TBaiga

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    Furniture design, G&G, MIssion styles, Louis Kahn, Frank Lloyd Wright architechure, finish carpentry and cabinet making

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  1. trick with the fillers is that is can alter the set time. you can also overdue it...too much rebar and not enough concrete. and some fillers can make sanding a challenge so keep the scrapers at hand to remove excess. great stuff and very versatile.
  2. buy a DELL...don't join the cult. i work with more than 2 dozen mac owners. my pc cost less, is faster/more capable and has lasted twice as long.
  3. and i thought marc was 'festooled' lol! however, mr. rogers wore a sweater, not a leather jacket. http://woodtalkonline.com/public/style_emoticons/default/cool.gif
  4. it will be interesting to see this reduced to practice. i'm curious with the sawstop, after it fires....how much realignment of the blade, fence, etc. is needed?
  5. definitely not the razor/razor blade model, that's where the tool is essentially free and the consumable is expensive. the largest beech domino's are about 18 cents apiece in bulk, and the last i checked, the djs was still a little pricey. recently saw someone making through mortises with the domino and custom cut domino's. he even squared one end...very creative approach. i can't find the link, maybe one of the festool fog people have seen it. that said, i don't think the two are mutually exclusive. i think you could make the case to both in your arsenal. the choice to make is which has a higher priority to you.
  6. love your custom dominos and resulting joinery. http://www.timbercabinets.com.au/?page_id=420
  7. and here i thought i was being productive washing and waxing both cars before the superbowl...looks great Marc, well done.
  8. all acts of creation have multiple layers. an architect designs a building with an artistic intent, yet therein are many functional elements. The engineers construct that building with functional intent, yet an eye to the artistry on the design. and the craftsman build their individual components and areas within, with emphasis on function or form. the people that walk into that building feel awe for artistry. a scientist discovers a new use for a natural product as a drug, a very functional process. Yet he can marvel at natures artistry of the design, so he engineers a synthetic route that's so creative that it's art. yet the actual process of producing the material is rather pedestrian. but to the cancer patient that gains a fighting chance to survive sees a miracle from nature's art. now continue this theme and apply it to your wood working. there are elements of artistry and engineering in all that you do. where is the emphasis, what was your intent and how are the pieces recieved by others.
  9. actually the alien tech you really want is handheld/portable version of the wayback machine. with a simple press of he button, you rewind the last 30 seconds of time. helpful for avoiding shop accidents and extreme helpful when discussing various topics with your wife.
  10. actually i think this is the relevant whirlwind technology...i posted this in another ss discussion
  11. the patent litigators are the ones that'll get rich, but nothing compared to personal injury ambulance chasers. great product, budgeting for one now. but i'm not a fan of the regulation/legislation pandering. he's got to be patient and let the market come to him rather than trying to have the gov't hand him a monopoly. if it heads in that direction, i think the pandering will backfire. if you put other tool makers backs to the wall, there are many other ways to do proximity sensing not covered by SS patents and I doubt Gass has the money to reduce these to practice. SS can't afford a long price war either. the push for bringing a nanny state into his customers shops lacks a certain level by business smarts, perhaps his backers/investors are getting antsy with their ROI, we shall see.
  12. You're asking a difficult question. As I read it, you're looking for reinforcement of your decision, now IS the extra $1000 worth your peace of mind? I really can't answer that question because I'd have to know your value system. Do you buy just enough or do you save and buy the best possible item. What executive decision making paradigm do you follow when buying life insurance, car insurance, homeowners insurance, etc.? How prominent are safety devices and considerations to you when working in your shop? All thee things factor into your decision tree. I do not own a table saw yet. Presently I'm saving up for one. And the SawStop is where my investment will go. Quality is up there with the other high end saws and the safety features are proven. To me a 1000 bucks is worth it over the lifetime of the saw. I wavered on this decision, but to me that was the answer in itself. If I was second guessing myself, which I never do, then for me the decision was settled. Save, wait and get the right tool. I have all my life to build a dream shop, it's a marathon not a sprint.
  13. absolutely...lots of fine work there!
  14. I've been doing a lot of background reading on the Arts & Crafts movement, Gustav Stickley and Greene & Greene (as well as the Hall Brothers). There was a quote by Darrell Peart that said "Greene and Greene is Gustav Stickley meets Japan." It seems that various exhibitions around the turn of the century pealed back the veil on Japanese architectural design, highlighted by the craftsmanship of Japanese woodworkers and their exquisite joinery. I've seen some youtube videos and a few drawings, but never have gotten my hands on any texts detailing the Japanese joinery. I understand there are a few good text out there, by one seems out of print and very high priced. So it's the internet right...has to be something out there in the public (read 'free') domain. I found the JAANUS database (Japanese Architecture and Art Net User System). A quick search of "joint" turned up quite a few hits. I copied those that had full illustrations and made a pdf (see attached). I didn't do any editing or organizing, just a quick copy and paste. There are some amazing (to me) joints here, although most of the concepts are the same to things you've seen or made. Anyway, thought I'd share this...if anything else it might generate some ideas for puzzle boxes or as Rob pit it, joinery showboating. http://woodtalkonline.com/public/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif Here's the link to the dB http://www.aisf.or.jp/~jaanus/ And if anyone wants the MS Word version, just contacting directly. Japanese Joinery.pdf
  15. anyone have any good images or models of a carcass for a flush inset cabinet? the more i see this style, the more i like it.