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About wdwerker

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    cabinets,bookcases, furniture, unusual wooden objects

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  1. Shop Storage Shed

    A little inswing space in a shop could be a big deal, but in a garden shed why go to a big effort for a special door ? But double doors that swing either way aren't going to be real convenient if you are taking an ATV or riding mower in and out on a regular basis.
  2. Trestle Table

    I spray a pre-cat waterbourne that's quite tough. I'm pretty sure conversion varnish is even tougher. Considering the size of your brood when would you find time to touch up the table and let it dry? Go for the toughest finish possible !
  3. Shop Storage Shed

    You can rent a small excavator or hire it done. Shovels are the weapon of last resort.
  4. What finish?

    Shane will tell him about more tools that he needs !
  5. Shop Storage Shed

    Have you considered digging a root cellar/ basement? That might be a good place for the yard equipment.
  6. Shop Storage Shed

    I would build a 12' x 16' shed with the porch roof cantilevered off one end or side. A shed roof would maximize interior space. A large window placed fairly high could let in light and double as a door to load lumber into a high rack.
  7. That Woodpeckers framing square is a great way to get that track just right.
  8. That's what's so great about this forum ! I completely forgot about splines.
  9. What about using cherry ply and butt joints then veneer the sides & back to conceal the joints. Biscuits, dominos or even dowels would make the butt joints strong.
  10. Morris Chair Pair

    You probably haven't run it for hours on end taking a pile of parts to exact size on all 4 faces with several grits. It's quite capable of doing that. Keep spare rolls in several grits on hand, it's worth the investment. A single wrap used carefully can last quite awhile but hit the drum off switch at the first sign of a burn and you might be able to erase it with a liberal application of the crepe rubber (this is where a frozen one is best) ! The finer the grit the less you turn the height between passes. Using 150 grit 1/16th to 1/8 of a turn is plenty, 80 grit can handle maybe a 1/4 turn. The wider the board the less you take off on each pass. Full width of the drum be very cautious & barely crank the handle, 1/32 of a turn is probably too much.
  11. Dremel Rotary Tools?

    I've abused my Harbor Freight air die grinder for years, just give it a couple drops of oil before use. Of course a 5 hp 60 gallon compressor helps but if you turn the pressure down to as low as possible yet still get decent results a smaller compressor will work. Use it in bursts, the let the pressure build back up. Oh , by the way air tools are loud as hell ! Far more powerful than a whimpy dremel tool when you are sick of the bit stalling out on you. !
  12. Morris Chair

    It's been several years but I remember getting parts reasonably quick.
  13. Morris Chair Pair

    I've been running one for around 20 years. Keep your rubber block in the freezer to make it last longer and use it frequently. I buy 35 ft rolls for around $23 and cut my own. Made a template from the original factory strips. I think it's 7 -16/32 strips or 5-19/38 per roll. I use a 2b soft lead pencil to mark the outside or the frame where a burn or worn abrasive is and then avoid that area. I mark used strips w burns for re use when I need to just run narrow pieces. Glad to answer any other questions.
  14. Supermax conveyor stopped

    Sorry to hear that. Pretty sure the drive is gear driven but I haven't played with the new 16/32.
  15. Morris Chair

    I had a shop dog that kept eating scraps and pencils , at least I found the evidence in the backyard at home......