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Forum: Lobby   12-25-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 813
Posted By Barry747
That driveway looks very similar to the one we...

That driveway looks very similar to the one we had in Philly. If I had one of them I'd have thought twice about moving to Florida:-) Then again, there was the evil township snow plow driver who...
Forum: New Member Introductions   11-18-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By Barry747
Welcome Joe. I'm in Sarasota, not much warmer...

Welcome Joe. I'm in Sarasota, not much warmer here but warm enough to work in the garage. Headed north to visit the family for Thanksgiving. Digging out the cold weather gear. Prefer shorts and a...
Forum: Lobby   11-18-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 700
Posted By Barry747
Nice one, enjoy it. I do mine. I also put a...

Nice one, enjoy it. I do mine. I also put a little wooden sign over the on/off switches that says "Tension", to remind me to turn the lever to remove the tension. Save stretching the blade and...
Forum: Wood Species   11-09-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By Barry747
Sorry I didn't post an update sooner. I had some...

Sorry I didn't post an update sooner. I had some back issues that kept me out of the shop. I also received a request from the sister of the woman who gave me the Mahogany. Two short stories:

My...
Forum: Lobby   10-16-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Barry747
I consider myself our local pharmacist's annuity.

I consider myself our local pharmacist's annuity.
Forum: Lobby   09-01-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 350
Posted By Barry747
Sorry for the slow response to all of you who...

Sorry for the slow response to all of you who wished me a Happy B day. I do appreciate it. Due to travel, followed by the death of my brother, I'm still trying to catch up on past Router Forum...
Forum: Lobby   08-23-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By Barry747
Tom, I agree with everything you said except for...

Tom, I agree with everything you said except for the quote above. Although this is true today, in the future, that may not be the case. Machines creating machines is not far fetched especially as...
Forum: Lobby   08-22-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By Barry747
I spent my career in IT. Started as a programmer...

I spent my career in IT. Started as a programmer ended as a manager. Last work I did was with data warehousing and data mining. Learned a little bit about computer learning, now called Artificial...
Forum: Site Help and Suggestions   07-29-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,175
Posted By Barry747
Yeah, he was talking about the router you use to...

Yeah, he was talking about the router you use to connect to the internet, not the one that feeds your scrap bin. What's listed in the email is actually correct, assuming you want to mess with your...
Forum: Wood Species   06-14-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By Barry747
Thanks guys. I think I'm going to play it safe...

Thanks guys. I think I'm going to play it safe with this board and stick with hard maple. I'll continue to look for something to make from the "angel" wood.
Forum: Wood Species   06-13-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By Barry747
Cutting board wood question

Last fall, while attending a woodworking club meeting held at a lumber yard, I picked up 4 small pieces of Angelim Pedra. I never heard of it before but it's a pretty wood and the price was right. ...
Forum: The Finishing Touch   06-12-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,850
Posted By Barry747
I haven’t heard back from customer service of the...

I haven’t heard back from customer service of the manufacturer of Zar. So, after reading all of your comments, and doing some additional research, it’s pretty clear that I shouldn’t be applying...
Forum: The Finishing Touch   06-09-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,850
Posted By Barry747
Thank you all for your suggestions: Theo,...

Thank you all for your suggestions:

Theo, actually the table will be view daily under sort off a “raking” light. The table will be situated between a sectional and a 3 pane sliding glass door. ...
Forum: The Finishing Touch   06-08-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,850
Posted By Barry747
Finishing is finishing me off

I'll begin by apologizing for the long post. This is actually the short version.

Iím having a finishing problem that I just canít seem to solve. I asked some questions about finishing a walnut...
Forum: Tools and Woodworking   06-06-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,120
Posted By Barry747
Like you, I didn't use my jig saw very often. It...

Like you, I didn't use my jig saw very often. It was a Craftsman, probably 40 years old. I only used it for rough cuts since, like yours, the blade went out of vertical on anything more than gentle...
Forum: Lobby   04-04-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By Barry747
I haven't received the daily email either this...

I haven't received the daily email either this month. I posted a question about a cutting board on the 31st and have received updates from that, but not the daily??
Forum: Wood Species   04-01-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By Barry747
Thanks guys, I hadn't thought of a tray and...

Thanks guys, I hadn't thought of a tray and that's a great idea. I might try resawing one of the pieces to get a bookmatch for the bottom of the tray. That would really show off the mahogany. ...
Forum: Wood Species   03-31-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By Barry747
Cutting board question or other suggestions

Sorry I haven't posted much to the forum for a while. Back problems have kept me out of the shop for several months. Surgery 7 weeks ago has helped so I'm back, part time for the present.
...
Forum: Lobby   03-21-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 979
Posted By Barry747
My brother moved out to Irvine in the 1970's. ...

My brother moved out to Irvine in the 1970's. When I first visited, the orange smog blocked out the sun. The Clean Air Act and the use of catalytic converters played a major role in cleaning up the...
Forum: Lobby   03-04-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By Barry747
Does anyone have any experience with any of the...

Does anyone have any experience with any of the HF miter saws - if recent vintage? I have a Dewalt contractor's saw and when I have to cut a miter joint I can never quite get exactly 45 degrees. ...
Forum: Tools and Woodworking   02-20-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,876
Posted By Barry747
Steve, I agree. The only polishing that...

Steve,

I agree. The only polishing that I do is the back and the bevel. I only polish the back once unless I damage the cutting edge and the damage goes through to the back of the blade. ...
Forum: Tools and Woodworking   02-19-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,876
Posted By Barry747
The edge of a knife is where the two sides meet. ...

The edge of a knife is where the two sides meet. Think of a chef's knife and how it's sharpened . If you only run your sharpener down one side of the knife blade, you will make it sharp but not as...
Forum: General Routing   02-15-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,200
Posted By Barry747
Opps, sorry Graham, didn't realize you're in...

Opps, sorry Graham, didn't realize you're in Australia. Make that "colour". Visited there once in 1970 on an R & R. Sydney and surrounding area. Absolutely beautiful. I've always regretted that...
Forum: General Routing   02-15-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,200
Posted By Barry747
I have the same questions as everyone else. No...

I have the same questions as everyone else. No one touched your painting question so i'm going to give you sort of an obvious answer. If the signs had a flat surface I'd suggest spraying it with...
Forum: Lobby   01-30-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,277
Posted By Barry747
Not to see that stuff again is why I moved to...

Not to see that stuff again is why I moved to Florida. Glad i'm not near Miami.
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