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  1. I bought a jjp12hh about four years ago and it...

    I bought a jjp12hh about four years ago and it was delivered into my basement shop by Woodcraft. Had to take the tables off to negotiate a steep L-shaped staircase. We uncrated it in the garage and...
  2. Commercial Furniture: What lacquer gloss is typical?

    I'm refinishing the top of a night stand for my son that has a lacquer finish. I'm only doing the top and want to match the sheen of the rest of the piece. Does anyone know what's typically used...
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    Sunlight is a killer. I had a screen porch with...

    Sunlight is a killer. I had a screen porch with a varnished fir floor. The south west corner got mid-morning to late afternoon sun, and I think I originally used the Minwax product. I had to strip...
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    If you're in the south central part of the state...

    If you're in the south central part of the state there's Cedar Direct on Hwy 151 near Dodgeville.
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    My shop won't accommodate an SCMS, so I'm...

    My shop won't accommodate an SCMS, so I'm building a table saw sled with a sliding extension. The fence is two face glued pieces of 3/4 Baltic Birch with a length of 15 series (1.5") extrusion on...
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    +1 on Epifanes, used it on a fir screen porch...

    +1 on Epifanes, used it on a fir screen porch floor exposed to both moisture and sun. Even this varnish required an annual maintenance coat due to UV exposure, however it got a lot more than 2 hours...
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    +1 to Richard's comment. I've also had both,...

    +1 to Richard's comment. I've also had both, happy with both. Plus with the Vega you've got the finger saver thingy which I do miss.
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    Large dimensional lumber probably includes the pith

    A year or so ago I bought 12x12 and 8x10 beams from a 160 year old feed mill that was torn down. I was very excited and saw these as my ticket to a roubo. Then I realized that the sawyers had off...
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    my wife and I are sitting side by side at the...

    my wife and I are sitting side by side at the computers in our office. she has had many tart comments as I scrolled through this post. I have nothing to say.
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    I think you have to eat the cost of the switch. ...

    I think you have to eat the cost of the switch. The previous owner obviously didn't know that it was one throw away from conking out, and we all buy used machines after weighing the cost benefit of...
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    I took a small step down the slope...

    I took a small step down the slope tonight...bought a copy of Garrett Hack's "The Handplane Book". I've been closely following the threads on BU vs BD. My only plane now is a low angle block, I'm...
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    I bought the Super Gorilla 2HP two years ago;...

    I bought the Super Gorilla 2HP two years ago; nothing but good things to say. I came down the Onieda and the ClearVue mainly because of the cyclone design observations made by Bill Pentz regarding...
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    Thanks Jamie - this helps a lot.

    Thanks Jamie - this helps a lot.
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    Push to open drawer slides?

    Does anyone know of a source for a drawer slide where it pops ajar with a push? I'm building a table with a drawer, and ripped the face apron, cut it, and saved the cut out so the drawer grain...
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    I glued a couple of oak chairs last year with the...

    I glued a couple of oak chairs last year with the Veritas product, so far they are holding fine. My joints were pretty tight and this glue was very thin - there's a reason it comes in a syringe!
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    I bought a gold model 50 used about 10 years ago...

    I bought a gold model 50 used about 10 years ago for $500. Fantastic machine - heavy, accurate, a pleasure to use. If it were only wider.... If I were to sell it today I'd ask $400 and expect to...
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    My local woodcraft has a more modestly sized...

    My local woodcraft has a more modestly sized piece of fantastic bubinga for $600. The manager noticed I was looking at it as I was leaving that I was admiring it and he said "It needs a home". I...
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    Great story and an ambitious first project! Funny...

    Great story and an ambitious first project! Funny how things evolve. I remember building my daughter a kitchen play set with a hutch. Right now I'm working on a TV stand for her to take to...
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    Bite the bullet and buy the Starret. You will...

    Bite the bullet and buy the Starret. You will use it on every project you do and will never regret it.

    BTW, I bought the protractor head and have used it about twice in the ten years I've had...
  20. Thread: powermatic

    by Jim Knishka
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    I agree with Matt about the fence. Not very...

    I agree with Matt about the fence. Not very useful beyond a rabbet or edge profile.

    I got mine at a great price but if I were getting one now I would look for a model that mounts the router...
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    Anybody remember Taunton's Home Furniture? I...

    Anybody remember Taunton's Home Furniture? I sure miss that one. My copies are book-marked with projects I'd like to do someday.
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    Thanks for the help guys! Jim

    Thanks for the help guys! Jim
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    Sliding Dovetail Question

    I dry-assembled a pair of bookcases I'm building out of red oak, with the shelves housed in stopped sliding dovetails. All of the joints were tight enough to have to be tapped home, however some of...
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    NO! One rag is enough -it's about lack of...

    NO! One rag is enough -it's about lack of circulation. Many years ago when building our first house, we were finishing our own woodwork we stained late one night and were tired, and came back the...
  25. Thread: Shop Vac

    by Jim Knishka
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    Boy, that's a well equiped student! I bought the...

    Boy, that's a well equiped student! I bought the smallest Festool cleaning kit when I bought my 33. Like it but it's for the standard size hose. While I have no qualms about using it in the shop...
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