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  1. The boredom is setting in. I dug out an old Bosch Colt that had blown the motor bearings. I have no bearing puller, no spanner wrench and no press and it only took me about an hour having never done it before. Not bragging, just emphasizing how easy it was. If any of you have a Colt in a drawer with bad motor bearings I got double sealed replacements to my door for about $15. I did get creative and make a pin spanner out of a couple of punches, a clamp and a scrap of plywood with two holes drilled at the appropriate spacing
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  2. One thing I learned when it comes to making furniture. Patterns don't lie. Calculations can easily be incorrect. When I make my tables I don't use calculations I simply draw it out fulls scale and Bingo everything works. I go to home depo and get that cheap wide paper that they sell to put on the floor when remodeling. Or you can get a deal on butcher paper. Do it once and Get er Done.....
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  3. I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to make a retirement gift for a friend who's been with the Sheriff's department for 30 years. One of the ladies in his department saw some of my work and sent some suggestions to see if I could get something ready in time (I had about two weeks so that wasn't a problem). We decided on a US Flag with the thin blue line. She picked it up yesterday and they presented it to him this morning; I understand he was thrilled with it so that text was a good way to start the day for me! The flag is 12" x 22" and cut out of 1/2" BB which achieved the loo
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  4. Hello everybody! My name is Adam. I'm 35 years old...not for long, as my 36th is fast approaching (May 25). I've been lingering in the background for a few weeks, but I'm finally getting around to introducing myself. I'm very much a beginner here, but I'm happy to say that my interest in woodworking has gone from a strange case of voyeurism to a player sport as of late. I live in a little bitty quiet town in Southern Virginia with no lines on the road or stop lights, and though I love this little bitty town and my little bitty place in it, life is far from anything like I thought it might be.
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  5. I had to do a little research on bearings as well. I am sure there are many on here who know more than I learned with a little Googling and a call to VXB and another bearing outfit. The bearing at the collet end that came out of the factory-original Colt was sealed and showed no signed of distortion. Interesting in that most replacement bearings I see stated to be for the Bosch Colt were only shielded so you may be on to something there. The smaller bearing at the top of the motor was shielded but, I used sealed there as well. Here's where it got fuzzy for me. The speed rating on th
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  6. 1/4 inch birch veneer mdf 4x8. The same as you would use for cabinet flat panel doors for your kitchen...
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  7. We usually run square steel underneath the tops. Buy it by the foot if possible,drill and screw to the bottom. Here it is on the bottom. Sometimes its dadoed in...
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  8. I guess I'm basing this off of Matt Cremona's sideboard enough that i can reference it. I mentioned in a few other threads that I'm going to make a Sideboard where I will use the interior of the doors as the guestbook for Megan and I's upcoming wedding (provided it can happen). Here is the plan. A good portion of this project will be made from walnut that I got in a batch on craig's list. A guy was selling a couple 8/4 boards for $8/bf and threw in a bunch of scraps. The scraps are 6/4 rough and should plane and joint out to a hair over an inch. I'll probably take them down a b
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  9. Ive come up with a name for it....Charlie Browns Kite String.
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  10. I spent a few days cutting and glueing on the blank for this pen experimenting with overlaying Celtic knots over each other. It was fun and I learned a few things about the equipment in the process.
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  11. I talked to Laguna today about the advisability of hosing out the HEPA canister filter. They strongly advised against it saying that the dust on the pleats turns to clay when the water hits it, and basically it will never come off. Good to know, just in case the idea were to cross my mind again. By the way their recommended solution for cleaning the canister while still mounted is as follows. Use compressed air, they said 40 PSI was enough, but I could go 60. But while applying the compressed air hold a ROS with no sandpaper, just rubber pad, against the canister to vibrate it at th
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  12. Painting adventures. I ran into some rotting trim. I poked both a bit too far but also just far enough. Had to remove 6 piecea of siding and 3 trim boards. I put some house wrap behind it as well as some of that asphalt seal tape for around Windows. The lp smart side is a close match texture wise. Well close enough for 10 feet up. It sat open for about 20 hours so the buffalo board / buildrigh sheeting dried out. Now to cut trim.
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  13. Check the compression on it. If it still holds compression, it's probably worth a carb. The B&S motor that was on my pressure washer got harder, and harder to start. The last time it wouldn't start, I checked the compression. It was 28 psi. I don't know how it ever ran the last time it did.
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  14. As I was getting to know a guy I worked with, he was telling me about his career path and told me that he worked in the pharmaceutical industry for a while. When I asked him more about it he said, “uhhh, let’s call it... independent research. “ Not sure if that’s what you meant by your comment, but it reminded me of the story.
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  15. You’ll also want to consider covering the shelf with paper or some strategically placed strips of painters tape to make sure you don’t end up with scratches from the baseplate of the circular saw.
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  16. All I know is that tossing one of those hulls at somone and shouting "Think Fast!" can have hilarious results. Which may be hazardous to your (the joker's) health!
