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    All great insights and exactly the type of...

    All great insights and exactly the type of suggestions I was looking for.

    I have sprayed lacquer before. But in those cases built it up so it somewhat 'sits on top' of the wood and I 'think' for...
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    I will look for it! Also, I am wondering what...

    I will look for it! Also, I am wondering what type of finish operation you do on these? I have a project underway which requires a nice finish, so welcome any recommendations. (did post this...
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    Jewelry box finish - suggestions?

    I am working on some jewelry boxes. Since I have three ladies and I dont dare do just one, it becomes a bigger project because everything is times 3. (now to be clear, two of these ladies are 11yo...
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    I have purchased bits off ebay. Especially ones...

    I have purchased bits off ebay. Especially ones that I think will only be used on a certain project (limited/one time use). For bits I use a lot (straight/spiral bits, roundover, dovetail) I have...
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    I am the first to admit that I am by no means an...

    I am the first to admit that I am by no means an expert. but this would be my approach.

    LOVE the wood you have. Make some strips like flooring (T&G). Make a rail/stile frame. Add the strips...
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    !!! I just replaced the bearings in mine,...

    !!!

    I just replaced the bearings in mine, after what I thought was too little use.
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    +1 on minimal pressure and sharp knives (this is...

    +1 on minimal pressure and sharp knives (this is similar to pocket knife safety, the easier it cuts the less built up energy to go the wrong way).

    I have girls. Hair tied back. But I like to...
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    It looks great and I am sure is a big improvement...

    It looks great and I am sure is a big improvement for dust collection!

    As mentioned, consider adding a ZCI. The combo of the guard and ZCI made a big difference for me. I made a temporary one...
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    Beautiful boxes! I would love to see more posts...

    Beautiful boxes! I would love to see more posts of your work (in the project section?)
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    My outfeed (when I had one) was MDF with shellac....

    My outfeed (when I had one) was MDF with shellac. Also, believe it or not, my router table top is MDF with shellac. I soaks into the top surface then dries/and hardens nicely. It can be refreshed...
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    The top is about... yay wide... by ... yay...

    The top is about... yay wide... by ... yay deep.... ;) Sorry, but that is about the design approach. It came out at about 26" wide, x 20 deep. I wanted to leave room for the back feet to clamp...
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    A beautiful piece Derek, no doubt about it!!

    A beautiful piece Derek, no doubt about it!!
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    I did not. And this may be something still to...

    I did not. And this may be something still to come.

    Instead, I just slipped it off the mount and sat it on the right side of the fence (no dust collection for those cuts). It comes on and off...
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    Spent all day chopping half blind dovetails (20...

    Spent all day chopping half blind dovetails (20 drawers, various figured woods). Turns out I spent ALL this time using the workbench feature of this moxon vice. These were relatively small drawers...
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    I have seen those brushes. I think I may go for...

    I have seen those brushes. I think I may go for the swing down side panels instead (if it even needs it). On the other hand, wouldnt take much to stick on on the front edge.

    There is still...
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    I always like to flag safety related issues when...

    I always like to flag safety related issues when I see them.





    This may not be safe. Not safe at all...
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    Its beautiful, nicely done!
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    I almost always tap. Unless using T-nuts. Heck,...

    I almost always tap. Unless using T-nuts. Heck, I even heli coiled once (stanley makes a heli coil specific for wood). They are cheap. I do not have good luck with 'self tapping' inserts, I find...
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    Matt, I can PM you the list if you like, I simply...

    Matt, I can PM you the list if you like, I simply went and picked each individual component off the replacement parts list. The grand total was about $230 so it all added up to where is was not that...
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    Well, phase I is roughed in. I get the feeling...

    Well, phase I is roughed in. I get the feeling this is going to change another few times before all said and done, but basic funtionality is in place.

    I liked the Grizzly guard/chute so just...
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    I have the Freud 'Dial a width'. Previously had...

    I have the Freud 'Dial a width'. Previously had an AMT (?) dual wobble type. The Freud is much better and quite nice, cuts squarely and can be dialed in to the exact width you want. I would...
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    I have done a couple like this where I just let...

    I have done a couple like this where I just let the router ride on each edge of the base, and simply adjust the bit for the depth needed. In this case the smaller the router base the better (trim...
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    You know, I was looking at that stack of drawers...

    You know, I was looking at that stack of drawers and thinking I might likely NOT use dovetails for such a build.

    I might instead use the incra i-box jig and gang/stack and cut several at a time...
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    Not sure how far this thread has wandered from...

    Not sure how far this thread has wandered from the original post/questions.

    But to #2) of his list, my preference is a shorter table/fence. I do put a short outfeed (24") table, but have never...
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    I think the TS is first priority. You can do a...

    I think the TS is first priority. You can do a lot with a basic router and no dedicated table setup. Go from there.
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