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    I tried bunches to replace my aging PC’s that...

    I tried bunches to replace my aging PC’s that were beat to death in my biz, the Dewalt beat them all as far as base being square holding its adjustment ect and I don’t even like dewalt tools but...
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    I have had the Felder 700 series and 900 series...

    I have had the Felder 700 series and 900 series saw and the 900 series j/p. both are ok, I would consider the 900 series entry level commercial
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    I had a 24" SCM planer when I had my business...

    I had a 24" SCM planer when I had my business when I closed it I sold it and kept my scm FS350 which I had for about 25yrs which was about 13.5", initially - well for years I missed that 24" scm then...
  4. That is a nice compromise, will it be going...

    That is a nice compromise, will it be going against a wall? I only ask because I was going to go with a 33” but the only place it works for me is against a wall, having the wider rip actually made...
  5. I was buying them at Costco and saw them there a...

    I was buying them at Costco and saw them there a week ago. I switched to wypall x70 and there is no going back, the x60 is pretty good but the x70 is a pretty legit replacement for rags and seem to...
  6. Thanks Warren, nothing wrong so to speak working...

    Thanks Warren, nothing wrong so to speak working the old way off the rip fence although I try to work off the slide side only the “old way” works fine some of the times as well, only five other ways,...
  7. wow, wasn’t expecting that - I thought maybe 5k...

    wow, wasn’t expecting that - I thought maybe 5k could be worth it but yea you could buy like 4.5 sets of Mac’s clamps or build like 13 sets yourself like i did, well I only built 1 set…
  8. If you are placing the saw against the wall like...

    If you are placing the saw against the wall like me then obviously you would be limited to cross cutting hardwood boards to the 33” - if away from the wall then maybe not depending on if you get an...
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    I reversed engineered the stock non ZCI inserts...

    I reversed engineered the stock non ZCI inserts on my saw to make a ZCI, did several iterations with a 3d printed for fit an finish then used the 3d printed ones for a month or so while the aluminum...
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    Lordy, I was trying to keep the real engineering...

    Lordy, I was trying to keep the real engineering out of this - it is just woodworking after all but your comments are spot on...
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    Right, but how much does the Voyager table...

    Right, but how much does the Voyager table deflect? you said "Powermatic rigidity and resistance to table deflection under load has the Nova beat" so I assumed you checked it on the Nova as well.......
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    I wouldn't, keep it open like that or open a...

    I wouldn't, keep it open like that or open a little more then push glue in using compressed air and a low setting, clamp....Done...
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    I rarely use all the settings on the Voyager and...

    I rarely use all the settings on the Voyager and would have gladly accepted the manual VS and the "Old Style" stop for a lower cost. I just want to turn the thing on, adjust speed, drill holes and be...
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    Well dang, all this got me paranoid so I went out...

    Well dang, all this got me paranoid so I went out to double check my set up. Turns out I was more like 0.005-0.006 which is weird because I remember it being tighter than that, so i popped off the...
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    Whats - “a lot of runout”, I think I measured...

    Whats - “a lot of runout”, I think I measured 0.002 - 0.003 with the Jacobs chuck i spec’d on the voyager - as far as i am concerned way good nuff for woodworking
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    I here ya on the chuck but I gotta draw the line...

    I here ya on the chuck but I gotta draw the line somewhere, after seeing a 17mil Fastems automated manifold cell with robots and 3 million dollars in tooling as well as auto heat treating for the...
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    I have the voyager and find it good enough, i did...

    I have the voyager and find it good enough, i did change the chuck to Jacobs 9682D, I don’t think i have ever needed to turn the table to 90 and I have never found lasers in woodwork useful for...
  18. I put them between two cauls and cut on the...

    I put them between two cauls and cut on the slider with a 120 tooth blade i do this with commercial raw veneer as well and it always comes out perfect, there are a few videos on my ig of this method ...
  19. Can't imagine you can take a 3/8" cut on one of...

    Can't imagine you can take a 3/8" cut on one of those little jointers, I haven't seen the video, but I typically either:

    Cut on the bandsaw to about a 1/16" or less then a pass or two on the...
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    That’s a pretty good price. I had the t7 and now...

    That’s a pretty good price. I had the t7 and now the t8, I actually do not find it to slow the trick is you need to use the stone more frequently to regrade the stone. I only use it to to do my...
  21. Bruce, Thats sharp, how do you level the...

    Bruce,
    Thats sharp, how do you level the insert, I ended up epoxying blocks in the corners of the openings so I didn’t need the legs like on the original. My opening isn’t perfectly square, I don’t...
  22. Aluminum is fine for a bandsaw ZCI, how tight is...

    Aluminum is fine for a bandsaw ZCI, how tight is it to the blade, maybe just open it up a little. I reversed engineered mine for the mm16 and 3d printed them in nylon with carbon fiber (the standard...
  23. I personally wouldn’t use mdf or particle board...

    I personally wouldn’t use mdf or particle board for cabinet boxes in a kitchen or bath, it’s nasty (mdf anyways) to work with and won’t do well in the long run in moisture prone areas. If you do end...
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    Thanks, moved about 1/8” on the left joint and...

    Thanks, moved about 1/8” on the left joint and 1/16” on the right BUT I did not glue, only used silicone in the joint because I had planned on these only being there a year or so then replace with...
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    I can confirm that Waterlox is excellent finish...

    I can confirm that Waterlox is excellent finish on Cherry Butcher block, have had it on mine for I think 4+ years now no issues.... I can also confirm my L counter has moved more than I would...
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