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    Hobby woodworking for fun and to challenge myself to learn new skills.

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  1. Ha...should have looked their first...thanks for the post!
  2. I have not used hand planes too much in the past but I have been trying to use them in my work. I inherited a wood river block plane and wood river 4.5 smoothing plane, any recommendations on resources for how to tune them up and get them ready for use and best ways to use them? Also the block plane has an adjustable mouth and was looking for any advice on how you set the opening based on what you are doing with the plane.
  3. You will have to keep us posted on the jointer! I just have the basic dust collector from Rockler that I mounted on the wall, but I did get the upgraded filter instead of just the bag. It seems to keep up with all of my tools and does a good enough job. I did add a cyclone upstream of the dust collector as it is amazing how much wood you collect off the jointer and planer. I was changing the bags a lot which are kind of a pain and putting the cyclone upstream that drops into a drum is much easier to maintain.
  4. How did you figure out the night for your bench? I am wanting to build the bench next after my current project. I have not done much research yet on the topic and was not sure if there were some rules of thumb.
  5. Yes it is those fold up Kreg tables with the blue legs. I totally understand what you mean and if I have to clamp anything or do hard work on them they move around a lot. I have the bottoms of mine loaded with some storage boxes and they are up against a wall so that helps. Next on my list is to build a workbench and I have been looking around at a few but not settled on one yet.
  6. I totally understand you feelings! I used to do the same thing in my garage and made the change to keep the car out and setup my shop. It has been wonderful!!!! Now I can just wonder into the shop and cut a part or two when I have a second and not spend all of my time moving stuff around. I would get the planer first, but it really depends on the type of work you are doing. I really enjoy taking the time and milling rough lumber down to use on projects and the jointer has really helped in that process. I just have some Kreg portable benches that I am using to get by and someday I will make m
  7. Do you typically leave the bark on or take it off when it is drying.
  8. Finally was able to make some more progress this week! Got all of the parts laid out, jointery cut, arches cut on the side parts, and tapers cut on the legs. I recently bought a “better” band saw blade than what came stock on the saw and was really impressed with how much smoother it cut than the original blade. Way worth the small cost for the upgrade. I do not use the band saw a lot currently but have started to tinker with the guide bearings and blade and it does make some small improvements in the cuts. Luckily for this project just a little sanding on the curves and the jointer to fix th
  9. Did you do anything special to let the wood dry or just stack it in a corner? I wish I knew what kind of wood it is but, have no idea other that it looks pretty. That is also the fun part to me as you might end up with something out of a wood that is not really available commercially or that may other folks would have something.
  10. Sorry...if they still don’t show up let me know.
  11. Not sure what happened but here they are I think...
  12. Has anyone gotten any usable wood from backyard milling? I know there are tools you can buy and way better methods than how I free cut this log...I just felt guilty cutting all of the tree that fell in the yard for firewood. I don’t think I will get any fine furniture from this wood, but thought it would be cool if I could even get a few small boards to build a tiny box or something from a tree that was in our yard. Do you think it’s a lost cause or worth a shot? Now just have to find a spot to store for a while.
  13. Is there a setting so when you look at threads that are long (e.g. what came in the mail today) so it starts with the newest comments and does not start at the beginning of the thread? Thanks!
  14. Does anyone have any recommendations on a good video or read on setting the tension on a bandsaw blade? I have tried a few different ways but not really sure I am getting it right. Is there a way to tell from the saws performance how good the tension is on the blade?