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Showing content with the highest reputation on 05/11/2019 in all areas

  1. 5 points
    Coming down from a busy election week. Tomorrow I’m doing a show near here. There’s a lady that has a store that sells bath bombs and all things estrogen and she does a big sale in the spring and fall. She invites local artisans to set up in her courtyard and last weekend she called and asked if I would set up. Did I mention that there is no booth rent? Might be a bit cool but we’ll see how we do.
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    I am an American, and it's my Right to not wait for anything. I got one of those 6-slot wall hung battery monitors. Appeals to my (self-imposed) sense of importance. I'd go nuts waiting.
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    So far this morning it has been good. Got all the corners rounded and the edges rounded on this batch. Ready for sanding then branding.
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    I love videos that are made well, and of course are related to our craft. I have noticed lately that our members have come up with some really wonderful videos they have found and are sharing them here with us. Recently Gene has been sharing some wonderful Craftsman type videos as he has with this one at "This is going to be fun". When I find a video that I believe is high quality, a good production, and for my own taste a wonderful sound track, along with highlighting our craft in a unique way, I love sharing them here with you all. I hope as well when you find a great video that you'll share it with us here on The Patriot Woodworker. For now, I hope you like this one I found while I was looking at Green Woodworking videos and how to build and use Treadle and Pole lathes, although there is nothing in this video regarding the lathes, it just popped up on my radar and I liked it a bunch, hope you enjoy!
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    Gerald, It just looks like someone marked it with a loop with open ends. The rest is just dirt. It might have been used to mark which side to put on the bottom, there is a seam in the glue up of the panel that didn't quite come out even. I think all that was holding it together was the 10d finishing nails. It was real wobbly before the re-glue, I was almost afraid to move it fearing I would just end up with a pile on the floor. Getting it re-glued with the cleats really did help stiffen up the cabinet.
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    I agree with The two Gs above. Certainly, use a higher grade epoxy and if the tear out is deep I’d tint it. If the tear out is only .020 or so the spots should be relatively small and a tint may not be necessary. I’ve only had one issue finishing epoxy. The ranch table I built had a pretty substantial knot hole in it and I had to use a little Zinnser shellac based primer to created a bonding surface.
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    When I wuz working as an electrical contractor, what made the first Rigid tool kit I bought so attractive was it came with a charger that would charge two batteries at the same time. The batteries that came with it had cooling tunnels that ran through them, and the charger had a fan that would blow air through the chambers. This allowed them to charge the batteries fully, in a half hour, when everyone else’s was a full hour. My new kit doesn’t do that, so I’m guessing that idea didn’t work out. I really liked that feature.
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    John, this is perfect a way for ME to do it in the future. I see now that it is just two triangles side by side. Very much appreciated. Pat
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    Thanks Danl That was a good question and good answers. I've ran into that a few times and was able to plane it down in VERY small adjustments. However I've wondered if "there is a better way" I would not try epoxy, unless I had a replacement piece. My luck with epoxy hasn't been the best because a small amount of heat from sanding will distort the epoxy.
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    @John Morris, Stick to areas they don't use salt in the winter. My 2000 Ram only has about 80k on it, and I'm not sure if it will make 100k due to the rust factor. Colorado area has some decent buys.
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    I am in same boat but if money came into my hands I really see me building something like this.
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    For one, I will miss the activities of teacher and mentor. I have immensely enjoyed this topic. Thank you for sharing.
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    Gee, John. No numbers. Amazing!
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    Thank you very much!
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    Hoping to get in the shop tomorrow, got a couple cars today that need some service, I'll be taking those in, then just hanging with the family, bouncing around like a pinball making em all happy, and in between we'll get in the shop and make some shavings hopefully. Be safe ya'll! Meanwhile, have you all seen our downloads directory lately? It's getting some pretty neat ol Workbench Magazine plans uploaded into it. https://thepatriotwoodworker.com/files/
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    Pat, Not aware of any calculartor but any simple CAD program such as Sketchup will let you draw it out create the angle and measure easily. Maybe the easiest way, ath least that I can think of. That said, take a piece of paper, wood etc. draw a straight line across and then add the angle you want. Measure the rise from the first straight line drawn and add that to your board length.Hope this makes sense.
