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. You gotta hand it to them, what they're doing is probably easier and more efficient than any heavy equipment move. And cheaper, too. I don't believe the Amish drink beer, so it's just pizza .
  2. I bet someone bought that barn and the deal was cash & carry.
  3. By the time I looked into buying a buzzer it was harder to get than toilet paper.
  4. Got my hair cut today. Fantastic feeling. Such a little thing, but a wonderful mood elevator.
  5. "How is the access to the walkout door from the street", he asked with more than a hint of jealousy. Can you roll a pallet jack? I bet it has a view, too?
  6. I have the Bora 3550. It's heavily built and I also like four wheel steering. One caveat, unlike other mobile bases the lever action does not lower the wheels, rather it lowers the support legs, which is opposite of what you'd expect. Not an issue for me, but when you put it together give some consideration to where the levers are. If you snag one with a toe while jointing that corner will be able to roll.
  7. I like that remote speed control. That would be a nice feature to have.
  8. Mark J

    CNC Laser Cutters

    I am interested in exploring CNC laser cutters, if only theoretically at this juncture. I have done a little bit of laser work at a makers space, but unfortunately that is closing permenantly. I'm interested in etching and/or cutting both acrylic and wood. So what's out there at a hobby level or even an upscale hobby level? I see adds for CNC routers with laser options at Rock-Craft, but are these toys or capable? How thick a piece of acrylic can you cut with these things?
  9. Agree, it depends a great deal on the accuracy you're trying to achieve in the cut angle and the surface smoothness you want. My SCMS is limited to a 4" deep cut and I'd like to be able to square up 6x6x6 blocks. So I explored the question of how to cut thicker pieces, searching the internet and at the IWF. I did not find anything better than a bandsaw, but cutting through a 6 inch long piece is a way different problem than cutting through a 6 foot piece. I am sure there are industrial solutions, in fact I did see a 14" radial arm saw--still gives me the willys. Probably nothing practical. Maybe some kind of router jig to flatten a rough cut end? Would it be possible to some how clamp the Pantorouter to the end of a beam? Or could the beam be stood up against the side of a raised porch or deck? Probably dumb ideas. Just thinking out loud.
  10. I would say the best time to buy a SawStop is when you see a used one go up for sale.
  11. Barbers and salons are supposed to open on Friday here. I can't wait, but I'm betting there will be lines and I won't be able to get in for several days.
  12. I was thinking it might be grain variation, too, but you're lookin' at it. Do you have any spare veneer on which you can experiment?
  13. When you tested your systems did you use any particular methodology?