Tpt life

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    : Elkhart, IN USA
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    Home building, furniture repair

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  1. Connection...I chose that word carefully. I work with first gen every day.
  2. That has some similarity to the hammer and compass that was the East German industrial icon. It varies enough so I don’t think that’s it, but there may be a Euro connection. I’ve searched three mountains, three gables, TWV, and dividers as trademark or foundry mark.
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    12" Jointer

    Vintage Industrial. If you don’t mind sourcing bearings that may be shot, they seem to be great machines. If you don’t like the maintenance of older tools, I’d deeply dig into what the current owner has done with the machine.
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    asking about sharpening and grit

    I don’t see the scrub as the same kind of tool. I am running it with huge camber and across the grain most often. It is half as wide and the camber means I may only be using half the width of the iron. I think mayb some don’t finely hone the scrub because it will still cut and push easily.
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    minimum width for plywood

    4.5” doesn’t make sense unless your beam still captures a lot of the full sheet, leaving the 4.5” as filler. Likely, you will need to bridge the distance between two beams which may be much more than 4.5”. If your beams are fairly close to 4” wide, I’d center the full sheet and go ahead with 2” of filler ripped on either side of it.
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    Splinters after sanding

    This happens with cedar also when planing. This is a sign of either heat softening the lignin, or the bond between growth rings just not being very strong. The grain running almost parallel leaves thin spots that taper to nothing in the middle of a board. I do not know the fix. I saw this while building things that could be left in a more rustic state, or puttied after paint. Interested what the other guys have to say.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    I teach middle school music. (Band mostly, hence tpt life.) My breaks are more tightly controlled.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Man, if I had a week free that would sound awesome. This part of winter I get itching for a hard labor week to get kicked back into gear.
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    Tool wall for deep bench

    Corner anchor a tv swing arm? Pivot to back wall or side wall.
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    Project parts sorting cubbies

    Ok Rob, fess up and post a link to your organ playing before I do. Nice to see your two interests finding some common time.
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    Sturdier French cleat for shelf

    That’s also a super short but deep case for the cleat to be mounted that low on the case. Any wiggle at all in the mating will mean uplift on the front has the leverage advantage.
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    New Shop Build in NE Ohio

    Why windows out the front over the garage door? Is that a sun exposure? If not, I would try to copy the look of the house by carrying the roof slope down on the front and putting the windows to the rear.
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    I don't know what this is...but I like it.

    It’s rough. I don’t say that to be overly critical, but the clamping and wood selection work so that the pruning/limbing saw he’s using work ok. It’s a design you see often in bookstand form in more polished designs, that also don’t use more than a handsaw and chisels. I think sometimes that gets missed until you stumble on a project like this. You can build a lot with simple tools. We just tend these days toward enjoying the build rather than a long process. Just thoughts.
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    So this happened today... New SawStop.

    Because that would still shred you. The brake hitting the cutting teeth is what causes the inertia to lever the blade straight down. The physics is better that way.
  15. Actually, this guy has an interesting approach. V-block and Forstner. Maybe two thirds through.