Minnesota Steve

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  1. I have that book my Tom Moser on Shaker furniture... It's a really good book for ideas... there are measured drawings of a number of Shaker pieces, and it goes into some detail on design elements.
  2. Their website has a "special" which reveals some pricing... But that's at the NE Mpls location... not sure if it applies to jordan. http://siweklumber.com/category/lumber/ This is about what I remember for cherry... $6 for 4/4, $9 for 8/4... their sale gives about 10% off. So $5.4 for the 4/4 and $8 for 8/4. They do have some #2 cherry for $3.20 a bdft... I think the Siwek's stuff is surfaced... That seems to be the trend these days.
  3. I bought fancy lag bolts from Le Depot a Domicile.
  4. Agreed. There were a lot of really nice pieces this year.
  6. Maybe you could invent something? Most japanese saws have replaceable blades... you just need to take a blade and fabricate a new handle? I used to really hate using western saws until I got a fairly good one(Veritas) and then learned to just let the weight of the saw make the cut instead of pushing down. I just have a cheap Shark saw. They do sell one with a pistol grip handle, but it's not a fine blade, it's made for carpentry.
  7. Go buy one of these: https://www.menards.com/main/building-materials/siding/siding-tools/malco-trim-nail-punch/1460009/p-1444438824223-c-13071.htm?tid=-7954264049280437957&ipos=1 It'll let you nail without marring the surface... and you can set the nail into the little grooves of the soffit. I did pre drill sometimes, when I didn't have a good angle for the hammer as you need to give it a hard first whack to punch thru. Don't need much, just a small pilot hole for the nail to slip into. Only because nail heads aren't real pointy. Could probably accomplish the same with
  8. I'd try removing the piece on the underside of the rail to see if there's a bolt or something there. That'd be the least damage. If that ain't it... saw the couch in half. I would have thought putting it up on end at the bottom you could turn and bring it down the last section. Like don't do what these guys did:
  9. There usually attached using a hanger bolt... and a nut you tighten down. And then you glue in a plug. It's either in the newel post, or from the underside of the rail. Now I need a picture of the couch. I'm having a hard time picturing why it's such a problem. Maybe you can take pieces off it? I have one couch where the feet on the bottom unscrew, makes it easier to move.
  10. I found this interesting... the Library of Congress has a book and photographs from when the cathedral was renovated in 1860. If you can read French, they have the whole book posted online as a PDF and has tons of detail on the work done. https://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2019/04/notre-dame-in-the-19th-century/ I suspect the Church will look at it as what can they do to reconstruct that'll last another several hundred years. I also think it might not look quite the same as it did. They may take a modern interpretation of old styling, much like Viollet-le-Duc's work in 1860. A work
  11. They released another episode... http://www.woodtalkshow.com/episodes/wt457-wood-talk-booty-call/ It sounds like they might continue to do some more, maybe just not as often?
  12. 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...
  13. 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. :-)
  14. 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.
  15. 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?
  16. I assume that's a Monticello book stand? https://www.monticello.org/site/research-and-collections/revolving-stand Looks very nice, BTW!
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. I'm planning on being there at 10am... Blue coat... I've finally got a blue wood whisperer shirt so I'll wear that too.
  20. There was a move with Gene Wilder called the Frisco Kid. That's about as much as I know about Frisco.
  21. 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:
  22. This appears to be the manufacturer... they have more detail: http://www.mulecab.com/tablesaw.html
  23. 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...
  24. If you like Air & Space... you need to check out the National Museum of the US Air Force at Wright Patterson in Ohio. We went when I was a kid... they have the Apollo 15 module, as well as stuff from Gemini, Mercury and mercury programs.. plus planes planes and more planes. So many planes. And not just US stuff... they've got MIG's and Messerschmitts and Zeroes... and they've got missiles like the Minuteman. When the kids are old enough I want to take them there, as it's the only location you can see a B-2 Spirit. My father was an engineer on the project when I was in high s