Mad Hungarian

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    Furniture, wasting money, contemplating new projects, starting projects, and once in awhile actually finishing a project.
  1. I've bought a Woodpecker Drillpress Table, which i like. It was the only one i found that was the right size for me. I've also bought a couple of their one-time tools in the past -- the 26" framing square, and the 12" and 18" carpenters triangles. I like them and am glad i bought them. But so far i've resisted the temptation to buy any other one-time tools. Not sure why the 26" framing square is a one-time tool though. They do a new batch of it every year, so they might just as well keep it in stock.
  2. Yep, my newish Grizzly 1023 also had some screws that quickly came loose -- in my case it was on the clamp thing you insert the splitter into. Slightly disturbing because something metal could've conceivably fallen into the spinning blade. But apart from that, i'm happy with the saw so far. Grizzly seems to have a reputation for occasional loose bolts in their tools. I guess that's the price of the lower price. If you want better QC (which doesn't come cheap), you've got to shell out some more money.
  3. Maybe since Bosch doesn't compete so directly with a company like Grizzly, they'd be willing to license the technology on reasonable terms to them. Of course, much as I like my big green Grizzly tools for the most part, I might be just a tad nervous depending on a bargain chineeese implementation of this stuff...
  4. I thought Sawstop had their patent worded well enough to cover any conceivable competing flesh-sensing technology that anyone else could possibly invent? Though Roy Underhill once demonstrated a 19th-century Barnes treadle tablesaw that had advanced flesh-sensing technology too...
  5. Can you turn a tree into a toothpick?
  6. That looks like a nice bandsaw. Wish i could buy one. But i already have the smaller Grizzly G0555LX 14" bandsaw. I've have good luck so far with the Highland Woodworking "Wood Slicer" blades. They sell them in 1/2" and 3/4" widths, and any length you want. I certainly wouldn't trust myself to weld a good joint that could reliably handle the stress of a bandsaw...
  7. I'm attempting to do a 2.5"+4" Y for my own Ridgid spindle sander. The 2.5" leg of course goes to the DC port. The 4" leg goes to a scoop that's attached on one side/end of the sander. The ducttape mockup showed promise, but I haven't decided yet how to permanently attach the scoop yet.
  8. Probably been asked a hundred times on this forum, but my 5-second search didn't reveal anything real recent. I need to order some more square-drive wood screws one of these days, but I'm not getting completely happy vibes now from the Mcfeely's website that I ordered from last time. Apparently Grainger's sold them off to someone else a year or two ago, which is probably a good thing. But when I visit their website, I see that prices are rather high and also that there's lots of broken links, etc. Has anyone ordered from the new Mcfeely's in the last couple months? Good service? An
  9. Bothell. Lucky you, you're close to Grizzly Tools. Or maybe that wouldn't be considered lucky... But i usually make a run up I-5 to them in Bellingham once a year or so, when i get a good coupon.
  10. Just heard about these things from the latest Highland Woodworking newsletter (i've really got to stop reading those things...). On rare occasions i've ordered one of the OneTime tools, and i'm slightly tempted again by this one. But like all their OneTime tools, they're not cheap. http://www.woodpeck.com/ottsetup2014.html What do you guys think about these setup blocks? Useful? Or just one more item to keep track of and clutter the shop? Some of the functions i can do with my adjustable square. Others maybe not as easily.
  11. Maybe try using a come-along too. That's what i sometimes use when i'm by myself and i have a real heavy tool that needs to be persuaded to slide somewhere. I've got a decent-quality come-along that uses a 20' (or longer) rope (instead of the usual short 6' wire cable). It's slow but gets the job done.
  12. I sometimes use the 20A 240V appliance/AC extension cords i find at my local Home Depot. They nicely fit my 20A 240V outlets, and aren't too long. They work fine with anything up to 3HP. Someday i'll get around to rewiring my machines with proper longer cords... Yeah, i don't like running circuits at anything near their max capacity, myself. A number of undesirable things start happening up that level. Wires heat/expand/contract more and can eventually start working loose from their connections, which can cause shorts and fires. Any imperfections/nicks/etc in the wires/circuits start
  13. You know, this is tempting. It'd certainly make it easier to get to the plywood i store behind my bench.
  14. Got my email a few days ago, and felt inspired enough to do my annual Grizzly run. Came back this time with a modest G0703P dust collector, a little W1733A downdraft table, and some hoses and fittings and such. Next year? Hmm, maybe a tablesaw or maybe a larger bandsaw? Or perhaps a wood lathe.
  15. Anyone know the difference between the 3x and 5x versions of the Norton Sanding Sponges? Is one any better than the other?