mikem

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  1. I just finished my router table build, and made my top. I made my 32"x~25". I kept it close to the Woodpecker/Incra dimensions so that if I ever get a commercial fence for my table, I know it will fit. While I am comparing it to my old table, which was 24"x24", I have found the top to be very sufficient for what I use it for. In fact if I had gone with anything bigger I would have had trouble find a place for it in the shop. Good luck with the build!.
  2. Also, because a tool HF sells looks like other major brands, doesn't mean it is the same machine. The harbor freight band saw has a lot of the same castings as pretty much every other 14" band saw. While they may look the same on the outside, they are not. Also, harbor freight does not hold manufacturers to the same quality control standards of other companies. I own three Grizzly machines. The oldest is a drill press that was given to me. It was made in 1992, and still works fine. The next machine is a 14" G0555P Band Saw. That saw has been awesome. The third and most recent purc
  3. Here is the sad thing about that pencil sharpening video..... It got the dude his own TV show on the National Geographic channel. http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/going-deep-with-david-rees/
  4. That was my first thought as well when I saw the pallet wood bed.
  5. My TS is also missing the arbor wrench, which I bought from CL. I just use a set of channel locks to loosen & tighten the arbor nut. Works great.
  6. Thank you Todd, good hearing from you again!
  7. A higher TPI blade will reduce those tracks, but I still sand them out.
  8. I wonder if he means the old dial-up BBSes that were real popular in the late 80's into the early 90's.
  9. It looks similar to the harbor freight jointer.
  10. If it doesn't then it is considered art!
  11. Selling on ebay is about making money, nothing wrong with making profit on it. The cost of shipping&handling not only covers the cost of the actual transport (the $35 in this case) but the package material, time spent packaging, and other incidental costs associated to shipping. It sounds like you had many items being shipped. An extra $10 doesn't seem unreasonable to me. As Graham mentioned shipping costs are typically spelled out on ebay pretty clearly, where it is a safe assumption that it is going to be more than the actual shipping of the items in question. I am of the opinio
  12. I was able to load a couple of my drawings up to the a private area of the 3D warehouse with just my regular google login.
  13. No, anyone can use it. The $9.99 is charged when downloading the app.
  14. I just got an email from Trimble that they released a mobile viewer app for tablets! Downsides, it is $9.99, and your models have to live in the 3d Warehouse. Upsides, you can viewer your drawings on your tablets! I went ahead and bought the app for my android tablet. You can move around, zoom in and zoom out, and look at the different camera angles, including ones you defined. To be really useful in the shop, you would want a drawing that has an exploded diagram with the measurements put in, as you won't be able to look them up otherwise In my opinion, it is a great start for a fir
  15. mikem

    Basements ???

    Which is sad. While brand new homes can be nice, I have come to learn this is a case where new isn't always better. Around here, you can buy a 40-50 year old, 2500-3000sqft home that is in good shape, may need some updates, for anywhere from $200k-$250k. Not to mention nice sized yards. Before we bought a house like this we looked into building or buying a new home in the same price range. What we found is you would get a house half the size, and no land. True, everything in the home is new. However, we looked at some homes by some of the same builders that were 5-10 years old. It was
  16. Congrats on starting the new blog. I have been running my own for a few years now, and have found it to be a great way to document my own woodworking journeys. I have setup a link on my blog's blog roll to your blog.
  17. Thank you Kris! I have a new post scheduled to go out tomorrow in fact!
  18. There is a regular in the chatroom that has bought a few things via these auctions. Stop by there and ask around.
  19. +1 on calling Grizzly. If I had to guess, the current knives available will work on your jointer.
  20. I think he frequented the chatroom more often, and would see his cam up frequently. However I haven't seen him recently either.
  21. I have a 113 series as well, and the bevel adjustment is problematic on it too. First, make sure the motor isn't getting caught up on anything when trying to set the bevel. Next, make sure the belt isn't getting in the way. After checking those two items, look under the saw for the screw that sets the bevel is clear of sawdust and debris. It gets built up overtime, and can make setting the bevel a real pain. I have the added issue that the motor on my saw isn't original and it sticks up above the table when I set the bevel. For me it has gotten to the point it isn't worth it. I cut t
  22. Largely on my work and home laptops. I do often check the site on my tablet or phone. I use the browser on these devices.
  23. As a somewhat experienced woodworker, I would not attempt that operation, but I always keep my miter gauge and sled within reach. For teaching brand new woodworkers, I am with Beechwood. To add to seeing the old pros do this, there is a plethora of YouTube videos that show doing this same type of operation. The problem is two fold as well, first it is a safety risk, second, this operation will not square up the ends, unless the reference end was already squared up.
  24. LOL, to be honest I looked at it briefly, but looking back on the description it does mention a belt clip, just didn't show it in the picture. Oh well, I still like the compact size of the transmitter. And I helped out the local economy a little bit by buying local..... That's my story and I am sticking to it!
  25. The reason, I went with the woodriver over the lone ranger was simply because the remote is more compact and has a clip on it. That doesn't seem like much for an extra $20 (minus savings on shipping), but it is the point about the remote becoming hard to find like a pencil in the shop that made me go that route. I have a hook that I keep the remote on when the shop isn't in use. When I go in the first thing I do is clip it to a belt loop, and turn on the receiver. When I get done for the day, I turn the receiver off (don't want the DC coming on at 3am!) and put the remote back on the hook.