wintersedge

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About wintersedge

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  • Birthday 10/31/1973

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    North of Atlanta, GA
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    Just getting started. Looking to learn basic furniture construction so I can retire all the Ikea crap that stares at me everyday.

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  1. If you have other Festool, have limited distance to the wall, need a light saw or if you move your miter saw around a lot a Kapex is well worth it. If it is going to be stationary I would not have bought a Kapex. I have been very happy with the Makita LS1221. I have also been very happy with the Bosch 5312. The price ranges are all over the map. I have not had any issues with any of the miter saw listed above so my opinion might be heavily biased. I do know if one were to have an issue I would want it to be the Festool.
  2. There is a lot of 'fun' you can have with this. You can easily put in some logic to do a geo query of where the linking site is coming from and serve up different content.
  3. Was the majority of the show space just a market area for Peachtree Woodworking? The show is Atlanta is always hit and miss. Last year it was nice having Paul Sellers there. There were a few good used tool vendors. The local woodworking clubs were well represented.
  4. Anyone use Old Brown Glue? If so, what is the shelf life on it once opened? Just how badly and how far does the smell of authentic hide glue permeate?
  5. Any chance we could get a deals sub-forum? This thread is going to get gangly after a few weeks.
  6. This sounds more like a boundaries issue.. and not boundaries in the sense of one party or the other crossing lines but communication on where boundaries should/could/would be. ie.. You openly and honestly discuss what are her expectations of time and what are yours and then come up with a win/win solution. You stated that company comes over every day and you feel obligated to entertain.. why/who is coming over every day? Discuss if your wife can entertain them without you, would it be better if people came over less or not at all for x time period, offer to entertain for X time but you need time to dedicate to your project/business... Somewhere in there is a line that needs to be established, communicated, agreed upon, and respected. There is so much more I could toss out.. but may get a little too personal. Feel free to PM if you want to discuss more offline.. I highly recommend the book Boundaries by Henry Cloud.. every couple should read it together and discuss together.
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  8. Thanks for the information. A good bit of knowledge in there as well.
  9. I too would love to get back to this way of life; though I would truly love to get back to the days when local was both maker and seller and not just a distributor. It took me a while to break out of the gotta have it now mold. It brings a smile to my face knowing a boutique maker has to source materials, craft my item, and it could be 2 weeks to 6 months before I get it.
  10. When you get ready to order consider a 2-3 day lead time if you are ordering from 80/20 directly. Most of the resellers(the ones in GA) do not stock material. You may also want to consider Bosch Rexroth aluminum framing. It is a more costly than 80/20. They have a much larger distribution network and larger product selection. Bosch can also be bought on Ebay. One other product to check out is Faztek: http://www.faztek.net. I have not used their product but others around me speak highly of them. They are based in Fort Wayne, IN about 30 minutes from 80/20. Cheers
  11. I am curious about purchasing an infill plane. Is it possible to buy a smoothing infill for under $250 that will not require a complete rebuild? Do infills cut different/better or is that mostly hype. I notice most all the boutique plane makers build infill type planes, why is that? I welcome any advice you can give.
  12. With you on this Freddie. My wife comes down to the shop and we have started making cabinets and book cases together. She has said she wants to help with the Roubo. The only problem I have run into is that I do not share well so she went and bought her own CXS and is threatening to buy her own router and sander... and yes, put a ring on it quick.. those willing to share your hobby is a keeper!
  13. I went the same route and ended up going O1. I use a strop and have not noticed that I need to sharpen any faster than the A2 chisel. These are my bench chisels only. I wish they made mortising chisels in O1. On the flip side I honestly do not see that O1 takes a keener edge. I use a diamond stone and they both sharpen in the same number of strokes and both metals peel a whisper thin shaving if needed.
  14. What really grinds my gears... A friend borrowing my car who does not know how to drive manual transmission... That really grinds my gears..
  15. A good mechanical pencil fold out ruler a quality paint brush having music in the shop.