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  0 Thread: HSS handleless tool blanks
Post: RE: HSS handleless tool blanks

I repurposed all my old harbor freight lathe tools. They are not expensive and already have a handle. Bought a second set and have only redone two out of that set. I have to watch the heat when I redo...
gear jammer Woodturning 9 757 06-19-2024, 09:23 PM
  0 Thread: need help with my arithmetic
Post: RE: need help with my arithmetic

Again thanks. It was more than dry. It has been in my shed for 10 plus years. I had sealed the ends and I cut 3inches off each end before I started. I made a jig and ended up beading it rather than fl...
gear jammer Woodturning 5 1,169 05-31-2024, 10:17 AM
  0 Thread: need help with my arithmetic
Post: RE: need help with my arithmetic

thank you. Makes it easier for me to figure out the flute spacing and the jig to do it.. Even gave thought to beading and also both beads and flutes.
gear jammer Woodturning 5 1,169 05-24-2024, 12:46 PM
  0 Thread: need help with my arithmetic
Post: need help with my arithmetic

I have a piece of walnut that inside the bark and the whitewood is 3 and 7/16 inches on the smaller end. It is 34 inches long. what is the rough circumference of the dark wood once turned.   A fluted ...
gear jammer Woodturning 5 1,169 05-23-2024, 11:53 PM
  0 Thread: Footsteps in the Sand Pen
Post: RE: Footsteps in the Sand Pen

Where did you get the kit.
gear jammer Woodturning 12 1,687 04-08-2024, 10:40 PM
  0 Thread: finish on chess pieces
Post: finish on chess pieces

I made a chess board for a grandson. I have turned the chess pieces out of maple and cherry. I put 4 coats of my go to mix on. [watco natural oil, denatured alcohol and shellac] I sealed with sanding ...
gear jammer Woodturning 2 703 01-28-2024, 07:05 PM
  0 Thread: Log splitter- gas vs electric
Post: RE: Log splitter- gas vs electric

If your downsizing already split wood it generally splits easier than the original rounds. What kind of wood are you going to split?   I would go with the electric machine.
gear jammer Home Improvement 10 1,831 12-13-2023, 04:39 PM
  0 Thread: pouring concrete
Post: RE: pouring concrete

I'm glad I hired it done. They poured the concrete last Monday. Had all the thermal blankets and pulled the forms Thursday. Menards delivered a load of wood Friday. He called and hopes to start framin...
gear jammer Home Improvement 10 1,672 12-10-2023, 08:47 PM
  0 Thread: pouring concrete
Post: RE: pouring concrete

I was going to buy the concrete delivered. And giving it a lot of thought I'm going to hire it done. Talked to a contractor this morning and he's looking for work to keep his crew busy. He does concre...
gear jammer Home Improvement 10 1,672 11-29-2023, 11:53 AM
  0 Thread: pouring concrete
Post: pouring concrete

How cold can it be and still pour concrete. Should take roughly 3 yards. Adding on to the porch to make a 3 season room. I have been to busy to start it earlier but the wife wants it now if not yester...
gear jammer Home Improvement 10 1,672 11-28-2023, 07:51 PM
  0 Thread: Anyone here have a profitable woodworking business?
Post: RE: Anyone here have a profitable woodworking busi...

My son's main job is installing high end kitchen/bath and laundry room cabinets. They come premade and he does the install and a lot of  customizing.. He is swamped. His hobby is woodworking and he se...
gear jammer Woodworking 73 36,028 11-09-2023, 04:37 PM
  0 Thread: Uses for radial arm saw
Post: RE: Uses for radial arm saw

I had a craftman and had to check the alignment every cut. Went to a sliding compound primarily because of the foot print for a RAS and accuracy of a good slider.
gear jammer Woodworking 33 6,206 11-09-2023, 02:55 PM
  0 Thread: Slope between properties
Post: RE: Slope between properties

When I was farming my land sloped to just off center to the west and I maintained a nice waterway. I got a lot of bales off it for the cattle. Neighbor 1 just continued on with the waterway and I got ...
gear jammer Home Improvement 12 2,236 07-24-2023, 12:40 PM
  0 Thread: Asked to make an urn
Post: RE: Asked to make an urn

Thanks. I did not know it would have to be that big. I was guessing a 5 or 6 gal pail size. 10 gal. would have been tough. He had seen one I made several years ago for a very close friend and his w...
gear jammer Woodturning 9 1,913 06-18-2023, 10:07 PM
  0 Thread: Asked to make an urn
Post: Asked to make an urn

Guy approached me to make an urn for his daughters horse. Asked what he wanted for wood. Segmented and turned or flat work. Horse was roughly 2200 lbs. He saw a couple of my burls and hinted at that. ...
gear jammer Woodturning 9 1,913 06-16-2023, 10:59 AM
  0 Thread: killing bamboo plants
Post: RE: killing bamboo plants

Forgot to add that I took my old lawnboy mower out. It has a bagger and I may cover the tarp with clippings.
gear jammer Home Improvement 22 3,659 05-22-2023, 01:06 PM
  0 Thread: killing bamboo plants
Post: RE: killing bamboo plants

Went to the cabin Fri and Sat. I sprayed a whole gallon on the spot. It was pretty well drenched then covered most of it with a cheap tarp from harbor freight. We'll see how it works out.
gear jammer Home Improvement 22 3,659 05-22-2023, 01:03 PM
  0 Thread: Ryobi BT 3000 saw
Post: RE: Ryobi BT 3000 saw

Went to the sale yesterday. Ryobi saw went for $265. Had a 2hp unisaw that went for $325 with a 48 in. fence. On a movable frame but needed new wood on the right half. Also a 3 hp with a 52 in biesmei...
gear jammer Woodworking Power Tools 10 1,608 05-22-2023, 12:54 PM
  0 Thread: Ryobi BT 3000 saw
Post: RE: Ryobi BT 3000 saw

Thanks. I read the review and J Duke's comments. Best if I stay away.
gear jammer Woodworking Power Tools 10 1,608 05-16-2023, 08:48 AM
  0 Thread: Ryobi BT 3000 saw
Post: Ryobi BT 3000 saw

There is one on an auction close to me. What are your opinions about this saw? Thank you.
gear jammer Woodworking Power Tools 10 1,608 05-15-2023, 11:22 PM

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