Woodworkers Discuss Thanksgiving, Tools and Adaptable Woodshops: Woodchat Transcript November 23, 2011

The day before Thanksgiving woodworkers got together on twitter to meet, discuss, problem solve, and encourage. Many thinks to the Woodchat team that made this happen while I was celebrating with family. Special thinks to @Tumblewood for the transcript.

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Woodchat Transcript November 23, 2011 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern

@dividedlight Hey everyone. I’m in for the thanksgiving edition of woodchat. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy Welcome @dividedlight! #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy @MansFineFurn That looks like a great sander! I’m thinking of a combo belt/disc unit #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy Anybody working on holiday gift projects? #woodchat

@woodbard Good evening. #woodchat

@sharpendwood Hey #woodchat, I’ll be around as much as I can

@MansFineFurn I use the lathe for disc sanding on the rare occasion I need to do it. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy I am working on several cutting boards and jewelry boxes for the holidays #woodchat

@Seanw78 Hello all, What are we thankful for? #occupywoodshop #woodchat

@Tumblewood Sorry I’m late #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy Greetings @woodbard! #woodchat

@mamader Hey all! #woodchat

@dividedlight @MansFineFurn Hmm. I have a lathe. What sort of attachment for that? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr @WoodworkGuy I’m making boxes that go to a gallery in Japan for gifts. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy Able to get back into my shop after surgery in October RT @Seanw78: Hello all, What are we thankful for? #occupywoodshop #woodchat

@thewoodninja What’s on the plate tonight fellas? #woodchat

@Tumblewood I’m thankful I built my shop with a crawlspace!! It allows me to reroute electric and DC when I move machines #woodchat

@Tumblewood Good evening @mamader #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy @DJOfurnituremkr NICE I’m sure the recipients will say ” Domo arigato! ” #woodchat

@HighRockWW Putting a whole pig in the smoker right now…so I will be in and out tonight. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn @dividedlight make your own platen (turn a flat disc), stick the disc on, then U can build a raised table and clamp it on the bed #woodchat

@Tumblewood Definitely a good connection there, Dale #woodchat

@asliceofwood Hows everyone doing? #woodchat

@LaMacchiaDesign #woodchat what’s up everyone?

@thewoodninja @HighRockWW I’m cooking a turkey in my cajun microwave tomorrow #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy @HighRockWW YUM! I’ll be by tomorrow… #woodchat

@Tumblewood I need to bring the Xmas tree in after this. #woodchat

@Tumblewood I took the week off and am almost done with the top on my Roubo. #woodchat

@dividedlight @MansFineFurn Excellent tip, really appreciate that one. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy Probably do that this weekend. RT @Tumblewood: I need to bring the Xmas tree in after this. #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks Hello there #woodchat! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn @MansFineFurn @dividedlight you can also just use a circle of MDF #woodchat

@woodbard @DJOfurnituremkr KUDOS, Dale, for trying to set record straight. Thankful for that. #woodchat

@Tumblewood Scott!! Welcome! #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy NICE! A great accomplishment! RT @Tumblewood: I took the week off and am almost done with the top on my Roubo. #woodchat

@JimAAshley Hi folks #woodchat

@sharpendwood RT @woodbard: @DJOfurnituremkr KUDOS, Dale, for trying to set record straight. Thankful for that. #woodchat

@asliceofwood I’ve already had thanksgiving diner, got to work tomorrow. Anyone doing special stuff? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr Tomorrow I hope to get some studio time in. Most of today was spent waiting for AT&T and reading blog comments. #woodchat

@mamader New door going in this week where we normally put the xmas tree. gotta wait till next weekend for that. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn @Tumblewood Didn’t look like you took the week off, you looked like you were working pretty hard!! πŸ˜‰ #woodchat

@Tumblewood I’m really happy that this pointed out some weaknesses in my shop layout #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke Hello, #woodchat. Looks like things are rolling already. How are everyone’s projects coming along?

@asliceofwood @Tumblewood we already set our tree up #woodchat

@Tumblewood @DJOfurnituremkr This has been quite the day for that #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr @woodbard Thanks Al. Seeing who the new target audience is really irritated me so I had to do something. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @DyamiPlotke Hey Dyami! #woodchat

@woodbard @DyamiPlotke Hi, Dyami. My main project was getting my back in shape. Almost there. #woodchat

@mamader @Tumblewood I always find it interesting how we evolve our shops as we grow with our projects #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks I’m hoping to get into the shop and start a couple hand planes. Wanting to get a final version of my block plane available! #woodchat

@Tumblewood Great interview with @rudemechanic by @Woodwhisperer. Releasing next week on the free site. #woodchat

@woodbard @DJOfurnituremkr GREAT effort! Congrats – you’ve had LOTS of support from the community!!! #woodchat

@JC_McGrath Evening all #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke @Tumblewood what was wrong w/ the layout? #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy I’m planning to get into the shop Friday – Sunday and start milling for jewelry box projects #woodchat #occupywoodshop

@Tumblewood @SMeekWoodworks Tell Greg I’m gonna buy his Woodpecker rule #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke @Tumblewood howdy, Vic! #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy Hello all who recently entered #woodchat!

