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About higtron

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  • Birthday 10/10/1952

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    Rochester Washington
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  1. Knobs! Glorious knobs!

    After I completed my Longworth chuck the action wasn't very smooth so I sanded plywood to 320 even slots, paste waxed every nook and cranny slots and all put 3 nylon washers on each bumper assembly between knobs and disk, between disks, between bumper and disk and between disks on center bolt once I did that that the action was smooth as glass.
  2. Knobs! Glorious knobs!

    I was moving things around my shop yesterday, I had my Longworth chuck in my hand that's when I realized why you were making those knobs. Hope to see more of your build, it was fun when I built mine.
  3. Bosch Glide Mitersaw users ?

    I have no insight into the bosch glide, but I made a dust hood for my dewalt scm and over the years have had no complaints I use it daily when in the shop before it was a dusty mess in the scm area, now mess is contained to a garbage can. I have a potable stand for my dewalt when working in someones home I take the hood with me it contains the dust to the garbage can easy peasy.
  4. Delta 14" older bandsaw repair

    There are several forum on old machinery I just did a google search came up with this one http://www.owwm.org/search.php?st=0&sk=t&sd=d&sr=posts&keywords=delta+t5071+bandsaw&start=15
  5. Restaurant Table Tops

    I've watched these Stone Coat countertop videos looks like a good product https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTYSouVgnpkqDbdG2hY2W5w
  6. Portable Work Benches

    I use saw horses with my sheet goods grid I put a sheet of plywood or, OSB on top for a work surface where I can sit my portable table saw, chop saw, I even have a piece of plywood that accepts my router base so I can have a portable router table. when I need to do some pounding, assembly, chiseling or driving nails I work on the surface directly over the saw horse and not in the middle of the grid it breaks down in seconds lays flat in my pickup truck I do carpenter work and I love this set up for versatility and, portability'
  7. Minor upgrade

    I have the exact same lathe it does everything I need. Good luck with it.
  8. To build or buy...

    I'm not trying to sway you one way or, the other but here is the first video in a series of video's that Jason Beam built his CNC machine. I found this series interesting even though I have no interest in building one.
  9. The duct work would be in a ditch just like plumbing under the slab so so slab thickness wouldn't be affected. Someone else was worried about things getting lodged in the ductwork the fix for that concern would be putting clean outs at the end of runs just like they do for plumbing waste lines. also why would you need to ground a under slab duct it would be covered in dirt that is already grounded. If you are using PVC or ABS pipe and you use the proper cement for all your connections ground water would not be a factor. they bury plumbing waste pipes everyday and crap doesn't leak out and ground water doesn't leak in. I wanted to do this very thing when building my shop and it wasn't any of those reasons I didn't I was under a time constraint and just needed to get the slab poured so I could get my equipment out of storage and into my new shop.
  10. Router bit adapters

    Every full sized router I've ever had came with a 1/2" and 1/4" collet, and I don't think the dia. of the shank of the bit would make a bit unsafe perhaps the size of the cutter head might. I would go to the craftsman web site that has all ready been mentioned by chestnut.
  11. First hand cut dovetails

    Looks pretty good for a first go! I think you critiqued your effort correctly and realize the things that will make DT #2 closer to perfection.
  12. Track Saw Blade Suggestions

    If the shank of the Makita is 5/8" you can use a demo circ saw blade it should make it through numerous nails before it's junk, then just buy another $10.00 blade. I use circ saw blades in my table saw when I'm cutting wood that I suspect may have nails I've had good luck with the cut quality good enough for a glue line joint.
  13. What do you call this figure?

    Would that be prone to cupping?
  14. Long Board Jointing Sled

    The first picture is a poor mans track saw I've been using them for thirty years easy peasy! the next two pictures are a straight edge table saw jig the clamps are like $5/6 at Harbor Freight.
  15. Just put a 45 deg. brace at each corner to stabilize each leg you could make the braces bolt on if the folding option of the bench is desired. Looks like it would be a pretty easy fix a 2x4 from lumber store some screws, or bolts nuts and washers.