Jonathan McCully

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  1. 8 hours ago, pkinneb said:

    FWIW if you ever plan on going to a SawStop they recommend against using the style of plates in both the Oshlun and the Freud sets. The Forrest dado set uses plates that are better suited. 

    Why is that? As someone moving from a Ridgid to a SawStop in the very near future and who owns the 8” Freud set, I’d be really curious to understand that a bit more. Does it affect the safety mechanism somehow, and can you use the Freud style set even though it’s not recommended?

  2. Looks great so far. Love watching people with more experience than I have design and build as they go. I’m hopeful my skill level will allow me that flexibility/creativity someday. Never would have thought to use a torsion box to give the top more stability without adding significant weight. Very clever and I’ll have to remember that.

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  3. Biggest thing I want my drill press for right now is to make all of the bench dog holes on my upcoming Roubo build. Just want to ensure I have accurate, 90 deg holes. The reason I’m looking to purchase rather than build is just to save time as I have a list of projects to complete that is a mile long. Not opposed to building one myself though if I can find a good plan.

  4. The old version used to jump to the newest post in a thread that I hadn’t read yet. Seems I now have to go looking for that in this new version. Anyone else notice this change? Or do I need to modify a setting somewhere?

  5. 8 minutes ago, Ronn W said:

    NOthing to do with woodworking unless you count the table I have to build.  Used switches (8 of them,  additonal track and a lot of wiring supplies.  I am resurrecting my old O gauge trains to pass on to my Grandson.  The locomotive in pic is a 1935 Lionel.  Also have a 1950 twin diesel.  Hope to start building the table for the layout later this week.

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    Model trains is a hobby I’d always thought would be fun to get into but never had the space to create the layout that I’d want

  6. 12 hours ago, pkinneb said:

    Rainier, Kilimanjaro, three attempts on Denali made it to high camp but thwarted by weather all three attempts. I’ve also climbed 28 CO 14ers, and 42 state high points. Last big climb was in 2015 now pretty much 14ers and high points.

    Would love to take my wife and do Kilimanjaro followed by a safari. Thought about it many times, now that I’m done having babies, maybe we can make it happen.

  7. 11 hours ago, Mick S said:

    I would take a really hard look at the Harvey (no affiliation) C14. It appears to be identical to the Laguna LT14SUV (very well reviewed) that's $1999 at Rockler, other than the blade guides, and I prefer the Harvey style to the ceramic on the Laguna. I got a flyer the other day that had the Harvey at $1299, normally $1699. Even at that price it's a bargain, IMO. 3HP, rack and pinion table tilt, dual dust ports, dual position rip fence, cast iron wheels, etc.

    Thanks for the info @Mick S. Hadn’t ever heard of Harvey until you started throwing out their sales last week. I’m always a bit leery of brands that I don’t recognize, do they have a good reputation among woodworkers? Seems like those two saws are nearly identical except for price and even look nearly identical. And it says on their website that they had sold 15k of their previous 14” model under different branding.