bglenden

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About bglenden

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  • Birthday 01/02/1962

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  1. For 5” thick, it needs to be about 26.5” high. So maybe it’s not so hard to find. (The lowest height of my current roller stand is about 27.75”)
  2. Sorry for a reviving an old thread, but since this is the post resulted in me buying my very own Hammer A3/41 in 2017 (very happy with it!) I thought I'd try here. I finally decided to build a Roubo workbench, and consequently will have to be planing long heavy fairly thick things. My current roller stand does not go low enough to support pieces thicker than about 3" in planing mode (I'll need 4.5" maybe 5"). This can't be the first time someone has encountered this, so my questions: 1. Does anyone have a roller stand that they really like that can go low enough? 2. I currently
  3. Good luck! I broke my Powermatic lathe (fixed under warranty) trying to twist off a stuck faceplate (broke the spindle lock). I'll never use it without a washer again :-)
  4. And I've not forgotten I owe you an insider VLA tour, although at the moment we're closed to everyone except required staff.
  5. bglenden

    Square

    I have the Woodpecker "framing" squares and like them, but the big one is "only" 26". They are pretty spendy and I imagine it's possible to do better (or worse, a Starrett 36" master precision machinist square is $4.6k).
  6. Given that you have (access to?) a CNC, what do you see as its advantages?
  7. I've never had a driver refuse to roll it into the garage. I always try to tip ($20), but it isn't always accepted. My logistics are simple though (paved driveway, very mild slope).
  8. Apropos of nothing much, I work for the place that operates the VLA (and some other radio telescopes). I call myself a radio astronomer gone bad (I now manage software and telescope IT).
  9. I know this is an old post, but the pictures seem to have disappeared. Does anyone have a current link?
  10. Perhaps mistakenly I deliberately did not get twist-lock (I have outlets on the ceilings and the walls), since if I run into a cord or whatever I want it to pull out.
  11. I got a lot of used fittings at a good deal, maybe not a screaming good deal, so I'm committed. I agree at list price it's a lot of money, but everyone values things differently (c.f. Festool (which I have), Bridge City (which I do not), ...).
  12. Sorry for reviving an old topic - but thought it best to keep it all together. I picked up some Nordfab fittings (relatively) cheaply from a local woodworker, so I guess it's time to finally stop dragging a hose from machine to machine and install some actual duct. Is there any update on what the best place to buy Nordfab is these days? (ductingsystems.com, Oneida, and Grizzly are recommended above, but from nearly 4 years ago).
  13. I guess I’ll be the contrarian. If you are running your power tools much of every weekend afternoon in close proximity to your neighbors patio, as it sounds from the first post, forget the legalities and HOA regulations; that’s just rude and not very neighborly. (As is whatever is coming out of their loudspeakers if loud). Why not be the better person and move it to your garage instead of indulging in legalisms and revenge fantasies?
  14. I'm curious about where you will put the turbo vise - at one end of the bench, leaving the other end for the tail vise?