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About Jfitz

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  1. Wow. If that had been Sawstop glasses, you'd have to replace the blade too.
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    Oneida and coupon codes?

    Guild member discount is 10% off of any dust collector over $1000.
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    Finishing shop furniture...

    I use LOF* finish. It's something I'm always familiar with, always have in the shop, and - since it's shop furniture, it never really needs to stand up (visually or critically) to a customer's environment. *LOF = left over finish. whatever I have from the most recent project. For me, it's usually some flavor of wipe-on-poly.
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    Harbor Freight DC with mods vs Grizzly G0548ZP

    What he said. "suction" is best described as the pressure differential. A shop vac has great suction - but is terrible for CFM, which is what you want for a dust collection system. However, you're on the right track - for the same CFM, dropping the pipe diameter increases the air speed.
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    Harbor Freight DC with mods vs Grizzly G0548ZP

    It absolutely is! just remember that both CFM and linear speed are important. If you're only getting 350cfm at the tool, then you'll also be getting 350CFM all the way to the collector, so be sure any larger pipe still gets decent linear speed. Also, a horizontal run needs less linear speed, but a vertical line up from a tool needs better linear speed in order to keep all the dust moving in the right direction.
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    Harbor Freight DC with mods vs Grizzly G0548ZP

    Only if they're all open at the same time. Install blast gates on each run or at each tool,and then you only need to plan for the tool. Plus, none of those DCs will be able to meet the requirements of airflow for 8" pipe. DC is all about airflow (CFM), but you need to maintain some amount of linear speed of the air in order to keep the dust/particles moving.
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    Popular Woodworking

    I got mine recently as well - haven't read it yet. I'm debating renewing - I might renew just the print version, since I enjoy actually flipping through the magazine - but they changed their electronic/online version to delivery through some app (Zinio) which I find terrible so at a minimum I won't be renewing any sort of online access. I agree on the content - it's not just something I find all that useful anymore. I think it's gone in a different direction since the shakeup they had a while back.
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    Dust Collector question

    I don't see why it wouldn't work......my only thought is to see what rpm it runs at - not sure if compressor motors are set up differently and use pulleys to drive appropriate RPM (versus the motor itself running at the desired RPM)
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    New Table Saw

    I have 2 Wixeys - one for depth on my planer, and angle unit for measuring tilt on my table saw. I totally love the one on my planer - in fact it's recently gone a little bonkers on me so I need to replace the electronic part (I think). I now realize how much I depend on it. The magnetic angle unit for my TS I don't use as much - as mentioned, it is only so accurate and seems to tend to be a fraction of a degree off. it's no better to me than the gauge on the front of my table saw, so it sees far less use. And +1 to the battery comments above - the depth unit on my planer seems to go through them frequently.
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    OneWay Multi Gauge find

    No idea. I emailed them....they said they've only been making them for 15 years so it can't be "that" old. The name on the dial indicator is different than what's on them now but that doesn't seem helpful. As long as it's solid and square, I'll clean it up and put it to use!
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    OneWay Multi Gauge find

    Ha! True. I did pick up a stanley #4 type 13 as well - not quite a steal , but I just knew I'd have regretted not picking it up. Sadly, the rest of the planes we saw that day weren't really anything special.
  12. Not quite "the find" I keep hoping for (a fantastic hand plane for), but I picked this up for just $17 at an Antique store which we stopped at on a whim.
  13. Congrats!!!!! I don't have a PM but I do wish I could get some time using one to see how good it is. Looks like a solid machine, and should be awesome to use! Congrats! I have that same saw.....
  14. Agree with "grain" being the issue. And, FWIW...a google search of "crack" and "spoon" turns up a ton of not unexpected results....
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    quick finish

    Sounds like you've already decided - good call. +1 to lacquer. Rattle can lacquer should make that easy to get a few coats on in one day.