Jim DaddyO

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  1. Vacuum the shop? Heck, I even vacuum the vacuum. In which case I literally become a vacuum cleaner.
  2. I think you did a great job and the bench is quite the accomplishment. Congrats and enjoy it for many years.
  3. I painted the OSB on my shop walls. I love how it brightens it up. I used a thick nap roller and bought a cheap 5 gallon bucket of white paint at WalMart. Shows the dust more but easier to clean too.
  4. Another +1 for the Gramercy. I got mine from Lee Valley also.
  5. Just to clarify a bit. The Benchcrafted tail vise is specified for a 4" thick top. It can be put in a thinner top by shimming, or a thicker top by recessing. Or, not use one at all and make the thickness anything you want.
  6. A typical hold fast like the Grammercy has a minimum top thickness listed at 1 3/4". After around 4" they seem to loose effectiveness and the bottom of the bores need to be counter bored. The top I have built is under 4". I can't remember the exact number. I haven't used it yet as I am still building.
  7. I once moved a whole wooden 10 x 10 shed on to a trailer using nothing but some 3/4" pipe, a car jack, a come along, and some boards. Being stubborn is a good thing some days.
  8. I have a couple with corrugated soles. It's not necessary for anything, it doesn't hurt any thing either. It was just marketing wank of the day claiming they glide better because of less friction. I haven't noticed any difference. It is marginally easier to flatten the soles on them though.
  9. It does not have to be a pressure vessel. If you use an inert gas, like argon, it is heavier than air and will "pour" into a tub. This will displace the air, and thus give you an oxygen free environment to bake your wood at. At least that is my theory. Nice thing is that argon can be had at any welding supply place. CO2 is also heavier than air, but not as heavy as argon, so more prone to be displaced by vibration and such, thus perhaps allowing oxygen (air) to come into contact with the wood.
  10. My glide mitre was just about dead on when I got it. Despite the fact that it looked like UPS brought the box out to the field for a game of "forklift soccer".
  11. The owners manual has the method of adjusting the squareness of the cuts in it. A 5 cut method like on a table saw sled will tell you how close you are. Just keep putting the fresh cut edge to the fence. Measure each end of the last strip and that will tell you how much you are out.
  12. I am pretty sure hubby is getting the existing garage to play in. The shop is all (well mostly) hers. I am sure if hubby needs anything welded up or fabricated he will be allowed in there. The brilliant thing about tool companies (for example) pairing up with creators on YT is that 100% of the viewers are interesting in the subject of the show, and therefore, the products used in the activity. Lincoln, and Triton, for example, know that people who watch April are interested in building things. That does not happen on TV where ads can be placed in shows that do not hit the demographic. Kinda like Summer's Eve ads during a Die Hard movie. In addition, it probably costs a lot less to put their items in someones hand than it would to pay for all it takes to get an ad on TV. I follow April on YT and Instagram. I don't always agree with her methods, and sometimes her builds are not something I would want, but there is usually a tidbit of something that crosses over into something I am interested in. She has worked her behind off at what she does and it's paying off. That's pretty cool in my books. Anyone "making it" on YT is putting out episodes just about every week. Where on TV does that happen? On TV a season is at best 21 episodes, some as short as 8 episodes. Many do it all themselves on YT also. They are the film crew, lighting, producers, special effects, hosts, editors and everything else that is involved in making a "show". For a whole year, year in and year out. Some have a bit of help, but the norm is one person doing it all, including the building of the stuff on the show. That is several full time jobs at once going on.
  13. I have learned recently, through a geek friend that keeps up on this stuff, that click through rate (how many times someone clicks to see your video) and audience retention rate (how long they watch the video) are the 2 things YT uses to promote videos. The change favours a longer video format, IF you can keep them watching. The standard used to be an 8 to 12 minute video, that has changed in favour of the 20 or so minute video, which, not surprisingly, matches up to the time of your average 30 minute show on TV, which is the direction YT wants to go. Have you noticed the amount of "news" channels and re releases of news channel programs come up on your recommended list page? I can't even begin to count how many repeats of Fox News gets on there. Fox News, Fox News HD, Fox News and Friends, MrD's channel, Gramps (or something like that), and on and on and on with several channels all putting up the same content. Oh, and unskippable ads are on the horizon too.
  14. YT changed it's advertising policy in response to Logan Paul's video showing a corpse in the "suicide forest" in Japan, an area many people go to do just that. That singular video almost sank the whole platform. Advertisers were outraged and many dropped and many more threatened to drop out unless something was done. So Google (who owns YT) did. Of course big channels (like Logan Paul) bring in big dollars for Google, so they weren't about to bite the hand that feeds them too hard. Instead, they brought in new guidelines for ad revenue that would give the appearance of action, while affecting the bottom line the least, which would be the new, and the smaller channels getting regulated to a higher degree. Many advertisers also insisted on contract clauses that would protect them from having their ads appear on certain kinds of videos. They can now choose to opt out of any segment of the platform that deals with just about any subject they deem to be too "sensitive" for their ads.
  15. For what it's worth here's what I did. I bought a bunch of old Stanley and Record planes. More than I needed, but if I were to do it again I would get 3 of them for bench planes. A #4, #5, and a #7. I would add a block plane to that. Yes, you will likely have to do some work to them. In that process you will learn how to set them up and how they work. I still use my set after many years. The newest one is from 1936 or so. The #5 I have set up the most crudely. It is my fore plane. Used for roughing out stock. The #7 is set up a better and is my jointing plane. The #4 is set up very well and is my smoothing plane and takes very fine shavings. I would love to go spend a thousand dollars on nice new Veritas or similar planes. But why? I have the #'s 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, got a block plane and a marking gauge in the deal all for $115 CDN. They work just fine for what I want without a huge layout of money. I could probably sell them for more than I paid for them, and I know how they work. It took a while to tune them up and I still experiment with them a bit ( lately I have changed the angle which I sharpen and I am slowly putting a camber on the #5). I know how they work and why. They are more difficult than buying a new bevel up plane for sure, but it's a learning experience that I find is a great part of the journey.