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phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jun 30, 2013 - 10:15pm PT
I have to say, all this talk about blades and saws and such makes me a bit queasy. Sharp things scare me.

But I love looking at ya'alls work.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 30, 2013 - 11:16pm PT
Are you saying you fine tune your joints in the timber framing with one?

I've been using it for log scribe work.
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jul 2, 2013 - 08:19pm PT
some might call it a burnpile.
i call it my vanity.
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
like a ship upon the dirt sea,
i often exercise, here,
Credit: Norwegian

my viking imaginations
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jul 2, 2013 - 08:34pm PT
One of those sticks on yer burnpile's longer than the others, sir woodsman.



Seriously, that looks cool, and a fine use for curved cedar boughs, topped with the Pipes of Pan.


Building inspectors must love you Norwegian...


rSin

Trad climber
calif
Jul 2, 2013 - 08:48pm PT
is there a hinge buried in that weeg?

or do you access the ptrap and angles from the outside???
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jul 2, 2013 - 09:48pm PT
thanks kevin.
like most whom i cross pasts with,
building inspectors walk away wondering of my intent and of my understanding.

rsin,
i exaggerated all the plumbing so you just lift the sink right off the top to access any intestinal issues.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jul 2, 2013 - 09:52pm PT
Did you joint and plane the Cedar boughs to get 'em flat, or just whittle away at 'em caveman style?

Edit: Be careful, there's moss growing on that rig already...
rSin

Trad climber
calif
Jul 2, 2013 - 09:54pm PT
that would mean long supply lines and a very flexible ptrap

dont get me wrong,
it looks great!

i might have doubled up the edge of the surface top but thats just me
and
nobody knows who i am...
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jul 2, 2013 - 09:55pm PT

that was a six-pack project,
i free-handed that shite through the
un-fenced table saw.

rsin my wife will hardi-board
and grout the river stone on top,
to flush out the surface with the sink edge.

getting the iron sink out is like 5.9 crimper.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jul 2, 2013 - 09:56pm PT
No effin' way

Unfenced table saw+arched cedar branches, with bark and stubs+sixer+Norwegian=


Scary
rSin

Trad climber
calif
Jul 2, 2013 - 10:06pm PT
us unliscensed get away with murder...
heh

pull the guard back on a skilsaw
and you can sculpt like its nobodies business!!!

never see us at work?


sam maloof made it his trademark!
a few missing fingertips not withstanding...
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jul 2, 2013 - 10:09pm PT
What's the rating on the sink pull after the grout goes in?


An my skilsaw guard has been wedged back for so long it's rusted in place
treez

Trad climber
99827
Jul 2, 2013 - 11:43pm PT
I remove mine completly, so I can run an 8 1/2 blade for thick bci's or whatever else comes up.
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jul 3, 2013 - 05:36am PT
warbler i think i'll
fix a cam hook 'neath the
sink edge once i grout it.
so it'll be A1 plumbing.
treez

Trad climber
99827
Jul 4, 2013 - 10:41am PT
Like this:

Credit: treez

The saw with the blue cord has an Ace blade that is the largest I've found
with a diamond knockout.

Credit: treez

I use that set-up to cut plates together for extreme accuracy. It gets about 2 and 15 depth of cut so depending on the lumber, sometimes a quick trim with
my knife on the bottom one.

I also have a Big-foot saw (heavy) and a Makita beam-saw (heavier).

I can cut 6x6 in two passes with the skilsaw which is better than dragging out the big boys.

Speaking of spinning carbide, check out my new love:

Credit: treez

I built the extension table and overhead dust collection myself, obviously.
The in-saw dust collection is a dedicated 750cfm Jet unit. The overhead goes to a 6 horse shopvac. I can rip mdf all day without a spec of dust escaping.

Credit: treez

Credit: treez

The left switch controls the Jet DC, the middle switch "arms" the overhead DC to come on with it or not, and the third is a spotlight mounted on the mast.

Credit: treez

This is Ole. Don't be an Ole.

Credit: treez

Stop by sometime.

Credit: treez

FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Jul 4, 2013 - 10:51am PT
Please don't hurt Mr. Bill.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jul 4, 2013 - 11:18am PT
Nice! I'm not a fan of pinned blade guards, but that's just because I built decks for a few years. One accidental set down of a saw with a pinned guard and you're screwed.

The reason I'm replying is to acknowledge the difference from east coast to west coast in regards to circular saws.

I moved to NH with my sweet Bosch worm drive saw. I love it, can run it one handed all day, and it has no cord to get tangled on joists. You plug the cord directly into it. Everyone I've worked with here has talked trash about it because 'its too heavy'. The saw of choice here is a left handed Makita sidewinder. No worm drives to be seen for the most part.

With my crew when push comes to shove and we need to cut beefy lumber, the worm drive is requested. Hopefully I'm changing opinions, because the longer frame on my saw allows for faster, more accurate cuts on sheet goods, and more torque on large cuts.

I wonder why this is, a worm drive was mandatory when I framed in California. Maybe it's due to codes requiring heavier framing because of earthquakes?
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jul 4, 2013 - 11:35am PT
Nice shop, treez, and so clean it makes me nervous! Wish I had that kinda space


Have you seen a Skilsaw 107? It runs a 10 inch blade, and I just missed one on craigslist for 65 bucks. I just learned they're out there, and seems they'd be comparable to a Bigfoot, only less $. I have a Makita beam saw that runs on a modular extruded aluminum track which makes a nice straight rip cut in thick slabs, but it's really too big for 2" to 3 1/2".

Deluxe table saw setup, too...



treez

Trad climber
99827
Jul 4, 2013 - 11:41am PT
I got my first Skilsaw (a 6 1/2) 26 years ago and was immediately taught to pin my guard. So I've NEVER thought it might be there. I have a subconscious connection between my trigger finger, my ear, and the saw. That zone is always hot and treated with care. It gives me the willies when I see someone set a spinning saw down on the blade guard. What if it was stuck with pitch?
Kickback just doesn't happen to me. You can see that coming from a mile away.

Growing up, we cut these things called rafters. The blade guard just won't advance itself on an angled cut smoothly. Holding the guard up creates much more potential danger due to less than ideal body positioning and material handling.

I've always had worm drives. I cut with my right hand and couldn't imagine having to peak over the saw to see my line. I do have a couple sidewinders for when I need to start a beveled cut the other way that dead ends. My favorite is 6 1/2 Ridgid with the guard pulled so it takes a 7 1/4.
treez

Trad climber
99827
Jul 4, 2013 - 11:46am PT
A 16inch tracksaw!? Sweet.

Its coming together in the shop. I went so broke getting it to where it's at, that I'm out building one "last" custom home this season for some sure money. The plan is to hole up in there for the rest of my life.

Never heard of the 10 inch Skil either! Probly have to have one, now. Thanks!



Brandon - I bought one of those Bosch plug-in handles years back and had it mounted on a skil (they're interchangable) for a while and liked it to a certain extent, but hated the bulkiness in my hand. The male prongs burned up in a year or two due to the cords getting just loose enough to arc. I like about 15 feet of nice flexible 14 gauge epoxied into the cord protector.
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