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duckkisser last won the day on February 25 2020

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  • Birthday 06/08/1983

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    bourbonnais......thats just south of chicago
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    I am a wood shop teacher and most things i make are small boxes, plant stands, and cuting boards and so forth because i get most of my wood from a urban lumber company and small shops. they just gives me small cut offs from their boards for the kids to use. i find my inturest drifting towards inlay especialy in wood turnings. i am now working on a collction of different mediums that can be ground and cut up to be used for inlay. check out my work at

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  1. I want to get into segmented turning so i am planning on buying seg easy wedges and making a sled to use on table saw. for those of you who do a lot of turning segmented forms what are the most common number of pieces do i need for doing a ring? that way i know how many wedges I need to buy. or if you have a cnc in central illinois and was to give me a quote ....I already have the files needed to make.
  2. I was going to make a cabinet the ones you see there are custome cabinets that previous owner built out of plywood. Kinda ugly but they do the job. But after your post legend I moved some stuff and I’m thinking I might buy one of those pull out racks. Thinking I’ll put some kind of rack for pots along my stove so I can still have a counter along my stove. How well do those racks hold the garbage cans?
  3. I want to build a garbage cabinet to put along my stove but they don’t make cabinet slides that are 30 inches long at least ones that don’t cost 80 dollars from custom stores. I wanted to make my own wooden ones like they use in old dressers. But I’m worried that something that long will rack or get stuck and won’t work. I had thought to build a cabinet with space length wise for two garbage cans so I just pull on drawer to access both cans. The other option is to build a roll out cabinet where I pull the whole unit out to get to the garbage cans. If I make it into a rolling cabinet I can use it as a rolling cutting cutting/prep station. my concern is how heavy will this be both on a wooden slide or as a rolling cabinet. Also there is not a lot of room for cabinet/ slides/ drawer to hold trash. Any ideas or thought on how to best do this Please share. If you have built a tilt out garbage can how much did it cost so I have an idea of price.
  4. My father ended up giving me an old one he had otherwise I was going to buy a dewalt grinder well glad to save 50 bucks
  5. Decided to get shapeoko after I get the money put together it’s actuly more solidly constructed Andre software is better plus it’s downloadable and free
  6. It’s open ended flip it and it can do 20 inches that’s why I picked it
  7. I own a jet 1020 bench top drum sander and I don’t really use it much so was thinking of selling it but before I get rid of it I’m wondering if I’m missing out on maximizing the use of the machine. What do you guys use your drum sander for? I know some people rave about it but I’m thinking I would rather have my money and my floor space back.
  8. I’m thinking with the stimulus money I’m getting to invest in a x-carve. I was wondering if anyone has one or works with CNC on a regular bases can give me a experienced opinion about the machine. Don’t want to buy something that I will hate. I know that the first models had a lot of isssues but how good are they now?
  9. I love my scroll saw it is like having a bandsaw with thin blade but I can cut at sharp angles and I can pop it loose and cut out insides if a object. But it’s more useful for small details project then for doing furniture. If I every have to move into small space I’m taking lathe, scroll saw bandsaw and my work bench everything else could go.
  10. I got my self a turbo plane so I bought a masterforce angle grinder haven’t had bad luck with those tools even if they are menards brand and little on the cheap side. But after using it the switch would not turn off so I took it back to replace it. The second one did the same so now I’m getting money back and buying a better tool. Any reconditions on quality brands?
  11. Maybe I’ll look into full face units anyone have a trends airshield pro? Or the half mask? That stumpy has in his video
  12. Chet I have one similar to this and it’s just bulky half the time I don’t reach for it when I’m making a couple of cuts on table saw saw that’s why I was thinking the other might be more comfortable to put on and leave on the entire time guess I’ll have to stick with what I got
  13. ya I noticed that the only thing I can think of is that because its manufactured in china is why there is not a NIOSH rating because they might not require it. I'm mostly looking for something to use while I'm doing power carving in driveway or at shows I have noticed that the dust collector picks up most of the fine stuff but I am breathing in the large particle that are thrown by the carving tools.
  14. so with the increase time in the shop with the covid shut down I have started to have some sinus problems from working with the sawdust. I have increased the amount of time that I am using my 3m half mask but its uncomfortable to wear because it pulls on my neck and head...… there for I don't use it as much as I should. I was thinking I might order a different type of mask to use in the shop and see if it is more comfortable. does anyone have a mask similar to this and can tell me how well it works and is it comfortable.