Dave H

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  • Birthday 10/10/1952

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  1. I will defiantly be following the build, it looks to be quite interesting. But those ellipse instructions has really simplified this for me, my mother had a picture taken of my daughter when she was small maybe 3yrs old, 36 yrs ago the oval picture was printed on stretched canvas my mother wanted me to make a frame for this picture. The frame project was quite challenging for me, I had seen the nails and string trick but finding the exact points I needed was a mystery to me I ended up using the picture of my daughter to find the out side dia. of the of the elliptical frame by scribing a line
  2. Are we talking glue joints or my ex wife?
  3. I agree with your logic I guess my other question would be how to determine the price of a used lathe that is 8yrs old and in good shape, everything works no rust, it has all it's parts and pieces and the manual. Is a fair price 50% of new or higher that is the part I'm questioning? I'm going to Craigs list to start I've never sold used equipment before, I given things to friends or relatives but this is worth a little more than I want to give someone plus I just bought the new lathe. Thanks for the reply John and Chestnut I guess I'll just start at 60% and see if that fly's.
  4. I've had my Grizzly G0462 16x46 lathe it's around 8yrs old, it has low miles I have no real complaints with my purchase. I bought a new Jet lathe that has a few things that the Grizzly lacks and now I'll have 2 lathes and it needs to go. My question is what should my staring price be new this model goes for 1,025 https://www.grizzly.com/products/grizzly-16-x-46-wood-lathe-with-dro/g0462 I've heard that 50% of new price is what the buyer should expect to pay for used equipment, so what price would you start at so I get at least 50%? I usually don't sell woodworking equipment so this is a new si
  5. My granddaughter turns 18 May 3rd, I know I got a project done early for a change amazing, I'm usually putting finish on the night before I have to give a gift. I'm happy with the table but, crazy about the finish (my daughter says she loves it) oh well to late to do anything about it. The table is knotty pine with a water based poly finish I made all the moldings on my new router table I'm loving that thing why I waited so long to build one..... I tried my hand at turning some drawer pulls I think they came out good for a first try the are made out of scrap 8/4 walnut.
  6. Maybe that's what I don't like, there could be a greenish tint to it Hmmm. I used amber shellac on some cabinets once the first 2 coats I thought I had made a mistake as it seemed a bit to yellow but, 2 coats later I thought it was a perfect color exactly what I wanted. I thought the same with the poly but it never mellowed with more coats like the amber shellac.
  7. I finished the table for my granddaughter it out nice but, I wish I had some brown trans tint to add to the mix. It seems a little to orange to me I sent my daughter a picture she said its perfect but I think if had toned it down with a little brown dye I would have been happier. I like tinting the poly it covered well I will be using this again I just need more trans tint colors to work with. before after
  8. Before I had moved to this shop and built my roubo I had a used solid core door on a couple saw horses I used the sh__t out of that old door. If I had built a base for it instead of putting in on saw horses I'm sure I could have mounted a vice on it and it cost me nothing, and after I built my bench I gave it to my next door neighbor and he's still using it. that's at least 35yrs of hard use if you slop paint on it or, get glue on it so what if it bothers you sand it smooth and keep on going till you have time to build your dream bench again. Good luck losing a shop to a fire has got to hurt,
  9. I'm building a bedside table for my granddaughter I wanted to dye the piece with honey amber Trans Tint dye. I tried some mixed with water it was kind of splotchy, I decided to add the dye right to the poly, I tried it on some scrap it worked like a champ. I think I will only do 2 coats of the mix then finish up with some clear. Has anyone tried this on a project? I don't see a downside not to try this.
  10. I've wondered the same thing thanks for asking, and thanks @Chestnut for making me feel old and technologically inadequate..... just kidding usually when I'm trying to figure something out on the computer I call my 18 yr old granddaughter but, then I have to take verbal abuse from her LOL.
  11. @jussi Here is picture of the DC at fence complete and, it works great.
  12. Coop that's why they make sheet rock lifts. With a sheet rock lift I can hang 4x12 rock by myself that's how I hung the ceiling in my 36x36 shop it's a cake walk with a lift.
  13. I was working on a big tilt up job before we could start forming up the tilt up walls we had 40,000 sq ft of control joints. we had this little girl apprentice carpenter I put her and another kid on calking duty. The girl stole a desk chair out of the office shack she sat on that chair and she was scooting along on that chair hauling ass calking those joints about 3 times as fast as the other kid. We had her finish out the rest of it, she was one of the last people to get laid of of that job, she turned out to be one our best hands.