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  1. when my 1/8 and 1/4 inch blades break I cut them up into pieces the same size as my scroll saw blades and use them in my scrollsaw when i need a ridge blade that wont break very easy. I have also used bandsaw blades cut to length to make Thumb piano's they work great for the spring steel.
  2. a blog would probably be best unless you want a bunch of random comments in between all your posts.
  3. Ah ok, I would say better than Okay it looks Good to me and im sure if you could batch out those at that speed you could make a nice profit off of them if you were to sell them.
  4. What the heck is going on with recent status updates? it seems like 8 out of 10 anymore are either in a different language or some advertisement or just complete gibberish am I missing something?
  5. Very nice looking. I am confused tho as to what the purpose of the test is for? To see if it is a viable option for time Vs profit or just a personal test to see how your skills have improved on what you could produce in an hour?
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    saw dust press

    I wouldnt use glue I would use paraffin wax or even candle wax either way it would be safe compared to the potential toxic fumes related to different types of glues being burned.
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    Stuff Ive built

    yeah name says it all
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    Latest box

    From the album: Stuff Ive built

    Built this for a guy my wife works with, I decided as I couldnt decide which side I liked best for the front as both have unique quality's that I would use neodymium magnets to attach the lid so it could be positioned both ways by the recipient. A shellac finish I used a dark stain then sanded back to almost original wood which left the visually appealing tones in the wood.
  9. If you went to a catholic school as I did back many moons ago the ruler taught me that a nun must have one hell of a bicep because I swear they could drive a 5 inch nail with one whack of a ruler. Serious tho, For me a ruler gave me my first physical reference of an hands on approach to understanding measurements I guess I could go as far as to say it is part of the foundation of what led me to wanting to become an engineer.
  10. Yeah dude your link leads to a porn page im just glad I didnt click it while my kids were around and thankfully they are in bed.....
  11. lol ah dont worry duck we all make spelling errors and typo's I was laughing with you not at you
  12. nice job, my favorite one is the one in the back with the looped black handle the wood looks really interesting.
  13. Chainsaw and bandsaw its kinda fun never know what your gonna get till you peel back all the layers last summer i found some cool looking spalted walnut in a few logs which i rescued from becoming fire wood cool stuff.
  14. Could you possibly use big single legs with one single stretcher going threw the middle or without something like in the pictures below? or like this with the middle stretcher I think that would be a lot stronger the way you are needing to attach it to the top instead of 4 legs and a whole lot easier to as almost all live edge tables I have seen use this type of legs I mean some use the old 4 leg type but the majority use the same as above.
  15. Spindle sander would work fine for this task.
  16. guilt for what its not like you ran them out of business just to get a good deal on their tools once they start selling them if you didnt buy them someone else would so no need for guilt on your part.
  17. well now it seems to have gone back to the speed it was yesterday weird maybe its a day time traffic thing?
  18. Man i dont know whats going on today but all day I have been having problems getting the sections to load the main forum itself is loading fine but once I try to go into one of the sub forums I guess is what you call it like the one where this post is it takes forever to load and then once it did it takes forever to load the topic I clicked on, I have checked it on other forums and sites just to make sure it wasn't my connection before I posted this.
  19. I made one a while back for a buddy at work he wanted some where to hide papers/cash etc he also collects many different things so to make it functional and have the hidden area I just made a little nic nac type shelf with a compartment in the back. His style preference is aged pieces he does not like anything that looks like it is under 40 years old so I had to make this piece blend in for his home so it didnt stand out my camera sucks but I did get my youngest son to demo how to open and close the back in a video.
  20. locally I can buy nuts for $1.89 a pound thats a crap load of nuts theres no way a person can buy as many premade knobs as you can make for $1.89 for nuts and left over scraps besides the advantage of making your own is you can make the knob any shape/size/thickness/length you want not stuck with little plastic ones that are all identical with no way of customizing them.
  21. I got mine from Harbor Freight for like $9 works perfect its not like its a dovetail saw or some fancy tool and nothing your probably gonna try and sharpen that gets glue and crap on it why pay a bunch for a disposable tool when a $9 will do the exact same job.