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  0 Thread: 21 Pinewood Derby
Post: 21 Pinewood Derby

It is the time of year again for Cub Scout Pinewood Derby.  This is my son's last Derby, as it was also his Arrow of Light celebration, where he 'graduated' to Boy Scouts.  I asked him if he wanted to...
JohnnyEgo Woodworking 4 138 Yesterday, 08:48 PM
  0 Thread: A Trio of New Knives
Post: RE: A Trio of New Knives

Those are some pretty scales my friend! Hope you recover quick and can get back to work on them!
JohnnyEgo Woodworking 31 1,346 Yesterday, 08:21 PM
  0 Thread: First timer bandsaw scroll work
Post: RE: First timer bandsaw scroll work

Thanks, Bill! I've bookmarked a few of your posts on scrollsaws over the years, with the intention of buying one someday. Going off of recall, last time I looked I was giving the eye to a King / Exc...
JohnnyEgo Woodworking 6 393 03-29-2021, 11:47 AM
  0 Thread: First timer bandsaw scroll work
Post: First timer bandsaw scroll work

I managed to make it something like 20+ years without owning a bandsaw, and when I finally bought one in 2019, I mostly used it for resaw work.  But I did buy a 1/8 Starret blade when I got it, and to...
JohnnyEgo Woodworking 6 393 03-28-2021, 11:44 PM
  0 Thread: King's Fine Woodworking
Post: RE: King's Fine Woodworking

I enjoy the occasional KFW video myself. My table saw sled looks a lot like his. Man loves his family and his glue!
JohnnyEgo Woodworking 5 652 03-26-2021, 08:52 PM
  0 Thread: Garage floor epoxy paint
Post: RE: Garage floor epoxy paint

I contracted out to a specialist to do mine in 2012. They put in a polyaspartic, which is a commercial fast-cure product that I suspect is much more common these days. Also a lot of flake, so much s...
JohnnyEgo Home Improvement 8 465 03-20-2021, 03:11 PM
  0 Thread: Another Cross Country Move Question - Covering Surfaces
Post: RE: Another Cross Country Move Question - Covering...

I moved from Florida to Colorado, with my stuff sitting in storage for a month, and paste wax served my cast iron fine. But Colorado is low humidity. Any vapor barrier will probably do the trick, be i...
JohnnyEgo Woodworking 11 637 03-02-2021, 09:03 PM
  0 Thread: Shop habit ---Do you boldly mark your pieces?
Post: RE: Shop habit ---Do you boldly mark your pieces?

Somebody on here pointed out that alcohol dissolves pencil markings, and now I use a giant 2mm soft lead pencil to mark the hell out of everything. While the alcohol takes the graphite right off, it d...
JohnnyEgo Woodworking 18 1,265 02-28-2021, 04:07 PM
  0 Thread: Resawing without a bandsaw?
Post: RE: Resawing without a bandsaw?

You can / I have split boards with a Sawzall and a long blade. You will lose a lot more material than you might think. Not just the kerf width; the blade will wander back and forth a lot, and you wil...
JohnnyEgo Woodworking 18 1,084 02-24-2021, 06:00 PM
  0 Thread: Delta Cruzer miter saw
Post: RE: Delta Cruzer miter saw

I bought a Dewalt 715 12" non slider back in 1998. I think it was $200. Inflation has driven it up to $225. Gave it to my neighbor a year ago when I got the Kapex. In the 20 odd years that I ...
JohnnyEgo Woodworking Power Tools 16 2,866 02-23-2021, 08:44 PM
  0 Thread: Routers
Post: RE: Routers

(02-21-2021, 08:43 PM)lincmercguy Wrote: As your DF500 stares at you with a little bit of anger and jealousy. :D It knows what it did. :upset: There are just a bunch of little things I love about...
JohnnyEgo Woodworking Power Tools 11 700 02-21-2021, 10:23 PM
  0 Thread: Routers
Post: RE: Routers

I ran a Dewalt 618 for 18 years for free hand work. The through-column dust collection was surprisingly effective. It made several trips to the shop floor, but shrugged them all off. Plunge action was...
JohnnyEgo Woodworking Power Tools 11 700 02-21-2021, 07:40 PM
  0 Thread: Table Top Clamps
Post: RE: Table Top Clamps

As has been mentioned, 3/4ths is the limit for the Festool clamp and its ilk. I poked a bunch of 20mm holes in my portable bench that is 1" thick, and neither my Festool or Dewalt clamps could clear t...
JohnnyEgo Woodworking 5 661 02-17-2021, 05:03 PM
  0 Thread: festool miter saw stand Suggestion needed
Post: RE: festool miter saw stand Suggestion needed

I really like the Kapex stand, although I am glad I got mine as part of the package deal, because it is ridiculously expensive. I have frequently mounted mine to the Dewalt saw horse miter stand via a...
JohnnyEgo Woodworking Power Tools 3 382 02-16-2021, 06:39 PM
  0 Thread: Cross Country Move Question - Dust Collection
Post: RE: Cross Country Move Question - Dust Collection

I moved from Florida to Colorado with company compensated professional movers, through Atlas as I recall. 'Professional' is relative. They packed and loaded a lot quicker than I ever would have, but...
JohnnyEgo Woodworking 10 728 02-10-2021, 06:28 PM
  0 Thread: Jessem Master R Lift stop working
Post: RE: Jessem Master R Lift stop working

Assuming the Jessem uses a similar lift mechanism to the PRL, when I had issues with mine not raising or lowering, it was because the carriage nut was jammed with sawdust that wouldn't let it engage t...
JohnnyEgo Woodworking 4 502 02-05-2021, 08:43 PM
  0 Thread: Catapult!
Post: RE: Catapult!

Well thank you both! It's a mixed interest in the sense that he doesn't really like to be pulled away from video games, and wasn't real happy when I made him spend a Saturday working on it. I remi...
JohnnyEgo Woodworking 14 1,159 02-05-2021, 12:50 AM
  0 Thread: Catapult!
Post: Catapult!

My son is in 5th grade, which means it's science fair time in this county. After ruling out all the ideas that were improbable if not impossible, such as the robot butler and the hoverboard, and the ...
JohnnyEgo Woodworking 14 1,159 02-04-2021, 09:19 PM
  0 Thread: How many here use bench cookies?
Post: RE: How many here use bench cookies?

My father gave me four packs of them when he gave up woodworking. They are useful, but not magical. They have a good amount of friction to them, and I probably use them most for elevating smallish to ...
JohnnyEgo Woodworking 17 1,297 01-31-2021, 11:20 AM
  0 Thread: To make drawers are corner clamps necessary?
Post: RE: To make drawers are corner clamps necessary?

When I first started woodworking, I used the cheap stamped Pony corner clamps all the time. I rarely use them now. I still have a couple of the much larger Harbor Freight corner clamps that I use from...
JohnnyEgo Woodworking 12 821 01-18-2021, 10:03 AM

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