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  1. ktb15

    Strongly Considering Domino Purchase

    I can't think of a project I haven't used the domino on since I got it a few years ago. I bought the set with all the different sizes because I'd rather have it and not need it and its nice having a systainer for all the dominos, I use 6 and 8mm the most but have used 4 and 10 too. I also bought the set with trim stop and cross stop but if I did it over again I would skip the set, trim stop is handy for narrow parts but I haven't found a good use for the cross stop. Never made my own dominos except a few times when I needed extra wide ones, if I can avoid a tedious task like that I will. I have the connectors and really like them, I am finding many uses for those too but the cost of them is something to consider at about $2 each.
  2. ktb15

    Raised Garden Box

    I used these in the planter boxes I built so dirt isn't touching the sides and I used exterior plywood for the bottom so it's easy to replace. https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Pots-45-Gallon-Soft-Sided-Container/dp/B0055EA3AS/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1531623607&sr=8-4&keywords=planter+box+bag
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    Domino DF 500 Connectors

    I bought the kit and played around with them but haven’t gotten around to using them in a project yet. I plan on using them for when I finally build a closet organizer for a large walk in because after carrying up the cases in 3parts for a regular double door closet it’s not something I want to do again. I think they’re perfect for something like that but not really sure how I’d put it in furniture.
  4. So the one on their website looks like a rebranded jet but says "Product image is only a representation, actual product appearance may differ slightly" When I do a google search the only pictures or reviews are of a rebranded grizzly machine so I wonder which machine it actually is
  5. Baileigh is also having a sale through tomorrow 17.78% off everything. Their stuff looks pretty nice but the jointer/planer is $700 to ship
  6. I’m hoping to make my decision by tomorrow so I can take advantage of that discount just trying to figure out what the difference in the jet and rikon is, I’ll have to take a look at some part diagrams later and see if I can find so,etching there. Almost seems too good to be true that it’s 1k less than the jet just for a different color machine
  7. yea I got my drum sander from them. So the rikon is 1k less than the jet and the only discernible difference I can see is two knobs on the front of the jet aren't on the rikon but I'm not sure what they do. I looked on Oliver's site but all I saw was a 24" double surfacer lol probably around 50k and the size of a civic
  8. I also found this rikon, looks almost identical to the jet and would be $2,350 with helical head, that seems like a steal compared to everything else but I wonder if it's made to lower specs than the jet https://www.acmetools.com/shop/tools/rikon-25-210h?cm_mmc=Google-_-PRODUCTFEED-_-RIKON-_-25-210H&CAWELAID=600009240005415972&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=49855079687&CATCI=pla-355152186416&catargetid=600009240005416100&cadevice=c&gclid=CjwKCAjwmufZBRBJEiwAPJ3Lph3XuS2KOO9fUX6_sBFpTTyG2GnQASyjLFXEzyaOJfn87AJDhrpEKBoCI84QAvD_BwE
  9. 25% increase for tariffs? I was definitely unaware of that. I noticed I was looking a few days ago and the jet increased by $70 today, not sure if that has something to do with it. I'll check out Oliver I didn't even think of them thanks.
  10. My planer just died so looking into some combo machines and realize hammer is the best but $5,600 with shipping is not in the budget right now and even if I could find a way to justify that it has a 4-8 week delivery time which I can't wait. I definitely want a helical head so it's narrowed down to jet or grizzly since those are the only ones I know of. I'm leaning towards a combo machine because it also upgrades my 6" jointer and will free up some floor space. Just wondering if anyone here has used one of these 12" combo machines and looking for opinions on them.
  11. https://www.homedepot.com/p/General-Finishes-1-gal-Satin-Enduro-Clear-Poly-Interior-Topcoat-GF-GPS/303498622?cm_mmc=Shopping|THD|G|0|G-BASE-PLA-AllProducts|&gclid=Cj0KCQjw5fDWBRDaARIsAA5uWThY7JZPkCGjsS5hxDohvAff7hzC9AidkWzgMx61ST8nqlCqRp9EWu8aAimKEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CJCfucKWz9oCFYIWhwodalcAmA This sprays nice and you can add some dye as a toner to make it look like enduro var
  12. ktb15

    Working Sapele ... Thoughts?

    I wish I could get sapele that cheap, it's around $8bf near me but I still use it quite a bit and actually about to finish up a little side table made from it. I find it an enjoyable wood to work with, I'm mostly a power tool user and it machines well. It's easy to finish and looks great with an oil finish but I've also used some general finishes dye and enduro poly to give a darker aged mahogany look and even with dye the striping still reflects light and has that color changing effect depending on the angle you look at it. It makes the shop smell nice too
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    Shop Aprons ?

    I went with this one and I like it https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06ZZ9FJCP/ref=twister_B071Y1YD86?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 I always hated tool belts/pouches and thought an apron would be even worse but now putting it on is the first thing I do when I get into the shop. I knew I wouldn't like one that hung from my neck so my options were limited but I'm glad I went with this shoulder strap one, I don't even notice I'm wearing it now. Aside from the fact I'm no longer wandering around looking for that camouflaged double square about 10 times a day one of the biggest benefits is I now have clean clothes. A $40 apron has saved me so much money since I don't have to buy nearly as many new shirts now.