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  1. dwacker

    Signing Off

    Well unfortunately I knew this day was coming but the time is here I must sign off. The last few years have been fun and I appreciate everyone being so welcoming. I don't want this thread turning into a sad event, so I do ask that one of the moderators lock this thread. Until we meet again, keep up the good work and BUY A DAMN SHAPER. Thank you.
  2. Yes. This is a roller table. A roller was generally a woman that sat and worked at these tables. The table was invented after wide spread legalization of marijuana. The roller would sit at these table before each congressional session and roll what were called joints made from the marijuana and 100 bills. These joints were smoked by members of congress during each session. Later the rollers were replaced by machines that could produce larger quantities of these congressional joints. The roller table was a prized collectable of serious pot heads. Its valued at........(commercial break)..........$5000
  3. Just whack each jaw with a punch it should knock it loose. Hit them as if you were knocking then back into the chuck.
  4. It is pretty, the last few lines of your write up made my day.
  5. I don't see it as a problem more impractical. You can go out today and buy a 91degree router bit and perform the same operation on the router table. Add the complication of the stickley type joint which only helps with slippage it causes complications with variations in plywood thickness. I know stickley has a boat load of patents but somehow Im doubting that one has been renewed, only a guess because the shaper knife pattern has been available for years.
  6. I guess the first thing that jumps out at me is that its stickleys joint with a onion skin fold.
  7. Its called a miter fold furniture companies have been doing similar for years. Its very common in euro furniture shops. His joint is a combination of a rabbet and a miter fold.
  8. Your probably better off finding someone with a laser. Look up online someone that does wood laser engraving.
  9. Grain direction doesn't change. Only thing that changes is what face goes against the jointer fence. For example your making a work bench with 3"x 3" x 48" boards glued together. Your layout is predetermined by you prior to jointing. All the glue joints should get alternating jointed edges done on the jointer. The top and bottom would then get the planed edges. Don't mix and match planed and jointed edges.
  10. Has nothing to do with grain. How you set up your panel lay out is entirely up to you. When you joint the boards one bottom goes against the jointer fence then one top then one bottom then one top and so on. My guess is most of the time when folks get a cupped panel after removing from clamps its not a cupped panel at all. 2 90 degree angles obviously nets a flat glue up. On the other hand two 89.75 degree angles nets what would resemble a cupped panel the more boards you have in the glue up the worse it will be.
  11. There are some things in life that should require a special test and license. Using power tools, making children and marriage are just a few.
  12. If I had to do everything with hand tools and could only have one machine it would be a bandsaw.
  13. Gunna be easier to feed conduit to a sub panel and probably look better than trying to feed into the finished main. You will only need one connection to the main for the sub and will look better if the main is already wrapped in drywall.
  14. Wood conditioner if used properly does not create a film so you should be just fine. I use GF WB clear stain base as a "conditioner" before staining and topping with Arm r seal on a regular basis with no ill affect.
  15. Since it is going to be painted I would just cut out the affected area with a forsner bit and glue in a dowel. Flush cut and sand, seal the end grain of the dowel with a little extra paint and be done.
  16. Alternating has nothing to do with grain direction. It's how the boards are jointed.
  17. If the breaker pops with no load already running it may just be a bad breaker. Run down to the hardware store and get a new one. They are cheap and breakers go bad all the time.
  18. I would check the arbor run out. If its the slightest bit OOR the blade wont fit and it will destroy bearings.
  19. Don't even bother to check your jointer, even if you managed to get the fence perfect the knives will be off. Always assume that your jointer is off. Besides having one less machine to fuss with your panels joint will alway be correctly joined if you alternate the face. Don't look at cupping as a whole when doing a panel. Check each board as individuals with a short straight edge and look for raised glue lines between the boards. It only take one board to warp an entire panel.
  20. You need to know why it did what it did. I would first make sure they were jointed right to begin with. If your jointer fence is off even the slightest bit and you did not alternate the faces it is impossible to make a flat panel.
  21. 1/4" for under 24" length and 3/8 for anything over 24" we use starfire glass so as not to have the green edge of standard tempered.
  22. Even solvent finishes have thinning limits. 20-25% max. Your WB stuff is usually 10%. That said the best way to deal with WB is to get the finish off the gun. This alone doesn't do anything for you but it allows you to easily heat and keep the finish heated to about 100F. Obviously as a hobby shop your not going to invest in an inline finish heater but most can afford a little 2qt pressure pot. The pot can run off of any compressor so no real worries there. The pot can then be heated with a little ingenuity. Borrow the kitchen crock pot provided you got a long enough fluid hose. Preferably use a air plane oil pan heater if your using short hose sets. Im sure there are hundreds of ways to get this done. Both options are inexpensive and will do more for you WB finishes than anything else.
  23. Your fine for spraying outdoor or indoors with proper forced air ventilation. The thing about outdoors is that it's illegal. So if the vapors piss off the neighbors it could cause problems.
  24. With all professional finishes the big thing is to read the PDS. Notice the viscosity. Out of the can at 77 it's 43 and the application viscosity should be about 22. Max film is four mils dry. So do the math based on thinning and solids by volume.
  25. A respirator alone is not enough. Some will argue it is but its not period. If your spaying outdoors you should be fine health wise but it's illegal. Can you leave in your gun. Of course depending on the gun. But don't pour it back into the can. Secondly with satin it's important to mix the flattener back into suspension prior to spraying. As to how many coats read the PDS. Most will state dry mil suggested thickness and maximum. Just calculate solids in wet coat and you will be close. Will the lacquer burn in to the previous coat the answer is yes and no. There is a time period for re spray if you surpass this time it will not. Yes you can store in your garage just don't store so much that if you had a fire you blow up the entire house use common sense.