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Talking FINALLY Got To Make Some Sawdust!!!

Didn't, however, get to use my new toy. *sob* First, When I tried to put in the bit, I couldn't press the collet lock, because it wasn't accessible when it was in the plunge. So, I took it out, pressed the lock (little red button), and inserted the bit. Only one problem: the lock wouldn't release. I finally called Ken out to the shed, and asked him to bring the book. I thought I did something wrong. NOPE. Looks like the spring to the lock "jumped track." You have to pry the collet lock to release it. I was completely bummed. I refused to go in the house without making sawdust, so I pulled out the 611 and got three (3) signs done. Ken is taking my Colt back tomorrow, and turning in my dull bits to get them sharpened, too.

Finally remembered what the second sign was I designed: It had fish hooks on it. So, that one got cut, as well as the dragon and one that was sitting there since the fall. And here they are.... (Mr. Dragon may have to be redone. Found out my one bit was too dull, and not sure I can salvage him, and my routers' malfunction will get the Lost Socks signs price cut by at least 50%. No idea how it did was it did, but it happened. Moving Fwd....)

Oh Yeah! Got to use my new ear protectors! WOW!!! Especially loved it as the air compressor sat there filling up for 10 minutes.
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Looks like someone was busy. I finally got released for "light duty" in the shop and figured I do some sharpening. Not sure the shoulder can take too much vibration from the router yet.....

Nice looking signs and sorry to hear about the Colt. I should probably check mine as I haven't used it yet.....
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Nice work Barb. You’ve got steady hands , must not drink a lot of coffee

I sure like the finish , was wondering what you use?

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Ok ,I never insulate
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I remember reading that the Colt eats collets, I ordered two extras for events like that. Sharpening most bits using a credit card sized diamond "stone" isn't particularly hard, but ya feel more confident when a pro does stuff like that.

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Nice signs, Barb. Funny my socks often seem to have the same problem.
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Nice work Barb. You’ve got steady hands , must not drink a lot of coffee

I sure like the finish , was wondering what you use?
Thanks, Rick, but I can't take any credit. These three (3) pieces got a bit weathered from being outside last summer for a bit. Ken finally cut them to size in December, I think. The only thing on them right now is Minwax Wood Conditioner, which is what I use on all my wood before I paint, to help prevent bleeding. I love how the conditioner brought out those colors!

P.S. These are cedar dog ear fencing pieces.

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I remember reading that the Colt eats collets, I ordered two extras for events like that. Sharpening most bits using a credit card sized diamond "stone" isn't particularly hard, but ya feel more confident when a pro does stuff like that.
That's not the problem here, Tom. Problem is that the button that locks the spindle wouldn't release correctly. Ken found out I was correct: The spring jumped track, and was above the mechanism. I got another new one.

As for bit sharpening, You have to know the angle to sharpen. I'll leave that to someone who knows what they're doing. I just cut signs

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Barb just rub the card stone on the flat back side of the cutter.
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Barb I'm not sure what the problems with the signs are but they look fine to me. Glad to see you are getting some shop time.
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