Bill Leonhardt

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  • in reply to: Membership Dues!!! #5225

    Bill Leonhardt
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    For those of you who have not renewed, please heed Joe’s request. The club is struggling to provide all the venues, insurances, speakers, etc. that we enjoy but needs the funds to accomplish this.

  • in reply to: Machining Ipe #5204

    Bill Leonhardt
    Participant

    Thanks Charlie, I had forgotten about the toxicity issue. I’ll be careful, or perhaps, just not work it at all.

  • in reply to: SawStop "Fired"!!! #5105

    Bill Leonhardt
    Participant

    Obviously, it would be better to have a system where the blade is saved. Time will tell if mine is salvageable. I believe Bosch only had the system for job-site type saws and not for stationary ones. If I go back and think about my selection criteria when choosing a saw, Bosch is someone I was familiar with and I trusted their quality. SawStop was an unknown. After much, much research, I was convinced that SawStop had the quality I sought, and I went with them over the Powermatic, which was my first choice.

    NO REGRETS. I am very happy with my saw. I think if you ask anyone in the club (or outside), they will attest to the quality of the saw. Yes, it’s a bit pricey, but quality costs and the safety feature is a welcomed bonus. I am much more comfortable letting others use the saw when in my shop.

  • in reply to: SawStop "Fired"!!! #5030

    Bill Leonhardt
    Participant

    Mike, when I bought the saw, I didn’t really research the science. It just seemed that there was a lot of data that said it worked. I always thought it was some combination of conductance and capacitance.

    I monitor the SawStop users group on FaceBook. People have reported that the brake will fire with wet wood (how wet is not quantified) and also with wet glue. On the other hand, other people that use a lot of reclaimed wood report no problem when they hit a nail or screw. I guess it depend how the circuit is completed. If needed (say you want to cut aluminum), there is an over-ride switch for the brake.

    You’re right about a cheap lesson. Sort of a wake up call for being over confident.

  • in reply to: The Club's new TV #2881

    Bill Leonhardt
    Participant

    I agree. Good move!

  • in reply to: inlay question #2825

    Bill Leonhardt
    Participant

    Roger,

    Daryl and I took a class last fall on inlaying mother-of pearl. I agree with Charlie and I would stay away from the jointer.

    I found that the materials cut easily with my normal inlay tools (fret saw) and, when cemented into a routed-out space, they sanded easily.

    Bill

  • in reply to: Steel yourself #2629

    Bill Leonhardt
    Participant

    Joe,

    I haven’t pulled the trigger yet. There is Father’s Day in June and my birthday late July. Following some hinting, I got an LV gift card for Father’s Day. Continued hinting might result in an LV gift card for my birthday. Either way, I will take the plunge at the end of July.

    I would very much like another look so, yes, please bring your shoulder plane on Wednesday. Thanks,

    Bill

  • in reply to: Steel yourself #2627

    Bill Leonhardt
    Participant

    Daryl,

    If you’re thinking about bringing the planes to next week’s round robin, I haven’t even placed the order yet.

    That being said, I may look over my plane collection and bring one or more in with some scrap wood.

    Bill

  • in reply to: Steel yourself #2621

    Bill Leonhardt
    Participant

    Charlie,

    I have & use the “Work Sharp”. Love it.

    What machine do you use?

    Bill

  • in reply to: Steel yourself #2619

    Bill Leonhardt
    Participant

    Daryl, Joe & Mike: Thanks for your comments. Good, useful input. Charlie, too.

    Daryl: the A2 & O1 are the same price.

    Knowing I’m not so good with the stones (at this point, perhaps I’ll get better), I’ll most likelt opt for the O1.

    Bill

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