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Ron Altier

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About Ron Altier

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  • Birthday 02/12/1943

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    Ron
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    Colorado
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    You got me, you figure it out!
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    I feel more like I do now, than I ever have.

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  1. Ron Altier

    Lighted tree display

    Several years ago, I got an idea. I saw sales people with tiny battery powered lights on their shirts. I made a Christmas tree that used those lights , put the batteries below and added some colorful straight pins with a train and cars. It came out really cute
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    Rigid Drum/belt sander

    The dust intake openings are on the rear of the belt and are NOT enclosed. They pull in more clean air than dust. I intend to enclose them to max out the dust collection. I'm sure there is suction on the inside too. The problem I have the dust getting away before it gets to the suction slots. I'll send pictures when I have it built.
  3. Ron Altier

    Rigid Drum/belt sander

    I have my shop vac hooked up to it too. The intakes are 5 slots in the bed behind the sanding belt. It sucks more air around it in the back, not dust. I'm building an enclosure that will keep the suction where the dust is, limiting the amount of free dustless air.
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    Rigid Drum/belt sander

    He did in a round about way. The dust intake is on the bed behind and his structure would channel the dust toward it. I intend to use something like that and include another place to attach my vac. and rechannel the suction.
  5. Ron Altier

    Rigid Drum/belt sander

    I should have looked in Youtube, someone has solved much of the dust problem
  6. Ron Altier

    Rigid Drum/belt sander

    I've had a Rigid drum/belt sander for a year now and it does a really good job sanding. However, even with a high volume vacuum, it still does a poor job collecting dust. I tried building a cardboard enclosure and I'd cut and reshape as I went. I have had limited success. Without enclosing the whole thing, have you or anyone you know came up with a better way of dust suppression on this tool?
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    Ornament supply goes down

    That's for sure, I don't like to bleed. I HAD about 100 ornaments. I don't like to duplicate. I did make 3 bird cages because I had too. I have to be fair when they all want one just like that one.
  8. Ron Altier

    Ornament supply goes down

    I had one heck of a time with the red bleeding over as I sanded. I think the light colored wood was much too poreus. It was a scrap and didn't think to check it out first.
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    Ornament supply goes down

    Each year, just before Christmas, my daughter and my grandkids come over and raid my tree ornament supply. That's my Christmas gift to them. They got 20/30 and I have another daughter that will also get about the same amount. Of course my wife gets first choice. Anyway, I just finished this one and since my wife get first choice, it is already hers
  10. Ron Altier

    Turners shirt

    I got this gift from a special wife
  11. Ron Altier

    Fire truck

    I made this firetruck for my grandson 12 years ago. I went to the internet to get ideas. I used exotic woods where I could. The ladder (curly maple) extends and swivels. The hose comes off the reel and cranks back up. I painted in all the gauges. I didn't have a lathe at that time and made the wheels and rims with the drill press. The lug bolts are tacks I found. He still loves it and is displayed in his room
  12. Ron Altier

    where you live, can you carry a pocket knife legally

    I have one also, as a matter of fact, I have about 10 pocket knives and I lose them so many times that I keep spares. I got 6 at a sale for $6 and there was 4 old timers in a small box. My favorite Case knife is now lost again. They always seem to come back, in a chair, the wash, car seat, etc
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    where you live, can you carry a pocket knife legally

    In Ohio a concealed pocket knife could not be longer than 4". Switch blades illegal. Any type of hunting knife was ok on your belt. Conclusion on Colorado Knife Law. In Colorado, you can own almost any knife as long as it is not a ballistic knife. All legal knives can be carried in the open. It is illegal to carry concealed a knife that is larger than 3.5 inches unless it is a fishing or hunting knife.May 8, 2018 A ballistic knife is a knife with a detachable blade that can be ejected to a distance of several yards by pressing a trigger or operating a lever or switch on the ...
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    Electric lines and cars

    I worked in a power plant most of my life and DID NOT know this. What to do with downed lines and your car https://www.youtube.com/embed/fLVzvMTgGDY

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