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curlyoak last won the day on October 31 2020

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    I build part time. Woodworking is my oxygen!

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  1. Besides woodworking I am an orchid collector and grower. I have around 200 plants. There is always something in bloom. Some people think I do the impossible. I let them think that but the truth is orchids are very easy. Just much different than all other plants. For one they are mostly air plants. Each species group have their own rules but it is not demanding. No row to how. No getting on your hands and knees. When invited for diner I bring a cut flower. That keeps the invitations coming. Orchids make a statement. And a couple of years ago Florida allows medical marijuana. So when i am
  2. When I built my mitre sled for the table saw 90 was the most important. It is close to 45 plus or minus a tiny. What matters is the 90. works great.
  3. My first and only lift. The speed and accuracy is easy. An eighth of a turn on the crank is 1/64 inch with increment dividing 1/64 8 times. The lock is sure.
  4. Why bother. titebond is the preferred choice of woodworkers. And it will allow movement.
  5. I work with kiln dried wood. That matters in this situation. I frequently make bread board ends on tops. Like desks or tables. I use dominoes and lots of titebond. The wood moves and I can feel by how much on the end of the bread board joint. Never a problem.
  6. Thank you Mick. What a great legacy. You cant learn that or buy that. I would guess to keep the generations rolling, it must be important to bring the young ones along. Probably a teaching gene in there. Remarkable. Thanks for sharing.
  7. Thanks Mick. This is interesting. With your work being excellent yet your brother is better. do you have other siblings that do crafts or art? Was there something in the water? Were your parents influences to you 2 in regards to woodworking? Or other family members? Thanks
  8. I have a Jessem and like it. My first and only so I cant compare. I have no complaints.
  9. Franklin titebond 3. I spoke to an engineer at Franklin and he said it "creeps". He said that the glue would not be aloud for engineered beams or trusses. No creep is required for that. Glue that creeps is an advantage for the woodworker. I think other offerings besides tb 3 will creep.
  10. curlyoak


    This is a Dendrobium orchid species. Blooming now. It is fragrant. Comes from Asia. Used in Chinese medicine.
  11. Might be lignum vitae. Just a guess. Also known as iron wood. If it is that, it is endangered. And will never rot.
  12. They wanted it square. I begged and groveled and the like it better.
  13. It might be time to start a thread gee-dub's new shop. Are there any vacuum tubes in the slab?