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  1. You can look for thinner kerf blades, or you can...

    You can look for thinner kerf blades, or you can start your cut inside the kerf on the meat of the waste. No need to start IN the kerf.
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    Are those amps made with solid curly panels or...

    Are those amps made with solid curly panels or veneers?
  3. Surprised you donít use that jointer. I love...

    Surprised you donít use that jointer. I love it. Low center of gravity just feels better to me.

    I sold my smoother because my num 4 works so well.
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    Veneered slab doors will be arguably more stable...

    Veneered slab doors will be arguably more stable than hardwood. I have ordered slab veneered doors from Barker Doors with success.
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    And soon you may add a Bosch cordless trim router...

    And soon you may add a Bosch cordless trim router to your Arsenal. On delicate things that donít require the power, not having to worry about the cord is great.
  6. I joint a glued edge until I can see no light...

    I joint a glued edge until I can see no light under a straight edge resting on top. I will also push at various points and feel for no rocking. I consider this ready.

    Then I test by...
  7. Finewoodworking did a "hayrake table" a few years...

    Finewoodworking did a "hayrake table" a few years back. You can adapt those plans I'm sure.
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    I love my df700. I upgraded from the 500 and it...

    I love my df700. I upgraded from the 500 and it has been a good decision for me.


    My advice is skip the tenon stock and shims and doodads.

    Just get the seneca small bit adapter and make ur...
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    Donít take this badly as I mean it as a...

    Donít take this badly as I mean it as a compliment. I canít decide if I like it asymmetric. But it does compel me to look long and draws me in. I suspect that was not your intention, but thatís...
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    Save early. Be present for family and friends....

    Save early.

    Be present for family and friends.

    Say Yes to everything.

    Travel young. Travel far.

    Listen more, speak less.
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    If you are not averse to spending money then for...

    If you are not averse to spending money then for me what has worked is having a couple systems to switch between:

    Worksharp with lapidary diamond plates: re establishing bevels, draw knives
    8"...
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    Well done. Can you talk more about your decision...

    Well done. Can you talk more about your decision to do the sapelle asymetrically?
    I find this compelling.
  13. I used to have mine on a floor stand. I did not...

    I used to have mine on a floor stand. I did not like it because it made emptying the bin a little bit of a pain. It takes up a lot of space.

    I now have mine wall mounted (and directly venting...
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    "I have to keep telling myself I'm just a...

    "I have to keep telling myself I'm just a hobbyist and don't need the best of everything but eventually I'll stop listening to myself...lol."

    Until you realize that "Life's too short not to have...
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    If space is an issue, more the reason to consider...

    If space is an issue, more the reason to consider a jointer planer especially if you are ok spending a little more. Upgrading to 220 gives you more possibilities and is nice. Cry once....
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    I see no reference to essential or automatic in...

    I see no reference to essential or automatic in this thread. Nobody's saying that. Straight knives and tersa knives (I am told) can have performance advantages when brand new and convenience...
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    The advice from Shoptalk has degraded...

    The advice from Shoptalk has degraded significantly in the past couple years. They had no idea what they were talking about when reviewing sanders the past couple podcasts. I wouldn't trust them on...
  18. Something not yet mentioned is that IPE is an...

    Something not yet mentioned is that IPE is an oily, tropical wood. I am uncertain if that means it will complicate your glue up.

    I also submit that a lifetime bench top can be made from wood...
  19. "How a person works should influence how their...

    "How a person works should influence how their bench is designed. "

    I so much agree with this. You can read the Landis book or Schwarz, and you can follow some theoretical ideal for a bench. Or...
  20. U donít need a 7 foot bench to support 7 foot...

    U donít need a 7 foot bench to support 7 foot lumber.

    Iíd go with a cheaper wood that planes easier than ipe or maple. Use your maple for a project.
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    The top is rift sawn. There are some...

    The top is rift sawn. There are some quartersawn portions that I could not avoid but as Iím sure u experience too, rift is easier to grain match.
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    Imho, cut your pieces to remove the pith . The...

    Imho, cut your pieces to remove the pith . The smaller the more success I have. Resist the temptation to make the pieces as large as possible.

    In fact I find splitting the wood helps create...
  23. Well I got it to fail. I put a hot teacup on...

    Well I got it to fail. I put a hot teacup on the spot and let it puddle. Frankly I donít think it was the water but the heat that caused the fail. The top layer turned hazy, then opaque, then...
  24. I'd glue up in quarters as advised. But I'd...

    I'd glue up in quarters as advised.

    But I'd do each of those one board at a time. This is just cleaner, less slippery, and allows you to clamp out imperfections easier. I also check dry fit...
  25. I had tested previously with water but repeated...

    I had tested previously with water but repeated it. This time I left the water puddle there for 12 hours.

    Before / After
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    Close up after, #1:

    456527

    Close up after # 2 under...
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