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    Furniture for your home and office in general. Greene and Greene influenced in particular.

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  1. OK, I'll say it before anyone else does . . . Watch Christian Becksvoort. Dados for dividers and dovetails for tops and bottoms is a tried and true construction method. If you're not into the dovetails, rabbets, dowels or hidden mechanical fasteners can work. You can also make your feet into posts and frame them in using mortise and tenons for the joinery. This dresser is pretty stout and has been moved twice to new homes. Even with the drawers out two guys and a dolly are preferred to lugging this beast. No failures.
  2. When I route a profile on a rounded edge I make up a throw-away fence with a matching profile to keep the material well controlled and give me the smoothest cut I can get. This one has a concave curve and a couple of stop blocks since the hand grip profile is a stopped cut. Yours would just be a pie-slice negative for as much of a circle as you see fit to offer control. The fence will assure that you can only move away from the bit. This makes it easy to start and stop doping the profile in sections that slightly overlap. Another option is a circle jig either riding
  3. Really beautiful Mick. Well done.
  4. I found it not to be intuitive. there is a bit of a learning curve but, there are lots of videos to help you. I would cut a bunch of scrap to width and length and try to make good rectangles with smooth butt joints. Going through a few of those will really give you a feel for the ways to register the tool. You can knock the poor ones apart and re-do them with a different tenon location so, good practice, minimal cost and no lost dominoes.
  5. Test post from iPhone. Text added via ‘edit’ from the hamburger menu (three dots).
  6. Fun stuff. I enjoy little boxes. Nice and small but, the variety and the challenges are almost endless.
  7. I'm-a-likin' it! Really nice work. Wait . . . is that a CRT television!?!
  8. WD-40 turns to goo over time but, not the time frame I think you are talking about. Your dust collection should be good so I have to suspect that the lubricant is capturing spoil(?). You could certainly clean everything off and apply a light coat of a dry lube just to see if the problem goes away. If this proves to be a cure I have been using the Teflon dry spray lube similar to what Just Bob shows. It may be the same product. It lasts so long the labeling may have changed twice wince I bought it last. I use it on router lift chains/posts and other places that metal on metal needs a bit
  9. What are you using for dust collection?
  10. With the 120v limitation I would consider putting your money into a quality used fence. No need to throw money at what will probably be a fairly small step up. The round-rail fence on my 34-434 (or whatever) was never up to the task. Since then I have had Align-a-Rip, Biesemeyer, Saw Stop Bies-clone; all were a great step up from the stock Delta fence. Just food for thought. A few hundred in fence, pulleys and belt can make a contractor saw perform better than new.
  11. Just to add more food for thought. I love my Grr-Rippers but, do use a Marc Adams 'tadpole' type block and something very like what Naomi shows as well. It doesn't have to be rocket science to be safe but, somewhat-rocket-science is available ;-) I prefer the Grr-Rippers when I need to control the cutoff.
  12. Short answer, I love 'em and would not want to be without them. Longer answer, it is a method of work that seems to be rather polarizing; some love it, some not. Like buying into any process or system (Festool after market add-ons, the Woodrat, Leigh's FMT, Hoffman keys and so forth) it is something you roll into your thinking. My early saw was a contractor that had long-lost its rather useless blade guard. Although I had an overarm guard there are many operations where this is not reasonable. Despite a ZCI and splitter rig I wanted more safety. The Grr-Ripper was the answer fo
  13. I have grandpa's 1950's 113. saw waiting for just such a deployment. In my mind I see this small saw with a 2HP (also waiting) motor, no wings or fence and just a sled for crosscuts. Smaller foot print than an SCMS, no angle skills at all but, better dust collection and greater accuracy ;-)
  14. Right tool for the job question for sure. Just how deep a throat do you need and is a bandsaw the right tool?