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  1. The runners may have shifted when you screwed them in ever so slightly, but enough to cause them to bind. Using the AC glue locks your runners into place so they are less likely to shift when you screw them down. Finishing Paste wax the big box will have it in the paint department. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Also, Screwed from bottom or top not important as long as the runners don't move on you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Agree with treeslayer. If they aren't glued now, remove your runners, ensure the still slide freely. If so, shim with dimes or something so they are just proud of the table top. Add AC glue then lower the sled material using the TS fence as a guide. Once the Ac glue has dried, flip the assembly upside down, drill pilot holes (don't reuse old screw holes) and screw the runners into place. Wax, repeat your 5 cut adjustments and you should be good to go. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Coincidentally I just built the Nick Ferry sled yesterday but modified it to have a replaceable ZCI and to be able to accommodate the blade at 45degrees. Nick said he wished he made the t-track openings larger to handle longer bolts but I didn't understand why he wouldn't just end the t tracks short of the rear fence (maybe to maximize capacity?), so that is what I did. It's a real easy build I wouldn't let the minor additional time investment stop you, but the Kreg parts aren't cheap... Only having used it a couple times I like how quickly I can cut to length with the stop vs fiddling around to cut to a marked line. Not necessary to have a fancy sled, but so far I dig it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Absolutely. Pros/cons and also alternative methods for solving the problem the tool was intended (which is when I actually learn something). Was not disappointed on either front with the responses! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Thanks for the suggestions, I hadn't heard of these other tools. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Gimmick or useful? What attracts me is making it easier to scrape glue from inside corners. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Thanks again, all good info to consider for my next sled! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Thanks for taking the time to post the pictures and detailed description! Pretty cool solution for adjustment with the t-bolts. Do the fences ever need re adjusted? Or is the t-bolts just a alternate way to secure the fence to the bed vs screws? Is the bed 1/2" BB+1/4" BB to create the zero clearance feature? Thanks again! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Do you use a quality miter gauge instead? Totally with you and everyone else who mentioned the aggravation of storage, in my little shop I found a decent solution in the outfeed table. I also store a ply TS cover in the same place (suspended in a channel up top). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. This is one of the most used tools in my beginner shop to the point that I think I'd like to upgrade from the basic model that I copied from Marc's video. I was thinking about modeling mine after Nick Ferry's but I'd modify to have a replaceable zero clearance insert. At any rate, I'd love to see what others have made and any thoughts on improving the basic form of the tool and any favorite designs out there. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Thanks for putting this in a journal, after I finish up my current project I was considering making the FWW bench as next on the list. I'll be interested to see what you decide on the tail vice, I was thinking of making that mod as well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I guess I lied about about the wire table in the manual. For what it is worth I used 10 for my table saw which is probably overkill. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Someone will respond with a definitive answer on this (I am not an expert), but if it is 220, you need two hots. Unless that supplied wire was intended as 110v, both the black and white would be hots. It is common practice among electricians to put some red tape on the white wire to make this clear. The green is ground, there is no neutral. I googled 3-4 220v converter and it looks like you can buy something that will make the plugs compatible without messing with the wiring. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Also, I recall when I got my get jet table saw, there was a table to suggest the wire size based upon how long the cord was. I'll see if I can look it up for you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Totally dig your sled setup with the replaceable inserts and the t slots. Thanks for posting! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Cool, thanks guys. Understood that 5 minutes is bogus, but I read somewhere on the interwebs that it is workable in 45-60min, not true? Just for anchoring about what I am considering, here is the product: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. My most common use for epoxy is filling natural wood imperfections. I've been using west systems which has a great result but for a couple drawbacks. 1. The slow cure typically means I have to wait overnight to work the project. 2. I end up throwing away 60-90% of the mixed epoxy simply because I don't need that much. I know some will weigh the portions out to make smaller batches but that seems to not be without some aggravation. Has anyone tried 5 minute epoxy for this purpose? At least what I've read it is workable under an hour, it is cheap and available at any hardware store and 50-50 mixture I would assume is easy to measure with your eye in any quantity. I know there is another recent thread on filling imperfections with epoxy but didn't feel right to post there, especially with an active thread mocking hijacking [emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. I think you've told me once before how you do the tool inlays, foam insulation spray painted black as I recall. What I don't remember is how you cut it. What is the trick for that? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Ditto that. There will be another copy in Charlotte! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Mostly because I don't know any better regarding the mechanics of the Jet, I just respected the brand. I was in the dark, and now I have been shown the pa'ath to the li'ight! (add a little southern baptist flair to that last sentence for full intended effect).
  19. ...or Jet. I'm not totally to date on WTO, but I think this is the first time I heard you dis on the Jet. Only because I consider your opinion very seriously, you'd avoid the Jet, there is no other choice than the parallelogram pm if you want to avoid machine aggravation? I was planning on purchasing the 8" helical head Jet later this year. What are your thoughts?
  20. I'm considering the dewalt track saw myself. Surprised if the dust port doesn't adjust. Found these two pictures with dust port facing opposite directions. Interested to hear if your model won't adjust. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Awesome dude! She rules! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Looks like a great match now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. I'm planning next year to get an 8in jointer but considering passing on the Parallelogram beds, that cuts the price down to about $2k. There might be a thread in this forum somewhere about the difference between dovetail and parallel but based upon what little I have read, both are good with main difference ease of adjustability. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. Good recommendation, I have seen the movie, but this is definitely worth reading to get a more intimate picture of the problem solving and the science.Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Haven't seen the film, but my BIL did, and said they cut a lot of good stuff to get the runtime down. True, movies hardly ever approximate the book, but this one was well done. Sometimes you are angry by the lack of heart achieved by a movie vs the book (world war z comes to mind). But I think some, while lacking the insight of inner thought achieved by written word, are still excellent. Dead Zone and Jurassic Park come to mind. That said, the Movie Lost World and the book didn't come close... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk