Meta Description: Carl likes having the center of his grinder wheel 46" off the floor on a stand that he can easily move around his studio.
Note: This is actually part of an old blog entry that I split out of my January 13th, 2013 “Low Cost Industrial Bench Grinder” blog append while fixing up the photos on my blog.
I mounted my new grinder on a new grinder stand. It’s my 2nd generation stand. My 1st generation stand was good. This one is even better. A friend was over last week and, he really liked the height of my grinder. Center of grinder wheel is 46″ off the floor. Continue reading Carl’s Grinder Stand→
Meta Description: Carl recommends a Pistol Style Airbrush for people who have trouble with a trigger on top style airbrush.
Pistol Gun Style Airbrush. Some people have a lot of trouble with the trigger on top style of air brush. This pistol gun style trigger airbrush is more money than the $20 Harbor Freight airbrush that I like. But is a better choice for someo people. Continue reading Pistol Style Airbrush→
Meta Description: Carl recommends a "Forrest Woodworker II" saw blade. It goes thru 2" or 3" thick maple like a hot knife thru butter. It makes cutting up plate and shallow bowl blanks a real joy.
When I am not turning green wood from raw logs; I turn mostly kiln dried Maple or Cherry wood. I purchase 10′ to 12′ long x 2″ x 11″ rough stock.
If you cut up a lot of dry Maple or Cherry wood on your table saw then you should get a “Forrest Woodworker II” saw blade. I have one and I love it. It goes thru 2″ or 3″ thick maple like a hot knife thru butter. No burn marks, etc. This blade really lives up to all the positive press. Continue reading Woodworker II Table Saw Blade→
Meta Description: Carl recommends CBN wheels for newbies. They really simplify things because the size of the wheel never changes. What grit? Get a wide wheel?
I went over to the dark side a couple of years ago when the price of good CBN grinding wheels dropped down near $100.
I recently decided I should start recommending the purchase of CBN wheels for newbies. You never need to “dress” a CBN grinding wheel thus the size of the wheel never changes. This really simplifies things for newbies. Once they get their grinder and sharpening jigs set up they never need to adjust things. Continue reading CBN Grinder Wheels→