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  1. 5 points
    Got my Digital Duplicator for my CNC in and started it on the test piece to see how it goes. First it goes slow! I'll update you all when it finishes, I hope before the week is out.
  2. 4 points
    For cutting threads on dowels or putting a taper on dowel.
  3. 4 points
    Woodbutcherbynight

    Bye, bye, DNA

    If you can prove that insanity causes cancer, yup you guessed it. Banned in the State Of California, BAM !!! Grumpy Cat has the answer.
  4. 4 points
    Master King has been busy..... Picked an old plane on Saturday....at 1/2 price, of course.. Because the lever cap was broken.. Paid me $5 and left....Sunday afternoon, spent 2 hours in the shop..... Had a spare lever cap, too...... And..had it making some shaving from an Ash board.. Stanley No. 3, Type 11....about 1905, or so...not too bad of a weekend?
  5. 3 points
    FlGatorwood

    Best washing machine

    Back when there was a Handyman Club forum, we had a guy there whose handle was Scooter. He worked on appliances professionally. He always recommended Whirlpool. Back in the 1990's, Whirlpool purchased Maytag, Magic Chef, Hardwick, Kitchenaid and Tappan stove manufacturers. We have top loading basic Maytag that we purchased in 1993. Raised 2 teenagers, almost 2 grandchildren and our own clothes. Not one problem yet. Better than a Timex. We have since purchased a Whirlpool refrigerator and dishwasher. And, yes, the more basic, the longer it will last. We have a Kitchenaid stove that she used before getting sick. Now, the number board is showing signs of failure and there are no replacement parts. Yep, the newer ones won't last as long as the older ones. A guarantee that you will have to buy another in the near future. In the little town of Cleveland, TN, the nearest town to where I grew up, is a large plant for Whirlpool. They make Whirlpool and Maytag appliances there and employee about 500 people. It's so good to support some USA manufacturer.
  6. 3 points
    Ron Altier

    Craftsman Molding Set

    I had that same set and used it on my 10" Craftsman saw. I wasn't crazy about using it. It has been years ago, when Craftsman meant quality and the table saw was a dandy. As I recall, the speed of my saw didn't produce great results and especially on very hard wood. I have had it for years..........only in the box. My router now does all that, better and easier.
  7. 3 points
    lew

    Chair Contest

    Cool! I've tried some laminated bending on a trellis top. It worked out pretty well, but really messy glue-ups. I also made some modernistic salad tongs using the same method. I did a little steam bending for edge bands on some larger trivets. If you try that, don't use PVC pipe for your steam chamber (don't ask how I know this!)
  8. 2 points
    Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Presidential visits

    are always a big strain on the area's law enforcement resources (among other things) but when they come to a county (my county) that has a total population of 47K, and a small town that has a population of 10K, quite frankly they make life a little unbearable for the time of occurrence. So it will be here next Sunday when the President visits a new factory being built in my town. It's apparently owned by an Aussie company, and the gist of the trip is to highlight our good relationship with them (Aussies). The Australian Prime Minister will also be in attendance. The plant is about 5 miles from me as the crow flies so I can only hope that the overflow of hoopla doesn't get too close to our place. I absolutely mean no disrespect to the office of the President or to the man himself, but it really is a major inconvenience when he goes through a visit.
  9. 2 points
    Very interesting, man they had some spirit going.
  10. 2 points
    A Bradford had a split tree trunk. A gust or two of wind blew off one and I was able to get it for free. It's been drying for about 18 months. Today, got it cut into 2" X 2" on the bandsaw. A new thread coming in a few days. Now that the wood is cut to workable pieces, I don't have to remove it from underneath the Shopsmith to move it out. What a relief!
  11. 2 points
    Woodbutcherbynight

    Best washing machine

    A good tip for any washing machine, or dishwasher.
  12. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    Craftsman Molding Set

    Yep!
  13. 2 points
    RedMGB

    Best washing machine

    I think Whirlpool and Maytag are the same company.
  14. 2 points
    Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Craftsman Molding Set

