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  1. Absolutely. I do a sanity check so I know where my hands and digits are every time I use any machine. Also I never do any woodworking when tired. Too many nicks from chisels done when not concentrating properly.
    5 points
  2. Cooked a brisket and a pork shoulder on the Traeger, taught my SIL how to make Russian Olive cookies inlaid with turquoise, and tried a new recipe for potatoes.
    5 points
  3. The best thing about using clothe diapers is that by the time the kid is done using them you have washed them about 3000 times so they make the best rags for waxing your car or applying finish.
    4 points
  4. More progress, and a couple of tips for the uninitiated. When adding mitered trim around a panel, use a piece of the same trim against a reference surface, like my saw fence shown here, to mark the exact length needed for the piece. I use my "B1 Bomber" sled, since I have no miter saw. The weird fence system was added to support crown molding for a kitchen upgrade. While fitting these drawer fronts - I used shims cut from soda can stock. No poker deck handy. For reference, the can mics at 5 thou. Almost done with construction. Surface prep will occup
    4 points
  5. Someone once said that every parent is happy when their new-born has 10 fingers and 10 toes, but by the time they are 2, you wish they had no arms or legs....
    3 points
  6. I’ve often read if you wait to have children until the time is right, you will be childless. They are priceless, regardless of what you tell yourself after they turn 2 yo.
    3 points
  7. A bit late to the party but merry Christmas to everyone
    3 points
  8. @Mark J, I can't speak for Ken, but my method is to raise the blade so that the carbide is completely above the work piece. With the blade spinning and the work retracted a bit, advance the miter sled so that the work aligns to the middle of the saw blade. Push the work into the side of the saw plate, hold it firmly in place against the sled fence, the draw the sled backward so that the work brushes the sides of the teeth. The angles involved allow the carbide teeth to push the work away from the blade, so that only the slightest bit of material is removed. Powered version of a miter shooting
    2 points
  9. The Perkins guy earlier this year, now Katz-Moses. Always know where your hands are with respect to spinning blades.
    2 points
  10. I would lean towards the Lie Nielsen although the Veritas is just as good. I like both companies.
    2 points
  11. There is no right time. I just don't want to have to remodel a laundry room with a poop machine churning out a mountain of dirty clothing.
    2 points
  12. Good idea about using the fence. I have made several projects using the same style trim including the pieces that will hold the glass in my door. In doing so, I would cut a right and left piece from off cuts as guides. As my cuts are probably not as accurate as yours, I cut them a tad long and sneak up on them by putting the edge very snug against the stopped blade and hold them in that position which will take just a sliver off with each cut. I always make extra stock as every once in a while, the long side will become a short side.
    2 points
  13. If I ever tried to build one it would probably take off like a drone!
    2 points
  14. I don't consider myself totally uninitiated but I am always willing to learn and this is one I have never seen but will be using going forward. Thanks Ross And I don't mean to pick on your woodworking but that sled looks more like a B2 Bomber.
    2 points
  15. Check out Matt Estlea on YT. He does a fairly balanced side by side comparison. It’s at the end of this one.
    2 points
  16. I do a similar process but with an added step. I push the piece against the stopped blade. If i need to remove 2 hairs i put a bit of force on the pieces to deflect the blade a hair. Then i retract the piece start the blade and make the cut. I do this on the miter saw as well as the table saw. I think Ross's idea above is the same thing just with out my added step.
    1 point
  17. We all thought the potato recipe was out of this world. Not mine, but here’s a link to it. https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/scallop-potatoes?
    1 point
  18. I'm not following this. Is the motor on or are you turning the blade by hand? Are you butting the work piece against the center of the blade, then pulling it backward into the bottoms of the teeth?
    1 point
  19. I don’t like finish nailers that require oil. Seeing that oil bottle would keep me away. Too much of that oil can wind up on your work as contamination.
