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06-22-2020 07:09 PM

Yeah, Lathe for Father's Day... And, so it begins. - 10 replies

The wife and kids all chipped in and bought me a Jet 1015VS for Father’s Day. I knew she was planning something, because she was getting all squirrely a couple of days near the end of last week. But, I gotta say, she surprised me! I’ve turned before… Starting in HS Shop class (almost 30 years ago) and a few different oppo...

05-31-2020 12:02 AM

Lint Free Rags? What're Y'all Using? - 22 replies

I’ve been more and more frustrated with rags I buy at the big box stores… They all give off lint, even after being washed a couple of times. I was going through some boxes of crap and found an old piece of a bedsheet in the bottom of one… It hit me that I may go try to find some ‘inexpensive’ cotton bedsheets a...

05-12-2020 01:55 PM

Router Lift - JessEm or Incra Master Lift II - 10 replies

Tired of fiddling around and fighting with my router. I have. Ridgid router installed in a table and I like almost everything about this set up, except, the backlash in the lock of the Ridgid is pretty substantial, so I have to really fight the height adjustment. Every now and again, I won’t get it locked in just right and the router lit...

03-20-2020 07:50 PM

Flatsawn Boards for a box... Rings in or out? - 3 replies

Is there a school of thought on center of the tree towards the center of the box, or towards the outside? Building a simple speaker cabinet. Got my nice wide, but flatsawn, pine boards… Corners will be finger joint/box joints. And, I’ve got a nice continuous grain going for my top and both sides, with the bottom slightly off on...

09-20-2019 01:11 PM

Mystery Wood - Southern California - 16 replies

So, was staying with my daughter and her family for a while in La Quinta, Ca. The neighborhood decided to re-do the landscaping at the entrance to said neighborhood. They cut down a number of trees, looked like several varieties. I know they had some citrus trees. Well, I was a little behind the power curve, and could only snag a couple of s...

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