Jason Hotze

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  1. Anyone in the DC area there is a good deal on craigslist for a Lie Nielson Low angle Jack Plane and a medium shoulder plane. Look pretty new. http://fredericksburg.craigslist.org/tls/5743272851.html http://fredericksburg.craigslist.org/tls/5743273125.html
  2. I think 9 ft would be fine with two bases and much simpler. I had 14 inches of hangover on the ends to accommodate a person sitting on the ends. If you did 17 ish of over hang you'd basically make up the difference in the middle. The cross beams are simple screwed in to the main post with a dowel plug covering them up. They weren't structural at all and cutting 16 angled tenons and 16 mortise's did not sound like fun to me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I can't put the Sketchup on this forum from my phone so if you have an email I can send it to you. Also have a bunch of pictures from the build process if your interested. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Don't mean to keep putting this table on so much but it's looks just like what your doing. This was long grained pine from a hardwood dealer in NC. I paid 2.50 a bf and it was about 350 dollars all together. I have the Sketchup for it if you need it or have any questions about it. The top is just under 2" thick and 8' by 40" Walnut would be astronomical at about 4 times the price where I am at and that's not including the waste from removing the sapwood. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Two it blew my internet router and cat 6 distributor. It actually hit the tree in my front yard I found out. Blew the bark off one entire side and out a few large holes in my yard where the electricity escaped the ground I'm assuming. I don't have any 220 tools so I don't know about the protectors for those. I rent this house so it doesn't have a whole home protector but I did have one on my house I owned. Def a good piece of mind. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. So last night my house was struck by lightening. Besides scaring the piss out of my family I found I had a faulty surge protector. Just so happened to be the one my very large TV, PS4, cable box and stereo were plugged into that are now all very expensive paperweights. When I found this I immediately went to my shop and luckily I keep most things unplugged anyway in case my kids get out there but my jointer and brand new Laguna bandsaw were plugged into a surge protector that luckily worked. The surge protector is dead but my tools work still. Just something to think about if you guys live somewhere that thunderstorms are a regular occurrence. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I started probably well before my skills would have normally allowed. I literally wrote a craigslist ad about custom furniture. I got a ton of calls and after talking and working it down I got a few customers that paid the prices I asked and I learned A LOT! In the process. Nothing expands your skills like building on other people's money and have their expectations at the end. I literally got the price of materials plus 10% and then just picked a price I thought was fair and wasn't so high to scare them off. It's not an exact science. Sometimes you immediately wish you said more because the customer is not shocked whatsoever. Sometimes they freak and your price scares them away. I find explaining all of the expenses to them down to wear I'm making about ten dollars an hour and they usually understand. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. That's a really good idea! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. So far in my limited experience with it, it is an amazing saw. The only issue I have noticed is there is a little vibration from the machine. Absolutely nothing major about this, or anything that I notice affects its job. I have seen a few articles and videos that changing the tires fixes this. I also do not have the mobility kit and it is sitting on the garage floor with the rubber feet provided. I did find a spot in the garage where it where I didn't need to shim the feet. The only complaint that I have is that the instruction manual is basically garbage with the pictures being bad at best. Luckily the assembly was fairly straight forward. Also none of the allen keys were included and of course the three different sizes I needed were the ones missing from my metric set haha.
  9. Yep good call on that guide. I had lowered it all the way down in order to tilt the table forward. The resting bolt was about three turns away from being square to the blade. For blades I just bought the 110" Resaw King and that's the only one for now. I only plan on resawing, rough ripping and very shallow curves on this one. I have a smaller craftsman with an 1/8th inch blade for small stuff. Can't wait to start buying 6/4 and getting two boards from it haha Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. So I just got this bad boy and holy cow I love this bandsaw. Within an hour of it being out of the box I was ripping 1/8 or less veneers dead straight. This thing is awesome. Only Issue I had was I practiced cutting a curved drawer front on a 8 inch wide piece of scrap maple and the bottom and top of the cut were off but I think that had to do with where I entered the cut at. Phenomenal saw! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Yea I did mine in about ten minutes but I think I'm going to remake the square edge holders a little better Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Ok roger I did make that jig after all haha. Do the square corners that wrap the ends need to be perfectly square? Yours looked like one that had a starter hole for a jigsaw and that's what I did but the roughness doesn't seem to square it up well. Thanks again! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Ha thanks bud. That's just sitting on my assembly table Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Whoah roger. Def wasn't planning on building a space jig tonight. I'm gonna cut the rabbets in the back first and figure out the glueing later. Think I got an idea for spline using my biscuit router bit Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Sorry to keep flooding with pics but here is the final one. And now that I have the procedure I have many frames to make! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk