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Dadio last won the day on June 3 2018

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  1. I don't like the picture on it. Herb
  2. Got the first coat of finish on 8 new block planes, They will get their wedges,pins and blades next. Herb
  3. Very nice, Quite unique. Do you form the pattern or is this the random way the different colors react? They seen too uniform to be random is why I ask. Herb
  4. When I want to conserve on materials I use the band saw. What is the size if the blank,and which way do you want to re saw? I have a drum sander so I run the thin piece thru to sand the bandsaw marks off. If I set the fence for 1/32 thicker than the thin piece, I can sand off 1/32 to clean up the kerf marks. Then I flip the board over sanded side against the fence and make another cut. Then run one or both sides of what is left through the drum sander and then back to the band saw to make another cut. Holly is nice cutting material. It has very little grain and planes/sands very smooth Herb
  5. At first glance I thought that was the spare tire for the wheel barrow.LOL Wow that is quite the finish you are putting on that plate. Can't wait to see the final picture. Herb
  6. Get a good ROS sander,Bosch,miwaukee, makita etc.and a bunch of different grit ,100g.120g,150g,220gg,320g,400g, all HOOK & LOOP backing, and once you get to doing sanding it will not become so tedious. You will be looking for flaws and imperfections that will stand out after the finish goes on and need attention before it goes to the finish stage. Also use some shellac and sawdust to fill in voids and cracks, and your projects will go up a few notches in perfection. you will be surprised at first at the things you find to fix while sanding that make the project better, and you a better craftsman. As far as sanding plywood, a good going over with150-220g. will make plywood look 100% better. And like Bill says, get rid of those pesky splinters. If you notice plywood will hold a lot of fine sawdust on the surface before it is sanded, this causes a rough finish when the finish goies on. sanded plywood it nice and smooth, but will still raise a few nubs when sealed, once these are removed plywood will finish nicely. Remember that the plys are very thin, so easy does it. Herb
  7. @DuckSoup and @Artie This is all good information makes some sense out of electrical wiring. Herb
  8. Well took today off from the shop, tomorrow will work on another batch of 8 block planes I am working on. Herb
  9. @John Moody That is one nice set of logs, will get some nice boards out of them. and the spindle looks good too. @Gene Howe they'll take longer than my usual snail's pace. I guess we will get a comfortable chair and a cup of coffee and wait. maybe even a nap. Herb
  10. That is a very fine grained Maple. Nice job. Herb
  11. @Woodbutcherbynight Good points and another to add. You know those half can of paint,stain etc. that you eventually have to dispose of, or don't because it is too much trouble with the enviromental rules? well just use them up on the shop projects ,if nothing else to get rid of them and solve a headache at the same time. That half can of pink paint ,or avacago green that you despise makes a good undercaot to paint over with the favorite color sitting on the shelf. Just saying, herb
  12. It only takes a minute to go over it with a (I use a cloth-backed sanding disc) ,or a folded up piece of sand paper, or a block with some foam padding and paper wrapped around it. The second time it is faster and the 3rd time is really fast,but gives the finish some thing to grip. Try it you will see. HErb
  13. Eventually you will have to finish a project, like it or not, so it is good to get the most practice as you can on not so critical projects to feel more comfortable for when you have to. Eventually it will become 2nd nature. I spraycan shellac on all my projects that I don,t stain to raise the grain . then hand sand w/220g. and give another coat, then hand sand w/350-400g. and put on a finish coat. HErb
  14. I talked to an electrician today and his opinion was that when you bog down a motor on 110v and it reaches a certain point depending on the efficiency of the motor,i.e. the size, type and amount of field windings in the motor, the current draw will kick the breaker. If the same motor is hooked to 220v. it won't bog down and cause enough increase in current to cause the breakers to kick. Herb
  15. I worked on the farm until I graduated HS , then went to work for Boeing and was making 2X minimum wage,and couldn't believe how easy life was. Was told to "slow down" "don't go so fast you are making us all look bad". "Go for a walk around the plant" I would grab a blueprint and go for a walk around the plant and return an hour later and go back to work. My Lead Man would be taking a nap at his work bench, I would go back to work ,he would yell at me to not make so much noise, it was keeping him awake.................. I did this for 3 summers, I always felt guilty when I picked up my check. Herb

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