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    cabinets, chests, tables, shop projects, outdoor furniture

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  1. chashint

    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.
  9. chashint

    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.
  10. chashint

    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.
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    Beginner - Impulse Buy

    I use calipers all the time. I have several varying from expensive to Harbor Freight special of the day. There's really nothing bad to say about the Harbor Freight digital caliper and that's the one I use most often because it's on the bench and the "good ones" are in their box in a drawer. I aligned my blade to the miter slots using the miter gauge with the caliper clamped to it. As long as the miter gauge screws are adjusted so it fits snug in the slot you should be able to get within a few thousandths or better. On my saw the trunnions bolt to the top, the trick to accurate adjustment is to barely loosen three of bolts and use a mallet and stick and tap the trunnion at one of the loosened bolts, It usually doesn't take much movement to get the blade aligned really well. I think Marc has a video on making a crosscut sled, he used Willam Ng's 5 cuts to square method of adjusting the crossmember. If you can't find the video here go to the source and YouTube William Ng on how to make one. It's a very good project.
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    Beginner - Impulse Buy

    Hello Jazzed, Welcome to woodworking. Taking time to dial in your tablesaw as accurately as possible and to learn about preventing kickback is time well spent. Building some jigs for your tablesaw using plywood is a very good way to start out. A crosscut sled is very useful. Using poplar and oak from home Depot or Lowes is not a sin and you can build some very nice projects with it without having to have a jointer or planer. Just pick out the straightest boards available. I think outdoor furniture is a great way to get your feet wet. When it comes to adding tools I think a good square is essential and you will use it all the time. Take your time, don't buy stuff just to buy stuff. When you actually need a tool is the time to get one.
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    My shop

    Very nice shop.
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    Air Compressor

    Well the specs say... <snip>MRC6-U 6 litre compressor ... 96 seconds to pressurize ... can power up to 30 brad nailer shots per minute....Bostitch SB-2IN1 Air 18 Gauge Combo Brad Nailer/Finish Stapler air consumption 0.73 Ltr.per shot...<> If you are a homeowner/hobbyist and just need it to install some crown molding/baseboard and to use it in your shop on occasion this kit should work fine. If you are thinking about using this all day everyday over a long time period then it's probably not the machine you need.