Just Bob

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  1. 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.
  2. I have the pattern makers vise, it is a great addition to work shop. Which gun stock vise? I am looking for one.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. I agree. Nobody I know would gobble them up. Sorry couldn't resist.
  7. Total Boat is a good product, but for what you are planning, you are going to want something that is easily repairable. At a minimum any epoxy is going to require that you sand down the old finish. If the table is going to be under an awning, and not directly exposed to the elements I would look at "hard wax" products. I have a butcher block table on my deck that I used osmo poly x for the finish. The poly x is intended for interior flooring and furniture, and not for outdoor furniture, but, they do make products that offer UV protection and help to resist warping. I used the poly x because it is what I had in my shop. That being said it has held up well, it is very easy to to repair, and there is no visible warping or other problems after several years. I live in the north west, and our weather is not comparable, but we do have year round high humidity, and this year our summer temps have been consistently in the high 90s. Our table is under an awning and exposed to direct diffused sun.
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    Yes. It was a good system when I bought it 5yrs ago, but age and heat have taken its toll. I still haven't found one that I really like. There are some that take front and rear vids from the unit that is attached to the front windshield or rear view mirror. Those are the units that I will not use.
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    My current cam attaches to the rear window, no interior camera views. I absolutely agree with not having an interior camera.
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    In Washington state, the law requires a police officer to respond, investigate, and issue a citation to the "at fault" driver. Because of the "defund police" movement and a recent state law eliminating the national standard of reasonable suspicion, and now requiring probable cause for police contacts, more and more jurisdictions are refusing to dispatch an officer to non-injury accidents. This leaves it up to insurance companies to determine fault, based on a "he said, he said" basis. Even in a no fault state I want to have the evidence to prove my case in a civil court if needed. I feel far more comfortable with a dash cam, to back up my statements. When I replace my current dash cam, I want front and rear views, accurate GPS to record speed, direction of travel and location. Seamless blue tooth to send the recording to my phone or the "cloud".
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    I am interested in the replies. I will probably have to replace mine soon I think it is dying from heat stroke.
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    One of the grandsons wants a guinea pig "castle". I bought some pine for project today. Thought the end stamp was appropriate for wood prices today.
  13. Bar Keepers Friend is a cleaner, this tannin spot remover is one of the products I found after a search. I have never used this product so no idea how effective it is. The few times I have done this I used a hydrogen peroxide soaked rag on the spot. I had mixed results with that, and would probably go with a store bought product in the future.
  14. That looks like a tannin stain, caused by the wood being in contact with a metal pipe or strapping. I would try a tannin spot remover before trying to plane or sand. There are "home brew" methods of removing tannin stains if you don't want to buy an off the shelf product. That split will definitely need to reinforced before the epoxy fill. A number of butterflies/dutchman would help.
  15. Don't know if this will help, and you probably have one, but ereplacements has an exploded parts diagram that might be of use.
  16. Shelix included written instructions for my Dewalt. They may do the same for you. If not contact them and see if they have info or ideas for you.
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    Got a little warm today. This is on the East side of my shop, right after it stopped getting filtered sun. We are 10 miles from the Puget Sound and 60 miles South of Canada. I can't imagine being further inland.
  18. It's a great idea. Do you have any weight in the rear to counter the weight of the water? My rear tires are liquid filled and I have a ballast box when using my forks for heavy stuff.
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    Ooo! Ooo!

    Pretty sure it is related to this commercial. progressive.
  20. I know, I have wanted one for several years and finally had a true need. Wife wants some sculpted chairs, so it will get used.
  21. 5 months since I ordered it and 2 months after I finished the project I ordered it for.... still it's very pretty!
  22. When I built my shop I planned on coating the concrete. I chose not to, primarily because of cost. But I did do a lot of research. I found this forum had the most information.
  23. No, I ended up having to put a large tray underneath the grinder to contain the water spills. It may depend on what you sharpen but any blade that extends past the edge of the water tray dripped and made a mess.
  24. I have had mine for 8yrs, and really like it, but..I hate dealing with the water. I replaced my grinding wheel with this CBN wheel and eliminated the water mess.