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    Pat, I am not sure if I am understanding the question, the parallel to degrees is catching me up a bit. Would you be able to do a napkin drawing or something and post it here?
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    Thanks everyone for for your advice, I appreciate it. I cannot remember if my planer did the tear out or if I purchased the boards with the tear out. I am conscience of grain direction when I plane but this board was flat sawed and has grain going both directions. My original plan was to run the glue-up top across a drum sander but the glue-up is coming our very good ( for my skill level) and a drum sander is not necessary except for this one bad area. I've now had to set this project aside, so it will be awhile before i get back to repairing, planing, or sanding. Thanks again. Danl
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    If it hasn't been sanded, I think I'd sand it down to the depth of the tearout but feather out the "divot" several inches, in all directions, to make it less noticable.
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    Larry beat me to it. My thoughts exactly, especially if not going to be stained but painted or varnished.
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    Ron you might want to try cypress. A neighbor just put up a new cedar fence and we compared the old boards and new and looks like the new may be about 1/3 thinner and you know very wet.
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    I have weeded out the friends who only call me when they need something, but when I call them, no show. No loss. I’m also not saying that I’m out working 7 days a week, just 6 Then factor i9n the stuff the house needs, the Missus needs, and when I’m done with all the other stuff, it’s 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, I’m tired, I just sit in the easy chair, watch the idiot box for a couple hours, have supper go to bed. It’s coming to an end, just driving me crazy (crazier?). I gots tools, projects, and wood in the basement, calling my name.
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    That reminds me John, there was a herd of them swimming past our house yesterday. It did seem strange at the time.....Do a group of polar bears be known as a herd or a sedge or what?
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    Morning visitor. Comes several times a week.
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    The new laser arrived yesterday but I cant get to it yet. Got a complicated project on the bench. it's so complicated I actually had to make some measurements WITH A RULER! Not only that, but I had to write them down. This could take a while.
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    The other minor part to the tool is the 'depth adjustment' knurled knob which can be preset and only allows the 3rd roller to close a predetermined amount. The unanswered question is how you would draw the sheet metal through the tool as there is no friction roller to advance the material (much like a roller on a can opener).
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    This can't be used for bending tubing. It appears that it is used instead for thin sheet metal. Notice the 2 sets of rollers on each side of the one handle. That 2nd roller on each side has to have a function. Thus, a strip of sheet metal (can only be as wide as the fork tines) is placed in between the rollers and fed down to the single roller on the other jaw. That jaw has a single steel roller with 2 rubber rollers which would allow for some 'give'. My 'final answer' is a tool for placing a kerf into flat sheet metal.
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    Truth is stranger than fiction! John
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    It's nice to be helpful Artie, but there comes a time when you have to put yourself first. Let people know you are busy and tell them they will have to wait to get their projects done. If this upsets them, then they are not the friends you thought they were. As for family, well, they can wait too. #1 should be your first priority. You only have one life to live.
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    I started out with Makita, they were all you saw on jobs, other than union. From what I remember they were pretty much the only choice. Then everyone got in the market, company I was with, used Milwaukee, I liked Milwaukee, they did their job. Now I gotta use my own money, have Rigid. I really like them, bought the set on sale, got lifetime warranty on the whole set including the batteries. Now I mostly use the cordless tools for my electrical side jobs, which are friends and family, and I don’t get paid, WHICH IS WHY I CAN”T FIND ANY TIME TO GET IN THE BASEMENT AND MAKE SAWDUST. Oops, sorry, didn’t mean to vent .
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    Some redwoods, you betcha. A lot, in fact.
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    I have 5 pcs of 1-3/16” hard maple laying on my TS and max. mismatch measures 0.025” in the center when I added clamps to the board ends. The longer boards are 60” long. Do I need to use biscuits between each board for glue up? The two ¾” cherry strips are already glued to the center board. Danl
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    Often wondered how these drills are put together. If I ever get to break one down, it will be with the knowledge that I'll never get it back together.
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    I had two Craftsman and sent the motors in for the recall last year.
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    That HF Hercules has had some excellent reviews on You Tube. But, longevity wasn't discussed as it was a fairly recent HF offering at the time of the video.
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    It seems easier with b's. I would. This assumes you have a b-cutter or can rout short splines. A couple in the centers?
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    Because of the length, I would use biscuits. Sometimes a glue up that long can have a mind of its own.
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