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  0 Thread: What do you think of this new Rikon Lathe
Post: RE: What do you think of this new Rikon Lathe

The idea is cool for a small shop especially. I'd much prefer a hand wheel to slide the bed thought. Like the XY table on a bridgeport. Crank it, lock it, don't worry about it.
bennybmn Woodturning 15 6,941 03-04-2020, 03:41 PM
  0 Thread: Amazing grain- Crabapple root ball
Post: RE: Amazing grain- Crabapple root ball

It was nice to turn I think because it was green. It was a PAIN to clean off first, because I literally dug it out of my yard. Actually I yanked it out with my buddy's winch. And it's gnarly, so you n...
bennybmn Woodturning 15 4,784 03-04-2020, 03:39 PM
  0 Thread: Woodworking/tool sights/destinations in southern Maine?
Post: RE: Woodworking/tool sights/destinations in southe...

Thanks all! My buddy who I'm visiting actually lives up in Brunswick, but they're having the shower further south to accommodate more people. Looks like maybe next time I visit him specifically I'll b...
bennybmn Woodworking 9 2,330 03-04-2020, 03:37 PM
  0 Thread: Amazing grain- Crabapple root ball
Post: RE: Amazing grain- Crabapple root ball

Looks great!! Second and third things I ever turned (just last year) were this mallet and lamp from Yew root balls from my front yard. CRAZY grain. I hit what I thought was a bark inclusion but turne...
bennybmn Woodturning 15 4,784 03-03-2020, 02:19 PM
  0 Thread: Woodworking/tool sights/destinations in southern Maine?
Post: Woodworking/tool sights/destinations in southern M...

I'm headed to Scarborough Maine next weekend for a baby shower. I know of one YouTube turner who has a shop there, and it got me thinking maybe there are other things I should check out while I'm ther...
bennybmn Woodworking 9 2,330 03-03-2020, 01:58 PM
  0 Thread: Miter bar set screws
Post: RE: Miter bar set screws

Wrapping the threads with something like teflon tape could work. Or maybe dental floss or something? Just to make the fit more snug. Or find a gap-filling thread locker. Or maybe hit the screw with s...
bennybmn Woodworking Power Tools 6 2,177 03-03-2020, 01:52 PM
  0 Thread: DC Remote REVISITED
Post: RE: DC Remote REVISITED

I didn't read every reply in detail I'll admit, but I recently got a remote for my (much smaller Jet 650) DC, and in reading the manual it said that often times the motors, once on, can mess up the si...
bennybmn Woodworking Power Tools 20 5,149 02-27-2020, 08:54 AM
  0 Thread: A Totally Insane, Ridiculously Over Engineered, X-Y T-Track DRO Drill Press Table
Post: RE: A Totally Insane, Ridiculously Over Engineered...

I love overengineering. I can't do it at work, so I do it at home :) Sometimes in an effort to save money, or use what I have, or sometimes just dreaming big!
bennybmn Woodworking Power Tools 20 6,038 02-10-2020, 09:13 AM
  0 Thread: Electrolysis copper and stainless steel (Update)
Post: RE: Electrolysis copper and stainless steel (Updat...

What about a healthy layer of teflon tape? Probably still get some metal to metal contact...
bennybmn Home Improvement 8 2,853 02-05-2020, 01:42 PM
  0 Thread: Electrolysis copper and stainless steel (Update)
Post: RE: Electrolysis copper and stainless steel

Not sure about electrolysis, but I would think you would want some sort of non-conductive bushing between the dissimilar metals to prevent that going forward.
bennybmn Home Improvement 8 2,853 02-03-2020, 09:11 AM
  0 Thread: Random Tip #1
Post: RE: Random Tip #1

What if you don't like mustard? Is there a grey market for them?
bennybmn Woodworking 11 3,868 01-29-2020, 09:53 AM
  0 Thread: Water surges briefly when turned on
Post: RE: Water surges briefly when turned on

I don't think we have a reducer valve, but I'll double check. It's not a sharp rise in pressure, minimal. I should have made a youtube video before posting!
bennybmn Home Improvement 3 1,023 01-28-2020, 01:24 PM
  0 Thread: Water surges briefly when turned on
Post: Water surges briefly when turned on

Anyone else experience this? When we first turn on the water at the kitchen sink, the pressure seems really high for maybe a whole second. Then it's normal and stays normal. Setup is: ranch on a slab,...
bennybmn Home Improvement 3 1,023 01-28-2020, 09:05 AM
  0 Thread: Drill Press Depth Adjuster - Shop Made Add-On
Post: RE: Drill Press Depth Adjuster - Shop Made Add-On

Never thought of using it as a quill lock... I like it!
bennybmn Woodworking Power Tools 10 3,321 01-28-2020, 08:48 AM
  0 Thread: Cutting Board with Inlay
Post: RE: Cutting Board with Inlay

I did a "brick wall" one a few yeaRs ago and I actually made up end grain strips for the "grout". Definitely fragile, so you'd be limited in how tight the bend would be, but it's doable.
bennybmn Woodworking 14 3,743 01-27-2020, 11:42 AM
  0 Thread: Cutting Board with Inlay
Post: RE: Cutting Board with Inlay

Looks great!! You're sure getting your mileage out of those clamps:) Ever done this kind of inlay on an end grain board?
bennybmn Woodworking 14 3,743 01-24-2020, 02:08 PM
  0 Thread: Console Table
Post: RE: Console Table

Amazing color out of that poplar! I bet you spent some time selecting just the right board. I see a lot of different uses for the skew on the youtubes. I need to get on that bandwagon too.
bennybmn Woodworking 12 3,008 01-24-2020, 08:35 AM
  0 Thread: Outfeed / Assembly Table
Post: RE: Outfeed / Assembly Table

Looks great! I like what you did with the slots.  I also had a makeshift outfeed table for a long time. And after I moved into my house, I realized it was quickly becoming my primary work surface. So ...
bennybmn Woodworking 10 3,245 01-23-2020, 04:32 PM
  0 Thread: What's the proper way to sand and paint a steel front door?
Post: RE: What's the proper way to sand and paint a stee...

If you end up with scratches from sanding, a couple coats of a high build primer will allow you to sand them out. Brian gives excellent advice above too!
bennybmn Home Improvement 17 4,144 01-23-2020, 10:47 AM
  0 Thread: What's the proper way to sand and paint a steel front door?
Post: RE: What's the proper way to sand and paint a stee...

I've never done it... but my dad has, and I'm done a fair amount of painting metal things. My parents' front door definitely has brush marks!! Steel is SO smooth that it won't hide anything. My incli...
bennybmn Home Improvement 17 4,144 01-23-2020, 10:46 AM

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