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  1. Youtube probably doesn't help. I think that's where people go for instruction and FB and IG for friends with like interests. I don't think people go to FB to learn. And since people don't talk or look at each other in public, FB and IG are the primary mediums for socializing. Very cruel world in public nowadays. This younger generation has destroyed everything the older generation held dear but I guess this will always be the case.
  2. I consider using dry wood universal in that no matter what kind of wood you use it should be dry. But slab wood contains all grain orientation in one board which would make it seemingly unpredictable. Is this why Cremona mills his boards at least 3 times prior to using them? 'Boards that a person buys from a lumber dealer are just slabs with the wane cut off.' I'm misunderstanding this. If lumber dealers didn't cut with grain orientation in mind, how would people get desired grain patterns or parts that shouldn't move much? If what I learned was more or less incorrect people should be willing to mill their own logs if they don't have to worry about cutting up a log with grain orientation in mind. What a hassle (!) and less waste. I apologize to Woodworking_Hobby for derailing his thread.
  3. No that was my question. So is the purpose of using plain, quarter, rift, etc., for appearance only? I thought there were stability issues with using slab wood to build furniture. That's why it wasn't advisable to build furniture from say, an Alaskan Saw mill... that's what I was told from this group several years ago.
  4. You can tell Matt's built 1 or 2 projects by watching his tooling and manhandling of wood. He built that serpentine chest with slab wood. This can't be advisable, am I missing something?
  5. We all get different advertising depending on where we've been on the internet.
  6. That would make good business sense for SS to take that approach. I think there's more to Musk than his cars. I don't believe anything the media puts out without fact checking (propaganda).
  7. Yea I thought everyone went Facebook, specifically the Guild Forum. During its decline Marc suggested forums like these might be dated or something to that affect.
  8. There would have to be competition for SS to dump money into an updated system. I love the idea of making the world better but greed really hampers progress for the spirit of mankind. More Elon Musks would be good.
  9. Separating them into categories is essential if you don't trust a search feature. Some hobbies evolve with age and experience so keeping all issues in some format is probably wise as they will need to be revisited. Question is what categories should be used.
  10. Where did you get the measured drawing/inspiration for your full size drawing?
  11. I stopped buying from Craigslist and Facebook when Ebay went to mostly 'Buy Now'. I'll just pay a little more and get a warranty and a new ware. Granted, warranties aren't what they used to be but I can have stuff shipped to me, I don't have to pick it up and I don't have to worry about getting screwed. Of course customer service could do that but at least I have a fighting chance and I've gotten experienced at fighting over the years. I just think what I would have to go through if I bought a used machine and it didn't work out or I didn't get the longevity out of the machine I expected.
  12. Hey Johnny, love your work in Point Break. ...Utah, 'Give me two!'
  13. Plotters aren't throw away printers so I was curious. The first 4 places I contacted that repair plotters send technicians out to your house. Two of the companies sounded like they're taking calls in India and China. These things are investments like big power tools. You better buy a good one!
  14. I thought a printer plotter would be less expensive by now but I see they are still fairly expensive. About $2000 for a plotter that will give you a 2 X 3 ft sheet. These have never been in mainstream consumer demand and probably not a fun machine to maintain monetarily.
  15. While not a tool (a treadmill), my experience was the same. The trucking co. that Amazon used to deliver it had lift-gate service and they offered to pallet jack it to the garage. The trucking co. should make contact with you to obtain info from you and schedule the delivery. Just ask them if they will pallet jack it to your garage before you rent one. I feel terrible now because I didn't even offer my driver a tip.
  16. It is powerful. Yea dust collection is not very good on hand tools but what is the alternative? I used it on a miter saw and a track saw. Track saw is okay but the miter saw (Dewalt compound miter) is terrible, almost worthless. It's not the vac it's the tools themselves... as you all know. Gotta mask up.
  17. If you're hooking up your new Rigid Vac to your hand tools what hose adapters will you go with, that is if your current ones won't work. For me that was the biggest hassle.
  18. Re: Book mentioned in the OP, 'Building Fine Furniture' by Glen Huey Building 18th-Century American Furniture by Glen Huey is a compilation of his project books. It would make sense to get the compilation instead of just that one book with only a handful of projects:
  19. I was just learning about staves and segments which is what you used here to create the buns, 8 segments. I was trying to figure out how Duncan Phyfe built the apron for his Federal pedestal (or drum?) table. Then after reading, 'Furniture Masterpieces of Duncan Phyfe' I'm wondering if he ever made one. So I looked elsewhere and I couldn't find this table in any of the well known period furniture books. There are many mass market knock-offs available today but I still don't know its origin and there is only one picture that I found of a table worth building, showing its construction underneath. Joe, I'm very interested in how you rounded the segments to create the finished buns.
  20. Did you by chance ask for this book? I thought (foolishly?) that this was more a beginner's level book so I'm wondering if there's content for the advanced level builder if you wanted it.
  21. Thanks Highlander, I'll check it out
  22. Thanks Ron, I'm 51. I ended up going another career route entirely but wow what a sort of similar career path initially. I actually read the Hayton book and it's helpful and I think it has links to plans for most of the pieces. That desk is awesome! Thanks again and I appreciate your time.
  23. I went to school for Autocad back when it was Autocad 13, I think (1989), but even if I had the program I wouldn't remember how to use it. If only I knew then what I know now. I still have my old drafting board which I plan to use. I want to build some Federal pieces that I haven't seen plans for and some of the dimensioned drawings from published books appear daunting to create plans for. Once I do a few from established plans it might not be bad. I'm still working through the run of FWW via DVD. Your piece looks awesome and you're doing what I want to do, so I was curious how you were going about it. Thanks for sharing.
  24. Excellent. I ended up going with Tom King's idea because I found it at HD. It will be easy to return if I have to: Now I feel a lot better knowing if it doesn't work I have a definite go to. Thanks dudes.