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About drzaius

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  1. Which would have the effect of providing a much more robust corner that also be eased a little
  2. Chisel Sharpening

    Have you checked out any youtubes on prepping chisels & plane irons? There are lots of very good ones. The Wood Whisperer has at least one, Lie Nielsen, Paul Sellars, the list goes one. Watch a bunch till you find a method that works for you. Sharpening was something that I struggled (& sometimes still do) a lot with & videos sure helped a lot.
  3. Best finish for Slabs outside

    Many questions. What kind of wood? Will the table be under shelter, out of the sun & rain? What kind of look are you after; more natural looking mat finish or shiny & plasticy?
  4. Chisel Sharpening

    But cheap chisels that are badly out of flat will need the coarse grit or he'll be at it for a month. But mostly, 80 grit would be way too coarse. I have a 600 grit water stone that I usually start with, or if it's really bad, a 120x DiaFlat plate. That thing cuts like crazy.
  5. Chisel Sharpening

    One has to be careful when "not flattening the whole back" If only the last 3/4" or so is ground flat, there can be issues with registering the the chisel flat to the work surface. When I flatten a chisel, the entire blade is on the stone, with most of the downward force concentrated towards the business end. Once the 1" or so at the end is flat I call it good. But by engaging the stone to the entire blade the whole chisel back is essentially coplanar, even if there are un-flat areas back from the edge.
  6. I have those stairs into my attic as well. They're great for the once or twice a month I use them, but I wouldn't have them for an area I need to access regularly.
  7. Random orbital sander

    Is there a reason why you need 5" as opposed 6"? If not then have a look at the 6" sanders. They work considerable faster & because of the larger size can be easier to keep a flatter surface on the work. I've had a 5" Dewalt forever that worked well but was slow. Then a couple of years ago got a Bosch ROS65VC, a 6" sander. It's very good with excellent dust collection (even without a vacuum) & it's oh so smooth. I rarely use the Dewalt now & I've got stacks of 5" disks that I don't know how I'll use up.
  8. China Cabinet

    Not a critique, but a question; how strong will that joint be with just the 2 small squares of long grain glue surface? I've only done finger joints that are more conventional & they are very strong.
  9. Worried

    Stuff like this happens to me from time to time & I'm afraid to throw it out. So, many years down the road I've still got all these little things cluttering up the junk drawer & I have no idea where they came from.
  10. Coffee Table build

    I just love this build. Beautiful wood, great design & execution. Thanks for sharing.
  11. Simple wedge tip

    Some of us will never grow up.
  12. Simple wedge tip

    Just don't confuse wedges for wedgies.
  13. Where did you get the fancy push button nuts? I have a 17" General that is a beast, but has the most hateful depth stops ever. This is something I need to do.
  14. SawStop Router Tables

    The lift is very good. It got top place in FWW's last router lift shootout a few years ago. It'll be expensive though. I've got the Excalibur version that I've just built a top for that goes in my saw extension table.
  15. SawStop Router Tables

    The lift looks just like the one formerly sold by General as the Excalibur lift & now being sold by King Canada.