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by Rick Milliken
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Using a clothes steam iron for bending sides?
Replies: 19
Views: 14027

Re: Using a clothes steam iron for bending sides?

A couple of large barrel curling irons from the salvage yard. I rigged up a way to clamp them upright to my bench.

In fairness, I’ve only used them for violin sides and linings so far. I’m working on an upgrade for guitar sides now.
by Rick Milliken
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Is this style dust collector a complete waste of space?
Replies: 10
Views: 8825

Re: Is this style dust collector a complete waste of space?

To the original question, “a waste of space?” I’d say no. But it really does depend on the application. I’ve had a similar unit for my home shop for ~20 years. I’d say it was a disappointment at first, frustrating later and ultimately I’ve come to peace with it. If you’re using mostly bench top size...
by Rick Milliken
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Who buys tools and supplies from Amazon?
Replies: 6
Views: 5602

Re: Who buys tools and supplies from Amazon?

I agree with Mario. Our options north of the border are a little limited. My approach to amazon has been to be pretty selective, look for things that ship either from amazon or at least in North America. Having said that I was looking for a particular size dremel bit for inlay recently. Ordered a se...
by Rick Milliken
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: What's the correct drill bit?
Replies: 13
Views: 11884

Re: What's the correct drill bit?

Might consider a Brad point bit. You get the chip removal of a twist drill, but less of the downsides mentioned earlier. I use them in hardwood a lot for pen barrels and tool handles (smaller diameter obviously)