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About JordanPatterson

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    Corpus Christi, TX
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    Modern furniture, Home remodeling

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  1. I guess I need to establish more ventilation across the router and periodically blow the whole case out with compressed air. I have a 1.5 Hp dust collector hooked up and it is excellent at dust collection. Do the $300 routers typically have a lot better life?
  2. I have had a Incra router table and lift with an enclosed dust collection box around the router. I had this setup with a brand new Bosch 1617 for over a year and then suddenly the router max speed was limited to a very low speed. I replaced the Bosch with a dewalt 618 that was already a few years old and within 2 months it is experiencing the same symptoms. I am still in the process of troubleshooting this but has anyone experienced this type of "failure" before. Also what routers are you using in your tables?
  3. I am very interested in the responses as well. The lathe is the one major tool I don't own but I increasingly want to incorporate turned items in my furniture projects.
  4. I haven't had any issues with warping of plywood from the big bog store. My issue with their plywood is de-lamination. Even the domestic stuff is low quality and overpriced. I have started using baltic birch for everything. My nearest supplier in San Antonio, TX has 3/4" 5'x5' sheets for under $30 a sheet so its very economical as well.
  5. I bought the Incra Miter Express sled that accepts an Incra miter gauge. It has two t tracks in the sled that allow clamping of the work. I tried and tried to make an accurate cross cut sled and could never get the results that I expected.
  6. My wife designed a custom branding iron for me a few Christmases back. I really like it.
  7. Just like Robby I built a cart large enough to store full 4x8 sheets. In use it was too heavy and large to move. I tore it down and built a vertical storage area and I am much happier.
  8. I have the Incra Mast-R-Lift II and love it. Even if you don't have any other Incra stuff it is worth a look because of the magnetic rings.
  9. I have an Incra I-Box that I don't use anymore due to having an Incra Router table and fence system. I am thinking $120 shipping in the US but am open to offers.
  10. I agree. I love my incra fence. It is such a great design.
  11. I use a Logitech MX Master. It is the best of both worlds because you can configure all of the buttons to function in a similar way to the magic mouse as well as adding the buttons to make CAD drawing and navigating a 3D environment easy.
  12. I am working through my shop but I have a few areas organized.
  13. I thought I would update everyone. This method worked flawlessly for me. I was able to adjust my tables to be within 1 thousandth out of co-planer with a cutting depth of .035 inches.
  14. What would necessitate modifying the cutting depth? I went a year with a consistent 1/32 in cut and never wanted to change it.
  15. My only argument is that the jointer is a very simple machine. I know that my tables are flat and that the cutter head runs true. Forget the brand of the tool, is my setup strategy valid?