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  2. pkinneb

    Panel Saw vs. Track Saw

    This pretty much sums it up
  3. Mark J

    A Different Angle

    I have to look at it some more, but one of the pieces might make a little hollow form. What's wrong with a box elder tree? I don't think I've ever seen one standing. And fortunately I got it turned before all the red fades .
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  5. Byrdie

    Panel Saw vs. Track Saw

    While I don't have a track saw (I'm comfortable with other alternatives), the comment I would make echos Nut - a panel saw is for panels - sheet goods. A track saw is more versatile in its compatibility with other thicknesses of wood. One of my company's plants has a panel saw that they use for making pallet decks and tops for custom items. Great at making horizontal or vertical cuts but not able to cut diagonals or any thing thicker than maybe .75". You could remove the circular saw from the panel rig to make other cuts but then you risk misaligning it when you replace it.
  6. Spanky

    A Different Angle

    You should have seen the lumber that came out of that log. All but a few boards, went to the Woodcraft store’s in Tn and Ga. The big dummy that cut that log didn’t keep one board. I promise he want make a mistake like that again.
  7. Chestnut

    Staircase Railing

    Post is to my knowledge attached with a metal plate or angle brackets to the sub floor. This is my guess from feeling through the carpet. Tried it 5 different ways.... doesn't fit. Tried it with all parts that can be removed removed and the above. No go. Yep looked at this too. All casement windows with the largest opening being 18-20". I figured it'd be more work to remove and rehang a casement window than removing the railing. Not to mention I don't have any exterior paint the color of the house and There is maybe a 1/4" wiggle in the end post and that's with a lot of force. I can and have walked on the top of the railing for ... well stupid reasons. I can see filled finish nail holes in the spacer pieces under the top rail and as well in the bottom spacer pieces. This is just making me want to tear the thing out and reinstall it in a proper way that can be disassembled and reassembled if needed.... I'm thinking cherry handrail newels and balusters would look nicer anyway. I'll never be able to match the trim in this house anyway it's all of 30 years old and who knows what was applied to the oak back then to get the color.
  8. Byrdie

    A Different Angle

    Wow! Just ... wow!
  9. Spanky

    A Different Angle

    Well, it did have a little red in it. I have a bigger piece going to the Ga bowl turner soon.
  10. Ronn W

    A Different Angle

    Very interesting piece. I like it.
  11. Chestnut

    Panel Saw vs. Track Saw

    I also don't know how thick of lumber you can cut with a panel saw. There are also some benefits to a track saw I don't know if panel saws are capable of bevel cuts for example, or plunge cuts?
  12. Ronn W

    Staircase Railing

    I once saw 2 guys move an upright grand piano out of a basement with this arrangement. Up and over. There is not enough beer and pizza for me to try that.
  13. Chestnut

    A Different Angle

    Those off cuts could make some interesting handles or other turned objects. I enjoy showing Box elder pieces to people shortly after the express strong dislike for the trees. They usually eat their hat as well.
  14. pkinneb

    Staircase Railing

    You don't by chance have a window in the basement you could remove might be easier than the railing. Just a thought
  15. drzaius

    Staircase Railing

    That newel post at the top of the stairs will extend down through the floor where it is secured to the framing. That's the only way to keep it from flopping back & forth with use. Major project to take out that guy. the spindles sit in a groove, top & bottom, with short filler pieces nailed and/or glued in between to keep them in place. The top rail could be fastened a number of ways, but all of them will probably involve glue. So no, I can't see it being an easy job to remove it. If you had enough help you could lift it over the railing & lower it down to someone on the stairs below. You'd need ropes, moving blankets, and lots of beer & pizza after.
  16. Minnesota Steve

    Staircase Railing

    There usually attached using a hanger bolt... and a nut you tighten down. And then you glue in a plug. It's either in the newel post, or from the underside of the rail. Now I need a picture of the couch. I'm having a hard time picturing why it's such a problem. Maybe you can take pieces off it? I have one couch where the feet on the bottom unscrew, makes it easier to move.
  17. Tom King

    Staircase Railing

    Too hard to say just by looking at the picture. There are about as many way to install such a railing as there are finish carpenters. Does the newel post at the head of the steps move, or is it pretty stiff in place? Can you see how the handrail is fastened at each end? Is the handrail one piece, or two piece ( with a separate part that fastens to the top of the balusters, and then fits in a groove under the handrail)?
  18. Chet

