Tom Crawford

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  1. Back issues have forced me into this.  It's not safe using power tools when concentration is hampered due to pain.

    I doubt anyone is close enough to me to be interested but thought I would post here first anyway.  I'm in southwest Oregon 20 miles from Grants Pass.  Want to sell it all in one lot, not interested in selling individual items.  $7500.  Cash or cashier's check

    SawStop professional Cabinet saw, 220V, right extension, outfeed table, overarm dust collection, mobile base, Incra fence (metric & imperial racks), Incra 3000 miter (18” & 36” fences ), JessEm sliding table with 46” miter fence.

    Laguna 16 Band saw, 220V, break, Resaw King blade. European build on this one.

    Powermatic 6” jointer, 110V, 32” infeed and 32” outfeed tables

    PerformX 16-32 drum sander, stand, infeed and outfeed tables

    Delta 8” drill Press, WoodPecker table

    Delta 13” portable Planer, 2 speeds  with stand.

    Router Table (WoodPecker) dust collection router enclosure, Porter-cable 75182 router, Woodpecker PRL-V2 router lift,  Incra Twin-Linear fence (metric and imperial racks)

    Incra iBox jig

    Jet dust collector

    Leigh DR4 dove tail jig. Full set of bits

    Leigh FMT Pro jig - full set of bits and guides


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  2. Has anyone here looked into this as an alternative to Facebook?  It is open source and if I understand correctly there is no advertising and they state they are mostly crowd funded. - click on the "How it works" for a 2 minute video.  

    Edit:  After spending about 15 minutes looking at it and a number of posts it seems to me that could be as open to Fake News as Facebook is. And a grand opportunity for subversive groups. No advertising seems to be the only plus.  (I should point out I have never been a Facebook user but my wife is.  Maybe I'm just talking through my . . .)

  3. The wider kerf will impact using the track.  If the rubber on your track sticks out from the metal a mm or two it may work, however, if you later go back to a Festool blade you will need a new rubber. I have read some have been able to reset the rubber but for others it would not come off in one piece. 

  4. I appreciate all of your comments my question. I find this one interesting

    1 hour ago, Immortan D said:

    Some USB 3 devices refuse to work form USB 2 ports because of power requirements. USB 3 ports deliver more juice.

    In the USB 2 world some external devices required a dual cable, connected to TWO USB 2 ports in order to draw more power, e.g. external DVD burners. USB 3 external drives do not require that contraption because USB 3 almost doubles the power output.

    as the USB port and cable on my wife's new Canon 5DS is a split configuration - the metal is compressed together about 2/3 from one side. Don't know if this is related at all.  Readers are not expensive so I'll buy a USB3 one and give it a try.  I'll report back on the results.


  5. I need to get a SD card reader for my wife's computer.  But they all the ones I find online are listed as USB 3 and her computer  is before USB 3 so only has a USB 2.  Is a reader listed as USB 3 downward compatible and will it work on her computer. 


  6. My MFT is Version 1 - After a few use of the angle guide I saw it was not that accurate, took if off and never used it again. I drew layout lines on the work piece, used the Festool circular saw and guide rail - that was better.  Anything needing more precision was done on the table saw.  These days the holes in the MFT are used solely for clamping, so precision alignment is not important. 

  7. I have a WorkSharp. It does a very good job and is much faster than stones - for chisels. It seems to give as good of edge as stones but there is not a way to do a secondary bevel. I do have stones and a MK II guide but seldom use them for chisels.   I also bought the plane jig for the WorkSharp but I consider it dangerous for a plane blade larger than a block plane. I tried to use it on a smoother blade once and a corner caught, spun the bade and jig and the blade gave me a nasty cut on my hand.

  8. Was to be 94% here but smoke from 90,000 acre wildfire to the southwest of us made it a disappointment.  Full sun before was a bright red orb but was still to bright to look at but not bright enough to get through the eclipse glasses well.  About half way through was bright enough to dimly see it through the glasses.  Oh well.

    We are not currently threatened by fire here at main home but our beach place in Brookings Oregon is just outside the evacuation area and there is no containment yet. We check the fire maps a couple times a day - whatever happens, happens.