A learning from the mallet swap, I suggest including your forum ID as well as your full name.
Yeah, good call!A learning from the mallet swap, I suggest including your forum ID as well as your full name.
Jean, do you want name and address with the photo email or separate?
Take a look at this video. The fellow has a creative way to make the mortise - a two piece face assembly. One piece has a dado for the beam and the other piece is a rectangle glued on to complete the face.And if anyone has any advise for making a through mortise that is square, straight and has flat insides, I'm all ears (or eyes in this case)
Too many unknows. Stainless steel comes in many grades, as does what you call generic steel.A few questions about cutting wheels.
- Does Stainless Steel get harder than generic steel when hardened. in other words, if using a washer as a cutting wheel, is SS better?
I think the wheel can be fixed. This is not going to dull as fast as if it were used for cutting. As you state, it can be loosened and rotated.A few questions about cutting wheels.
- Does the wheel need to rotate when scoring a board, or is the idea that you can just loosen the screw and rotate it when one spot gets a bit dull? Getting it to be 100% stable and still rotate is a bit of a challenge.
The rules said to make a physical mark on the wood, so if it is scoring the wood, it sounds fine. It is still a cut, just a light cut.A few questions about cutting wheels.
- How sharp does it need to be? Sharp enough to score hardwoods or sharp like a chisel that actually cuts wood?
I would only use a drill press to hold an insert square to the wood while I rotate the chuck by hand. It is crazy to spin it onto the wood. As you mentioned, too easy for this to become a knuckle buster or a projectile. It is also possible for the insert to be askew.That move on the drill press was iffy. I was waiting for than rig to spin around and bust a knuckle.
Don't know if I like that knife blade hanging out there for my clumbsy fingers to grap onto.
But a great video.....he must have seen my scrap pile.
Too many unknows. Stainless steel comes in many grades, as does what you call generic steel.
Certain grades are harder than others.
It is rare to see any hint of grade in a big box stores selling stainless steel washers.
I think the wheel can be fixed. This is not going to dull as fast as if it were used for cutting. As you state, it can be loosened and rotated.
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Think I'd wanna see that one done a few times before I tried it.trc65 said:I
It reminds me of an experiment the MythBusters did. Dip your hand in water and then quickly dip it in (and out of) a vat of molten lead - no burns! The water vaporizes creating an insulating blanket around your hand. Granted it only insulates for a VERY short period of time, but it does work.