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    So this happened today... New SawStop.

    So if a SawStop has seen too many hotdogs is it a higher risk for viruses ..... ?
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    Making a corner desk - first major project.

    Also store bought 4x4 construction lumber isn't square sometimes. Plus it might be wet in the center too.
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    (Sigh)....Roubo time

    Only left handed people are in their right minds .... woodworker OCD should be mixed 50/50 with " close enough for government work " to retain sanity.
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    Some File Questions

    Nicholson is ok. I use "Plasticut " files for laminate work. Just spin the file end for end,voila Japanese pull cut ! The angle you hold the file at, the speed of your stroke and the amount of pressure you apply greatly affect the quality of the cut. Cheap files aren't worth the effort. Acid to sharpen works but not well. I tried it 20+ years ago and it wasn't worth the cost, time and effort. I use Bostick " Bladecote" teflon type spray on my laminate files to reduce loading of the contact cement & dust in the teeth. The spray cans aren't cheap but when you file about 1/2 mile of edges inside a 2 week period every little bit helps.
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    Now what - what to get after Lathe?

    (D) = all of the above !
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    Securing a giant mirror

    If it’s sitting on the floor then all you need is to add a couple brackets/ties/whatever attached the top outermost studs and a couple spacers w ties/ screws /etc to the baseboard on each side . Adding cushions/bumpers/rubber feet is only needed if it’s a smooth floor.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Yea but it kinda is isn't it ?
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    screwdrivers for Chinese philips style screws

    If you see little lines coming from the inside corners of the " X " it is a Posidrive type screw head.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    One of those benches might come in handy in San Francisco or LA one of these days.....
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    good miter gauges that aren't Incra?

    I can't remember if I bought a second flip stop for my Osborne EB3 or if it came with it but it's been very useful.
  11. If a small trim router is big enough for your needs the Dewalt that comes with a fixed and plunge base is a powerful and sturdy tool. I've got 2 of them and they are under fairly constant use in my cabinet shop.
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    good miter gauges that aren't Incra?

    I've been real happy with my Osborne EB3 triangle braced miter gauge.
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    My crappy little shop

    Sounds like you just got an engineered solution !
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    Coffee table for my nephew

    Great seeing so much hand tool work combined with some very nice power tools !
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    Coffee table design

    Wrap it in a packing blanket held in place with some stretch wrap or packing tape then use a small hand truck to wheel it in. Saves your back, prevents scratches and increases curiosity if anyone catches you making the delivery. I've got one of those collapsible hand trucks that would work well for that job, they aren't expensive and fit in the trunk until needed.
  16. RapidFuse is a cyanoacrylate specially for woodworking. It gives you 5-10 minutes to align parts and clamp, nail or brace the assembly. After 30 minutes to an hour you can add more parts as needed. Big box stores like Lowes have it for $10 in a 4 ounce bottle that goes a long way. I assemble 1/2" Baltic boxes with about 6 ft of a small bead each and a few 1" micropins ( 23 gage) . I get around 40 boxes to the bottle. 1/4" ply is very risky to nail into the edge of. 3/8 or 1/2" Baltic edges nail just fine with 23 gage pins. 3/8 or 1/2" solid wood nails fine too but stay 3/4" or more away from ends that might split. Spring clamps, clothes pins , spacer blocks & wax paper all work well to hold things in place for 30 minutes or so. Joints must fit well so heavy pressure to close gaps isn't needed. You can also put a couple dots on both faces of those triangle braces then rub it back and forth to spread the glue and create a little suction then gently let go. Excess squeeze out can be sanded & wiped with a rag dampened with acetone. Keep the acetone & rag handy for fingers or accidental drips.
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    domino joiner

    I used 5 mm dominos with 3/4 ply for years. Then I finally got a 6 mm bit for a certain job. The 6 mm tenons come longer than the 5 mm ones do. Also 3/4" ply is actually very close to 18mm in the real world so a 6mm tenon is 1/3rd of the thickness. I get a little bit stronger /stiffer joints using the 6mm ones. I use 5mm tenons with 5/8" Baltic Birch for my basic drawers. It's actually just under 15mm thick usually. The "Domiplate" by Seneca centers perfectly on 3/4" and 1/2" plywoods ( it has 2 sides set up for the purpose) . I made a shim out of scrap plastic laminate pieces that centers the bit on the 5/8" Baltic. You have to make shallower mortices when you cut into the face of ply then make the cut in the edges deeper to fit the length of the Dominos you are using. I always have my metric Paolini Pocket rule (Woodpeckers) handy when I'm laying out for dominos.
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    domino joiner

    Hold off on the Woodpeckers fence until you have gotten used to using the Domino. There is an aftermarket accessory called the "Domiplate " that is very useful with 1/2" and 3/4" lumber & plywood. That accessory fence seems way to unwieldy to me, not to mention the price !
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    So you kill more blades than you sharpen & reuse ?
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    Mission end tables

    Use the best one as a practice finish sample.
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    domino joiner

    You must use a vac to run a Domino. I used a Fein tool triggered small shop vac with it for years. You do have to figure out adapters for whatever machine you have and the dust port on the Domino. I never use most of the accessories. Years later I bought the Festool CT26 vac/dust extractor and it's a powerful & quiet machine. Plus it has HEPA filtration and works well with sanders. But they are kinda expensive.
  22. That's why I use the term " waterbourne " the water is a carrier and the resin is floating in it. The pro stuff I use is catalysed and very tough. It's actually kinda hard to strip, takes longer & use of stronger chemicals.
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    domino joiner

    I've had mine about 8-10 years now and never use my biscut joiners any more. Wouldn't be without one.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    $45 seems pretty reasonable for such a big blade. My 14" bandsaw blades are usually over $20 - $25 apiece. Can you sharpen them ? In place or send them out ?
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    First Guild Project Recommendation

    Wall hanging cabinet could be a decent starter. Shaker Table can be scaled down if it's too big for your abode.