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  1. Try searching "locking peg board hooks". I found some from Grainger that have a flat metal back and hook into 4 holes. They list a 63 hook assortment for $117.
  2. I bought the Promark slides from Amazon on the recommendation of James King from King's Fine Woodworking. They were $75 for a 10 pack of 26", full-extension ball-bearing slides rated for 100 lbs. They are pretty nice slides, especially for the price.
  3. Maybe you could use an adhesive that won't swell the wood fibers, like epoxy. Also, you could drill a hole through your bottom form at the center and insert a 1/4" steel rod, and then drill your layers and use that to align them so they don't move while clamped. If you did this, you might be able to use contact cement and get an instant bond, allowing you to complete more layers in a day and not have to clamp the assembly for so long.
  4. There is a product available called Rubber Restore, which can renew the surface of a rubber roller and restore the tack. It's not a substitute for replacement but it works well. When I worked at a computer shop we used it on printer rollers to restore the tack when we couldn't source replacements easily. Ours came in a 16 ounce bottle. The smell is horrid, but it works. I'm not sure how expensive it is.
  5. You can use spring clamps like Gee-Dub shows, but instead of cardboard you can use a section cut from a bicycle tire tube. They make great band clamps. I would use biscuits to align the frame, clamp the edges with bar or parallel clamps, and use band clamps for the shelves.
  6. I ordered Promark slides from Amazon, which are available in 2" increments from 10" up to 28". The are full extension, ball bearing slides. Currently, a 10 pack of 24" slides is going for $66.
  7. I'm currently in the "Tool Collector" phase as I am gearing up to actually build my garage workshop the way I want. At some point I will transition more to the "Woodworker" phase, hopefully. I see pluses and minuses to matching tools. One one hand, it can be aesthetically pleasing to have a roomful of stationary tools that are the same color and brand, and it can make service and support easier, especially if you purchase from the same dealer. On the other hand, there are fewer manufacturers that offer a complete line of machines, and by selecting a single vendor you may be limiting yourself to tools that aren't necessarily ideal for your situation. It can also exclude certain specialty vendors, such as Sawstop. To each his own. If I had the funds and the shop space, I'd have a bunch of SCM or Felder machines, most likely. I'd also have some Festool equipment, but I'd keep my Dewalt 20V and Flexvolt tools, as I'm really happy with them.
  8. Google "wall mount PC" and look at the images. This is pretty much what he is trying to do, less some bling and on a free-standing backer. There are all kinds of ways to do this, and you can go totally overboard if you desire.
  9. @applejacksonThanks, I did read the sheet about purging the air from the piston. I tested mine and it works perfectly. I might try the 2x4 and sawhorse method if I get energetic. That could work for me.
  10. I just received mine last week. It was shipped to our store and they loaded it up onto a delivery truck and brought it over first thing in the morning. The truck had a forklift on the back, so they just lifted it off the truck, drove up the driveway and set the whole pallet in my garage, then pushed it all the way in. That part was easy. I got it unpacked and stood it upright without too much difficulty. It is heavy but not as bad as I thought. I'm debating how to get it onto the ICS base, though. I'm wondering if two of us can lift it up while a third rolls the base underneath. I think I might try that this weekend when I have my renter around to help. He and I can pick it up while my wife rolls the base underneath. Chestnut, thank you for the idea with the 2x4's. I think I will do that to make the saw easier to lift. My saw came shrink-wrapped on a pallet with labels and stickers all over it. I had one box with the brake carts, blade and dado insert plate, one with the ICS base, one for the fence and one for the saw. The wings were in their own boxes inside the mail saw box. The miter gauge, blade guard, hand wheels, hardware and motor dust shroud were in a box inside the main box too. So far I haven't seen anything missing. The manual is great, too - spiral bound, full color glossy paper, 8 1/2" x 11" and easy to read. They even include instructions on removing the power cord and installing a longer one.
  11. I played trombone in junior high and high school, and for a year afterward. My horn has been in the closet for close to 30 years now. I got it out a few years ago and tried to play, and found out that I couldn't even blow one note. It would take me months to get back to being able to play. At least I can still read music.
  12. I was thinking you could cut keyhole slots into the back of the top and then secure it with screws driven into the top of the cabinet. As long as they don't go all the way through the sub walls then you don't need to seal them. It would be removable as well.
  13. If the lower cabinet trim is flush with the face frame, you could take the doors off and use a router with a rabbeting bit to create a 1/4" to 1/2" rabbet, then use a flush-trim bit to trim it the rest of the way. Then you could stain the fresh cut edge to match the cabinet finish.
  14. Welcome back Rodger. I'm glad that your injury, though serious, wasn't worse. It's a scary situation whenever you come in contact with a spinning/moving blade or cutter like that. I just placed the order for my Sawstop. I'm getting the 3HP PCS with the 36" T-Glide fence. I'm looking forward to using it, as my current table saw, a 25 year old Craftsman, has a fence that I don't really trust to be square, so I end up checking it every time I lock it down, which is a pain. The Sawstop fence will be a joy to use by comparison.
  15. Wiha is having a sale on their web site right now, and has some bit sets on sale. If you need lots of one type of bit they have a bunch of 100 packs discounted by about 33%. I've got lots of their drivers and bit sets, and they are the best ones I've used. I just ordered a security bits set for use at work (working on laptop computers and other small devices).