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Julie Mo

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  • Birthday 04/26/1951

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    Charlotte County Florida
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    Woodworking, guitar building, sailing, golf

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  1. Julie Mo

    Funnel Cloud Forms Over My House!

    It's amazing when you realize what warnings we used to have and compare them to now. In the book Issac's Storm, about the 1900 hurricane that hit Galveston, the National Weather Service was in its infancy. The NWS man stationed at Galveston walked to the beach to watch the wave patterns to determine what was approaching. About all they had at that time was reports from Puerto Rico and a few ships. So he watched the wave patterns. When the storm surge started rolling in, people just kept moving to higher levels seemingly oblivious to the power of the waves impacting the buildings in which they sought shelter. We're pretty fortunate to have the advanced early warning systems we do today.
  2. Julie Mo

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    I had that turntable sitting on a shelf for years. It didn't work so well. At one point I took the dust cover and used it for a sump for a salt water fish tank. There are still calcium deposits on it. A few years ago I got the bug to bring it back to life. It needed everything. I found a turntable forum that had a turntable brain trust that rivals the ship building brain trust here.
  3. Julie Mo

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    It's a Dual 1229 I bought in 1971. I made a new base for it so that may be why it looks expensive.
  4. Julie Mo

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    The thing about the pecky walnut is the gum pockets. It's like hard candy but probably tougher on edges. It brought a practically brand new Dewalt planer to its knees. But the RSK seemed to handle it pretty well.
  5. Julie Mo

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    You're welcome, Jaager. It is a pretty expensive blade but had I bought the RSK first, it would have been less than all those other blades I bought trying to get the kind of cut I get with the RSK. FWIW, I was resawing some very hard pecky Bolivian walnut and having a hard time preventing drift. I tightened the blade to about 2" and ran like a champ. No drift at all and I could feed faster.
  6. Julie Mo

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Dave, I've never worked with pecky Bolivian walnut before. In fact until I got a flyer email, I had never even heard of it. It's pretty brutal on tool edges because of the gum pockets but it finishes so much better than American walnut. The wood itself is pretty easy to work. It's the hardened black gum that causes difficulty. But that's what makes it so interesting. I bought a Dewalt 735 planer about a year ago, to replace a Delta portable I had for about 20 years. This wood brought the 735 to its knees and I had to send it in for service. Dewalt then lost it and sent me a new one. I've got that for sale now, since it's in an unopened box. It's a great planer but can't handle the 13" capacity unless you're taking passes at 1/100". Tuesday, its replacement arrives.
  7. Julie Mo

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Finally finished the entertainment center. Okay, there are still a few little things to finish, like finding something to hold the LED strip so I can get rid of those clamps at the top. The Blum slides do a great job of holding the albums. Handles for the drawers and doors TBD. I was surprised at how nicely the WB finish looked. I've tried other WB finishes on walnut and it looked blah.
  8. Julie Mo

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Today I watched Bootsy, The Uninformed Correspondent
  9. Julie Mo

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Okay! Stop demanding to see what I did with that resawed cedar! Here! Sheesh! http://julimorcreations.com/2220/GrtRm/EntCtr/EntCtr_037.jpg
  10. Julie Mo

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    And another thing, if I am to stick my nosey nose into other people's business, Laguna's 14/12 is now selling on Woodcraft for $990. I know nothing about it other than it has a 14" resaw capacity. I have an 18" bandsaw that has a max of 10" of resaw. With a sharp blade it will resaw anything, as long as I have the patience of a saint. So do your due diligence before buying. But I have to add, I just resawed a bunch of 2x6 cedar boards into thirds and it was almost fun. And I did say, "almost".
  11. Julie Mo

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Jaager, if you do a lot of resawing you might want to look into the Laguna Resaw King blade. I tried Wood Slicer (good results but dulls very quickly) and the Lenox Woodmaster CT before going to the Resaw King. The CT is carbide tipped and cuts quickly but results, when really sharp, are good but it doesn't take long for that to deteriorate to so-so. I've resawed boards up to 9" wide and 10' long with both the Lenox CT and Resaw King and the RK is simply better. IMHO....
  12. Julie Mo

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Today I brought the cabinets into the spray booth and put the final coat on them. After clearing them out, I started setting up for the flat pieces, doors, drawer fronts, tops. Then the clouds started rolling in and before I knew it, it was raining in my spray booth. Did I mention my spray booth is my driveway?
  13. Julie Mo

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Whoever my ancestors might be, they forgot to include me in their will so I'll forget to remember them. 🤭
  14. Julie Mo

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    For some reason I can't help but think those companies are gathering DNA info to sell to whoever finds use for it. Maybe it's the knowledge of what Facebook, Google, the NSA, et al has done that makes me a skeptic.

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