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  0 Thread: Underpowered drum sanders?
Post: RE: Underpowered drum sanders?

Me, i am quite pleased with the way the drum sander functions.  It is much  help removing snipe, and flattening.  All of the family (just about) have end grain cutting boards made by me.  They really ...
ronlaughlin Woodworking Power Tools 15 3,821 05-28-2019, 09:36 AM
  0 Thread: left tilt === right tilt
Post: RE: left tilt === right tilt

(02-27-2019, 04:28 PM)Cooler Wrote: Yeah, and my Dad was satisfied with his Gillette Thins until the Gillette Blue blades came along.  Progress. :) Just pointing out to the OP that a good price on ...
ronlaughlin Woodworking Power Tools 30 8,764 02-27-2019, 11:37 PM
  0 Thread: left tilt === right tilt
Post: RE: left tilt === right tilt

Don't know.  Have never used a left tilt saw.  Started carpenter career in 1961.  Right tilt saw has done for me, what needed to be done.
ronlaughlin Woodworking Power Tools 30 8,764 02-27-2019, 03:54 PM
  0 Thread: Simple thermostat for shop heater?
Post: RE: Simple thermostat for shop heater?

We have a thermostat something like THIS.  Very basic, and it has worked for years out in the shop.  It may not have on/off.
ronlaughlin Woodworking Power Tools 31 9,196 01-19-2019, 11:19 PM
  0 Thread: Benchtop spindle sander
Post: RE: Benchtop spindle sander

For years the Delta Spindle Sander has worked good for me.  It has good dust collection, and multiple spindle sizes.  It is heavy enough to work with, but light enough to carry around the shop.  I lik...
ronlaughlin Woodworking Power Tools 24 7,320 09-19-2018, 09:32 AM
  0 Thread: Curved Bridge with a Swing
Post: RE: Curved Bridge with a Swing

Why not cut the curve in a piece of 3/4" plywood,  3 maybe  4 pieces  for each beam?   Laminate the pieces, but stagger  side by side pieces two feet to achieve the ten foot span.
ronlaughlin Home Improvement 10 5,671 06-17-2018, 08:54 PM
  0 Thread: Anyone has fun new Vises to show?
Post: RE: Anyone has fun new Vises to show?

Not really new; what is new is, i don't yearn for a new vise.  Not yearning for something new, or something better is kinda new to me.
ronlaughlin Woodworking Hand Tools 9 4,628 02-19-2018, 09:04 PM
  0 Thread: What tool am I missing?
Post: RE: What tool am I missing?

Quote:....... tools that will add to my joy in the shop. Can't speak for you, but can say the shoulder plane does bring me joy.   Have all three sizes.  Use the medium size the most.  Just my opin...
ronlaughlin Woodworking 23 8,936 02-12-2018, 03:52 PM
  0 Thread: Daily Bench Shot
Post: RE: Daily Bench Shot

ronlaughlin Woodworking 1,533 445,447 01-24-2018, 01:16 PM
  0 Thread: 16-5/16" Circular Saw. Real world use.
Post: RE: 16-5/16" Circular Saw. Real world use.

One use for a saw like that is to make the plumb cut on every common rafter in one pass. ☺
ronlaughlin Woodworking Power Tools 12 7,143 11-12-2017, 04:57 PM
  0 Thread: Seasoning an End Grain Cutting Board
Post: RE: Seasoning an End Grain Cutting Board

What i do, and i am sure i am not the only one, is put cut chunks of paraffin into mineral oil.  Put mineral oil into a canning jar, and put cut paraffin  pieces into the jar.  Put the jar into the mi...
ronlaughlin Woodworking Hand Tools 18 8,872 10-26-2017, 09:24 AM
  0 Thread: Drawer Pulls
Post: RE: Drawer Pulls

On the bottom rail of course.
ronlaughlin Home Improvement 8 3,754 10-07-2017, 05:10 PM
  0 Thread: For those with a drum sander ...
Post: RE: For those with a drum sander ...

For me, where the drum sander really shines is on end grain cutting boards.   What i do is remove the majority of squeeze out when it is rubbery, then next day run the boards through the drum sander, ...
ronlaughlin Woodworking Power Tools 15 6,474 09-23-2017, 08:03 AM
  0 Thread: For those with a drum sander ...
Post: RE: For those with a drum sander ...

Rarely, oh so rarely.  Most boards i work on, would require a way way more than two passes on the drum sander.  Planer is so much more efficient.
ronlaughlin Woodworking Power Tools 15 6,474 09-20-2017, 07:31 PM
  0 Thread: mineral oil on end grain cutting board
Post: RE: mineral oil on end grain cutting board

What i do, and i am sure i am not the only one, is put cut chunks of paraffin into mineral oil.  Put mineral oil into a canning jar, and put cut paraffin  pieces into the jar.  Put the jar into the mi...
ronlaughlin Woodworking 7 3,541 09-06-2017, 03:36 PM
  0 Thread: Advice on Taking Apart Hide Glue Joints
Post: RE: Advice on Taking Apart Hide Glue Joints

A heat gun has always worked good for me to help the glue fail completely.  Just a little clean up, and use new hide glue to reassemble.
ronlaughlin Woodworking 4 2,332 08-29-2017, 01:51 PM
  0 Thread: glue squeeze out
Post: RE: glue squeeze out

For  a table top type glue up, i use a yellow carpenter glue.  Clamps can be loosened, and removed while the squeeze out is still rubbery.  The rubbery squeeze out is easy to remove without tearing th...
ronlaughlin Woodworking 24 10,988 08-28-2017, 07:25 PM
  0 Thread: Cutting Board feet
Post: RE: Cutting Board feet

For cutting board feets.  They work good in house, and all around the world.  Been in use for years, and years.  Boards stay in place on the counter.  These feets will enhance the feel of using an end...
ronlaughlin Woodworking 9 4,985 08-16-2017, 08:43 PM
  0 Thread: Extension cord repair
Post: RE: Extension cord repair

The last company i worked for had offices in multiple states.  When a job in Arizona was ticketed by OSHA for an offense, our job in Great Falls, if ticketed for the same offense, was treated as thoug...
ronlaughlin Home Improvement 44 25,069 08-02-2017, 10:42 PM
  0 Thread: Shop jobsite silliiness
Post: RE: Shop jobsite silliiness

BFH..
ronlaughlin Woodworking Power Tools 27 9,833 07-25-2017, 07:32 PM

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