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Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-19-2020, 12:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 823
Posted By TRThomas
I saw this a year or so ago when he posted it. I...

I saw this a year or so ago when he posted it. I commented on the video and he responded that he was working on a new design. Either hes still working on it or he gave up.

I replied:

It's...
Forum: Carpentry Picture Post 05-14-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By TRThomas
Cutting board wedding gift

Been working on this this past weekend when I could make time. Finished it tonight. Turned out pretty well.

The "well" is Almond wood I filled with epoxy, had massive cracks as Almond wood tends...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-11-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,599
Posted By TRThomas
Good work boots/shoes are the most important...

Good work boots/shoes are the most important article of clothing you can invest in. I've tried cheap boots in the past and they either fall apart, are incredibly uncomfortable or both. I've heard...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-06-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 116,001
Posted By TRThomas
Realistically it needs a gas motor, I doubt this...

Realistically it needs a gas motor, I doubt this motor or any electric motor that isn't 3 phase would be sufficient. From what I've gathered this size mill needs at least 8hp to effectively cut...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-06-2019, 02:55 AM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 116,001
Posted By TRThomas
I don't know if this counts towards my addiction...

I don't know if this counts towards my addiction but it is "new"

Been working on this band sawmill for a while. Lots of build something, realize it probably wont work, build something else that...
Forum: Carpentry Picture Post 05-04-2019, 03:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By TRThomas
The epoxy on the top finally hardened up 2 full...

The epoxy on the top finally hardened up 2 full says later. Moved it out in the sun this morning and let it get some sunshine.

Did a little experimenting tonight trying to get the epoxy to set up...
Forum: Carpentry Picture Post 05-02-2019, 02:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By TRThomas
Thanks, the bench was to be 5' so I made it a...

Thanks, the bench was to be 5' so I made it a point to get some straight, unsplit 10' boards so I could halve them get a somewhat structured look.

The epoxy is really, really nice to work with....
Forum: Carpentry Picture Post 05-02-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By TRThomas
Wood didn't move at all past few days so I went...

Wood didn't move at all past few days so I went ahead and epoxied the legs, bottom and ends of the bench. This marine penetrating epoxy definitely does what it says. Really soaks into the wood, end...
Forum: Carpentry Picture Post 04-27-2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By TRThomas
No Dominos or dowels or anything. I jointed the...

No Dominos or dowels or anything. I jointed the glue faces, wiped with acetone, let dry, plenty of TBIII then screwed all but the last piece with some stainless deck screws I had lying around, then...
Forum: Carpentry Picture Post 04-26-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By TRThomas
Couple more from assembly ...

Couple more from assembly
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Forum: Carpentry Picture Post 04-26-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By TRThomas
Redwood garden bench

Not quite finished, but pretty darn close. Waiting on some marine penetrating epoxy to finish it. Still hasn't been decided if it's going to get mounted on piers or free stand. I recommended against...
Forum: Carpentry 04-16-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By TRThomas
I know of this place, never been there but from...

I know of this place, never been there but from what I've heard its one of if not the best in So. Cal. Its actually a bit further from me than Peterman.

My uncle bought a few cutting boards I had...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-07-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 116,001
Posted By TRThomas
Yeah they've been there for at least a month that...

Yeah they've been there for at least a month that I know of. I bought some 6" version of these (12") quite a while ago and really liked them. I have a pair of their ratcheting clamps I bought 5-6...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-07-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 116,001
Posted By TRThomas
Its been a while... been busy. Relapsed several...

Its been a while... been busy. Relapsed several times.

Got a Fuel Gen II blower from HD today, they dropped the price to $99 so I had to.

Stole the Delta dust collector with a Jet canister...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-16-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,778
Posted By TRThomas
HD clearance rack is the best place to get a...

HD clearance rack is the best place to get a cheap, new (or new enough) welder. I agree MIG welding is much cleaner with gas. If you're welding indoors in a shop setting only then gas is a better...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-13-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,778
Posted By TRThomas
I have the Lincoln 140HD I stole from HD's "open...

I have the Lincoln 140HD I stole from HD's "open box/returns" rack. Was missing the spool of wire, and apparently had been sent back to Lincoln for warranty or something. Out the door was under $200...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-01-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 414
Posted By TRThomas
Made some bar clamps out of strut

Because I didn't want to spend $50 on Bessey parallel bar clamps. In hindsight I should have just bought some pipe clamps for $15 but hey... its about the journey, or something.
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Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-01-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,284
Posted By TRThomas
Oh, and Happy New Year everyone!

Oh, and Happy New Year everyone!
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-23-2018, 02:54 AM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 116,001
Posted By TRThomas
Yep, its lighter than a Mag 77 and no cord do...

Yep, its lighter than a Mag 77 and no cord do dick around with. With the 2.0's in it, it feels like a 6.5" cordless saw. I wish Makita would come out with a compact 3.0ah like just about everyone...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-18-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,168
Posted By TRThomas
Thanks for the info. I've been passively looking...

Thanks for the info. I've been passively looking for an old #7 to restore/use. I only have a low angle block and #4 and 92 shoulder plane. Theres nothing more satisfying than hand planing something...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-18-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,168
Posted By TRThomas
Thanks, it was interesting to try something like...

Thanks, it was interesting to try something like this and definitely something I can see myself doing more of. A chess board would be very similar to make, a bit simpler though as every piece of wood...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-16-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,168
Posted By TRThomas
Made a router flattening sled to flatten Christmas presents

Decided to make some gifts this year rather than buy them. My sister loves cooking so I figured I'd make her a cutting board. Sounded easy enough, except I don't have a jointer or thickness planer....
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-13-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 22,013
Posted By TRThomas
I'd recommend trying the Tajima blades out, I've...

I'd recommend trying the Tajima blades out, I've had the same pieces of blade in the saw since I first put them in. They are really hard to snap off when using them in a knife, and they are also...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-13-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,950
Posted By TRThomas
He told you right. You start in the middle to...

He told you right. You start in the middle to minimize the chance tear out or worst case taking a big chuck out of the back of whatever you're cutting. Without a zero clearance insert or a backing...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-12-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,549
Posted By TRThomas
+1 for BigSkyTools, I've bought from them and...

+1 for BigSkyTools, I've bought from them and they handle things well.

And the Ridgid is fine, to be honest most any framing gun from a reputable company will likely serve you well. If you're just...
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