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    • Don got me on shooting a trim nail that projects, then snipping it sharp to provide a little tooth to keep things from slipping. 
    • Anyone done wood flooring Or vinyl plank in their garage shop?    I don’t park a car in my garage, mainly for woodworking but small section for dirtbikes which sometimes has dirt/oil drop. I’d like to do some kind of wood Or fake wood floor for the look but also seems like it’s easier on your joints than concrete. Thoughts or experience on this? 
    • I personally think that either using dowels or dominos best helps with the alignment and holds the boards in place when you apply the clamps for the glue to set-up. In the past when I glued boards without anything to hold them in place it was super difficult to keep them aligned when the clamps were applied. When I started using the DF500 the first thing I noticed is that the boards were perfectly aligned. Now that I've glued up the seat (I should have waited and done this after doing some other steps first) I realize I could have used the side-stop extension on the front dominos and achieved a more accurate alignment. When I build with good wood I will use them for the front, this is where I will use the smallest width that the DF500 will cut. In the back I will use a marker line on either the top or bottom and use the middle setting for the DF500. The front dominos will correctly position the boards front-to-back and up-down as well. The back dominos will correctly position the boards up-down, the front-to-back will be loose. If you cut the back domino slots with the DF500 narrowest setting it would require that the slots be 100% accurate. That would require the boards to be exact equal lengths and the position of the DF500 to be exactly on the lines. It is possible but highly unlikely that you could achieve this. I agree that you could use "custom" cauls (you need cauls to fit the shape of the slope, also at the time you are gluing up the seat the slopes on the boards have very rough cut on the top side) to get perfect alignment, however close might be good enough for the up/down position. I have the Scott Morrison DVDs, when he marks for the joints on the seat he uses the front and side edge of the board 5 as his reference point for measurements. He then sets his stops on the tablesaw based on these measurements and cuts both #1 & #2 boards. If the boards are not the exact same lengths the joints will NOT be correctly aligned. This will throw off the position of the legs. I'm not sure how critical the actual position of the legs are but they would be different. Scott measuring from the front edge of the board to determine the front edge of the front joint.   Scott measuring from the back edge to determine the position of the front-to-back line of the joint. Using the mark just made Scott draws the front-to-back line of the back joint and marks the position of the front of the joint. Scott draws a line to mark the front of the back joint.
    • That’s pretty neat. What are those square things in the 6th picture? Gotta roll the dice to know whether you have it set up right?
    • That looks pretty cool.  I bought one of those Router Crafters at a garage sale years ago.  I was going to do something with it someday, but it hasn't gotten to be someday, yet.
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