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About Marmotjr

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  1. Figured as much, but if it's a good idea, it may help somebody in the future with a similar issue.
  2. Longworth chuck

    Throw a 10" version up there too, and I might be buying one. It's been on my to build list for some time, and If I could shortcut the routing process......
  3. Are the interiors going to be used for any purpose? Or are they just boxes to sit on? If they are 'empty' inside, consider putting some false bottoms in them. Run a 1/4" dado about an inch from the top and bottom of the four vertical pieces, and cut a couple pieces of 1/4" ply to fit. If you want them lighter, rout out the insides of each insert piece to form a "picture frame". This will allow you to do a simple miter on the edges, while having something mechanical holding the pieces together.
  4. Woodworking shops at rv parks

    Good idea, considering most of the tools/accessories can be put in a tool roll or small box.
  5. Considering I have broken long miters by hand, intentionally and by accident, with very little force, I would hesitate to go this way. Especially not if it's intended to be a chair.
  6. The key to lock miter's, I have found, is proper clamping. Clamp the one side to your bench. I've used I-beams made from LSL in the past, but a work bench that is flat will work. Tape the area where the miter will be, so squeeze out won't stick to the bench top. Apply vertical clamps as you can to pull the miter together, and then tape or clamps at an angle to adjust the miter. Use a square to confirm.
  7. Welding in your woodshop

    With a gun to my head, TIG would be the only welding I'd try in that shop, but even then, I've caught things on fire with TIG. Way too much risk with a spark flying off somewhere and smoldering without you seeing it in that tight space. (<- Generic welding comment, not Tig specific)
  8. Computers in the shop -- Dust protection?

    Unless one of the fans was actively forcing air in or out through that filter, that's a really bad idea. Might as well put the machine in a sleeping bag. Overheated components will kill a machine faster than dust will. All that will do is recirculate already warm air back into the machine.
  9. Computers in the shop -- Dust protection?

    About twenty years or so ago, I worked in a small computer repair shop, way before I was into woodworking. A commercial customer of ours brought in their PC to get some upgrades done to it. Apparently it was a wood shop and I would now swear they had it positioned right beside their planer's discharge vent. It was making some weird noises when I booted it up to quickly check it over. When I opened it up to get inside, it was about 3/4 full of dust and chips, some of which were on/in the cooling fans, which explained the noises. The customer state it had been making those noises for years. So yeah, a computer will do ok in a dusty environment, to a point. And yes, it may have been 20 years ago, but the general designs in PC's hasn't changed much since then. If you're really concerned, a cheap fix is to get dust filters for all your fans. They are only a couple bucks each, and can easily be screwed in between the fan and the mount. Most off the shelf machines might have one, maybe two fans, and the power supply would have another. But the power supply fans usually blow out, and the other's blow in (usually), so you'd really only have to cover the easily accessible ones. And opening the case and giving it a once over with the air hose would be a good idea. The worst part of it is the screen. My machine is in the shop, and a thin layer slowly forms on the screen. One light touch and the dirt is then very noticeable, requiring a full wipe down.
  10. For those with Paolini rules

    A regular ruler is available anytime, and without having to take out a second mortgage.
  11. Shop wear

    Those are some serious pants. Have a company name or a link? I usually wear a hoodie style sweatshirt that has upper pockets too. I stay warm (ish) and it can hold all the little things I'm always saying "Now where did I put that dang thing?"
  12. 4 inch connector

    And then you can use your 4" connector effectively.
  13. Are any of you wood experts?

    Gonna have to think about this one.... I get it, but I know I'll start laughing in about 4 hours....
  14. Truing up small blocks of wood

    When I said face, I meant not the sides. I fully understand wanting a squared spindle, but a bowl blank... Could be just misunderstanding the question.
  15. Truing up small blocks of wood

    Out of curiosity Mark, what projects would require the blank's faces to be jointed before turning? I understand the sides, where'd you might want a perfect square for wings or such, but a face should be done on the lathe IMO. Now if it's for a segmented turning, as simple as gluing up two blanks, then I fully understand. I hate getting a good glue up only to find a slight gap somewhere inside.