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About dsaracini

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    Seattle, WA
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    Built ins and small furniture projects
  1. Just in case anybody has missed this thread: http://www.bcsportbikes.com/forum/showthread.php/146566-Build-to-Fail-Fail-to-Build.-What-is-this-I-don-t-even..... It's on a bikers forum about one of the poster's landlord's new shed. It really is one of the funniest threads I've read in a VERY LONG time. Someone has also made a video: Enjoy!
  2. Thanks to all the posts. I appreciate the replies. Unfortunately, none of them have really hit the mark for me (I'm not really looking for recipes). I finally sort of found a channel like I'm looking for. It's a part of an online cooking school. https://www.youtube.com/user/rouxbe?feature=watch Here's a good example of the type of video I'm looking for. Note: It's not a recipe. It's more about technique. If anybody knows of a similar channel, please let me know. Best regards to all.
  3. The thing in my life that brings me the most happiness is act of "making". This take many forms, but my primarily center around: cooking, art, woodworking/house projects and software development. Out of these, I'm by far the best at cooking. I grew up in the southern US. I was an only child and raised mostly by women (Grandmother, Mother and an Aunt). As a result, I didn't grow up doing a lot of things that little boys do. I spent a lot of time in a kitchen. When I was very young, I watched. When I got old enough to help, I was put to work. I could bake bread, biscuits or a pan o
  4. AirDroid... I use the free version. By far the easiest way i've found to load file (such as videos) onto my Droid devices. http://www.airdroid.com/
  5. It's like you know me........ So true... so very true.
  6. I suspect that ole Ben would have been more of a Craiglist kinda guy! haha
  7. Great point. Let me just add this one more thought. I didn't really grow up around people with tools (or at least people with tools that would be interested in having me help). So, I didn't know ANYTHING. I was 30 years old before I owned a saw (of any kind), and the only reason I bought one was because I bought an 100 year old house in Arkansas for $39,000 that needed a lot of work. This was when Amazon still sold books; Google was in its infancy and Youtube hadn't even been dreamed of yet. Only access to tools I really had was Lowes and Walmart. Sure, people sold tools online, but the
  8. Yeah, I'm sure that it has been debated an great lengths, and probably passionately! And I think you nailed it when you said, is it worth the extra dollars. For me, it is. I've done it both ways, and I hope I never have to go back to the old way. I'm a little more skilled now, I'm pretty sure I could get better results than when I first started, but I still don't want to go back. And if you look at the original post, I still stand by my response. He has gotten a Kapex and a Festool router table. It's already well down the Festool path. And he has a table saw. Before, *I* would *u
  9. Honestly, the answer is "no". Or maybe I should say, that *I* can't. And I have done a fair amount of that. For me, the tear out was always bad, and accuracy was "iffy". So, as you pointed out, I would end up cutting them oversized and then trying to cut them to final dimensions with a contractor's table saw. That was hard and frankly a little dangerous at times (I cringe at some of the things I cut in the past). The answer *for me* was a track saw. I almost went with Dewalt, because the reviews are really good and I could save a few bucks, but I probably just bought into the Festool id
  10. Excellent point(s). I find myself using a lot of sheet goods. And since I'm by myself most of the time, breaking them down with my TS55 is way easier and feels a lot safer to me than trying to do it on my table saw. For most of my projects, I find this very, very useful. Here is my order. But, YMMV. Track saw table saw, Festool OF1400 router (with track on MFT/3) Bandsaw Drill press miter saw Router table Jointer Planer But, as you can tell, I'm doing a lot more with sheet goods. For people that use solid wood a lot more, then the jointer and planer would be way higher
  11. Don't have any advice, but that is damn pretty wood. Hope you post a picture of your project when it's done.
  12. First off, welcome and congrats on retirement. I'll probably catch some heat for this, but here goes anyway: If you can spend approx 3,000 USD (or probably more) for your miter saw + router table, then do not get a grizzly bandsaw. You obviously have the money to buy nice tools. I've been to the Grizzly showroom in Bellingham... their bandsaws are ok. Lots of people have them and use them. But, if you wanted "ok" or "pretty good", then you could have bought a Dewalt DW717 for less then $500 USD - or gone a bit more and got a top-tier Bosch. And you sure can get a very nice router
  13. SUCCESS!!!!!!!! You were right! I finally got a good sharp chisel after it - an older 1/4" Marbles. While not a really fine chisel, I had it very sharp and was able to carve a notch in the head (note: it is no longer sharp - lol). Then got a flat head screw driver in the notch I created and a couple of pretty hard wacks with a framing hammer and it broke free. Just in case anyone else ever has this problem, here are the pics of the head of the gib screw and my poor chisel.
  14. Here are a couple of pictures. In one of them, I give a close up. You can see the edge is rounded over - you can also see the gouges left by the chisel and hammer. So far, nothing has moved it. Also, I give a picture a little further back so you can see that I have removed the fence. Also, you can see my wrench and a pair of long-nosed locking pliers that I tried. No luck with them either. While they are pretty thin, they are still a little fat to get very far down and I just don't seem to be able to get enough of a grip on the head.