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  1. curlyoak


    This is a Dendrobium orchid species. Blooming now. It is fragrant. Comes from Asia. Used in Chinese medicine.
  2. Might be lignum vitae. Just a guess. Also known as iron wood. If it is that, it is endangered. And will never rot.
  3. They wanted it square. I begged and groveled and the like it better.
  4. It might be time to start a thread gee-dub's new shop. Are there any vacuum tubes in the slab?
  5. More adjustments needed. I need to make the horizontal spacing bigger. I need to allow for varnish and mostly expansion. All kiln dried. The question is how much spacing? I'm guessing 3/16th. (Or a fart skin less. Equals 2 frog hairs.) I will remove wood from the 3 center drawers top and bottom. A little less work removing only 3 drawers. Any ideas? Thanks I used #14 stainless oval head 1 1/4" with a finish washer inside the drawer. I first drilled holes in the oak drawer box face. The hole matched a 10 penny common nail. I then clamped the drawer face to the box. When I was satisfied of
  6. B1rdhunter, Do you have some of your masonry work on the property? I would like to see it even though this is a woodworker site I'm sure nobody would mind seeing some of your art. Thanks
  7. A really nice piece. and well executed. In the shop. Then in that perfect setting it looked even better. The entire room with the new work is inviting. I'm imagining a lot of food and a lot of people at that table. Maybe some wild game too...
  8. I ordered it from infinity. Mainly because I found a chart of brand names and was able to see my brand and size. I never sharpen them. I have one cycle 15" blades that need sharpening for sale if I can find it.. The adjustments are factory set for new blades. Drop them in, lock them down, done. Worth the price of blades. They last me a long time. I imagine the other brand is good also. Thanks Dave.
  9. I am using kv8400 drawer slides. I have used these for years. Well made and reliable. The tolerance is about 1/16" side to side. I build them to be 1/16" smaller and I add formica shims. If they fit without shims I got lucky. It is perfect if I shim one side. I was careful in building the box knowing these tolerances. That allowed me to breeze through installing the hardware. Drawer faces next.
  10. It is time to replace my 15" planer blades for my jet. Anybody know the preferred place to get them? Thanks
  11. Another good idea. I will do that soon. Without the table I'd be on the floor. My old bones don't like that. Kind words are appreciated. Adding inspiration to you and any of the skilled people here is an honor that I enjoy and did not expect.
  12. I like the way they look. And I like the laminations with figure. Is this a kitchen tool?
  13. Whichever saw you pick, the companion tool is a jointer. Based on the saws you are looking at, 8" or bigger. I have an old delta 3 hp. saw and jointer Works fine. Bought both new over 20 years ago. I'd buy a Harvey today. If I had to. If my jointer goes down it must go back up soon! The saw and the jointer are my central tools. If either one goes down, the shop is closed. The final tool for the trio is a decent thickness planer. 15". The planer can come later. A long time ago when I had a jointer and a saw I would size wood to 6", Clean up one face, and saw the board on edge to make the th
  14. Hey gee-dub. Notice the portable table? Thanks for the idea.
  15. Got the 10 drawers boxes built. Next to install the drawer slides. With my portable table, I will not need to work on the floor. Much easier for me. Also the backs have been screwed on so it will be much easier to install the hardware without backs. The 2 middle drawers on left and right have been compromised to allow room for the drain traps. Walnut will face off the drawers. 2 Dummies directly below the sinks.
  16. Nice table and great pictures. I would like to see the jigs in action if there are any pictures. Have you tried Waterlox original sealer? that is also very easy. Your description of the minwax wipe on has me thinking I must try that. Thanks for your ideas. And welcome!
  17. The most common problem from misfit shoes shows up in a few years. Bunions. Wide feet are sold longer with a medium width, narrow feet get shorter and to wide shoes too often. When fit too long or short, the ball of the foot does not match the ball of the shoe ( the widest part). That over time breaks down the metatarsal arch located on the bottom of the foot behind the toes. Then next is the bunion. Most people think the bunion is hereditary. Wrong. Wide or narrow feet are hereditary. To make matters worse, a bunion has a nasty impact on the spine. Moral of the story, make sure your shoes fit
  18. A large minority of people wear the wrong size shoes. A small majority have a popular size and can easily get fitted. Far more important in running shoes, or any shoes for that matter, is the fit than the specific style of running shoe. Especially since so many people don't wear their right size. Once properly fitted a more specific style can be considered. But in many cases a slightly imperfect style is far better if it gives a better fit. If you do not have a popular size and you need a shoe wider or more narrow, most of the time to get that odd size you must pay up. In the middle and lower
  19. My family owned and operated a shoe store for decades. The store was renowned for getting a good fit. A good fit is still hard to come by if your size is something other than a popular size. The higher priced shoes may make a variety of sizes but will the retailer stock them? Frequently not as the turnover is much slower. And if they stocked odd sizes then you would need clerk to know how to measure a foot. And most don't know how. The shoes that are priced and bought by the majority never have anything but popular sizes. And therefore quite a few people go through life with shoes that do not
  20. If there are several doors on your list then go for the jumbo festool domino. For one or 2 doors I like the router method. The tool is pricey. But works good.
  21. I have a jet 16-32. Starting the contact with the drum might be narrow. As the drum lowers the contact on the material gets wider. And as it gets wider I found that I needed to make 2 or 3 passes on the same setting. Then adjust down maybe a 1/8 of a complete turn. Then 2 or 3 more passes before I lower the drum again.I keep the conveyer turned up to almost full. I think it needs full power to move wide pieces. A slow process with good results.
  22. My shop is about 20 or 30 yards away. It was built 20 plus years ago. I expected a benefit being close but I got more than I bargained for. Mine is 24 x 24. Plus an overhang 12 more feet. And another 12' awning as my shop faces west making it too hot in the florida afternoons without the awning. Tom with your skills I am sure this will be an exceptional shop. And enough room for the slider.
  23. curlyoak


    We are getting our severe winter weather. Not like most here. Mid to low 40's with strong winds means wind chill factor of mid to upper 30's. I dress for it and get out. Above is Cattleya orchid that is a hybrid. It is fragrant. There are 2 more buds on this plant that will open in a week or so. This plant is blooming now. It needed protection from the temps so it will be in with a lot of other plants for a couple more days. The plant scent demands your attention. Then it demands you take a close look.