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by nuhobby
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Special Shopsmith Hack, Watch Tinkering Bench
Replies: 8
Views: 3617

Special Shopsmith Hack, Watch Tinkering Bench

Hi, I have been amateur-tinkering with wristwatches for about a year now. There is a lot to learn, particularly in the mechanical realm. It's just a hobby and I'm not certified or trained. It can be very fun, as well as most frustrating at times! One aspect of the work has greatly improved this week...
by nuhobby
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Community
Topic: Driving around in a Shopsmith?
Replies: 11
Views: 5635

Re: Driving around in a a Shopsmith?

Yep!
My wife drove a Jeep Compass for nearly 10 years, having the CVT. I thought the same! No problems ever with that powertrain.

Chris
by nuhobby
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Repair Fail & Lost Wife Points
Replies: 3
Views: 2665

Re: Repair Fail & Lost Wife Points

LOL!

I've had my Shopsmith since 2007. It has only been in the last 5 years that my wife "respects" what I turn out of the shop...

Chris
by nuhobby
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Passive Phone Amplifier
Replies: 6
Views: 5217

Re: Passive Phone Amplifier

Wow, that's actually pretty impressive!
We'll call you Dr. Bose...
by nuhobby
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Community
Topic: Free Woodworking Book: The Anarchist’s Workbench
Replies: 5
Views: 4479

Re: Free Woodworking Book: The Anarchist’s Workbench

I also have the Ingenious Mechanicks book about the Roman workbenches, etc. At the end I quite enjoyed the read and the historical journey. I didn't build such a bench but I was more inspired to use other workholding forms and not always a bench vise.

Chris
by nuhobby
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: I'm doing a Power Pro Self Upgrade
Replies: 28
Views: 17510

Re: I'm doing a Power Pro Self Upgrade

Wow, what a saga!
In 2010 I found out about the whole PowerPro & "kick the GFI circuit" tendency which has been discussed much since then. I'm assuming your AC power is actually OK from the wall?

Chris
by nuhobby
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Early morning walk pictures and more
Replies: 3
Views: 2952

Re: Early morning walk pictures and more

My wife thinks the wild mulberries falling on our exercise trail are fewer in number this year... Would you agree? I don't know who else to ask :)
by nuhobby
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Cleaning the sanding disc?
Replies: 5
Views: 3654

Re: Cleaning the sanding disc?

Solvent such as acetone does help -- but particularly if everything gets good and warm out in the sun.

I'm often reminded how many chemical actions really do better with heat... just like they taught in school, but easy to forget!

Chris
by nuhobby
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: Getting in my 3 Squares, even on furlough !
Replies: 10
Views: 11784

Re: Getting in my 3 Squares, even on furlough !

It’s mighty pretty! But I’ve just gotta ask: How square were you able to make it? I’m accustomed to tuning up metal squares, but I’m clueless as to how you tune a wooden one. Hmmm.... how square? I don't have a measurement, but I look for a nice even light-reveal when I compare it to my metal squar...
by nuhobby
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: Getting in my 3 Squares, even on furlough !
Replies: 10
Views: 11784

Re: Getting in my 3 Squares, even on furlough !

Thanks All! I got bored and made another one. This one, I used the SS bandsaw rather than tablesaw for making the bridle joint portion. This is oak on the bottom leg, locust on the upper leg. Both pieces culled to near-perfect quarter-sawn-ness from larger stocks, using the SS bandsaw. OakLocustSqua...