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About krtwood

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  1. krtwood

    My crappy little shop

    Why can't you just nail it right to that tree?
  2. Bit far gone, innit? I mean it's cool, don't get me wrong. If I could get it for free I'd take it as a challenge to see if enough epoxy and black magic could reanimate it.
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    Drill Bit Stuck

    I wonder if heating up the bit with a torch might burn off enough of the material locking it in place. What I would be willing to do to get it out would depend on what else was happening to that block of wood. It looks like it's been laid for some carving? If the wood around the bit is getting removed eventually anyway I would chew away at it around the bit.
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    Best Oneway chuck for a beginner?

    I have the Talon but if I were buying now I would look at the Nova Infinity quick change chuck. Having to take four or eight screws out to change jaws is a real PITA. People end up buying multiple chucks just to not have to change the jaws.
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    Bandsaw Reindeer with a Twist

    The love birds had kids... Making the cut for the front of the face is like opening a present I put a dent in the scrap wood pile. Of course now I have 3 boxes of interesting reindeer cutoffs.
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    Multi-part flag pole

    Maybe a large tee nut? You can get them for at least up to 5/8" thread. Drill holes for screws in the flange. Tubing around the joint wouldn't hurt either.
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    Die grinders

    The SR is 1/6 hp and the TX is 1/3 hp. That's gotta be a softwood he's carving.
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    Die grinders

    I have the Foredom SR and wish I'd gotten the TX. It's okay for smaller bits but something like a 3/4" ball it's really easy to stall it. I doubt you could push even the TX as hard as in that video though. Also I hated the foot pedal and ripped off the pedal part and added a knob to press it. I also don't like the power switch, which has off in the middle and forward and reverse on either side. You have to be really careful to only turn it off and not accidentally throw it into reverse. If you do it destroys the flex shaft. But for what's going on in that video, also look at the Arbortech ball gouge. That thing is a beast and leaves a fantastic surface.
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    Controlling epoxy while it cures

    You can start by putting only a small amount, which will help seal up any leaks and keep them small.
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    Bandsaw Reindeer with a Twist

    Template for the reindeer couple. Block "B1" is only necessary if you keep the template as shown, which saves some width. Keep the side view of the heads and attach them after you cut out the front view. Use the two angled blocks to shim at the feet to get the head square to the blade. Best to cover the band saw table with a piece of ply so the blocks don't end up getting caught in the miter slot.
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    Bandsaw Reindeer with a Twist

    For Coop, though I am not sure if they are in love or he just has an itch and she is about to call the reindeer cops.
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    Un Safest Tool In a Woodworking Shop

    There aren't any tools that give me the willies, but there are operations that give me the willies. And those operations tend to happen most at the table saw, because I use the table saw for the widest variety of tasks. But it's the sanders that draw the most blood.
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    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.