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About curlyoak

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  • Birthday 11/21/1950

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    I build part time. Woodworking is my oxygen!

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  1. Nice work. I enjoyed the narrative with the pictures. Did you intend to cut the mitres a little fat? Cleaning up the mitres I think would be easier then the rest of the joint. Thanks Derek!
  2. I also have no knowledge on UJK. I bought a Jessem along with a 3.25hp porter cable. I am happy with it. The lift is excellent. Fence very good.
  3. Maybe you are not applying enough down pressure on the sander. On their own weight it is not enough.
  4. I have a Makita 5" RO and like it. In the future when necessary I will replace it with the same.
  5. I enjoy shop work around 2 or 3 hours a day. Due to old age and several surgeries on my skeleton, beyond 3 hours is not comfortable. Working at bench level is the best for me.
  6. Good luck Billy Jack! When is your surgery?
  7. If you have standing hard wood furniture grade timber, and you will find a project for the wood, and you have room and other equipment like your John Deere, then you cant afford not to buy it. Right off or not. And I still think it a right off anyway...
  8. How long will you dry the slabs?
  9. I also as some others here am influenced by shaker, mission. And me. I like form follows function. I don't mind plywood on the inside but solid is better. I like frame and panel construction. I love figured, matched grain panels. If the client has the wallet for the figured, I get accolades towards me that belongs to the wood. Most of us here know some of the wow factor is about the wood. It doesn't bother me that sometimes I get credit for the beauty of the wood. I look at a highly polished panel and grin. And don't say a word...
  10. I use the the ear muffs that came with my 40 caliber Beretta pistol. Just right!
  11. A local supplier has become a friend. When I need sheet goods I map out the first rips. Usually somewhere around 24". From there it is very easy to handle. But he just sold his business and it closes in March. I hope the next guy will do the first rip also. I can handle full sheets. But ripped in half is a luxury.
  12. Or we could make it from wood. But not for an auto mechanic. For woodworkers our hands don't get greasy and the varnished finish will not be soiled by our sawdusted hands. Recently at my mechanic I was eyeing his big tool cabinets. I was thinking of offering to build him one then thought better of it. His tools are in steel cabinets and steel drawers that can be cleaned with almost any solvent and not be harmed. Varnished wood would be blackened form greasy hands. The HF drawers are well made and great value for the money. Probably last a long time. Because of good prices at HF the savings by doing it yourself may equate to 50 cents an hour. Or maybe we cant make it out of wood...
  13. This the blade I use. And this is a good price.
  14. I really like the 3rd chair also. But looks are one thing and feel is another. I can never tell by looking if a chair will be comfy. If I sit it it then I know. And I have no chance to sit in a 3rd chair first. But the third chair looks like it should be comfy. What wood will you use to back the upholstery?
  15. All fixed. Doing this reminds me why I like wood working much more than steel. When I was done a clean up of my hands was in order. A combination of rust and oil. Don't touch anything you will stain it. After this, sawdust on my hands puts a smile on my face. Gloves don't like me. My hands sweat profusely. Cant be a surgeon. Fixing the drill press was important. But it is a chore. Working in wood is a pleasure. It gives me oxygen!