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  1. I am currently working on a cradle that will go to my sister and her new baby. Yourself? What part of the Dayton area are you in?
  2. Hi Jhoite, I live in Centerville. I know there are a few others in the area, though I don't know how often they visit here.
  3. I have done just the market place for several years, and had a good time. The vendor displays are usually very good, there are talks throughout the day, and then there is the hand tool olympics.
  4. If you are ever in the Columbus Ohio area, their store is nothing short of awesome! Glad to hear they have equally good customer service.
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  6. Glad to hear Grizzly did the right thing.The one time I had to deal with Grizzly's customer service, I found it to be very positive as well. Will definitely buy other machines from them in the future.
  7. I had a jobsite that I started out with, and almost 5 years ago, I bought a 113 series craftsman contractor saw from craigslist (cast iron top, induction belt drive motor), and paid about $100 for it. I put another $200 into with a fence and other updates. It has been a proven machine for me.
  8. For the blade size, that is all I ever run in my 14" bandsaw, and I use it for curve cuts as well as all my straight cuts, including resawing.
  9. Flatten a face of a board on your jointer. Run the opposite face through a bunch of times on the planer. If the board comes out with both faces parallel and flat, it may be a non-issue.
  10. Agreed, Shellac is more durable than many realize. I have used it on many projects, including a chisel rack and my router table. Has held up very well.
  11. Shellac isn't as durable as poly is, but that isn't to say it is a bad finish. It really depends on how much abuse you expect the book cases to get. One benefit of shellac is that if it does get damaged, it is often as easy as applying another coat to fix. I personally prefer shellac over poly.
  12. Where did I say I hate Saw Stop? I happen to really like Bosch tools, as well as think the competition against Saw Stop will do nothing but benefit the consumer in the long run. As for unproven, was Saw Stop a "proven" cabinet saw when it was first released? Based on my own experience with Bosch tools I would feel safe buying a machine from them, and has nothing to do with hating the competitor. For what its worth, I am not even at the point were I can seriously consider replacing my table saw. However, I have looked closely at the Saw Stop machines, and find them to be one of the best
  13. I hope that bosch develops this tech in a cabinet or even a hybrid/contractor saw. I would seriously consider it if they did.
  14. I use the Delta T-2 on my saw, which is a small version of the Bies. I really like it. There are many T-Square style fences available that you maybe able to adapt your table saw for. The Vega and Shopfox fences are both viable options.
  15. I have been wanting a place to set my smartphone at work, and came up with this very simple to make stand. Here is a YouTube video I put together for it:
  16. The one aluminum top table saw I had got me be for home DIY stuff. When I started getting into woodworking more seriously I found it more difficult to work with. What finally made me switch to a saw with a cast iron top was the fact the aluminum table was extremely out of flat, with a hump running in such a way that a square cut was impossible. For some machine types, aluminum tops work well. My Ridgid OSS has an aluminum top, and function very well. My previous bandsaw had an aluminum table, and functioned very well for many years.
  17. I have never seen something like that. However, I would be reluctant to call it a wood plane. I am sure it served some purpose, but I don't think that purpose resulted in making plane shavings. Though I could be wrong!
  18. I have the 1000se and I am happy with it.
  19. I have the space for breaking down ply, but getting it home in a full sheet is problematic. I usually have them do a couple basic cuts to break it down, then I will make more precise cuts when I get them home. For rough stock, I usually clamp the work piece to my bench, use a couple scraps to lift it up so that I don't cut into my bench, and make the cut with a circ saw. There are a couple corded smaller circ saws available now, I have been considering buying one of those for breaking down 4/4 stock.
  20. http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/158737/Woodworking-Tape-1-x-50'.aspx http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/158738/Woodworking-Tape-2-x-50'.aspx http://www.amazon.com/Avery-Dennison-Woodworking-Tape-1-0/dp/B00KPOQEUG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1424966964&sr=8-1&keywords=avery+woodworkers+tape
  21. I would go with the bandsaw as well.
  22. I would skip the miter gauge too, as it won't be any better than a stock miter gauge.
  23. The guys at my local woodcraft are very knowledgeable and willing to help. They have provided enough of a service that I have bought quite a bit from them. Not all my tools and machines have come from them, but a fair amount have. Before I buy a tool, especially hand tools, I like to hold them in my hand, give them a try, make sure they will feel good to use. I can't do that when I buy online. Most of the time the cost of shipping and sales tax cancel each other out, and I don't have to wait for the tool to be delivered, then left outside until someone gets home to bring it. One thing
  24. The official version is here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.trimble.buildings.sketchup I believe it is only for Tablets. I am not certain that they have ever had it available for phones. That said, I paid for the app when it first came out, used it a couple times, and that is it. I have not had much use for it.