Belle City WW

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  • Birthday 05/09/1958

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    Racine, Wisconsin
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    Furniture Making (Shaker and Period Furniture)

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  1. You are doing a great job on the Chest of Drawers! Don't be so hard on yourself, a little bit of sawdust, (which it looks from the pics that you may have a little of that around ) and some ca glue, and you are in business! You have done a much better job than I could do at this point! Keep up the good work!
  2. I have the 18BX Bandsaw and it is the best bandsaw I have ever had. I also have their 3hp cyclone Dust collector and it is also a winner. I have been looking at their lathes at Woodcraft but I don't do enough turning to justify the purchase.
  3. Started on the sliding tail vise hardware installation yesterday. Had to mill out a 7/16" deep mortise for the main body of the internal slider to fit in. I used the LN Router plane and it worked great. This top is REALLY heavy Testing the fit to make sure the jaw will slide freely Now I have to hog out a 2" wide by 9" long by 3/4" deep dado on the bottom of the bench so that once installed the vise can be adjusted.
  4. Mark, Lie-Nielsen has been making these for years now and I have never heard of dust being a problem with their chain drive mechanism. If I encounter any problem like that, I will just blow out the cavity with compressed air re-oil the chain and make a removable cover for it.
  5. Robby, I will be starting that today! I will let you know how it goes.
  6. After a lot of fiddling and fussing the 24" face vise is completed. We are in the home stretch now, the sliding tail vise is the last phase........ No racking at all in this vise and it is a smooth operator, I am definitely going to be spoiled with this!
  7. You are doing an outstanding job on the Chest!
  8. Thank you all for your kind words. Mark J I gave the Rigid to my friend who is starting a woodshop as he is the one that went with me to get the Clayton. Thanks Coop! Do you ride as well?
  9. gee-dub, I think you have EVERY possible sanding scenario covered Great organization by the way!
  10. Hi All, I hope you are having a great day in the Shop! Most of us are looking to improve our techniques and work efficiency so that we are capable of producing the best finished project possible. Some of the tings that help or hurt us in the shop are our tools. Using a tool not suited for a task can be dangerous and not very productive, while the right tools can make each step in the process a real joy. I know "The Tools do not a Craftsman Make" but let's face it they are fun to have I am always searching to upgrade when I can and I have been looking for a Clayton OSS for a very long time and have not been able to run one down that I could afford. I was looking for a bench top model and I found this on Facebook Marketplace. These models are usually found in production shops and are usually beat to death by time they are put up for sale. This one has spent it's entire life in a Hobby Shop. It has a baldor motor and it came with not one but two big boxes of sanding sleeves in all the sizes 30 bags of the sleeves have never been opened and each bag contains all the sleeves for the different sized drums. I paid less for this than I would have paid for a good used bench top model and with all the accessories and paper it was a steal of a deal. It has all the different sized drums and the plate covers for each size neatly stored and organized behind the front access door. This will replace my Rigid OSS/Oscillating belt sander unit.
  11. Czeck Edge ruler stop and it came in handy today......
  12. Installed the face vise hardware....... I have a couple of minor adjustment to make before I drill and tap to secure the vise hardware. You can see that it is a little low on the left, I need to take just a little bit of material off the bottom of the bench in the hardware pocket and it should sit flush.