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About Bombarde16

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  1. Bombarde16

    Why didn't I do this sooner?

    Seriously, I've had this Ryobi plunge router for fourteen years. The set screws that clamp the fence have always been a pain. Tiny Phillips head screws that get lost too easily, and the body of the router gets in the way of getting a screwdriver on them so the driver always cams out when you try to tighten. Enough is enough! While trying to make some headway on my workbench, I'm into the monster mortise phase of the project and need a reliable router fence. For the record, the set screws on this particular router base are M5-.8 threads. No way I was going to get real star knobs in that size off the shelf here, but a few hex bolts with some epoxy and scrap plywood have done the job nicely. The black spray paint is a bonus. Again, why the $^#&!@ did it take me over a decade to get this done?
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    Glue Up Gaps?

    Echoing John Fitz, this looks like planer snipe. My little cheapo does it, too, and I've gotten accustomed to starting with boards that are 6" overlength and then wasting off 3" from each end. If you're already committed to these boards as is (and Christmas is just around the corner, so I'd understand) then I say just glue them up and go for it. There's a vast field of gluing surface elsewhere in the blank, so this is not a safety hazard that will blow apart at speed on the lathe. This being at the end of the board, you're going to turn this section down to a much narrower diameter than the rest of the piece. That deep into the blank, the glue will have completely filled the gap. (Out towards the edge, not so much) Give it a little extra time for that thick glue joint to fully cure and go for it. The glue line in the handle ends will be a little more visible, but the rolling pin recipients will still be delighted.
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    Holly & Walnut

    As if I needed another excuse to get a stand mixer. Good call.
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    Holly & Walnut

    Firewood turned into a shameless attempt to curry favor with a prospective lady friend. Still not sure I like the greenish cast of this particular holly tree. Finished with paste wax, now I need ideas on what to put in it.
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    It sucks. Hard.

    Finally got the collection box done. Came up a few couplings short and I've got a few mods to make to the table saw's port before making the final connection. That said and for tonight, I can proudly report that it does indeed suck.
  6. Bombarde16

    How would you make this

    Steve is correct that this is a quick job for a bandsaw and an oscillating sander. I'd question the grain orientation of the clamp part. Certainly the ladies aren't cranking down crazy hard on these to hang a quilt. But too much force on that screw would split the curved piece rather easily. Orient the grain properly and you're free to invite Hercules over to crush all the quilts he likes. Lastly, I'd take this as an opportunity to do something nicer that the brass screw handle shown. Perhaps make custom handles in the shape of a heart or a star or something.
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    Things that would be faster with CNC

    I was halfway expecting the first comments out of the gate to run something along the lines of, "Nahhhh, just hang them with some steel straps and be done with it!" It's gratifying to know that I'm not totally crazy, here. The current blend of shop fixture paint is a curious "dusty rose" color born of some leftover cans of yellow and burgundy that sat forgotten for years in a closet at work. Not the ugliest color I've ever seen.
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    Things that would be faster with CNC

    Making a batch of brackets to hold dust collection pipes. Each consists of a mere three pieces of plywood but the various operations needed to get the shape in question do add up. Certainly would've been faster with a robot.
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    A giggle for goggles

    Just because I can. For reference, the actual Google logo used this font "Catull" for several years before switching to a sans serif font not too long ago.
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    It sucks. Hard.

    Raises a fair question. Does the system even exist where emptying things out is not a pain?
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    It sucks. Hard.

    Quite possibly. And if this ends up being a deal breaker, I'll get a round can and I'm only out the time it took to make a box. But I'm optimistic for two reasons: Frank Howarth's setup is a square box that he shovels out regularly. Monkey see, monkey do. This box will only collect dust that is large enough to fall out in the cyclone. All of the fines get blasted out into the backyard or, if I ever install one, caught in a filter after the impeller. Theoretically, shoveling out what remains won't be an unmanageable exercise sending fresh clouds all over the shop. Time will tell. For now, I just want to get this foolish thing together and functional!
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    It sucks. Hard.

    Certainly a smart option. Lowes currently offers this for $22. I decided instead to make a square collection bin. Currently upside down waiting for the construction adhesive to dry so I can flush the bottom to the sides. It's more time-consuming than buying a metal can and it means that I'll have to shovel the contents into a secondary container instead of taking the entire can outside, but I figure this approach has a few benefits. I can fit it to the low ceiling and get more capacity for the space I have at hand. As K Cooper pointed out, I can cut a window in the side to help monitor the contents as it fills up. This used up a pile of particle board salvaged from a derelict ping pong table in the church youth room. The material has a smooth (thermoplastic?) surface on one side, so I made that face in. Since my split-top Roubo is still on hold, I'm a little short on hernia-inducing heavy objects in the shop. A large box made of 3/4" particleboard serves that purpose nicely. Off to get a few casters and then to make the lid for the top.
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    It sucks. Hard.

    This is Harbor Freight's 2HP dust collector, stacked on top of a plastic cyclone from Oneida. Wasn't thinking when I picked out a can to use as a collection bin at the bottom. Even with nothing connected, this is what happens. Seemed like a good idea at the time and all that. Apply palm to forehead. Stronger collection bin on the way.
  14. Bombarde16

    Another bench for a customer's Dad.

    I believe these are called "tusked tenons."
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    From firewood to spatula

    While you all have been indulging your inner BDSM fetish, spatula number three clocked in at 50 minutes from firewood to finish. Form is getting better and use of material is getting more efficient.