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Everything posted by Chet

  1. That is a great day for the two of you for sure.
  2. Just to share with you Ross, the tiles from Rubber Flooring Inc are light years better then most of the other interlocking floors. They are a pure joy to work on all day. But they probably cost more then the Harbor Freight type tiles.
  3. Watching Rockler's video, I was never really impressed with the old still that he shows in the beginning but I can picture some good uses for the Rockler model. It looks like a real quality unit. I might be putting this on the list. If they changed the blue anodized aluminum to red they could double the price.
  4. I haven't had any kind of tripping problem at all with mine. They sweep up pretty well and vacuum even better. If you are thinking go doing the whole garage floor you might want t olook at their rolls, I think that is a lower price per square foot.
  5. I have had these 8mm strong rubber tile down for over a year and wish I had done it years ago. I can work in the shop all day and not feel wore out. You can get it in locking tiles or custom cut rolls.
  6. Welcome to the forums Luke, glad to have you join us.
  7. Chet

    Feet Up Rev 2

    We'll be there in late September, looking forward to it.
  8. As a matter of fact, today I did. I actually vacuumed, getting ready to spray the finish.
  9. A good idea that actually is already in the making.
  10. Today she started off by adding a small chamfer to the bottom edge of the table top. First some practice with a piece of scrap. Then on to the actual top. Then it was a lot of sanding. She started out using my ETS 150/5 but was a lot more comfortable using the smaller 125. Practiced drilling the holes for the figure 8's. Then getting it done on the actual aprons. She tried doing a chamfer on the bottom of a scrap leg and she was doing fairly well but she said that she kept losing the grip of the plane and her hand was always s
  11. Well she cut a bunch of curves today. First up the legs. She did a curved reverse taper on the two outside faces of the legs. I cleaned up those cuts at the router table with a pattern bit so this makes two machines in the process that she didn't want to use, first the jointer and now the router table. I think she has made some good choices in not doing anything she is not comfortable with. Here she is cutting the curves on the leg. This is the second cut with the waste from the first cut taped back on. It looks like her back hand is in a bad place but I posed most of the pictures wi
  12. Its 1.75 hp. 115 volt. I never even thought of checking Grizzly
  13. I am interested in what brands of remote switches you all use for your dust collectors. I have had a Long Ranger for a number of years that just died and I need to replace. I was happy with it but wanted to hear from you guys.
  14. You might want to check this out also, Marc had some problems with the oak cracking when steam An I think he discusses the solution.
  15. My neighbor Just had his heater and A/C replace including the condenser and every quote he got was with in pennies $9100. Some of this price may be because of our California location.
  16. Starting to look like your version of the Studley Chest. Well done Daniel.
  17. I have always been impressed watching them set the grain in the rasps by hand.
  18. If I was Maggie I think I would hold out for the Ribs and a Margarita
  19. The signature is a cool addition. How did you do that?
  20. I think most of us were lucky in this way. If I had been the smartest of the two we would have been in a lot of financial trouble. Happy Independence Day, you all.
  21. She heard all about it through her faculty advisor who is the same person that told us. She graduated from college in 1999.
  22. Her Mom, my oldest used to hang out with me in the shop with me, although at that time the "shop" wasn't nearly what it is now. We built some nice projects together. I would say that she listened to what I was saying back then because when she was in college part of her major required her to take a shop class were they learned how to make theater sets. We heard through the grape vine from the college that on a couple of occasions our daughter informed the instructor that "there was a safer way to do that".
  23. Well right now the other three grand kids haven't really had the same interest as she has, so right now she stands first in line to take over the shop when I leave this earth for better things.
  24. We started of today by cutting the legs and aprons to final length. First she trued up one end of all the legs using the cross cut sled. Set up a stop block to cut them to final length. Here she was learning how to check the setup of the stop block for correct length before cutting the long aprons to final size. And making the cuts. Next we did all the joinery for the legs and aprons. For this we used Dominos. I forgot to take pictures of this because I was enjoying watching how well she has adapted to using this machine in such a short period
  25. Not a lot to show for the day but she learned how to do some different things. First she ripped the top pieces to width for glue up. Then did some layout for dominos to help with the glue up. Then she practiced using the domino machine on some scraps. Then on to the real thing. Applying glue... ...and into the clamps. After this she practiced cutting curves on the band saw and cleaning them up, first with the spindle sander. and then using a spoke shave. After that and some lunch, we took the top out of th