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  1. I'm wanting to use Marc's plans for a outdoor sitting bench to build a smaller version to use as a shower bench. My questions are do you think it would be a good idea and what would be the best choice of wood to use? My thoughts would be to use either teak or cypress. Another thing would be what kind of finish should I use?
  2. Everything seems to be healing just fine. I've been making limited appearances in the shop every day. I'm using this time to get a PM 100 up and running that I purchased last winter. It is in a whole lot better condition than I thought. I can't find anything wrong. I've just got to finish the electrical tomorrow and fire it up. Thanks to everybody for their thoughts and concerns. We all need to be reminded about safety. My boss to me that I need to be more careful. I told him that I'm always careful however what I forget is not to be stupid.
  3. The company that makes that tape measure is called FastCap. I have one of their flat back and I use it a lot. They have several tape measure variations including one that is called story pole. It has a area along the tape that is meant to be written on, however it is not flat backed (floppy). They also have another that is called burn one. I want to get one of those because they don't even use a hook.
  4. Last night I was watching woodworking videos on Utube and several guys were cutting dados exactly the same way I was when I mangled my fingers. Some of these were VERY experienced woodworkers. There was one guy using a Sawstop that was doing thing that'll keep me puckered up for a month. Anyway........I've been woodworking since the early 80s and some of you guys make me feel like a beginner. I can't get over how good some you guys are! Thanks for being such a resource. All I can do is watch videos for now.
  5. I've got 3 routers but I'm ALWAYS open to adding tools. That's really a good idea, thanks. I've got a Bosch 1617 plunge and really like that thing. It would be cheaper to buy bases rather than routers!
  6. Check out the "Stumpy Nubs" website he talks about the scary sharp method. It's VERY effective. I can't remember but I bet Mark S. does too.
  7. Have ya thought about buying a extra base for 1 of your existing routers or picking up a good used router off of Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist or Pawnshop?
  8. Since it was so shallow I (idiot) didn't use a push block. Didn't I say I was a moron! I went back out to the shop to hose it out and vac the table saw. It's kinda hard to do things 1 handed.
  9. The biggest reason I sharpen everything myself is the more often I resharpen the less time it takes to sharpen, less metal you remove making tools last longer and cut a whole lot better. You will have to use less pressure, they will cut better (cleaner) and be safer. (See my post from this morning {Stupid Idiot})
  10. I had to cut a few slots in the side of a cabinet. 1/4 inch wide X 1/8 deep using a 1/4 dado blade. What could go wrong, right. @#$^&$#^ on the last cut, had a kick back. Ring finger on my left hand is about 1-1/2" shorter, pinky about 1/4" shorter. Don't EVER think it's such a small cut you don't need to be as careful. Over 30 years and this happened #%$@#$@&. BE CAREFUL. At least there was so much nerve damage it doesn't hurt. Be glad to get back into the shop.
  11. I have had a terminal case of re-arranger-itis (Stumpy Nubs), meaning that I will have it until I die. To help with this I make all tool walls using the French cleat system. That way I can move anything anytime I want with minimal effort. If you over anchor the cleats it will hold quite a bit of weight, securely. Springs a coming and the fish are biting.
  12. Has anyone had experience with the Parks 130 planer? There is one on Craigslist I'M looking at.
  13. Goober

    15" Planer

    There is a Grizzly GO550 on craigslist for $450. Looks to be in good shape. Do ya think it would be worth putting a spiral cutterhead on it for figured wood?
  14. Goober

    15" Planer

    I am looking for a planer approx. 12-15". I have been seeing a few of the imports (pretty much all the same design) with the motor mounted on top (not lunch box style) that are a pretty good price. I have heard that this design is a pain to get to the cutter head for blade changes. Have any of you guys had any experience with these? It makes me think that this may be why they are priced lower.
  15. I'm still working on the shop and have a question about dust collection. I have a 2HP Grizzly coupled with a Oneida Super dust deputy XL and a Wynn filter. My tools are a 10" cabinet saw, 14" band saw, 12" miter saw, 3HP router W/table, and a 15" planer W/standard knives. Should the main trunk line (approx. 30' on ceiling) be 6" or 4"? There are 5 drops w/blast gates that will be 4". Whatcha thank?
  16. Crap....I told you the wrong part! It's actually the trunnion support that attaches to the main lower casting. Man this getting old sucks.
  17. I've got a similar parts problem with a late 50s Rockwell 14" band saw model 28-2CO. The trunion casting is broken and is no longer available. Should I try to get a welding shop to try to weld it (can it be done?), or do ya think a casting from another brand be a possibility since they are clones of the Delta/Rockwell design. I got this saw dirt cheap, maybe that's why. It runs great and otherwise is in good condition.
  18. I'm suprised I did that, I didn't even thing about not putting my email address on here. With all of the skeemers, scammers and general cheats out there. You know even my cell phone is setup that the only people it will ring for are my contacts, everybody else has to leave me a message. I only open email that are from somebody I know or are expecting.
  19. Hi folks, I`m looking for a source for kiln dried hardwood. I`m located in Murfreesboro Tenn. Spanky where are ya located? Is there another way to contact posters on this forum without bothering everybody?
  20. Oops, I left out a important detail. I was flipping one of the levels end over end and checking both sides. The one I ended up with is a box extrusion with the outside edges milled flat. None of the name brand I beam type were straight. My neighbor/machinist said it had to be dead flat to do that. I still think it was funnny the way some of the people were looking at me. Kinda like somebody was gassy.
  21. I've been needing/wanting a good straight edge for setting up tools for a while. I was looking at 48" levels and started putting 2 edge to edge looking for light shining through and used a feeler guage. I had to go through their entire stock but I finally found them.The employees thought I was nuts but it worked. I got a dead flat 48" straight edge for 20 bucks.
  22. Not too shabby....I really like the looks of your website. Man, I haven't been in that area of Arkansas in years. I used to visit my wife's relatives in Rector & Jonesboro. Best o luck to ya.
  23. Yeah, I worked in a shop that built everything from casework to custom furniture. I was in the furniture part. Screwed up a perfectly good hobby for a long time, but I'm back! That's what they get for not locking the door.
  24. I'm getting back into woodworking after being out of it for about 15-20 years. It was a great hobby until I did it for a living. Marc and the folks on this forum have saved me a lot of money by explaining to me why I need certain tools and or acc., or really don't. This forum and The Woodwisperer website are a resource that in invaluable. When I started the internet didn't even exist. Only reference I had were BOOKS. Best of luck and thanks again to Marc and the forum folks.