Seth Clayton

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  1. Ok fair enough! I'll buy the rails and have more time to ride! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Good question. I think you're absolutely right. I was planning on getting better wood if I figured out the turning. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. You're not far off here. The benefit to having the capability to make my own would be to sell more to other barns. There are very few sources for well made jumps, and there are almost a dozen trainers just in Indianapolis that need them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. They have to be wood. PVC does not react the same way if they hit the rails Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. This is exactly what I imagined, but have no clue if I'd be biting off more than I could chew. What sort of motor would I need, and where could I find the bearings? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Hi guys! Woodworking is my hobby, horse training is what my wife and I do to put food on the table. Good jumps are expensive, and the rails are the most expensive. Bought commercially they're around $30 for a 12' long, round sanded rail, about 3 1/2" in diameter. The standard budget method to create rails is to rip the corners off of a 4x4 to create a 12' long octagonal rail. These tend to warp badly over time, so I was hoping for some suggestions for doing the round ones myself. I don't currently own any turning equipment, and have not had any luck finding a lathe long enough to handle 12' stock at any of the shared shop space in Indianapolis. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Can you route the exhaust outside? If I understand correctly, that overcomes a least part of the limitations of the cheaper DC's. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I found this article to be helpful: http://www.woodmagazine.com/tool-reviews/dust-collection/dust-collection-that-evolves-with-your-shop Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. The problem is, as many as I own...none are where I need them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I have bought so many, and I assume have misplaced them in all manner of places. I'm sure some fell out in the yard. You'd think I'd have a tape measure "bush" growing by the vegetable garden by now. 🥒 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Hi all! I'm itching to do SOMETHING with wood while I'm away from the shop for the winter, so I decided to make some simple saddle racks. Where the leg braces overlap the legs, what do you call those joints? Lap joints? I'm limited in the tools that I travel with to make those. I picked up a few chisels at lowes ([emoji15]) and I was planning to do it by hand. The only other tools I have with me are a jig saw and my new track saw. Is there a better way than the chisels? I picked up a 2"-er and a couple small ones. The racks will be made out of 1"x3" everywhere. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Thanks guys! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. A random orbital sander has always seemed like a simple tool to me, so I've never done any research on its proper use. Specifically, how much pressure should one apply to the machine as it's buzzing and sanding away? No pressure, and it'll vibrate and the pad will spin slowly at the same time. A little more and the pad stops spinning. Is that when you know you're pressing too hard? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Sorry, but who's Steve? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. For what application? I understand the concept in theory, but I've never used something like this so I'm struggling to picture their use Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk