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    I'm also building a roubo out of beams and I'm at about the same stage in the process... eyeing up the timber and deciding on what goes where. Not sure how clean your beams are but you may want to take a metal detector to them to find any surprises that may be lurking. I've had to perform minor surgery on mine to pull out a couple lag screws and nails.
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    Dave don’t tell anybody, but I had to ask my wife to help me with them.
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    I wanted to reply and say thanks again for all of the feedback in this thread. Tons of valuable information here - I learned quite a bit! I think my plan going forward is to keep an eye on craigslist and local auction sites while saving for the possibility of purchasing a new Grizzly 14". I have to say I'm really impressed with the quality of responses I've received in this thread. Such a wealth of information was presented, and in a friendly, helpful way. Thank you all!
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    People, with one useless foot are not normal. But when it's all good again, you'll be back to the Chet we know and love. That's not normal either!
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    I am not sure I am capable of anything normal. Don't you have to be normal to do normal?
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    I was griping about the foolishness of blister type buttons on a woodturning forum when one of the members wrote back: "Hi,For all who suffer from "Blister Button Switches," there is a reprieve. My X-wife is blind and uses numerous appliances, etc. that have these cursed switches. But, the blind community has long used small, self-adhesive plastic pieces called "Bump Dots" which allows them to both locate and actuate the appropriate switch(es) on said appliances. They are relatively soft. come in various sizes and colors and are available on Amazon, Blindaccessories markets, and probably in many department and craft stores as well." For those interested I was able to find these on the shelf at Bed Bath and Beyond as well as at various on line suppliers, also check under the name "bumpers". They are the little plastic buttons glued to the iside of a cabinet door that keep it from banging. You can buy a variety pack and try the buttons on your switch before removing the adhesive backing. The fat round ones are easiest to feel, but were not flexible enough to acctuate my switches. The soft flat ones seemed to work best.
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    I got The Why and How of Woodworking for Christmas and quickly contracted kumiko fever. I hit a brief lull between projects and realized that I hadn't made anything for my own house since 2017, which is just unacceptable. I decided to make a kumiko lamp to replace a sad little Walmart lamp my wife and I have had ever since we got married. I started by making the jigs: Two jigs with a simple screwed-in stop in the right position. Snug enough on the sides to hold the kumiko piece in place. The kumiko is primarily ash, but the thinner pieces are white oak. It just happened that way with the scrap I had. I think it looks nice. Things were going great until I got a little TOO in the groove and a piece of white oak snagged on my chisel, and the chisel jerked out of place. Had to get four stitches in my left index finger. Not actually that bad of a cut, but it was weirdly shaped and I did not want it getting infected. I've cut my fingers before, and the wounds never seem to close up right without help. So at that point I took a week off. After it healed up, I got back on it! I decided I wanted a walnut frame. I had some walnut leftovers from my last project, so I The walnut is just simple mortise-and-tenon joinery. Super simple with a dado blade and hollow-chisel mortiser. The rails have a very slight rabbet that receives the kumiko panel. Not pictured is how I added a border to the outside of the kumiko so there is a nice border of light-colored ash around the edges. The top is not going to stay like that - I'll have to make something to hold it in place. Next up is to sand the kumiko panels until they're pretty. I'm also looking forward to getting to apply the rice paper to the inside of the panels. I'm going to use a thin double-sided carpet tape between the rice paper and the kumiko. I think it'll look pretty sharp! I still want to trim the legs a bit shorter, and I still want to put some sort of curve on the legs - something kind of like what Cremona did on his son's twin-size log bed's legs, if you remember that thing. Other than that, I have got a SWEET idea for the light installation. I bought some remote-controlled RGB LED strips that I'm going to adhere to a cylinder to basically create my own intense, huge, super-bright light LED light bulb. The rice paper should diffuse it enough that it will look incredible. This thing is going to be really cool.
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    If I look at the log and buy it, you want hear me crying to you about getting screwed. But thats just me.
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    What about the ole sawmill guy that buys a good log from a logger for 300 ft and he starts sawing on it and in the middle of the log it go’s to junk. He gets 200 bdft of good lumber. Who does he go to crying?
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    I typically use a router on a guide rail along with the KM-1 for setup. More specifically a Festool OF 1400 and the MicroFence guide rail interface. Perfect dado widths every time along with perfectly flat bottoms as well. Sometimes that scratched bottom a dado stack can leave bugs me. Though it does give glue a place to go...
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    For my last project I used the SCMS to make dado cuts, with a depth stop. I was very pleased with the results and perfect repeatability. Setup was also very easy.
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    Yeah, but I'm old, and can get away with it. They call it alsheimers.
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    $32.89 - 2 bdft= $16.44 per bdft. I have some 12 ft long for $8.22 per bdft.
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    Curious do you guys typically use a router or TS for dado's? Regardless I'm not spending $330 on this but curious what others do, I typically use the TS.
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    My wife would thump you.
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    A bench is a great use of red oak. Keeps it out of the furniture supply stream
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    Boy, I can't tell you how much I now believe this. I got my wife to help me get my knee scooter down the steps to the shop for just a half hour ofttimes there. Waxed the tops of the tools and a couple of other things.
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    Thanks guys. Boxes are short and long-term therapy. It is relaxing making them and it reduces my stress level when SWMBO asks "Could you make something for Aunt Ethel's birthday this Friday?".
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    This oughta give me some breathing room Walnut, sappy walnut, cherry, goncalo alves, and tiger maple. Some birdseye maple on some pulls.
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    Ask if you can run a couple of boards thru it before you buy.
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    I've only heard bad things about those units.