@dividedlight @Tumblewood looking forward to that. #woodchat

@woodbard @WoodworkGuy I *must* make seven (7!) jewelry boxes for seven (7!) granddaughters… #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke @woodbard hope it shapes up quickly, Al. #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks @Tumblewood Yeah! How cool is that thing? Pretty exciting around the shop today. #woodchat

@Tumblewood So, what would everyone like to address tonight? We don’t have an official subject. #woodchat

@sharpendwood @SmeekWoodworks Got a peek at Jesse James shop last night on american chopper. Maybe your plane will make an appearance πŸ™‚ #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr @SMeekWoodworks Jesse was on American Chopper last night. He was in his shop at a router table, I was looking for your plane. #woodchat

@woodbard @DyamiPlotke Thanks – almost there, in time to #occupyshop πŸ™‚ #woodchat

@Tumblewood Since I’ve been reorganizing my machines, that is on my mind #woodchat

@LaMacchiaDesign #woodchat in Santa Cruz, CA for the holiday. Close to my old home in Marin. Good to be back in Cali.

@WoodworkGuy Sounds like my production schedule RT @woodbard: I *must* make seven (7!) jewelry boxes for seven (7!) granddaughters… #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks @sharpendwood Nice, I’ll have to check that out. #woodchat

@thewoodninja I’m finishing a custom dresser & 2 end tables this week then starting a slant front secretary next week. Tiger maple & makore. #woodchat

@sharpendwood @DJOfurnituremkr Ha beat you to it! πŸ™‚ #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke With any luck, I’ll have rough wiring & the base insulation done in the shop this weekend. #woodchat

@sduffy68 Good evening everyone! #woodchat

@Tumblewood @WoodworkGuy lol..you’d better get on that! #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy @DyamiPlotke that will be nice with winter setting in… #occupywoodshop #woodchat

@JC_McGrath Shortening my upper cabinets that I made too tall #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr @sharpendwood I type slow πŸ˜‰ #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke @thewoodninja sounds like you’re a busy ninja. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @DyamiPlotke @Underscore_Funk is making good progress on his shop/basement remodel. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy @Tumblewood Tell me about it. Build two last year. Now EVERYBODY wants one. #woodchat

@woodbard @JC_McGrath Ouch! BTDT – best wishes, Jon. #woodchat

@Tumblewood I type all the time, so I’m fast. #woodchat

@thewoodninja @DyamiPlotke Just wish I could charge more & work less! #woodchat

@Tumblewood Plus, I’m using the #woodchat on Tweetchat and don’t have to type the #woodchat #woodchat

@woodbard @Tumblewood I am only half-fast…say that fast LOL #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke @WoodworkGuy yeah. I had to put my bench build on hold. The shop has needed insulation for years. About time I did it. #woodchat

@sduffy68 What is the topic tonight? #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy LOL RT @woodbard: @Tumblewood I am only half-fast…say that fast LOL #woodchat

@Tumblewood @thewoodninja Have you figured out an “hourly rate”? #woodchat

@JC_McGrath @woodbard not any fun but hey still shop time making the best of it #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr @thewoodninja Charge more & work less. I think I heard that somewhere before πŸ˜‰ #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy @DyamiPlotke Ya can build the bench this winter in a WARM, electrified shop! #occupywoodshop #woodchat

@Tumblewood @sduffy68 I was actually asking what everyone would like to address. You? #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke @Tumblewood @Underscore_Funk yes he is. Hopefully my simpler wall design will let me leapfrog him. #woodchat

@woodbard @JC_McGrath True – that’s the best part, for sure! #woodchat

@thewoodninja @Tumblewood Yeah but it’s very difficult to get here in South Louisiana. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn I was going to suggest this as a topic: pricing and labor rate RT @Tumblewood: @thewoodninja Have you figured out an “hourly rate” #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks It’s great to see things busy on here tonight! Glad it’s been brought back. #woodchat

@woodbard @DJOfurnituremkr Perzacktly! That is the key to narrowing clientele to a few high-paying jobs. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke @thewoodninja why not? Increase you price until the workload slows to what you want it to be. #woodchat

@thewoodninja @DJOfurnituremkr All I want is an honest weeks pay for an honest days work… #woodchat

@woodbard RT @DyamiPlotke: @thewoodninja why not? Increase you price until the workload slows to what you want it to be. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke @sduffy68 we seem to be going random, though shop activity has come up a bit. #woodchat

@Tumblewood I just got the new Woodwork magazine. I haven’t had a chance to read yet, but amazing articles. #woodchat

@sduffy68 @ tumblewood If there isn’t a current topic; I’d like to ask about a good set of chisels. My budget is limited with the holidays. #woodchat

@dividedlight @MansFineFurn That would be a good topic. #woodchat

@HighRockWW @WoodworkGuy good stuff! #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson What’s the topic tonight. I just remembered woodchat #woodchat

@woodbard Never figured out the “per hour” rate thing. Never bothered with it. #woodchat

@thewoodninja @DyamiPlotke LOL. It’s just difficult to find the balance between getting what the work is worth & keeping food on the table #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks @sduffy68 I’ve heard a lot of good about the Narex chisels #woodchat

@JimAAshley @sduffy68 I like so far the Narex ones Lee Valley is selling #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy It’s all supply and demand. You SUPPLY the products and DEMAND they pay for them…. #woodchat

