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  2. krtwood

    Shop-made tools in Gary Weeks' shop

    Their edge sander and chair back sander are interesting. I made my edge sander with a 12" drive pulley and 6" idler to get different radii. The large radius is a real game changer for working curves and something you just can't get without building your own.
  3. K Cooper

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    When I was younger, I delivered 5 gallon water bottles for Ozarka. I would carry a bottle under each arm and one in each hand!
  4. Mark J

    A Twisted Form

    A lot of distractions these last few days, but I'm up to
  5. JohnG

    Just bought a little lathe...

    Fixed that for you.
  6. Mark J

    Just bought a little lathe...

    Actually I was thinking a wind tunnel.
  7. Mark J

    Used SawStop

    Thanks for that thought. Don't give up on the stair climber entirely. It did move the drill press and the cast iron top after all. But it turns out that besides weight, the center of gravity of the load and slope of the stairs are factors.
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  9. ..Kev

    More Table Lazy Susans

    Thanks David!
  10. difalkner

    More Table Lazy Susans

    Those look really nice, Kev! The Curly Maple is perfect against the Bubinga. Good job. I just finished a large Walnut end grain Lazy Susan and they're cool to do. David
  11. ..Kev

    More Table Lazy Susans

    Had another request for these so, decided to do something a little different with them!
  12. JohnG

    Cherry Wall Cabinet

    I have the parts milled to rough size and thickness. I’m going with 5/8” thickness for the case. Dovetail practice really hasn’t happened yet, unfortunately. I started one last night but was too tired so it got scrapped.
  13. wtnhighlander

    Just bought a little lathe...

    I believe the only effective way to control the lathe mess in your shop is to mount the machine on a mobile base, and do all your turning out in the driveway!
  14. Chestnut

    Used SawStop

    Wish i was closer i'd come and help. I hate hearing that the stair climber thing didn't work. I was hoping it'd be better because some day in the future i plan to but a new planer and would love to get it in my shop easily with out hurting any one. That device seemed like the ticket. I think @jfitz has an excellent idea with runners and a come along. Just don't overbuild what ever you are going to build around it. 2z4s are a lot stronger than people give them credit for. Any extra weight you build around the saw is more weight that you have to move.
  15. Chip Sawdust

    Stringing, Fluting, Beading and such

    An elephant emitting hearts from its trunk! Who’d have thought it?
  16. Chip Sawdust

    Just bought a little lathe...

    Right now I can’t swing $90 for a project like that. I’m still buying lathe stuff It IS a dark hole! Which is why I avoided getting a lathe for so long.
  17. Chip Sawdust

    Just bought a little lathe...

    Dust collection is the next thing after I get the turning bench set up. I’m thinking a sliding hood that has a handle sticking out underneath the lathe so I can move it along, keeping it opposite of my tool rest and behind. Also maybe a barrier to keep chips from flying even beyond that, so I may make a small “wall” behind the lathe. The turning bench will be against a shop wall, no doubt. If anyone has ideas on any of that, I’m wide open to suggestions
  18. Chip Sawdust

    Just bought a little lathe...

    So it’s not as small a lathe as it was, the 24” extension came in, now I have to reorganize the shop! But i can finally do something with these branch cutoffs....
  19. Tom King

    Style References

    I prefer ebay. I've tried Amazon before, but decided to do a test. I just did a search for "omohundro institute" on Amazon, and picked a book randomly to use for a search on both places- "The Economy of British America, 1607-1789 (Published by the Omohundro Institute" Amazon showed up 13 choices by choosing "show all selections", with the lowest priced one at $44.10 + 3.99 shipping. The exact same search on ebay showed some number that I didn't count, but the third listing down was $7.72 w/ free shipping. Out of the hundreds of books I've bought off of ebay, there may have been two, or three duds, and for a few dollars each, I just toss them. I don't have any complaints about the grading system on ebay. Maybe I'm missing something about the search function on Amazon, but I'm used to the one on ebay, and get along with it fine. I've probably bought 8 to 10 furniture books each of the last few nights, and no complaints about any that have come so far. Change a search the least little way, and different ones will come up that otherwise didn't show up. More than not, if buying something like mower parts, they will be cheaper off Amazon with Prime, than the same thing on ebay with free shipping, but for books I'm good with ebay.
  20. Jfitz

    Used SawStop

    I think benefit - and any inaccessibility is just an implementation issue.....the typical basement exterior access (around here anyways) is the basic bulkhead door and stairs that are rarely user friendly. Some houses have walk-out basements, but obviously you need to have the right piece of land for it. When we renovated I had them replace the "typical" entrance with a doghouse entrance with a nicer set of stairs. I highly recommend it. Back to the original topic ... I'd like to know this as well. I'm with Chestnut on this one - with his 'disassembly' philosophy. I moved my PCS down similar stairs with the help of a friend without disassembly - but it is significantly less weight than an ICS. If I was in your situation, I'd build a cradle around the saw - think of it as a sturdy shipping crate; secure several 2x6's (or some other size) on the stairs running up and down as 'runners', then tip the crate over onto the runners and then use a come-along or winch or something to pull the whole thing up the runners.
  21. Mark J

    Used SawStop

    Basements, benefit or bane? I used to think of them as a required feature. They are bonus spaces, rough and ready, but inaccessible. If you don't have them you won't find yourself trying to get anything in or out of one. At least at my end I have a direct entrance. I haven't given up, and I still think this was a good deal. It got into the basement and it certainly has to come out. I have a turning class today. Tomorrow I'll put some calls out to moving companies. Taking the motor off is possible, in theory, but looking inside the cabinet I think it would be monumentally difficult and 3 times harder to get it back on. It occured to me last night in bed that the motor is low in the cabinet, so upside down the center of gravity would be higher. No idea how to just casually flip it over or whether anything inside would be harmed. I need to turn some wood today.
  22. K Cooper

    Used SawStop

    Before joining this forum, I always thought of a cellar as a place to store jellies and jams as we just don’t have them down here and I’ve been jealous of those that have them. Good luck Mark, hope it works out for ya!
  23. Chet

    Used SawStop

    Because it will be.
  24. wtnhighlander

    How to show the grain on pine

    Interesting. If it depends on tanins to perform, it should produce a wide variation of effects in different species.
  25. wtnhighlander

    Used SawStop

    Can you remove the motor? Seems that would reduce the weight significantly, and shift the center of gravity, as well. Does the seller have any hints about how it went DOWN the stairs in the first place?
  26. Chestnut

    Style References

    The entire list is in the first post... it's too much of a hassle to deal with 2 threads and it kills the conversation. The first post will always be there and I'll keep it updated with any new suggestions. If any one wants to see what books were suggested what was said about them and who said it hit up the first post.... Amazon made it easy to publish for good and for bad. Be interesting to know if their fees are any more or less than how screwed major authors get through a publishing compnay. On ebay it seems that the quality of book i get is usually much poorer than what i get from amazon. Though amazon has a better grading system for used books where as ebay doesn't really have much. More and more i'm finding book listings from 2nd hand stores and they usually have a stock photo of the book as 99% of the time the one that comes looks completely different from the single picture they had posted. As i said in the first post I almost always look to see if the author had a website and does their own sales. If they do i try and buy from them first.
  27. K Cooper

    Style References

    Good to know Brinkley. I’m sure we’d all be surprised as to what goes on at Amazon that is unfriendly to the sellers.
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