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  1. I made the cherry dowel pins I'll use for the draw-bores. Then I swore for a couple of hours (03:24:27) while putting together the Grizzly (emphasis on the grrrrr) overarm guard for the slider. After 30+? years can't they hire someone to translate and make a decent set of instructions? PISS poor instructions! Anyway, the Pantorouter (great instructions!) has a circular template for making dowels. The inherent design of it allows for fine-tuning the fit. Given the problem with out of round commercially available dowels, these are a COPD's dream.
    6 points
  2. $80/box I got a very nice bottle of wine from my neighbor for it. Hell of a deal from my perspective!
    4 points
  3. 30 vaccinations today . Doesn't seem like much, but it comes out to 6 per hour and there's a certain amount of bureaucracy that is part of the process.
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  4. Like many of us, I take pride in many of the things I make. I take pride in the positive comments I get from students who have taken my classes. It makes me feel like I'm contributing. Then I talk to a real woodworker. I'm going to brag about my brother, a professional woodworker just a bit. I talked to him earlier today - he had asked me to call him after seeing an Instagram post I put up using my Pantorouter. He was thinking about getting one. When he answered the phone, he sounded out of breath. He explained that he was swamped with work. Like many woodworkers who actually m
    2 points
  5. Strange day for me. Not the least of which was my UPS delivery. Earlier than usual. Sunday I ordered some Krill oil, coffee and Nasacort. Today I got Krill oil, coffee, Nasacort and 150 rounds of 45 caliber ammo. I don't own a gun. Amazon Customer Service told me to dispose of them or donate them.
    2 points
  6. Drew, I'll send you ten bucks if you hide that closet behind a secret swinging book case. Secret rooms are just cool, no matter what.
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  7. While finish was drying I continued work on picture frames. I can't remember who posted about the L fence but I ended up making an L type fence to trim the splines down quickly. That allowed me to clean the edges of the frames up with a hand plane. I just need to run them all through the drum sander to clean up the front surface then mount glass and backer boards.
    2 points
  8. That's how I've done it in the past. What I found, also, is that it's not uncommon for bradpoint tips to be a little off center, moving the start point in a direction you don't want it to go. The center punches are easier to align.
    2 points
  9. This is going to be a bit different of a project. Megan and I have discussed at length a means to provide a space for her to get ready but also be easily hidden. Our home office has a close that isn't very well utilized instead of piling boxes and totes there, we'll shift them to the now finished garage. A lot of discussion and talking lead to building a dressing/makeup vanity in the office closet. Not really sure how this is goign to end up. I'll be designing as we go. Main parts that I know I'll be making are a work surface, a rolling drawer organizer, and a mirror with lights. I starte
    1 point
  10. Not so fast Mick, the gun may come tomorrow lots of people shoot 45ACP and it’s in short supply right now, convert it to woodworking supplies, should be north of 30 bucks a box
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  11. I could have reduced the weight a lot more by doing more ribs in the middle and doing 1/4" for both the top and bottom or even 1/2" for the top. I used 3/4" because i had the plywood on hand and it's cheaper to use what you have then to buy new. The top weighs 35 lbs tops so moving it around and getting it into place was nice and easy.
    1 point
  12. I have a 1.5 hp saw and use an 8" stack with out any issues with power. I'd go that route over a 6" as i have used the extra cut depth a couple times. It also allows you to use the dado stack with a cross cut sled if you ever find the need.
    1 point
  13. Seen the video multiple times. I still stand buy the brake being unnecessary. The Felder and Bosch design were retracting the blade fast enough to only leave a scratch (very similar to the SS) but neither damage the saw blade. I don't think that Gass intended the brake to retract the blade. The brake was the main function and the retracting was a secondary result because the energy is easier to deal with if it's redirected. Though I doubt very few people will truly know the answer to this question. The evidence is the blade comes to a complete stop before it retracts. If retracting the bl
    1 point
  14. Keeping in mind the considered opinions offered by experts, I have remodelled the joinery as per the attached image. The bench top would rest on the short aprons through a micro angled dovetail ( more of a dado actually ). I hope this frame would now be strong and rigid. The overhang on one side is for mounting the vice. But for this, the top and the frame are flush. I thank all the masters for their advice. I would request a final opinion on this design.
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  15. 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.
    1 point
  16. That table has inspired plenty of people. Here’s my attempt in Mottled 12/4 bubinga for the top on a hard maple base. https://www.averagesavant.com/post/manage-your-blog-from-your-live-site
    1 point