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  1. I had TSA refuse to let me carry on an antique brace (drill) with no bit. You cannot carry on any tools.
  2. On the pin board, use either something sacrificial behind it to stop the tear out or use a board wider than you need and rip it to size after cutting the tail to remove the tear out. Make sure everything is clean of dust and chips to help eliminate the rocking.
  3. It looks to me like you adjusted the height of the bit between pieces. I cut the slot first. Do not adjust the bit at all. Then on scrap pieces (the exact thickness of the real piece) start cutting and fitting the tails. When you get the fit correct, cut the tails on the real piece. Keep making small projects, you will improve your skills and the big projects will come Good Luck DW
  4. The old North Star Horizon from the early 1980's had an optional wooden case ... 8 bit z80 processor that connected by an rs232 serial port to a dumb terminal. No USB ports back then, you got out a soldering iron to change the serial port settings like the baud rate. You should be fine building a wooden case. Just make sure you got enough air flow to keep it cooled.
  5. To go on the frugal side for carbide tools. I just bought the replacement bits. Took some square stock steel, tapped a hole in the end, a little careful grinding and filing. Then turn yourself a handle and a copper plumbing cap for a ferrule
  6. The way its been raining around here. Just put it in a boat and float it in. I'd try the two guy and a truck first or the mini skid. The 3 sheets of plywood sounds like it would work too if you had a couple people to help. Good Luck
  7. The only time I use the sears molding bit is cutting large coves. Put the cove bits in it. Use it on the table saw running the wood at a diagonal Warning, this is not a rookie thing, lots of guides clamped on the saw, use push sticks, be very careful. Several passes and it does great.
  8. I’ve had good luck sending blades to Ridge Carbide in NJ
  9. I'm looking at Snowbirding in AZ when we retire. So last week we went to check things out. Take a look at Tower Point in Mesa AZ. They have an awsome shop, fully equipped with Powermatic tools.
  10. I find it online and take the add to the borg.. They normally will match the price, especially amazon prime prices. Then there is no wait, Normally when I'm buying a hand held its because I need it now and the old one failed. Most everything stationary is an upgrade, so normally I have time to be patient searching for the right deal. I prefer to always buy local, Festool, always online for the tools, accessories local. Festool everything is the same price, and normally ships from Indiana. So why pay close to 9% sales tax.
  11. This guy has the book I use and appears there is a new edition coming out soon http://stanleytoolsbook.com/ Antique and Collectible Stanley Tools by John Walter
  12. I have the Microjig Matchfit ... its the plastic, less expensive version. Works well when I tested if, but I have yet to use it on a project
  13. I have been to Eric's yard many times, with his boss or Eric. Never an issue, the main reason I see to pick through a stack is to match color and grain. I do try to match measurements to about 20%. And I always buy extra to cover for a screw up. UPick always has some type of discounted piles too. I try to grab a few pieces of that just to have around. I try not to mess the stacks up too bad, but I'm sure I do. Last year they changed business hours to be more hobbyist friendly. Great place to buy from.
  14. Dylder

    Shopping spree

    My wife works at one of the big box stores. I just look at the 10% as buying tax free. That's about all it is. Much of the stuff at the big box is homeowner quality or less, a few gems but not at a discount. Like Eric said, shop online for better price, The big box will match online stores like amazon. .
  15. I try to stick to the Sweathearts. It keeps me from buying every plane at every flea market or antique store. Good luck with your addiction
  16. I bought an old Stanley Sweetheart brace at a flea market in Florida. No bits. TSA made me throw it out. Couldn't take a tool in my carry-on. So stupid it hurt, but I didn't have time to go back and put it in check on baggage.
  17. I just sent mine off for the RAS recall (google it $100) I replaced it with a SCMS. I mainly used it for milling stock closer to finished length, and never used it for anything that would be finish dimensions. I just never wanted to try and keep it setup true. But use what fits your workflow, be careful with the RAS, they are finicky.
  18. I have one and it seems to be accurate. I also bought their gage that measure the distance from the blade to the fence. Total piece of junk. When I contacted them they just kept telling me my rulers were off. Every ruler I own is off the same amount vs the gage.. Its now sitting on the shelf.
  19. I built my boat, a Nick Schade design Guilimont Kayak ... one H_ll of a project. 11 foot, Some day I am making another longer one. ... OK back to the Festool questions . Buy the best tool you can afford, you will never regret it. Festool, Lie Neilsen, Bridge City, powermatic. Avoid the discounts - harbor freight, most grizz stuff and I own a few of these too.
  20. Too many cups of koolaid sitting in the shop ... I have a couple Festool routers and a couple of their sanders. Dream of getting a Domino, but that's a lot if bucks, some day maybe. I have already spent the big chunk of this years shop budget (Dewalt 735) and still eyeing a Lie Nieslen #4 smoother. Festool is expensive, but you do get what you pay for.
  21. Most of the above and screws / fasteners. I always buy at least 100 at a time even if I only need a few of a particular size.
  22. I would put it back together and shelve it for sentimental value. Buy something better to use. With no lateral adjustment your going to fight it constantly.
  23. The best advice I have here is to make multiples of your item you plan to sell. It will cut down on labor costs. I used to make an item for ebay sales. I'd make 30 at a time and sell them over a couple months. This also helps to eliminate the burnout of making the same item over and over. dw
  24. That ryobi radial arm saw was recalled years ago because the motor can fall off or something. They used to pay and have you ship them back the motor. Junk it for sure.
  25. I have this setup with the incra fence too. Very happy with everything.