@woodbard @sduffy68 What will you use the chisels for? #woodchat

@sharpendwood @woodbard How do you charge then? #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks @sduffy68 Also, I love the couple of the new Stanley Sweetheart chisels I’ve gotten. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @DyamiPlotke That’s the way to do it. Add your overhead costs, figure in a decent wage and then play with the formula from there #woodchat

@mamader @sduffy68 I bought a set of pfeils earlier this year, love them! #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson @woodbard Figuring out the per hour for something I built in my shop scares me. #woodchat

@dividedlight @woodbard I still worry that the economy is slow. I know high priced trades people with no work. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr @Tumblewood Check out the editors note. You should submit your Gretchens cradle. I’m submitting the Autumn table. #woodchat

@HighRockWW #woodchat ok pigs on… What we talking about? http://t.co/sJxwZW1c

@JimAAshley Good point.. Narex has bench bevel and mortise ones.RT @woodbard: @sduffy68 What will you use the chisels for? #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke @sduffy68 since I took Carabini’s Chisel seminar at #WIA11, I can’t decide what a good set of chisels is. #woodchat

@woodbard @sharpendwood One table: $3K and up, depending on details. Could be as high as $7K or $8K, depending on stuff. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @mamader Nice..those are supposed to be very well made #woodchat

@MansFineFurn @woodbard I set price based on estimated time to complete, work until it’s done, poorly tracking hours -always more than est #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson I seriously need to upgrade chisels I have a set of Buck Bros. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy Pricing RT @HighRockWW: #woodchat ok pigs on… What we talking about? http://t.co/agkTKkHh

@HighRockWW @SMeekWoodworks are you in Asheville for thanksgiving? #woodchat

@dividedlight @sduffy68 I’ve seen a lot on chisels lately. Everyone loves narex. I use them too. #woodchat

@sduffy68 My currents are Stanley FatMax, please don’t laugh. I know its time to step up!!! #woodchat

@woodbard Mortise chisels => Ray Iles #woodchat

@Tumblewood @benjamenjohnson Honestly, my old Marples are not bad chisels #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke @Tumblewood that’s how we run a profitable business at work. #woodchat Knowing overhead is Key.

@woodbard RT @Tumblewood: @benjamenjohnson Honestly, my old Marples are not bad chisels #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks @HighRockWW Yup. Unable to make it back to see family this year, and Lori is working Friday. #woodchat

@JimAAshley Just be prepared to work on the Narex ones… flatten and hone #woodchat

@MansFineFurn I use LN chisels, awesome, but pricey. Hear the new stanleys are close in quality, same style exactly #woodchat

@Tumblewood @woodbard I really don’t see me buying Mortise chisels anytime soon. I have a router for that! ;o) #woodchat

@sduffy68 Wow this chat comes at 100mph!!! Thanks for all the responses. The Narex have been on my radar, so sounds positive. #woodchat

@thewoodninja Cooking my Thx giving bird tomorrow in my shop made cajun microwave. Hope you all have a great turkey day BTW! #woodchat

@mamader @Tumblewood The Pfeils are very well made and hold their edge very well. Worth the $$$ #woodchat

@Tumblewood @JimAAshley That’s a must for most brands #woodchat

@MansFineFurn @DyamiPlotke and getting good estimates of time (I put in alot more hrs than I estimate up front) #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke RT @Tumblewood @DyamiPlotke Thats the way 2 do it Add overhead costs figure in a decent wage & then play w/ the formula from there #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks @MansFineFurn Yup, just take more time flattening the backs on the Stanleys #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson @Tumblewood My buck bros aren’t horrible either, they just aren’t very hard so I have to touch them up often #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy We’re brining the bird overnight. It’ll hit the oven tomorrow #woodchat

@Tumblewood @thewoodninja I’m hoping to have most of my time in the shop. #woodchat

@Morton @RenaissanceWW and I are reviewing the Narex mortise chisels. Will be out in a month, but I think he’s already worked w/them #woodchat

@HighRockWW @SMeekWoodworks you guys are welcome to come up, we have a big group of who ever shows up. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke @woodbard @Tumblewood @benjamenjohnson I have old Marples. They’re solid, good chisels. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @WoodworkGuy That’s a tasty way to cook one. #woodchat

@JimAAshley @Tumblewood exactly. I know some like LN are “ready to go”, other brands need to be worked. #woodchat

@Tumblewood Anyone have flow issues in the shop? #woodchat

@Tumblewood @Morton I still need to catch up on your Highland spots #woodchat

@woodbard @Tumblewood Most people don’t – but sometimes they are a good back-up. Most stuff I use FMT and Super FMT. #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks @Tumblewood I don’t have enough room in my personal shop to have flow issues. lol #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson @Tumblewood You mean like I can;t flow over to that side of the shop because there’s junk in my way? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn @Tumblewood Anyone NOT have flow issues? #woodchat

@Tumblewood @Morton I need to catch up on your Highland spots #woodchat

@woodbard @Tumblewood Flow as in…? DC? #woodchat

@mamader @Tumblewood yeah, definite flow issues in my shop. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr I like my LN’s but still prefer Japanese a bit more. #woodchat

@sduffy68 @woodbard My primary uses are cleaning joints; dovetails and box joints. I intend to start on M&T’s in the near future too. #woodchat

