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Thanks! It was actually easier than I thought it would be. The main goal is to just stabilize the log for the first cut.
Thanks! I really like the poplar so far. That's a great tip on the Titebond mixture to seal the ends. I should have done a test with a few boards to see how much it was actually needed when air-drying, but since the boards were short to begin with (and the attic gets pretty hot), I didn't want to lose any to checking.
I don't see why not. From what I've read about it, it should (?) split similar to the poplar logs. If you try longer logs, you'd probably need an assistant and an out feed table like you mentioned or maybe a fancier sled. If you want to do a *lot* of logs, you'd probably want to look into the "portable" bandsaw mills. I've helped a friend with his and they're pretty nice.
Thanks! I did end up buying a 3/4" Lenox (just carbon steel) blade that also worked well. I'd love to pick up a carbine one soon!
No, it just dulled it. It makes a pretty noticeable high-pitched sound, so I backed off immediately when I hit it. I was able to resharpen the blade enough to keep going.
Yeah, I wasn't sure if it was "cheating" to use Poplar, but it was certainly easy to split and work with. I'll be testing out some chalk paint recipes on it shortly.
Milling Short Logs on the B...View Instructable »
Thanks! Wow all the stuff you're growing sounds great! We've got about 8 varieties of tomatoes -- Arkansas Traveler and Costoluto Genovese are two of our favorites. Mountain Fresh Plus is a good disease resistant hybrid that was developed here in NC that we grow as well. We've also got 6 varieties of peppers (mix of hot and bell/sweet), two varieties of tomatillos (one is purple), yellow squash, zucchini, corn, watermelons, cucumbers, beans and field peas (much of which we'll direct sow).Out potatoes, lettuce, carrots, and some of the cabbage and broccoli we started are doing well, but we've never had much luck with spinach. We'll have to try the Galilee variety you mentioned though! We've never tried Yacon, but we usually grow a good bit of sweet potatoes. Not sure how they compare. G...see more »Thanks! Wow all the stuff you're growing sounds great! We've got about 8 varieties of tomatoes -- Arkansas Traveler and Costoluto Genovese are two of our favorites. Mountain Fresh Plus is a good disease resistant hybrid that was developed here in NC that we grow as well. We've also got 6 varieties of peppers (mix of hot and bell/sweet), two varieties of tomatillos (one is purple), yellow squash, zucchini, corn, watermelons, cucumbers, beans and field peas (much of which we'll direct sow).Out potatoes, lettuce, carrots, and some of the cabbage and broccoli we started are doing well, but we've never had much luck with spinach. We'll have to try the Galilee variety you mentioned though! We've never tried Yacon, but we usually grow a good bit of sweet potatoes. Not sure how they compare. Good luck with all the plants!
I think we recently ended up with 2 warm bulbs and 2 cooler temperature bulbs in ours though not intentional. Many vegetables will germinate with just the heating mats providing the correct soil temperature. If you notice some leggy tomatoes in the photo above, it's because the tomatoes germinated faster than I could get the lights setup :). Though in the past we've always just setup the lights right after planting the seed.
Thanks! We've been using the lights in the article for about 7 years without any issues for vegetables. We do rotate/shuffle the trays around a bit as the seedlings on the edges will lean in a little. I use T5's in our shop and they are *considerably* brighter than the T8's they replaced, so I think we're going to replace these with the T5 fixture I mentioned above as well.
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I didn't use a diffuser. I did test to get an idea of how far away from the lights the marquee needed to be so that the lighting looked consistent, but 2" was plenty. The marquee I used has a sticky back, so it covered the acrylic.
Thanks! I'm a big fan of the T-molding so far :). I'm hoping to use it on a router table build soon as well.
Thanks! I tried to figure out how to get the most use out of a single one and still have them be easy to make/replace.
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Thanks! Much appreciated!
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I just didn't see that contest, thanks for mentioning it. I was distracted by the "Table Contest" I suppose :).
Hi, sorry I already have a huge back log of projects to build. I can say that the cost for materials was right at $150 + the cost of the leg levelers (which I managed to get on sale). If you don't need the depth for outfeed support, the shelves could be made ~24" deep and save $24 (2 shelves from one 4'x8' piece of MDF). And if you were ok with a ~24" deep top, you could save another $33 by doubling up a 1/2" piece of MDF and going with 1" T-molding. So that puts it under $100 + leg levelers if you need them.
I updated Step #10 - "Routing the Miter Gauge Grooves" with a photo of how my gauge extends off the table saw and a note about increasing the length for a future sled project.
Thanks! Well I might have made it look a little more fun to mill in the video than it actually was, but it really wasn't too bad. Finding "straight-ish" boards at the home improvement store was probably the least fun part.
Haha thanks! Yah, I've gotten used to removing pine straw from my truck that's been banished to the driveway... This is really the only thing I have so far that isn't on a mobile base. So I'll probably do a follow up and make this one mobile as well.
> Why do you need slots for the miter gauge? Does it extend off the saw table, or do you use large sleds?My miter gauge extends about 3" past the table saw edge, so it was either keep the outfeed table below the miter gauge slot or add the groove. The reason I extended them so far was for a future table-saw sled that I wanted to be able to cut 2' + wide panels with.
Thanks! I'm checking yours out now as well. I like all the drawers in yours! Also, your wooden AT-AT is awesome :)
Wooden AT-AT Walker (handmade with common tools!)
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My friend is using it with a 37" board with no problems. If you can find a little wider board (or avoid the rot that I had), then I don't think you'd have any problems.
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