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bleedinblue last won the day on April 18 2019

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  1. For your first hand plane, I suggest buying a (new) quality one. LN or Veritas, it doesn't matter. You CAN get by with a WoodRiver, they're really not bad and will likely get you 90% of LN performance at bargain. If you buy a vintage plane and try to tune it yourself, you'll likely not nail it and you need to feel/see how a quality plane is supposed to work.
  2. Thanks guys. Still kicking around. I picked up another time-sucking activity that has taken me out of the shop for a couple years, so woodworking hasn't been at the top of my mind Getting the itch again and probably have a big project or two coming up, so I'll be around more.
  3. I have the Hammer A3-31 with straight knives. I've had it for two or three years now and can't get used to the European blade guard. I don't like taking my front hand off the piece to go over the guard, even for a second. I THINK I would have been just as happy, or happier, with the Jet with helical heads, but that's just based on reviews of the jet, I haven't had hands on. For my space, I don't regret the purchase. If I had a slightly larger shop I would want to move away from a combo machine. For the Morris chair, I skipped the through tenons alltogether. I'm not even sure why, maybe I mentioned it in my journal? I think maybe I accidentally cut the legs too short, or maybe I found a defect that I had to cut out? In the end, the only reason I "miss" the through tenon is for the shear fact of proving I could do it in this chair in that location. The chair's design doesn't necessarily need them IMO. -Especially if the chair is moved to an extra room where it is rarely seen and almost never sat in, like mine.
  4. Those are supposed to be fantastic. No telling what that would have sold for on Ebay. A lot more than $25, I'd bet my lunch on it. Edit to add and point, lol.
  5. I have had a gripper for 5+ years and I use it a regular push pad. I never got the hang of using it as intended, I always figured it would be a matter of time before I set it wrong and pushed it right through the blade.
  6. The more I think about it, the more I don't think the drawer design is important to her. She did buy a dining table made out of framing lumber after all I'll double check with her and see if that's the case. If so, I'll just frame the drawer assembly more traditionally. Thanks for that long post Drew.
  7. Been around Coop. Took up another hobby that takes some time, and just generally haven't been in the shop much the past several months. I'm too deep though, even if I disappear for a bit now and again I'll keep coming back.
  8. Bought myself a VSCT fence. I just realized that my Grizzly's guide rails are not standard Bies sizes. I'm not committed to the new fence enough to make new rails...unless I'm missing something and someone has seen a VSCT on a 715, I'm just gonna sell it.
  9. Hola folks, I'm still here I was contacted by a co-worker this morning who is looking for an entry table with specific dimensions inspired by the table in this (first) photo. Except for a few crafty items I owe the wife, I have no projects in the pipeline so I will probably give it a go. Nothing complicated here, except I'm not sure what is going on with the drawers. Anyone know of a similar project that has been documented somewhere that I can see the construction? I have to decide wood species...naturally she bought a stained pine dining table that will be near the entry and she wants the tables to play nice together. The dining table does look nice for what it is, but my stained pine days are behind me. I'm going to send her pics of my walnut/maple/cherry furniture and hope she goes for it.
  10. Thanks Coop. I haven't been real active here or in the shop this summer, but I'm not going anywhere. I'm aware of the Houston area copper. The ambushes and targeted killings are the hardest to stomach.
  11. Yesssssir. I ordered directly from this page.
  12. I installed the Rikon impeller today. HUGE difference in suction. I should have done this a long time ago. My super scientific "put my hand in front of the hose" test showed nearly doubled cfm's.
  13. At least they're cheap. I thought maybe Infinity or one of the other aftermarket companies had carbide knives, but I couldn't find them. Thanks! I could probably touch them up a time or two. I want to get a new set to have on stand by in case I screw them up though, lol.
  14. For those who have straight knives, do we need to buy replacements from Felder or are there better alternatives?
  15. If I threw out a number it would be a wild guess and I'd be off a long ways. The best I can say is it seemed to go real quick. I usually don't have whole shop days, usually just one or two hours at a time, and it doesn't seem like I spent a lot of hours in this build at all. I'm not sure if I mentioned it before, but the live edge dead man was just a hair brained, spur of the moment idea. I had no real use for the board otherwise and thought it might flow well with the old-timey feel for the rest of the bench. It's actually only 4/4, so I laminated a second 4/4 board with a heavy chamfer on the back. Doing that lamination made cutting the 90* notch on the bottom very easy, since I just cut 45* chamfers on the bottom of each before the glue up.