@sharpendwood RT @MansFineFurn: @Tumblewood Anyone NOT have flow issues? #woodchat

@asliceofwood I know the feeling. RT @benjamenjohnson: @Tumblewood You mean like I can;t flow over to that side of the shop because theres junk #woodchat

@Tumblewood @SMeekWoodworks LOL..I’m sorry, Scott..you deserve a nice space. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn @rudemechanic did a review of the stanley sweethearts not too long ago, they didn’t need much work either (@sduffy68) #woodchat

@woodbard @sduffy68 All hand-cut DTs and box joints? #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson I got a bagster for remodeling my bathroom, I’ve been using it to through out a bunch of materials I haven’t touched in years. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @asliceofwood well..I moved my BS and drum sander and will be moving my TS and jointer a bit. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke @MansFineFurn yeah. Pay attention to how long it took last time so you’ll know for next time. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @asliceofwood all to accommodate longer stock #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks @Tumblewood Honestly, it’s not bad. I just need to build a bench! Luckily, I have a great place at GPD I can work in when I need #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson Cleaning out some of the junk helps, but there’s never enough room! #woodchat

@asliceofwood @Tumblewood I have my ts right in the middle of the shop. I’m thinking I need to almost move it closer to one side #woodchat

@sduffy68 @woodbard yes handcut or hand gnawed take your pick. But I am improving!!! #woodchat

@thewoodninja @benjamenjohnson AMEN! #woodchat

@Tumblewood @DyamiPlotke Hours Tracker is a really good app for tracking time and expense. #woodchat

@JimAAshley My piles of stuff just seem to migrate from one spot to another lol #woodchat

@asliceofwood @benjamenjohnson I keep trying to clean junk out, but more junk appears. From where, I don’t know. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn @DyamiPlotke every job a bit different so far, and paying attention to the hrs put in (without counting diversions) is tough #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke I must step away for a few minutes. Please continue chatting. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @asliceofwood I actually moved the BS off the wall and into the center with the TS #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks I actually prefer my current 300 sq ft shop to my past 4k sq ft shop. #woodchat

@Tumblewood I can resaw 12′ boards now. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr I work in a space under 200sf and it actually works very for me and the type of work I do. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn @Tumblewood Thanks, I’ll look at that one! #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson As for flow, I’ve implemented a clear the bench policy before I leave the shop. It’s nice having a clean bench at least #woodchat

@asliceofwood @Tumblewood I need to get a bs. Just a good one that will last a long time #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks @asliceofwood Shop gremlins. They are tricky little turds. #woodchat

@thewoodninja I’m finding that excluding horizontal surfaces in my shop is helping me to put things back where they go throughout the day #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke @MansFineFurn track the steps. Most different projects still are made up by similar steps. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @asliceofwood I have the Rikon Deluxe…it’s a nice machine for the money #woodchat

@JimAAshley Same here RT @asliceofwood: @Tumblewood I need to get a bs. Just a good one that will last a long time #woodchat

@MansFineFurn @Tumblewood how often to you see needing to resaw 12′ ers? #woodchat

@sleepydogwood Hey guys I almost forgot woodchat tonight #woodchat

@asliceofwood They hide in dusty corners. RT @SMeekWoodworks: @asliceofwood Shop gremlins. They are tricky little turds. #woodchat

@thewoodninja @DyamiPlotke very good point #woodchat

@asliceofwood @Tumblewood what size? #woodchat

@dividedlight @DyamiPlotke @MansFineFurn Do you guys add in for non shop time like design, gettng materials, looking at projects? #woodchat

@Tumblewood I would probably get a 17″ Griz now..but, this will do. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson @asliceofwood you and me, and all of us! It must breed! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn @DyamiPlotke true, I’ve done a ton of project management and do break it down, just never stick to allotted times (perfectionist) #woodchat

@JimAAshley @sleepydogwood howdy #woodchat

@woodbard WTH! TweetChat keeps knocking me out. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @asliceofwood I have the 12″ ..12″ resaw cap #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks @dividedlight YES! Always. #woodchat

@thewoodninja I don’t have shop gremlins. My shop is too full of shop mice & shop snakes #woodchat

@woodbard May be I am typing too fast? LOL #woodchat

@Tumblewood My entire shop is geared around a 12″ capacity #woodchat

@asliceofwood Knock it back, show it whos boss. RT @woodbard: WTH! TweetChat keeps knocking me out. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @woodbard Not having that problem, Al #woodchat

@JimAAshley my biggest problem in my shop is ceiling height, just over 6′. (house built in 1860) so 14″ bandsaw is prob max for me #woodchat

@asliceofwood @Tumblewood i’m interested in the resaw cap. I want to buy more rough lumber to mill up. #woodchat

@sharpendwood Oh crap, inlaws here #woodchat

@MansFineFurn I’d be interested to know if anyone would be interested in doing a peer review of time/cost estimates for each other’s projects? #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson @thewoodninja You need a shop cat #woodchat

@woodbard @asliceofwood LOL – anyone else having similar problem? #woodchat

@sduffy68 On the bandsaw topic, anyone have the grizzly 14″ extreme? That’s the one I’m considering after the first of the year (tax time). #woodchat

@sleepydogwood I wish I could resaw 12″ but 6 is all can di #woodchat

@asliceofwood @JimAAshley thats tight to flip lumber around, i’d hit the ceiling all the time #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks @thewoodninja Shop snakes. Sounds like all kinds of excitement! #woodchat

