collinb

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  1. I've a Ryobi D41 laying around, not being used. 5A. VSR, with case. $10 + shipping. Corded, of course.
  2. Once in a while I see some woodworking that catches my eye. In a local Salvation Army there's a Telefunken console accompanied by two cabinet pieces. They're all quite continental in styling though the console is a bit browner than the cabinets (assuring me that they didn't come as a set). The cabinet veneer is matched nicely. All in all, some pretty stuff that I can't quite afford either in $$ or space. It's just nice to look at.
  3. Thanks. Doing well. It's the length of rotator cuff surgery that's the issue. I'm 3 months out but still can only lift about 2 lbs with the left arm. Ug.
  4. Never looked at a Triton before. Interesting that both it and Bosch have a built-in lift for table mounting.
  5. Now comparing .... 1. Bosch MRF23EVS (or MRP -- the plunge version) vs 2. Makita RD1101 vs 3. Milwaukee 5616-20 vs 4. Dewalt DW618B3. Currently rating them : 1,3,4,2. But it's going to be fun.
  6. As my left arm strength returns I'm looking for a router (2+HP, 1/2" collet) that has the power button on the grip. And, the older I get the practical it sounds. But it seems like few have that feature. DW625, for example. Plunge or fixed, that doesn't matter. Any recommendations?
  7. Ok, so I'm keeping my primary equipment. But still some good stuff to sell. More than is pictured. If you're near Westerville or would simply like to meet, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. https://columbus.craigslist.org/gms/d/westerville-tools-household-woodworking/7156275476.html
  8. Every so often I come across a piece of equipment that's to me new. It's not that it's unexpected since my hobby-grade items would certainly have a commercial big brother out there somewhere. (Yes, I am still enamored by the gizmos.) I just don't come across the commercial units very often. And of course there's probably more than one maker and style of each, like everything else. But I though this was pretty nifty. Still very mechanical and manual. This is listed locally on CL.
  9. Check out the bit in the fifth picture vs the description! https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/286684559197843/
  10. Picked it up for a buck at a yard sale this am.
  11. collinb

    Introduction

    I am also from Wisconsin. What part are you from. Me, down in Grant county. Also, when it comes to those little table saws, there are ways around their lacks. (My shop is also a 2-car garage with everything on wheels.) For ripping sheet goods get a good circular saw and appropriate horses. For ripping boards, a 14" bandsaw with a good blade doesn't take up a lot of real estate. And a sled on a smaller saw can provide accurate board cross-cuts to give you the 90 degrees required. IOW you can do a lot with a little. And a sled can be used for miters, too.
  12. collinb

    Photography

    What is your film and developer of choice? I really miss APX100!
  13. Found on FB. Looks like a small mill structure, but am not certain. A guy is clearing out stuff and didn't have a description b/c he doesn't know. (Apparently a family estate item.)
  14. I've always liked the classic Wharfedale "D" series of the speakers, circa 1970. They put a nice wood trim around the edges. But, not knowing how to approach recreating such a trim for another speaker, I'm wondering of someone who is practiced with hand carving might outline the sequence needed to do this. (Then, after my arm returns, some practice.)
  15. Nope. Only took them for a day and a half prophylactically. That was plenty. Just a steady stream of ibuprofen, also being reduced.
  16. My wife has been helping me. (She's a RN.) I did this to help me and take just a little load off her.
  17. Thanks, all. Visiting with the surgeon on Thurs. PT starts next week. The one thing I know is that he couldn't fix everything on the first pass and a second procedure will be required down the road. :-)
  18. If you've ever had rotator cuff surgery you know what the end is. That was 12 days ago. I finally got around to something ... a sock assist gizmo. Best (only) woodworking I've done in a couple weeks. Maybe it will inspire someone. :-) Maybe I should have entitled this "practical woodworking." Of course it's not "fine" as little of mine is. But if you or a friend/family member is anticipating this surgery consider this a gift idea. :-) #1. One 6" x 18" x 1/2" base, plywood. Good enough material that you won't have to worry about splinters #2. Two 4" x 4" x 3/4" side blocks. Can be cheap pine or about anything. #3. Four 3" x 3/8" dowel pieces. I used oak. Step 1: Cut a ring at about 1/4" from the end of each dowel piece for a little sock friction. You don't need much depth. Sand it so it doesn't snag the sock when it's pulled off. Step 2: Drill into the block to a depth of 1.5". Add glue and insert dowel pieces, ring out of course. I made the gap 2" between the dowels. Step 3: Attach the blocks to the base by your preferred method. Add a counter-sink so the screw heads wouldn't scratch the floor beneath. Also, add a pilot in the blocks so your screw doesn't split the block, especially when going through the dowel. I placed the screws at 1" from each end. Option: Round over the back edges of the plywood to avoid splintering. Paint even. And for the historians among us: Twine not required but may be used for moving it on the floor with your hands instead of with your feet.
  19. The rep at Woodwerks was curious, too. Maybe something was mislabeled.
  20. So I went into Woodwerks this afternoon and took a piece of the wood with me. In the exotics was wenge. Most of the wenge was zebra-striped, but finer stripes than zebra wood of course. There was one piece of wenge with the same dark chocolate appearance and very similar end grain. The only real difference was the cut. That tended to be a better quarter-sawn or rift sawn cut and mine certainly isn't given its cathedral arches.
  21. The second has a much more open grain.
  22. At least it looks like walnut. The first pic is a block that I got a few years ago that's clearly walnut. Heavy as concrete. It's the color of milk chocolate. Am looking forward to doing something with it. That's not the issue. The second pic represents a number of boards that I picked up recently. They're the right color, though a dark chocolate color. But they're pretty light-weight, at lest by comparison. Is it just another species of walnut, or something else?
  23. collinb

    FB is stupid

    Hey, nobody's getting groped around here!