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schnewj last won the day on April 20 2018

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  1. "...a router"! Ah, grasshopper, have you never heard the saying "you can never have too many clamps"? Well, having "a router" is like owning only one clamp.
  2. That's an awful lot of pine...what's the planned use?
  3. I think that it is an individual choice. Like Gene I am a hybrid woodworker. However, I lean more towards the traditionalist side of the discussion. I can reach for a hand tool and do an operation and get an end result. Sometimes quicker than setting up a machine and performing the operation. I don't mind using hand planes or chisels. Others may not be physically able or mentally inclined to do so...but guess what? I own a thickness planer and a jointer, also. I even have a shaper tucked into the corner if needed. Try and steal my table saw and you might leave in a horizontal position. As for CNC's, well, I'm a little on the controversial side. I see some beautiful and talented, imaginative, results from some people, but I don't personally consider a CNC real woodworking. Again, the traditionalist side. To each his own, if you can't carve, then CNC is the way to go. On the other hand, there are some great uses for a CNC; creating complex components, cutting circles, etc. I see CNC as creating a computer program, not making something with your hands. Just because you own a self driving car, doesn't mean you are a competent driver/operator. With all of that said, CNC are here, do have their place, and can be useful. I just don't see one in my shop anytime soon.
  4. Thank you Herb for this post. Oh, the lessons that could be learned by 95% of today's youth, if they would only stop and listen!
  5. Good job! You might want to contact Curtis @Woodbutcherbynight. He has a teenager under his wing, who is really doing well, and might be able to offer some suggestions.
  6. Uh, huh! ...an excellent sander...well imagine that... Seriously, great job on a first attempt.
  7. Obviously, sarcasm! Based on the fact that, he's "I’m a bum on fort couch"
  8. I hope he's repainting it. That butt ugly green has got to go! Hurry back, Gramps.
  9. @MaDeuce Hats comment got me to thinking. Some of your inventory takes up a lot of acreage on a wall. You might want to consider making a few scaled down versions (for example the flags) to see how they are received. People may be more willing to purchase a smaller version and fitting it into the existing decor instead of trying to figure out where to hang a bigger version.
  10. Huh, what! Nobody, nobody, will EVER abscond with the pie or the ice cream. Is that clear? People have been known to draw back nubs for that infraction. Anyway, welcome to the fun fest, Matt. I see you brought your sense of humor, so you should fit right in. We have some really talented folks here, some even know their way around a wood lathe. I'm sure that if/when you need some help or advise, you will get some quality information. Just remember, the only bad question is the one not asked, so don't be shy. Oh, by the way...the story is no good without pictures. Again, welcome, Matt Bill a.k.a Schnooge
  11. Hey, don't malign the humble chamber pot...that's what my mother used as a cookie jar...and I still have it.
  12. Most of the manufacturers, unfortunately, have eliminated the MC from their formulas. The Formby's used to be a really good system. Now the reviews are not so great because of the formula changes. MC is one of my favorites to use, it is just so hard to get your hands on it in today's world for the non-professional that doesn't have a reliable source.
  13. Unfortunately, the Methylene Chloride is almost impossible to buy over the counter anymore. If you were to use this you will have to find a source or a chemical supplier that would be willing to sell it to you. Stripeze used to contain it, but IIRC it has been eliminated from the current formula(s). If you do use Sticks formula, just ensure you use the correct PPE (respiratory, eye, and hand/splash protection), that is a pretty nasty concoction! Effective but nasty.
  14. @MaDeuce Well????!!!! Weekend update! Did you remember your pants?
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