@Tumblewood When I first started looking at shop set up..I research bd ft costs and there is a big jump after 12″ stock #woodchat

@JimAAshley @asliceofwood Yeah, I have to watch what I’m doing for sure. #woodchat

@sduffy68 @woodbard no typing fast is never a problem for me. One finger at a time. #woodchat

@kdwmson Hello all. First time to actually connect as versus reading after the fact #woodchat

@MansFineFurn @JimAAshley same here. built an addition, dug deeper (with alot of added drainage since I went below the 100yr flood line) #woodchat

@mamader @sduffy68 I have the G0555P which I believe the extreme is based off of, but with a few added features. I reaally like it #woodchat

@thewoodninja @SMeekWoodworks You have NO idea! Found the last snake in my Stanley Vidmar as I reached in for pocket hole screws! #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy Welcome! RT @kdwmson: Hello all. First time to actually connect as versus reading after the fact #woodchat

@Tumblewood @Tumblewood the biggest $$ machine was my jointer. I got the 12″ Griz G0609X #woodchat

@JimAAshley @sduffy68 I like the Grizzly stuff, for bs, i’d also check out Rikon, heard good things. I also use tax time to fund shop upgrade. #woodchat

@sduffy68 @kdwmson welcome to the madness. #woodchat

@woodbard @kdwmson Hi, Kevin! We are practically neighbors! Near St Joseph here. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn @sduffy68 Yes, I like mine, it’s done everything I asked of it so far (I don’t baby my tools…get the riser #woodchat

@kdwmson Thanks woodwork guy #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy YIKES! RT @thewoodninja: @SMeekWoodworks Found the last snake in my Stanley Vidmar as I reached in for pocket hole screws! #woodchat

@kdwmson @sduffy68 thanks #woodchat

@sleepydogwood I finally got a D8 and for 5$ #woodchat

@kdwmson @woodbard Thanks. St. Joe not far. Good friend from there. #woodchat

@asliceofwood @kdwmson welcome!!! enjoy the night with us! #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy Speed reading and typing helps in #woodchat

@Tumblewood @WoodworkGuy I’d hurt myself if there was a snake in the shop #woodchat

@dividedlight @sleepydogwood same here. I’ve been thinking of adding the riser block to increase capacity. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson @thewoodninja you have a Vidmar? nice! #woodchat

@JimAAshley @MansFineFurn nice! If I do an addition at some point, will remember that. Lots of old houses here in new england. #woodchat

@asliceofwood still can’t read fast enough. RT @WoodworkGuy: Speed reading and typing helps in #woodchat

@Tumblewood @sleepydogwood What is a D8? #woodchat

@thewoodninja @MansFineFurn I like your time/cost idea. Would be interesting to compare based on local as well #woodchat

@sduffy68 @MansFineFurn yea the riser is a must! How is the miter gauge quality? #woodchat

@dividedlight @SMeekWoodworks I’m not changing enough then. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy Something would be hurt in mine… RT @Tumblewood: @WoodworkGuy I’d hurt myself if there was a snake in the shop #woodchat

@woodbard @dividedlight Adding riser block, at what HP? #woodchat

@thewoodninja @benjamenjohnson it was free. I love it but would never pay the money. $1800 for the one I have. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn @JimAAshley i’d build a barn if I had enough land #woodchat

@Tumblewood @sduffy68 I wanted to avoid riser blocks..so, went with Rikon #woodchat

@sleepydogwood I have a ridget BS so I just got sure how well a riser performs on them not much info #woodchat

@dividedlight @sduffy68 I own that bandsaw. #woodchat

@sduffy68 @woodbard 1.5 hp #woodchat

@asliceofwood Dreams RT @MansFineFurn: @JimAAshley id build a barn if I had enough land #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy There are also books, like “Pricing Your Work” out there for reference #woodchat

@JimAAshley @MansFineFurn there you go! I would too… or at least some sort of ext off of garage #woodchat

@dividedlight @woodbard Hmm. 1.0 to 1.5 I think. 14″ grizzly #woodchat

@MansFineFurn @sduffy68 it’s ok, rarely use it, but it seems solid, no slop #woodchat

@woodbard @Tumblewood I would suggest Not adding riser blocks, if possible. But sometimes it is a quick solution. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy The Grizzly Band Saw? RT @dividedlight: @sduffy68 I own that bandsaw. #woodchat

@sduffy68 @Tumblewood the rikon has been on my list too, but i read a few negative reviews. maybe i should revisit #woodchat

@asliceofwood @WoodworkGuy I always guess a price and hope the customer takes the bite #woodchat

@woodbard @dividedlight What do you plan to resaw? HP might limit what you can resaw. That, and blade. #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks National average shop rate for cabinet shops is $57.34 an hour, FWIW #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy @asliceofwood Don’t underestimate your time and talent, though. #woodchat

@JC_McGrath β€œ@Tumblewood: @sleepydogwood What is a D8? #woodchat” ? Same question what is a D8?

