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Everything posted by BillyJack

  1. If you've Segen my scraps , you know I don't waste.. I don't recall getting wood crooked enough it couldn't be worked with. If your buying a lot, you need nice equipment, if your making jewelry boxex you may not want to invest much in a planer and jointer. I don't have a jointer and no plans to buy one..
  2. Time is money , even for hobby woodworker. If your happy with the time you spend milling lumber, that's all good.... Busing finished wood at what isle?
  3. Said nothing about "afford", sometimes there isnt enough savings to spend the time and equipment on. I got guys that wont make cabinet doors for the same reason. I know one shop that has parts precut and orders doors He makes enough on assembly and finishing to stay away from cutting process. If you want to spend your time processing lumber, by all means do so. There are shops that by premade panel blanks, face stock already donensioned, etc. I got 3 sets to get out in 2 weeks. Roughly 4 days each set. You dont have time to waste. .
  4. Anytime to take a larger board and make it smaller it can contort.. That's the million question.
  5. Many feel there replies are overlooked and just move on.
  6. All forums have ups and downs.
  7. Looking at the prices, I want to know exactly what I'm buying before I pay for it
  8. I think I've sharpened twice in 18 years. Once because I ran used treated deck material. Most don't know how dull they are till their planer labors or they take the time to check the blade status. Woodworkers don't find changing planer blades the same as changing saw blades. Ignore it often too long and I'm guilty..
  9. My guess is the price of current material has slowed many diy projects down. Tooling is going up and most young couples are raising kids I would think it's slowed down participation on any forum..
  10. Depends on the planer and material..
  11. But if there all the same book?
  12. There's not enough saving for me to surface my own. Liberty Hardwoods and Paxton Lumber company here in KC charge the same. So I let them do the work and clean up...You get charged for surfacing either way.. Now if I'm only needing 30bd ft. No big deal I'll use my planer. 500', heck with that..
  13. Been to hardware store getting replacement bolts that are missing for the pattern. StI'll trying to find a solution to hold the duplicator to the lathe. I'm thinking Square u bolts from a tractor supply. Any thought on options?
  14. Or use BowClamps.. I was looking to buy some, but I guess they are no more..
  15. 1/8 is usually good unless you have a tight radius..
  16. I guess I'll be a lone wolf on this adventure. I did notice a company and I think it was called Sun hill or something. I think this was a pretty generic duplicator and many off brand companies produced it..,
  17. Picked it up. Anybody have this dullicator?
  18. I dont pick it up till tomorrow.
  19. Woodnet, sawmillcreek and woodworkingtalk are fast forums. Even lumberjocks has slowed a bit. The rest are just slow.. Wasn't Jim Becker a member here years ago?
  20. There all the same. I was actually dissapointed with Patriot Woodworker as I found even if it's the wrong answer like the little rascals clubhouse if your not a member of the group your instantly wtong, even if your actually correct... The reason I'm on many forums...
  21. Forums should be fun, but many don't see it that way and leave.
  22. I offered to help new woodworkers for years in my shop , atleast the last 15. Either because of a lack of tooling or a lack of know how, but many would rather DIY than learn correctly.