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  1. Hey folks. We need to do some maintenance on the forum including a server migration. On Monday morning, the forum will go offline and will not be accessible for most of the day. The timeline for the migration is highly variable so we can't make any specific promises about exactly when we'll be up and running again. Thanks for your understanding. Marc
  2. Let me know if the lingerie ads go away. Made a few changes that SHOULD have fixed it.
  3. I know Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery refers to it as a Key Miter Jig
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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. 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. 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. 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.
  10. 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. 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. blue tabs at the top of the site. Next to Leaderboard.
  13. What do you guys think of the yearly price increases?
  14. 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.