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by robinson46176
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Shopsmith maxi-clamp system
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Re: Shopsmith maxi-clamp system

I wanted one of those for years and I bought one at a friends yard sale cheap maybe 25 years ago. It looks good on the shelf and I have every intention of using it someday... :rolleyes: :)


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by robinson46176
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Saw Shield
Replies: 18
Views: 1034

Re: Saw Shield

While I have not studied this concept I assume (always dangerous) that using it would preclude using things like molding heads, wobble dado cutters and other misc. attachments? For over half a dozen decades my safety choice has been to avoid sticking my fingers into the saw blade... I understand tha...
by robinson46176
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: My Tinkering Bench
Replies: 7
Views: 2620

Re: My Tinkering Bench

I love the concept and I used to have a modified student desk in the farm shop that I used for detail work like carburetor repairing / rebuilding and other detail work. I need to make something smaller to do that again. What I had just used too much real estate. :rolleyes: The work space designs sho...
by robinson46176
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Community
Topic: Many woodworkers are a lot alike
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: Many woodworkers are a lot alike

My main table saw (Ridgid TS-3650 with wings) Is this minute sitting there in its carefully chosen home has so much stuff sitting on it that if I had a bottle of water in my hand I might have to turn around a couple of times to find a place to sit it down. :rolleyes: That is actually a bad example b...
by robinson46176
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Going to gain a little elbow room in the wood shop
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: Going to gain a little elbow room in the wood shop

Managed to get 2 six foot circles cleared of crap that never should have been where it was in the woodshop. Makes me feel like I now need to hold a square dance. :D I'll clear 2 more tomorrow and I still won't have moved any of the stuff I spoke of moving in the first post. :rolleyes: This afternoon...
by robinson46176
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Going to gain a little elbow room in the wood shop
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Going to gain a little elbow room in the wood shop

This is a bit long... While many would think that my 1,500 sq. ft. basement wood shop is large it has gotten so full that I am down to several narrow paths through it. Just too many interest in one place, too much stuff. :eek: :rolleyes: Sadly my 36' x 50' farm shop (mechanics, metal working, weldin...
by robinson46176
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: GB vs GiB
Replies: 36
Views: 1549

Re: GB vs GiB

A few may recall from earlier discussions that I became a computer geek (OK, I don''t recall us ever using that term back then :D ) back through the last half of the 1960's. The big advantage then was that there were only about 40 things you had to learn to know more than everybody else. :) One of t...
by robinson46176
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Which woodworking tools should I buy first?
Replies: 10
Views: 870

Re: Which woodworking tools should I buy first?

The first tool to buy is a good first aid kit... :eek: :D Everything else pretty much stops without a hammer. I have a few... Wood is kind useless unless you can make it into smaller pieces which calls for a saw of some kind. Then a plane and, and, and... From that point on there can be no stopping....
by robinson46176
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: New member here...
Replies: 9
Views: 1874

Re: New member here...

Welcome. One of the early things that you will notice about this group is the level of knowledge and willingness to help. The second thing you will notice will be how many of us will blow up your pictures and study your shop area down to the tiniest details including reading the labels on containers...
by robinson46176
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Many woodworkers are a lot alike
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Many woodworkers are a lot alike

I was watching several U-Tube videos today about converting regular fluorescent lights to LEDs. There must be a hundred options... I have chosen "Ballast Bypass" bulbs but even there options abound. What was funny was that many videos were made by woodworkers and I watched about 6 of them....