    1 point
  20. It seems strange that I've only been on this site for just six plus years. But it never lets me down, you old guys and even the new guys make this place enjoyable, and instructive. I've learned and grown in my woodworking thanks to all of you, and since today is Christmas eve, I just want to thank you all for your input, and wish each and everyone of you a very Happy holiday, and a Merry Christmas. You're a good bunch!
    1 point
  21. Interesting idea. I think with my OCD I would have done it with a straight transition line but that’s me.
    1 point
  22. Merry Christmas Rick and everybody. I’ve been on this site for over 10 years but not as frequent as I used to be. Life gets in the way sometimes.
    1 point
  23. I don't know about static pressure, but it did double my cfm's (at the tool). I drill holes in my zero clearance inserts which seems to help with saw dust accumulation at the table saw. (above the blade) But table saws are so leaky I still get quite a bit of saw dust in the cabinet. I don't use the dc for small port machines, I just stick with a vacuum.
    1 point
  24. Nice tip I'll need to remember that one!
    1 point
  25. It makes for multiple trips to the ts but sure makes for tight joints!
    1 point
  26. @Coop, I do the same for the final fit, butting the cut against the saw plate and pulling the sled back across the teeth to remove very fine amounts.
    1 point
  27. I'll say this as just another woodworker, not an Admin here.. I care so little about CNC that if there was ever a reason to cram one in my shop, it would be bought.
    1 point
  28. Just an FYI for anyone wanting to upgrade their Harbor Freight dust collector fan. You can now also by a fan from Wen Tools. It's the same specs as the Rikon fan but only costs $35 and shipping is free. The part number is 3403-22...... just got mine today, installed and runs with no problems.
    1 point
  29. I just wanted to make sure you knew it was a joke. I have too many friends that get super angry when people without kids talk about that stuff. I'd rather play it safe than make someone angry. All of this is so dependent on not only the parents but the individual kids. There is no one size fits all method for any of this. In my opinion all of the variation and differences is what makes life and humanity so amazing. I really only get 7 now. My mom has worked in sleep for 25+ years and she claims in general it's less about the amount of sleep but more a consistent schedule. Kids tend to
    1 point
  30. We left off with the dados for the drawer blades made and the case glued up ... The plan was to make the drawer blades, partially fit them, add the drawer dividers, and complete the fitting. Then Christmas came along ... Measuring the drawer blades had been done. First, a pinch stick obtains the width from inside the dado, and then a template is made with scrap ... Set the template on the slider ... ... and cut to size the front- and rear rails ... That was just before Christmas ... Returning today, I thought that it wouldn't hurt to stain the Merbau case
    1 point
  31. I agree I have a couple but don't use them as much as the others. I have both LN and Veritas to me you can't go wrong with either.
    1 point
  32. I prefer LN over Veritas just because I like that they use a domestic hardwood for the knob and tote instead of some imported exotic wood. I also do not really care for the Veritas Norris adjuster, but I'm not a fan of BU planes altogether so take that with a grain of salt. PMV-11 is a nice metal and works well. That said the A2 in my LN plane goes a LONG time between sharpening and doesn't seem any harder to sharpen so i'd put them near even. Unless your a metallurgist or sharpening once a week i don't see much difference.
    1 point
  33. We took a couple day trips from home. Megan has some TV shows she really likes and I really hate so she made me go to my shop so she could watch them. She doesn't appreciate my peanut gallery comments during them. I found a really cool bench that was on top of a 50 foot cliff. The bench has an amazing view. We also did some TV and movie watching from the safety of our couch. Nothing wrong with a basement shop. I think that space looks pretty good. Put it to work and plan the future shop to be done right when you have the ability.
    1 point
  34. I have the LN one and it's a nice general purpose hand plane. I don't like the Norris style adjuster on LV planes, but YMMV.
    1 point
  35. Merry Christmas everyone. It's been one heck of a year. Cheers to all of you and best wishes for the coming year.
    1 point
  36. Right back at you Richard!! Merry xmas and happy new year to all! Apparently Meeka is not going to miss gifts
    1 point