@asliceofwood @woodworkguy but usually it is almost close enough to be ok, getting better on pricing #woodchat

@Tumblewood @WoodworkGuy I believe the 17″ Griz BS can resaw 12″ #woodchat

@mamader @woodbard I don’t have a riser block on mine, been debating it. Doubt I buy another BS for a long time, so if i ever do any resaw #woodchat

@sleepydogwood I have used to rikon it’s a nice saw but adjusting and changing blades are a pain #woodchat

@copedog @SMeekWoodworks Where did you find the $57.34 figure? I am curioius.. Thanks for the stats.. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy That would be handy… RT @Tumblewood: @WoodworkGuy I believe the 17″ Griz BS can resaw 12″ #woodchat

@asliceofwood @WoodworkGuy i did that at the beginning, but getting better at it. I don’t want to sell myself short #woodchat

@Tumblewood @SMeekWoodworks Good info!! #woodchat

@sduffy68 @woodbard on the rikon the resaw capacity is the same as adding a riser. what’s the difference? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn @SMeekWoodworks wow, that’s good money, too bad I put in 10X the work I estimate…probably like $4/hr πŸ˜‰ #woodchat

@Tumblewood RT @SMeekWoodworks: National average shop rate for cabinet shops is $57.34 an hour, FWIW< @JC_McGrath @sleepydogwood I have the Rikon 18″ and loving it #woodchat

@woodbard @Tumblewood I have the Grizzly 17″, and 12 inch is capacity. It is rare that I have to go that wide. #woodchat

@dividedlight @woodbard I mostly rip skins for exterior doors which it handles fine without the block. Turning blanks could use more height. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @sduffy68 stability. it’s all one piece on the Rikon #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks @copedog A professional cabinet maker magazine does a survey every couple years. #woodchat

@woodbard @sduffy68 HP may be the biggest difference. 2HP or more for the larger machines. #woodchat

@kdwmson @asliceofwood I guess more than anything also. Have learned it takes at least twice as long as I think! #woodchat

@sleepydogwood Woodcraft has a great price on them this month #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks @copedog Unfortunately, my mind is blanking on the name. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @woodbard I wish I’d bought the Griz 17″, because of curve work #woodchat

@mamader Riser block on the 14″ griz will give 12 inch, otherwise it is 6″ #woodchat

@copedog @SMeekWoodworks Custom Woodworking Business? I used to have a subs.. #woodchat

@asliceofwood @kdwmson oh yeah. I have started adding a little bit of extra time to the guesstimate quote #woodchat

@theboisshop Damn, I’m tardy tonight. #woodchat

@sduffy68 @woodbard @tumblewood excellent points about stability and HP. Thanks! #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy Welcome! Better late than never… RT @theboisshop: Damn, I’m tardy tonight. #woodchat

@mamader @Tumblewood Vic, that rikon isn’t good for curve work? #woodchat

@Tumblewood I hogged through a 12″ 6×6 timber today with a 3tpi Timberwolf blade…1.5HP #woodchat

@asliceofwood @theboisshop never too late #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson Anybody going to any Black Friday Sales like Rockler? Or are you going to hide in your shop? #woodchat

@JimAAshley @theboisshop Hi Rob, welcome #woodchat

@sduffy68 @theboisshop detention hall for a week #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy Yes indeed! RT @sduffy68: @woodbard @tumblewood excellent points about stability and HP. Thanks! #woodchat

@Tumblewood @theboisshop Funny, you don’t LOOK tardy..VH #woodchat

@woodbard @Tumblewood Curve work using a 12-inch capacity? Or just for curve work? #woodchat

@Tumblewood @mamader not a big enough table for larger pieces #woodchat

@MansFineFurn @benjamenjohnson SHOP #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks @copedog CabinetMaker magazine: http://t.co/UgAeKcCJ #woodchat

@JimAAshley @benjamenjohnson hide, I have Christmas gifts to work on. #woodchat

@theboisshop I do some pretty good curve work with my Rikon 14″ and a 1/4″ 10 TPI blade #woodchat

@Tumblewood @benjamenjohnson Hiding in the shop #woodchat

@mamader @Tumblewood ahhh….. Thought about making a larger table for it? #woodchat

@sleepydogwood @Tumblewood @smeekwoodworks My uncle lower his to 35 and still went out of business last month #woodchat

@asliceofwood does HP matter on the bs’s? #woodchat

@Tumblewood @theboisshop ? you have the same as me the 12″ deluxe, right? #woodchat

@thewoodninja Gotta go early tonight guys. Thx. I enjoyed it while it lasted. Happy Thanksgiving to you all! #woodchat

@Tumblewood @theboisshop plus, I’m talking really big pieces. the 12″ table cap is limiting #woodchat

@JimAAshley @thewoodninja have a good one, happy Thanksgiving! #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy Take care @thewoodninja Happy Turkey Weekend! #woodchat

@woodbard @thewoodninja To you too, Kenny! Have a great one!!! #woodchat

@asliceofwood @thewoodninja have a good one #woodchat

@mamader @asliceofwood depends on what you are wanting to do. I have a 1hp on my 14″ and with a good blade I can resaw with it #woodchat

@Tumblewood @asliceofwood not according to Michael Fortune. you can resaw fine with a 1/2 HP. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson I thought about it, but I hate crowds. Plus I have a shower surround I gotta install. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @thewoodninja Happy T Day #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks My best advice related to pricing: Keep your overhead as low as humanly possible. Don’t go into debt. #woodchat

@sduffy68 @thewoodninja Happy Thanksgiving!!! #woodchat

@sleepydogwood He was paying 900$ in rent on his shop he was doing bids but would only get 1 out of 25 #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy GREAT advice these days! RT @SMeekWoodworks: Keep your overhead as low as humanly possible. Don’t go into debt. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @SMeekWoodworks word…out of pocket only. Never debt. especially in this economy #woodchat

@mamader @asliceofwood A good blade is more important then HP…… But HP helps #woodchat

@asliceofwood I’m thinking a do it all bs. What kind of hp? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn @Tumblewood all about the feed rate @asliceofwood If you go too fast, a lower hp will bog down, but you can do it #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW What up #woodchat, just gave new life to an old moulding plane in an HTS demo, what did I miss?

