Seth Clayton

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  1. Hi guys! What do you all use for work gloves when the task allows it in the shop? I like to wear gloves when moving full sheets of plywood or retrieving boards from my wood storage. MechanixWear used to be my favorite, but they just don’t hold up like they used to. Looking for a new brand...
  2. Our farrier uses this tool to "finish" his shoeing job on our horses. The sanding drum is about 4" long, and the metal end gives him a handle for a second hand to add pressure. Has anyone seen something like this, but with wire bristles instead? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. The wire wheel sounds perfect Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Hi all! What's the best/quickest/easiest way to strip off old paint from outdoor projects that need freshening up? This isn't fine furniture, just some 4x4's and 2x4's. I saw the Wagner Paint Eater at Lowe's. Is that worth getting? I have a plain Bosch ROS, so I'm not sure I really need another tool. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Most business partnerships that erode relationships fall apart because of unclear expectations. Don't let either party assume anything. Draw your contracts up in more detail than you would for someone that wasn't family. Finally, if things get stressful, dissolve the company before it dissolves the relationship. I second the suggestion of an LLC. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. [emoji33] were you not hugged as a child??? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Definitely different ends of the cheese spectrum. Curds are the potato chip of cheeses. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Definitely bought the wrong kind. If they don't "squeak" when you bite then, they're not fresh enough. They should be tangy when plain, and there are all sorts of flavored types. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Ok fair enough! I'll buy the rails and have more time to ride! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Good question. I think you're absolutely right. I was planning on getting better wood if I figured out the turning. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. You're not far off here. The benefit to having the capability to make my own would be to sell more to other barns. There are very few sources for well made jumps, and there are almost a dozen trainers just in Indianapolis that need them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. They have to be wood. PVC does not react the same way if they hit the rails Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. This is exactly what I imagined, but have no clue if I'd be biting off more than I could chew. What sort of motor would I need, and where could I find the bearings? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Hi guys! Woodworking is my hobby, horse training is what my wife and I do to put food on the table. Good jumps are expensive, and the rails are the most expensive. Bought commercially they're around $30 for a 12' long, round sanded rail, about 3 1/2" in diameter. The standard budget method to create rails is to rip the corners off of a 4x4 to create a 12' long octagonal rail. These tend to warp badly over time, so I was hoping for some suggestions for doing the round ones myself. I don't currently own any turning equipment, and have not had any luck finding a lathe long enough to handle 12' stock at any of the shared shop space in Indianapolis. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Can you route the exhaust outside? If I understand correctly, that overcomes a least part of the limitations of the cheaper DC's. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. I found this article to be helpful: http://www.woodmagazine.com/tool-reviews/dust-collection/dust-collection-that-evolves-with-your-shop Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. The problem is, as many as I own...none are where I need them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. I have bought so many, and I assume have misplaced them in all manner of places. I'm sure some fell out in the yard. You'd think I'd have a tape measure "bush" growing by the vegetable garden by now. 🥒 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Hi all! I'm itching to do SOMETHING with wood while I'm away from the shop for the winter, so I decided to make some simple saddle racks. Where the leg braces overlap the legs, what do you call those joints? Lap joints? I'm limited in the tools that I travel with to make those. I picked up a few chisels at lowes ([emoji15]) and I was planning to do it by hand. The only other tools I have with me are a jig saw and my new track saw. Is there a better way than the chisels? I picked up a 2"-er and a couple small ones. The racks will be made out of 1"x3" everywhere. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Thanks guys! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. A random orbital sander has always seemed like a simple tool to me, so I've never done any research on its proper use. Specifically, how much pressure should one apply to the machine as it's buzzing and sanding away? No pressure, and it'll vibrate and the pad will spin slowly at the same time. A little more and the pad stops spinning. Is that when you know you're pressing too hard? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Sorry, but who's Steve? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. For what application? I understand the concept in theory, but I've never used something like this so I'm struggling to picture their use Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. I'm planning on building a paulk bench when I get back in my shop after the winter. How important is it that the dog holes are drilled perfectly? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. +1 to finding Tom Silvia's video. It will give you a great idea for stowing the workbench when not in use. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk