woodhack

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About woodhack

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  • Birthday 06/03/1962

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    Cerritos, CA
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    Greene & Greene
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    Mission style furniture
  1. Marc, I know you're a drummer and I was wondering if you've seen these. Amazing inlay work! Drum workshop makes incredible drums.http://www.dwdrums.com/limited/
  2. Thanks for the responses guys. I really appreciate it. Here are some answers to your questions. While moving my saw from a truck the cable for the cherry picker snapped and my saw fell from a height of about 6 feet. It landed on its side and actually cracked the trunion on impact. Fortunately the guy had insurance. My original thought was similar to many other posters in that I was going to get the MFT and a smaller footprint table saw, probably the Jet. However, I have a 7 year old son who is VERY interested in helping me when I'm making stuff in the garage so the boss has insisted that if I buy another table saw it's a SawStop or nothing. (oh, the power of chopped off fingers in advertising). Actually, I can't argue with her logic, I just don't want to spend that much extra for the SawStop. At least not right now. In response to Cessna Pilot Barry, I've discovered the joy of loose tenon joinery, specifically the Festool Domino. I have a kick-ass bandsaw that I practically stole from a fellow poster on this thread. (Thanks again P-M!) with that I'm able to do every other task with that baby and a router. The only thing that won't be convenient is repetitive rip cuts. Thanks again for the input, everyone. I'm going to give the MFT a shot and if I find I'm really missing a table saw, I'll know what to save up for.
  3. OK, after an unfortunate moving accident, my table saw is now inoperable. After receiving my insurance check I'm trying to figure out whether I should buy a new one or invest in a Festool MFT. To tell you the truth the only thing I really used my TS for was making rabbets and dadoes and occasionally sweetening the edge of plywood after I broke it down with the TS-55. I figure if I start buying high quality blades for the TS-55 I won't have the slight tear-out problem I get now. Now that I think about it I do occasionally rip boards with the TS but I figure I could start doing that just as easily with the Festool. So, opinions please table saw or MFT. Thanks!
  4. I own the WS 3000 and it's perfect for what I use it for. I leave the highest grit paper on the glass wheel and when I need to touch up the edge of a chisel, I just flip on the switch and in a few seconds, I've got a perfect edge and i'm ready to get back at it. I still use diamond and water stones for plane blade sharpening but for chisels there's nothing better. It might seem a bit much to spend just for that but when you hate sharpening as much as I do, it's money well spent.
  5. Do you mind refinishing it a little? I had the same problem with a cherry china cabinet. The orange oil solution will get rid of 90% of the odor but there will still be a faint smell whenever you walk nearby. What I ended up doing was rubbing the whole cabinet with a 50-50 odorless paint thinner and denatured alcohol mix. A little bit of finish will come off so then I wiped on a thinned wiping varnish to even the finish out and to seal it up again. It took a while but it worked like a charm.
  6. Good to hear. With what they charge for tools you would expect customer service to be a priority, but it's nice to hear they back it up.
  7. woodhack

    Miter saw

    I could second Godet's post. I have the Makita and It's a great saw but I'm killing myself for not getting the Bosch glider. A neighbor has it and it's so compact and smooth and accurate and compared to the Kapex its a bargain. All that being said the Dewalt with the stand is a very good deal. I have the same stand branded under Delta and I really like it. The only negative is when the roller supports are fully extended there is a slight deflection. It's not that much of a problem because i rarely extend them to the max.
  8. Best thing I ever did was permanently mount that sucker in my portable router table. It's a beast and the micro-adjust is as good as any router lift and WAY better than the PC 895. The only "negative" (and this isn't much of one unless you're lazy like me ) is that I wasn't able to find a pre-drilled mounting plate for my table so I had to make my own. Well worth the extra half-hour of time to have a router this good in my table.
  9. Hey fellow WTOers. I'm a finalist in a Bessey contest to win some free clamps. If you could take a minute out of your busy blogging schedule and like my entry I would surely appreciate it. Here's the link http://www.facebook....255836231129302 Click on the Bessey logo and it will take you to the contest. Thanks a million! Marty Knowles
  10. I suppose Paul-Marcel. All I know is if I were making that chair, the arm is the part i would like the most information on because it's the part I'm most likely to f#@k up.
  11. I agree with all of the comments here, and I'm not criticizing Tommy at all because I admire his work. I guess this is more directed at Russell Morash and the editing process. I re-watched the episode and they spend 10 minutes plowing out mortises on a machine, which they've done countless times in past episodes. It seems to me they could have glossed over THAT portion of the show and concentrated on the most important design element of the chair. I agree with you lighthearted. I'm not purchasing these DVD's either unless there is a ton of extra footage included.
  12. Is this just me or is anyone else frustrated with the editing of the second season of Rough Cut. I just watched the Arts & Crafts chair episode and they completely ignored the most important design aspect of the project (at least to me), the through tenons on the arms. There is a gentle curve cut into the arm so how does Tommy cut the through mortise to get the correct angles for what is a square 90 deg. tenon? No one knows because "POOF", what do you know, here's an arm with two square holes in it and, of course, they fit perfectly with the tenons. I know it's just a 30 minute (actually closer to 25) show and you can't show every aspect of milling and assembly for the project, but if Tommy is going to do more complex projects maybe they should start spreading it over two episodes. I like that they are doing more complex projects than Norm did but if they're not going to show how someone as skilled as Tommy is solving difficult joinery problems, then whats the point of doing more complex projects? (Steps off soapbox.)
  13. I've got one for sale if you want. It's not the most intuitive but if you are patient it really does work. Let me know if your interested.
  14. Woodworking for Mere Mortals. Very cool blog. ADHD editing but he's still fun.
  15. If all it takes is elbow grease then I'd do it. If there is decent cash outlay that's needed to get the tool in operating condition, I would pass.