Minnesota Steve

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  1. Minnesota Steve

    who else wants carbide rod for burnisher?

    I have the Hock tools burnisher... it's 3/8" x 6" made from hard tool steel. It's a good size, if you're thinking about what to order...
  2. Minnesota Steve

    Northern Woods Exhibition

    I think that looks great. Yeah there's all sorts of different pieces. I hope to make it down this year... My wife is out of town so I'll have to talk the kids into going for ice cream or something. :-)
  3. Minnesota Steve

    Reaction to wood dust - extreme fatigue -unique?

    I have a particularly bad reaction to spruce/fir/pine. If I'm sawing SPF and not wearing a dust mask I will get the fatigue symptoms you speak of the next day. It can be really bad to the point I just need to sleep and am barely responsive to the world. Now I happen to know very well that I have allergies, and even take Claritin for it, but that doesn't help in this scenario. Just being on a jobsite, or walking through home depots lumber yard can trigger it, although not nearly as bad as if I'm sawing. But I just have to wear a dust mask to counteract this experience.
  4. Minnesota Steve

    Out-feed Table

    My only concern with those roller wheels is what happens to pieces which end up fitting in between the wheels? Like a narrow cutoff that's aligned just right... Do you really need wheels?
  5. Minnesota Steve

    I'm going to brag on a friend

    I assume that's a Monticello book stand? https://www.monticello.org/site/research-and-collections/revolving-stand Looks very nice, BTW!
  6. Minnesota Steve

    4" PVC to Flex hose Adapter needed

    I haven't tried this... but Rockler has long had adapters for schedule 20 pipe, and last year or so they introduced adapters for schedule 40. https://www.rockler.com/rockler-schedule-40-pvc-to-4-hose-adapter
  7. Minnesota Steve

    What to watch for when buying a used bandsaw

    Welcome to Craigslist. Set up alerts... https://www.howtogeek.com/363109/how-to-set-up-craigslist-alerts-for-email-or-sms/ The good stuff goes fast, you need to find it as soon as it's posted. Then you need to jump on it fast. And pick it up fast. It helps to really know what you're looking for, have a good idea what you're willing to pay.
  8. Minnesota Steve

    Avoiding "puddles" of dyed epoxy

    Tape off the area you don't want the epoxy?
  9. Minnesota Steve

    Harbor Freight DC with mods vs Grizzly G0548ZP

    I don't have a Super Dust Deputy(yet), but I've had several of the smaller dust deputies on my vacuum. That's what I started out with. My main advice on the cyclone is that the container the dust flows into has to be sealed up perfectly. In watching Cremona's video on his new dust collector I think that's a large part of the problem he's having. He had a followup showing his container and it seemed leaky. The other is that the cyclone on the Laguna may not be well designed. It seems short and fat. I think this is what you're thinking of doing... and it's a useful tutorial: http://www.grayhousestudio.com/harbor-freight-dust-collector-mod/ Oh, and one other thing with the cyclone... you have to not fill up the container, you want to empty it before it get's full... otherwise everything ends up going through and clogging up your filter and it's a real mess.
  10. Minnesota Steve

    Table saw fence

    This appears to be the manufacturer... they have more detail: http://www.mulecab.com/tablesaw.html
  11. Minnesota Steve

    Harbor Freight DC with mods vs Grizzly G0548ZP

    If it was me, I'd avoid the mods... I think the mod is great idea if you already have it and want to try to make it slightly better But getting something ready made for your purpose will work a lot better with less frustration. If you have 240V, I'd go with the Grizzly. But I think if you want to run 6" ducting even that might not be enough. Watch Matt Cremona's video about his dust collector upgrade...
  12. Minnesota Steve

    Some File Questions

    Interesting. I have a couple of Tungsten-Carbide rasps that my father had. They were made by General. They don't look quite as nice, and I haven't tried them... I believe they're from the 1980s and I was curious why I'd never seen anything else like it since.
  13. Minnesota Steve

    Woodworking Shows/Meetup

    So Benchcrafted posted a video of handworks 2017 today, and I thought maybe there was some news... but apparently not. While looking at Amana's event calendar I found this: http://www.amanacolonies.com/city/amana-colonies/event/woodfest-3/ It's a different focus, but might actually be more interesting as it's primary focus is handcrafted items. It's an annual event that's gone on for a few years.
  14. Minnesota Steve

    domino cutter shrunk?!

    Could it be wider on the very tip? Then maybe a question of technique, pushing it in too fast results in an odd hole? I'm reaching here... I don't see how it could shrink without you obviously seeing chunks of metal missing.
  15. Minnesota Steve

    Track saw kickback

    Interesting... Not sure it applies to your first incident with the plunge cut, but I was curious about the question of a riving knife and apparently the Makita track saw does not have this feature. Festool does, Dewalt does... even the Grizzly one Marc reviewed a few years back has one.