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    Welcome back Casey!

    Welcome back Casey!
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    We had a great deal of conversation on the pros...

    We had a great deal of conversation on the pros and cons of changing SMC earlier in the year. Perhaps you werent logging on regularly then and missed them. I thought the matter got a pretty thorough...
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    That's pretty neat Barry. Thanks for showing it...

    That's pretty neat Barry. Thanks for showing it to us!
    Fred
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    No harm done Lowell. Always better to ask (or...

    No harm done Lowell. Always better to ask (or warn) others Sir.
    Fred
  5. Sweet!!!!!!!!

    Sweet!!!!!!!!
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    I used india ink to dye the poplar legs of a...

    I used india ink to dye the poplar legs of a butcher block table. I put on 1 coat, "sanded" it gently with a brown paper bag, and then put on a second coat of ink and gently rubbed the brown paper on...
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    Hi Osvaldo, I use holdfasts and a variety of...

    Hi Osvaldo,
    I use holdfasts and a variety of other devices on my bench. I seldom use the vise I have. The other
    more traditional solutions work very well. Jim Koepke has posted a couple threads on...
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    This should be a great thread - cant wait to see...

    This should be a great thread - cant wait to see what others think up.

    For me, it's easier just to start the mortise with a chisel. But if you have a bunch to do, as you described, I can see it...
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    Thank you Bruce! And you did this beautiful...

    Thank you Bruce!

    And you did this beautiful work on the very same inexpensive HF lathe I've got - that's amazing. It proves once again that well-developed skills can trump expensive tools. Thanks...
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    Another beautiful piece Bruce! And the finish...

    Another beautiful piece Bruce! And the finish just is frosting on the cake!

    I keep trying to imagine what the glued-up blank looked like before you turned it - any chance you have a picture? I'd...
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    Very cool!

    Very cool!
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    Just in case it helps somebody, here's what one...

    Just in case it helps somebody, here's what one manufacturer of link belts says about how it should look once installed: LINK

    Fred
  13. Lisa, Send them back if they dont cut right. Or...

    Lisa,
    Send them back if they dont cut right. Or if you just decide it aint ok to have nicks. LV knows that we buy from them with confidence because they will "make things right". Call them.
    Fred
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    You sure did! And you beat me! I paid $14 for my...

    You sure did! And you beat me! I paid $14 for my #2 and thought I was stealing it!
    Good for youl!
    Fred
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    I find that most anytime someone changes their...

    I find that most anytime someone changes their user interface, there's a period of "Man I just HATE this new software." (For example, think about Windows' evolution or stuff they use at work.)...
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    I agree - just gorgeous!

    I agree - just gorgeous!
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    Enjoy your new saw Marlin! You should post a...

    Enjoy your new saw Marlin!
    You should post a short review after you use it a bit.
    Fred
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    Matt, there's a lot of good advice in this...

    Matt, there's a lot of good advice in this thread. I agree - if you can afford a big saw without hardship, by all means get one. It's like having extra horsepower in your car - you'll seldom regret...
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    Man, it sounds like a couple of you boys ought to...

    Man, it sounds like a couple of you boys ought to be buildin' pyramids, instead of doin' woodworking.
    I'm impressed! (I'm also a wise guy and I just couldn't resist. :) :) :) )

    Have a good one!...
  20. Thanks John! Appreciate it! Fred

    Thanks John! Appreciate it!
    Fred
  21. Which plan did you use John? Would you mind...

    Which plan did you use John? Would you mind sharing? It would be a fun afternoon project.
    Thanks.
    Fred
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    Hi Tom. I'm curious. What are you seeing that...

    Hi Tom.
    I'm curious. What are you seeing that makes it look like a showroom? I think I see a garage door across the street through the window. Could that be a false window/image maybe?
    Fred
  23. Thanks guys!

    Thanks guys!
  24. Uh Oh. INCOMING....

    Uh Oh. INCOMING....
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    I also have the Lee Valley. Love it. Got it with...

    I also have the Lee Valley. Love it. Got it with free shipping too!
    After about 3 years, it had some problem and wouldnt light up. LV sent me another at no charge.
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