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  0 Thread: Ripping a 6ft board
Post: RE: Ripping a 6ft board

theguch Wrote: (09-16-2021, 03:16 PM) -- I'm trying to rip the edge off of a 6ft 2x10 doug fir board on my table saw. I'm having trouble controlling such a long board and I've so far managed to bog t...
Rob Young Woodworking 12 829 09-16-2021, 05:29 PM
  0 Thread: denatured alcohol formulation
Post: RE: denatured alcohol formulation

CEPenworks Wrote: (09-14-2021, 06:17 AM) -- The FDA has a whole list of denatured alcohol formulations. Most of what is sold in the box stores is mostly methanol with a couple drops of ethanol. The l...
Rob Young Finishing 6 410 09-15-2021, 09:10 AM
  0 Thread: Dovetail angle
Post: RE: Dovetail angle

weedsnager Wrote: (09-15-2021, 08:56 AM) -- What’s everyone’s preferred angle for hand cutting dovetails ? -- The one that looks good. Sometimes I use a marking jig if I want them to be consistent ...
Rob Young Woodworking Hand Tools 6 419 09-15-2021, 09:04 AM
  0 Thread: Daily Bench Shot
Post: RE: Daily Bench Shot

Not as sexy as a tall-clock bonnet or anything but needed a jig made for work. And since lately I haven't had much time in the shop, this was a nice diversion. We support a physics group at the uni...
Rob Young Woodworking 1,574 474,217 09-14-2021, 01:41 PM
  0 Thread: More Shaper Origin uses
Post: More Shaper Origin uses

Most of the things I've done with my Shaper Origin (except for recently experimenting with cutting dovetails) has been template cutting. Either creating the template to cut other parts or using the CA...
Rob Young Woodworking 0 203 09-09-2021, 11:05 PM
  0 Thread: finally time to experiment with Shaper Origin - dovetails
Post: RE: finally time to experiment with Shaper Origin ...

Alan S Wrote: (09-07-2021, 02:46 PM) -- Figuring out how to do it on the SO was trickier than following jig directions, and what you physically did was almost identical to using a jig (moved the rout...
Rob Young Woodworking 5 443 09-07-2021, 04:20 PM
  0 Thread: finally time to experiment with Shaper Origin - dovetails
Post: RE: finally time to experiment with Shaper Origin ...

Dumb_Polack Wrote: (09-07-2021, 10:00 AM) -- I dunno...letting the 'puter cut your DTs sounds like cheatin', no??? I have the PC jig....yes I realize they're not hand cut DTs, but it does involve ...
Rob Young Woodworking 5 443 09-07-2021, 04:18 PM
  0 Thread: finally time to experiment with Shaper Origin - dovetails
Post: RE: finally time to experiment with Shaper Origin ...

Followup with all four sides done, a bottom installed and a bit of cleanup done. As mentioned, I didn't do my CAD quite right so instead of having slightly proud pins and tails, they were just a sm...
Rob Young Woodworking 5 443 09-06-2021, 11:31 AM
  0 Thread: finally time to experiment with Shaper Origin - dovetails
Post: finally time to experiment with Shaper Origin - do...

Been a while since I've had a block of time to play with my Shaper Origin. Things and other projects just kept taking priority. Most of what I've used the Shaper Origin for in the little free time ...
Rob Young Woodworking 5 443 09-05-2021, 05:30 PM
  0 Thread: walnut stain
Post: RE: walnut stain

mike4244 Wrote: (08-19-2021, 06:51 PM) -- I have a walnut tree that is loaded with walnuts. Several years ago I tried to make a stain from the green husks. I place some husks in a jar of alcohol. The...
Rob Young Finishing 4 357 08-20-2021, 08:49 AM
  0 Thread: Pinless Moisture Meter Recommendation
Post: RE: Pinless Moisture Meter Recommendation

kurt18947 Wrote: (08-13-2021, 05:46 AM) -- Do you buy rough or finished lumber? If rough I don't know that a pinless meter would work well. You could plane a spot smooth  on rough lumber but the deal...
Rob Young Woodworking 3 399 08-13-2021, 08:41 AM
  0 Thread: Will Coca-Cola remove rust
Post: RE: Will Coca-Cola remove rust

Timberwolf Wrote: (07-18-2021, 10:37 PM) -- Let's find out...If it works, it's a lot cheaper than Evaporust. :winkgrin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHlYnRZgKes -- It is acidic (citric acid ...
Rob Young Woodworking Hand Tools 12 1,168 07-19-2021, 12:22 PM
  0 Thread: First SawStop brake activation
Post: RE: First SawStop brake activation

Bill_de Wrote: (05-23-2021, 10:06 PM) -- I activated the dado brake today, and my hands were nowhere near the blade. I was using the Incra box joint jig and after several cuts, bamm! There was no ind...
Rob Young Woodworking Power Tools 11 1,427 05-26-2021, 02:58 PM
  0 Thread: 5" 8 Hole Random Orbital Sandpaper
Post: RE: 5" 8 Hole Random Orbital Sandpaper

Mike 55 Wrote: (05-12-2021, 07:03 PM) -- Hi Guys, I need to replenish sandpaper for my random orbital sander I need the hook & loop 8 hole. The last time I bought sandpaper is was from Norton. I c...
Rob Young Woodworking 9 999 05-13-2021, 08:28 AM
  0 Thread: Shelves - bark side up?
Post: RE: Shelves - bark side up?

identity_crisis Wrote: (04-30-2021, 10:20 PM) -- Thanks Rob I seem to never get straight the whole cupping issue -- The more I think about a shelf pin supported shelf, I think it would depend on t...
Rob Young Woodworking 4 766 05-01-2021, 11:24 AM
  0 Thread: Shelves - bark side up?
Post: RE: Shelves - bark side up?

Trapped in a dado, probably doesn't matter. Resting on shelf pins do bark side up, yes. But my preference in that case would be plywood with edge and.
Rob Young Woodworking 4 766 04-29-2021, 07:03 PM
  0 Thread: Daily Bench Shot
Post: RE: Daily Bench Shot

Here's your sign. Brenda wanted a sign to give to her hair stylist. I guess he says this phrase... CNC cut from MDF. Most of the work is in finishing. About 9x6 inches, 3/4" thick.
Rob Young Woodworking 1,574 474,217 04-29-2021, 08:10 AM
  0 Thread: Daily Bench Shot
Post: RE: Daily Bench Shot

WxMan Wrote: (04-23-2021, 07:32 AM) -- This is more of a report of what I've been working on the past three days.  Working on a new living room bannister/rail with son-in-law for their home remodel. ...
Rob Young Woodworking 1,574 474,217 04-29-2021, 08:06 AM
  0 Thread: Where do you buy your Aluminum?
Post: RE: Where do you buy your Aluminum?

I've used 6061 in the past and get it in small quantities from McMaster-Carr. They won't be the cheapest but usually I've been more interested in stock availability & delivery than saving a few pen...
Rob Young Woodworking Power Tools 9 1,104 04-28-2021, 05:15 PM
  0 Thread: Daily Bench Shot
Post: RE: Daily Bench Shot

Cutting more rosettes from PVC. Thus makes a mess but cuts fast and clean. Still think I can run faster, especially plunge rate. Each new pair i bump up the feeds and speeds. I think my total need is ...
Rob Young Woodworking 1,574 474,217 04-20-2021, 09:25 PM

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