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Forum: Woodworking Projects 04-05-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 28,395
Posted By rutager
Re: Walnut slab table

Real nice Peter, I'm "building" some walnut trophies right now and might have to see about that scrub blade to facet the corners.
Forum: Woodworkers Cafe 03-24-2015, 02:14 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 30,508
Posted By rutager
re: The End ... and new beginning.

I'm still refusing to join Facebook, sorry guys. I can be reached at rutagerwest1 at gmail.com though.
Forum: Woodworkers Cafe 03-23-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 30,508
Posted By rutager
re: The End ... and new beginning.

I'll add my thanks as well to everyone who worked hard to make this forum the welcoming place it has been. Met several good friends here.

Thanks all!

Rutager
Forum: Woodworkers Cafe 03-08-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,953
Posted By rutager
Re: Happy Anniversary, Joraft!

Congratulations John,

I still say you get better looking every time I see you!

Here's to 45 more, you'll need them all to get your shop together!
Forum: Festool Tools 02-16-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,001
Posted By rutager
Re: Wanted to borrow: TS-75

Peter,

Don't they have a shop at the college? Just bring it in and cut it on a table saw, like a man would!

Do you have a local Festool dealer, maybe they would do a demo for you, especially if...
Forum: Shops and Storage 02-11-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 25,134
Posted By rutager
Re: to table or not to table

I think to be profitable, you start turning work into an assembly line, which would ruin it for me.

There was an article in FWW a few years back suggesting to skip the table saw at first and get a...
Forum: Woodworkers Cafe 01-27-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,313
Posted By rutager
Re: A Sea of Shelbys

I think Poto was drooling over the minivan- haul a lot of cherry boards in that thing.
Forum: Woodworkers Cafe 01-13-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,708
Posted By rutager
Re: Fun!

The guy in the red shirt kept on leaning on the counter- I hope someone finally told him that there wasn't an open bar at a child's birthday party!

Looks like fun, I'm sure the kids went home...
Forum: Woodworkers Cafe 01-12-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 66,510
Posted By rutager
Re: Fred West

Miss him greatly, always had great talks about tools.
Forum: Hand Tools 12-16-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 14,846
Posted By rutager
Re: A very nice toolbox

Not only would Fred have had three of them, he would have sent a few off to friends and would have had the personal email and phone number of the President of the Japanese company that makes them......
Forum: Finishing 12-15-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,281
Posted By rutager
Re: child safe finishes?

I always use Behlen's Salad Bowl Finish on anything that will go to children as it is actually been tested and approved as a food safe finish. I'm not taking chances.

Lots of waxes have toxic...
Forum: Woodworking Projects 12-06-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,733
Posted By rutager
Re: Christmas Projects

Steve,

Those are fantastic. How do you hold the bottle inside?

Rutager
Forum: Machines and Power Tools 11-24-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 29,138
Posted By rutager
Re: Bridgeport

Using a phase converter is no big deal, even a static that steals a bit of HP shouldn't hurt if you're using softer materials like wood or non-ferrous materials.
Forum: Woodworkers Cafe 11-21-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,511
Posted By rutager
Re: Robbed and depressed

John,

Looked for your JMPs lately?
Forum: Woodworking Projects 11-21-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,607
Posted By rutager
Re: Chess set completed

John,

I got a lot of ribbing in the JMP class for the chess set about owning four saws. Then, John had us team up in pairs so that we could leave one of the saws tuned to do perfect 45 degree...
Forum: Woodworkers Cafe 11-19-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,511
Posted By rutager
Re: Robbed and depressed

Dang Mike,

I just déjà vued you.

I was looking for my BCTW dovetail plane kit to measure the height I would need to make a auxiliary bench and couldn't find it for the life of me. Now my shop...
Forum: Machines and Power Tools 11-19-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 29,138
Posted By rutager
Re: Bridgeport

My buddy bought a used CNC mill for about $7,000 and is now up to about an additional $20,000 in tooling, fixtures and calibration equipment. Adds up quick. Doesn't have to be though if you're just...
Forum: Machines and Power Tools 11-17-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 29,138
Posted By rutager
Re: Bridgeport

I know a couple guys with mills and they are great for woodworking as well. Very accurate and also capable of doing other operations besides just drilling.

Make sure you get one in good a shape to...
Forum: Woodworkers Cafe 11-13-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,511
Posted By rutager
Re: Robbed and depressed

John,

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once and awhile.

Obviously not a theft because of the spokeshaves- only the most dedicated woodworkers would be using spokeshaves and dedicated...
Forum: Woodworkers Cafe 11-12-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,511
Posted By rutager
Re: Robbed and depressed

No BCTW stuff taken, well I guess I'm no longer a suspect!

Sorry to hear this Mike. Although if it was a break in, I'm sure that you would have been cleaned out. That leaves a couple other...
Forum: Bridge City Tool Works 11-07-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 18,763
Posted By rutager
CT-18 Plane

Hi,

These have been a long time in the making and there are about thirty left. Here's Johns blog post talking a bit about how they're made. Last Call for the CT-18 Dual Low Angle Smoothing Plane...
Forum: Woodworking Projects 10-30-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,545
Posted By rutager
Re: My attempt at bowl turning

I have been more of a sander than a turner for many years; didn't do it enough to get that skilled, then I saw the Bridge City Blog with instructions on making John's famous nutcracker and after...
Forum: Bridge City Tool Works 10-15-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 38,503
Posted By rutager
Re: HP-8 Small Aluminum Block Plane

John,

You forgot the second benefit; lack of common sense! What, I don't need twenty references for square in my shop?

Rutager
Forum: Bridge City Tool Works 10-12-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 38,503
Posted By rutager
Re: HP-8 Small Aluminum Block Plane

John,

Peter writes most of my jokes- expensive, but worth it.

I dabble in cars a bit as well, although traffic has gotten so bad most of the time, I don't enjoy driving like I used to. Got me a...
Forum: Bridge City Tool Works 10-12-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 38,503
Posted By rutager
Re: HP-8 Small Aluminum Block Plane

So John,

So you'll be hiring someone when adjustments are needed, which means you'll need a shop as well, so this year's kindergarten graduates now have another career option?
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