@SMeekWoodworks @sleepydogwood Yeah, it’s a tough market for sure. #woodchat

@asliceofwood @mamader whats the best size blade? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr @SMeekWoodworks I’m so happy I have very low overhead. #woodchat

@asliceofwood @MansFineFurn yeah that makes sense #woodchat

@Tumblewood @MansFineFurn blows me away, the timbers I have were resawn on BS mill #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy Like a thin kerf blade on a 1.5 HP TS RT @mamader: @asliceofwood A good blade is more important then HP…… But HP helps #woodchat

@JimAAshley @RenaissanceWW Hi Shannon #woodchat

@Tumblewood @asliceofwood for what? #woodchat

@sleepydogwood @thewoodninja happy thanksgiving to you and your family #woodchat

@mamader @asliceofwood Believe it or not, i have resawed with a 1/4″ blade with okay results. I would go with at lest a 1/2″ though #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks @RenaissanceWW One of these days, I really will join the HTS. I drool everytime you announce what you are doing. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson @DJOfurnituremkr I have about 10 feet of overhead πŸ˜‰ #woodchat

@Tumblewood @DJOfurnituremkr Then you are buying enough knuckle bones for Porter! #woodchat

@asliceofwood @Tumblewood curves #woodchat

@JimAAshley Gotta run a bit early tonight folks, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!! #woodchat

@theboisshop @RenaissanceWW Glad you showed up, I’m not the last one now πŸ˜‰ #woodchat

@Tumblewood @RenaissanceWW Nice..thanks for stopping in Teach! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn ditto RT @SMeekWoodworks: @RenaissanceWW One of these days, I really will join the HTS. I drool everytime … #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy Take care Jim. Happy Thanksgiving RT @JimAAshley: Gotta run a bit early tonight folks, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!! #woodchat

@Tumblewood @JimAAshley Night Jim #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr @Tumblewood His thing is Milkbones and Beggin Strips. #woodchat

@mamader @asliceofwood 3/4″ if your BS will truely accept it. (some are speced for it, but they don’t work well) #woodchat

@Tumblewood @asliceofwood 1/4″ is what I use..or 3/8″ depends. #woodchat

@sduffy68 @JimAAshley Happy Thanksgiving!!! #woodchat

@kdwmson I struggle a lot with my bandsaw. Much to learn. Very poor luck resawing. Suggestions for good book? #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW @theboisshop I’m all about making you look good Rob #woodchat

@dividedlight Me too. Shop next to my house. Tools paid for. RT @DJOfurnituremkr: @SMeekWoodworks Im so happy I have very low overhead. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @DJOfurnituremkr my girls have a couple raw knuckle bones I let them chew in the yard for an hour/day #woodchat

@woodbard @WoodworkGuy Same here. Happy Thanksgiving to all. Have a wonderful time with loved ones!!! #woodchat

@asliceofwood I’ll have to look into buying a bs. I feel like my shop would run so much better with one. #woodchat

@mamader @kdwmson keep practicing on it. you will get the hang of it. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn @kdwmson Michael Fortune wrote a good article recently in FWW. He seems to be the BS guru these days #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW @MansFineFurn @SMeekWoodworks hey I’m not going anywhere and it only gets better over time so whenever you’re ready #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson I must be a little slow tonight I just figured out BS is bandsaw. Duh… #woodchat

@Tumblewood @kdwmson get with me after and I’ll find Michael Fortunes set up method..it’s low tension..works very well for me #woodchat

@MansFineFurn @asliceofwood I do almost everything on my BS now that I used to do on the TS. Soon, I will get rid of that TS #woodchat

@mamader @asliceofwood Definitely look into it. Go with at least a 14″ with 1HP. Bigger if your budget will allow. #woodchat

@JC_McGrath Lots to do in the am for t-day, goodnight all. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, great chat tonight. #woodchat

@asliceofwood @benjamenjohnson lol its ok #woodchat

@MansFineFurn @benjamenjohnson BS is something else too, we don’t tolerate it here though πŸ˜‰ #woodchat

@sleepydogwood @mamader @asliceofwood mine says it will but I have never tried one #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW @MansFineFurn been more than 2 years w/o a TS and my BS hasn’t stuttered yet. Love the extra space too #woodchat

@Tumblewood @RenaissanceWW Shannon..can you send me another email? I keep forgetting to pay my tuition #woodchat

@asliceofwood It seems safer than having a TS as well. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy @JC_McGrath Take care JC Happy Thanksgiving! #woodchat