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  17. Single-cut metal files leave a nice, shiny surface on wood. Just consider them a variation of a chisel or plane.
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  18. Looks like you will be cutting very little of the epoxy, anyway. As Gary said, no one will see the cut edge.
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  19. I'm glad that this inspired you. I hope that you aren't scared of making chairs forever they are difficult but everything that I learned in their making is worth it. Remember building something is nothing but a bunch of simple steps. My first attempt on the prototype was rough and really bad. Three second was leaps and bounds better. The difference was i was able to identify those simple steps better. The templates i made were helpful but i could have made all 6 chairs with out, it would have just taken a bit longer. Punch line prototypes are worth every penny in lumber they ended up
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  20. Hey wait a minute...... I resemble that remark. Hmmmpf!
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  21. Pretty excited got these in the mail today. I'll be planting them tomorrow.
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  22. Not really on either count. Your just using a woodworking tool to do woodworking. Just part of the journey.
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  23. If you've ever had rotator cuff surgery you know what the end is. That was 12 days ago. I finally got around to something ... a sock assist gizmo. Best (only) woodworking I've done in a couple weeks. Maybe it will inspire someone. :-) Maybe I should have entitled this "practical woodworking." Of course it's not "fine" as little of mine is. But if you or a friend/family member is anticipating this surgery consider this a gift idea. :-) #1. One 6" x 18" x 1/2" base, plywood. Good enough material that you won't have to worry about splinters #2. Two 4" x 4" x 3/4" sid
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  24. You and my wife would
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  25. So frame and panel construction isn't the most exciting so i skipped some of the repetitive parts and skipped to the fun parts. Sides together and long rails cut brings us here. The stock for the horizontal dividers is sitting on top. I cut it to length accounting for 1.25" tenons and dovetails. After cutting to length I cut the shoulders on one end. This allowed me to dimension the exact location of the other shoulder from the project. The tenons aren't the exact same length as a result but it doesn't matter much if one is 1.2" and the other is 1.3". After the shoulders were cut i
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  26. So the painting would be more fun if there were other rotten boards?
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  27. I suppose to us Brits both Bob and Norm were unknown at one point - Norm still is to non woodworking Brits. However I've known Norm for years now since joining this forum (10 years now!).
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  28. Bob Ross is a cultural icon in North America. I remember my kids (and myself) being mesmerized by his show.
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  29. And a cup that shows Happy Little Scenes
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  30. We used an old 110hp jetski for a pressure washer this afternoon. We were pressure washing the bottom of a cove though. It worked great. I used a muck razer to stir up the bottom, while my friend manned the jetski that I had tied to some trees. We had such a current going that I couldn't roll the muck razer back against the current. I had to roll it out of the water, and carry it back to start another pass. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RVCXV1H/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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  31. I have one I wouldn't recommend... Ryobi. I just wanted a cheap washer as I was renting, and although I've had it 5 years it does leak oil form somewhere. Never bothered to look. When it dies, I'll get a real one (now that I am once again a homeowner). Depends on if you want electric or gas powered too. I imagine by now they have battery powered ones like the newer lawn mowers. I'm still into fossil fuels for portable power though. Honda probably makes the top of the line for home use.
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  32. That’s any house. Cannot begin to describe the frustration of homeowners who had true leaks, but sprayed hoses all sorts of stupid ways for windows or doors, causing themselves to complain about leaks weather would never cause. Sort of like thinking a weather proof car could withstand immersion.
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  33. Ability to control it factors in too. It's easy to screw up wood, even with the 2500, so it's bound to screw up faster, and deeper with 4,000. If I only worked on heavy equipment with one, I'd want a higher psi. For houses, I'll stick to the 2500. Nozzles are available in the different fan widths for different flow rates. If, for example, I'm washing a deck or dock, and 25 degrees is too much, but 35 degrees not enough, a 25 degree nozzle for 6 gpm (or whatever the next up from 4.5 is-don't remember such details) will be in between, and just right. I don't use it often enough to reme
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  34. Pressure washers should be rated by cleaning units. Psi x gal per minute= cleaning units. The more cleaning units there are the farther away you can be, and the larger the swath, with the same striking force. Example: 2500 psi x 4.4 gpm= 11000 cleaning units Example: 4000 psi x 4.4 gpm= 176000 cleaning units... By using the same width nozzle (say 15 degree), you can back away and cover a much larger area and cover a given area much faster. By using this formula, you will compare apples to apples... as to its cleaning ability. Mi-T-M is a very well built long lasting br
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  35. I just pyroed a Zen pen barrel using the platform and indexing. Finished with a bit of stain rubbed in and Deft spray laquer.
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  36. Ive been letting the finish cure a while so I can do some fine sanding and polishing. Its almost done.
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  37. That's the money slot ... er card slot.
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  38. Begging at one time in history, was a professionally respected trade.
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  39. AA hulls will last a life time. Duct tape added will extend that to forever.
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  40. Charter a jet. I'm not kidding. We have someone doing this. https://www.netjets.com/en-us/embraer-phenom-300
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