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BonPacific last won the day on January 7

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    Boxes, Tables, keeping all my fingers attached.

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  1. If you popped off the swivel-foot, the shaft looks threaded, so you could probably make a custom half-moon foot of your own.
  2. Look for "Fixed T-Slot Miter Track Stop". You can get them on Amazon and Banggood (as Derek apparently did) in a couple styles.
  3. I was out in the shop doing some quick work in birkenstocks on Sunday, and managed to drop my chisel twice. Luckily didn't hit my foot or damage the chisel, but you'd think I'd learn.
  4. I used to have a Porter Cable jigsaw that could mount sawsall blades. Almost always more trouble than it was worth, but there's something fun about putting an 8" demo blade into a jigsaw. Handy for cutting 4x4 posts quickly, but that was about it.
  5. They may have pre-packaged the litter boxes for quick shipping (important now that Amazon has popularized 1- or 2-day shipping), or even drop-shipped these, and simply don't assume many people will be buying more than one at a time. They may also have come from several different warehouses depending on how Chewy handles their logistics. Silly from the consumer perspective, but when you go digging there's often some pretty specific reasons these companies package stuff the way they do.
  6. Was out in the shop rough turning some spalted alder that I picked up free a couple years ago. Slightly punky wood but it has some very pretty grain. While doing this I feel something hit the top of my foot, felt kind of like a screw or bolt. So I shut everything down, start digging through the shavings, and I find two little shards of cast iron, and a hole below the tensioning arm of the banjo. The lathe isn't even two weeks old, and the casting on the banjo failed. Not how I was hoping to start the weekend.
  7. I think a spring joint can be a great trick if you don't have enough clamps. Otherwise I agree it's just adding extra stress or a void.
  8. A picture would be helpful, so we can tell if you're seeing more glue or if the glue is just more visible (TB3 being so much darker than TB2).
  9. Well, after a week of the stall mats (and making myself go out and do at least a little turning every evening) I can say they were a massive improvement over the old foam. My knees and legs thank you all.
  10. This was my first thought as well. The perfectly smooth edge and lack of any sort of grain texture on the lettering makes me think this could just be a print. Not to mention the drop shadow on the lettering would be hell to try and achieve with any sort of decals or die-cut.
  11. 6" for the vanity. In a perfect world I'd want about another inch of depth, just because my mitts are a bit too big to wash inside the sink. In my defense on the maid, we had the sinks at least a year first :).
  12. I'll let my curmudgeon flag fly. I hate those vessel sinks with an unreasonable passion.
  13. I've got undermounts for both my sinks and wouldn't consider any other option if we had to remodel again. Bathroom vanity was bought pre-made (off of some furniture site I can't remember) with a porcelain basin and marble top, kitchen was a steel homecenter sink I purchased and handed off to the marble installers. Pre-made has a gap similar to your picture but it's hidden by the overhang of the countertop. There's no gunk in there, but a bathroom will have a lot less buildup than a kitchen sink. The kitchen sink is almost a perfect flush fit, you can't even see the silicone unless you look from inside the cabinet. I've never owned a molded-basin, but when I've encountered them at friends houses or the like I've never been a fan. They're almost always too shallow and end up splashing water all over the place. So I guess my recommendation if you want the best seam is going to be get it custom fitted and pick out the sink you like with the sharpest 90 degree angle for mounting. I should mention we have a cleaning/maid service that comes through monthly. They're the ones who would be scrubbing out any trapped gunk, but we never noticed an issue for the years before we had them either.
  14. We love our Shark. It's given something like 9 years of service, even with our menagerie (currently 6 furry critters) putting it through it's paces.
  15. @Coop Are you asking about inside the shop or outside? The only tool I have hooked up to the DC while sanding is my lathe, and I'd say just from visuals it picks up about 80 percent of the sanding dust (more for spindles since I can angle it and less for bowls). For the outside, I vent directly onto a lilac bush, and there's no noticeable pile left over. I have a cyclone through, which does a good job collecting anything large enough to notice. The neighbors (about 20' away) have never mentioned any issues with dust clouds, or noise for that matter.