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Roy Boomershine

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Roy Boomershine last won the day on October 5 2014

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About Roy Boomershine

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    Measure twice, cut once. If it's too short cut it again.

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  1. Roy Boomershine

    chopping block bowl

    I tried one of these but your angles have to be dead on. If you're off a hair it compounds with each piece. I've got the one I tried in the closet and kids are always telling that they want to do one like it but I always tell them no. I'm not into punishing myself to work on glueing one up for them to destroy.
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    Woodcraft's Latest Innovation

    I think that would be great if you only had a couple more arms and hands.
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    Anyone planning on going to the Cincinnati WIA event?

    Hadn't heard of this show before. Is it pretty much the same as the one that comes to Columbus in January?
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    Epic Fail Optical Illusion Cutting Board

    I may have to try this sometime. Looks real good Lew.
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    Lots of public domain plans

    When I was still at school we used this a lot. http://absolutelyfreeplans.com/
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    Another cutting board question

    I'm always telling the kids that they have to think of wood as a big bundle of straws, and those straws are going to suck in glue, poly, water or mineral oil. Just today I had one of them putting oil on a cutting board and wondering why he had the drier looking spots on it right after he put the oil on. I went and sliced off a piece of red oak real thin and had him hold it up to the light. I usually get a lot of responses from them when they see all those holes in there. Then I tell them that the cherry, walnut, jarrah and maple we use have holes (straws) in them just like that, but they are a lot smaller. Actually seeing it in the red oak makes an impression.
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    I got a deal on some mixed wood

    Hey Ralph, last few times I've stopped around to see you you've been off somewhere else. We could probably work something out on some wood. I'm out of poplar, maybe do some trading with you?
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    I got a deal on some mixed wood

    Earlier in the summer I went to an auction and got the bid on a bunch of wood. It was up in a barn loft and couldn't really tell what it exactly was, but a relative of the old boy that had collected it said there was walnut, ash, cherry and cedar. It had been up in that loft for 30 to 50 years and it was a dirty mess. It really made my trailer squat down, I figured I had roughly 2,300 board feet. I got the stuff sorted best I could but the first piece I pulled out thinking I had walnut turned out to be cherry. Looking at the outside of it there isn't a lot of difference being so dirty, but as soon as it hit the blade I could smell the cherry. What I was told was ash so far is looking a whole lot like maple, but that's ok, maybe I just haven't hit the ash yet. I've got this piece glued up for a coffee table. It smells like cherry, but the cherry I've worked with before hasn't had this kind of color variation in it. It still looks good, and the guy that's making the table likes it. This wood is turning out to be a grab bag of stuff, but whatever it is it works for us here at school. I figure I got it for about .40 a board foot, so it's not all bad.
  9. Roy Boomershine

    My new planer

    I found it while doing a search for planers on Amazon. I believe this design was one that Steel City had, but Steel City went out of business and Cutech picked it up. I think it's imported like most of them are, but it ships out of Memphis, Tennessee. They've several models of planers and a 6" jointer. So far I like it, and they ship fast. http://www.cutechtool.com/Default.asp
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    My new planer

    Time really seems to have really gotten away from me, I hadn't realized how long it had been since I've been into the forums here, but I'm going to try to get more regular again. My 12" Delta planer blew a gear and while it was an easy fix I decided to take the opportunity to upgrade to a new one. I really wanted to get a floor model 15" or 20", but at school I really didn't have space for it and I wasn't sure it would fit my doors. And the bigger one would have cost about $1500 and on up. I ended up getting a Cutech 40200HC-CT 13". This one has the carbide cutters and they call it a spiral cutter head, but it is just the way the cutters are arranged. So far I'm really liking it. The old planer was so loud I wouldn't run it with the kids in the room but this one is much quieter. The finish on the surface coming out is far smoother than the Delta was, most of the wood feels like it doesn't need sanding. Snipe has been minimal, and often I don't notice any at all. The cost on it was about $750 delivered. I bought it off amazon and so far I'm a happy camper. https://www.amazon.com/Cutech-40200HC-CT-Cutterhead-Carbide-Inserts/dp/B01F89FSVS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1472521344&sr=8-2&keywords=cutech+thickness+planer
  11. Roy Boomershine

    Drill Press up and ready to go

    We've been using it for a few days now and I'm really liking it. First job was that 2 5/8 Forstner going about 4 inches deep in jarrah. It went fairly easy, just turned the speed down pulled it down. We'd cut a ways and then bring it up to clear the shavings and then back down for another bite, but boy did that bit get hot. I'm enjoying the table that cranks up and down, a lot easier for the kids than unlocking and wiggling the old table up and down the column. It's nice having the start button right there on the front rather than having to reach around back for the toggle switch, and there's a big red stop bottom right there up front in case things go wrong all the sudden. And we've actually got a chuck key now! The old Craftsman had lost the chuck key and I'd never found a new one to fit so we were working the chuck with a big punch and screwdriver, somewhat less than professional looking. So far my only complaint is I wish Steel City had a better system for attaching the top cover over the belt. That thing rattles around and makes more noise than the rest of the machine.
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    Drill Press up and ready to go

    I wrestled it in this morning with a couple girls helping and then one of the guys in the afternoon bunch helped put it together. They told me it might be easier to put the head on with it laying on the floor and then tipping it up. It sounded like a good idea but the fit was tight enough that we couldn't get it on the column so it was two of us lifting it up and putting it on the column and then the weight of it and some twisting got it to settle in where it should go. Tomorrow we'll be giving it a try, got a 2 5/8 Forstner that I need to put down through some pretty hard wood and we'll see how that goes.
  13. Steven, you're not too far away from Springfield. I've got the drill press in the back of the truck and thinking I may go and start the assembly pretty soon. The box is about 240 pounds and the guy at Wood Werks told me the easy way was to open the box in the truck and carry the parts in individually. They said lifting the head onto the column was the tough part, at least a two man job, but they said it's easier to put it together laying down on the floor and tipping it up after assembly. The drill press is a 17" Steel City. I compared them and the 17" Jet. I picked the Steel City due to it having a 6 inch stroke compared to the Jet 5 inch, and the Steel City has a bigger motor. The work table on the Jet is bigger which would have been nice, but the main thing that swayed me over was the sale on Steel City for 25% off which made it better than $200 less than the Jet. It's replacing an old Craftsman that my dad bought back in the early 50's. It still works but it's tired, the quill slips in and out and it has a few other issues. It's going to come home with me to the basement and get used for the occasional needs around the house. The kids should appreciate the new one.
  14. I'm planning on going over to Columbus and picking up my new drill press. I stopped in to buy it last week during the sale but they were out of them. It's in now,so go pick it up and then figure out how to assemble it.

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