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About evenprimes

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    Germantown, MD
  • Woodworking Interests
    Cabinets, furniture. Mostly larger pieces.
    I like a modern style, but with the quality and attention to detail of artisans.

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  1. I bought the saw in 2012 or 13, when I first started getting into woodwork. Turns out, it’s not really my thing. It’s the 1.75HP cabinet saw, with 68” long total table. It has a little surface corrosion on the both wing tops. It has the SawStop mobile base making it easy to roll around in limited shop space. It has both the normal and dado safety cartridges. We can power it on and do a couple of test cuts. Item Description/Model #: PCS175 Price: $2000 Does the price include shipping? No, you must come to pick it up, the saw top will need to be removed and you’ll need to be able to get this up a short hill. You will need at least 1-2 strong helpers and/or a winch of some kind. I will only help if you have a winch or other mechanical assistance. The saw is in my walkout basement shop space. It will not fit through the interior of the house. Accepted Payment Methods: cash only Pickup Location: Germantown, MD i have a bunch of other stuff like clamps and a few LN hand planes that I’ll list as soon as I get around to getting inventory. I’ll be very generous with most of the rest if you’re buying the saw.
  2. I checked and I do have 14 gauge wiring. So I think that's going to be a big part of my issue. I've done my research and I think I'll go with some of the wall mounted wiring options. There are several out there and I think that will make my life simplest. I'm debating how many outlets and circuits I need to add now. For those that suggested a subpanel, my existing panel is in the basement already, so I think I'll be ok with my current setup. Plus, I want to be mindful of how this looks. The basement is finished, except for carpeting, and when I want to sell I don't want it to look too "industrial".
  3. Hmmm.... This is interesting. My box is in the basement already. I'll take a look at the romex and check out the wire gauge. I'm thinking I can install conduit and wiring myself and just get the electrician check my work and do the final hookup. I hadn't considered the conduit before, but that could really simplify things. (I can't believe I was only considering ripping up the walls!) This is great stuff! Thanks for the ideas!
  4. I'm in MD, but my house was built in the late 80's. Something tells me that the builders went with the minimum code requirements. I'm more than a little hesitant to just update the circuits since I do have doubts about the wiring. That's why I think 2 new circuits with new wiring will be my best option. I'll have to cleanup the drywall later, but that's better than burning the house down.
  5. Today I was finally able to start making sawdust in the basement shop.... only to find that my current wiring won't cut it. Just running my SawStop and shop vac for dust collection, I was tripping the circuit. I checked the box and the circuits are all 15 amp circuits. While I was able to reset and continue, the circuit sometimes tripped with just the saw running and not cutting anything. Right now, the saw stop is my only power tool, but I expect to add a planer very soon. I'll be hand flattening until next year when I hope to get a planer/jointer combo machine. For dust collection I have a shop vac with a rockler dust vortex. The basement is mostly finished, meaning all walls are sheet rocked. (I ripped up the carpet that was there to make my shop.) Lighting is actually pretty good. Depending on cost, my initial thoughts are 2 20 amp circuits and a 220v outlet on a dedicated circuit. What do you think?
  6. Going to call woodwerkes to place my order and see if I can get some spares. Thanks for the info ftrpilot!
  7. The woodwerkes.com deal seems pretty good. Question for those in the know: will the helical cutter head cutters be easy to source? I'm guessing those are fairly standard, but wanted to be sure. Thanks!
  8. It's a Buffalo Forge #146. The beast is heavy, but seems to be in 100% working order. Someone already added a modern chuck too. Oh, it's location has changed from Baltimore, it's now a bit further south in my shop. Since it was posted here and NOT already bought, I figured it was fair game. A little cleaning, fresh paint, and mounting and it'll be right as rain. Woot!
  9. Well, my kitty is 15 and rarely comes down stairs. She seems to prefer getting her claws into the carpet or my arms anyway. Cool, my decision was partly laziness, but it's nice to know that I'm not alone in the approach.
  10. I've just finished a side table. For a first coat I used an oil/wiping varnish mix. I added some wonderful color and just a tiny amount of vanish. Then, I left the base alone and added 3-4 coats of wiping varnish to the top only, since that's the surface that will get the wear and tear. I got it to a light sheen, but still fairly close to the wood. The final result is a nearly bare wood base with a more conventionally finished top. I think it looks good, but is there anything I should be worried about down the road? I tried to get some pictures, but you can't see the difference so I'm not including them. In short, is it "ok" to vary the level of finish in a project like this?
  11. So far we tried the vinegar, no luck. The table is brand new. < 2 months old. She said she was going to try the ironing idea tonight. We're testing on small sections using the middle leaf since there's an extra leaf we can swap in, worst case. Unfortunately, one end is also impacted. Based on what I've read so far, I think I'm going to try to call the store/manufacturer to see if we can figure out the exact finish on the table if the ironing doesn't work.
  12. My gf recently got a new dining room table (store bought) and used a cleaning wipe on it. Now, there are streaks in the finish and we aren't sure if we can get them out. My first thought was Murphy's Oil Soap, but that didn't work. I'm thinking a buffing compound/wet sanding might work, but I wanted to run this by folks with more experience than me. When she called the store, they said that the alcohol in the cleaning wipe likely corroded the finish and there may not be a way to restore the finish. I've included a few pictures, they aren't great but you should be able to see the streaking. Any help/product suggestions would be hugely welcome! Thanks! Chris
  13. I'm a very novice woodworker, but the main attraction was in building items that I designed. I assumed that most (all?) woodworkers would be the same. However, after listening to a few woodtalk shows and seeing some comments here, I'm now wondering how many woodworkers DO design their own projects. Just to be clear, there's nothing truly new, so I recognize that we're all inspired by other things. It's one thing to build a item based on a picture you saw (that's you doing the design) and another for you to go measure that item and copy those measurements (that's someone else doing the design). I'm not saying one way is right or wrong, but I'm curious about how people approach their projects. So, how do YOU approach design?
  14. Right now I just have bandaids and neosporin, but I need to add a few things. A basic kit would probably be a good idea. One thing that I need to add to my own setup and it missing from the kit you linked: tweezers. I've had more issues with splinters than anything else.