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About Bankstick

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    Woodturning, DIY, jigs and fixtures, building small items for the shop and home

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  1. Bankstick

    Marking Knife Suggestions

    I use an old penknife I found in a park. I cleaned it up, sharpened the point and use it as a marking knife.
  2. Bankstick

    hieght of workshop tables

    FWIW, standard height for restaurant work tables is 32 inches with adjustable feet. I'm 5-6 and my workbench is 32 inches from floor. TS is a bit higher. Good luck on the build.
  3. Bankstick

    Bathroom Cabinet

    Yes, beautiful. Like the inlay on the top.
  4. Bankstick

    Gas Engine Table Saw

    Two things here- 1. I checked the calendar and didn't see that it was "Pick on collinb" month. 2. I lived in a farming community in central Kentucky. Cubs, in the late 70s and early 80s, were going for a lot more than $700. Saw one go for $1,200! My father and uncle had a Farmall H and M back in the early 50s. Brings back a lot of memories!
  5. Bankstick

    Thinking about selling Cuban mahogany from Florida

    Hmmmm, 700 miles for my pick-em-up truck. Contact the dealers direct with your proposal. I'm sure you could find a listing on the 'Net somewhere. Woodworking magazines have listings of wood dealers. Good luck!
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    I'm Back! (and where I've been)

    Off topic a bit but now lawyers make more than doctors. This, and according to the late commentator, Paul Harvey, one in five lawyers is a millionaire. Aware of the medical field- three nurses in the family. Daughter is studying for her nurse practitioner license.
  7. Bankstick

    Trimming cabinets in place.

    You could buy a new house to fit the W&D. Good advice to trim the cabinet with a pull saw, just take your time.
  8. Bankstick

    Gas Engine Table Saw

    Don't forget the CO emissions. I can hear it now, "What kind of gas mileage do you get with your table saw?"
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    Un Safest Tool In a Woodworking Shop

    What Mark J said. When I'm working on the lathe, I tell the wife to stand off to the side so I can catch her in my peripheral vision. Hmmmm. Wonder if she took out a big insurance policy with double indemnity?
  10. Bankstick

    Choosing a Band Saw

    Online depends on what state you live in. If there is a brick-and-mortar store in that state, there is tax. Many states are looking to tax all online sales to cash in on lost revenue.
  11. Bankstick

    Solid cherry sideboard

    Beautiful and love the grain in the cherry wood! Great photography, too!
  12. Bankstick

    Un Safest Tool In a Woodworking Shop

    I got TS kickback once in 40 years. Next one will be in 2058. I'll be 111 years old then. FWIW, I stand off to the side a bit with the TS. Also, stop and think- I almost started my lathe with the key still in the Jacob's chuck.
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    I'm Back! (and where I've been)

    Glad things weren't too serious. I cut my thumb making a salad- three stitches with one through the thumbnail @$310 total. That's $103.3333 per stitch. Should have gone to medical school. Saws aren't the only dangerous thing.
  14. Bankstick

    Locust - any good

    Made great fence posts on the farm. If that is any help.
  15. Bankstick

    Now what - what to get after Lathe?

    Get a face shield first! I have a Uvex I got off Amazon. Then get good quality hearing protection. A member of our woodturning club was showing photos of his face after a piece of wood shattered. He is very lucky it wasn't any worse. The rest of the things will depend on what you want to spend to start. The lathe is the cheapest part of turning. I look at shops that have a whole wall full of tools and wonder how they afford them. Part will depend on what you want to turn- pens, bowls and platters, hollow forms, etc. Riley and Mark have given a lot in detail for you. Check out This group is dedicated specifically to wood turning. Great bunch just like here.