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  1. 9 hours ago, drzaius said:

    "I've run x number of board feet through it".

    It is square feet, clearly. Except when planning thicker material it is more work because of the weight to be handled. But still square feet is the answer.

    But i never start with a board rough on 2 sides and never a complete board. I start by cutting the required pieces slightly bigger still in rough. Next I true one face on the jointer.  Now the wood is ready for the planer. It has a flat surface for the planer bed so when planed it is equal to the jointed side. The more perfect that I can dress the wood the easier it is to complete the project. To me, it is like building a foundation for a building. If the foundation is not true then the construction is more difficult to complete.

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  2. 7 hours ago, Chestnut said:

    You share some of the coolest flowers with us Curlyoak. That is a cool flower. I"m always amazed at how adapted the different orchid species are and how many different climates they grow in.

    Chestnut, There are many successful orchid grower in climate like yours. I think if I lived in colder climate I would not grow orchids. But living where I do, they are a lot easier. No work bent over or on your knees. No row to hoe. They do get weeds. The plant demands are different but not difficult. And not hard to figure out.

  3. On 11/10/2020 at 8:54 AM, jussi said:

    when the right deal comes around and I decided to live with the extra hassle of having multiple battery platforms.

    This costs time and space. Every square foot of space in my shop is valuable. Although every shop I have had has been bigger than the previous, it never is enough. I also believe there is a time benefit. I work for hire, customers frequently hirer me by the hour. There are people with situations when time is not an issue. Even if I am working for me I like to be efficient.

    Also I need 2 batteries more than I have tools. Multiple brands might lead me to 6 or 8 extra batteries...

  4. 54 minutes ago, derekcohen said:

    I did manage to get contrasting wedges for the tenons passed her image.gif.dff43f7ad514d71b2c79e9775ba2ccef.gif

    Because of your good behavior and going the yes dear route on the previous decisions, the wedges should not require permission...

    As all your work, well done! Clever stretcher idea. They do look comfortable.

  5. The stores are starting earlier. Better because of virus. The home depot deals are not as good as years before. Usually I would buy batteries this time of year. Lucky I don't need any as I have some in bubble packs. Before they were half off.  Now 20 to 35. Maybe they will offer lower prices before the season ends. Black Friday is getting gray.

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  6. Cant you reverse it? Have the deeper portion on the bottom. That is what you see on furniture like a hutch. Deep shelves high are hard to manage. Easier on the bottom to load. Your upper kitchen cabinets are only 12" deep and 24" on the bottom. What is the function of the cabinet? What will be stored inside?

  7. A decent bench can be made of either pine or cherry. However I would not use either if I could afford my first choice of quartered white or red oak. I would use the cherry on perhaps furniture. Is your bench for woodworking? If so then save the wood for future projects. And maybe you should wait on the cherry anyway if it is not fully dried out. How long ago was it milled?  Was it properly stacked for drying?

  8. Due to imperfect corners a lot of fill work is needed. That means to trick the eye best is to paint so you can cover the fill. Laminating would be the best for natural. I would keep the thickness around 1/16". Maybe a fart skin more. Non heart, straight grain would be easier.

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  9. 8 minutes ago, Chestnut said:

    I'm not a big fan of the necklace

    You would love it if there was 2 or more people in the boat.


    8 minutes ago, Chestnut said:

    They make lithium battery trolling motors?

    That and now Hummers. Lithium is a planetary game changer. Put a new lithium battery in your desk drawer. 20 years later like new. Use 10% of AH and recharge. Zero penalty. Your cost is 10% of a cycle. All others is a full cycle penalty. Require much less weight and volume for the same AH. In lead acid you can use 50% of AH. Lithium up to 90%

  10. Beautiful shop. If you intend to build cabinets or furniture I would start with a table saw first, a jointer and a thickness planer. To deal with 4 x 8 sheets or rough sawn lumber, these three get you started. Place your planer near a door to reduce your inside footprint. You can fake the rest with hand tools. Like a saber saw for a band saw. Unless there is a big budget.

  11. On 10/31/2020 at 4:34 PM, BillyJack said:

    Might sell the sander for a nice trolling motor??

    Look for the trolling motors with GPS as an option. And a remote control on a necklace. 3 in a small boat works with a GPS trolling motor. Like having a helper on the boat. Get the lithium batteries. Expensive up front but cheaper in the long run with excellent attributes. Worth the price.

  12. 12 hours ago, Coop said:

    She’s a beautiful miracle. God is good! Hard to to believe she is 3 yo already.

    A beautiful child! I think us humans are the most beautiful at 3 or 4 years old. Then we all ugly down from there. But the rate of ugly is variable.

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  13. I had a delta and got rid of it. The groove in my Delta saw bed is larger than the corresponding part on the jig. Does anybody have experience with this problem good or bad? I want to buy one that will fit the slot and a quality tool. Thanks