    Panel Saw vs. Track Saw

    My initial thought would be the portability. If you are a cabinet shop or some other business that works at a single location then the panel saw might be the way to go. But if you go to the job site to do your work the track saw has more portability to it. The one other advantage that I can think of that the track saw has is that you can cut angles with it such as making a 45 degree cut or any other degree across a sheet of ply. I am not sure this can be done on a panel saw.
  19. Chestnut

    Staircase Railing

    I know there are some carpentry types on the forum. I have a railing that goes around our staircase and it's causing a major hang up in my plans. Megan and I have couch that we'd both like moved into our basement. Despite much cursing, damage to popcorn ceiling, and sore muscles, we have not been able to get it in the basement. If the railing was removed it'd fit strait down. This is the biggest hurdle that has prevented me from starting my Morris Couch build that is going to match the Morris chairs i finished a year ago. Is there an easy way to remove and reinstall the railing? In the distant future I'd like to go to hardwood floors as well which will require me to remove the railing again. I'd like to learn how these work. Does any one have a good resource that will illustrate how to accomplish this or that can explain it to me? I've searched and despite usually being able to find what i need on the internet this time I've been stumped and I've been searching off and on for the last 9 months. Picture for clarity. Also to note the individual spindles are loose in some places my hope is that this can easily come out and go back in.
  20. Well @Spanky here it is at long last, something from that piece of box elder you gave me. When I got the protective paint off the original piece of wood there were some natural cracks and bark inclusions that dictated cutting out a smaller piece of wood to turn. Ultimately "A Different Angle" was made from the "filet" of the board, but as I was trying out ideas and cutting the board down I decided that I really liked the wedge shape of the blank and would try to incorporate that. There are a couple of small irregularly shaped fragments left over that might still become something in my shop or I may give some to a member of my club who puts together fragments of wood for his blanks. Once I had the fillet, I turned it round and then knowing what I would be working with I did some sketches. These were mostly Ogee forms. I showed these to Marcia who looked at them for a moment and then said "Why don't you do a diamond". To which I spluttered " That's a terrible idea" and, after blathering a bit more, "I'll sketch it and show you". Then after eating my hat, I went to the workshop and turned it. Here's some other views: It's definitely a different shape, but I like it.
  21. Tobykanobe

    Panel Saw vs. Track Saw

    My supervisor at work has just ordered a portable panel saw which spurred the conversation of the pros and cons of a panel saw vs. a track saw. Being a novice, I'm pretty ignorant. I have the Kreg track and universal sled for my existing circular saw. But I'm curious for those that have both, and setting cost aside, if you have a panel saw, is there any reason to have a track saw? As always, thanks for the input.
  22. Chet

    Quilting Desk

    Question, but not about the project. I notice that you are venting your DC outside using a flex hose. Wouldn't be better/more efficient having it hard piped instead of the flex with the "U" shaped drop to it?
  23. ADAM LAW

    Linseed oil use

    More than likely you would have to just use a toner to darken it up ever so slightly. If it were me, I would honestly just strip everything town completely and start from scratch. trying to match that color would be entirely too hard considering the color of the wood will change when linseed oil is added over the stain.
  24. Mark J

    Help with closing a small gap.

    Yeah, I meant to say ratio of four to glue.
  25. drzaius

    Help with closing a small gap.

    No sawdust at all. Just wood flour. I thin out the glue just a bit & then stir in the flour. I should be quite thick & almost dry to the point of being a bit crumbly. Once cured it will be very solid & secure. Too much glue & it starts to look like... glue.
  26. SawDustB

    Hand tool cabinet in maple

    I appreciate the feedback. I did try out my cardboard version several times before I cut all of them to the same profile, and they seemed to work well. I definitely couldn't have left them vertical. I tried a semi circle version as well, and didn't find it helped a lot for clearance, and I just didn't like the look as much. I've already cut the slots in the top and bottom divider pieces, so I couldn't step them back any further. The one downside to the profile is that I probably couldn't stack two planes as in your picture, but I don't have enough that I need to.
  27. gee-dub

    Drum sander snipe solution

    Interestingly, I have my feed roller pressure on my planer backed off drastically from the factory standard. This is part of how I live snipe-free. Despite being set an order of magnitude less than the factory settings the machine still has a grip like an alligator . I have experience a kick back from a lunchbox planer while trying to take very light passes. Like any unexpected behavior out of our machines it was surprising and faster than a speeding bullet . I guess you could call that a reminder to keep those rubber rollers clean and grippy.
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