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  2. pkinneb

    Woodshop footwear

    I wear Asics tennis shoes...and hope I never drop anything on my toes
  3. Jfitz

    Woodshop footwear

    Well done Amazon....well done....
  4. pkinneb

    EEStudent Shop Build

    Shop looks great!! I had ceiling drops in my old shop and they worked well, make sure you use strain reliefs. The layout in my current shop didn't require that as all my tools are against a wall or within the center pod where I have a small metal post with multiple outlets both 220 and 110.
  5. ..Kev

    EEStudent Shop Build

    Not to argue or hijack the thread but, the old shop in Washington Got it's fair share of rain for sure! We only had 2 seasons, rain and the 4th of July Will be different for everyone for sure.
  6. Hey folks I decided to try a reconditioned Festool vac and have a question on shipping timelines. I completed my order on 6/15 and its still pending shipping what has been the experience regarding how long I should expect to wait to receive my vac? Not urgent but would like to have a feel for what I should be expecting. Thanks
  7. Chestnut

    EEStudent Shop Build

    Yeah you don't get rain nearly what we do out here. A 100 year rain fall there is a 2 year rainfall here .... LOL That and all your soil is hydrologic group A or B means flooding just doesn't happen.
  8. Chestnut

    Sanding Procedures

    I did this for family, and think it's worth noting. I did 5 coats of poly on a rough sawn board and sanded between each coat. The finish felt smooth after i was done but still looked rough. Some days i feel like 180 is too fine and 150 or even 120 could be a stopping point. I know when i used to stain oak I'd stop at 120 so the wood would absorb more stain. Part of me is so disappointed because i actually like how this looks.
  9. ..Kev

    EEStudent Shop Build

    Yea, not an issue where I live but, your reasoning makes sense and should be considered.
  10. Chestnut

    EEStudent Shop Build

    I don't know that i ever would do outlets in the floor. I come from too many flood prone areas that having electrical in the floor just screams DANGER! My other thought @EEstudent was holy #)$#@ that aggregate must have cost a fortune. Where i lived and worked up until a year ago all aggregate had to be hauled in on rail cars causing it to be expensive. Also are you putting grass back around the building or leaving it gravel? If your going back to grass you might want to provide some topsoil grass really should have more than the 1" root zone that gets peeled up with the sod.
  11. CharleyL

    Which Clamp to use?

    In addition to this general rule of clamp spacing, for panel glue-up, you should be alternating the clamps so that every other clamp is on the opposite side of the panel. Get them all in place and snugged up so they don't fall off while additional clamps are being added on both sides of the panel, and when all are in place then apply the significant clamping pressure by tightening them up, I like to alternate this final tightening sequence to keep the pressure on the panel as even as possible, so I first do the clamps on each end, followed by the middle, then the in between clamps, etc.. With pipe clamps especially, putting all of the clamps on one side of the panel can cause the panel to bow as you increase the clamping pressure. If you alternate the clamps, the pipe portion of the clamps will help prevent this bowing problem. I use paste wax on my pipe and bar clamps to prevent the glue from sticking to them, making the clamps easy to clean up after their use. Charley
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  13. Llama

    Loving having a big jointer!

    That wood is Sid-Uctive
  14. wdwerker

    Loving having a big jointer!

    Can't even find a reference for " Slothwood " ! Please tell us more !
  15. Denette

    Loving having a big jointer!

    It’s rarity is due to how slowly it grows.
  16. danbell78

    Woodshop footwear

    I found these to work pretty good. They are slip on's which works great for my short ventures into the basement shop. Good support, covered toe and less swamp foot then the Crocs they replaced (Crocs had closed toes to keep the shavings out) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0092UAOH8/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  17. Mick S

    Loving having a big jointer!

    After much research, I've determined that this slab is Slothwood. Very rare!
  18. Llama

    Loving having a big jointer!

    I was going to say they have big wood
  19. Chet

    Arts and Craft Sideboard

    Already planned it that way.
  20. Chet

    Thanks for having me!

    Welcome to the forums Julie. I think you will enjoy the group.
  21. Pwk5017

    Sanding Procedures

    I will also note there is a difference in grit between the european system and NA system. The difference is amplified as you get over 500-800 grit, but i think Festool's 220 grit is just a bit above what NA 180 would be. Its probably between NA 180 and 220.
  22. Stephen Prunier

    Woodshop footwear

    I've been using a couple pairs from Keen. Most of the time I wear the low cut, but in bad weather I'll use the other pair. I find them very comfortable and were well. Like a lot of others, I suffer from lower back pain. So I added a pair of Dr Scholl's inserts for my weight I also have concrete flooring that I have 3' x 5' anti fatigue mats down were I stand the most. I also find going for walks helps a lot with the back pain. It tightens up the abs. Here's the low cut https://www.keenfootwear.com/p/M-TARGHEE-II-WP.html?dwvar_M-TARGHEE-II-WP_color=1008417&cgid=mens_footwear_shoes These are the mid-cut https://www.keenfootwear.com/p/M-DURAND-MID-WP.html?dwvar_M-DURAND-MID-WP_color=1011550&cgid=mens_footwear_boots There not cheap, but I find them worth the money. Nothing is worse than having the lower back spasms
  23. drzaius

    Sanding Procedures

    I think where higher than 220 makes a difference is with very hard wood and an oil finish. Otherwise it seems like a waste of time & paper.
  24. drzaius

    Woodshop footwear

    I tried the Jungle Mocs, but they just didn't work with my feet. But the store I went to had a 30% + 20% special event sale, so I walked out of there with 2 pairs of slip on safety shoes & a pair of casual shoes. So thanks @davesatosky for getting me to the shoe store.
  25. drzaius

    EEStudent Shop Build

    Great looking shop. The only time I'd put power in the floor is if it was for something that would be bolted down & never moved. Drop if from the ceiling with the dust collection.
  26. K Cooper

    Thanks for having me!

    Welcome to the forum Julie. Where do you call home?
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