    The comments about Kali may me think the answer to John's question is right in front of us. If those molding cutter sets were dangerous they would have surely been outlawed in Kali; he wouldn't even be able to own it!
  15. 2 points
    HARO50

    9/11 Tribute by New Zealand Firefighters

    Well worth a visit, John! It's a beautiful country. Try to go when no earthquakes are scheduled, though. John
  16. 2 points
    lew

    9/11 Tribute by New Zealand Firefighters

    I'm sure @Jari will approve.
  17. 2 points
    This is really neat, I am sorry I missed this one! If it has not left the Restore yet, can you take a pic of the inside of one of those cutters, just very curious is all, thanks for posting this!
  18. 1 point
    What the title says. Wasn't without some troubles, but..made a start. had some "Project Boards" from Lowes...supposed to be Pine, seems closer to Poplar... Decided to pick out the best 2, and build a box....1/2" x 6" x 24" boards. Issues? Well, that Stanley #358 mitre box had a problem... test cut in the new location showed this to be a "Weeble Saw" Wobbled all over the place in the cut. Pull the saw out, turned the frame over...not only the King bolt was loose, so were the knurled bolts that hold the guides in place...torqued them down as tight as I could, and put the saw back in operation... Not even a slight wiggle. Board? I cut one of the 24" long boards in the middle...then checked the ends... A little off? Sent the ends through.. Then checked for square.. Square now. Used this to mark the other "half", and trim that. Then cut a couple "end" pieces... 2 sides, 2 ends. found some leftover plywood, from the Desk Project...seemed the right width, and was long enough to get 2 panels out of it.. Took the 2 sides, and matched them up in the vise... I also dug the shop stool out. Ends were close to matching each other..we have ways... End grain plane? That is the Stanley #3 I had just finished rehabbing...next, used a jig to lay out the finger joints.. That be the chisel I will use, to chop out the waste. Came towards the middle from each edge... "Dots" mark the waste. the wide finger is where the lid will get cut out... Layout tools. I had to carry the lines down to where they are to stop. marking gauge is set to the thickness of the end boards. And dug up the "Joinery saw".. Took me about an hour to get this far.....had to stop here, Boss needed errand run....might try later tonight? like I said, I had to dig the shop stool out of the place....we are a bit cramped down here.... Stay tuned....
  19. 1 point
    This came into the Restore today and i thought I would share it with everyone. Yes, that's my fat finger(s) holding it. What you can't really see is that each piece is marked/numbered and they all stack together. Nifty tool. And yes, it's for a specialized kind of "woodworking".
  20. 1 point
    Ron Altier

    Grandfather clock....again

    I did some research on the old mechanism, the company went out of business in 1996. Replacement movements are not available. I was assured that another one would work fine. I ordered it, it would not fit and would take a LARGE structural change to make it work. I sent it back and ordered an c cell, electronic movement and heavy duty pendulum drive, mine is a heavy and long one. It was FAR from easy to install, but I got it in and it sounds great. You would not guess it is electronic. I WILL BE SO GLAD TO GET THIS MONSTER OUT OF MY LIMITED SPACE SHOP!! IT IS NEARLY 7 FT TALL.
  21. 1 point
    I've never been there, someday. Yet I've always felt a bond with New Zealand. Now I know why. Just as I do with the Aussies.
  22. 1 point
    hatuffej

    Best washing machine

    Hello We are looking to replace our existing washing machine and are looking for recommendations. Its just the 2 of us, so no heavy usage. Right now, we have scouted Maytag and Whirlpool. Online reviews may be questionable. Thanks in advance. hat
  23. 1 point
    Woodbutcherbynight

    Craftsman Molding Set

    Don't be surprised if they are. Yeah the arbors on all TS are short, you couldn't use one if you wanted without some work. In the trades if you do so, and have an issue, you are liable. They feel (some safety people that don't actually use a TS) that a router is better equipped for the job of dado's.
  24. 1 point
    CharlieL

    Craftsman Molding Set

    For that reason I probably wouldn't use it.
  25. 1 point
    @Jim from Easy Wood Tools Thank You!
  26. 1 point
    @lew thanks... that is a beautiful bowl we shared on our FB page too! You are good.
  27. 1 point
    Woodbutcherbynight

