Torx. Anyone need a saw blade? Or, some sand paper? There was a plastic case in the mess, too.. Might need a little clean up? Closer look inside. Red handle is to a Plumb Ball Pean hammer. Estwing mason's chisel..not sure about the side handle for a drill, or that mitre gauge, big Visegrips pliers is soaking in WD40...some wrenches are Craftsman...some are junkers/loaners. Wind had cleaned a lot of the ashes out of the fire pit...found two items.. Grrrr, these two got roasted. Seymour Smith & Sons spokeshave ( also outside, soaking) and the remains of my Veritas MK1 honing Guide....$40 when new.. Box lot was $5. Sale is until this Saturday. IF they don't blow away...well it was a start.
  30. 1 point
    Dadio

    Old Cordless Tools

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-18-Volt-GEN5X-Cordless-Lithium-Ion-Combo-Kit-5-Tool-with-2-4-0Ah-HYPER-Lithium-Ion-Batteries-Charger-and-Bag-R9652/205883898 It says Free repair and replace with registration. Free batteries and service for life with registration Herb
  31. 1 point
    HARO50

    A Bolder Nearly . Took Me Down

    Ron? NO WAY!!! He was wearing his new turning coat. That thing ids HEAVY! John
  32. 1 point
    schnewj

    Late Introduction

  33. 1 point
    lew

    Old Cordless Tools

    My old 9v long battery Makita drill is taking up space in the shop cupboard. Hate to junk it but I should.
  34. 1 point
    Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Old Cordless Tools

    They go to the great workshop in the sky, via the local trash pickup. Not the batteries, they get recycled at Lowes.
  35. 1 point
    Fred W. Hargis Jr

    I Bet Just Guessing,

    I suppose 1 light-year is too far?
  36. 1 point
    Nope never had nor will have an account. Never trusted FB from the get-go. I figured no-one wanted my picture on their wallpaper anyway
  37. 1 point
    Dadio

    Rigid Cordless Tools

    Just got a notice, will be here Fri morning, free shipping too. Herb
  38. 1 point
    Go Harbor Freight !!!!!! Herb
  39. 1 point
    Dadio

    Rigid Cordless Tools

    That is all good to know, These also have the lifetime repair and replace, will have to make sure I follow thru. Herb
  40. 1 point
    HandyDan

    I Bet Just Guessing,

    Did you add in for that lead foot Texan spinning the tires in the snow?
  41. 1 point
    p_toad

    Dungeon Remodel. The Drill Til Project

    Remember "we control the vertical - we control the horizontal" and you actually had to get up and mess with the controls anyway since they lost both of those so easily?
  42. 1 point
    PostalTom

    Have You Seen 'First Time Flippers'?

    When I read that, I had to look at the date you posted that. I was sure it was an April Fools joke.
  43. 1 point
    Dadio

    Rigid Cordless Tools

    Thanks Artie, based on you unbiased review, I ordered a set, will be here on the 13th sitting on my door step. Fridy 13th HMMMMMMMMMMMMM Herb
  44. 1 point
    I detect the channel may be a bit fuzzy now....remember in B&W days when the picture would ghost over itself, then flutter a little bit? Yeah kinda like that now... I guess that's OK though as long as the Test Pattern and long beep tone don't come on and stay on
  45. 1 point
    6 loads to the Firepit! found a framing square and another try square in the mess... Didn't have any thing to "roast" over the firepit....or anything to hold the hotdogs with....down to embers now.....tomorrow, I can haul another batch out...weather permitting. Tried a bit of rehab on that OLD plough plane.....made down in Cincinnati, OH back in the 60s......1860s that is. Tote was snapped off, might add a #5 tote for now. Needs a LONG screw to hold it. Going to take quite a bit of rehab.....may wait on it. Maybe I can start cutting finger joints for a box build? Right now? It is Gin & Tonic on ice time....stay tuned
  46. 1 point
    HARO50

    A Bolder Nearly . Took Me Down

    I didn't realize he was stoned! That might explain things. John
  47. 1 point
    HandyDan

    A Bolder Nearly . Took Me Down

    You need to inform them of this Tom Foolery. Dangerous it is.
  48. 1 point
    Stick486

    Late Introduction

    looking good Herb...
  49. 1 point
    DAB

    Dungeon Remodel. The Drill Til Project

    did you sing "if i had a hammer..." as you were doing this?
  50. 1 point
    DAB

    Dungeon Remodel. The Drill Til Project

    since we are showing off storage ideas, some clamps on a mobile base: there were a few in use, so they are not pictured. shop is a dedicated 25x50, 12' ceiling, building designed to my specs. not cheap, but there is no point dying rich. so i don't have the same space constraints as some others. yay.

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