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Lee_Grindinger



Reged: Apr 28 2002
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Hey woodworkers, check in please...
      #365 - Thu May 02 2002 03:29 AM

This is just beginning so it would be nice to know who here is into woodworking. Just leave a note telling us you're here. Questions like "What glue is best for..." are dandy offerings too.

Lee


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LukaAdministrator



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Re: Hey woodworkers, check in please... [Re: Lee_Grindinger]
      #370 - Thu May 02 2002 05:06 AM

Hey Lee, what toothpaste is best for polishing linseed finished oak ?





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Sgian_Dubh



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Re: Hey woodworkers, check in please... [Re: Lee_Grindinger]
      #372 - Thu May 02 2002 06:43 AM

I guess I count, don't I, but you knew that already? Anyway, I'm not much interested in builders stuff, so it must be the furniture thing. Slainte, RJ.

PS. Any tips on sharpening a chisel or a plane blade? Or should I buy a Powermatic, Delta or Jet, or should I just avoid the whole shebang and buy an European saw?

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Lee_Grindinger



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As I recall... [Re: Luka]
      #388 - Thu May 02 2002 12:09 PM

George had oak teeth and Martha Washington swore by Colgate.

Lee


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Lee_Grindinger



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Do you count? [Re: Sgian_Dubh]
      #389 - Thu May 02 2002 12:16 PM

Well, you count funny, all those metric thingies and big numbers like 4,000 cubits and whatnot...

I think the biggest reservation in this country about the European saws is the cost. True, professionals should get the best tool they can afford for the job but studio furniture makers have limits too. One of the challenges I face every day is making the tools I have do the task I have in mind. As you know, Sgian, this requires jigs and cunning.

Having used a Holzer for a while I still have reservations about the split tables on sliding table saws. I guess in a perfect world we'd all have at least two saws in the shop. But, too, there's always ways to adapt to any tool's shortcomings.

Have you ever seen a left tilt in a sliding table saw? At least that question would be moot.

Lee


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Re: Hey woodworkers, check in please... [Re: Lee_Grindinger]
      #392 - Thu May 02 2002 12:48 PM

Have recently changed from home building (that I know a lot about) to building furniture for sale from a 10x20 booth in the Hartville Marketplace (projected many thousands of shoppers per month). ....that I know little about.

Mostly tables....mostly design/build...mostly for under $1000.00. Have a well equipped cabinet shop, but can't compete in that market unless I expand (I'd rather remain one-man band)So I'll be asking and hoping to receive good advice from some of you high end guys.

I've seen your stuff and I know the time and effort involved in making it.....question: who, what, where, when, how do you find people willing to pay for it? I have a serious problem in NE Ohio (where a Chinese oak table goes for 90.00) to convince anyone to buy mine.


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Re: Do you count? (only if I've me shoes off) [Re: Lee_Grindinger]
      #397 - Thu May 02 2002 02:31 PM

Lee, biggest problem I see with the European saws is getting a good supply of Europeans.

Most I've seen are too wet, too twisted, too knotty to be worth much as furniture.

Bar Sots, aye. Saw fodder, nay.

-GWC


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JonC



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Re: Hey woodworkers, check in please... [Re: Lee_Grindinger]
      #401 - Thu May 02 2002 05:33 PM

I'm kind of a woodworker wannabe at this point. Just in the process of getting what little shop equipment I still have up and running. Went through a winsdor chair and furniture making phase about 20 years ago and finally concluded that it was, uh.... well, tedious. I've lately gotten interested in yard and garden features and find them to be a really nice mix of shop work and outdoor stuff. Speaking of glues. I used Gorilla glue for the first time last week. Kind of interesting stuff.

JonC


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LukaAdministrator



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Re: Hey woodworkers, check in please... [Re: JonC]
      #402 - Thu May 02 2002 06:42 PM

What kind of clamp did you use to hold the gorilla in place after you glued him ?

