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by TomB
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Ridgid 14" bandsaw
Replies: 20
Views: 461

Re: Ridgid 14" bandsaw

According to the news this morning, my tool/shop/boat... oh, and the plane and a place to park it (thanks for the reminder Roberta) piggybank is over $400 million...assuming I win the lottery :D :D :D
by TomB
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Ridgid 14" bandsaw
Replies: 20
Views: 461

Re: Ridgid 14" bandsaw

Carl, Happy to read you are on the mend. You hit the nail on the head. One of the little voices in my head is saying exactly that. The other voice, sounds a lot like Tim Allen, is encouraging me to spend money. I use the bandsaw a lot. The 3 HP Rikon is on sale, the Laguna will be on sale, either ta...
by TomB
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Ridgid 14" bandsaw
Replies: 20
Views: 461

Re: Ridgid 14" bandsaw

The Grizzly upper axle/hinge came in today and is almost identical (different part #). IMG_0146.jpg It fits and is installed IMG_0147.jpg and it runs IMG_0148.jpg …back in business I have lost confidence in this machine for resawing now that I've done some research. 3/4 HP and aluminum wheels might ...
by TomB
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Shop size
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Shop size

Hey John, That’s a tight one, tools, lumber, etc. stored someplace else I hope. Putting your build form on locking casters so you could slide from side to side and end to end seems like a must. It would give you more room where you’re working . Setting the build high so the shear is close to knee hi...
by TomB
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: 3M 5200
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: 3M 5200

Across a given width boards expand and contract more than plywood. As the boards on any wooden boat move through their expansion cycles gaps in the seams open and close. 5200 provides flexibility and adhesion to maintain hull integrity while the boards move. As an alternative, boats made with boards...
by TomB
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Plywood damaged.
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Plywood damaged.

Angelo,

Cut the patch first, place it over the damage, trace around the patch, clean up the hole to match the patch. You will get a better match between hole and patch by making the patch first.

Tom
by TomB
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Ridgid 14" bandsaw
Replies: 20
Views: 461

Re: Ridgid 14" bandsaw

I found that re-sawing is THE most difficult task of all.


Yup.

Grizzly 1 hp, Jet 1 1/4 hp...Ridgid 3/4 hp :roll: :roll: :roll:

Tom
by TomB
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Ridgid 14" bandsaw
Replies: 20
Views: 461

Re: Ridgid 14" bandsaw

Yup. Same saw. You got a great deal. Mine rattles too, it is mostly the belt guard bouncing against the lower housing. Jet 14 and Grizzly use the same parts. I put on a set of double roller guides, acme-screw-thread tensioner, and the best blades I could find, which helped a lot. I would probably re...
by TomB
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 341
Views: 32750

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Neel,

I used 21 sheets of 4mm on my Tahoe 23, two layers on the sides and three on the bottom. I averaged about 16" of scrap on the end of each strip.

Tom
by TomB
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Layout Table
Replies: 10
Views: 170

Re: Layout Table

The bench may be the most used tool in the build. Some two cent details... Add thin sacrificial layer of painted plywood so you can nail (used to index the edge of pieces, bend battens around...), screw (clamping (see Neel Thompson's build thread)), and staple (holding paper and plastic in place) to...
by TomB
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Ridgid 14" bandsaw
Replies: 20
Views: 461

Re: Ridgid 14" bandsaw

Based on part pictures the Giz and Ridgid are maybe the same saw. I can run 4" thick reasonably well, less that that it's great, over that not enough HP and pot metal starts breaking. For what it's worth, the lumber I'm slicing is about heavy/dense compared to some of the other boards. The dens...
by TomB
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Ridgid 14" bandsaw
Replies: 20
Views: 461

Re: Ridgid 14" bandsaw

Yup, I'm afraid so, this isn't the saw for what I'm asking it to do. I looked it over before I bought it and saw a lot of painted cast iron that turned out to be pot metal. I've been using 1/2" wood slicer blades from Highland Hardware and really like them. 3/4" is listed as the widest bla...
by TomB
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Intro to Glen L boat forum
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Intro to Glen L boat forum

John,

You can add your location and website, signature, etc. by editing your profile.

Tom
by TomB
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Ridgid 14" bandsaw
Replies: 20
Views: 461

Ridgid 14" bandsaw

I bought a brand new Ridgid 14" bandsaw in 2003 from big orange. It wasn't too expensive (big tool promotion) looked about right for the boat I planned to build someday. I used it to build some furniture and odds and end of stuff, went through a few blades, all was well. Now I am finally in the...
by TomB
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wake board tower questions
Replies: 19
Views: 395

Re: Wake board tower questions

Jim,

I all about safety. Boat will be rafting up and just coming close to have a look and some of them will be inexperienced. Please consider hanging some tires on the corners just to be cautious.

Tom

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