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  1. I don't think Harbor Freight sold it for that much brand new.
  2. Years ago I bought a plastic rim that attaches to gallon cans at Home Depot that performs the same function.
  3. I bought the Performax 10/20 years ago (well before Jet bought them out). Like Chestnut, I don't use it very often, but it's one of those things that you'll figure out ways to use it. Works great for parallel surfaces that you can't or don't want to run through the planer. I also use it to do a good final sanding on things by putting a 220 belt in it. I have mine on one side of a flip-top table, so it's out of the way when I'm not using it.
  4. Are you using a blade stabilizer? That will reduce the cut height.
  5. Or you could just go with it. Since it's not large enough to be a river, call it a trickle table.
  6. I have the shinto and love it as well, but I want to see pics of your copters!
  7. I've built several of these and the frame is very easy. I just made a "shadow box" 3" deep with a groove toward the outside edge for the glass and a rabbet around the back edge to accept the removable back. Luckily, the client mounted the jerseys, so I didn't have to figure out that part.
  8. Sorry to come to the party late, but where are you going to set the grinder when you lift it out of the bottom to use it? Somewhere I've seen a temporary platform that bolts onto the bedrails (similar to the tail stock) and extends past the end. Mostly used for extra space to lay your tools, but don't see why the grinder couldn't stay there temporarily while you're turning. Hope I'm explaining it well enough to get the idea across.
  9. Not that I would ever be able to do something like this, but I'm following as well. Love to see the process to create something like this and am definitely stealing some of the jig ideas.
  10. You could always consider it a gauge to find that angle again.
  11. I have an old Delta benchtop that I built extension wings for some time ago from an old ShopNotes mag. Each wing is 12" long, so the total length is 54" now. Handles anything that I have thrown at it with no problems.
  12. That is a great price. Too bad they're out of the 1/4" right now. Did you glue them in? With some of these inexpensive ones that I've looked at, the bit is hard to get in and out.
  13. My wife (a psychologist) likes to say "and that's why they make both vanilla and chocolate, so everyone can find something that they enjoy." Luckily, there are so many styles of furniture, everyone can find something that they enjoy making and having around.
  14. Many recommend, if possible, to have all of the machines that require dust collection to be somewhat grouped together, or at least along the same wall. That will allow for a single and more efficient system. It's also possible to put multiple spare dust collection outlets along the wall (either closed off or using gates) to allow for expansion or movement of tools, simply attaching a flexible hose to the new requirement. All that said, I would move the planned chop saw over to the right wall in place of the bench/cabinets and have the bandsaw on wheels to be able to roll over when needed.
  15. Maybe it's like a rock band that goes on it's 3rd final retirement tour.