William Russick

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  1. Haha, right, I caught myself a couple times on the belt sander, thank god I was wearing gloves. They really are quite the machine. People underestimate them because they don't have blades, but they can bite just the same.
  2. Than you're the professional to talk to in this case. I'm just grinding burrs off the edges for 8+ hours each day. There is a little dust or whatever on the 100's I sand along with the grease/oil lubricated from them being bend into the shapes desired. Anytime we're in the shop, we're required by the shop to always wear glasses and ear plugs, and when grinding to always wear the face shield and gloves. Thank you for advice and wisdom, I'll be sure to pick up a respirator with the Hepa filter.
  3. Sorry to get back so late, long hours. Yes, they provide gloves, ear plugs, glasses, and the face shield, but no respirator.
  4. So before anyone bashes me about this topic, yes I know this isn't about wood per say but there's a lot of knowledge here and I'm in need of some, folks. I recently got a job at a huge machine shop ( http://www.h-pproducts.com/ ) and today I was using a belt sander on some metal tubing getting the burrs off. While using it, I called the video where Mark talks about super tiny saw dust in the air and breathing them in can be harmful without a proper respirator. Does anyone know if this could be harmful to me sanding steel? It's a good job, but I don't want to risk my health so I'd like to buy what's necessary to insure a long life. Again, sorry this post isn't about wood, next time, I promise. Thank you all for any information given. All opinions are respected and appreciated here, folks.
  5. So I'm picking up my first table saw this week. And I'm wondering, how do I choose my blade? I see so many different kinds of blades and some getting VERY expensive. I imagine horsepower of your tablesaw has something to do with choosing your blade. I think mine is somewhere around the 2/2.5 horsepower range. I'm going to be cutting general hardwoods and possibly plywood as well. Any information is appreciated, folks. Thank you all very much.
  6. Thank you all very much. Looks like I'm going down the the store tomorrow and getting the 690 to start with, I'll upgrade in a year or so. Thank you all very much, you're all so very knowledgable and I'm very grateful.
  7. Is that 690 a variable speed or just one strict speed? I'd like something with variable speed so I can run the bigger bits. I don't plan on doing anything super heavy duty until I build my tool collection and will be able to give you guys advice someday. LOL In my dreams.
  8. So I recently got some great advice on here about routers and I thought I could do it myself. I've been looking for quite sometime and can't find anything suitable for my current needs. I need at least 1.5 horsepower and was strongly recommended to have a 1/2 collet to use bigger bits. My price range is about 100 bucks and would like no to skew too far from that, to help with this, I believe I'll just end up selling my Kreg master jig. If any of your pros out there have any advice, I'm very thankful. All opinions are valued and respected here.
  9. I'm going to use it handheld right the time being until I build up a little more tools and experience and then when I can afford it, I'll buy a real nice quality router table. This is just a nice start.
  10. Thank you both very much. I was looking online and there seems to be a big difference between a 50-90 dollar router and a 150-200 dollar router. So I guess I'll have to wait another couple weeks and buy something a little more up there.
  11. So I'm currently online looking for my first router and I think I found something pretty nice in my price range. http://www.amazon.com/Black-Decker-RP250-4-Inch-Variable/dp/B000IEFIBO/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1372630783&sr=8-4&keywords=plunge+router Any feedback about this tool? Good bad whatever, let me know your opinions please. Maybe recommendations for something else in my price range? All opinions are respected here, folks. Thank you.
  12. So I just today went to the Hartville Flea market (Monster huge flea market in Ohio) and I think I found this great deal. Bought this what I believe to be a Jack Plane? Anyway, it's obviously seen better day so I'm interested in restoring ole' girl and seeing a lot of use out of it. I just would like a little advice on how to go about restoring it the proper way. Maybe techniques on how to proper use it? I know it takes some skill to use and master it so I'm excited and intimidated from these tools. If anyone could help me out here, I'd be very grateful. I respect all opinions here. Maybe a material list? I don't want to do this the wrong way. I took some pictures, they suck but better than nothing.Thank you all for your time. http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/William_Russick/media/CAM00237_zps7b73c93d.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0 http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/William_Russick/media/CAM00235_zps3157eb11.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1 http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/William_Russick/media/CAM00236_zps1ee1f62a.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2
  13. So I tried contacting the guy multiple times, even before posting this and never got a response, so I guess the wood is gone. Sucks, free hardwood is free hardwood. The only place near me to buy is Menards. lol
  14. So surfing around on craigslist I noticed an ad for free white oak not far at all from where I live. http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/zip/3887299390.html Is this decent wood to work with or complete crap and should pass it up? Let me know, please.
  15. I love the idea of building bigger piece's that make you think like some type of floating bed sets and such. I look everywhere for inspiration and draw down what I think would be beautiful. I pretty much want to do exactly what Mark does, he does such a wide variety of skills. I pretty much want to do that. I would love be become just as talented as you pro's.