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  1. New kid on the Blog

    Hello fellow vortex addicts.I am the new kid on SMC.Joined just yesterday. Have been woodworking,woodcarving for 40yrs.I have
    gotten very serious about turning also.I am looking foreward to hearing from you folks.I own a J 1642-2.Have started ,just recently,to devote more time to turning than woodcarving.
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  2. Grizzly G0691 Review

    Last Tuesday my new Grizzly G0691 arrived to much fanfare (at least by me) as this was going to be a massive upgrade for me. My previous saw was a Craftsman 315.228390, which was actually a pretty decent saw, but I was ready for something a bit bigger and a little more stable. Anyways - on to the whole reviewing process.

    To the point: Reviews that don't get to the point annoy me; so in a nutshell... This is a great saw for the price. Minor issues like the fence face not being flat, ...
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  3. Meet Rob!

    Hello to anyone that may be reading this. My name is Rob Hough and I'm a woodworking beginner. During the day I work in the I.T. field at a desk, I also enjoy playing World of Warcraft, smoking good cigars, and playing guitar in the band Devil To Pay

    To say I am green would be an understatement. I really have no experience, at all... I took shop class in like 7th or 8th grade, that was over 20yrs ago now (yikes, I can't believe I'm able to say that), but little beyond that.
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  4. Not something you see everyday

    In my day job I handle trim and built-ins. I do a lot of different stuff and this weekend was no different. During a complex 3 piece crown (another story about ceilings 6 off plane, major scribing and spring angle changes every piece it seemed) the Architect remarked that matching the existing railing (Made around the turn of the century) was going to cost x amount and take a huge amount of time. Not being one to miss a cash income I offered to match the rail for 200 bucks less and beat the lead-time ...
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  5. shaper as a substitute for a router table

    i contacted steel city to inquire as to thier shaper #48120, the catalog states "includes 3/4 & 1 inch spindles and 1/4 & 1/2 ROUTER collet standard" i asked if the shaper , since it has the ability to use router blades, could be used as a router table, the answer was YES ! the only referrence i was able to find was fine woodworking #66 page 16,there is an equation i really dont understand,the two people in my area of brooklyn said they didn't have a shaper due to the cost of the ...
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