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  1. Well, I'm happy to say that the piece shipped to St. Paul safely. My wife and I are going to drive up to St. Paul on Thursday Sept. 9 and we'll stay overnight. For those that may be in the area sometime between Sept 5 and Dec 30, here is the gallery's web page with the address and hours. OK, I admit it, I'm getting pretty excited. https://www.galleryofwoodart.org/
    5 points
  2. When I need a crosscut longer than the tool allows I clamp on a piece of wood as shown.
    2 points
  3. Cause no guy in his right mind would drive around town with his wife’s golden poodle in the passenger seat of his Silverado. It’s bad enough being seen with a goldendoodle.
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  4. Some of you guys like two drill motors to prevent from having chang bits. Others like a table saw for their dado stack and one for ripping. To keep from having to turn the knob to change speeds on my planer, I thought it would be nice to have two of them. Given the size of my shop and pocket book, that isn’t at all the truth. I have been having problems with the planer dying after running for a few minutes, even when not under a load. It did not throw a breaker nor trip the reset button. When it dies, I turn the main switch on the machine off and wait a few minutes and it’s good to go for a few more passes. After talking with @Chet and he with his son-in-law, it was thought that it is probably the motor and replacement is $200 or more with me doing the labor. The planer is ten years old so I thought it best to just retire it. To where, I have no idea.
    2 points
  5. There has to be an easier, cheaper way of getting sharp blades than having to replace the planer each time!
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  6. Nice idea. Thats on of the things I enjoy about the Incra 5000, the fence and stop block extend around 60 inches.
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  7. A brief stint in the shop this morning allowed me to rip a straight edge on several boards that will be broken down into leg components for the bench. My straight ripping sled design is flexible, using the fence as a guide, rather than the miter slot. But for wider boards, I need a matching support platform next to the blade to prevent sagging. For the unititated, that sagging can lead to off-square cuts and dangerous kick-back. A friend of mine needed 14 stitches to repair the tooth marks that his saw blade left across his fingers this weekend. Kick-back is no joke, use your devices safely!
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  8. I was hoping you were going to run the two back to back to double the speed of milling but I suppose that's a good reason too.
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  9. Sounds like a lot of work depending on how far you're going. Would it be easier and/or cheaper to buy a cordless inflator for whatever cordless platform you already have?
    1 point
  10. This is common enough that many hand dovetail aficionados leave the carcass a little wild and plane things true with a hand plane. You could get by with sand paper on a long block maybe, if hand planing is not to your liking. That said, all boards must be perfectly square and true, and must be held squarely in the jig…so start by verifying that.
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  11. You just ruined my visuals for the day.
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