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  1. Thread: Curiosity

    by Jim Ritter
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    Yes I use mine, I have several. I made an adapter...

    Yes I use mine, I have several. I made an adapter for using a 1/4" bit inserts. I use it with hex end drill bits to drill small holes also.
    Jim
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    I did some surveying also Stan. Almost made a...

    I did some surveying also Stan. Almost made a career out of it but started boatbuilding and there was no going back.
    Jim
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    Nice plumb bob! From what I know the steel points...

    Nice plumb bob! From what I know the steel points were used because the are more durable and replaceable. If the bob is dropped a brass point could get bent, then the bob is inaccurate.
    Jim
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    The chop on my leg vise is 6" and I have never...

    The chop on my leg vise is 6" and I have never needed more clamping area.
    Jim
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    Yup, clamps around an auger bit when used in a...

    Yup, clamps around an auger bit when used in a brace. It's a depth stop.
    Jim
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    The box alone is worth that from what I've seen,...

    The box alone is worth that from what I've seen, and it has the key. Make sure the key works with the lid open. Some keys can turn the tumblers to lock a box but do not line up to open it. I almost...
  7. Thread: Oh Shoot!

    by Jim Ritter
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    I miss my HP 41. It died years ago, damn salt...

    I miss my HP 41. It died years ago, damn salt air.
    Jim
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    Joe you change the speeds by moving the whole...

    Joe you change the speeds by moving the whole crank gear to a different hole thereby changing the gear spacing and ratios.
    Jim
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    Welcome Geoff. I have that same drill. I'll take...

    Welcome Geoff. I have that same drill. I'll take a look at it tomorrow. That set screw might be to get oil to the innards. Not sure about the knurled rings but I'll take a look.
    Jim
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    Very nice bench Gary. Jim

    Very nice bench Gary.
    Jim
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    I'm using the gauge a lot on a project right now...

    I'm using the gauge a lot on a project right now and that over/under feature of the brass hook works like a charm. The fact that the hook flexes up and down makes it easy to keep the pencil in...
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    Wow, almost 2400 views and only two comments and...

    Wow, almost 2400 views and only two comments and my relpy/update. Has anybody made one for themselves yet? Just wondering.
    Jim
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    I know the feeling Dan, just thought I'd throw it...

    I know the feeling Dan, just thought I'd throw it out there. Thanks for the comment.
    Jim
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    Have you thought about making one? This is one I...

    Have you thought about making one?
    This is one I made just before Christmas. I bought the blade from L-N and made everything else.
    ...
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    Sticky: Beautiful Ralph. Just amazing, but you've heard...

    Beautiful Ralph. Just amazing, but you've heard it before I'm sure.
    Jim
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    I have a Festool vac and it is the quietest one I...

    I have a Festool vac and it is the quietest one I know of. You can dial back on the suction electronically if you just need to just suck up pearl dust. Add a Dust Deputy in the suction line and the...
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    Jack they handle any kind of water. I was in my...

    Jack they handle any kind of water. I was in my 12' boat out in wind and waves that I wouldn't dare think of in any other boat.
    Jim
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    Malcolm if you search my company name in the tag...

    Malcolm if you search my company name in the tag line you will find my website. It has photos of a strip built boat and more.
    Jim
  19. Without knowing the tools at your beck and call...

    Without knowing the tools at your beck and call this is the way I would do it.
    Draw the profile on the end then on the table saw starting from the outside in cut successive kerfs that just touch the...
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    Mikkel that is a sweet looking ax you designed...

    Mikkel that is a sweet looking ax you designed and your friend executed it beautifully.
    Jim
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    I've done a few caned seats for adirondack guide...

    I've done a few caned seats for adirondack guide boats, it is not hard but it is tedious you are right. There are two types of caning, hand and prewoven pressed caning. I've only done the hand caning...
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    Sticky: I'm not posting 'cause I'm speechless. But I'm...

    I'm not posting 'cause I'm speechless. But I'm watching and learning. I like how the vise turned out, and the chisel plane, etc.
    Can't remember all but have you ever done a tool box to scale to...
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    Here is a knock down bench I built about 15 years...

    Here is a knock down bench I built about 15 years ago.

    http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m628/boatman53/c9167c9e.jpg

    http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m628/boatman53/9b55bedd.jpg
    ...
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    Here's mine two inches thick five inches wide and...

    Here's mine two inches thick five inches wide and beveled so it doesn't get in the way.

    http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m628/boatman53/workbench/97a60c30.jpg

    Jim
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    Sticky: Those are nice Ralph. I have one very similar to...

    Those are nice Ralph. I have one very similar to those. I'd love to make a special sized one in bronze. But I'm not up to that task yet. I love seeing the things you've made and am interested in...
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