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  1. My Shakashima Media Cabinet Part 1

    Hello,

    I managed to document the whole process of building my latest project and I thought I'd share it with everyone. Maybe someone will find something useful, but if not, I'm sure you can find something you can poke fun at.

    I wanted to build a media cabinet for my fiance. We had just purchased a new TV and the old stand it sits on doesn't exactly instill confidence that it will not crumble into a pile of pine if encouraged just right.

    I decided ...

    Updated 01-19-2011 at 6:31 AM by Ben Arnott

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  2. Should I choose based on Dust Collector? Sawstop vs Grizzly Cabinet Saw

    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Anguiano View Post
    Ive been borrowing a nice Jet 1.5HP 52" Contractor Saw, and its about time I return it to my cousin.

    My #1 Priority is Riving Knife.
    My #2 is Dust Collection.

    It seems like the sawstop does both of those great but I cant pull the trigger on that price tag. The Grizzy Polar bear G0691 at 3HP for $1399 looks perfect. Great riving knife and good price for what you get. http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-3...ng-Knife/G0691
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  3. Should I choose based on Dust Collector? Sawstop vs Grizzly Cabinet Saw

    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Anguiano View Post
    Ive been borrowing a nice Jet 1.5HP 52" Contractor Saw, and its about time I return it to my cousin.

    My #1 Priority is Riving Knife.
    My #2 is Dust Collection.

    It seems like the sawstop does both of those great but I cant pull the trigger on that price tag. The Grizzy Polar bear G0691 at 3HP for $1399 looks perfect. Great riving knife and good price for what you get. http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-3...ng-Knife/G0691
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  4. Need some suggestions for drilling Plexiglas

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Phelps View Post
    It's best to know if it's cast or extruded before drilling. You can use Rick's method for best results on either. Cell cast acrylic is much more heat tolerable. When using regular wood working drills and saws, extruded acrylic will melt and leave a rough edge. This is much more noticable when using drills and jig saws. When ever I'm forced to use a hole saw on extruded acrylic, I will make several plunges, about 1/16" with the drill press, allowing a little cooling time between cuts. I also
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  5. Motivation

    The first Monday in January....that time of year when thoughts go to making resolutions and setting goals for the new year. Normally this is a fun process for short period of time as every goal seems within grasp, but this year doesn't feel that way. Maybe it's the realities that come with age and experience (some call it wisdom, but that's reaching). To be brutally honest, what's needed is a combination of realistic goals and a good kick in the pants to get them done...or maybe this approach is ...

    Updated 03-02-2011 at 10:39 AM by Joel Ficke

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