Mark J

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  1. So back to that niggling 1/4", it didn't seem so farfetched to me. It would only take a tiny difference in the mounting angle of the legs to the carcass to create that much difference in the position of the feet. So dusting off some old (very old) geometry with the Google brush, I was reminded of this (OK, I probably never actually knew this): http://mathcentral.uregina.ca/QQ/database/QQ.09.07/h/lucy1.html So given that you have the three lengths of a triangle you can calculate any of the three angles. If I've done the calculation correctly and assuming the legs are 100cm long it would only take an angle of .363 degrees to move the tip of the leg .635 cm (1/4"). This may not be the exact dimension, but it makes the point that the error here is easily within the surface variation of the "flat" bottom of the carcass. The good news, I don't think anyone visiting your niece is just going to happen to have a plumb bob in there pocket.
  2. I like that device. I would keep the back stop so as to reduce the chance of the jig moving forward and the bolt either cramping the cut off, or contacting the blade (that's at least a hundred dollar event on a SawStop). Shorter bolts and a couple of wing nuts would work, but if you have star knobs laying around.... By the way who is this person?
  3. I would have thought the way to do it would be to place the fence on the cut off side with a short accessory fence attached. The accessory fence would extend up to, but not along side the blade. The work would then be advanced into the blade and the thin cut off would fall away. I know I've seen something like this done somewhere.
  4. Mark J

    more power!

    And now one of them has gotten out of prison.
  5. Mark J

    more power!

    Actually there was just a news item about some guy keeping a horse in his back yard. Apparently it's legal, not kind, considerate or very smart, but legal.
  6. Mark J

    more power!

    Not in The city of Chicago. There the only way to know if the lightçs red is the flash from the red light camera in your mirror.
  7. Mark J

    Lumber Cart

    My suggestion to make it easy to move to another address is to design and build it so it can be disassembled. Use bolts and pocket screws rather than glue and joints. I made a clamp cart years ago with T&G joints. It will be a pain to move and I can't easily repurpose the plywood, either.
  8. Mark J

    more power!

    Clearly there are no teenagers in your household.
  9. Doesn't cost anything to try, but he doesn't come by the forum much any more. You could also try to reach him via the TWW web site. I assume you've googled for "lumber yards" near you, but you might also try searching for sawyers. And welcome on board.
  10. Mark J

    more power!

    Interesting question. LEDs, and CFLs before them, have made a dramatic decrease in electric consumption for lighting, but I'll bet lighting is the smallest slice of the electricity pie. Not only is there the heating you mentioned, but cooling, cooking, refrigeration, instant on TV's and always on computers. As an example I have a lot of lighting in my workshop (like a dozen fluorescent fixtures), which, IIRC, draws 9 amps at 120V, so about one kilowatt. And IIRC the shop heater draws 40 amps at 240V so we're close to ten kilowatts.
  11. If it were me trying to please my right brain I would give up on adding color to the pine. Pine (of any kind) just doesn't want to cooperate with this plan. Again, me, I would use an oil based polyurethane varnish which will add some amber tone to the wood (more than water born will), paint the trestle bottom as you have suggested and enjoy the piece. And if at the end of the day my right brain was still grumpy about it, well left brain says I don't have to keep the table forever.
  12. I would insure that the compartment was tall enough to accommodate the full range of travel of the lift and router and roomy enough to make installing and removing the router easy. I don't think that the size of the compartment has as much effect on dust removal and motor cooling as does the aerodynamics of the air flow. You want the air to sweep up the dust and flow past the motor housing to the DC hose. To that end I believe the gap around the throat plate and bit should be larger rather than smaller.
  13. Hey, but it was micro lint.
  14. If you're the blade is at 90* you could also check that it lifts and lowers in plane.
  15. Obviously we can't read the dial very well, but it looks like your good to go on those measurements.