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  1. Gary

    Delta ts350 stalls

    Yep and I freely admit that I’m a tool, but not the sharpest. I’m thrilled to be in good company, Chet!
  2. Gary

    Delta ts350 stalls

    Did I miss something? Was this what prompted the inappropriate reply? I wasn’t being snarky. Perhaps I was being stupid when I put a blade in backwards once. I was in a hurry and I didn’t notice... it’s a legit thing to verify Why can’t people take things at face value any more? Maybe I should have used some emojis to bring up the warm and cozy factor a bit?
  3. Gary

    Delta ts350 stalls

    I hate to suggest the obvious, but make sure your blade is installed in the correct direction.
  4. Well, since you're having a boring week, I reported your truck as a stolen vehicle. That oughta spice things up for ya!
  5. Yeah, I hope the quality doesn't suffer. I mean in reality, Laguna is a high end Grizzly. They import everything that is built to spec... quite honestly I'm not sure about Supermax, but I'm assuming they are all imported and built to spec overseas... I have heard some real horror stories with Laguna customer service, but my personal experience has been stellar. Time will tell for sure! True, Chet. This may end up being a good thing in the long run.
  6. Do you think the prices will go up, or the quality will go down? I'm not sure what will happen, but I agree with you... I've been dragging my feet on buying a drum sander, now I wish I would have pulled the trigger. I have a Laguna band saw and I like it... but I just went through a merger at work and I can tell you that it's utter Pandalerium when it happens regardless of what press releases say.
  7. Wow, what a great space! Thanks for posting and welcome!
  8. It's a Godfather reference... sorry, I've had a few beers. It was pretty funny at the time.
  9. That's a really cool bank, but if I wake up with one of those in my bed, does that indicate a big problem?? Just wondering.
  10. You got what you wanted and kicked her to the curb?? harsh, dude... harsh.
  11. Wow, nice Mel! If this were mine, it would make its way into the background of every picture that I post here. LOL
  12. Yes, it does potato chip, but the upside is that it's delicious with some french onion dip.
  13. Great solution, Steve. We had to remove an overhead cabinet above the new refrigerator due to clearance issues. Ended up cutting the cabinet down a bit on the table saw. It worked, but I still need to modify the doors... a year later.
  14. Wow, really enjoying this. Love the piece and the inspiration. I'm really sorry to hear about your accident, but I'm glad that you're OK and got away with only a minor injury. I'm even more glad that you've taken the time to do an RCA (root cause analysis) to fully understand what went wrong and why. That's a good mentality to have and it will serve you well. Good luck, looking forward to more!
  15. Beautiful job, you should be proud!
  16. Where's that ChapStick been, Eric?!?
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  18. Gary

    Sticky stain

    I'll echo Lester's comment by suggesting that it not be too hot when you're applying stain. If you must use stain, don't be too precious about it... get rid of the foam brush and flood the stain on to the piece. Use a cheap brush (chip brush) to spread the stain around fast. If you're applying slowly to avoid the mess; mess-proof your area and wear a smock or apron. Get the stain down fast. Finally, wipe the excess off more quickly. Leaving stain sit won't give you a lot of benefit, so start wiping back almost immediately. In all honesty, when I have to color wood, I've gone entirely to dyes. You can get more vibrant colors, have more control over the shade and you don't hide the actual grain and figure of the wood. Transtint dyes are a good place to start, but there are others available. They are soluble in either water or alcohol, so no mineral spirits stink to deal with.
  19. These are looking killer! Every refinement is making a big difference. Great job.
  20. I just read Steve's post and he makes a great point about not framing around a solid field. The example I used above is cherry plywood with solid mitered trim. So, no real concerns about movement. Still sold as a rock years later.
  21. Here's the easiest way that I've found to clamp a miter joint: Use a large drop of medium CA to glue triangular blocks near the corner of your miter. Apply glue liberally to the joint Clamp the ever lovin' crap out of it. Enjoy After the glue dries, saw the blocks off, then plane flush. Don't be tempted to knock the blocks off with a hammer or a chisel. You will most likely tear out some wood.
  22. I'm sure that the Laguna tools are not simply rebadged Jet... at least no more than every other import brand is a rebadge of 3 other brands. You can find nearly identical tools in nearly every brand out there if you look carefully enough. What IS different, and this is just my opinion, is that the QA level and tolerances differ between the companies that have these machines built to spec. The fit and finish on the 1412 that I bought is really good and the packaging was out of this world. I agree that Laguna has mixed reviews on customer service, but my own experience has been outstanding. There was a mix up with the local shipping company and I let Laguna know about it. They sent a free saw blade for my trouble. Anyway I will certainly consider Laguna for any future tool purchases based on the experience that I've had.
  23. I've purchased hide glue from Lee Valley and Tools for Working Wood. I've used both liquid and hot varieties and have had really good luck with it. I plan to use it nearly exclusively going forward. The clean up alone is a huge benefit in my opinion. As expensive as the liquid variety is, I'm going to try and make a batch myself in the near future. Popular Woodworking has an interesting article about hide glues with the recipe for making your own liquid hide glue at the end of this article.