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  1. Just got back from our quick overnight trip to St. Paul. We had a good time at the gallery. It was great to see my piece on display with the others in the exhibition--still hard to believe. And yes we were wearing masks, just took them off for the photo.
    8 points
  2. Doesn’t have to be in your backyard, but I thought we could use a general thread on personal milling experiences and to show off your milling setups and log piles. A while back I got a couple sycamore logs from my neighbor. They’ve been sitting next to my log pile for a while, waiting for a nice day to mill them(the pile is mostly for firewood but I’m hoping to have a separate pile for milling soon). I’m running a Stihl 084 that @Bmac helped me score. I’ve got a 36” bar and matching Granberg alaskan mill. I know people will complain that I didn’t quarter saw all of this, but too bad.
    4 points
  3. I have been eyeballing the chainsaw mill but have not been able to pull the trigger yet. We hade an elm tree fall this spring so I figured what can I lose and I just free hand cut some of the logs and got a nice stack of some wood to dry. Just hoping I have enough that makes it so I can make a small box or something. Just feels cool to be able to make something from a tree that was in my yard.
    3 points
  4. I finished up the S-curve in the DC shed. The S-curve assembly was surprisingly stout once taped. Despite this I wanted some support in the event of an errant bump so I built a three point support. The little pieces of wood at the cyclone connection points were just temporary supports for the tubes of EMT while I was assembling. They serve no purpose now.
    2 points
  5. There will be a combination of liquid-tight and EMT. The flexible liquid-tight will be of a length to allow for some adjustment if I want to move things a bit. Here is an early version. The 10' ceiling was a 'gotta-have' on this build. There are some things that are mostly wrong for me (like a 6" jointer) and an 8' ceiling was mostly wrong for me. The 10' is mostly right. I did consider a boxed in open section at one end of the building at the peak of the roof line in order to store long stock vertically. This is a good example of something that would be cool but not useful enough when weighed against the structure to support it and the permanence of that decision. The 10' ceiling decision has proved out for me. Ducting and lighting do not interfere with each other and being used to an 8' ceiling, I have yet to smack anything . Glad to hear it. That's what the forums are for; I steal ideas from someone and then you get them from me and someone else will benefit from you Thanks Tom. I found a couple flat end caps and may swap them out. Here's the sinkers. Just an FYI, the directions say to put the sinkers in the hole and tap with a hammer. I found that threading a fastener into the sinker and using it as a handle to place the sinker was more successful.
    2 points
  6. I was able to get it replaced. Unfortunately that video is for the 540, mine is the 590.
    1 point
  7. I have to agree with this.
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  8. I can't wait to find out.
    1 point
  9. If it were shallower, I would say a piece of brass inlay.
    1 point
  10. So, I finalized my layout on the 'master' leg blank, and used it to set up my cuts. If you haven't noticed, I tend to lean heavily on my tablesaw for most machining operations. Unless the task can only be accomplished by router or other means, I am just more comfortable handling it at my TS. Using the blue tape layout lines as a visual guide, I line the master blank up and set the stop on my sled. Then I make the same cut on all four legs, bringing them to uniform length. The next cut is to make a groove, which will later accept a beaded insert. Same process, repeated 4 times. Used a gauge bar to set blade to 1/4" above the sled floor. The groove takes a couple of passes with my crosscut blade, to reach the desired width. Next is to switch ends, and mill a wider groove near the opposite end. Still 1/4" deep, still square, so I use the same process, first aligning one edge of the groove and setting tbe stop, and cutting all 4 legs. Repeat for the opposite edge, and nibble out the center. A dado stack may have cut faster, but would have required resetting to the different blade dimensions. Any time I can retain the same setup, I prefer to do that, for consistency. Almost done with the legs, anyone guessed what all these cuts are for?
    1 point
  11. That’s about as good as it gets! Very well done Ross!
    1 point
  12. Great pic and great job! Thanks for sharing with us, from start to a fantastic finish!
    1 point
  13. Squeeze out just looks sexy!
    1 point
  14. Most of us have heard an induction motor running while setting on the bench or simply disengaged from the apparatus it powers (belt off on the tablesaw or bandsaw for example). That is pretty much what your DC sounds like if the impeller is not engaged. The air is the payload for a dust collector and moving that mass makes noise. If the motor on my cyclone made the noise that the moving air makes I would expect it to explode at any moment . Since the noise moving through the machine is your noise source, moving that machine out of the shop is a win for me. As to the exhaust, the filter acts like a bit of a muffler but, adds noise of its own as the air passes through. I am hoping by exhausting outside with pretty much nothing in the path I will have a workable solution. If the exhaust air is too noisy I will have to look at adding a non-restrictive folding baffle of some sort.
    1 point
  15. This is something I picked up from Phillip Morley and started cutting way back on my amounts and I am happy with the results and the clean up is a lot more pleasant.
    1 point
  16. I have no option to stick my DC in a closet, so this is a completely uninformed question. Is the point to reduce the noise in the shop? I can't hear my DC with hearing protection on and quiet music playing. I have to lift an ear to verify its on. So is the goal to be able to run machinery without hearing protection? Secondly the air rushing in the port is way louder than the actual DC it's self. Do i just have a quiet DC setup? I always feel like I'm missing something when this conversation comes up. There is no way i could work in my shop with out hearing protection but the DC is not what's causing the noise. I've lost enough of my hearing and don't want to loose more so i wear hearing protection a solid 6 hours a day now. I put it on for everything from mowing to running a hand drill. Only time i really take my hearing protection off is for applying finish. There are times i wish i could pop in hearing protection for bars.
    1 point
  17. Well, I'm happy to say that the piece shipped to St. Paul safely. My wife and I are going to drive up to St. Paul on Thursday Sept. 9 and we'll stay overnight. For those that may be in the area sometime between Sept 5 and Dec 30, here is the gallery's web page with the address and hours. OK, I admit it, I'm getting pretty excited. https://www.galleryofwoodart.org/
    1 point