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  1. Just realized I never updated this! My Kapex came back a week after I had sent it. Festool called me to ask a few questions, to ensure they did all of the repairs/alignments necessary. They adjusted my miter scale and lasers. the saw is cutting "bang on" again. There were some small issues I had, and I may be being overly picky here. First, the sticker was peeled back to align the lasers. They didn't replace it, but just tried to "stick it" back on. Its loose now, and one of the corners won't adhere to the saw. The bevel scale was marred during the repair. A small piece of metal
  2. This is a good point - never thought of this.
  3. If it's Festool they may replace it free of charge. Give em a call - worth a shot.
  4. It's Lee Valley, and they don't have sales on hand planes. Your best bet is to wait for their annual "factory seconds" sale, and wait with one hand on the mouse, and the other on your cc when it goes up.
  5. I just stopped making stuff for commission. I want to make stuff I want to make - I will scream if I need to make one more cutting board.
  6. I would use regular Pva glue and give the repair a go.
  7. Is there a tree under that stuff, or a plywood cut out? My 2017 tree is the seam as both 2016 and 2015! We use an artificial tree, cause we put it up right after Rememberance day.
  8. I've got a powermatic jointer - love it. I have a rigid table saw - love it. Each brand has their own winners and lemons.
  9. I would love to go- I'll check into the schedule. Did you fly or drive last year?
  10. - great resource for building nest boxes for bluebirds, as well as other important info!
  11. I've made many blue bird houses, and we have had fledgling Bluebirds many times. Enjoy! Check on the boxes regularly, and report your babies to the Bluebird conservation in your area. They appreciate the count.
  12. My thoughts and wishes as well for a speedy recovery.
  13. That's not great customer service. It's not like you are shipping a book or sweater, this is a ridiculous item to have to move. Grizzly should be tripping over themselves to make this right. Give them the gears - call and complain loudly and to everyone in the chain of command.
  14. Me too - if the router table is a viable option I always choose the router table over hand routing.
  15. Yikes - having an Etsy store sounds terrible to me. I enjoy my time in the shop, and don't want to march to anyone elses drumbeat. That being said, I do take on some commission work from time to time, but only projects I feel I would like to build. If it's what you enjoy, then I wish you luck! I know lots of people that regularly shop on Etsy and similar sites. If you get up and running, post the url to you shop and I'll share it with others.
  16. We have a ridiculous amount of gift cards at our place. Each one of them has like 60 cents to $1.00 on it. The companies must love gift cards; I wonder how much all of those unclaimed bits add up to for them - free money.
  17. You've got a long wait to use that material, I'm afraid. Can you get a kiln dried slab, or is this a friend clearing trees, and you have the opportunity to get one?
  18. Looks great! But with the job teachers are expected to do these days, you should replace the Apple with a glass of wine or shot of whiskey!
  19. The only time I use gloss finish is under satin finish.
  20. I am guilty of this too - for me it dried on TB3, which is ridiculous to get off.
  21. All of my shop sleds and jigs use shop made (wooden) runners. I have been looking at the incra runners for a new sled, but they are mega expensive. Do you guys use mostly wood runners, even though they are subject to humidity changes and wear faster than metal?
  22. Well I'm going voice an opposing opinion. I have a Kapex in my very small shop, and I use it on every project. I don't use it for rough lumber breakdown - only for finish cuts. Rough cuts are done with a cordless circular saw in the driveway. Any jointed work piece that needs a crosscut goes to the Kapex. It's far easier to cut long pieces by using the Kapex than wrestling them on a TS sled. TS sleds are still vital, but for different reasons (small repeatable cuts, dados, tenons, etc). But for me, crosscuts go to the Kapex.
  23. You can get replacement tip sets - save a few bucks!