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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. I've been watching his videos for several months now, I really like his logical problem solving methods, vector clamping, dowel extraction (and I've used this method several times), and his recreating missing or damaged pieces. I agree with @drzaius his videos are very well done and informative even if you have no desire to fix furniture for a living, he is full of interesting tricks that will work for fixing or mending mistakes in new work.
  2. @Billy Jack Thanks 2 of the bags lasted me 10+ yrs and only one of those is held together with duct tape I bought 2 from HD so I won't need any more for the foreseeable future when a bag gets full I put a 30 gal garbage bag over the full bag flip them over slide the DC bag out of the garbage bag tie the bag off and it's ready for the dump. The reason only one of my bags is held together with duct tape is because I really only need one bag most of the time. The ones I've seen for sale on Amazon are for 20" dia. DC's mine is like 16" dia. that's a lot extra circumference and wouldn't make a very good seal so buying in bulk although being more economical just doesn't make sense in my situation. Thanks for the suggestion though.
  3. I have a delta 50-760 DC I've been following this thread and, a lot of the suggestions didn't really work in my case, the bag was too short or, the circumference was to great so I did some searches and, found I could buy factory bags from Home Depot 6mil for $17 apiece delivered to my local HD for free now I can through the old bag that is held together with duct tape patches away I bought extra bags now I'm all set for the next decade or so.
  4. Watch some of this guys videos he knows his trade https://www.youtube.com/user/johnsonrestoration
  5. I had a similar problem with some cabinets for my kitchen I glued a sanding belt for my belt sander to some ply wood scrap with a straight edge then I brad nailed a scrap wood fence to the sanding block to the depth of the groove and used this to sand the ply until it fit into the groove without beating the sh_t out of it. Good luck
  6. not sure about Rockler hooks these look solid https://www.uline.com/BL_2409/Pegboard-Accessories?pricode=WB6317&utm_source=Bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=pegboard hooks&utm_campaign=Warehouse Supplies %2F Equipment&AdKeyword=pegboard hooks&AdMatchtype=e&msclkid=bf4b004dd69a15492d895d4cabcebf1b&gclid=CNWTkIiA5eICFQuAxQIdzogLlA&gclsrc=ds
  7. Laminated Home Depot 2x6's Peruvian walnut inlays
  8. BTW I think the reason the bread board end curled up at the end in the photo was because the mortise went all the way across the top I would stop the mortise an 1" or 2" from the edges which would keep that curling issue from happening.
  9. Standing the table on end was just the method I used on my coffee table on a rustic table that went out doors I would cut the cheeks of my tenons and haunches with a hand held router and straight bit using a straight edge to get a perfect cheek you could do this working the 8' top off of saw horses or bench. I was just trying to make a case for the draw boring technique. Good luck with the table!
  10. I would go with the draw bore technique, I used this for the first time on a live edge coffee table it was way less daunting then I thought the only glue was on the very ends of the dowel just before I drove them the last little bit you will have to drill the dowel holes through the bread board first then clamp the bread board end onto the table press the drill bit through the dowel holes to mark the center of the dowels onto the tenons I drilled the holes 1/32" back towards the table from the marked centers the holes on the out side I elongated laterally to allow wood movement center hole is not elongated make your dowels long enough to put a taper on the ends to get started in the hole then drive them through the bread board ends and tenon until the taper comes through the bottom of bread board put a little glue around the top of the dowel then drive it in enough to glue it into the bread board. I used loose tenons to make tenons and haunches be cause the length of the table was 5' I stood the table on the ends and used a jig (it is sitting on top of the table in the first photo) and my hand held router with bushing.
  11. When I was 16 a family moved in across the road from us, the rich kid had a dirt bike and, rode it around all the time I hated that guy (he thought he was so cool because he had a dirt bike). A couple weeks later he came over and said hi I'm Steve hey do you drink beer, finally we had found common ground we've been best friends for 50 yrs.
  12. Title of this post is very misleading Bubble Cutting Board it made me wonder why you would want a board to cut bubbles on when you could just pop them. Great job!
  13. I went withe the double tenon the outside tenon is dovetailed I followed Chris Schwartz's Popular Woodworking article (well kind of my own take on it but I used the double tenon) here was my inspiration
  14. @Art I like your cabinet it's coming out great I was just wondering what you have wrapped around your F style clamp handles? And is it just for looks or a better grip?
  15. Check some of the local industrial supply co.'s the ones around my area sell all kinds of tube steel, plate steel, I beams, different steel alloys, stainless, aluminum, 01, now I've never bought carbide rod in my local stores but, I've ended up buying special items that they didn't stock and they had it shipped in on their next shipment I don't think they charged any extra.