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  0 Thread: Anyone here have a profitable woodworking business?
Post: RE: Anyone here have a profitable woodworking busi...

Yes. I have a side hustle. I have no desire to replace my day job. I had originally planned on selling several items, but Pikler triangles are very popular here and very profitable, even with hig...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 38 11,652 05-02-2021, 10:05 PM
  0 Thread: Wood working on my boat
Post: RE: Wood working on my boat

I've since learned that hanging it on the gudgeons isn't best practice so I'll soon build a new one that straddles the stern.
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 4 418 04-30-2021, 04:55 PM
  0 Thread: Daily Bench Shot
Post: RE: Daily Bench Shot

Sailboat rudder upper assembly
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 1,518 432,973 04-28-2021, 09:21 PM
  0 Thread: Wood working on my boat
Post: Wood working on my boat

No, it's not fine woodworking, but it's wood, and I built them! Forward mast support, stern mast crutch, weather hatch, and forward deck hatch. They withstand the 15' test. Not bad for things I thr...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 4 418 04-28-2021, 08:46 PM
  0 Thread: How to scribe this curve?
Post: RE: How to scribe this curve?

Oh yeah! A fender washer! That's what I was trying to figure out! MT, yeah I'll make a cardboard template. I did that earlier today building the weather hatch.
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 5 487 04-03-2021, 05:53 PM
  0 Thread: How to scribe this curve?
Post: How to scribe this curve?

I need to build a deck hatch for my sailboat. The forward edge is curved, as shown in the pics. I'm completely drawing a blank on how to transfer that curve onto a piece of plywood. Can you guys j...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 5 487 04-03-2021, 04:50 PM
  0 Thread: Padauk jewelry box build thread
Post: RE: Padauk jewelry box build thread

Ah man, I'm terrible. This project never got beyond milling the pieces to size; they're all in a box waiting on me to get back to it and put it together.
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 23 6,895 04-01-2021, 09:31 AM
  0 Thread: 2nd start cap in 2 weeks...
Post: RE: 2nd start cap in 2 weeks...

Okay, so this thread has got me thinking about my DC motor. You guys saw the thread where I replaced the 30 year old bearings inside. The points on the centrifugal switch looked clean. No pitting, ...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking Power Tools 13 1,034 03-17-2021, 12:37 PM
  0 Thread: I need a better mobile base!
Post: I need a better mobile base!

This mobile base came with my bandsaw when I bought it. It's been a decade. I hate it. The wheels jam too easily. The swiveling wheel is a pain to use. Can you guys recommend a base that actua...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking Power Tools 11 1,377 03-13-2021, 01:03 PM
  0 Thread: Sanding discs, best deal?
Post: RE: Sanding discs, best deal?

I've fallen in love with Mestool. I buy them from Amazon. Inexpensive, great performance, long life.
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking Power Tools 11 1,021 03-08-2021, 08:56 PM
  0 Thread: Quest machine found: 1951 Uni...
Post: RE: Quest machine found: 1951 Uni...

To be honest, I've been wanting to paint my 100 for five years. It's still that tired, beat up green...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking Power Tools 10 811 03-07-2021, 09:14 PM
  0 Thread: Quest machine found: 1951 Uni...
Post: RE: Quest machine found: 1951 Uni...

The original ad was $300. By the time I got to him, he had been offered $450, which he said surprised him. I explained why and said I'll go as high as $500 but if he gets higher, to take...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking Power Tools 10 811 03-07-2021, 11:34 AM
  0 Thread: Quest machine found: 1951 Uni...
Post: Quest machine found: 1951 Uni...

...with Unifence, original fence, AND goose egg motor cover. This popped up on my Facebook Marketplace last week. I wasn't actively lookin for a (third) saw, but I couldn't say no to something at...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking Power Tools 10 811 03-06-2021, 11:07 PM
  0 Thread: Need Recomendations for Random Orbital Sander
Post: RE: Need Recomendations for Random Orbital Sander

Zombie threads are great!
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking Power Tools 10 2,374 02-27-2021, 08:25 PM
  0 Thread: Who uses two bandsaws in their shop?
Post: RE: Who uses two bandsaws in their shop?

I did for a while; I had a friend's 14" on long term loan. One saw had a resaw blade, the other a curve cutting blade. Eventually I'll buy another so I can do this again.
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 22 1,278 02-23-2021, 05:38 PM
  0 Thread: Daily Bench Shot
Post: RE: Daily Bench Shot

I built a motor cover for my old, yet new-to-me Unisaw.
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 1,518 432,973 02-14-2021, 11:05 PM
  0 Thread: DC Motor Upgrade? Yay or Nay?
Post: RE: DC Motor Upgrade? Yay or Nay?

I realized my mistake: I was measuring across both lines in the main bundle. Opened the switch box and measured one line. No load but connected to my ducting (6" main, 4" hose) showed 14.5A. I'l...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking Power Tools 96 6,355 02-12-2021, 10:35 PM
  0 Thread: Higher TS Fence
Post: RE: Higher TS Fence

Is there any chance you could have cut the piece laying flat?
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 15 1,152 02-12-2021, 07:21 PM
  0 Thread: DC Motor Upgrade? Yay or Nay?
Post: RE: DC Motor Upgrade? Yay or Nay?

It's probably operator error. I just opened the box and it's the first time I've used the clamp style. I'll figure it out.
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking Power Tools 96 6,355 02-12-2021, 04:34 PM
  0 Thread: DC Motor Upgrade? Yay or Nay?
Post: RE: DC Motor Upgrade? Yay or Nay?

It's alive! Bearings came in today. Got them installed and the motor reassembled. Fires up and runs almost silently. I hooked an amp meter around the power cable and started it on the bench. Di...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking Power Tools 96 6,355 02-11-2021, 11:01 PM

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