@sduffy68 Any of the bloggers care to be a mentor for a wannabe blogger? I am trying to start one and just looking for general guidance. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @RenaissanceWW if I didn’t own a TS already, I’d stick with a couple BSs #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy Yes especially for resawing RT @asliceofwood: It seems safer than having a TS as well. #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW @asliceofwood at least it feels safer and that is all that really matters #woodchat

@MansFineFurn @RenaissanceWW You’re my inspiration for losing the TS… #woodchat

@theboisshop @kdwmson Your bandsaw is worth investing time in fine tuning and getting to know. It will repay you 10x if you do. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @sduffy68 I just set up with Blogger..super easy..not as versatile as Word press, though #woodchat

@asliceofwood @RenaissanceWW you still have a bs? just kidding. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson @sduffy68 What advice are you looking for? #woodchat

@mamader @Tumblewood even TWW said he is using his more now on his latest video #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW @asliceofwood for a while anyway, until I sell it and buy a bigger one! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn Just a matter of time…RT @asliceofwood: @RenaissanceWW you still have a bs? just kidding. #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW @asliceofwood some call the BS the neanderthal’s apprentice #woodchat

@asliceofwood @RenaissanceWW bigger is better, sometimes. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @theboisshop definitely..make sure the wheels are dead on coplaner #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr @sduffy68 Try to make regular posts. I’m terrible with that and need to work on updating more often. #woodchat

@sleepydogwood This is what I have been working on carving of chocolate covered bananas and cheesecakes with nuts #woodchat http://t.co/WHK8CCDs

@Tumblewood @RenaissanceWW I call ALL my corded slaves apprentices #woodchat

@Tumblewood @DJOfurnituremkr I was gonna say. LOL #woodchat

@MKatFWW Quick howdy. Pulled out some apple wood that I cut up about 18 months ago. Using it for drawer fronts on small wall shelf. #woodchat

@mamader a good band saw is indispensable. I started turning recently, and use the band saw a lot in relation to it. #woodchat

@sduffy68 @tumblewood @benjamenjohnson Well I know it sounds ignorant but just where to start. I setup a Blogger site, but need direction. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @DJOfurnituremkr @sduffy68 I only post when I have subject matter. #woodchat

@asliceofwood Must have a full staff. RT @Tumblewood: @RenaissanceWW I call ALL my corded slaves apprentices #woodchat

@theboisshop @RenaissanceWW That reminds me I owe you footage of that frame saw from WIA #woodchat

@Torch02 Sorry to miss #woodchat, I was doing some more work on my shop floor

@MansFineFurn @Tumblewood Its a great perspective, I always feel guilty turning to power, when I could do it by hand, then I think – apprentice #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks @MKatFWW Nice. I need to find some Apple wood blanks big enough for a plane or two one of these days. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson @DJOfurnituremkr @sduffy68 It’s much easier blogging for someone else than yourself. #woodchat

@mamader @sduffy68 just start posting your thoughts and projects. Thats what I do on mine. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn @MKatFWW Love apple wood #woodchat

@Tumblewood @sduffy68 First pick a template and them start designing it. It’s all pretty plug and play on Blogger #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks @Tumblewood Speaking of subject matter… πŸ˜‰ #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW @theboisshop I’m working with a local blacksmith to create some parts to build my own. Totally unnecessary but way cool #woodchat

@dividedlight @mamader Turning is the one area that seems to require more than 6″ BS capacity. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @SMeekWoodworks I’ll post again when I get the top of this Roubo done. #woodchat

@asliceofwood Everyone i’ve got to go. Had fun tonight. Have a great thanksgiving. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson @sduffy68 The platform doesn’t really matter. Write your posts where ever you feel comfortable. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @SMeekWoodworks Hopefully, tomorrow #woodchat

@mamader @dividedlight agreed, I am probably going to have to break down and get the riser block before long. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy Have a great holiday! RT @asliceofwood: Everyone i’ve got to go. Had fun tonight. Have a great thanksgiving. #woodchat

@MKatFWW @MansFineFurn Mine is planing as easily as madrone. Nice smell, too. Very pretty stuff. #woodchat

@Tumblewood @asliceofwood enjoy tomorrow…turkey coma! #woodchat

@Tumblewood @MKatFWW hey Matt #woodchat

@MansFineFurn @MKatFWW never planed madrone, but It’s so silky and sweet #woodchat

@sleepydogwood @MansFineFurn @MKatFWW I have some I am going to use on a strummer back #woodchat

@MKatFWW @Tumblewood howdy. just dipping in for the last few minutes. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson @sduffy68 Here’s one step by step guide to getting started with blogger. #woodchat

@dividedlight @mamader It’s not that expensive so I figured I could take the riser block off if I didn’t like it. #woodchat

@MKatFWW @MansFineFurn madrone works better than the best cherry. it’s a wonderful wood. my favorite. too bad I live in CT. Got to ship it. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr Have a great Thanksgiving everyone! See you next week. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson @sduffy68 Sorry here’s the link: http://t.co/pbwsQYKI #woodchat

@MKatFWW @sleepydogwood @MansFineFurn That sounds nice. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy Back at ya! RT @DJOfurnituremkr: Have a great Thanksgiving everyone! See you next week. #woodchat

@Tumblewood Hey all, thanks again for showing up tonight. I still need to work on another venue. But, my shop time is coming first right now #woodchat

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