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About krtwood

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  1. krtwood

    Bandsaw Reindeer with a Twist

    There are worse vices to have
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    Bandsaw Reindeer with a Twist

    Some people have a knack for coming up with ideas for things that look complicated but are actually simple to do. I am not one of those people Though I think this guy isn't that complicated, just that he's based on something that is extremely simple so it ends up seeming complicated by comparison.
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    Bandsaw Reindeer with a Twist

    Well I'm the guy who made a video with two vases getting it on.
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    Bandsaw Reindeer with a Twist

    Yeah, it's cherry.
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    Bandsaw Reindeer with a Twist

    I made it out of thin 4/4 scraps, but I thought the scale of the little guy was too small for anything that thick. So I ripped down anything wider than 1/2" or so and glued those all up into 3" wide blanks. Those I then resawed into two, but the cut randomly within the width. I ended up with a bunch of different thicknesses by the time it all went back through the planer. So there's half as many glue ups as it looks. The starting block was about 3-3/4" by 2-3/4" by 9" for a thickness that would have been 1-1/2" without the twist. Haven't got any 12/4 stock around but am knee deep in scraps so the huge waste was welcome.
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    Bandsaw Reindeer with a Twist

    Yeah, well, Magna Carta and all that, bud. No one is above the law!
  7. There's a new reindeer sheriff in town. I intended to keep the square cross section in the neck, having it twist to the 45 degree angle of the head, but I didn't cut enough of the upper block at the 45 degree angle and the neck didn't align perfectly so I had to settle for a round neck. Maybe next time. A little look at the process below. Basically just make the block over-sized and then cut out the rectangular block that the head is within and then cut the head out of that block as you normally would, with some scrap blocks under it to give clearance for the body. There's only two 45 degree cuts required in establishing that block. Getting the neck to align is the tricky part. I modeled it in Sketchup where I could twist the head around and see how big the starting block needed to be and where that upper block intersected with the edges of it so I could find it within the starting block. Hopefully video tomorrow...
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    New jointer season? I think so.

    Very murky waters around passing credit card processing fees to the customer. Some states don't allow it. Some credit card companies don't allow it. But what you can do no problem is go the other way around and give people a discount for paying another way. But you have to advertise the price as including the fees. And at the end of the dance, how much time did they have to pay their employees trying to avoid the fees while annoying the customer?
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    New Delta vs used Jet table saw: opinions needed

    You didn't say anything about your current saw except that it's a contractor saw. Some people say contractor saw when what they mean is jobsite saw. A contractor saw has a cast iron top and the (induction) motor hangs out the back of the saw, like the used Jet you are looking at. A jobsite saw is more portable and has a universal motor inside. If what you have is really a contractor saw, then neither of those saws is going to be much of an upgrade and you should be looking at cabinet saws if you want to upgrade. If what you have is a jobsite saw, then any of them is going to be a big upgrade. I would tend to favor the hybrid saws (Ridgid or Delta) just because of the better dust collection.
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    Anybody ever built their own wood lathe?

    The motor would have to be 3 phase to use a speed controller, assuming it's an induction motor. You've addressed doing the outside, which is the easy part. Instead of a router to true the outside you could also use a table saw (look up Izzy Swan on YouTube). Doing the inside is the tricky part, and your "lathe" won't be of any help. Doing it on a lathe would require a faceplate or chuck.
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    Project Wavy Bent

    I picked that up originally from Leslie Segrete on one of those home redecoration shows. I think it was While You Were Out.
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    Project Wavy Bent

    Ha ha. It was a hint for me too. I was like, wait a minute, I was supposed to change the thumbnail on that video before it goes public. When is that? Oh, four minutes ago.
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    Project Wavy Bent

    Gotta love the easy wins. Slapped together in half a day with pocket screws and what was on hand. A little spindly but don't care if it sags a bit. Just need to pick up some ply when it isn't raining. Will probably get some plastic to cover it as it's close to the water line and the furnace and it will help keep the dust off. There was a folding table there previously with a pile of junk on it. and my extra dust collection stuff in the bins underneath. So I captured the space to store them all without displacing anything else, besides the folding table.
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    Project Wavy Bent

    I'm used to doing a lot more repetition than this with the modular jewelry boxes. But with those the drawer joinery was box joints and I could cut 30 of them in one pass on the shaper. In the beginning I used to do them with dovetails but it's been a long time since I did this many! Now assembly will be easier though as there isn't nearly as much glue surface to worry about. This is the one time I bring a tv into the shop and just watch a movie I have seen many times to help pass the time. I don't watch anything i haven't seen before so I keep working and get just as much done but it feels like having the day off.
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    Project Wavy Bent

    Monday night! It's a boring one though. First half stock prep. If you survive that, the long version of what I wrote above. I imagine it's going to take a week to get the drawers assembled before things get interesting again. I would just assemble drawers for five of them to get things moving as the sooner I have something done the sooner the chance to start selling them. But being able to fit each drawer once and repeat the same thing for the rest with the same setup is kind of the whole point of making 20 of them so I've got to muddle through all of it. Which means I'm going to have stacks of drawers everywhere, in addition to the boxes themselves stacked up on the table in the other room I normally stack that stuff on to get it out of the way. I need to build the storage shelves I'm going to store these things on long term so I can free up the table.