Just Bob

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  1. Just Bob

    Miter Bench for the New Shop

    Man I really wish you would stop this...makes me feel inadequate! Another great video, and I really need to redo my festool organization.
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    Marking Knife Suggestions

    I made my own, using @derekcoheninstructions: https://www.inthewoodshop.com/ShopMadeTools/A Knife for Marking Dovetails.html easy and fun to make.
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    jet drum sander---- sandpaper

    I have seen repairs done to sanding belts where the joint has failed but not repairing the belt itself. Personally I would cut it up and save it for hand sanding. I buy rolls of paper, and cut my own primarily because I changed my drum sander to a hook and loop system which means I can not use precut belts.
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    Controlling epoxy while it cures

    Very Cool. What engine? Looking at the exhaust its not original! You can try a product made by Abatron https://www.abatron.com/product-category/wood-restoration-maintenance/ Their Wood Epox and Liquid Wood mix very well, to any consistency you want. It is a great product for restoring and repairing old wood. I like the orange wheels!
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    Jessem Mast-R-Lift 2?

    I have had the Triton in my table for about 4yrs, I started with the smaller router and after 6 months "donated" that one to my son and picked up the 001 for my table. It has been a joy to use. The DC is outstanding, I have never bogged it down, and the above table bit changes are great on my poor knees. There are complaints about the router not maintaining its set bit height, but I am convinced those users don't lock the router in place before they use it. Some people also complain about having to lock the power switch before raising the bit, to me this is just makes the router safe, and eliminates the possibility of an accidental start when changing the bit. I have a cast iron table from Grizzly, and putting a lift in was not an option, (I took it to a machinist to see if they could cut in space for a plate, the answer was no.) I get a little envious of the fancy lifts out there, but then I look at the money saved and feel better. Here is how I have mine mounted. Lower DC
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    Un Safest Tool In a Woodworking Shop

    Hard lesson to learn. One Christmas Eve many years ago, I came home from a long days work and had to finish a jewelry box for my 12yr old daughter. I was cutting a piece of spalted maple on my underpowered Ryobi table saw. I pushed to hard, wood slipped, ripped cut my left thumb. Spent all of the 24th and most of the 25th in the ER (it is always a busy time of year for those folks). Daughter didn't get her jewelry box, I missed Christmas dinner, wife was extremely pissed. This could have easily cost me my real job, need two good hands for police work, but I did heal up. Left the blood on the ceiling as a reminder of "stupid is as stupid does" To answer Coop's question, table saw.
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    Opinions on the Nova Saturn DVR Lathe with Stand?

    I have the Nova DVR XP, I bought it used about 3yrs ago. I really like it, the controls took a little getting used to (they are all touch pads) so changing speeds in the middle of a project and be a little distracting. I don't turn long spindles, my rails are 24", but the lathe has handled everything I have wanted to do. Since it is direct drive there are no belts to deal with, and it is extremely quiet. Like @Mark J I would buy it again.
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    A box I could use some help with! Complete newbie

    You can "cook" purpleheart in an oven, if I remember correctly I used a 300 degree oven for about 20 min or until the purple came back. @phinds had a very extensive article on the process on his web page (HobbitHouseinc) I think. Use a torch, bring the marshmallows, cause all your going to do is have an expensive fire.
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    Drum Sander Conveyor Belt Tensioning

    I have a Grizzly drum sander and last Saturday I decided it was maintenance day. Put new casters on the base, cut a 4" hole in the drum cover for more and better DC, cleaned it, greased everything that is supposed to be greased, and then futzed with the tracking for the better part of 3 hours. I feel your pain.
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    Stuck Chuck

    I have a Grizzly chuck for my lathe, no issues. But what is wrong with yours?
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    New (and final) Shop!

    Very cool!
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    Wall Cabinet - Clark Kellogg Inspired

    Thanks for the write up, I always learn new things from your journals. And now I have pulled my egg beater out from under the drill press and I will find a place for it the bits I have on my work bench shelf. I have always been to lazy to pull it out, thanks for the reminder! Mine came from my grandfather too.
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    DeWalt 735- Shelix - Dust Collection

    I have the shelix in my 735 and my grizzly jointer. The fan on the 735 is overpowering your dc. Try running it with the hose connected and the dc off, I think you will see a reduction in the small chips. Only solution is a bigger dc. The 735 with the shelix head draws more amperage than the stock 735. I didn't test it but I have read several reviews that included amperage draw as part of the review. Every now and then mine will trip the breaker. I have an air filter running on the same circuit and have to shut it off before I start planning.
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    Workbench Build Ideas

    That picture was taken right after I had finished the bench. I put casters on it because I wasn't sure of how I wanted the bench oriented in my shop. Once I had it placed where I wanted it I took the casters off. I just turned 180 degrees so I could look out a window while I was working. When I made the bench I added an 6" wide apron on the back edge, you can kind of see it here. My intent was to make removable 18" long supports to make the bench a full 48" when cutting ply. I still haven't made the supports, they are on my list of stuff to get done before the end of the year.
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    Workbench Build Ideas

    I respectfully disagree about the deadman, for me, it provides support for larger pieces, whether it is a panel or single piece of wood. Working by myself I need all the help I can get. Using shop made "bench pups", from an article in FWW, creates all kinds of creative work holding ideas. I made my bench 30" wide for that reason, and I can clamp a full sheet of ply to it and cut it with my track saw. Oh and don't forget the paper roll for glue ups and finishing.