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  1. I'll take 1 at $40. They are good routers. I don't need 2 as this would now be my 3rd palm router.... and 6th overall. I took your advise and got some cheap ones and it's nice having a couple bits mounted and ready. Doing it while it's 90 and humid doesn't help but i just have been taking things slow. I have a 6' x 10 foot utility trailer I've loaded that up about 4 feet tall 4 times now in brush removed from my property. It feels like i haven't even made a dent. Yes ... and no. It really depends. Part of my half acre lot is beach sand part is clay and the other part is silty sand. Sand is great, and i quite lake clay as well. Silt can take a leap that stuff is AWEFUL. I could get really in the weeds geology wise but our soils are mixed dramatically because glaciers.
  2. How much are you listing them for? I might know someone interested....... . I've been missing shop time. I have a lot of landscaping work that I want to get done so I've been spending time on that. I've been moving sprinkler heads in preparation for some stone edging. I also have about 0.1 acres of "woods" that I've been clearing the buck thorn out of and don't some selective thinning on the trees. I forgot to take beginning pictures but if you look at the picture below. My property looked like my neighbors, so dense underbrush. The underbrush is almost all buck thorn a very nasty invasive species. Luckily it is very easily uprooted so most of the small plans i pull by hand. The larger plants I use a tool call a Root Talon. Looking the other direction I still have a good long ways to go.
  3. I have the space and the 2nd saw is cheaper than the DF700 ... by a long shot.
  4. This is awesome she did a great job. I love the table design as a well as the wood selection. My favorite part is the legs. The sweep out at the bottom has a very classy look and highlights the whole piece nicely. Both you and your granddaughter are lucky to have each other.
  5. I never set the dado stack width. I normally set up like 5/8" and use the fence for tenon cuts or bury the blade in the fence for rabbets. For exact width dados the kerf maker is far faster and easier than trying to set the stack up by trial and error. I honestly don't know what width i set up because i just grab the outer blades and all the internal blades and spacers. It's M&T and the rabbets for drawers that this problem comes up the most on. I feel like every project i make has a M&T and a drawer. I don't use my dado stack because i find I'm constantly switching between a standard blade and the stack when i have it installed. Having to adjust the blade height etc in the middle of a project creates problems as well. I do all of my final cross cuts on my table saw with a miter gauge and sometimes i don't really know the length i need at the time. So then i use the SCMS and deal with imperfect cuts. Most if it is poor planning but this is a hobby and I don't want to make it a chore. I"m on the fence between a 2nd band saw or 2nd table saw, it's going to be 1 or the other.
  6. That almost looks like the branch broke and then kept growing. The sapwood that is mixed in with the heart wood makes it look like it healed over the splintered break. Just a guess.
  7. That is REALLY tempting I've been waiting to add a 2nd table saw to my shop to have a dedicated Dado saw. That's a great prices for that and the table is the same size as my current saw.
  8. Chestnut


    I was working in the yard yesterday and got to watch 2 male Cardinals fighting over a female. They were making quite the ruckus. At first I thought a hawk was in a tree near me as that's the only other time I've heard the birds freak out so much.
  9. The centering vise isn't that expensive for the rockler kit it adds ~$60 to the cost. The drill guide is the big cost and the tool that i think is more innovative. For larger items that wouldn't work well on a drill press due to size the guide makes it east to do at a work bench. The other application that stuck me as being awesome is the angle adjustment on it. For drilling holes for seat slats say on a maloof rocker or Windsor chair this jig might make things a lot easier. Unnecessary yes as home made jigs and other methods work but then there is the domino.
  10. I know using the lathe with a chuck makes a lot of these operations possible but finding the center of something always seems tricky. I'm not sure if anyone has seen this before but Andy Klien mentioned it in one of his videos and the guide with the centering vise is really appealing and interesting. Any one have any thoughts on this product?
  11. Welcome, jump in and start a project journal thread it's probably the best way to get good advice.
  12. Chestnut


    I split some pieces roughly in half trying to get rid of the pith. Most of these ended up having a limb or something. I took one piece and threw it in the lathe just to see what would happen. I made a little cup. It'll be one of those warped and cracked pieces because i just turned out this shape and want to see what will happen. Now my shop is a complete mess....
  13. Just AC or AC and furnace? I got quotes from a few places and they could do the AC for that range but not both AC and furnace. I'd replace both. Something on the furnace will fail eventually and the labor to replace just 1 part will be more costly than replacing them both at the same time. I guess i don't know how old or what brand your furnace is. Mine was still working fine at 30 years old but was NOT efficient.
  14. I don't think that sliders are worth it. I have a bosch glide and there is a lot more play in the mechanism then they give it credit for. All of my critical cross cuts are done on the table saw with a $150 miter gauge and the accuracy and capacity is FAR FAR greater than any miter saw could achieve let alone a $150 miter saw. if all you need is 90 degree cuts a homemade sled can be extremely accurate and is incredibly cheap. I made one from free material i got from old cabinets or other various places. If you must get a miter saw, i like having one that uses the same sized blades as my table saw. It allows me to use blades between the two of them. I'll have a junk blade that i put on each of them if i need to cut questionable material that may or may not contain dirt, metal, or other material that may damage a saw blade. Another cross cutting mechanism that has more value is a track saw with a good blade in it. Using an accurate square with the track i can get good accurate cuts for as long as i have track. With large heavy items taking the tool to the work is a lot safer and also can be more accurate.
  15. I hear that noise in youtube videos quite often and always wondered what it was from. I have nothing to add. I assumed it was the guides because my saw doesn't make that noise though i use ceramic guides.