Mark J

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About Mark J

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    : Chicago area
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    Furniture. Turning.
    Any other project that looks functional or fun.

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  1. Mark J

    Drying lumber

    +1 on Electrophysics moisture meter.
  2. Mark J

    How do you transport your wood?

    That is very cool looking. I don't know what a Dodge 700 is, but I gather it is based on a small car platform?
  3. Mark J

    How do you transport your wood?

    +1 for the truck shaped car -- as long as it's blue. Or red.
  4. Mark J

    Tormek T-7 and Longworth Chuck

    Great edges and great for honing and sharpening a tool with an existing profile. Even for changing a plane blade bevel or re-shaping a small turning gouge it's OK. But for re-shaping a heavy turning tool like a large skew or gouge it was too slow for my likes.
  5. Mark J

    Tormek T-7 and Longworth Chuck

    The Tormek is sold. The Longworth chuck is still available.
  6. Mark J

    How do you transport your wood?

    I agree with all the good advice given above. I will add a couple of comments. A trailer you own has to park somewhere safe from theft, but also out of the way and where the spouse isn't going to complain about it. Another option to renting from UHaul is to rent a pickup from the Home Despot or other big box. These can be used to haul anything, not just store purchases and it's fast. It took me about 15 min to rent a full size pickup to move my kid's apt. The price was very reasonable.
  7. Mark J

    What did I do wrong?

    @Slightlyoutofsquare given your interest you might find Bob Flexner's book "Understanding Wood Finishing" worth having around. It's an easy read and good reference. Explains how different surface coatings work. You've found yourself in a really great hobby. From what your saying I can see you're just as much a natural as any of us.
  8. TORMEK T-7: This unit has been lightly used and is in great condition. There is negligible wear on the stone. I have had this for 2 or 3 years, but my sharpening needs have changed now that I am more focused on turning, so I am parting with this excellent system. It is being sold with Tormek Handbook and DVD as well as all of the originally included accessories: SE-76 Square Edge Jig; TT-50 Truing Tool; SP650 Stone Grader; WM-200 Angle master; and nearly full tube of PA70 honing Compound. In addition I am including a Tormek machine cover that was an extra cost option. If you would like to read more about the Tormek T-7 check out Tormek's web page. The Tormek's are top quality and new are quite expensive. I am asking $350. LONGWORTH CHUCK: I also have a 16 inch Longworth chuck from Ron Brown's Best. This is lightly used and a great product. It mounts to your scroll chuck using 50mm jaws. The mounting requires dovetail jaws, but alas does not mate well with my jaw set, so I am parting with it. New price is $200. I am asking $100. Buyer pays shipping and packaging. Local delivery could be arranged.
  9. Mark J

    What did I do wrong?

    Techically a ketone, but it probably will disolve shelac.
  10. Mark J

    Table saw help

    And use the same or similar blades.
  11. Mark J

    What did I do wrong?

    Welcome to the forum. You've found a great place to learn.
  12. Mark J

    Panel Sled

    OK, a general sled question. This panel sled is all on one side of the blade, so only one runner. But if your building a sled that crosses the blade, like a crosscut sled, where both miter slots are accessible is better to install two runners or only one?
  13. Mark J

    Plumbing leak and rust

    Given what PVC pipes usually carry, the brown stuff may not all be rust .
  14. Mark J

    2 Presents Done

    Very nice! Somebody must be very deserving.