Askland09

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  1. On 10/21/2021 at 9:27 AM, Chestnut said:

    What's up with the fence?

    I just didn't have enough time to make it "dead on" like I usually do to all my fences. Mainly due to not having enough time last weekend to get it there before I had to head out.  All of which will be remedied this weekend.  

    On 10/21/2021 at 9:27 AM, Chestnut said:

    Also what are you uncomfortable with?

    Just the machine and the general feel of it.  I had a small benchtop 10" from Grizzly, basically a glorified scroll saw, before upgrading to this one.  So just getting to know the difference in power, cut speed, what its capable of, etc, etc.  Just need to spend a little quality time using. 

    As for the RK it cuts super well and left a great finish from the first few cuts I made, but I'll definitely give the blade a good once over to make sure there are no whiskers.  It also didn't help that I had to back to the store because the blade was mislabeled as a 115" when in reality it was 112" so that took 2 hours of my day to go back and get that fixed up.  

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  2. On 10/19/2021 at 7:45 AM, Chestnut said:

    Don't limit it to just rough stock. It'll rip milled stock just as easily and quickly.

     

    On 10/19/2021 at 7:58 AM, JohnG said:

    +1 A good blade and tuned bandsaw leaves a surprisingly good finish.

    The only thing I'm needing to finish up on is getting the fence perfect.  It's really close to what I consider acceptable but as of right now works fantastic for rough rips.  The other thing is I'm not near as comfortable with it as say the table saw or router yet, but with time I'm sure that will all change and it'll become a staple of the shop.

     

  3. On 10/17/2021 at 8:08 PM, Coop said:

    Start by ripping boards to rough widths on it and pretty soon you will find yourself using it on every project.

    Ripping rough stock was the main driver behind getting the saw with resawing and curve cutting being the secondary operations behind the purchase. 

  4. On 10/11/2021 at 6:26 PM, Chestnut said:

    The resaw king lives in my 14bx band saw and it's hard to convince me to change it. For other blades i have a few 1/4" 3-4 tpi blades for small work. Outside those two I don't see much point.

    This is probably going to be the same set up I'll run.  Have the resaw blade that lives in the big bandsaw and use the 10" for doing all of the curve/detail work.  This might sound like a silly question but is it acceptable to use the resaw king as a rough rip blade as well?

  5. Hello!

    This weekend I'm going to be upgrading my bandsaw from a 10" benchtop to a Laguna 14/12.  I've decided that I definitely want to get the Resaw King.  However, I'm stuck on what other blade(s) to grab.  Any advice from Bandsaw experts wanted.

    Cheers!

    Luke

  6. I've been using the Bora system for a few years now and have not had any issues with it.  For me its not my "go to" precision tool, nor would a track saw be to be honest.  Just because everything, eventually, will be run through the table saw at some point.  I passed on getting a track saw for that reason and couldn't really justify the cost for the minimal use it would get in my shop. 

  7. Agreed.  If its going to be a show piece rather than a touch piece I've had good success with polyacrylic.  Did my first coffee table with the stuff and within 1.5 years the finish was shot.  Refinished it with oil based, been 4 years now, no issues. 

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  8. On 5/31/2021 at 9:58 PM, wtnhighlander said:

    Perhaps try and under-bevel around the edge of the top before planing it. That really lightens the look without sacrificing the strength and heft of the thicker piece.

     

    On 6/1/2021 at 9:24 AM, Chestnut said:

    Yes i agree with ross make the under bevel a lot larger and it'll lighten the top quite a bit. It'll also add some visual height to the piece.

    I was thinking this was going to be the best option as well.  There is a 15 degree under bevel on the piece as of right now but I'm unsure of what degree to take it to without making it look goofy or just weird (if that makes sense).  Would doubling the angle be too steep? Or should I just plane the top down?  The total thickness of the top is an 1 5/8" and was thinking if I took it down to 1.5" that would help out quite a bit.

  9. On 5/8/2021 at 9:08 PM, Coop said:

    The qtr sawn Sycamore is some fine looking wood and great to work with. The hickory and walnut make a nice pairing. 

    I'm really excited to work with the Sycamore, unfortunately do not have a plan for it yet but I'm sure I'll find something.  The walnut is for my mom's new dining table that she's been wanting for about 15 years now :lol:.  The hickory will be some new shelving for her laundry room (still working out the details for this), and the spalted material is going to be used in some new living room furniture for my living room.  Should be a very busy summer none the less