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    If its made from wood, I am interested in it.

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  1. thewoodwhisperer

    New Feature - Clubs

    Let me know if the lingerie ads go away. Made a few changes that SHOULD have fixed it.
  2. thewoodwhisperer

    Splines VS Keys

    I know Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery refers to it as a Key Miter Jig
  3. thewoodwhisperer

    Splines VS Keys

    I think you may have touched on the real issue here, with "spline" being the generic term and a "key" being a specific type of spline. So while some may call that simple corner piece that's cut into the frame after glueup a key, it's actually just a specific kind of spline. So then to define a "key" it would be a type of spline that's added after the frame is already glued up. Technically, you can add them during the glueup process but I can't find a single instance where someone does that. Whether it's a corner key or a dovetail key, those are all done after the miter glueup. I feel like we're honing in on it now.
  4. thewoodwhisperer

    New Feature - Clubs

    OK so it's not just me. I mentioned to Nicole that I'm seeing some sexy lingerie and I know I haven't been lingerie shopping recently. It was good to see because usually when someone complains about ad content, we typically remind them it's based off their browsing history. Clearly, this isn't a perfect system. haha!
  5. thewoodwhisperer

    Splines VS Keys

    Rogowski’s thoughts.
  6. thewoodwhisperer

    Splines VS Keys

    Interesting. I can say that most books I have on joinery, including Tuanton's Complete Illustrated Guide by Rogowski differentiate between them. But it's the notable exceptions that keep me wondering which course I'll take. Thanks for the info on Frid.
  7. thewoodwhisperer

    Advanced Woodworking Section

    I'm pretty sure the person who made that chart is at the beginning of the learning curve and thus a bit overconfident in their spelling skills. Most research papers don't incorporate slang. If there's one thing I've learned on the internet, if you're going to take the time to make fun of a group of people, you better be sure to use correct spelling and grammar.
  8. thewoodwhisperer

    Splines VS Keys

    I'm putting this in the Advanced forum because this is purely an academic question. I'm working on a joinery book and there's some terminology I'd like to get right. I know many of us misuse or don't differentiate between these terms, so I'm hoping you guys might be able to look at some of the print resources you have around and also draw on your own knowledge to confirm what I'm about to put into print. Because my print resources actually conflict with one another, it's been hard to nail down definitions that work in all scenarios. So here's what I've boiled it down to and it focuses solely on how the joint was made. A key is something that is cut and inserted AFTER the miter joint is glued up. A spline is something that is cut and inserted DURING the miter joint glueup. I initially thought the defining factor would be things like grain direction, shape of the piece being inserted, or length of the insert and its relationship to the length of the joint, but all of these things end up having exceptions. So what I'm hoping you guys can do is find a case where the above "definitions" are not correct. Thanks for the help. For reference, here's a key (only goes part-way through the joint and is added after the miter glueup): And here's a spline (goes all the way across the joint and is added during the miter glueup):
  9. thewoodwhisperer

    DSLR vs Camcorder

    The touch screen AF is fantastic on the 80d too. One of my favorite features is the Canon app. I haven't used it for video yet but for photos it was incredible. I could frame my shot and view it on a large iPad pro. I can then use the ipad to grab focus and change settings if needed and it also works as a remote. Now if this works for video, it's going to be bad ass since part of my issue is grabbing proper focus. How nice to do that from behind the bench when I'm in position for the shot.
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    DSLR vs Camcorder

    I currently use the Canon 80d. I actually bought it for the sake of taking good photos for the book, but it also seemed like one of the best all around cameras for video work. The autofocus is great and looks like it's actually better than the Sony Z150 camcorder I've been using. It's more stable and doesn't hunt for focus like the Sony.
  11. thewoodwhisperer

    DSLR vs Camcorder

    You know, everyone is walking around with a more powerful/higher resolution camera in their pockets that the kind of camera I started with. It's amazing how quickly that tech advanced. If you can get decent audio, there's nothing wrong with capturing on a phone.
  12. thewoodwhisperer

    New Feature - Clubs

    blue tabs at the top of the site. Next to Leaderboard.
  13. thewoodwhisperer

    Price Increase

    What do you guys think of the yearly price increases?
  14. thewoodwhisperer

    DSLR vs Camcorder

    I am currently in the process of switching from a dedicated prosumer video camera to a DSLR. I think it's time and the tech has finally gotten to the point where I feel like this move won't be a huge inconvenience. I'm curious what you guys shoot with.
  15. thewoodwhisperer

    New Feature - Clubs

    We're experimenting with a new forum feature called Clubs. You can access clubs using the tab at the top. The reason I say we're "experimenting" is because we're not 100% sure what the role of something like this will be, if it's needed, or if it's wanted. After giving it lots of thought, I can see some value here with regard to things like brand clubs. For example, a Festool club. It's a place where people can gather and communicate in a less restrictive/more social environment based around a tangential topic. Anyone can make a club but all clubs require approval. If you create a club, it looks like you'll be something of a moderator for that club, responsible for it's features. It's actually like a miniature forum. So if anyone is inclined to start a club, go for it. I really just want to see this thing in action before we make a decision on how to fully implement here. And most importantly, after you use the feature let us know what you think. By the way, Clubs have ZERO impact on the regular forum. You can only access them through the Clubs tab. EDIT I just created two clubs to get the ball rolling and so I can experience the process. Here's what you need to do. Click Start a Club and fill out the info. You'll have a chance to pick an image for the Club. Once the club is approved, you'll need to add a place for people to have discussions. So click Manage Club near the banner area and then select Topics. Keep the name as "Topics" for now and add a description if you want. Once you do this, you'll have a new tab in the banner called Topics. This is where people can have discussions like they would in any other area of the forum.