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  1. chashint

    Table Saw! Powermatic vs. SawStop vs. your favorite!

    At this point in time it just doesn't make sense to me not to go with the best safety technology available. Current pricing between SS & PM really isn't all that significantly different if it's intended to be a forever tool and it's going to be used a lot. If money is that big of a factor why even be comparing PM & SS ?? Grizzly is the value leader and certainly has their fair share of fans plus the money difference is much more significant especially if comparing to the ICS and PM2000. PCS 1.75hp 36" $ 2469 PCS 3 hp 36" $ 2899 ICS 3 hp 36" $ 3899 PM1000 1.75hp 30". $ 2150 PM2000 3hp. $ 3299 Grizzly 10" 3hp G0690 $ 1595
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    My final gift to my wife

    This story choked me up. My heartfelt condolences for your loss.
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    Box Joint Aggravation

    Depending on the size of the pin in the jig you may need to glue the front edge to the base of the jig to prevent the pin from flexing. Just a little bit of flex will greatly affect the fit. Hey Chestnut, what do you think of the Porter Cable jig ? Is it east to get the edges of the board perfectly aligned ? I mostly build small decorative boxes instead of furniture. I have a Peach Tree jig (yeah I got suckered in at the woodworking show when it was sill coming to Dallas) and hardly ever use it because it is really just a one trick pony (thru dovetails) and perfect edge alignment is actually very hard to achieve.
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    Bit and Blade Cleaners

    From time to time blade / bit cleaning comes up and there have been some posts I have seen in the past (may have been on another forum) that claim some detergents / chemicals degrade carbide. Since it's almost time to clean my blade again I contacted Forest to get feedback on the subject. Email copied below in inverse order. Sorry about the big font, it's not obvious to me how to change it. Sent from my iPad On Sep 25, 2018, at 2:27 PM, Charles Hinton <> wrote: Thank you for the prompt reply. Regards, Charlie On Sep 25, 2018, at 11:43 AM, Txxxxx Fxxxxxxxx <> wrote: No not a good choice but buy some Simple Green from Home Depot that would work better. Only soak for 10 mins max and scrub with a brass or nylon brush and dry well so the plate does not rust and spray silcone after drying on plate From: Forrest Manufacturing Company <> Date: September 25, 2018 at 11:10:55 AM EDT To: Subject: Contact Customer Service Reply-To: Name: Charlie Hinton Email: Comment/Question: Is using Tide powdered laundry detergent, warm water, and a soft brass brush acceptable to clean the blades ? If not what is the recommended detergent / solvent and cleaning method ? Best regards, Charlie Hinton E-shop of Forrest Manufacturing Company.
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    it pays to be april wilkerson

    Hay hay hay...... Don't pick on us country raised Texans.....we can't help the we we talk......LOL
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    Aromatic cedar boxes

    Projects that get used are the best ones and these will be great storage boxes for years upon years. There may be elements about them that don't meet your standards, but they really do look great. Accept any thanks and compliments without apologies, they are given with love.
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    it pays to be april wilkerson

    Well, the mini infomercials show a real person using a real off the shelf product in a real world setting doing something with it that may be applicable to a potential customer. She always reveals that she has "partners" so it's not like there is something being hidden. 4 years ago she had never done anything DIY or woodworking and even though she has learned a lot and come a long way she is still very inexperienced. I think product placement with someone like her using it and getting good results is money well spent for the manufacturers. For instance, I wouldn't even be aware of the super jaws thingy without seeing her use it (and yes promote it) on many different projects. I don't need one of those now, but it would have been very useful to me in years past when I was doing projects more similar to what she is doing. FWIW the cyclone video has had 145,000+ views so far in a targeted audience. Considering magazine distribution these days April should be charging them extra for the privilege of installing it in her shop.
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    it pays to be april wilkerson

    Good for her. I do not begrudge her making money or getting free stuff at all. I think she has earned what she has. Making videos is a lot of work on top of whatever project is being documented. In one day the cyclone video has over 111,000 views in a targeted audience. A magazine ad doesn't even do that.
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    My shop overhaul

    This has been an interesting (and very good) thread and just like it is at my house when I take on a home improvement project, if the owner is happy with it then it's all good.
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    Scrap Wood Storage Cart

    I saw the video. Last night, thanks for posting it. I might build one similar.
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    New shop and beginner woodworker

    Well you are starting out with a space that's better than what I have been using for the last 30 years. Good for you, it will make everything funner. To my eye the white paint makes it a completely different environment. You may not think it was worth the effort but I do...LOL If you have the cash for all the new / used tools you're getting / planning to get go for it. Speaking from experience though, financing this hobby (or most anything else that falls into the frivolous categories) isn't worth it. The tools you inherited are plenty good tools and it's worth learning to use what you already have before jumping into the upgrade rabbit hole. I fight the upgraderittis syndrome very often myself, sometimes I come to my senses, sometimes I don't. A few others have recommended doing the traditional crawling, walking, running progression and I fall into that camp too. You have a terrific foundation in place already. True up your tools, build yourself a really accurate crosscut sled for the tablesaw. Build some shop cabinets / tool carts with drawers to start honing your skills. Good luck to you.
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    Took a Woodworking Class.....

    That looks really nice.
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    Beginner - Impulse Buy

    i am not familiar with the miter gauge that comes with your saw so it may be different. The miter gauges I have seen have set screws in the slider bar that can be adjusted to take out the slack if needed. If you screw a long straight board onto the miter gauge it will stabilize the pieces you are cutting. i think a crosscut sled is an excellent first project that will immediately start paying back the effort it takes to build it. If the rip fence is adjusted parallel to the blade you can build a cross cut sled.
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    Beginner - Impulse Buy

    I would like for you to describe why you are not satisfied with the cuts you made too. What is wrong with them ?
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    Beginner - Impulse Buy

    Oh yeah, don't throw the blade that came with the saw away. There will be something you will want to cut that's not necessarily somethat you should expose your good blade to.