    Carport upgrade

    Stayed at this all day. Had to remove couple pieces of plywood flooring in the attic to get access to the rafters below and run some wires. Yeah it was hot even with a fan running. Hard part was fishing the wall from the attic to the old light fixture. Only had to go 38 inches and I measured and hit the right spot 1st time. But getting the wire fish down into the wall took me and the wife. She stayed at the bottom and with a flashlight managed to get ahold of the fish. While I lost another 10 lbs in sweat. But after all the wiring was run, and hooked up the results were better than expected. I used four 9 watt LED downlights. Put one above the side door, one at the back gate and the other two on either side of my truck doors. So now when I pull in at night the motion sensor turns on all 4 lights, and when I get out of the truck I can see quite well. Passenger side, same thing. Very nice to have the extra light, we ain't getting any younger here. My wife noted that when the downlights are on it seems to be as much light as the previous main lights which were some old florescent kitchen lights with diffusers. The diffusers were constantly getting full of dead bugs and dirt dobbers. We get this for a mere 36 watts of used electricity, not a bad savings. The lights cost me $35 and even if they last 5 year warranty still worth the cost. Enough talk, lets see some pictures. @Artie will appreciate how much fun this work area was to work in. View from front of carport, I'll clean up my mess tomorrow. Finally a task that doesn't require a weight loss program. View from side entry. Now my real design benefit. Light where you need it when you get out of the truck.
  28. 1 point
    Woodbutcherbynight

    Carport upgrade

    TRUTH. Just came down to take a break. While running a wire in attic I hear a funny noise behind me. Looking over my shoulder one of the cats has climbed the ladder and found a nice spot to observe me. Hearing more noise another one is coming up the ladder. Yup, break time. Everybody OUT!!
  29. 1 point
    DuckSoup

    Best washing machine

    We have a Kenmore water saver, it doesn't have a typical agitator its only about 6" tall. Sensors can detect when the clothes are covered in water and quits filling. Blankets don't get tangled. Replaced the control board, warrantied, once in 12 years.
  30. 1 point
    Artie

    Carport upgrade

    That’s cause they’re SNOOPERVISORS!
  31. 1 point
    HandyDan

    Best washing machine

    I bought a Whirlpool top loader a few months ago. Deciding factor was that it has knobs and no electronic displays. Works fine.
  32. 1 point
    Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Best washing machine

    We replaced out Maytag front loader with a Samsung about 10 years ago. So far it's been fantastic. The matching dryer did have a control circuit go bad (warranty, in our case) but otherwise it's done well. I've always heard the front loaders would have odor problems, so we've always left the door open on the washer overnight after use. No idea if that's the solution...but we've not odor problems.
  33. 1 point
    Gene Howe

    Craftsman Molding Set

    Yeah, I do stay out of Kalifornia when using most chemicals....and some woods.
  34. 1 point
    Woodbutcherbynight

    Craftsman Molding Set

    Yeah, because we tempt fate enough as it is.
  35. 1 point
    HARO50

    Craftsman Molding Set

    I've had the 3-blade head for 45 years, bought it at the same time I got my RS. Always used it with the motor tilted so the shaft was straight down. Used a 2-piece fence, with as little clearance as possible. I made many yards of molding, most of it turned out very good, and not a single mishap. And always feed S-L-O-W-L-Y!!! John And NO, I haven't used it since I built my router table.
  36. 1 point
    Looks like I have another plane to clean up...garage sale find this morning... Picked it for $5,,as the lever cap was broke Not a biggie... We do have a spare handy.....for some reason, I just could not set the plane down....paid the $5, and headed for the van... Plane is a Stanley No. 3, Type 11.....the only "bad" spot was the lever cap....rest was dirty, but almost like new under the crud... Might be worth the five bucks? So, hopefully, tomorrow, I can get this little plane all spiffyfied up, and sharp....stay tuned... ( No, I wasn't wearing a mask, either...)
  37. 1 point
    Spent Friday avoiding black cats and walking under ladders I also dug out a few boards from storage to start an upcoming commissioned job. Two... different/ unique chairs for one of my oldest clients. Got them rough cut, stacked, and sticked then spent my last bit of daylight touching up a couple backsaws and cleaning up. Tomorrow (Sunday) will be spent sharpening and doing machine maintenance.
  38. 1 point
    Artie

    Blue stripe ply

    I’ll have to take your word for it, all my experiences came after 1960 LOL.
  39. 1 point
    Larry Buskirk

    Watch this lathe accident!

