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Wichman3

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  1. Wichman3

    Updating a Pricing List

    Must be nice to live in a area where you can do that. I have to work with what I've got, not much for new venues (or customers for that matter) and the customer base has been trained (by others) that they can get good work for cheap. Thanks for the advice, I know you mean well. See ya'll around sometime, I'll just let the board die now.
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    Updating a Pricing List

    John, I edited the original post for clarity. The pricing list is for finished projects, not patterns (that would be copyright infringement and... nope).
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    Updating a Pricing List

    So, back in the day I bough a pricing list from Wildwood Designs. This was a guide to pricing the finished project from various scrollsaw patterns they offered for sale. The date on this list is 1999. So, how would YOU go about updating the pricing for your own use? Just use the inflation rate or ??
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    Hole Saws

    1/4 and 5/16 hardwoods. I am trying to get to a zero scrap state by using all the scrap as I create it. I wanted to use the hole saw because of the stability, while the piece still needs to be held down, it's not a major issue. With a fly cutter (I have two) being able to stabilize the piece would be problematic. I have tried to cut these using my scrollsaw, this must be my Achilles heel cause it just aint happening. I don't have a bandsaw or an oscillating spindle sander. I do have disk sanders one small the other is my tablesaw. I wanted to make this fairly simple - time is money-. I've seen some circle cutting jigs for the scrollsaw as well, just seems like a lot of setup for a few minutes work. A sanding jig for the disk sanders may be the way to go. I'm recovering from hydrocell surgery, so I can't lift more than 10 lbs for the next month. Little by little, baby steps and all that.
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    Hole Saws

    I have a few questions about hole saws. I'm trying to find a faster way to cut round blank for coasters. The coasters will have fretwork designs cut into them, then glued to a cork coaster. My current preferred size is 3 1/2" diameter. 1. smoother cut, Is there any brand that YOU have used that has a smooth finish? Yes, I understand that most of these are for rough carpentery, still. 2. I am using a DP to cut the blanks, so speed adjustment can be fairly precise. Do I need to go faster (within the limits for the size) or slower? 3. Have any of you modified the teeth on a hole saw? results? resharpened? (I am considering using a pair of vise grips to reduce the set of the teeth. 4. The hole saw I am currently using is listed as a 3 5/8 OD and was said to have an inside diameter of 3 1/2, but it's more like 3 7/16, other than changing the set of the teeth could I file a small amount form the inside of the teeth to make a precise size? Thanks in Advance
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    Spammers

    Looks like a new "default" settings. At the bottom of the e-mail is a hyperlink to the settings "Adjust your notification preferences." . Click on that and adjust.
  7. Wichman3

    spraying with roundup, 2-4-D

    I just used this technique again, successfully. (Siberian elms along the alley side of my house) Wait to spray the perennial, tough weed, brush and trees until fall, if you must, you can cut the plant back during the year, but al;low time to let some grow back during the summer. When the climate changes to cold nights, but before hard frosts, spray (or if it's in the middle of something, use a foam brush, late in the day and paint the leaves) the plants with a weak (2%) solution of roundup. The plants will be sending sugars and nutrients to the roots so they can survive the winter, they will send the roundup as well and during the winter it will kill the plants. Couple of points, roundup only works if the plant is actively growing; so water the plants for a day or so before spraying and then 2 days after spraying. If the plants stop growing and then you apply roundup, it just doesn't do anything. If you apply too strong a solution it will kill the leaves but not the roots.
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    Window Mounted Fan For Spraying Lacquer

    Why not turn the fan around so that it is blowing into the shop? That way only fresh outside air goes through the motor.
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    Hail Mary

    Very, very nice, my hats' off to you sir.
  10. Wichman3

    Hands Free Lighted Magnifying Glass

    At 16.5 x I can not only see the splinter, I can tell the species.
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    Hands Free Lighted Magnifying Glass

    These are not lighted, but they're my go to magnifiers, I've got two sets one for home and one for work: loupe
  12. People are always asking for free EVERYTHING, from anyone they think they can get it from. While: In the military "can you come show our militia group how to rig radios" "it's your duty; after all WE paid for your training" While installing siding "as long as you're here can you fix XXX?" In the art business "can you frame a picture for me?" As soon as they know I can do scroll work: "If I wiggle my butt, you know, cute like, can you make me a custom piece for production prices?" Every single job I've had, there have been those who seek to get a "special", nope to all of them.
  13. Wichman3

    Woodworker Journal Weekly Update Tip

    Dedicate a printer for this: refill the black ink with red (or have it done).
  14. Wichman3

    New Modern Turning Apron

    And yes; that is me in my avatar picture.
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    New Modern Turning Apron

    They told me "we don't take hopeless cases".

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