fcschoenthal

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  1. Looking as closely as I can at the pictures, it appears that there is a skirt around the edge. You should be able to glue the boards as others have suggested, at least it will be closer than it currently is. The rest of the top appears to be in rough shape for a table as well. Were it me, I would repair the corner as well as possible and sand the whole top flat and smooth. You can always stain the "patina" back in. Chris "It's never too late to have a happy childhood"
  2. Got a birthday card this week that says: Measure twice, cut once, say crap three times, go back to lumber store. Chris "It's never too late to have a happy childhood."
  3. Today's my 63rd and when I get carded, I joke that I have socks older than 21 years. Chris "It's never too late to have a happy childhood".
  4. I like the leg design too, but the dimensions that he's giving sound more like a desk.
  5. I'll have to search through all my magazine indexes, but I recall a plan for a box for a benchtop mortiser that included a lot more features than just a stand. Chris "It's never too late to have a happy childhood"
  6. I'll take it off your hands for $2 and you can double your profit. I've used Evapo-Rust on several Disstons that I've found and it works great. Chris "It's never too late to have a happy childhood"
  7. In Chrome, you can always right click and choose "translate to English". Kai is pointing to an edge banding machine. Chris "It's never too late to have a happy childhood"
  8. He may be interested more in scroll sawing or turning. That would go off in a completely different line of tools. Chris "It's never too late to have a happy childhood"
  9. I guess I don't have enough information to reply well. What kind of projects is he going to build? I may be stepping on some toes, but I'm one that feels you only buy a tool that is justified by the project. When I started out as a kid, I only had hand tools and made some decent ones. Chris "It's never too late to have a happy childhood"
  10. Tim, I stumbled on your channel a couple of weeks ago and you, probably better than most here, know the work it takes to produce. I really like the way you are putting your projects and videos together. Keep up the good work and we'll be talking about all the ads and sponsors we watch on your channel. I don't mind watching the sponsor plugs, I just get jealous of all the stuff they get. Chris "It's never too late to have a happy childhood"
  11. One thing I noticed is that he goes through a lot of detail in his videos. His first project has 10 videos associated with it that are each a decent length. Sometimes a good thing, other times not. Chris "It's never too late to have a happy childhood"
  12. I ran across his floating hall table and watched the series. I agree that he really does a good job. I'll have to watch some of the rest of his work. Chris "It's never too late to have a happy childhood"
  13. In dust collection, the straighter and shorter the better and PVC (with the smooth inside) is better than the hose. Personally however, I would never run PVC directly to a machine. I would leave a hose connection just in case I need to move it even a little. Running some pipe from your DC along the wall past your assembly/outfeed table and then a hose to the saw would be a good way to get it out of your way more when you're at the table. Right now I don't have piping setup (still trying to figure out where to put everything), so I have two hoses connected to the DC with blast gates like you're thinking about. I have one mounted to the saw and the other I can attach to the machine that I'm using. It's worked great for me so far. I only have to remember to close one gate before trying to use the other hose. Chris "It's never too late to have a happy childhood"
  14. General makes a product called Exterior 450 that is oil based and has UV inhibitors. Chris "It's never too late to have a happy childhood"
  15. Best thing to do is go talk to the manager at Woodcraft. They usually price match as much as possible. Chris "It's never too late to have a happy childhood"
  16. Your post is a couple of months old now, so don't know if you have resolved your question. The 2 stage ring section that I think you are searching for is called a Thien baffle. Lots of help making one pop up with a Google search Chris "It's never too late to have a happy childhood"
  17. I noticed on your sled that there is a dado kerf that has been cut. Do you have another 0 clearance insert piece to use for that? Chris "It's never too late to have a happy childhood"
  18. Right now Rockler has a 3" swivel 4 pack for $9.99. I've used them on several rolling stands in the shop and they definitely are good for the price. Rockler 3" casters Chris "It's never too late to have a happy childhood"
  19. I have so much stuff trying to be crammed into a 2 car shop, that even these wouldn't have worked for me. I ended up making a flip-top bench (3'x5') shown in Wood Magazine #220 (09/13) a little over a year ago. I have most of my benchtop tools mounted to it, (planer, jointer, oscillating sander, drum sander, belt/disc sander & 1" belt sander). It's worked well for me so far, with only some of the accessories from the Rigid oscillating sander not wanting to stay attached when upside down. Chris "It's never too late to have a happy childhood"
  20. Agree with the suggestions already listed. Timbermate for small repairs. It comes in different "varieties" to match the wood used and can be tinted to get even closer. Being water based is also great, as said, in that it doesn't dry out and need to be thrown away. A tapered plug cutter used on some scraps of the wood used will often be invisible when you line the grain up correctly and takes stain just like the rest of the piece. Chris "It's never too late for a happy childhood"
  21. The gel stain is indeed like a paint in that it doesn't penetrate. This can be beneficial on woods that tend to blotch, as it gives a more uniform and even color. You are also able to darken the finish by adding additional coats until you get the color you need. You can also blend colors together to get closer to what you are looking for. Chris "It's never too late to have a happy childhood"
  22. I've used the Mirka Abranet discs and sheets for a while now and can't imagine going back to paper backed. The mesh structure really improves them not getting clogged up and the dust collection. Chris "It's never too late to have a happy childhood"