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  1. My shop has a concrete floor. I wear Teva sandals. A synthetic sole that has give to it. Many other brands and types of shoes with some cushion to the sole. I wear the mats.
  2. I chucked up a brad point in my drill press. I did not notice any wobble in the point when I turned it on. I don't know how brad points are made. Is there a lathe involved? if so that may true up the point.
  3. Could you use a brad point drill bit?
  4. The short boards are 5/4 and the rest is 4/4. In that stack of lumber there is a dresser, 2 night tables, a framed mirror and a bench. That is what is next. It took a month to get the wood. 2 weeks at the mill to pull, band, and bill me. And another 2 weeks to get it shipped. Another of many delays were planned when it got to the local depot so I went and picked it up for the last leg. Around 50 miles. Then after staking the lumber I was breaking and cutting the pallets. And I step on a pop top, cut my heal had to cruise on back home. It really was a nail. Went through the precautionary s
  5. After several week delay the cabinets get installed. The room has a lot more work to go. More pics when complete.
  6. The chance with the North Carolina mill doesn't work. His inventory is depleted. No 4/4 FAS Q sawn WO. But I will try again as needed. I got lucky. The Indiana mill has 7' lumber. It happens to be a good number for my project in terms of waste. And all the freight companies have a trick that 95" and less is much cheaper. That means almost all lumber is charged a premium price. Not 7'
  7. I am comfortable with the M&T and box joint. I might use box joints in my next project. The dovetails not yet. Getting closer. The book does not give all the steps for the dovetails. But Mac the owner of Pantorouter, does a great youtube on it which resolves any issue. The dovetails require 2 bits moving and the templates. I need more practice on that. The 8 degree 1/2" dovetail bit is 1/4" shank. Can that be had 1/2" shank?
  8. I have and like my 8" jointer. I could make use of a 12". I do not know what a 12" costs but if the 8" with helical was the same price as a 12" straight knives, I'd go with the 12".
  9. A proper edge glue joint is stronger than the wood. If you forced a break the wood would break before the glue joint. Titebond 3. Probably 1 & 2 also.
  10. Also if you splined 2 breadboard ends would add to the strength and help keep it flat. Decorative too.
  11. I usually don't buy tools from Harbor Freight. But I did buy a DC from them and I like it. I have seen the same tool with several brand names. Probably from the same Asian factory. For my needs it works. And a good price.
  12. I like my cutting boards to be made from closed grain wood. Sapale is open grain. It seems more sanitary with closed grain. Like Maple or cherry. If you have a router get a slot cutter bit to cut a groove for a spline. You want the grain on the spline to run the short direction. Much stronger. And titebond III
  13. Thanks Mick. That also was the issue for the box joint. Which I did not on the first and second try. The third try was a charm and the concept became clear. I had no idea what to expect. Seems very efficient.
  14. I forgot to mention I am coming off of my second surgery in 10 days the last 3 days ago. Both they put me to sleep. The first one was a hand surgery that turned out perfect with no pain. The second got me less sympathy but more pain. It was oral surgery that still hurts but getting better. A full smile hurts. Anyway I think that affected dealing with a challenging learning curve. I do think the things pantorouter does add efficiency over other methods. I am not selling my festool domino. I could use the PantoRouter to make a large face frame but in my small shop the domino would be bette
  15. Learning from mistakes. Below I resolved the above issue by slowly removing wood on the end. It took me 3 attempts to get it right. I'm comfortable with it now. This is like a college class going through a technical workbook. I think my 60 year old brain was better at this then my now 70 year old brain. It just means I limit the process to a couple of hours a day. Next the dovetails. v
  16. curlyoak


    More like 20,000 or more flowers. What a show! Thanks
  17. Reading the first paragraph I was thinking jointer. A lot of people look to build furniture like benches. Most of my benches are built out of 2 x 6 spruce if I can get it. I like 1 1/2" MDF for a bench top. Furniture is built in my shop but does not live in my shop. I really do appreciate seeing beautiful shops though...
  18. My first Panto M &T. An amazing machine. The learning curve is steep here at the beginning. I imagine the curve will flatten in time. I intend to build a base unit when I can find the time. I ordered the plans. If you buy the all in package there is nothing else to buy.
  19. Fed x came late with a package I have been looking for. Assemble the tool is first...
  20. Cedar is ideal for outdoors. 2" thick dents don't matter. It might to you. I like low maintenance. So I would not finish it. An outdoor spar varnish will seal the wood and look good. Unfinished will turn gray. Varnished in time will demand you refinish. A 2 x 4 apron with one or two more across in the middle will add to stabilize the top. Your slab at 12" X 84" is not enough to make a 5 to 6' by 2 to 3'.
  21. curlyoak


    Dendrobium orchids. Blooming now. Fragrant...
  22. If you use tite bond I, II, or III no issue. III is the choice for outdoors. According to engineers at Franklyn, the glue "creeps". Meaning it will move with the wood. I'm talking kiln dry, not green.
  23. This is semi gloss. There is satin and high gloss also. A good product
  24. It is a hard drive issue. Only problem I cant find one that matches up with my brain. However the thought or word is found by my hard drive eventually. Might take a day or 2 but the info finally flows. Be on the lookout for replacement hard drives that install in the brain. If you find one please post it here.
  25. I have had several surgeries. The way it goes after the surgery you feel worse. Then the healing at various rates. I look for the break even. When you feel different but not bad and not worth doing. But the bonus is when healing continues past the break even. If it is a good surgery you never get back to your very best but you gained an improvement. To different degrees. This surgery was different. Before I could not move my thumb painlessly. And when I woke I could. I think I have a chance of going back to my best. A first for me and surgeries. I'm thinking when I look back I will think that