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Al B

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  1. I have an old Craftsman 12" disc sander that my son gave me several years ago. It was left in the basement of the older home he bought. The cord appears to be in good condition but there is no shut off switch.You plug it in and it is running. I have used it a couple of times and it runs well but the idea of no shut off switch was very nerve racking.
  2. The trees are there John, you just haven't traveled far enough to see them. A few more trips around the sun to get there.
  3. Praying for vaccine sooner than later !
  4. Ron, congrats to you and your wife on your 50th anniversary. May you have many more! Hawaii won't go anywhere.
  5. Nothing in my life has ever been black and white. Always shades of grey, going from dark to light, depending on the times. As you get older there are times you just want to tune out to what's happening around you,but because of your sense of responsibility in life you find you can't. So, I think frustration is the result. My personal life began very dark and it was one decision after another, what to do next. When the Korean (Conflict) was going on I decided to join the Air Force. I was assigned to the training command as a hydraulics mechanic on the B 47 bombers. After four years, several attempts to get transferred to SAC and the end of the Korean war, never leaving the USA, I took my discharge. To this day I have never been proud of my time spent in the Air force, knowing many of my personal friends from home, one who enlisted with me, died while serving in Korea, while I sat mostly in Wichita, Kansas. I've watched our country go from a united people to a deeply divided people. A country that had never declared war on any nation till WW11 to a nation almost constantly at war since WW11. Today I worry for the future of my grandchildren and great grandchildren. I'm not getting old. At 88 I am old, Each day presents its challenges but I've learned to accept them, looking forward to a better day tomorrow. If you don't hold on to hope, there is nothing.
  6. That is one beautiful table John. Love the design and the cedar. The large casters make it very portable. You can be proud.
  7. My daughter asked if I could build her a planter box that was bigger than those she found in the stores. On Monday We went to Lowes and picked up a couple of PT 4X4's and some 5/4 red cedar boards and a bit of ground cover fabric. I thought a box with 30" X 60" inside dimensions should work for what she wants. Took this old pfart 2 days to build it, but here is what I ended up with. Daughter is happy and I survived a minor cut on my thumb while notching the 4 X4's.. Nothing like what John experienced but enough to remind me stay awake when using power tools. After all was said and done, this is what we ended up with. Assembly was done using screws and glue. The bottom boards were spaced 1/2" apart and 3/4" holes were drilled to provide for drainage. The planter is 30" high.
  8. Just had a minor accident using my TS this week. Removed a little skin from my thumb, a bit of bleeding but nothing serious, but a reminder for me to pay attention. Sorry to see what happened to you. I've always thought of the joiner as a safe tool, but your experience proves that power tools are dangerous, even for the most experienced woodworkers. Hope you heal soon with no issues.
  9. I'm a day late, but Hope you had a great birthday Irish.
  10. undercounting covid deaths significantly!
  11. Works great Gene, and a can lasts and lasts.
  12. Really gotta give you credit Steve, working with the reciprocating saw to cut the log has really got to be a challenge. My 14" bandsaw really makes things a lot easier all around. I found that using a spray glue to attach the paper pattern works for me as long as I'm working with a flat surface If it doesn't want to pull off later I sand it off with a ROS. When I print the patterns I normally print 3 copies, just for insurance. Looks like you salvaged a nice piece of the dogwood.
  13. Really gotta give you credit Steve, working with the reciprocating saw to cut the log has really got to be a challenge. My 14" bandsaw really makes things a lot easier all around. I found that using a spray glue to attach the paper pattern works for me as long as I'm working with a flat surface If it doesn't want to pull off later I sand it off with a ROS. When I print the patterns I normally print 3 copies, just for insurance. Looks like you salvaged a nice piece of the dogwood.
  14. I believe the taper looks best where you have it marked.
  15. Guess I got lucky. My son has passed on, but my oldest daughter is married and happy, living in Michigan. My youngest daughter worked her way thru college, stayed single, got her master degree at University of Texas. Graduated with honors. Paid off all her college loans and now basically supports me and my wife. She loves to travel the world, mainly South Africa for the safari's there, but she has been to Egypt, India, Scotland, England, France, Spain, Russia, Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Hawaii , Alaska, and many of the 48 lower states. I'm sure I've forgotten some. She paid off our home mortgage. Now, my grandson, that's another story.
  16. What you call cheating definitely has it's benefits when you use a different wood to replace the fronts. I should give it a try.
  17. Hope that works out for you Artie. I'm sure you noticed the void in my teeth. Had a root canal with a cap. First cap came off and a new cap replaced it. Second cap came off and was replaced. Third cap came off and an infection set in. Tooth was removed after thousands of $$$$$$$ spent. I hate dentists !
  18. Never allowed my kids to drive my car.It was my means of transportation for their livelyhood.
  19. Really glad to hear that Phyl is feeling better Herb.
  20. Happy birthday Herb. Bet you've never hibernated on your birthday before.
  21. I hand sand and file inside the drawers. I cut strips of wood from paint sticks and glue sandpaper to sand flat surfaces, and wrap sandpaper around dowels for the curved corners in the drawers. This was the method I had used in model building. Flocking is my preferred draw finishing method because of the ease of using it, but felt probably does provide a more classic look. The spindle sander works well for the curved surfaces around and in the box body. Obviously, you want minimal sanding on the drawer openings and exterior of the drawers to prevent large gaps around the drawers.
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