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About Jfitz

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  1. Often, feeding multiple pieces into a planer and butting each one up against the previous one as they go through, eliminates snipe.
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    Woodshop footwear

    Well done Amazon....well done....
  3. Drawers are a good start. Also make use of vertical space - i.e. walls. Hang tools or items on wall space where they're organized and easily reachable when needed. Locate them where they might be used most. Saws near where you saw most, planes near your planing area, etc. Hanging tool chests of various types can work well for organization and space efficiency. I'll +1 what Brendon suggested above about sorting through stuff and "storing" the least frequently used items. Don't hammer veneer a lot? Put all that stuff in a bin or something that can either be stored elsewhere, or stored in the shop so it doesn't take a lot of space.
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    Rattle can polyurethane

    I suggest you look into a wipe-on varnish finish rather than spray. I am betting you'll be pleased. Many people prefer Arm-r-Seal, but I think Minwax wipe-on (or just regular minwax, thinned with mineral spirits) also looks good.
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    Looking at new chisels...

    Congrats ! That's a good sharpening setup....now you just need to get turning.
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    DJ20 jointer on CL

    ugh. my thoughts too. Maybe I should have you discuss the merits with my wife (just kidding...she's so supportive of my hobby it borders on the ridiculous...) I guess I'm torn about going from a 6" to an 8" (parallelogram) or looking at the long haul and saving for a 12"...
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    DJ20 jointer on CL

    A DJ20 popped up on CL nearby - pretty much on the route I take to work every day. $800, but it's CL so I can always make an offer. I'm thinking get it and then at some point upgrade to a shelix (maybe) and for ~1K have a good parallelogram 8" jointer. Any suggestions on what to look for? Knives can be sharpened but I'll bring some wood to make a test run....and a straightedge to check out the tables. I'd like having a parallelogram system for ease of adjustment...
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    Chest of Drawers

    Looking great! good work. How do you like the Q4?
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    Planer replaced

    Congrats on the planer! That's a good deal. I have one (but with the shelix)......yes, they're loud and are messy at times, but so are my kids and we keep them around.
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    DW735 planer Webster MA

    Not mine.....might be interesting to someone in the area... https://worcester.craigslist.org/tls/d/dewalt-jobsite-planer-dw735/6580859277.html
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    New to me No 3

    Might just be the perspective of the photo. It's a little lighter in color than my other planes but it looks about the same size. IT could even be a replacement - and I can always make another one if it's an issue.
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    New to me No 3

    Good luck with yours - hope you find time for it soon. I'm mostly in the same camp - it's not why I buy them either, other than the "oldness" and period of the planes (which I find really cool). None of mine are "collectors", and IMO the more I use them the better they are. If I want a paper weight, I'll go in the yard and find a rock.
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    New to me No 3

    Haha, yeah. It's actually mostly a type 11 - the high knob came in at type 12 I believe.....but the cap is from a type 13 (or later). It definitely is a 'worker', not a collectable - and priced accordingly, so it is what it is. I am going to work with the stock blade for now and see how it goes.
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    New to me No 3

    I just received this #3 I landed on eBay. It's in decent shape - a little ding on the handle that the seller cleverly avoided showing in the listing, but I intend on using this and not just displaying it so I don't care. Price was right. I think I'll like this size over a #4 for smaller pieces. It's pretty clean but I'll disassemble, touch up a few areas that have some slight rust, and maybe touch up the sides and bottom. The iron is sharp-ish but I'll do a complete setup of back and bevel before putting it to use.
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    SawStop Router Table

    It can be mounted on the right side - IF the rails are the right ones (there's a notch/cutout, and apparently the bolt hole pattern is different). It might depend on how old your saw is. I agree with putting it on the right side. I have a shop-made extension table with a built in router lift - works well for me.