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  1. Say no more! This is obviously a critical situation and justification for replacing a worn out tool! You are doing this for others and not for self gratification!
    7 points
  2. Feels great to be working on a project instead of working on my shop. First one in a while - a simple harvest table for a neighbor. I can't wait until the overarm dust shroud (Grizzly) gets here. This saw makes some dust. Cutting mortises. Tapering the legs
    4 points
  3. Not much time in the shop today but I did get a start on some organization in my PantoRouter cart. I had never used the Kaizen foam before but it works pretty good.
    3 points
  4. The bottom of a SawStop insert is difficult to replicate in a shop made wooden insert. If we limit the application to vertical cuts, and exclude maximum height of the blade, then the insert becomes much simpler, and still works most of the time. Wooden inserts have the advantage of zero clearance around the blade. Also they are quick to make and low cost so you can have one for each dado width. Drill pattern for SawStop insert is shown in photos below
    2 points
  5. Yes, I steam bent kiln dried walnut, birch, maple, and exotics to make fishing nets. The strips were very thin so I had that going for me. Nonetheless I had to steam it for much longer than what is generally recommended on the internets. Some of my bends failed on the walnut so I steamed the devil out of it and it worked better.
    2 points
  6. Air-dried cherry - from 1982!
    2 points
  7. Well said! Welcome Harry! I would add that early in my woodworking journey I purchased tools well just becuase its what I thought I needed or I saw a review or becuase my friend had it, etc. Now I buy tools based on the upcoming project. I decide what I will be working on, whether I have the tool needed, if not do I have a tool that will work or is it time to purchase something. My ultimate goal is to build amazing things not collect tools, in my current flow that is just a happy by product
    2 points
  8. Looks great Paul, I don’t know how some people work in an unorganized shop, having things where you need them in an organized fashion really improves work flow IMO
    1 point
  9. I will be demonstrating online live on March 7th 12 noon my compound veneering technique using a DIY compression mold. This technique will be a taste of what I will be teaching at Marc Adams School of Woodworking in October and will be in a upcoming article in American Woodturner; veneer a turned object. This will be a good one. Register HERE
    1 point
  10. FWIW this is course #8 in Scott's series and well worth $10 and an hour or two of your time. I have really been enjoying these classes (I think I only missed one) and have picked up a lot from them.
    1 point
  11. My old sleds did not fit on new table saw, so I gave my old sleds to the guy who bought the old saw, and set out to make new sleds. Did some research on best practices in table saw sled construction, and found some great ideas that were new to me, and also came up with some ideas of my own. But I did not find an instruction that pulled together all the great ideas. Therefore made this video showing how to make a versatile and precise miter sled. https://youtu.be/yJbVyA8rqYA Some ideas incorporated in this design are: 1. Used a single UHMW runner. Found this to be just as good
    1 point
  12. Middle of converting 8 bi-fold doors and 12 interior doors from flat panel to 3 panel and my nailer is now leaking. Not sure if it's worth trying to fix or if I shouldn't just get a new one. Unless I go buy a new one I'm dead in the water until Monday when I can borrow my dad's.
    1 point
  13. Oh, come on. Don't mince words!
    1 point
  14. Got my first this morning. I even got a souvenir of the event.
    1 point
  15. Dave at Engel's Coach Shop says you can bend kiln dried just fine and that's generally the only kind of wood he's able to get so that's what he uses and he's a pro at this.
    1 point