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    I'm tired of reading about sharpening. ...and designing castles. The best part of my day is opening up the shop doors to the moderate summer climate of the West Coast.

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  1. Congratulations, Juan. You definitely deserve the recognition.
  2. Stampy, A few years ago, Delta went through a major restructuring and that interrupted their supply chain. I would have thought they'd have that back on track now, but apparently not? I'm guessing that the national chain of which you speak is KMS Tools. The store near me happens to be HQ and I've found the staff to be very good and the selection of woodworking tools equal to automotive/metalworking tools. They are usually my first stop when I need something repaired. A 3+ years ago, they got my Delta DJ-20 sorted out, but I haven't had to fix anything Delta since then. The other tool company in BC that comes to mind when you mention Delta is Summit Tools. By the way, Ultimate Tools in Burnaby, BC carries Powermatic. You won't find Jet Woodworking in Canada, however. PS: Funny story. A customer of one of the aforementioned stores was so disappointed/upset with the stock levels of a certain power tool that they did an internet search for other local suppliers and somehow determined that I was one (I'm not!). I got a very strange phone call that day.
  3. Congratulations - you can categorize yourself as a winner! Do you like magic? Look behind your workbench - there should be one piece of used sandpaper there for you.
  4. Nope. Care to guess again? If you don't wan the LN #7, I'm happy to give you a piece of used sandpaper if you prefer. The top is 12-1/2" x 42".
  5. ... and you'll be able to taper twice as quickly?
  6. I've been thinking about a bandsaw or router jig to make the twisted legs, but so far, it's still faster to make them by hand. I'll buy anybody who can pick out a glue line in the top a LN #7. My focus online is my FlairWoodworks.com blog. I'm often around Twitter too, and I check forums when somebody points me to them, or when I'm bored (which doesn't happen too often).
  7. My video editing software goes into conniptions trying to render the twisted legs. It tries to straighten them.
  8. Why not do four sides tapered and twisted a la Table with a Twist?
  9. Sometimes, it's quicker or easier to use a jointer plane than the jointer. The same goes for a rip saw. I like having the option (the skill and tools) to choose which method to use. And I like to think I have the knowledge to make the smart choice.
  10. I'm going to store my 1" chisel in the knife drawer so I can rack up the points.
  11. Honestly, I don't care for the term "hybrid woodworker." I think that what you make is much more important than how you make it. I'm a sculptural woodworker.
  12. If you don't like standing the board on edge, here's another option - Woodpeckers Quick Corner Radius Jig.
  13. Thanks for all the comments. I'm glad you guys enjoyed the video. If anyone really does want a Magic Square, I am considering making some for sale. I made the first one as a gag, but have found it to be really quite useful and I'm quite attached to it. I'll post details on my blog when I figure out more. You obviously don't follow me on Twitter!