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Old 07-20-2021, 05:26 PM   #1621
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Great saw. I read that Sawstops will nick the first layer of skin and will stop completely before getting to the second layer. My next saw will be a Sawstop, because a table saw accident with my current saw will be inevitable as I get older.
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Old 07-20-2021, 06:17 PM   #1622
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nice! is that walnut?
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Old 07-20-2021, 07:20 PM   #1623
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That table is sweet!
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Old 07-20-2021, 08:38 PM   #1624
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It's likely from south of I-70 by the looks of the annual growth rings.
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Old 07-20-2021, 08:55 PM   #1625
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That table is sweet!
Thanks! Yeah my wife really wanted to preserve the character of the bark on the live edge. I took it down to the Cambrian layer and then layered epoxy into the defects. Most all tables I've seen out there pretty much strip out all the bark to the bare wood (its much easier and quicker).
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So much talent!

I'm not retired, so I don't have nearly the free time I want to pursue my hobbies yet (or some new ones, always wanted to try forging), but I do find time to build electric guitars and similar musical instruments, and wish I had more time to play them...




Just like my wife the quilter, I seem to have several projects going at once, the red one isn't finished and I have 2 other started. Because I can!
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Old 07-25-2021, 04:34 PM   #1627
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Not difficult to make but this kayak stand will elevate the kayak a little above the dock. Boss says I need to paint it gray
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Not difficult to make but this kayak stand will elevate the kayak a little above the dock. Boss says I need to paint it gray
Looks good. 4 tees, 8 street elbows and length of pipe. That PVC stuff comes in handy for a lot of things!
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^luckily I had 4’ of 1-1/2” pvc. Because Menards didn’t have any 5’sticks of any size pipe. Another shortage.
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Very nice table! And don’t worry about losing a finger. I was making something with my grandfather around 1970 when he cut off the tip of a finger with his table saw. I was in shock, but he said that you’re fortunate to live to almost 70 with all of your fingers.
My father was a carpenter and lost half a finger on the table saw long after he retired. I've been using a table saw for over 30 years and it still makes me nervous, one of the better accessories I picked up a few years ago was the GRR-Ripper push block. Works great for most rip cuts, helps keep the hands out of way, and provides a nice secure hold on the board when cutting.
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My father was a carpenter and lost half a finger on the table saw long after he retired. I've been using a table saw for over 30 years and it still makes me nervous, one of the better accessories I picked up a few years ago was the GRR-Ripper push block. Works great for most rip cuts, helps keep the hands out of way, and provides a nice secure hold on the board when cutting.
I have a GRR-ripper too. It does have a great grip on it and its adjustable. I like it
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Impressive skills on this forum!
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This is some MacGyvering I did today. I made the video for my BIL, who came up with the turkey baster idea. But it takes forever that way, and I get my hands and even arms greasy...I smell like I rolled in the smoker.

The video shows the modification I made to a shop vac to get all the grease into a ziploc bag.
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making custom steps for our 5th wheel trailer. The fold out steps are a on-standard pitch, also not uniform height.
I am removing the fold out parts and leaving the shell for my steps. The height of the floor is almost 32" so I will go with 7.75" by 11" rise and run.
My blind chalupa dog will go up the old steps but not down, and I am looking forward to baiting her down the new steps with kibble.
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Thanks! Yeah my wife really wanted to preserve the character of the bark on the live edge. I took it down to the Cambrian layer and then layered epoxy into the defects. Most all tables I've seen out there pretty much strip out all the bark to the bare wood (its much easier and quicker).
Nice job. Hope your wife enjoys the table.
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Not difficult to make but this kayak stand will elevate the kayak a little above the dock. Boss says I need to paint it gray

But if it's white or a brighter color than the gray it will stand out and be less of a tripping hazard. Will this be a permanent installation? Does the kayak slide on the pvc to get it in the water? Another reason why not to paint it.
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So much talent!

I'm not retired, so I don't have nearly the free time I want to pursue my hobbies yet (or some new ones, always wanted to try forging), but I do find time to build electric guitars and similar musical instruments, and wish I had more time to play them...
Just like my wife the quilter, I seem to have several projects going at once, the red one isn't finished and I have 2 other started. Because I can!

Wow Blueberry, mad skills! How long have you been building musical instruments?
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But if it's white or a brighter color than the gray it will stand out and be less of a tripping hazard. Will this be a permanent installation? Does the kayak slide on the pvc to get it in the water? Another reason why not to paint it.


This is not a permanent installation. But I will use it all summer. I could slide the kayak on the pvc into the water, but I soon will be getting a kayak launch.

I will only paint it if DW continues to tell me to.
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The first one was in 2015, i actually purchased the neck for that one, but have graduated to making my own necks now. It gives me more flexibility to do something that you can't buy. The yellow one has a Gibson-style body but a slightly longer fender-style neck (technically scale length) while retaining the 3-per side Gibson-style tuners.

I'm currently working on a headless travel bass.
I tend to be too busy in the summers and do most of work in the fall and spring (since I work in the garage, winter can be too cold to work, and definitely too cold to paint).
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