    ...... Who am I kidding!...
  40. 1 point
    Gene - thanks for this reminder. I've done some really stupid tings in my 30+ years of ww'ing. It really only takes a micro-second of not paying attention. I've been lucky.
  41. 1 point
    Woodbutcherbynight

    Watch this lathe accident!

    Pucker Factor Number 0000.
  42. 1 point
    p_toad

    Assembly table of my dreams

    And...that's why i've gotten in the habit of wearing steel toe shoes. Between heavy stuff here, at my neighbors place(s), or at the Restore... so far, so good. Yeah, they're heavier and i prefer the steel toe to the composite, but that's just me.
  43. 1 point
    Billy B

    Navajo Rain Cross

    My latest woven basket illusion, a ceremonial basket design that I call Navajo Rain Cross. The cross symbol can also be found on Navajo rugs and pottery and is often used to represent Spider Woman, the first Navajo deity. The basket is twelve inches in diameter and the wood is maple. Beading, pyrography and ink were used to create the basket illusion. It was donated to the SWAT 2019 Symposium and selected as an auction item.
  44. 1 point
    IrishWoodCarver

    Cleveland Clinic Red Coat plaque

    Sometimes you meet someone who touches your life, and you want to do something for them. Jim Abraham is one of those individuals. I met Jim at the Cleveland Clinic as I was getting my treatments for prostate cancer. Jim is a professional magician and volunteers at the Clinic and always greeted us with a smile, and performed magic tricks for the patients. I asked for a business card so I could get an idea for creating a carving for him. Thank you Jim for making our daily visits so pleasurable. Once again, here is my initial design in Photoshop, once I received his business card, I changed the format of the lettering to match his card. Then transferred patttern, started carving, burnt in hands and cards and finally the finished product and a picture of Jim and I at the Clinic where I gave it to him.
  45. 1 point
    RedMGB

    Assembly table of my dreams

    Love the bright colors and clamp storage in the second photo. I'm inspired! Attached are two photos of benches built last year. The first is just an assembly bench, approximately 3' x 5'. The best part is the casters - there are several versions on Amazon between $40 - $50 for a set of 4. The price seems to vary according to the phases of the moon or something. Anyway, the nice thing is when they are disengaged, the full weight of the bench is on the legs. I haven't had too much success with locking casters. Thinking about adding a second shelf, but I would lose a place to stash my jobsite table saw and compressor. The second photo is my grandson's bench. It was his Christmas present last year when he was 4, but I told him he had to help me build it, and we started it in October. He was so excited and we had a great time.
  46. 1 point
    Dies for threading wood rods? as in 13/16".......
  47. 0 points
    lew

    Presidential visits

    We got caught up in a visit traffic when Mr. Trump was campaigning for president. Didn't even realize he was in the area. Sat in traffic a LONG time!
  48. 0 points
    Sid Matheny

    Watch this lathe accident!

    I had seen this video before and as an old machinist have seen a couple of folks get shirts caught and pulled into the work piece. One was a sleeve and one was a shirt tail. No major damage to either after they were cut free. Also back in the 70's when long hair was popular one of the guys ended up with a 3" bald and skinned place on the side of his head. These were like 40 and 60 hp metal lathes.
  49. 0 points
    Buckaroo

    Assembly table of my dreams

    WeLL SCREWED UP ONCE MORE for/to kmealy: splained my hangee down work table extension yestiddy, guess it went in file 13.. BEST NOT SAY ANYTHING, I'LL BE banned again, see ya.
  50. 0 points
    Gene Howe

    Watch this lathe accident!

    Another reminder. https://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/14/nyregion/yale-student-dies-in-machine-shop-accident.html
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