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About krtwood

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  1. I use a U shaped jig that rides the fence for thin rips. Basically a push stick that ride the fence. Not a fan of the Gripper.
  2. It's just really hard, from what I understand.
  3. It is possible to run a ClearVue with less than 8' ceilings, but there are compromises. At 90" you might be able to still stack the two filters on top of each other. I think my ceilings are at 92.5" and I have a couple inches. It would be tight. The other option is to put them side by side, but then you have to support them from underneath somehow and it takes up a lot of extra space. Also you end up with a pretty small collection bin. What I ended up doing was adding a Thein baffle on a trash can on the line to the planer so that the bulk of the waste ends up in the garbage can and I don't really have to worry about the bin on the cyclone very often. I went this route because I know I won't be in a basement shop forever and I didn't want to compromise on the dust collector itself. However, from what I've seen of these shorter cyclone systems what you give up in filter efficiency you gain back in ease of cleaning it out. If you overflow the bin on the ClearVue, your life is over. Just give up woodworking. Nail the door shut and forget about it. If it happens with one of these smaller units, cleaning the filters is just a routine thing you do anyway.
  4. You in the habit of trying to turn the saw on while changing blades? The on button has a raised frame around it, plus the stop paddle sticking out beyond that. It's very difficult to turn it on by accident. I think I did manage to poke one of those on once with the corner of a board hitting it perfectly, so I won't say impossible. That board isn't going to be in my hands while I'm changing the blade. I figure if I'm that unlucky I'd rather get it out of the way with just cutting myself rather than getting hit by lightning while an anvil falls out of the sky on me. But it's your shop and if it makes you feel better, have at it.
  5. Last time I bought rags I got colored ones cause they were cheaper. No problems.
  6. I put some on the ceiling.
  7. Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene
  8. I don't know about a resin inlay in a cutting board. You could do a v-inlay with a contrasting wood.
  9. Plywood, no. Regular wood glue is fine.
  10. Their edge sander and chair back sander are interesting. I made my edge sander with a 12" drive pulley and 6" idler to get different radii. The large radius is a real game changer for working curves and something you just can't get without building your own.
  11. Grizzly has new planers with the same design (for $800 less) and there's a picture with the belt cover off. The motor must move up and down with the cutterhead inside of the cabinet. There's no tensioner. I hope they keep the traditional design around in addition to these. I stack my drum sander on top of my planer to save space and if I'm ever in a position to upgrade from a benchtop planer it's going to be impossible to do that with the handle being where it is. Edit: You can also see the threaded rods for raising/lowering are inside of the posts, which explains the handle location.
  12. The resin doesn't last forever. Last half inch or so of my gallon container turned into a gel. Not sure how many years I had it but it was a while.
  13. The Bosch with the switch in the handle is really nice for repetitive short cuts like that. When I was doing my modular jewelry boxes I was using it to make 4 holes for dowels on each side of each drawer box with a template. Being able to just turn it on as you grab it by the handle saves so much time. I really like the Triton in the router table but not so much freehand.
  14. The Domino came out in 2007. Patents are 20 years. 8 years to go, assuming they didn't file earlier.
  15. My hand tool cabinet is on the wall right behind the vise end of the bench so I like to work there. I occasionally even manage to not cover the bench in crap. My walkways along the long sides of the bench are narrow so any vise there would impale me on a regular basis. It's been a long time since I dealt with any long furniture parts though. Random thought: Couldn't you mount a twin screw vise vertically to use it as a leg vise, as another way of dealing with the racking issue? The central handle of the twin turbo wouldn't be ideal there as it would end up too low.