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  0 Thread: ever set your tablesaw at 42" off the ground?
Post: RE: ever set your tablesaw at 42" off the ground?

Go  for it.  Mine is at 41 inches.  I set it up that way so I could put the jointer behind it, set with the jointer tables perpendicular to the TS, and because the top of the fence on the jointer is a...
barryvabeach Woodworking Power Tools 8 669 09-10-2021, 07:47 PM
  0 Thread: Is a torsion box the best solution?
Post: RE: Is a torsion box the best solution?

Cooler,  a torsion box is a totally different animal than two pieces of plywood screwed together.  It is similar to an I joist https://www.apawood.org/i-joist (https://www.apawood.org/i-joist)   If yo...
barryvabeach Woodworking 31 1,170 09-10-2021, 07:43 PM
  0 Thread: Is a torsion box the best solution?
Post: RE: Is a torsion box the best solution?

Torsion box is a great solution.  Remember that the strength comes from the distance separating the top and bottom layers -  the further they are apart from one another, the stronger.  I would go with...
barryvabeach Woodworking 31 1,170 09-06-2021, 08:19 AM
  0 Thread: Bandsaws
Post: RE: Bandsaws

In that price range, you can do pretty will with either a Rikon or a Grizzly.  The Rikon goes on sale from time to time, though right now, it looks to be a bit above you target.
barryvabeach Woodworking Power Tools 9 890 09-04-2021, 08:03 PM
  0 Thread: Lonnie Bird's Secretary
Post: RE: Lonnie Bird's Secretary

Jim, sorry, my bad.  The release pin is in the first photo on top of the compartment.  I located the hole pretty far back, and it is just the size of a paper clip, so while you could put a handle on t...
barryvabeach Woodworking 13 925 09-04-2021, 09:24 AM
  0 Thread: Lonnie Bird's Secretary
Post: RE: Lonnie Bird's Secretary

Jim,  If I told you, or posted it online, it wouldn't be a secret would it? I am pretty happy with how that part  came out.  The right most compartment is the column to the right of the prospect d...
barryvabeach Woodworking 13 925 09-03-2021, 08:34 PM
  0 Thread: Lonnie Bird's Secretary
Post: RE: Lonnie Bird's Secretary

Halfathumb Wrote: (09-02-2021, 10:15 AM) -- Yes, I started many years ago. I did finish the lower section but kept getting drawn away with the book case. The writing desk I finished fit ok but not pe...
barryvabeach Woodworking 13 925 09-02-2021, 07:17 PM
  0 Thread: Lonnie Bird's Secretary
Post: RE: Lonnie Bird's Secretary

Halfathumb Wrote: (08-31-2021, 09:39 AM) -- I started building this several years ago. But I’m not satisfied with the writing desk and am going to do that over. What’s the best way to get a clean cut...
barryvabeach Woodworking 13 925 08-31-2021, 06:36 PM
  0 Thread: Tablesaw Placement in New Shop
Post: RE: Tablesaw Placement in New Shop

I have most of a 2 car garage, and placed it more or less in the middle.    3 foot inside a door sounds a little close to a door to me.
barryvabeach Woodworking 17 1,082 08-22-2021, 07:12 AM
  0 Thread: Stanley #45
Post: RE: Stanley #45

Roy has a show on combination planes, and shows how to use the 45 for a number of operations  Woodwrights shop (https://www.pbs.org/video/combination-planes-37th-season-vp5ie6/)
barryvabeach Woodworking Hand Tools 18 1,468 08-12-2021, 07:40 PM
  0 Thread: AC Maintenance
Post: RE: AC Maintenance

We had a guy look at our unit the other day, he said his company would recommend that it be cleaned, but they only use a hose and charge way too much , so he suggested I get one of the foaming cleaner...
barryvabeach Home Improvement 19 4,145 07-28-2021, 06:58 PM
  0 Thread: Japanese Chisel Expectations vs Reality
Post: RE: Japanese Chisel Expectations vs Reality

doobiesim Wrote: (07-20-2021, 03:06 AM) -- So just an update. I've had a couple of emails from the vendor. Unfortunately nothing has come of it. Despite obvious flaws in the lamination line of the Ta...
barryvabeach Woodworking Hand Tools 29 3,071 07-20-2021, 06:05 AM
  0 Thread: help installing small ribbed belt
Post: RE: help installing small ribbed belt

Cooler Wrote: (07-14-2021, 07:28 AM) -- The old refrain:  Google is your friend.   This video gives instructions on the replacement of that belt.  This guy must have struggled with it before he f...
barryvabeach Woodworking Power Tools 8 1,002 07-14-2021, 07:22 PM
  0 Thread: help installing small ribbed belt
Post: RE: help installing small ribbed belt

MstrCarpenter Wrote: (07-13-2021, 10:15 PM) -- Barry, I thought about that but didn't have a quick easy way to boil water in the shop. I didn't dwell on it because the belt(s) are reinforced. I did t...
barryvabeach Woodworking Power Tools 8 1,002 07-14-2021, 05:52 AM
  0 Thread: Can't adjust regulator on Compressor below tank pressure
Post: RE: Can't adjust regulator on Compressor below tan...

MstrCarpenter Wrote: (07-13-2021, 09:59 PM) -- Barry, I just saw your post on what you discovered about your regulator. Some regulators (but not all) will drain off the excess air as you lower the li...
barryvabeach Woodworking 4 560 07-14-2021, 05:50 AM
  0 Thread: Can't adjust regulator on Compressor below tank pressure
Post: RE: Can't adjust regulator on Compressor below tan...

Bad regulator,  bought a new one, everything works fine.
barryvabeach Woodworking 4 560 07-13-2021, 07:22 PM
  0 Thread: help installing small ribbed belt
Post: RE: help installing small ribbed belt

MstrCarpenter Wrote: (07-12-2021, 10:30 PM) -- Recently had a small Husky air compressor given to me. previous owner thought an air line was disconnected inside because it ran but didn't pump air. Sp...
barryvabeach Woodworking Power Tools 8 1,002 07-13-2021, 05:46 AM
  0 Thread: Can't adjust regulator on Compressor below tank pressure
Post: Can't adjust regulator on Compressor below tank pr...

I can't adjust the regulator to have the downstream pressure lower than the tank pressure.  As I try to turn the downstream pressure down, the tank pressure drops, even with nothing connected.  Not ju...
barryvabeach Woodworking 4 560 07-12-2021, 08:19 PM
  0 Thread: Japanese Chisel Expectations vs Reality
Post: RE: Japanese Chisel Expectations vs Reality

I am not an expert on Japanese chisels, but I have a few from various makers, but only regularly use my Japanese dovetail chisels.  I would definitely contact the seller about the mortice chisel that ...
barryvabeach Woodworking Hand Tools 29 3,071 06-29-2021, 06:00 AM
  0 Thread: Does knife sharpening wear stones faster?
Post: RE: Does knife sharpening wear stones faster?

I don't use stones too often to sharpen knives,  but when I do, I don't notice any harm to the stones, as long as you are careful. I guess if you pushed forward with the blade and were inattentive, yo...
barryvabeach Woodworking Hand Tools 7 889 06-23-2021, 05:58 AM

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