Just Bob

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  1. No, very little dust is exhausted and nearest neighbor is over 1/4 mile away.
  2. Grizzly has a good selection of butcher block. I don't know how the price compares to Ikea.
  3. This is my bucket list project. It is a French day bed from around 1860, we bought it while I was stationed in Germany in 1979. Solid walnut no veneers. I doubt I could afford the walnut now. My wife's grandmother did the upholstery.
  4. I have had the shelix head for 9yrs. Have not rotated the cutters yet. Replaced the belt twice.
  5. A decent USA made anvil is very hard to find and expensive when you do. There are alternatives like a chunk of railroad track fastened to a large chunk of wood. Check out knife making forums they are usually friendly, The Knife Network Forums : Knife Making Discussions - Powered by vBulletin is one that I used to belong to.
  6. Old hard drives are another great source. Those magnets are kidney shaped, which may limit their use, but they are great for hanging tools in the shop.
  7. Everything you wanted to know about magnets. K&J Magnetics - Strong Neodymium Magnets, Rare Earth Magnets (kjmagnetics.com)
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    Hijack!

    Actually that's 197, we hit 48 on the 22nd.
  9. You do realize that this was 6yrs ago? I have trouble remembering yesterday! That said I am 95% sure that after the first coat I went to full strength. One caveat, I installed and finished the original counter top so I was able to use the exact same brand name and type of poly. Hopefully you will be able to do the same. If it matters I still can't find the transition line and the counter looks pretty darn good today.
  10. While I was working in my shop I have a 3M respirator that I wear. But we had a couple of nice days in late Oct and I took the chair outside to shape. I was stupid and did not wear any protection while working outside, thinking the breeze would be enough. I am recovering but it has been a long haul. Apparently at 70 it aint as easy 20 was. I need a full face respirator because I now wear glasses and I need eye protection too.
  11. Thanks I will check it out. I know they are expensive. Last October I made a sculpted chair that required a lot of grinding/sanding etc.... I thought I was being careful with the dust, and my face mask was adequate. I spent November in the hospital with aspiration pneumonia, and December getting daily antibiotic infusions. I will spend the money on a respirator.....
  12. Which one? I am very interested, and need to buy one.
  13. I make my own. Got the idea from @derekcohen web site. Easy to make with used jig saw blades.
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    Spiders

    The one I have been using has lasted about 2yrs. Just sprayed the other day, worked great.
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    Spiders

    I get a lot of spiders and I hate them. I spray this spray on the inside perimeter of the shop twice a year and it really works well.
  16. I have never had an issue with drying or weakening a joint. I suppose it could happen, but let common sense drive and it shouldnt.
  17. I use thickeners all the time. It just depends on what I am doing, and how I am going to use it, that determines which thickener I a going to use' If I am going have exposed joints, but not worried about strength, I will used very fine saw dust from the project that I am working one. This is the most common use for me. If I need a thickener that wont weaken the bond I use the West System 404. It is a silica based thickener that allows you to adjust the thickness without affecting the bond. but it is pure white I will very much show on an imperfect joint. Over the years I have use, used coffee grounds, saw dust, one of my kids even wanted me to use egg shells for her project, that even worked.
  18. Sink cutouts, in counter tops has been my primary use. The saw has an alignment mark indicating where the blade will enter. Make all 4 cuts, finish off with a jigsaw/handsaw and the cutout is complete. Another place is to cut out a bad spot in a wood floor. Same principle. Those are the two that I can think of, I am sure there are more.
  19. Like @ChetI started with the 75" & 55" rails. Over the years I have added different rails that were project specific. I added several accessories, the angle guide, plunge cut stop and parallel guides, to be specific. Again these were project specific, the angle guide and plunge cut stop are very useful in my shop, the parallel guides are not. This was before companies like TSO and Woodpecker came out with their rail square products. Then I bought the TSO rail guide before the Woodpecker guide was available. If I was starting over today I would still buy the tracks, the plunge cut stop, and add the Woodpeckers rail square because of the built in angle guide. One last thing, DO NOT attempt a plunge cut without the stop in place. The kick back is terrifying. Don't ask.
  20. What part of the country do you live? After 50yrs I doubt it is going to get much worse as long as you protect it from the elements. I bought mine in 1976, and didn't do anything with it until about 20yrs ago. It was either in storage or hanging out in my garage. I honestly don't remember what finish I put on it but I suspect it was Danish oil, since that was my preferred finish at the time. If you are concerned about the large crack you could butterfly it in a couple of places. That edge is going to be really hard to finish. If I was going finish mine today, I would brush epoxy on edge and inside the large voids. Then I would finish the top and bottom with Osmo Polyx. It is really durable and easy to apply. It is really too bad that you don't have a place in your house for it. But finished with a base the right person will pay a small fortune! Ours is about 4' x 2' it a root burl, and we paid $75.00 for it. I was offered $3k not to long ago.
  21. I have the pattern makers vise, it is a great addition to work shop. Which gun stock vise? I am looking for one.
  22. Did you get any permitting grief about installing a sink in the shop? When I built my shop, the county declined my permit because they were concerned that we would turn the building into a living space for rent. I took the sink out of the plans.
  23. One last thought before you buy the jig. I bought the jig when I was making a number of raised panel doors, and it really helped. But since then I have changed to just using a backing board to cut the stiles. Doing that saved setup time because I could leave the router at the same height drop in the next bit and move on. Changing to that method left my jig gathering dust. The last time I used it, just a couple of months ago was for some hickory doors, and the hickory kicked my butt and I needed the jig. Guess my point is, it is a great jig, but there are other ways to do the work without spending the money.
  24. I have had the woodpecker sled for at least 10yrs, and have used it with several different fences. I don't see a reason it would not work with a jessem fence. The fence would have to be at least 3" tall for the sled to make contact with the fence.