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  1. So, not as exciting as what some others have received, but there’s an interesting back story I thought I’d share. I bought a Sjobergs multi-function bench from Lee Valley a couple of months ago, and wanted a hold-down or two. I ordered one made by Sjobergs, which works great, but it’s pricey at $85. So early last month, I was looking for alternatives, and came across this Kreg self-adjusting bench clamp, which was selling for around $50 on Amazon. One evening, I was doing a more thorough search, and found it on sale at walmart.com for $43.37 – so I ordered one. This is how t
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  2. I finally get to participate. Got me 3 ea. Dubuque 48” clamps and a 1/2” spiral up Whiteside bit.
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  3. I drove from Calgary to our campsite in Radium, BC. My trusty V6 Accord got 5.5L/100kM, or almost 43 miles/US gallon. Mountain driving. Pretty good for a car that will do 0-60 in 5.5 seconds.
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  5. I did get my sheet sandpaper from klingspor but will refrain from posting pictures so as to not create any sanding envy.
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  6. Only if you're insured with Farmers. https://www.ispot.tv/ad/Am19/farmers-insurance-hall-of-claims-billy-goat-ruffians
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  7. My garage is a mess always has been. I don't use it for much more than parking cars in so I never really give it much attention. This past week the junk sitting all over has finally bothered me enough to do something about it. I still had some plywood left over from the shed build so I figured I'd get 2 birds stoned and free up some shed space and build a couple storage cabinets. First was just an open shelf. It's ugly I messed up the measurements and the shelves are all different depths. I used glue and screws, took maybe 2 hours. I only used my track saw and a drill to make it. It works
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  8. My highest climb in the last 30 years is a barstool.
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  9. I made a new dovetail marker I was going to trim that long "nose” but I think it looks kinda cool
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  10. This is an orchid that is from tropical Northern Australia. Much like the weather here in south Florida. Growing on a ponytail palm in my front yard.
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  11. I have never tried it but I know there are people that taper table legs and such using their jointer. I would guess the the infinitely adjustability would be handy for this task.
    2 points
  12. And I bet it isn't doing a lick of good.
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  13. It may not seem like much progress but I have now cut to length and planed all of the Hard Rock Maple, straight lined the edges of all boards on the tablesaw, and run every edge on the jointer. These boards are heavy and I'm worn out!! LOL! Running the Curly Maple on the jointer was a bit iffy since I have straight blades but they are razor sharp and I took very light passes. The edges came out very clean with very minor tear out in a couple of places but they're in the middle of the edge so it's not going to be an issue. I considered getting a Shelix head for the jointer - PM 54A - bu
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  14. Hi Just picking up on this. Have a look at the Canadian guys videos from Black Forest Wood Co, and Blacktail Studio, https://www.google.co.nz/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwi6k4TRxPbqAhUaxzgGHctHCVIQwqsBMAF6BAgJEAc&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DWSOgOByM100&usg=AOvVaw04WxUWrq7eT7e6zlc1xaan https://www.google.co.nz/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwi6k4TRxPbqAhUaxzgGHctHCVIQwqsBMAB6BAgJEAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DQv_cOr9Usn4
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  15. How well I know. I have been going to WWA meetings on Monday night for almost 10 years now.
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  16. I've put a lot of thought into the mechanism for raising and lowering the infeed table. Matthias used a parallelogram while John used an inclined plane. Both used a hand wheel for raising and lowering the table and an infinitely adjustable table seems to be the standard. I don't think that's necessarily the best solution though. It's very easy to adjust the table on my jointer but I rarely do. If I set it to a heavy cut and then forgot to set it back when I finish then surprise! next time I use it. There's a little tiny red pointer and a scale but the pointer barely moves from a light cu
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  17. I just almost would give up beer before I would the sawhorses. A customer that builds stainless restaurant equipment built them for me about 30 years ago. They use them in their manufacturing. They are made of 1 1/2” angle iron and I used them with a 4x4 across them and a come along to remove a cemented fence post last week.
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  18. Nice score Coop and I’m sure they will serve you well, you may want to give those sawhorses back to Noah in case he needs to build another Ark let us know how you like that Whiteside bit always wanted one that size
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  19. On my birthday, Lee Valley sent me the rest of my Father's Day present my youngest son got me: I use these sanding grips on almost every project and manage to lose one each time. I need to make a box to hold them. Maybe a French insert will remind me to put them away. Then on the 26th, maybe for Christmas in July, I get the zero clearance inserts I ordered on sale. I have been using one of these for the past three years. I really like this insert. It fits well and lasted years. It is just now getting a bit loose in the blade kerf.
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  20. Many forums, and one of my favorite threads in them has a thread such as this and I'm surprised there isn't one such as this here. Visitors and members would post with whatever topic or event occurred to them and others would chime in their 2 cents worth and their events. It doesn't necessarily have to be about woodworking - hence the location in Off-Topic. It could be about plumbing, a car, a DIY house issue, going for an operation anything really. It gives members an opportunity to "experience" the lives of others in a casual thread. For example: Today, I'm going t
    1 point
  21. You've never duct taped stupid to a basketball pole just to be rid of them. It works pretty well. 2nd best way, it only works in winter, is to tell them said pole tastes like maple syrup.
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  22. I love tile work and have done quite a bit, though not professionally. It can get tricky working with built up thinset like that, trying to keep things flat. I'd add a layer of something just thick enough and then use mastic, since it's just a backsplash. The build up layer doesn't need to be cement board because this isn't really a wet surface. BTW, if you need a tile saw, Dewalt makes an excellent one that I highly recommend. Beats the hassle of having to rent. And I know you're a man who loves new tools.
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  23. I have the Oneida Systainer cyclone and it works great and a touch cheaper at $299. I do like the clear bucket of the Festool one, Marks issue seemed to have more to do with using it as CT26 as vac which I never do I only use it for Festool tools so not sure his issues would sway my purchase but worth watching his 6 min video on it for sure
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  24. wood whisperer did a review not long ago , not super impressed as I recall .
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  25. Isn't it, though! Actually, they're all spectacular but the light wasn't right for the top board and I was tired of moving them around. David
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  26. Between the self protrait and the avatar, it looks like you have a plastic surgeon friend.
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  27. The curl on the edge of the second board down is amazing!
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  28. I was going to ask the same thing because it doesn't look like any of the Accords here in the USA
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  29. Nice score on both counts!! But be warned both are addictive
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  30. Some mullet from Tennessee made that for me and it gets used often!
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  31. If you gotta stain wood, then oak is one of the best woods for that. You may need to get a few colors and blend them to get a good match. I enjoy the challenge of doing that. Most recently, I repaired some damage to my daughter's prefinished oak floors and you have to know where to look to see it.
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  32. I have purchased four Laguna tools, is this order: 1412 band-saw, 8" parallelogram joiner, 19-38 drum sander and 20" planer. I've been happy with all of them and customer service has been good. China is not Taiwan and Taiwan isn't China. These names are no more interchangeable than Canada and USA. Geetech, a Taiwanese company, manufactures most of the top consumer brands of consumer machines, as shown by this page: http://www.geetech.com.tw/index.php/en/strategic-partenrship My 8" Laguna joiner came with a Baileigh manual.
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  33. Was not for me but a resident on one of our projects made our company this bowl. It's boxelder. Deceptively light.
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  34. After dark, I answer the door undressed. Scares the hell out of 'em and they never come back.
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