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  1. I hear they are made in the same factory and the only difference is the thread color. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Thanks for adding parsimonious to my vocabulary, sounds much better than cheapskate. ? I am lucky enough to have a wife that does the same. "Buy whatever I want, she says." If she only knew how much I "want" she'd be a little more cautious with that phrase... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Thanks for posting, I have not viewed these videos before. Absolute genius and inspiration. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. Glad I didn't see this earlier or I would have pitched out the extra $500 for the PM just to be a crowd pleaser... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I planned on buying the Jet table saw from Amazon but tax was applied for some reason. ToolNuts got my business on that one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. This: Plus these: 4 of these: And an impulse purchase of: One more big purchase planned for next week... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Great work! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. All the plugs are done. Marc's estimate of a day and a half is about right! Applied 3 coats of Danish oil yesterday and today, but I'm not going to post a picture until I spray the lacquer, hopefully next week. It is looking good but it is a little splotchy. From what I read somewhere on the interwebs cherry sometimes does look splotchy at first but evens out as it darkens with time. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Don't know, but I'll let you know when I get it and try it out. The price is better than anything else I saw, for $45 I figured I'd take a chance on a switch. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. Last time I used Qualalaqc because it was the only spray lacquer I could find (Amazon). I saw a YouTube video that shows how to mix brushing lacquer so you can spray it (mostly thin it with acetone) so I might try that. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. Thanks for the info, it's a heck of a drive to your area of the world from where I am at. I think I'm going to end up building the router extension. It seems to be whe woodworky thing to do. ? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. Yep, close by to Gastonia, looks like we were close to equal distant from Gastonia on either side on I85. I'm in Cornelius, near Davidson and Mooresville. Small world ? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. I've come to the conclusion that this is one of those projects that looks like it will go fast but is actually slower than some more complex projects. Those ebony plugs and splines are a real time eater... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. I'll take suggestions for the finish. I was planning on Lacquer over Danish oil because I've had some success with that combo, but totally willing to consider something new! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. This is just the start, I plan to blow it out this year. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  16. The handles turned out nice. Making plugs (dang this is tedious!) There was some minor inconsistency in the longer plug mortises, so some plugs had to be custom fit. First couple plugs installed nicely, hopefully I will get them all installed tomorrow! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  17. Apparently Lake Gaston and Gastonia aren't near each other, shucks! What brand/model is it? I haven't found an aftermarket extension that fits the jet yet.
  18. Sounds like make an extension might be the way to go. I bounced among the sawstop, powermatic, griz, then the jet. I was looking at the g0690 which is a bit more expensive than the g1023 and about $375 less than the Jet (delivered) with the 15% Black Friday discount. The Jets dust collection is inarguably better than the Griz, I may be blowing some cash, but for that small difference in price and that one notable difference in performance, for me that was a no brainier. What I haven't decided is if the Jet vs the Sawstop for $1k more is a no brainier...
  19. With the Jet/Powermatic 15% off sale starting next week, I was thinking about upgrading to a cabinet saw. The one I am looking at is the Jet 3hp, with the 30" rip capacity. I wanted to take the benchdog router extension and lift off my old saw (powermatic contractor saw) and install it on the jet, but it doesn't look like it will fit since the cabinet saw is a couple inches wider. So my question is what are your thoughts on the most effective and bang for the buck way to get a router table on the new table saw? Some options: 1. Get jet router extension, although it looks like this extension has an opening that is not standard so might have to get jet lift - uber expensive, not a fan. 2. Make modifications to fit the benchdog extension to the jet. This sounds like a project that might suck. If anyone has tried love to hear. 3. Leave the extension on the contractor saw (to be sold), but keep the lift and either find an aftermarket extension that will accept the lift and plate (my favorite option), or build my own extension. Love to get some points of view on this. Thanks!
  20. That is the one! There is a good chance I'll make that table my next "big" project.
  21. Ya'all may already be all over this one but thought I would pass along a cool trick for removing squeeze out at joints that I learned in a FWW video. Tried it today and worked really well. Cut a straw at an angle and use that to scoop the glue. Recut the straw with every scoop. Simple and effective.
  22. Looks great! Curious on what you did to account for wood movement in the top. You mentioned the cherry is book matched, is the top a veneer on ply?
  23. I really like that, great job!
  24. Update: I remade the handles. It turned out that hammering the hole punch after the curve was made was a non-issue. I also pre-severed the wood fibers as Terry suggested because on my test piece I was still getting a little bit of tear out, I guess that is the nature of a dull hole punch... You can see new and old in the picture. Got the Router set up to cut the cove. Marc kinda scared me with the "I'm not comfortable teaching this technique" remarks, but I found it went really smoothly and without some of the router chatter I think I heard in video by taking EXTREMELY small bites. I got it done in about 5 passes.