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Sgian_Dubh



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Re: Do you count? [Re: Lee_Grindinger]
      #414 - Fri May 03 2002 03:15 AM

Never had a problem with the split table in an European saw Lee. But as you know, I essentially grew up with them. To rehearse the discussion again, and I know you've heard me expound it before, I use a saw to cut timber to width and length, and to cut some oddball compound cuts,.... pretty much end of story. There are other tools available for cutting joints, mouldings, etc., and for me, almost none of those techniques have anything remotely to do with a saw.

Cost is certainly higher for the European saws. But add up the time, materials and labour to upgrade your US style cabinet saw to perform something close to the [good] European style saws and you end up with about the same;--- there are plenty of cruddy European saws available too for less than the equivalent of a thousand bucks.

Saws made by Powermatic, Jet, General, Craftsman, Grizzly, etc., have no presence at all in Europe, not even as 'super special' imports. Delta appear to sell a much modified version of their contractors saw in Europe, but it must cost them an arm and a leg to upgrade their machine to meet the necessary safety standards just for them to maintain a token presence there. I'm just guessing at that,. but as an European I must admit I was taken aback by the primitive nature of US type cabinet saws when I moved to the US. The much lauded-- in the US anyway--- PM 66 always has looked like something out of the dark ages to me, and always will as long as they persist with providing a minimalist product for a minimalistic price. Slainte, RJ.

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Sgian_Dubh



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Re: Do you count? (only if I've me shoes off) [Re: GW_Carpenter]
      #416 - Fri May 03 2002 03:21 AM

I'm certainly twisted and knotty, George. And you could have added sick, delusional, and even gross, but I guees good taste and decorum forbade you to mention that side of my character?
Slainte, RJ

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David_Doud



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left tilt sliding table saw? [Re: Lee_Grindinger]
      #430 - Fri May 03 2002 01:48 PM Attachment (310 downloads)

eat your heart out - made in New Hampshire - not a metric fitting on it -

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Philter



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Re: Hey woodworkers, check in please... [Re: Lee_Grindinger]
      #501 - Sat May 04 2002 04:00 PM

I'm here, and have done a lot of cabinet/furniture making as well as private jet interiors, boatbuilding and timberframing.

I like to think I've become a journeyman the olde way.....by journeying.

Any help I can give, will be, any wisdom, will be sparse, but I'll try anyway.

Cheers,Phil.

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Philter



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Re: Hey woodworkers, check in please... [Re: Philter]
      #503 - Sat May 04 2002 04:05 PM

I always thought the re/trans-planted Europeans in Notrth America had straightened out and cut easily....the finish is still rough,but you can always grind,and smooth them out if you have the time....

Relax, I are one too, just a little dig.

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Ron_Teti



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Re: Hey woodworkers, check in please... [Re: Lee_Grindinger]
      #709 - Thu May 09 2002 03:53 AM

Ok ya bunch of posers.... im in Im in..hehehehehe

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BucksnortBilly



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Re: Hey woodworkers, check in please... [Re: Ron_Teti]
      #727 - Thu May 09 2002 12:54 PM Attachment (304 downloads)

I like wood, but I'm not workin'!...So, Lee, what kind of glue will stick to my ribs best?

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Don



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Re: Hey woodworkers, check in please... [Re: Lee_Grindinger]
      #865 - Tue May 14 2002 01:47 AM

I'm in just got thwe info on this post fom Pro Decks post at breaktime . Cool

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Re: Hey woodworkers, check in please... [Re: Don]
      #870 - Tue May 14 2002 03:48 AM

Couldn't get the hang of the new Breaktime, hope this is a little more user friendly to an old dog.
My learning curve looks like ninety miles of Kansas highway. Skip


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Newf



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Re: Hey woodworkers, check in please... [Re: skiyup]
      #882 - Tue May 14 2002 10:18 AM

Hi Skip!!!
How the heck are ya???..You have been a stranger...What's new?...

Newf of Cape Breton

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calvinAdministrator



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Re: Hey woodworkers, check in please... [Re: skiyup]
      #883 - Tue May 14 2002 10:20 AM

yo skip, good to see you. Don't be a stranger, well....any stranger.

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