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  1. Hitachi Metabo for me I've thrown a LOT at the...

    Hitachi Metabo for me

    I've thrown a LOT at the 1.5 Ah / 18 V batteries and they were fine (8+ years). I upgraded a few years ago to their 36v / 18v 2.5 Ah batteries (because I picked up a...
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    They both have a ton of YouTube professionals,...

    They both have a ton of YouTube professionals, forums, etc. I wouldn't worry about choosing the right one based on use-ability. Whichever you choose, you'll learn it and get used to it.

    I...
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    I use Fusion 360 for general 3D modeling /...

    I use Fusion 360 for general 3D modeling / drawing (instead of Sketchup).

    As said above, they are both cheap. Both are probably equally frustrating and/or developed, etc. Fusion is an Autodesk...
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    You mean big projects were done before...

    You mean big projects were done before computers??




    I used a free software recently, DeepNest, to nest some ply. However, it was a pretty lame experience. I order my ply cut thru a CNC shop...
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    I have that Bosch model... a few years older...

    I have that Bosch model... a few years older model.

    Sometimes, I think it's too powerful personally. Likes to get away from me if I'm not paying really close attention. I've said this before,...
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    They know better than any of us, but I'd imagine...

    They know better than any of us, but I'd imagine it's a big risk to sink millions into a new mfg plant that will take a few years to build.. may be that the economy is close to normal in those few...
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    You have a point. I was in a rush to get some...

    You have a point. I was in a rush to get some slides, couldn't find any, then called a local woodshop and they were like "yeah, no problem, we have extra and more on delivery".

    Maybe if you're...
  8. Love that CNC saw..

    Love that CNC saw..
  9. I was just going to chime in to say that I...

    I was just going to chime in to say that I recently did some door surgery on a pre manufactured Shaker door.

    It LOOKED like it only used a tenon joint but it really had two beefy pins per joint.
    ...
  10. It didn't show itself too bad with finish.. I...

    It didn't show itself too bad with finish..

    I do like the idea of putting a template over rough un glued boards... I thought I would save some time and do the glue ups first. I did keep the...
  11. Haha, the customer won't hear about it, but who...

    Haha, the customer won't hear about it, but who here isn't happy when they recover from a mistake and doesn't want to brag about it? : ) It's like the best part of woodworking.
  12. Table saw, 6" digital caliper, and a practice...

    Table saw, 6" digital caliper, and a practice piece on a sled. Rounded the corners with my belt sander.

    I considered opening it up to 12 mm (~1/2 inch) to use my 1/4" round over bit, but the...
  13. Not sure if this is a better or worse photo. ...

    Not sure if this is a better or worse photo.

    Right after fix.


    478227

    Anyway, I'm proud of myself :D
  14. Mistake Recovery - Domino mistake fixed by a domino

    Nothing feels better than gracefully recovering from a bad mistake. Cutting this countertop to length I hit a badly placed domino right on the exposed end grain. To be fair, I couldn't really plan...
  15. I agree that most 'simple' things (that is, less...

    I agree that most 'simple' things (that is, less features) exists mainly in either the bottom of the market or the very top.

    I also agree that most 'simple' things are, in fact, not simple. I...
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    $250 is very reasonable. Fusion has an extension...

    $250 is very reasonable. Fusion has an extension that does nesting, but they also seem to throw in other sheet metal tools so the cost is $1200 / year. That's not terrible for a full time shop with...
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    I think I should have drawn all the components on...

    I think I should have drawn all the components on a different plane. ?

    Maybe worth digging deeper next time, but not this time
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    Thanks for all the replies. For now, the...

    Thanks for all the replies.

    For now, the Deepnest software worked. It is a bit painful. I tried using a DXF from Fusion and it gave me a weird non-useable format. So then I made the...
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    Oh, I found an open source... Deepnest. I...

    Oh, I found an open source... Deepnest.

    I just assumed Googling "nesting software free" would result in BS.
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    Nesting Software

    Anyone out there want to charge $25 / $50 to do quick nesting runs so the rest of us don't have to spend $1000 + / year on software?

    :D
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    I don't know about these two jointers...

    I don't know about these two jointers specifically, but if Grizzly and Powermatic machines both look identical.. then they are. There on no 'QC differences' between the brands.

    IF they are the...
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    I'll also second the idea of calling your local...

    I'll also second the idea of calling your local inspector. As someone who recently went 'legit' with construction projects, they are a great resource. I wouldn't be afraid of a permit either, it...
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    an electrical contractor taught me a neat trick...

    an electrical contractor taught me a neat trick after wiring: wrap electrical tape around the body so that you won't get shocked next time you pull the outlet.
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    For the record, I'm perfect and don't make...

    For the record, I'm perfect and don't make mistakes.

    : )
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    On the project I did last, I had a friend CNC a...

    On the project I did last, I had a friend CNC a jig out of clear plastic.

    Although that True jig looks pretty sweet.

    edit: got rid of my yoda speak
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