Eric.

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  1. Wake me up when they lift the restrictions.
  2. Three or four coats of this - wiped on - will offer plenty of protection for any normal use and will keep your wood looking fairly natural instead of looking like it's encapsulated in plastic like epoxy will.
  3. I'd love a giant Italian Laguna or Minimax but I'll probably end up with the PM1500 given space and budget constraints.
  4. Sand it off. Most likely air bubbles trapped in the epoxy. Then use some varnish instead. It's tough enough and it looks much better.
  5. Amazon was out of stock. You probably bought yours from a third party seller.
  6. 4" double squares, except I get mine from Epstein. Same as the LV PEC squares...only cheaper. 16' Fat Max tapes, as many as you can afford. Box of 1,000 mechanical pencils . Beater set of chisels for scraping glue. Now that I'm trying to think of more I'm realizing how few tools cost less than $50. This hobby is ridiculous.
  7. Don't get me wrong, the Jet will be a higher quality unit than the Grizzly for sure. Low bar. And don't put too much stock in the OEM guide bearings on the Grizzly...they're garbage. I had to replace mine after a few years because they completely seized. The advantage of the Grizzly is that it will be a new machine with a one year warranty. And that's about it.
  8. The new Grizzly and the used Jet would be a coin flip. Jet is okay but it's not Powermatic. It falls closer to Grizzly quality and PM price. I don't find much value in Jet personally, with a couple exceptions.
  9. It's stupid expensive for what it is but worth the cost IMO. No interest in building something like that. The outriggers are huge and ridiculous...I tossed them in the trash.
  10. Well if it's already glued up and you don't want to use filler...you're kind of out of options unfortunately. Unless you want to rebuild.
  11. I bet they run that deal on Black Friday. Every company does something, and since they never seem to go on sale I bet that's what they offer. Two months...start the countdown.
  12. Hope it works out better for you than it did for me. Had exactly the same problem...plus burning on almost every cut (yes the blade was sharp). Came back calibrated and cutting square, but I still have the burning issue on probably half of my cuts. I also sent mine in about a year out of warranty so it cost me $110 to ship it and they charged me another $80 for the work. I have a love/hate relationship with the Kapex. My biggest complaint is it's a big puss with no power. But when it's dialed in, it's by far the most precise SCMS available.
  13. It's also a good visual lesson on how much better lighter panels look. Obviously there's no rule that says you can't do it but I always find it off-putting when a panel is darker than its frame.
  14. I guess we need to establish how OP defines shiny. I hear shiny I think lacquered Steinway piano. A dense tropical species sanded to 2000 grit IMO has luster...but I don't call it shiny. Possibly semantics.
  15. Welcome to the club. My Grizzly bandsaw is next up on the major upgrade list. You get what you pay for.
  16. I don't have three sheds...but I do have one, and it's plump. Also have two racks in the shop and a fairly sizable pile accumulating in the basement. The amount of lumber I take from the yard is absolutely microscopic on a quantity level, but I do siphon off the best and most interesting boards that I see when they come in. Honestly it's the only reason I work at the yard. I don't need the money, but I enjoy talking wood and helping the customers...and having the ability to skim the cream that comes through this place. But one guy can't even put a dent in it.
  17. The cock beading is a nice touch. And I never pass up an opportunity to say cock beading.
  18. Yeah but there isn't a wood I've ever seen that I'd classify as shiny. Like Barron said, some polish to a higher luster than others, but I still wouldn't call them shiny. That's a job for finish...if so desired...for some reason.
  19. Thanks man. First "real" piece of furniture I ever built, believe it or not.
  20. No but it would be nice to move around a little when working on a project. Also makes dry fitting/assembly of larger projects a complete PITA. But I'd rather have tools and no space than no tools and plenty of space. LOL
  21. Funny how that works. Just about every memory I have feels that way. Especially ones with the kids. Time is a mysterious thing. Nice tidy space. In five years you won't be able to squeeze a fart in there. DAMHIK