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  1. Like this. And only like this.
  2. Junk like pine, odd-shaped, unusable scrap, these are campfire wood. The rest goes in a rack for later use. Like anything else good, I might need it in 10 years.
  3. He probably would prefer to. I would like an 8x10 wood field. But I have enough cherry at home to build one. Maybe for lenses … hmmm …
  4. Customer is happy with the product but also sad about pricing (affect of inflation) though he understands. Gives him 50% more storage per cabinet and 3” additional height.
  5. I used these 3/4" that are screw-mount ready.
  6. A couple years ago I made this open entry closet. But that tall door is moving. (I know, it’s the even-layer count issue.) Today’s compensation is to use a rare earth magnet to hold the door closed. It stands just a little proud of the door surface as it contacts a screw in the frame. I may put a piece of edge banding over the screw head … but maybe not.
  7. 20 years ago the fans were larger and could tolerate larger chips and more dust. Today's smaller fans would, I suspect, get blocked up more easily. Also 20 years ago systems were more concerned about hard drive heat. If you've not upgraded to a SSD, do so. It will cut the heat generated inside the laptop and make for less stress on the laptop or desktop computer cooling system. Plus, a good one is more reliable than a mechanical drive.
  8. It runs for a few seconds then slows down. Oscillation works just fine. The motor is not available. Even if it were that would be the price of a good used unit. I've decided to pick up a good used one tomorrow afternoon.
  9. My Delta BOSS spindle sander was acquired used. Last time I powered it up it ran slow. Oscillation was good but the speed, not so much. Is it much trouble to tear into a motor like that (I've fixed a lot of things but have not opened a motor before) or is one better off ditching it? Press-fit bearings would be pain to deal with.
  10. Cherry is by nature quite brittle. I considered cutting the offended part flat and adding a bevel into the main part of the leg and filling with a block accordingly. Epoxying it in rather than gluing. But I really didn't want to try to match the finish. It's like a walnut stain on cherry. I'd probably use a sander to match the contours instead of a router. Aligning the dowels wouldn't be too difficult.
  11. We called it Time of death: 04/14/2022 at 6:00. Now to shop around for a matching chair. They're out there but a slow find.
  12. More pics the split and the surviving large piece
  13. We picked up some Pennsylvania House cherry chairs. Wife likes them. But one broke with a mistaken move. I can’t find the same chair nearby so I am tasked with fixing it if possible. My thought is to notch the leg and glue in a block. Reinforced with small dowels or something. 1. How might you do it? 2. Is it worth the effort?
  14. I used a file to flatten the weld spot as much as I could but there are still sparks. Definitely a good reason for dust collection.
  15. None of them are metric. i was surprised to see so little metric.
  16. I also let Harvey know that, if they had a 110V version, I'd have purchased it for the little extra it costs (when on sale).
  17. I looked again at the manual. Nothing.
  18. Thanks. Didn't see it in the instructions. Sure is loaded with blue Loctite, as it ought to be!
  19. Only one thing funky about alignment. I got the table-blade just fine. But fence-table or -blade is way off. Thinking of a wood shim. Also … dust collection connections. I have been using a friction connector for the table saw, jointer, router, and planer. But this 4” is apparently larger in diameter. How do you connect to it?
  20. I got it set up today. Quite the beast. I see only one short-coming in the design. Not sure about those plastic knobs on the guide adjustments. I've had plastics break on enough stuff over the years that they bother me. Also, what method do you use to flatten the saw blade weld point? Just a file for a few passes, perhaps?
  21. It was a 2-man job done alone. Ended up taking some of the weight out of the box so that I might get the larger part onto my little dolly. It won't run 110 and I really didn't want to run another circuit to the garage for one piece of equipment.
  22. IOW, always under-rate all components. But with a different flavor.
  23. I like that the tension knob is on the bottom side. Quite convenient. But I think I'll throw together a little lever to make turning it easier. Other than that, it should be ready to go Sunday sometime.