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  1. On 8/28/2021 at 8:13 PM, RichardA said:

    Who makes the determination?

    The staff

    On 8/28/2021 at 8:13 PM, Coop said:

    Goodness Gracious! 

    If everyone started his own thread regarding what he did that day and it involved wood, it seams to me that THAT would get more out of hand than this ONE has. JMO and everyone has one or two. 

    @B1rdhunterjust posted about his new barn, which is not really Woodworking but certainly involves wood. To me, it was very interesting and I thought was really cool but to create a thread just for that would have been ludicrous. And where do you draw the line? 

    Please don’t block Mel’s longest living thread yet, “Highjack”

    i can see taking a stance against topics regarding politics, religion and sex, well, maybe not sex, but this is kind of touching on frivolous. 

    Did I mention that I recently had a colonoscopy? :D

    The barn wasn't built in a day and should have been it's own thread.  Still in the off topic area unless it's intent was to be a shop.  

    Look, the point is that this thread is being used for "look what I built today" which should have it's own thread in the project showcase section.  


  2. On 8/28/2021 at 7:44 PM, treeslayer said:

    Totally agree with @Chet and @wtnhighlander, having said that I think the reaction by @..Kev was off base, it’s a woodworking forum enjoyed by many, especially me and to threaten locking a thread because of a post such as made by @JohnG doesn’t sit right with me, JMO

    It's a 190 page thread with numerous items that belong in their own thread..  How does that help anyone looking for information on a particular item?  As Wtnhighlander said, it's about having organized information that can be easily found.

    You all know me, I'm not heavy handed but, this thread has gotten out of hand.

  3. On 8/28/2021 at 7:12 PM, JohnG said:

    Huh. Interesting. I thought all was fair game.

    The area is called "Off Topic" on a woodworking forum.  So, if it's woodworking related, there's a number of forum subsections to make posts in depending on your subject matter.

    Unless you'd like us to just reduce everything to one section and thread where it could be like FB?

  4. On 8/28/2021 at 4:30 PM, Chet said:

    I want to take a moment and mention that this thread started out as a place to talk about things that we do during the day that aren't related to woodworking.  Over time more and more wood related posts have ended up in here.  The forum has several places we can post these things, General Woodworking Talk, Project Showcase, along with things pertaining to the Shop or Jigs and Fixtures, also two for Tools.  It seems that we are losing a lot of potential conversations because things are just being dropped in here.

    Lets try to get the woodworking posts back into their categories.

    I agree 100%..   If it continues, we'll just lock this thread..

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  5. 4 hours ago, Gnarlyavelly said:

    Did you find a solution OP? I have the chance at getting one of these wen planers for 120 dollars and was wondering if this upgrade is possible. I see some Canadian website that has a helical head listed but I don’t know if it’s trustworthy. 

    Don't be surprised if you don't get a response as the OP hasn't been here since January..

  6. 1 minute ago, JohnG said:

    @..Kev Without judgement, how long would one have to be out before you felt like you would no longer be part of the “test group?” Or what other milestone would it need to reach before you felt comfortable with it?

    I truly don’t understand this opinion, but would like to learn the thinking behind it.

    Probably some FDA approval without having to label it emergency use.

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  7. Thanks to all for keeping the politics out of this conversation and keeping it civil.

    For the record, I haven't and will not be getting it.  For one, I've had Covid and secondly, I don't care to be part of the test group.  

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  8. 1 hour ago, Fugs said:

    I also know that the smaller vac hose won't be very efficient but... I see them on overarm table saw blade guards and sanding stations all the time. (going to 4"+ pipe) Are you telling me they don't work at all? I was thinking when using the smaller hose I would have both sides of the wye open?

     The over arm dust collectors are only picking up minimal material from the top of the blade while the majority of the DC is still happening at the bottom of the saw on a 4" hose.  

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  9. 27 minutes ago, Woodworking_Hobby said:

    I think in the past I had seen something on this topic, but I could not find the information. I know cherry can change colors and I have seen this happen when milled boards were stacked in my garage. Even when it is not in direct light, parts of a board that are shaded from the light will turn a different color than the rest of the board. Is this a surface change or does it go deeper into the wood?  What I wanted to understand was how much of an issue is this change and if it happens during the building process can the difference be removed during final sanding?  Also if the cherry is finished with a teak oil does this stop the process or will it continue to change color over time?  

    Tpt is correct, it will change a lot over time regardless of finish.

    Some It's best to do a light sanding just before finish to even things out as best you can and then apply your finish..  Some people will even set their projects out in the sun before finish to quicken that darkening process.

  10. I'll second the HH in both machines!

    As for the machine, you have quite a few machines on your list!  I think you'd be happier in an 8" machine and I haven't looked at any numbers.  Would be a tough choice for me between a 6" machine with a HH and an 8" machine with knives that I could upgrade later.

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  11. 21 minutes ago, wtnhighlander said:

    If you can find brass rod of appropriate diameter, it will be easier to peen, and plenty strong in that application. If you have something to use as an anvil, like a block of steel, use a twist drill to make a small depression in it. When peening the rod into a rivet, using the depression in the anvil to "catch" the end opposite the hammer will help retain the domed form.

    The head of a second hammer will work well as a bucking bar to pean the other end.

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  12. I use hardboard as the top layer on my assembly table.  I screw it down from the top so that it's easily replaceable when needed. Simply pull the old off and use it as a template for the new.  About 15 minutes to replace every few years or so.  I usually toss a coat of wipe on poly on it so that the glue pops off easily.