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  1. Well, from now when it comes to sharing safety points about using a branding iron you can now officially say, "you are probably wondering how I know this".
  2. I have started doing the inside first and winding the paper to the outside. It is a lot easier to deal with the outside clip last.
  3. Chet

    Small Miter Box

    Well it is a pretty nice looking pencil box. A happy mistake.
  4. Chet

    Small Miter Box

    Cool box Coop, it has some real nice grain features. Wasn't there originally plans to us some spalted lumber? Did you decide to save that for something else?
  5. Are you sure he glued it in or did he just insert it into the groove and glue the box itself. If he just inserted it into the groove with no glue then the panel is allowed to float giving it room to move, which would be much because it is a small project.
  6. In the video posted above Marc talks about using an online calculator that Rockler has for figuring out the design of different shapes shutters
  7. Raised beds are the way to go. The soil stays in much better shape because the drainage is way better so the soil doesn't compact the same. I still have to till it but I wouldn't call it back breaking at all. I made the beds 18 inches high, the soil inside is about 14 inches deep.
  8. Slow as it is, Its the gift that keeps on giving.
  9. Happy Thanksgiving to all... and safe travels to all that are on the road.
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    Bending wood

    This is why I like the square drive. It does look like it turned out real nice.
  11. I know your piece isn't nessekaryly an antique but you might try contacting this gentleman. He also has a YouTube channel called Thomas Johnson Antique Furniture Restoration that may be of some help.
  12. Okay, now that you have the turners, what is Lefse?
  13. If they left there mark some where it will most likely be on the under side or inside of the parts. You might try contacting this organization.
  14. I think part of the problem is a lot of these companies aren't brick and mortar they are just a website and once you place the order they pass it on to the actual manufacturer who dropships it to you. This technique is as old as the Sears catalog days.
  15. Yea, I am a goofball, I clean my shop at the end of the session every day.
  16. Wear a ball cap, the visor will keep your eyes looking down toward the task. They do look nice.
  17. Wow, that is quite a bit bigger then I thought.
  18. Simple elegance, Ross. That looks really nice.
  19. This is the one thing that gives me challenges with small boxes. Its just like build any nice piece of furniture, you can really ruin the looks with a bad choice of hardware. The box looks nice, clean, simple design.
  20. I mis-spoke the sled is more like 15+ inches from the fence. I would say you could "safely" cut 16 inches. I have a SawStop PCS and I use the fixture below to rest the sled on to start the cut. It keeps it from tipping at the beginning. I got the idea from @gee-dub.
  21. On the 5000 the sled is 17 inches wide and I believe the fence extends out 60 inches or more.
  22. I've owned this saw since 2015 and haven't had a single complaint. I have the 120 volt version which has 1 3/4 hp motor with the wood slicer blade for re-sawing and have done pieces 8 or 9 inches wide with no problems. Even though it is considered a 12 inch saw I think you can go to almost 13 inch re-saw capacity.
  23. That came out real nice Ken. A very good rendition of Pekovich's table. Nothing like turning what you thought might be firewood into a piece of furniture, that right there had to make it fun. Me too!