BillyJack

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  1. It will probably shrink and with a bit of luck it won't crack. I was a big fan of pine in the 80's . 50 cents a board foot. Build stuff all day for a few dollars.Oak, ash and birch became the next budget wood. Now we are off to maple and walnut.

     

    Believe it or not it's coming back. Diyers are Killin it these days...it's the new Norm.....

     

    Best education in woodworking can come from working with pine. It's one of the most difficult to control. It gets easier after that...

  2. Remember years ago when I complained about doing 700 bar stools on a production line and them failing due to stress.. it's a great tool, but not for everything. I think dowels would have been as good...

     

    It's faster than a M&T...

     

    Remember I was trained in the early 80's in shops  using dowel machines and old school  M&T. A lot of trust in those products. I won't give a Domino any more credit than due....

     

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  3. Mines mainly lumber. Had a lot of projects to use a lot of it up on but my lack of woodworking interest has paused that... when a commercial shop I worked for retired he Gave me all the lumber. I should have declined...

     

    Everyone one thinks more is better, it's a nightmare. ...

     

    I'm looking for a jon boat and trailer to rework this winter. If that happens I'll need the space. Meaning I'll have to part with the lumber. I offered this on letgo one time and everyone declined. Said they didn't want scraps. Scraps are in top the 8/4  mahogany, walnut board 8+ feet are on the bottom... stupid people won't come and look....

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  4. Im confused. I've done lockers for high schools, colleges, etc. We didn't add toe boards after the  fact but we're built in the cabinets as we go. 

    I'm not reading  the problem here...

     

    Looks like your adding ge toes boards after the fact. Your installation shoukd be the same with commercial cabinets. Set the  toe boards level best you can then apple the cabinets above...

     

    You dont need a jointer for this...last one we did was  $100,000 for St Joseph.....