Things I learned this week...

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Blog entry by ForestGrl posted 07-17-2015 05:30 AM 960 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Busy week ending with quite a few bowl blanks, lots of spindle stock, and revelations of what needs to change in the new shop arrangement! Dust collection on the band saw sucks, and may not improve much no matter what I do, so the big air filter/scrubber needs to move over so that it pulls air from that area (will also serve drifting dust from the table saw, which is very close). Also figured out how to split the pith out of smaller logs, instead of chain sawing, and won’t forget to do that the next time trees fall my way!

Found a really good book that had escaped my library, but returned: Turning Green Wood by Michael O’Donnell. Has dozens of really helpful illustrations, and excellent explanations of wood movement and how to minimize problems.

Back to sharpening practice soon, but it’s been fun communing with green wood. Local chapter of AAW meeting in two weeks.

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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#1 posted 07-17-2015 11:41 AM

Hi Jamie. Sounds like you are getting back into it in high gear. I know what you mean about dust collection on the band saw. I had poor luck with the port on the bottom so I put in a collection port right at the business end of the blade and the blade actually goes through the port. I still get dust on top and in front of the saw. The thing I really wanted to stop was aluminum chips when I cut that stuff, but I still need to sweep and vacuum all the time to avoid tracking it around and on the carpet in the basement.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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