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Farback last won the day on February 13 2019

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  • Birthday 05/05/1956

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    Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Kayaks, canoes, furniture, anything else the family requests.

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  1. That’s a great idea. If I make more I’ll make the top slider a bit longer for the tenon.
  2. I used CA glue on the small glue block piece (3/8 x 3/8 x 3) that is on the underside where the top slider meets the front, but I think I’ll beef that up on version 3.0 with two small dowels drilled from the front of the end piece. The fixed end piece on version 2.0 is glued and screwed, with walnut plugs hiding the one inch #8 screws.
  3. Made version 2.0 tonight. Beefed up the end pieces, simplified the measurements. I intend to go thicker for the centre slider next time.
  4. Yeah, that weighs about two pounds, and it fits nicely into my day pack. I'll throw a couple extra boxes of 50 into the pack if I'm taking a friend shooting. I'm making a second one now as a gift for a friend.
  5. I shoot various guns at my local club. (I hunt with a bow. More challenging) I’ve recently got into pistol shooting, and it’s not uncommon to go through 100 rounds in a visit. I’ve been shooting reloads made by a friend I shoot with. These come in a variety of old 50 round boxes or plastic bins. I thought I'd build something a little more classy to hold 100 rounds for a day’s shooting. This first one was made with reclaimed scrap mahogany from a messed up re-saw job from a project a couple months ago. I built a sled to put them through the planer and ended up with 3/16” boards. From there, dimensions were built around the ammo, 9MM Luger rounds. Consequently, when all was done there’s a lot of odd sizes. If I build more, I’ll tune it up to easier dimensions. A couple people on the FB group expressed interest in building the same, so I reverse engineered it and made a CAD drawing which I was happy to share.
  6. I needed abut 30 feet of feed/cut/outfeed line to process these planks. My current bandsaw is a Ridgid, and I don't trust the constancy of width even with the fence I built for it. I ran these planks through the jointer, and even then I had to be vigilant with horizontal pressure using the table saw's fence to keep a consistent 3/16" cut. I believe the table saw's blade depth on the long axis of it's exposed surface gives a better cut than the band saw's blade.
  7. Canoe. A Bear Mountain Redbird. I do have a build log going on my site, https://www.farback.ca/index.php/boat-shop/27-bear-mountain-redbird-canoe-2019
  8. Four hours on the table saw ripping 3/16" x 3/4" x 12' cedar strips for my canoe build. "Call me Dusty darling, everybody does" (fans of Little Britain will get the reference)
  9. I finished my router table this morning, and after a bad fall on the ice yesterday dropping a 60 foot pine for my dad, I took it easy today and updated the build logs on my website. https://www.farback.ca/index.php/workshop-projects/24-gurkha-kukri-display-stand https://www.farback.ca/index.php/workshop-projects/25-crosscut-and-outfeed-tables-for-vintage-table-saw https://www.farback.ca/index.php/workshop-projects/26-router-table https://www.farback.ca/index.php/boat-shop/27-bear-mountain-redbird-canoe-2019
  10. You are a lucky man, and I completely agree. I wish I'd retired earlier. I'm living the dream now, working at part time jobs I enjoy, and enjoying time with kids and grandkids.
  11. It’s important to have a reason to get up in the morning, and to feel you are still contributing. I was lucky to have a parallel volunteer career as a firefighter. I elected to retire from full time emplyment at 60, two years after a heart attack while serviing as fire chief and still working fulltime as a director of facilities for a 200 bed rehab facility. I decided I would not die behind either desk. I was fit when I had the heart attack; I’d done two 5K runs that week, walked 7 miles in snow bow hunting, and led a large fire attack, so was not in bad shape. I had little to change, but worked hard the past five years, and have put it all behind me. I’m fit, and below my high school weight. I’m still an active firefighter at 62. I drive all the big rigs, and occasionally get down and dirty at fire attacks, medical calls and accidents. Fun to see the kids expressions when they see an old dog with teeth. My other occasional job is as a role player for a company that provides this service for the Canadian Military. Our team plays partisans, refugees and bad guy forces for leadership training courses at a nearby military base. Great fun. All weather, all hours, gun fire, flares, artillery simulations, etc. Stay active and engaged, never grow old. Kirk
  12. Congrats! I lasted 8 months then found a couple part time gigs to keep me occupied. Busier than I’d like sometimes, but the extra income keeps Lee Valley solvent.
  13. I just glued in some T track into the router table project. I used Gorilla glue. I’m glad I finally read the label and figured out what I was doing wrong. The people at the zoo were pissed, and the gorilla wasn’t impressed either.
  14. Thank you for your service too Treeslayer. I’m in my 29th year, and still going. I was Chief when I had a heart attack after a call, not long after this picture. I finished my term and stepped down to decrease the stress in my life, but still drive the big red trucks. that handsome young man is my grandson Tucker. He’s becoming a woodworker himself.