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by edflorence
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: built in office bookshelf
Replies: 17
Views: 255

Re: built in office bookshelf

Really nice work 👍! Well thought out, well built and good-looking.
by edflorence
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Which tool do you USE the most
Replies: 17
Views: 771

Re: Which tool do you USE the most

RFGuy wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:49 pm Which tool do you USE the most?
  1. brain ;)
  2. hands
  3. ruler
  4. pencil
  5. square
Ha! 🤣 Definitely the pre-reqs!
by edflorence
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Which tool do you USE the most
Replies: 17
Views: 771

Which tool do you USE the most

The recent thread on scary tools plus the ongoing discussions about just how good is the Shopsmith in Table Saw mode got me to wondering which Shopsmith setups people use most frequently. When I asked myself this question, the answer was easy - I use the table saw set-up more than any other, and, I ...
by edflorence
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Which tool do you fear the most?
Replies: 24
Views: 1029

Re: Which tool do you fear the most?

I have great respect for the jointer but never a fear Likewise. I have a lot of respect for the bumps on top of the jointer fence. Hands are never placed between them. Following this rule, so far so good. And of course any piece shorter than the distance between the bumps gets jointed with a differ...
by edflorence
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Which tool do you fear the most?
Replies: 24
Views: 1029

Re: Which tool do you fear the most?

ouch! Score another for the ts. One of my worst in the shop, not counting kick backs from the ts that missed me by a hair, was when I took the edge of a thumb off with a box cutter...I was holding a straight edge down with the left hand and pulling the knife along the straight edge with the right. I...
by edflorence
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Which tool do you fear the most?
Replies: 24
Views: 1029

Re: Which tool do you fear the most?

I have always heard that the table saw is responsible for the most shop accidents, so it gets my respect and attention every time I use it. That said, anything that spins at high speed and/or has sharp edges is rightly to be...well, maybe not feared...but approached with an abundance of caution. Ed ...
by edflorence
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: How to Use Lathe Eccentric Tail Stock Bushing
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Re: How to Use Lathe Eccentric Tail Stock Bushing

All good ideas and information, especially about using epoxy to fil the dimple in the eccentric and maybe even having a second eccentric to use just for non-eccentric turning. I have used jb Weld to fill the dimple but recently just bit the bullet and ordered a new one from the mother ship. First ti...
by edflorence
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: A view on alignment of the shopsmith.
Replies: 95
Views: 2745

Re: A view on alignment of the shopsmith.

jpg wrote: I also consider the combination square against the edge of a miter gauge slot and the rip fence adequate as well. That has worked well for me for a long time. I do own a dial indicator and once in a while dig it out, but I have not found the results of using it to be better than using the...
by edflorence
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Crosscut Sled Sustained Accuracy
Replies: 16
Views: 3416

Re: Crosscut Sled Sustained Accuracy

My '54 carriage has a "positioning stud" that works fine. The stud is a threaded bolt that screws into threads tapped in the carriage. There is a nut that tightens over the stud to lock it into place once the stud adjustment is done. This arrangement serves the same function as the rubber ...
by edflorence
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Sanding smooth inlay
Replies: 22
Views: 5321

Re: Sanding smooth inlay

Thanks for the explanation of how you did it, and glad it worked so well.