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collinb last won the day on April 20 2021

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  1. Yup. Some pieces of woodworking look like shop class crafts. Others look like pieces of art. (Most, it seems, fall somewhere between.) The details are only accomplished through developed skills. (I can't imagine these guys making two guitar necks indiscernably alike.) A little bit of natural ability helps. But lots of practice and a mindset that won't let the finer points be forgotten. I'll probably never be there in my woodworking, but probably half-way. Nice looking stuff. Not art, but nice.
  2. The scraping, planing, and gluing techniques.
  3. It's for acoustics. It pull the forearm away from the sound board slightly, providing More volume Better hand angle to the strings Protecting the finish.
  4. Anyone here ever build a wood guitar arm rest?
  5. I'm going to be fluting some cherry for a door casing. Was wondering if there is a preference or advantage to using a jig with the wood face-up vs doing it on a router table with the wood face-down.
  6. Tx. I think I will grind it down for sharpening.
  7. I picked up an old Bailey 4 1/2 a few weeks ago. Started the restoration process. Looking at the blade, the edge is pretty rough. But it can be ground down. It’s a thick one. But I can’t figure out the brand.
  8. Thanks. Being a patient shopper, those older saws can be gotten at a reasonable price since everyone seems, for some reason, to want batteries. Can't for the life of me figure out why. And the 1/4" steel stock ... if you know anyone at a scrap yard you could probably also score some for $0.00. Right after building it, it saved me about 30 minuted cutting metal for the popup camper enhancement.
  9. Earlier I moved the end bench (2000 Bayside Elite) to the side to give us more walking space the length of the pop up. By doing that we also gained better access to astorage area beside the fridge. In some campers that space might be a cassette commode. In ours it’s a hole. (A useless, clutter-collecting black hole.) Now that it is accessible we wanted to make the most of it. We used a “camping box” for 30+ years that the wife’s folks had gotten in the mid 60s but the space and size were getting old. That hole gave us the opportunity to eliminate the big box for one that will drop in. 16x16x21. Set the shelves to the height needed by your camping experience. It just drops in. The dowel approach was used to air movement. I also modified the lid. The hinge is gone in favor of a lip and slot along with a bumper on the front to keep it from sliding off. Parting with the hinge allowed an extra inch of depth. All that remains is to put a block on the floor so that it doesn’t rub the rear light wires in the bottom of the hole.
  10. Finally got around to building it. The 1/4” stock holds the saw solidly. I am going to tie down the switch (maybe with some twine) and use my foot switch for on/off. Have one small countersink to redo, but all is well.
  11. Every so often I need to cut a piece of metal for a bracket or some such. And this weekend I got a bargain on a metal-cutting bandsaw. (Yes, it's hefty. It's probably more than I need.) I'd like to take it off the current base and mount it vertical. So far I've not found a projects suitable for this size of saw. Anyone seen something suitable? (I've also considered selling this one and getting a small unit that might work as a vertical benchtop unit.)
  12. Got in the parts from Grizzly yesterday. Then set about to add sacrificial pieces. Should serve me well the rest of my woodworking life.
  13. I found Grizzly has the parts. And the gas springs look to be no more than on Amazon. Plus, one shipping source cuts costs. Tx. Plus, I couldn't tell if those 5.xx" that extend to 7.xx" were really the right specs.
  14. It's a nice unit. Got it a few weeks ago. But as I do so often the excitement of a nice piece of hardware distracted me from investigating parts availability. Looking for three things. (1) It only has one of the three fence rods. Would like to get the other two. (2) The easiest thing will probably be one of those indexing locking knobs for locking the depth limit rod in place. It currently has a hex head bolt in that position. (3) A 5-inch gas spring. For this I'm going to check out some alternative automotive & other supply sources. Any thoughts?