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  1. JohnG

    So this happened today... New SawStop.

    Would also love to find out more about this. I'd also be interested in info on how close the conductivity of a finger actually compares to that of a hotdog. Has anyone done the demo with a pig leg or something that is likely more similar to a finger? I've seen a few pictures that people have posted after their finger made contact with the blade, and while still far from severe, they do look worse than what the hotdog test suggests would happen. I know there's the video of the guy putting his finger into the blade for a demo, but it is not at all a real-world scenario.
  2. JohnG

    I love this book

    They actually had a copy of Mike P's book at my local Woodcraft when I went in today, one lone copy. I brought it home with me. Looking forward to reading it.
  3. JohnG

    Help! Watco Danish Oil and Poly

    Oil finishes take a long time to dry, especially in the cold. I wouldn’t have expected it to be dry within 6 hours of the last coat at this time of year. I’d give it 24 hours before doing anything else. For instance, General Finishes Arm-R-Seal, an oil based wipe on poly, give a trying time of “Good drying conditions 12-24 hours. Cold or damp conditions will prolong drying time”
  4. Excellent use of that space! My 2 year old hasn't shown much interest yet. Though, I did make her a small wooden hammer and she likes hitting things with it, and likes rearranging the sawdust in my shop.
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    SawStop inadvertent brake activation causes

    No need to feel foolish. This post may help someone resolve the same issue in the future. You must not be the only one, since the rep told you that they had heard similar complaints about the design in the past. Glad you got it working!
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    Proper Depth of Cut on Table Saw

    Interested in seeing the responses here. I too had been told, and have since heard many repeat the gullet rule, so that is generally what I do for normal cuts. I haven’t ever read the documentation that come with blades, but will check what is says on the Freud GLR blade I just bought.
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    Securing a giant mirror

    I'd probably just build a frame to sit behind it so that the mirror is supported along the total height (or at least a few points rather than just the bottom and top). It would be slightly recessed on the sides and top so that it wouldn't be visible in normal use. The frame could be secured to the wall studs at various points along the height and width. It could have a ledge for the bottom of the mirror to sit on so that all the weight isn't just on the back edge, though depending on the angle your wife chooses, this might not be practical or necessary. Then the mirror can be secured to the frame with some z clips or figure 8s into the solid parts of the frame, or some small L brackets depending on space available. The angles and total height of the frame can easily be found by making a plywood template of the side profile of the mirror frame (~3" wide, 81" long/tall). It doesn't have to be hurricane-proof, just stable enough that it won't tip or get knocked over.
  8. JohnG

    Coffee table for my nephew

    Looks great!
  9. JohnG

    8 Drawer Dresser In Walnut

    Really coming along nicely!
  10. JohnG

    domino joiner

    Sounds like maybe you flipped the sides or the front. Did you make marks or take other precautions to be certain you used the same reference faces and put everything back in the same place/orientation? Did you strike a line across both pieces at the same time for marking domino location?
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    domino joiner

    Remember that the 4mm cutter is shorter than the others and so using the 12mm depth setting will NOT produce a 12mm deep mortise. As I recall you are supposed to use the 20mm setting to end up with a 10mm mortise, but double check that before making cuts on a work piece.
  12. JohnG

    SawStop inadvertent brake activation causes

    This is a pretty lame excuse and/or bad policy. Without specifically looking for them I have read several cases, including one in this thread, of Sawstop directly replacing a brake cartridge for end users. Problem with product - sawstop accepts bad product - sawstop provides refund (in the form of a product). I think you said they wouldn’t even let you exchange it for the PCS base, which make it easy for them since they wouldn’t have to go through the hassle of issuing payment to you (which, for a large company, can be quite a hassle). I have worked for large, international companies that do not do any direct sales to end users, but wouldn’t hesitate to replace, repair/modify or refund a product for an end user who had an issue with it. These companies sold goods well into the thousands or tens of thousands of dollars per item, so it wasn’t just little trinkets. I’m also surprised that the distributor that you work for wouldn’t help you out, either with a refund or exchange of some sort. Unfortunately you can’t always talk sense into people!
  13. JohnG

    Haunted Jet AFS-1000B Air Filtration System

    So very strange!
  14. JohnG

    SawStop inadvertent brake activation causes

    Might be good to just remove the outer bars first to be certain that it will clear the fence once it can flip all the way down. As for this thread, can it be renamed? Then another thread can be made (now or later) that remains on topic. Definitely good to have this info posted and discussed, so it would be a shame to delete the thread.
  15. JohnG

    I love this book

    I had the same thoughts. The ebook version is available on the taunton store, and they don't have the print version right now. I'm guessing they are waiting on another print run. I'll see if the Woodcraft has it next time I'm there, but I'm guessing they won't.