IPG 6/15/19 meeting summary – Demilune Table Project
The meeting with Owain Harris began at 1:00 PM in his shop at the Gonic Mill Building in Rochester, NH. It was another busy day with Owain sharing several interesting tips and techniques from his archives of knowledge and experience. Today’s primary focus was on the mortise cuts into the curved apron that will be used in this project.
At the end of the last meeting the bridal joint tenons were cut into the top of each leg using the bandsaw. A ¼” spiral up cut router bit was used to make shallow 1/8” rabbit cuts along each edge of the front tenon cheek. One final step, each leg post top was adjusted (reduced) from 1 ¾” square to ~1 5/8” - ~1 9/16” before today’s session.
Owain’s quote of the day “ You don’t really make less mistakes the more you do something, you just get better at fixing them!”
The next meeting is on Saturday, 7/06/2019 at 1:00 PM. We will be shaping the legs using a drawing template made of ¼” Baltic birch (or MDF). A drafting spline will also be used to determine the desired curve of a part (available on Amazon).
Epo-Tech Epoxy – a good 2-part epoxy with a 2-yr shelf life. $250 minimum purchase required, which is enough for five kits.
Robert Wyatt, 07/05/2019.
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I recommend that you only take CASH or checks from people you know. Very little of the stuff that is advertised is so rare or such a great deal that someone would hire an “agent” to ship it.
If you are selling something online, as a business or through classifieds ads, you may be targeted by an overpayment scam.
The scammer will contact you, make you an offer—often quite generous—then make payment through credit card or cheque. They will be for an amount that is greater than the agreed price.
The scammer will contact you with an apology for the overpayment, offering a fake excuse. The scammer might tell you that the extra money was included to cover agent’s fees or extra shipping costs. Or they may just say they simply made a mistake when writing the cheque.
The scammer will then ask you to refund the excess amount or they will ask for you to forward the amount through to a third party. They will ask for this to through an online banking transfer, pre-loaded money card, or a wire transfer such as Western Union. You then discover that their cheque has bounced or the credit card had been a stolen or fake card.
A newer variation on this scam involves online sales, usually through classified sites, where the scammer pretends to have made a payment for a larger than agreed amount through services such as PayPal by sending a fake receipt of payment. The scammer will claim that the money is being held until you forward on the extra money.
If you send any money, you will not get it back. If you have already sent the ‘sold’ item you will lose this as well. At the very least, the scammer will have wasted your time and prevented you from accepting any legitimate offers on your sale.
I just wanted other Sellers to be careful as I see some valuable machines for sale here.