Ronn W

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  1. Today I had to redo what I did yesterday. Making inlayed sand shaded corner fans for a jewelry box and forgot a step. No fix for this one. Start over. Aaaarrrgh!
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    Nashville Trip

    Sound likea good time. There is a small chance that I could make it since I need to be in Indiana on the afternoon of the 23rd. Keep me posted.
  3. I have never used a lathe. I am going to take a class from Alan Lacer at Marc Adams school next month and have been watching some videos. If I ever do get a lathe, my projects would be spindle turning - legs. finials. etc. I don't see bowls in my future. I was impressed by Alan Lacers use of a skew chisel with curved skew. Seems like he could do just about any shaped spindle with it. So, if you were just starting out, what 1 or 2 chisels would you have? I would appreciated any other comments or tips that you have, too.
  4. I agree doing with your 2 step glueing process. I almost never try to glue all 4 sides at the same time... and I agrre/ legs up but you do need a flat surface. I pieces of 3/4" MDF or flat plywood sould give you that if your glueing bench is not flat. Shim the corners of the MDF and check with a straight edge to make it flat. You can also cover you table saw and use that for your flat surface. I use a piece of melamine with rasie curbs on 2 adjacent side that meet at a corner and I know that the raise curbs mee at 90 deg - helps in squaring up the piece. Oops - looked at your picture -----In you case with a long piece - take the time get all 4 corners in the same plane as if they were a flat table. It's time well spent.
  5. I think that they took 250,00 stills and splices them togther.
  6. Family time for whatever reason is precious. You have a great place for family.
  7. Nidley done. I like the drawers.
  8. I have used alcohol - no problem. I have also used a rag slightly damp iwth mineral spirits but I gave it time to dry - also no problems.
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    Road trip

    We are headed for VA for family reunion next weekend. Should be a great time. Added bonus....we are booked into an air BnB for one night on the road and it turns out the owner restores furntiture. He said he would show me around is shop. Looking forward to that. ON the way back we are going to visit the Ark Encounter in northern KY. I know that it is run by a religious organization that leans toward the creationism but it should be intersting. At leat I'll find out how long a cubit is.
  10. As long as you have a door wide enough to get that occassional big piece out, I would say that you are good. I would love to have a double 36" door.
  11. Not ot hijack this thread but, I guess this is related. Different ceiling heights can change your lighting. How many lumens should you have on a workbench surface for layout work ( pencil and scribe lines, etc)? Maybe lumens is not the correct word.
  12. I have a Rikon 17" 30-326 drill press and really like it. No electronics but speed is adjustable by rotating a lever. It has a long spindle travel and stay aligned well throughout the distance. I think that the 320 model is now current model.
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    Yep, no air in bag so I just tip it back and forth to diperse the solids that have settled to bottom of the bag. With ARS satin you can see when it's mixed. I really have not shaken it - just didn't seem like the right thing to do. I will have to try it.
  14. I have a 1 1/2 hp Laguna. It's about 6 ft tall.
  15. Nicely solution. I like to have my most used tools hanging up and visible as well.
  16. Equipment is not the problem. Getting your projects out could be of more concern. I have a 36" door and could not get by with less.
  17. 7'-6". 8 ft would be nice but I realy have not had a problem the way it is. All vertical equipment fits including dust collector.
  18. One consideration about a door between the shop and living areas is sound transmission. I would suggest a plain solid core door decorated with mouldings etc to simulate a panel door. You could even add a book matched veneer on the finish side. Just use your imagination. Good luck.
  19. I like it, nice work, And the carving adds a lot to the box.
  20. Your finish, or more correctly, the thickness and durability of your finish is more important than the thicknes of the veneer. Assumging that, several years from now, the finish shows serious signs of wear, it should be refinished before the wear affects the veneer.
  21. Visted there last spring - worth the trip but see the movie first.
  22. Pick a dream project and work towards it one skill at a time, you'll get there.
  23. Glad you could join us>
  24. Great epilogue. Glad to hear your back in the shop and your thumb is there with you. Take care -- no seriously --take care.