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  0 Thread: My Anarchist Workbench
Post: RE: My Anarchist Workbench

Very nice; you'll get a lot of use out of this. The overhang is nice if you plan for a wagon vise or similar end vise, but I don't think there is as much value on the left side. You may need to ...
mdhills Woodworking Hand Tools 24 2,853 12-19-2023, 09:40 PM
  0 Thread: Walker-Turner 16" Bandsaw band reco's
Post: RE: Walker-Turner 16" Bandsaw band reco's

doobes Wrote: (11-29-2023, 08:06 AM) -- So the blade showed up and I got it installed. Wowzers. No drift and a very efficient cut. :) -- Nice it is working well. I've found it pretty easy to ...
mdhills Woodworking Power Tools 5 608 11-30-2023, 01:32 AM
  0 Thread: seeking plans for a good passive acoustic amplifier for cell phones
Post: RE: seeking plans for a good passive acoustic ampl...

Woodcraft plans: https://www.woodcraft.com/blog_entries/passive-smartphone-amplifier Note that phones have continued to shift size, so you'll need to make some adjustments.
mdhills Woodworking 8 579 11-17-2023, 09:42 PM
  0 Thread: Buying a big drill press tomorrow. What should I look for?
Post: RE: Buying a big drill press tomorrow. What shoul...

When I moved a clausing, I removed some fragile parts from the head and leaned it back onto a plywood with support blocking, then tipped the entire thing back into my minivan. Can you lower the hea...
mdhills Woodworking Power Tools 16 1,538 11-11-2023, 06:23 PM
  0 Thread: Walker-Turner 16" Bandsaw band reco's
Post: RE: Walker-Turner 16" Bandsaw band reco's

doobes Wrote: (11-11-2023, 09:33 AM) -- I'll use it predominantly for light ripping. Stuff 2" thick and under, all dried wood, nothing green. Will be the odd cross cut. -- The 1/2", 3tpi configurat...
mdhills Woodworking Power Tools 5 608 11-11-2023, 10:05 AM
  0 Thread: I need a mini table saw
Post: RE: I need a mini table saw

AlanS Wrote: (10-17-2023, 03:00 PM) -- I have begun to make small jewelry boxes- using 1/4" - 3/8" material.   I find that my large table saw is a bit bulky for this detail work.   Although I have ma...
mdhills Woodworking 11 1,697 10-19-2023, 12:55 AM
  0 Thread: Starting over... small hybrid shop must haves?
Post: RE: Starting over... small hybrid shop must haves?

I'd return to this adventure with the minimum tools you can and see where your interests lead. If your intent is to use handtools, a workbench makes a lot of sense.  This will take up a good chunk ...
mdhills Woodworking 4 732 09-23-2023, 05:21 PM
  0 Thread: Stretching DC hose to get it on tight fittings
Post: RE: Stretching DC hose to get it on tight fitting...

It is frustrating how DC fittings don't seem designed to fit well together. Warming up the end of the hose in a bowl of hot water has been enough for me to get it over the SDD ports.
mdhills Woodworking Power Tools 8 700 09-02-2023, 06:58 PM
  0 Thread: Bandsaw Blades
Post: RE: Bandsaw Blades

Bill Holt Wrote: (09-02-2023, 05:26 PM) -- It's been a few years since I ordered bandsaw blades.  The company I ordered from no longer exist.  The majority of use is for bowl blanks and I like the 3/...
mdhills Woodworking Power Tools 3 468 09-02-2023, 06:55 PM
  0 Thread: Woodworking YouTubers?
Post: RE: Woodworking YouTubers?

Instagram, more than youtube, seems to be the competitor to forums.
mdhills Woodworking 29 4,222 06-22-2023, 09:53 AM
  0 Thread: Table saw dust collection
Post: RE: Table saw dust collection

JDuke Wrote: (05-07-2023, 07:01 AM) -- I’m beginning to think a solution like Mathias Wandel with a purpose built high suction device at several high producers of dust would be a good idea.   The sho...
mdhills Woodworking Power Tools 6 1,316 05-07-2023, 09:03 AM
  0 Thread: Table saw dust collection
Post: RE: Table saw dust collection

JDuke Wrote: (05-04-2023, 07:28 AM) -- Not sure which YouTube video I saw this on, but someone mentioned using a shop vac in addition to dust collector for the table saw.  -- Rob Cosman had a reall...
mdhills Woodworking Power Tools 6 1,316 05-06-2023, 09:07 PM
  0 Thread: Silly Dust Collection Question
Post: RE: Silly Dust Collection Question

If the fit is just a bit tight, you might be more successful with heating it.  (I've used just-boiled water for this before) The vinyl part of a flex hose cuts pretty easily with a standard utility...
mdhills Woodworking Power Tools 3 1,098 05-04-2023, 07:20 PM
  0 Thread: New Table Saw !!! Need a blade(s)
Post: RE: New Table Saw !!! Need a blade(s)

I've liked the Freud Fusion and WWII (30t) blades and used thin-kerf versions of both with my hybrid tablesaw. I've heard Leitz is good and am thinking of trying these next: https://vsctools.com/shop...
mdhills Woodworking Power Tools 22 3,141 04-13-2023, 11:01 PM
  0 Thread: Best Brad point brand?
Post: RE: Best Brad point brand?

I liked the Colt Twinland brad point bits that I got from Holbren some years ago.  This was a 7-piece set, so only a couple of sizes.  But these were my go-to when I wanted clean holes in wood. I r...
mdhills Woodworking Power Tools 18 2,733 04-12-2023, 09:23 PM
  0 Thread: What happened to Lumberjocks?
Post: RE: What happened to Lumberjocks?

I haven't gotten used to the new software; had liked the collection of reviews.
mdhills Woodworking 14 3,369 01-11-2023, 12:18 AM
  0 Thread: Bandsaw Set-up
Post: RE: Bandsaw Set-up

lift mechanic Wrote: (11-07-2022, 03:17 PM) -- Since we are on bandsaws I thought I would as another question. I tensioned the blade to the recommended  tension, Squared up the table to the blade. Ch...
mdhills Woodworking Power Tools 5 1,267 11-13-2022, 12:16 AM
  0 Thread: Getting ready to install freestanding tub, have ?
Post: RE: Getting ready to install freestanding tub, hav...

Are you installing on a wet floor or dry floor? This will affect what you are using for a drain (overflow vs. no overflow, and how the drain/floor are sealed) Matt
mdhills Home Improvement 11 1,625 10-26-2022, 09:23 AM
  0 Thread: Trailer for lumber runs?
Post: RE: Trailer for lumber runs?

Where are you going for your lumber? And what dimensions/quantity in a trip, or is this slabs? Moore Newton has free delivery for >$500, and their prices were decent. Only open weekdays, however. Ma...
mdhills Woodworking 28 3,196 10-04-2022, 12:02 AM
  0 Thread: Big round hole inside box?
Post: Big round hole inside box?

How would you make this blind mortise in the interior bottom of an assembled box? 1/4” deep, 3” diameter, with center 2-1/2” from interior side wall If not assembled, this would be a natural ope...
mdhills Woodworking 2 1,047 10-03-2022, 03:49 PM

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