Mick S

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  1. Beautiful job, Bmac! It's on my list, too, now that the Morris chair is completed and I have a place to put my feet up. You are truly a productive craftsman!
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    Mineral spirits to clean dust off cutting boards?

    The template for this could be a simple rectangle. When you get to the corner the guide bushing or bearing will just roll around it leaving slightly rounded corners.
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    Black butt hinge source?

    I've been very impressed with Deltana oil rubbed hinges. Several sources, but I get them on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=deltana+oil+rubbed+hinges&ref=nb_sb_noss
  4. Fantastic work, Steve! My only criticism would be going with black socks.
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    My Last Major Equipment Upgrade - New Drill Press

    First, I have no experience with either other than seeing and giving them a fairly thorough go over on the showroom floor. I came away thinking I'd go with the PM in a heartbeat. I liked the features of the Nova, but I agree on the differences. You will rarely need the 90 degree tilt or 1/32 capacity, but when you do.... Both are strong brands. What are the warranties, service accessibility, etc for both? I'm planning on replacing my Delta 17-900 with the PM at some point.
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    Bit and Blade Cleaners

    +1. Works as well as any specialized cleaner, solvent or anything else I've tried. It's always in stock under the kitchen sink, no gloves, masks or hearing protection required. 5 minute soak and brush it off. Rinse and dry. I've never had an issue with router bit bearings after using it. Like Steve said above, dry it with a rag and blast it with compressed air to purge any leftover water.
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    Waxing drawers

    All of the above advice works well and has for many generations. I stopped using wax on wood runners when I was introduced to this tape - https://www.amazon.com/UHMW-TAPE-19-20A-5-36-Adhesive-Transparent/dp/B01MSZTXG8/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1537667895&sr=8-10&keywords=uhmw+tape A strip along the top of the drawer runner lasts years and years and makes them slide like buttah!
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    CNC mistake for your entertainment

    I thought all you had to do was push a button! That's far from the worst first CNC job I've seen. Your progress has been amazing to watch, David. From your build to your results, your contribution to the hobby/small shop CNC world has been generous!
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    How do you transport your wood?

    I had a Prius before I got the Honda. Loved that car. Paid for itself with my mileage reimbursement.
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    How do you transport your wood?

    +1 on the cruck. Pricey, yes, but it's designed to handle 49" between the wheel wells, which is one of the reasons I was interested in it. That, and it has a locking trunk under the bed. And it rides like a SUV. Plenty for my needs. I picked up some 5 x 5 Baltic Birch yesterday and it rode beautifully with about 2" hanging over the edge of the bed. I also have a HF 4 x 8 trailer that I got when we first moved here. Long story short, my final cost was $157 plus the plywood to deck it. A friend and I went in on 7500 BF of assorted hardwood lumber last year and between his pickup and trailer and mine plus a 2 ton flatbed (2 trips) we got it from Albuquerque up here to Santa Fe in 3 trips.
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    Tablesaw Dovetail Jig Ver 1

    Only reawakening this thread because I have to do a demo for a class next week. There is a simple way of cleaning to the corners of the tails without having a specially ground blade. A quick Youtube search yielded this gem from way back...
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    Love the pair of Grr-Rippers I've had for several years now. They sit on a shelf right beside the TS for quick access. I've read a complaint from time to time that they can lose their grip (become slick) over time, but I've found that a quick swipe across my jeans or apron before every use takes care of that. My pair came with all the doo-dads and attachments, but other than the side shoe that keeps them from tipping on narrow stock I haven't found them to be very helpful. I put a pair of the jointer models on my Christmas wish list my wife requested last week.
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    CNC Philip Morley Mortiser

    I got the Morley Mortiser parts cut this morning for the class demo next week.
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    Morris chair follow up journal

    Back from the upholsterer in the correct orientation - finally!
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    Arts and Craft Sideboard

    Others have said that you knocked it out of the park on this one. I agree, with room to spare. Kudos on splurging on the hardware. I've seen too many projects compromised by cutting corners on what, in the long run, makes or breaks an heirloom piece. You've done it here.