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  1. Quick project for my wife. She has some spools of thread that are too large to fit on her sewing machine. This allows her to put the spool next to the machine, the thread goes up and over the “finger” an then over into the machine. No plans, just eyeballed and built it as I went so I’m sure it could be done better. Cherry because… cherry. Still needs some edge treatment, sanding, and finish. Felt good to do something in the shop other than organize and clean, which it seems like is all I’ve done lately. The shop is coming along though.
  2. Remember when TVs started to brag that you could answer your phone calls through your tv, then everyone realized that nobody actually wants to answer phone calls through their tv?
  3. Don’t mean to make you all jealous, but I’ve got a Vizio soundbar for my tv. WITH a subwoofer…
  4. I believe Mike Farrington uses a MDF top torsion box as a workbench with dog holes like the MFT. I think he mostly uses those for reference pins, stop blocks, and clamps. I don’t imagine it works with holdfasts.
  5. Pretty good. No snacks provided though.
  6. I don’t really imagine using either of those features much either. Maybe every once in a while.
  7. This followed me home today. The unit fits in the trunk of a Tesla model 3, but the box will not! As a bonus I don’t have to get rid of the box and styrofoam!
  8. Shame on that Rockler for letting the glue sit on the shelf that long. I’d be checking dates on all glues and finishes from that store before buying.
  9. Protects them from deer and other wildlife as well. Some have no vent holes at the bottom to make it safer to spray herbicide around the base if that’s what you’re into.
  10. I did this same thing on my wife’s desk. It has been holding up really well.
  11. Finally got the right plugs to wire up my new dust collector. My shop recently gained an additional 240v circuit so that’s now dedicated to my DC.
  12. JohnG

    Windows 11?

    Once you get your folder organized, power down the phone. Then drive to the store and get an iphone. Sorry, I don’t have much android experience. None that’s recent enough to be helpful.
  13. JohnG

    Windows 11?

    I use the search bar to type in program names, too. The only Microsoft applications I use are the office apps, so no issue with name changing, and the rest are 3rd party software. I do the same on my phone, no cluttered home screens, just the few apps I use the most. The rest are in a folder so I don’t have to see them or be tempted to waste time.
  14. I had something similar happen when I had my Mazda CX-5. My spare key was not close enough to unlock/start the car, but apparently was close enough to flag the low battery alert. Later on I got some water inside a wiring harness and it caused all sorts of gremlins in the fob system. Nowadays the only keys I ever carry are keys for work.
  15. Can you do a hinged door with multiple panes of glass? Might be able to get away with 1/8” if they are smaller panes.
  16. JohnG

    Windows 11?

    If you don’t like that the icons are centered rather than on the left, you can change that in the settings.
  17. Oh boy, I’m excited! I couldn’t actually wait so I hooked it up with wire nuts (safety patrol, look away). Significant improvement over my HF DC. More to come.
  18. JohnG


    A tractor shed is on the list, but I’ve been hoping the prices would come back down soon. Wishful thinking though.
  19. Looks very nice! Does he pay you in camera gear?
  20. currently $200 for hobby and $850 for pro
  21. It’s a dust collector. The form factor is perfect for my shop layout. It will go behind the door on the left side of my last pic. It fits perfectly between the exterior wall and my lathe setup, and fits under my clamps on the wall. The port is also in the ideal location. Will make a separate thread about it when I get it up and running.
  22. Not on the bench but near it- Shouldn’t have moved this in alone, but I did anyway. Pretty pleased with the general build quality. Need to run to the store for new plugs and outlets before I can fire it up, I’m down to all mismatches in my bin.
  23. JohnG


    Birds kept trying to build a nest in the canopy of my tractor. I put a toy snake my kids had in the spot and the birds haven’t been back.