mikem

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About mikem

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    Journeyman Poster
  • Birthday 11/13/1975

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    http://sawdustnewbie.com/
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  • Location
    Centerville, OH
  • Woodworking Interests
    As a hobby/weekend warrior
  1. It is a hobby for me. Yourself?
  2. Sounds like you are quite busy in your shop! I used to work on Research Blvd, so I know that area well.
  3. I am currently working on a cradle that will go to my sister and her new baby. Yourself? What part of the Dayton area are you in?
  4. Hi Jhoite, I live in Centerville. I know there are a few others in the area, though I don't know how often they visit here.
  5. I have done just the market place for several years, and had a good time. The vendor displays are usually very good, there are talks throughout the day, and then there is the hand tool olympics.
  6. If you are ever in the Columbus Ohio area, their store is nothing short of awesome! Glad to hear they have equally good customer service.
  7. With or without CC Mail?
  8. Glad to hear Grizzly did the right thing.The one time I had to deal with Grizzly's customer service, I found it to be very positive as well. Will definitely buy other machines from them in the future.
  9. I had a jobsite that I started out with, and almost 5 years ago, I bought a 113 series craftsman contractor saw from craigslist (cast iron top, induction belt drive motor), and paid about $100 for it. I put another $200 into with a fence and other updates. It has been a proven machine for me.
  10. For the blade size, that is all I ever run in my 14" bandsaw, and I use it for curve cuts as well as all my straight cuts, including resawing.
  11. Flatten a face of a board on your jointer. Run the opposite face through a bunch of times on the planer. If the board comes out with both faces parallel and flat, it may be a non-issue.
  12. Agreed, Shellac is more durable than many realize. I have used it on many projects, including a chisel rack and my router table. Has held up very well.
  13. Shellac isn't as durable as poly is, but that isn't to say it is a bad finish. It really depends on how much abuse you expect the book cases to get. One benefit of shellac is that if it does get damaged, it is often as easy as applying another coat to fix. I personally prefer shellac over poly.
  14. Where did I say I hate Saw Stop? I happen to really like Bosch tools, as well as think the competition against Saw Stop will do nothing but benefit the consumer in the long run. As for unproven, was Saw Stop a "proven" cabinet saw when it was first released? Based on my own experience with Bosch tools I would feel safe buying a machine from them, and has nothing to do with hating the competitor. For what its worth, I am not even at the point were I can seriously consider replacing my table saw. However, I have looked closely at the Saw Stop machines, and find them to be one of the best table saws on the market.
  15. I hope that bosch develops this tech in a cabinet or even a hybrid/contractor saw. I would seriously consider it if they did.