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  1. 1. Everything is OK until something happens to prove it actually wasn't. How true. Would really hate to have the conversation with my insurance agent, or even worse my wife, where I tell them "I did not think that could happen". That never makes for a good day.....
  2. Great comments. Think the moral of the story is to really think this through before putting this solution in place. You may not got the chance to reevaluate this.
  3. Yeah, hopefully the gas can is used for something other than gas if it's in the wood shop. I worked in a body shop in high school and the spray booth exhaust had to have the fan or blower removed from the duct. The fan itself could be in the duct but turned via a pulley setup so the motor was isolated. Maybe I'm wrong, but would highly encourage someone to do some homework before doing this.
  4. Not certain, but thought this was frowned upon due to the extremely flammable fumes passing thru an electric motor that could generate a spark to ignite the fumes.
  5. Wil


    Morning gents. Went to a home show here in KC last Friday. There was an Amish furniture booth there that had a dining table on display. The wood was amazing. Gorgeous color and grain pattern with wonderful contrast between the light and dark pattern in the wood. I had to ask what type of wood it was made of and was told elm. Anyone ever work with elm and if so what does it compare to re. workability? Thanks.
  6. Wil


    Good afternoon all. Went to another home show over the weekend and the vendor with the elm table I mentioned in this post was there. I took a picture this time to share. Never posted a photo here before so hope it works. Apologies for the glare from the overhead lights.
  7. Wil

    Saw Blade

    Thanks all. May pick one up at the show next weekend and give it a spin.
  8. Wil

    Saw Blade

    Anyone have experience with the Ridge Carbide blades mentioned above? They are selling the ts2000 10" for $89 as part of the woodworking rosd show specials. This is a full kerf blade. The thin kerf is $10 more. Looks like they have an ultra version thats a 48 tooth blade.
  9. Just got an email from Woodcraft pushing a "one time tool" that is now back by popular demand. The tool is a Woodpeckers square. Advertised cost of a 18" one is $160, $190 with case. My wife and family have deemed me as being cheap, but I prefer to say I'm financially responsible. I'm sure these are of great quality, but sure seems like a lot for a square. Is it just me? Signed, frugal in KC...
  10. Wil

    Dust Collection on RE Saw

    Herb, this is great. I have the same saw and use for crosscuts only as well. What did you do under the saw? Im assuming just enclosed the metal support frame?
  11. Wil

    Cost of a square....

    Yeah, just the square. And I can certainly agree with Keith in that it's sometimes worth the extra expense to get a quality tool one can depend on, but I'm sure I can find this quality for far less than $160.
  12. Wil

    sex screws

    Not sure about sex screws, but do know if you ever go to Dicks Sporting Goods website to shop online be sure to use the full name.....
  13. Have started swapping out all the door knobs and door hinges in our home. Seems the preference is now oil rubbed bronze in place of the shinny gold we have today. All in prep for putting the place up for sale in a year or so. Hope to get some shop time if it warms up enough. Oh yeah, hear there is a football game on Sunday as well.
  14. Wil


    Bill - Great thought. Based on the table I saw, am betting a large wooden bowl project would look great from elm. Wish I would have taken a photo of that table.
  15. Wil

    Wife Died

    So sorry to hear of your loss. -Wil
  16. Any thoughts on taking the "What's on your workbench" in the general woodworking space and starting a fresh version each month? The current installment is 16 months of info and 12 pages long. A bit knarly for those of us who use phones instead of computers to read. Thx.
  17. I'm hearing a loud grinding noise..... No worries John. Was just a thought that hit me while perusing the site over coffee this AM.
  18. Wil

    A wonderful WW experience

    Gene - agree with you on the school setting an entrance criteria. But how long do you think it would take for someone to challenge it due to their feeling that they were "wronged". Not sure what happened to best man (or woman) for the job.
  19. Wil

    A wonderful WW experience

    There is certainly a decline in the number of workers entering the trades. Read a magazine article several months back with contributions from Mike Rowe and Norm Abrahm about this very subject and the challenges of getting the next generation of skilled workers in place. They called out the looming shortage as the average age of trade workers nears retirement. Woodworking is only a hobby for me. I drive a desk each day and am years from retirement, but money was not the deciding factor in my career choice. I love what I do and would do the same if I had to do it over again. I do wonder if the technology classes no longer being in schools plays a part.
  20. Yeah, not sure what this is. But it does appear to be some form of tool to twist wire. The handles seem to be more for turning based on where the metal supports are located. Maybe to tighten and secure wire around hay way back when. Obviously, I'm only here for the drawing.
  21. I believe this was used to stretch animal hides. Still looking for an image of sorts, but if home made not sure I can get one.
  22. Wil

    Weekend with WOOD?

    Went in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Very enjoyable event and lots of great info shared. Wood Mag really does this up right. highly recommend.
  23. All - Good afternoon. I'm in the process of building a new shop. Floor is in, framing is done and roof is on. Before the floor was poured, we put 6" green plastic sewer type pipe under the slab and ran from where the collector will go to each wall of the shop and two drops in the middle of the shop. I went back and forth on whether to use plastic or metal, but ended up with plastic since it's buried and this pipe is designed to be placed below grade. Here is my question. It does not appear as though the metal 6" HVAC duct work will connect to this 6" plastic sewer pipe (may be able to force it, but not quite the right size). Besides just going with all PVC above the floor and to the machines, is there a better way? Some form of "conversion" pipe that can be used to convert from the plastic to metal? And yes, the plastic pipe will be grounded from the tools to the collector frame. I'm sure others have come across this issue and have figured it out, I'm just not finding an off the shelf solution. Any help or insight would be appreciated from those smarter than me. Signed, Stumped in MO.
  24. Chips - The pipe buried under the slab is an ASTM D3034 PVC Sewer pipe so it appears to be what you noted. Is the 2729 pipe the white 6 inch pipe at the big box stores? When you piped yours, was there a need to use metal pipe at all or did you just run plastic up to where a flex pipe could connect to a machine (if you could not use rigid plastic for the full run). Fred - If I opted to use 6" metal pipe, would I still need to crimp if it comes crimped already? Or would the additional crimping make the pipe a bit smaller? I have checked and a crimped section of 6 inch metal will ALMOST fit inside of the green plastic, but it's really tight and does not seat very well. I had thought of cutting a slot or two in the crimp area to see it that would narrow it down enough to improve the fit. I'm looking for more info on the rubber type adapters Lew mentioned, just not sure how that would work. I think the pipes would be joined, but wonder if the edges of the pipe being connected would snag chips headed for the collector (that green pipe is fairly thick walled). Great info. Thanks so much for all of your guidance. It's very much appreciated.
  25. Good morning all. Was working on some fluted columns for my daughters house yesterday with a Bosch 1617EVS router. I turned the router over (plate up) and swapped out the bit. Now when I plug in the router and go to switch it on, it does nothing. I know there is power getting to the tool and can state with 100% certainty there is no way this machine should be worn out. So two things; I'm now in the market for a new router so any thoughts on a good replacement? I've been happy with Bosch in the past, but based on this router not sure I would buy another one of their products. Second, anyone have experience sending in one of these to be fixed? Is it expensive? I really don't want to spend $100 plus to get this one fixed when a new tool can be purchased for a bit more. Thanks.

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