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  1. If you have room, get a minimum 8.5" stroke saw....

    If you have room, get a minimum 8.5" stroke saw. It will allow working with full size panels for cabinetmaking and ripping up to 8' without removing the crosscut fence.

    Consider a used industrial...
  2. Straightlining is typically independent of any...

    Straightlining is typically independent of any fence although you can use the stock crosscut fence and a parallel jig on the other end of the carriage for reference. A ripping shoe and/or clamps are...
  3. The best, safest way to cut that groove on an...

    The best, safest way to cut that groove on an assembled door would be with a heavy shaper, powerfeed and outboard support (and extra pair of hands). Barring that a router with a fence on both sides...
  4. Here's a short article on the subject with a...

    Here's a short article on the subject with a graph plotting equilibrium moisture content vs relative humidity https://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/wood-and-moisture/.
  5. Jerry Metz also prescribed ripping and flipping...

    Jerry Metz also prescribed ripping and flipping pieces no wider than 3" for panel glueups as I recall. I wouldn't take everything he espoused as gospel. His recommendation for using softwoods at 11%...
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    Patrick, that really is stunning. Congratulations...

    Patrick, that really is stunning. Congratulations on resurrecting the saw to such a high level. It's great that you are so happy with the functional result.

    How do you manage working around that...
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    The T75 is a great saw, but if you are using it...

    The T75 is a great saw, but if you are using it at least 50% of the time for 4x8 sheet goods the short stroke is a real drawback. If your heart is set on one so be it, but you might want to consider...
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    I guess the butt bar is an acquired taste. We had...

    I guess the butt bar is an acquired taste. We had one on a saw in a 5 man shop and no-one used it, but I have seen them in use in other shops. To me it's just a thigh bruiser.

    When breaking down a...
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    I remove the crosscut fence and outrigger table...

    I remove the crosscut fence and outrigger table fairly often to make it easier to move material around the saw as well as to make long rip cuts. If I had more space the table would rarely come off,...
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    Alan, the Crazy Horse is the dolly shown in the...

    Alan, the Crazy Horse is the dolly shown in the second photo. It has a sticky rubber dome on top that allows for manipulating panels easily. Too bad the inventor stopped selling them.
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    The accessories I use most are clamps that...

    The accessories I use most are clamps that engage the t-slot, ripping shoe and Fritz and Frans jig. An auxiliary miter gauge is also useful. All can be purchased except Fritz and Frans, which...
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    "the plague of glue"? You lost me there. Sure,...

    "the plague of glue"?

    You lost me there. Sure, pinned tenons, properly designed, are effective. True enough, timber-framed structures are built with unglued mortise and tenon joints- at least in...
  13. I run HSS straight knives with a 10 degree...

    I run HSS straight knives with a 10 degree secondary bevel on my Powermatic 160, which definitely helps with figured wood, as does cranking down the feed speed all the way. I had heard of dampening...
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    I will never be able to disassociate the song...

    I will never be able to disassociate the song from the final scene of Dr. Strangelove. https://youtu.be/cIpTE-aHEZ0
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    David, I don't think you can rotate them here....

    David,

    I don't think you can rotate them here. You need to do that in some other program before you upload them. I may be wrong, but you are far from the first to have this issue. Try a private...
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    A miter or staggered joint will work as long as...

    A miter or staggered joint will work as long as you allow for the change in angle resulting from seasonal changes in RH. In a basement that may be negligible, but ignoring the possibility may cause...
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    It's possible but unlikely given the environment...

    It's possible but unlikely given the environment you describe that the wood is that dry. For a definitive test of the meter's accuracy do an oven dry test of a pecan sample. For a less precise test,...
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    "Is it possible to salvage the top by separating...

    "Is it possible to salvage the top by separating the individual sections by perhaps sawing along the glue line, jointing and gluing it back together again? "

    Yes. Is it worth the effort? Depends...
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    I have been doing just this for glue-ups with...

    I have been doing just this for glue-ups with concealed ends. I use a powerfeed and a 4mm slotting bit. I currently have my left wrist in a cast which makes operating a biscuit joiner or Domino...
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    Did Stradivarius and Guarneri actually make the...

    Did Stradivarius and Guarneri actually make the best-sounding violins? Apparently that's just, like, your opinion man. https://www.livescience.com/44651-new-violins-beat-stradivarius.html
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    I recall reading that Stradivarius violins are...

    I recall reading that Stradivarius violins are nothing to look at when taken apart. When you look at the old cabinetmaker journeyman daybooks it's clear that they had no time for making anything...
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    I would endorse the idea of finding a used...

    I would endorse the idea of finding a used machine in good condition. They're out there, and a good value vs new. There are about 10 on the Woodweb exchange right now including a Martin T71 for only...
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    "have you seen the work that Chris Hall did on...

    "have you seen the work that Chris Hall did on his blog "The Carpentry way" Incredible stuff!"

    Yes, he was an inspiration. His untimely death is a real loss.

    There are numerous posters on this...
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    Mark, Maybe the problem is in part due to...

    Mark,

    Maybe the problem is in part due to terminology. When I say to myself "That's good enough", I mean that it is, in fact, good enough- for me, for the design, the purpose of the job. Some...
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    If I can make a glued edge joint that is visually...

    If I can make a glued edge joint that is visually perfect using a jointer is that "good enough"? Must I achieve overkill by "improving" it with a handplane to be fit to call myself a furnituremaker?...
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