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    Joe Calhoun, what is that big blue beast behind...

    Joe Calhoun, what is that big blue beast behind your green beauty?
  2. I have the original model, I believe it is the...

    I have the original model, I believe it is the 500 model. Before purchase I questioned the sales guy about both and was told the smaller unit is more useful for furniture and cabinet making. If you...
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    Great idea and thanks for posting. While I have...

    Great idea and thanks for posting. While I have lots of light in the shop, more illumination at the bench for precision hand work would be great. I may have to steal/borrow this set-up.
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    I have that saw and have only used it for...

    I have that saw and have only used it for flooring. Works great for its intended purpose ie. flooring cuts. Beats having to constantly get up and down from the floor to make a cut. It should cut 3/4"...
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    Grooved drawers and side hung cleats will work...

    Grooved drawers and side hung cleats will work with no problem with an occasional waxing of the runners. My tool box mounted in my work bench was done this way 25 years ago and has worked flawlessly...
  6. installing insulation in the walls before closing...

    installing insulation in the walls before closing them up with paneling (1/4" OSB). Having to remove wall mounted cabinets, racks, shelves, etc. was a real pain in the tush but the reward was worth...
  7. Full kerf blades should be no problem. I once...

    Full kerf blades should be no problem. I once owned a mid 60's Unisaw with the 1.5 horse motor and had no problems running full kerf blades and dado stacks. I could be wrong, but I think many of...
  8. Working on a 2-step stool for an elderly neighbor...

    Working on a 2-step stool for an elderly neighbor to make it easier to climb onto her bed. Trying half-blind dovetails to joint the sides and steps together using the dovetail guide from Veritas....
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    Masterful work. My lower back started aching just...

    Masterful work. My lower back started aching just looking at that top.
  10. Excellent craftsmanship. My eyes got crossed just...

    Excellent craftsmanship. My eyes got crossed just looking at the photos.
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    Sticky: Please count me in. Thank you.

    Please count me in. Thank you.
  12. The Rockler set up worked great for me when...

    The Rockler set up worked great for me when making some shutters for my own home. I made the fixed louver shutters for my home and their system was easy to follow. I suggest using a good sprayer to...
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    I have had that same saw since 2001and it has...

    I have had that same saw since 2001and it has been trouble free since. You got a great deal on a beast of a machine.
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    That is a serious looking jointer-planer machine...

    That is a serious looking jointer-planer machine in the 2nd photo. What is it?
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    Satisfied owner of a Laguna LT18 since 2005....

    Satisfied owner of a Laguna LT18 since 2005. Upgraded to the ceramic guides and a Resaw King for the thick stuff and resewing. Never a problem since unloading the heavy beast solo in 95 degree heat...
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    You are off to a great in both electric-powered...

    You are off to a great in both electric-powered and hand-powered tools. Don't worry about more tools for now; just build some stuff and keep an eye out for good tools at a great price later on.
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    For resewing purposes try the Woodslicer from...

    For resewing purposes try the Woodslicer from Highland Hardware. I use Starrett blades on my Laguna LT18 and the smaller Rikon, and they cut like a hot knife through butter. Olson also makes a good...
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    I would not recommend a drum-type sander for use...

    I would not recommend a drum-type sander for use on Pine. I have a Woodfast 25" dual drum sander; as a first use test cut I grabbed a scrap of pine lying nearby and ran it through the machine. I...
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    Depending on what vintage it is, that price is a...

    Depending on what vintage it is, that price is a little on the steep side. I once got a 1964 Unisaw and paid $450.00 for it with the same 1 1/2 horse single phase motor. Try to talk him down some;...
  20. I had a Delta Unisaw prior to getting a Laguna...

    I had a Delta Unisaw prior to getting a Laguna sliding table saw. Sold the Unisaw shortly after but wished I had kept it. I later got a standard cabinet saw to use for joinery purposes such as...
  21. You may need to replace those wooden fences with...

    You may need to replace those wooden fences with something more robust. I purchased a length of Woodpeckers fast-track to replace the wood fences on my Delta shaper. Much more robust and channels to...
  22. Make your own refinished ply. Can't remember the...

    Make your own refinished ply. Can't remember the magazine, but there was an article in which you sand, stain and apply a finish. After it is cured, simply saw the plywood to whatever dimensions you...
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    Wow. Photos like this make me want to get in the...

    Wow. Photos like this make me want to get in the shop and get to work. Did you use a stainless steel ring kit?
    Better not let my wife see these pics.
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    Great idea; hope you don't mind if I borrow this...

    Great idea; hope you don't mind if I borrow this for my own Delta shaper.
    By the way; what is the manufacturer of that cutter head.
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    You will love that machine. I have been enjoying...

    You will love that machine. I have been enjoying my A3-41 since June 2018 which I got to replace a straight knife Asian made 12" jointer/planer machine. I got the Silent Power version and it leaves a...
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