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Everything posted by curlyoak

  1. Consider this advise that you would get from a paid consultant. Mick was in the business of woodworking machines. He is an accomplished woodworker. Has an amazing shop. And teaches woodworking. On top of all that he is willing to offer wisdom to those of us on this forum.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. Maybe you are not applying enough down pressure on the sander. On their own weight it is not enough.
  5. I have a Makita 5" RO and like it. In the future when necessary I will replace it with the same.
  6. 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.
  7. Good luck Billy Jack! When is your surgery?
  8. 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...
  9. How long will you dry the slabs?
  10. 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...
  11. I use the the ear muffs that came with my 40 caliber Beretta pistol. Just right!
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. This the blade I use. And this is a good price.
  15. 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?
  16. 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!
  17. I wish I did not have this problem. But all the advice, kindness and consideration boosts my confidence knowing that quality answers are at my fingertips due to this pleasant and willing community! Thanks You
  18. I found this rust under the yolk. It appears to just be on the surface. Because I am lucky to know this group of people, I'm sure there is good advice on cleaning this off. I was thinking of spray on WD-40 and wipe it off with a rag...Thanks PS. It might of been some sweat when this was assembled. 6 handed effort.
  19. Thanks gee-dub for the plan! This will be helpful for me. no turnbuckles required on the edges. The center turnbuckle only holds the panels in. It takes less than a minute after 2 try's extremely stable You get 2 different dimensions. I changed from the plan by having the pine wrap and cover the plywood edge. A great idea. storage is minimal. Less than a sheet of plywood. and a little bit of wood. I screwed it together which gave me some experience with my new drill press. My efficiency with drilling has jumped multifold!. Nice tool.
  20. this is a good motor for your table. Shop for the best price...
  21. APPLICATION TEMPERATURE: Above 47°F OPEN ASSEMBLY TIME: 8-10 minutes (70°F./50%RH) TOTAL ASSEMBLY TIME: 20-25 minutes (70°F./50%RH) MINIMUM REQUIRED SPREAD : Approximately 6 mils or 250 square feet per gallon REQUIRED CLAMPING PRESSURE: Enough to bring joints tightly together (generally, 100-150 psi for softwoods, 125-175 psi for medium woods and 175-250 psi for hardwoods) From titebond website.
  22. I never heard of those 2. My first purchase I bought a box of 10. The splice rotted after a very long time. The belts load up if you try to remove varnish. Stay with raw wood and you will be amazed how long it lasts. I believe woodworkers, a catalog tool company, is the manufacturer of the belts.
  23. a link to belts that are hard to use up. They last. Don't buy a box, they last too long. They sell it by the belt or box.
  24. That looks like a good sander. I'd pay shipping to florida and I think it is still a good deal...