Minnesota Steve

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  1. I thought the Damstom clamps were expensive at half that price. :-)
  2. Well I was able to get the table saw downstairs. The top came off fairly easily, just the 4 outer bolts the instruction manual tells you to loosen to adjust it. Then I also had to back off the fine adjustment screws on the rear and it came right off. After that I strapped it to my handtruck, laid it down on it's back and removed much of the mobile base from the underside. Then just brought it down the stairs. Now I just have to reassemble everything and go back through all the alignment and such.
  3. Interesting thoughts. Either case it looks like you guys took off the top. I found some articles of others with the PCS who also took off the top. So it shouldn't be a big big deal. Nothing else, this will provide an excuse to buy a Woodpecker's saw gauge. The stretcher idea may work, except then I gotta find some strong guys and I don't want to burden my friends... and they'll stop coming over if every time I ask them to move something. So if you say the ICS was low center of gravity, your motor must be down towards the bottom? The PCS it's up towards the top and kind of
  4. I've been spending months trying to clear out room in our basement storage area so I could move my table saw, jointer and planer from the garage down there. I've made a lot of good progress. So I moved the planer fairly easily. It's just a DW735 on a stand. I figure all totaled it weighs maybe 150 lbs. I strapped it to a handtruck and down it went. So then I moved onto the jointer. A Powermatic PM54a. I couldn't easily use a handtruck with it as it's so long/tall/wide... so instead I took the cast iron off the base, and building a wooden crate around it and then basically
  5. I've had good luck using johnson paste wax on the cast iron of my jointer and table saw out in the garage. Then I cover them with a moving blanket. I have some smaller ones which are 72" x40" and they're the perfect size. The wax helps seal things, and the moving blanket helps keep condensation from settling. As far as hand tools go... keep a rap soaked lightly in 3-in-1 oil and just wipe them off with it when you're done.
  6. We have a pony wall which is a railing along the upstairs staircase. It's visibly crooked. If you hold up a 4' level from the base it's off more than an inch from the top to the bottom. When our kids were little I put a child gate up at the top that was permantly mounted. I had to shim the top bracket with a 2x4. :-)
  7. I always looked at grain filling as a practical manner rather than aesthetic. A table top you might want to fill the grain to make the surface easier to clean, especially that red oak where you could lose children in the table top. But a book case probably not as the open pores give you some aesthetic beauty.
  8. I actually had a very similar thing happen. But with an American made Pennsylvania House armoire I bought back in 2002 or so. Now in my case it's the top and since it's 6' tall nobody sees it so I haven't tried repairing it But what essentially happened is the lacquer melted. I haven't tried anything on it yet. I don't know what it is about these balls if they have acetone in them, or what, but there ya go. Anyway, since that event yoga balls have been banned to the basement or the garbage can. There should be a warning on them.
  9. Yeah... I learned early on to plan out things and cut similar length pieces together. I assume the tape measure is accurate to about a 1/4"...
  10. I plan to buy a full set eventually, but right now I just have green.
  11. This is kind of interesting and related... but those pegs in that rockler pick have some sort of metal flat backing. Might be like this pegboard protector plate, or likely built right into the hooks... https://www.palaydisplay.com/Pegboard-Protector-Plate-p-23051.html
  12. My only experience with an electric chain saw is a $50 plug in Homelite I bought at Home Depot. It was crap. It worked for my purposes of cutting up small limbs and landscape timbers, but it really didn't have much power.
  13. Rockler sells these which look interesting: https://www.rockler.com/small-8-piece-small-pegboard-holders-3-b-s-2-d-s-3-e-s
  14. If you cut out the backs to bend the wood, will this make it more likely to rot out?
  15. Our old AC started making more noise as the freon went low and it started failing. :-) Don't just let them refill it and leave.... ask that they do a leak test, where they add a marker into the coolant that they can then detect with an ultraviolet light. If you have a leak and you add more coolant it'll just leak out again.
  16. That word there I highlighted means you need a lawyer. The value of the tree isn't a lumber value, but rather a shade tree value. For instance Black Walnut is highly desired for lumber, but as a residential landscape tree is considered undesirable as it drops nuts and makes a mess. I found a pretty good publication from the extension service at Purdue that explains this and even has a formula. https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/FNR/FNR-473-W.pdf Although prices are going to be Indiana based, it'll vary by region. And there are arborist who can do this appraisal
  17. Oh if you already have a R-410 system it may not be that expensive to recharge.
  18. Call a professional. It's probably something bad as coolant doesn't just purposefully leak from a sealed system, there's a failure... We went through this with ours... it was a builder system, cheap and poorly installed. Ours was about 10 years old when we replaced the evaporator coils... that lasted about 4 years before something else broke and since that repair was going to be expensive, I just went and replaced everything, AC and Furnace. New system is more efficient, quieter, works better, and was installed properly. The old R-22 is restricted now so it just keeps gettin
  19. On Windows 10 use Windows-Shift-S... it allows you to select a portion of the screen to grab.
  20. Well I'm glad it worked out! I was curious to see how you eventually moved it. I need/want to move my Sawstop PCS and Powermatic PM54a down into the basement, and am planning to do some disassembly to make it easier.
  21. My father was an engineer at Zenith back in the 1960s. He told me once they had this meeting between the engineers and the marketing department. The engineers wanted to start building equipment in black boxes like they were seeing coming out of Europe and Asia. The marketing department assured them that people wanted stereos and televisions in walnut enclosures that looked like furniture.
  22. Looks interesting. Would have to see how it performs over time under different circumstances. To be that sensitive to detect a finger from a distance, I'm afraid it might easily false trigger with different normal cutting conditions.
  23. I've been thinking about this for a while, but haven't gotten around to setting anything up. I have a QNAP NAS at home, which can record off a surveillance camera, so no monthly fees. But I'll probably go with a PoE option, so just have to run a CAT5 cable out of the house which will provide power and network. I just haven't figured out where I want to put the camera. Thinking front porch.