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Cliff

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  • Birthday 01/01/1955

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  1. Another benefit~!! man they keep adding up. If I work the volume angle I could get rich.
  2. 2040 pounds. Once it is in it's final position thst's it. They are selling the house when I'm gone with the lathe in it.
  3. It's been a bit of a journey. I needed a little help getting the thing 20-feet across my shop down one elevation turn a corner and up 6" down a very narrow way with septic pipes adjacent and another 20 feet then another corner then about 20 more feet & through a door into a little room and sort of but not yet in place. I hired a couple of painters for muscle. They were OK. Then I needed a phase converter. Got a wolf automation 7.5 HP model. Then I had to get my electrician to hook it up. And today in between being very busy with domestic stuff I turned a full half inch deep chip in 4140 steel and the as yet unnamed lathe performed like a champ and it wasn't even in back gears. Maybe tomorrow I shall put her against the wall and level her.
  4. Cliff

    Remember the Stella Awards?

    Liebeck was hospitalized for eight days while she underwent skin grafting, followed by two years of medical treatment. McDonald's had refused several prior opportunities to settle for less than what the jury ultimately awarded.[2] The jury damages included $160,000[3] to cover medical expenses and compensatory damages and $2.7 million in punitive damages. The trial judge reduced the final verdict to $640,000, and the parties settled for a confidential amount before an appeal was decided. From Wiki
  5. Cliff

    Building a Bed Frame

    over 40 years ago I made my girls bunk beds. I still have the ladder.
  6. Cliff

    Router Boss

    looks like a good bit of kit. Climb milling can be done under control. There is an amazing amount of adjustment. However I would not think to replace my slot mortiser / miller with the thing for a bunch of reasons. I can achieve better accuracy and repeatability plus I can mount boards as long as I please and mill the directly into the ends . That rig is height limited. It won't replace the router table for things like long passes as in when making molding For Dovetails I wouldn't use it for the same reason I don't prefer DT fixtures. I don't like the look a of a DT made with a DT cutter. Too stubby and thick for me. So before dropping the 900 on it I should think one would examine the over all utility one might get from it.
  7. catch some fish. shoot a bear. Fly the helicopter.
  8. Cliff

    Homemade Hybrids

    dunno how it'll work in fish but I was seized by an involuntary snapping of the jaws
  9. Cliff

    Eames Design

    My idiot brother in law got himself one of those 2000 dollar stressless chairs. I've tried it. Don't like it. wouldn't have paid $25 for it much less 2 Grand. I can build a more comfortable chair myself. In fact I built 9 of 'em.
  10. Cliff

    WW Magazines

    I get Mortise and Tenon but its full of errors. I get it because it's kind of cool. FWW is like COSMOPOLITAN trashy full of re heated redrafts of the same old garbage " THE LAST WIPE ON POLY YOU'LL EVER NEED" Cosmo does the exact same thing. It relies on slightly sexually titillating garbage but it's all just reheated re titled articles they keep on a merry go round. Fine Woodworking is targeted almost exclusively at people just entering the hobby. You know, the Noobs full of hope and pockets overflowing with cash they can't wait to squander on something they don't need or won't quite do the job because they are still in the stage where they thinking they if just had this tool or appliance that they could turn out masterworks. That's the FWW customer base that their marketing has identified as their core audience AWW American WoodTurner is good. The material in old issues is not repeated in the newer ones. They really do try to keep up with what's going in in the craft. WOODTURNING is pretty good. Or maybe we're just a bunch of Jaded cynical grizzled old cogers angry that the new guy won't empty the stinkin spitoon.
  11. Cliff

    Cordless Tools

    OK is that indicative of a negative condition?
  12. Cliff

    Cordless Tools

    Well I was using the drill to build some shelving in my shop/ garage/ cellar - combo. Driving 1.5 & 2" Tapcons and large 2.5" screws all day lots and lots of screws. The battery is still performing fine. The clutch works very well. One thing with the clutch set to any setting and the drill is not loaded and I run it free and release the trigger there is a banging from the drill that does not happen when there is a load of any sort. IT's a tad disquieting to hear. Sounds like gears crashing. I guess the lesson is don't just crank it on and off for the sheer thrill of it. And the stinkin' thing is powerful. I mean deserving of the half inch status. The chuck is limited on the down side. It won't hold a drill smaller than 0.625" well. But whatDaYaWant for a half inch drill?
  13. Cliff

    Sliding Router Table Upgrade

    you put a lube on that?
  14. Cliff

    Buying Plywood Router Bits (Undersized)

    I know what you are doing. I considered the same thing but held back for fear that the cheap slimy stingy Ba#$@#$ds in the lumber industry would change it all up again and make the lumber smaller still.

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