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  1. Wood porn! I am building a walnut bathroom. Only one door and 10 drawers. The door will have this curly claro walnut, book matched panels. I will post the work when I get further along. This kind of wood makes me giddy.
    8 points
  2. Someone recently asked to see how I produce plates & dishes without a lathe. First let me warn everyone, I am experimenting with different jig designs, and what you see here may not be the safest way to do things. Please bear with me... I like working with tree rounds from a local timber mill. The end grain looks pretty nice. Maple is my favorite so far. Here is a log round, broken up to make 2 round dishes about 8" diameter each, and an oblong chunk for carving. I tried to round off a blank with my pivot-point circle jig, but the thick maple and smallish diameter made it f
    5 points
  3. I could have gotten a better picture, if I'd stepped outside far enough to get the Sun in it, but I was barefoot, and didn't want to walk out in the frost. This from the window in our back door. As you can see, the to-do list is more than I can get done. That "temporary" fence was for a rescue dog's temporary quarters intil we could find a home for her. That was some years ago. I tried this, from the iphone 11, with no rotation, and it came out in the correct orientation. Something somewhere has been updated.
    5 points
  4. Patience and commitment are required where money and proper equipment are not to be found!
    4 points
  5. With some help I challenged my "between shops" mentality and brought my old zipcode saw up from dad's. He has an old jointer and a DW735 that need some attention. With a little effort I may have a fairly functional 120v shop while I wait to break ground.
    3 points
  6. Only if it comes with instructions
    3 points
  7. Hey guys, Since the WEN impeller is "new" vs the Rikon impeller that's been popular I thought I would add these pics to the discussion. One note that I'll add about the WEN impeller. I've seen comments in other forums about the Rikon impeller fitting a little loose. For me the WEN impeller installed easily with several taps using a rubber mallet and there was absolutely no play. It spun up nicely with no hitting, rubbing, vibration, etc..... and appeared to be perfectly balanced by visualization. I didn't do any air flow tests because I don't have the equipment for that and it s
    2 points
  8. Granite hands down. My first choice in any plumbing area. Stain and heat proof. If you go granite, go to the nearest big city. Find a seller of granite with a large amount of choices. Buy what you want and make arrangements with a local fabricator. The seller will truck the stone to your fabricator. You can start with the local part first. They will know where the opportunities are. Buy enough stone now if you have future projects. All granite is equal for service. The price is dictated by rareness and beauty.
    2 points
  9. Love the seamless sinks. Wish they could pull that off with quartz.
    2 points
  10. @wtnhighlander, you must have a lot of necessity because that is the mother of invention. I am very impressed with your ingenuity.
    2 points
  11. Works very well for me. Besides using it to make rip/cross cuts I also really like to use it with a dado blade. Just make sure you don't do what I initially did and put the guides right on top of the blades otherwise you get a deeper dado than expected. Aside from the limitations Bob mentioned they're great and use them most of the time. Another piece of advice is to make sure not to set them so they put too much pressure on the wood. Consistently doing that will deform the O-rings eventually and they ain't that cheap to replace (at least not if you're ordering them from Jessem). DAMHIK.
    2 points
  12. Those two impellers are not set up to spin the same way. Any chance your motor was wired to spin backward?
    1 point
  13. That makes an old man remember his youth. Damn that's a good looking "piece".
    1 point
  14. I think @Chestnut has had a transfusion of ethylene-glycol.
    1 point
  15. Thanks for taking the time to share this is great!
    1 point
  16. Very true. In fact you usually want to cut any joinery in your parts before you cut the parts to shape.
    1 point
  17. Note entirely sure which directions you are planning the splay but just because the leg is splayed doesn't mean the tenon has the follow suit. The plans show for creating a taper on the outsides of the leg from a large solid block. To achieve a splay a parallel taper would accomplish the same thing and allow for joinery to remain square. The joinery for the apron sections on the front and sides would still be angled and somewhat complicated. That could be handled multiple ways
    1 point
  18. This is awesome and is definitely something different. I'm excited to see the rest of the process.
    1 point
  19. Very impressive Ross, I wish I had your patience and commitment!
    1 point
  20. Hell Tom here in middle Tennessee we're getting snow, we've got 83/256ths of an inch so far.
    1 point
  21. Izzy's the man! I've thought about trying this method just for fun, as I own a lathe I use it but some day..... It looks like you've got this method down to an art, I'm looking forward to your next post.
    1 point
  22. Barefoot Coop might need some boots too.
    1 point
  23. Let me know if I need to send you a snow shovel
    1 point
  24. A friends dog in Navasota about 70 miles nw of us. We are getting a pretty heavy downfall now but it’s in the shape of raindrops.
    1 point
  25. @Debbiew0820, I'm not entirely clear about what difficulty you're encountering, but let me start here. There is a nut at the end of the threaded rod operated by the tension knob at the top of the saw. If you loosen tension too much that nut will come off. Earlier in this thread I posted a close up photo of the nut at the bottom end of the tesion mechanism that was taken through one of the holes in the upper wheel. Is that nut still in place on your saw? If not look for it in the bottom of the upper case. If you don't see it it may be hung up on the wheel mount and a little sha
    1 point
  26. I did a test where I glued up 3" of solid maple, cherry, baltic birch, and MDF and measured it with calipers in summer and winter. The MDF changed the most, followed by the baltic birch.
    1 point