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About mikem

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  • Birthday 11/13/1975

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Centerville, OH
  • Woodworking Interests As a hobby/weekend warrior

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  1. mikem added a post in a topic Woodworking in America   

    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.
  2. mikem added a post in a topic Kudos to Woodwerks.com Customer Support   

    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.
  3. mikem added a post in a topic Social media   

    With or without CC Mail?  
  4. mikem added a post in a topic Grizzly Contact   

    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.
  5. mikem added a post in a topic Is it important to have the capability of using dado blades?   

    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.
  6. mikem added a post in a topic Setup/accessories for 14" bandsaw for just curves   

    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.
  7. mikem added a post in a topic Planer bed is not flat   

    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.
  8. mikem added a post in a topic Shellac   

    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.
  9. mikem added a post in a topic Shellac   

    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.
  10. mikem added a post in a topic New Bosch Jobsite saw w flesh detection coming !   

    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.
  11. mikem added a post in a topic New Bosch Jobsite saw w flesh detection coming !   

    I hope that bosch develops this tech in a cabinet or even a hybrid/contractor saw.  I would seriously consider it if they did.
  12. mikem added a post in a topic WIA 2015   

    Rob!  Good to hear from you!  Alas, I am likely not going to make WIA this year as I am planning on attending Handworks instead.
  13. mikem added a post in a topic New lathe is making a rattling noise...   

    Sounds like a bearing to me.
  14. mikem added a post in a topic aftermarket fence recommendations   

    I use the Delta T-2 on my saw, which is a small version of the Bies.  I really like it.  There are many T-Square style fences available that you maybe able to adapt your table saw for.  The Vega and Shopfox fences are both viable options.
  15. mikem added a topic in General Woodworking Talk   

    Desktop Smartphone Stand
    I have been wanting a place to set my smartphone at work, and came up with this very simple to make stand.  Here is a YouTube video I put together for it:

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