Johnny4

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About Johnny4

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    St. Louis, MO
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    Arts and Crafts furniture, Carving, Turning, sarcasm, coffee

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  1. Thanks everyone. I figured this was not a “plug and play” situation. Hope all is well where you are!
  2. Hey all, Newbie mechanic question here. If I wanted to upgrade my dust collector (Supermax 1 hp) to a 1.5 hp, is it honestly as simple as getting a new motor, or is are there a bunch of steps that must occur in between? My dad seems to feel that you just “put in a different motor and wire it up.” He also comes from a generation of DIYers
  3. Is the idea to bring the high side down or the low side up?
  4. Hey friends, Back to work on the bench. I have cut the short stretchers for the legs, but when I put everything together, one side was about 1/8” too high, and the other was 1/8” too low. Marc’s advice on the video was to “adjust the tenon.” My question is, “How do I adjust it?” Thanks!
  5. Highlander....you got it right! Will give it a shot Quick question...the ends of the mortises I cut aren’t super clean. It was my first time routing that deep, and there are “steps” in the ends of them. What’s the best way to clean those up? My ideas are: 1) drill press with forstner bit 2) router with spiral bit and make a slow, controlled plunge. Thoughts? Better suggestions?
  6. My issue there is “ won’t that square the mortise I rounded?” Quick question...the ends of the mortises I cut aren’t super clean. It was my first time routing that deep, and there are “steps” in the ends of them. What’s the best way to clean those up? My ideas are: 1) drill press with forstner bit 2) router with spiral bit and make a slow, controlled plunge. Thoughts? Better suggestions?
  7. Quick question...the ends of the mortises I cut aren’t super clean. It was my first time routing that deep, and there are “steps” in the ends of them. What’s the best way to clean those up? My ideas are: 1) drill press with forstner bit 2) router with spiral bit and make a slow, controlled plunge. Thoughts? Better suggestions?
  8. Legs are done, short stretchers have tenons that need finessing. Having a baby 6 weeks ago really slowed things down in the shop!
  9. Tail vise in, legs milled. Now it’s a router party. Been working away a couple of hours a night. I’m glued up! We will have a functioning tail vise this weekend. The flush trim bit worked just like the video (and half of the internet) said it would. Heya, Dog hole strip done, dovetails cut. I have a quick question. I am about to rout the pins. I am using a 1/2” diameter by 1” pattern bit. Can I REALLY dig that thing in all the way against the little 1/4” ledge the bearing is supposed to ride on? Every article I have found says go for it, but take it slow. I have always routed in 1/8” passes, and I am afraid I will have to dip into my baby’s stash of diapers plowing a full 1 inch bit into it. Unless you all tell me it’s ok.
  10. Been working away a couple of hours a night. I’m glued up! We will have a functioning tail vise this weekend. The flush trim bit worked just like the video (and half of the internet) said it would. Heya, Dog hole strip done, dovetails cut. I have a quick question. I am about to rout the pins. I am using a 1/2” diameter by 1” pattern bit. Can I REALLY dig that thing in all the way against the little 1/4” ledge the bearing is supposed to ride on? Every article I have found says go for it, but take it slow. I have always routed in 1/8” passes, and I am afraid I will have to dip into my baby’s stash of diapers plowing a full 1 inch bit into it. Unless you all tell me it’s ok.
  11. Heya, Dog hole strip done, dovetails cut. I have a quick question. I am about to rout the pins. I am using a 1/2” diameter by 1” pattern bit. Can I REALLY dig that thing in all the way against the little 1/4” ledge the bearing is supposed to ride on? Every article I have found says go for it, but take it slow. I have always routed in 1/8” passes, and I am afraid I will have to dip into my baby’s stash of diapers plowing a full 1 inch bit into it. Unless you all tell me it’s ok.
  12. If you can’t stand the aluminum knobs, you’re welcome to come over and use my lathe.