Johnny4

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    Arts and Crafts furniture, Carving, Turning, sarcasm, coffee

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  1. I took Mark’s advice and emailed them....didn’t even occur to me I could just do that. I will let y’all know
  2. Heya- I scored a CT22e dust extractor off of craigslist years ago, and need to replace the bags. Do any of you know if the CT22 bags fit the 22e? What is the difference?
  3. I am a lefty....it happens. As far as first projects: a step stool for my daughter. I also need to come to terms with some sort of tool cabinet or wall. Whatever it is needs to be anchored to the foundation wall, or dropped from the joists. What’s been your experience with cabinet vs wall? Well...210 hours and a lot of learning later, WE ARE DONE. Thanks to all of y’all for your help and encouragement along the way. Now, I think I will build something simple, like a small stool for my daughter. Or a baby rattle.
  4. Well Ladies and gents...it's finally done. I logged in at 210 hours including tearing apart my jointer and learning how to tune that up. Thank you all for your help and guidance along the way. I think I will go make something small now...or just look at it. Bit by bit, hour by hour, I got through it. See ya on the flip side..
  5. Hey friends....since the baby was born, I have been chipping away bit by bit. Finally got the base together. I originally planned on the knockdown, but once I got through the directions and it told me I had to remake the front rail, I abandoned that course and went with the pegs. Here’s where we are today:
  6. Hey all, So...earlier this year I replaced all the blades in my old powermatic jointer. They are straight knife. I have run a ton of board feet through there since then. Today, I was running a piece of cherry across to flatten a face, and I had 3 loud “clunk, clunk, clunks” and it threw the board across the shop. After changing my pants, and running an autopsy, it appears that one of the blades loosened out of the jib and was attempting to take maximum chunks out of the board, hence the projectile. Anyone heard of this problem before? Do these just come loose sometimes? Can I just realign and hope for the best?
  7. Thanks everyone. I figured this was not a “plug and play” situation. Hope all is well where you are!
  8. 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
  9. Is the idea to bring the high side down or the low side up?
  10. 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!
  11. 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?
  12. 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?
  13. 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?
  14. Legs are done, short stretchers have tenons that need finessing. Having a baby 6 weeks ago really slowed things down in the shop!