Dyami Plotke

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  1. I've had the Bosch since it came out. It's as accurate as the day I set it up. The knuckles on the arms have user adjustable tension, something slide rails & bearings do not. I think the Bosch arms will have better longevity.
  2. Very cool boom. I had made a wall mounted boom from scrap plywood years ago. It was great, but with a shop reorganization I had to give it up. I recently re-built it to fit on my CT 22. With the shop made sander rack which it attached to it, I think it's much better than the factory made option.
  3. Looks like you're making good (and slow) progress. I'm eager to see it fully assembled. Should make a nice jounter.
  4. I'm not familiar with the finish, but as for the crack, I agree with using epoxy. Stabilize the crack, then rip away.
  5. Great bench. Do you like the hose as is? Would you consider adding a boom to the side to hold the hose up?
  6. Looks great to me. Function over aesthetics every time.
  7. The Bride claimed it for her own, but alas, they drove off.
  8. The board presentation went well. It was loved by the Bride, Groom & wedding attendees.
  9. It certainly looks like you received the first version. That said, what changes were made? From the photos the only difference I can see is the labeling.
  10. Thanks. That's how I finish most gifts.
  11. And with the truck & wheel assembly, the Berger Board is done. I'm leaving it in the shop, under the fan tonight in order to allow the finish to cure some more. Then tomorrow, it's off to Rhode Island and my cousin's wedding. https://vimeo.com/138937711
  12. Thanks. I don't know anything about skateboarding myself, but it's been such a fun project, I'm tempted to learn.
  13. Thanks, Mike. The poly is cut so I can rag it on, not to speed drying. The AC is on because it dehumidifies as it runs. The outside relative humidity is about 90%. Even with the AC on, it's not very cold, do I think the dryer air will counteract the colder.
  14. Any thoughts on using Japan Dryer? Will it speed up drying? Will it adversely effect the finish? I've never tried it before.
  15. That's how I would go, Eric. Unfortunately I don't think shellac has enough body to hold the suspended grit in the final cost. :-(
  16. I'm rush to finish a wedding present be Thursday (tomorrow) morning. I'm finishing it in my air conditioned shop on Long Island. In the shop, its in the low 70's. Outside it's been in the high 80's and low 90's and very humid. I put a wash coat of 1/2 lb shellac on Monday night, and it dried fine. Last night I rag applied a 50/50 polyurethane / mineral spirits blend. Now, 10 hours later, it's still too tacky to sand. I turned the AC up, thinking that will drop the humidity in the room. Anything else I can do add to the mix to increase speed time? I need to install 4 coats in the next 18 to 2
  17. No, the whole thing is a surprise. The photos are of the bottom as that's where traditional skateboard graphics go. The top has the same purple heart / tiger maple pattern, but with no graphic. Here it is, pre finishing.