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    Jim - Exciting times indeed! It's more fun to...

    Jim - Exciting times indeed! It's more fun to renovate with each passing year, because you have a better understanding of your own wants/needs/habits etc. So, after all this time, I feel a little...
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    Exciting times!! The snow has melted, and the...

    Exciting times!! The snow has melted, and the work finally begins!!! (and, of course, as I type this it starts flurrying outside... argh!! go away snow!!!)

    The crew is outside as I type doing...
  3. I think for those strictly making crafts, you're...

    I think for those strictly making crafts, you're probably right. That's not my particular situation as I build anything from patio furniture through kitchen islands. We chose to follow the...
  4. Thanks!! Glad to hear I'm not being too "over...

    Thanks!! Glad to hear I'm not being too "over the top" given my extremely small scale. Prefer to be safe than sorry, and also feel like it's fair to those that truly make their living at this.
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  5. Part timers question (selling items here and there on commission basis)

    For those that sell woodworking (or similar) on a here-and-there basis, what are your thoughts on the legalities side of things?


    In my own case, although my sales are very infrequent, we worked...
  6. Also, to Derek's question about coplanar and...

    Also, to Derek's question about coplanar and split top..

    I followed Marc's (the wood whisperer) approach for setting up rails to carry a router sled for final flattening. Basically, two...
  7. I just finished building my version of this...

    I just finished building my version of this bench, pretty closely following Benchcrafted's plans but using mostly power tools (and some hand tools). I left the center partition sitting just below...
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    Some seem to be suggesting that exhausting...

    Some seem to be suggesting that exhausting outside won't be a big impact to interior temp/humidity control... I have a really hard time believing that based on unscientific evidence around my own...
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    When I had a smaller DC (the usual HF model) and...

    When I had a smaller DC (the usual HF model) and 4" duct, I vented outside with good results. I collected chips via Thien top hat setup, and outside the building I had the exhaust routed such that...
  10. I know this isn't a "should I build or buy"...

    I know this isn't a "should I build or buy" thread, but I'll mention one thing... before I built my bench recently, I *thought* I was proficient at preparing lumber and performing glue ups... Boy...
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    Thankful to hear it was not worse! I...

    Thankful to hear it was not worse!

    I recently had my teenagers (with appropriate instruction, safety protocols etc.) do a mini project for me to use up a bunch of scrap plywood... they traced...
  12. Before you buy.. since you have a new table saw...

    Before you buy.. since you have a new table saw already... lookup "table saw edge jointing" and watch a couple of videos. I think you may decide to save the $500 and try these methods for a few...
  13. +1 I first had a benchtop delta... very...

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    I first had a benchtop delta... very difficult to work boards over a couple feet. I made it work, but it was not very enjoyable in my opinion.

    Then I had a 6" Ridgid that was maybe 4...
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    Nice, thanks Ron! The consultancy I work for is...

    Nice, thanks Ron! The consultancy I work for is located by Love Park (16th/Arch) so as covid lifts, I'll be in the city more often and will definitely look to check those out and connect with you...
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    We have a professional cornhole court setup at...

    We have a professional cornhole court setup at our place (yeah, I play a lot of beanbag toss! ha ha) and I built a mini-shed to house a normal ol' Roku TV. It's been out for a couple years now all...
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    lol, I damn near cut the red wire I think!!! :-)...

    lol, I damn near cut the red wire I think!!! :-)

    I find necessity allows me to learn more easily. As the story above notes, my recent project had a few steps that were painfully ugly in terms of...
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    I agree - I've always been of the mindset that...

    I agree - I've always been of the mindset that learning woodworking while also creating something useful or beautiful is a satisfying way to learn. Not that I haven't done a lot of practice...
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    Thanks again guys!! Lots of great info ...

    Thanks again guys!! Lots of great info



    Mark - agree with everything you wrote.. just a note, that I do a lot of woodworking already and am deep into the hobby for a bunch of years already......
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    :-) There are multiple tools in my shop that...

    :-) There are multiple tools in my shop that mock me from time to time, so my skin is getting pretty thick.

    I had attended Jeffry Lohr's woodworking course years ago when I first started this...
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    Awesome, thanks guys!! I'll get busy watching...

    Awesome, thanks guys!! I'll get busy watching and trying! :-)
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    good youtube video series?

    Hi!
    This is my first post in this section of the forum, and I'm sure in the archives this answer is lurking.. but if you can give me a head start I would greatly appreciate it.

    I have been, and...
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    Ugh, I'm embarrassed to share my cobbled together...

    Ugh, I'm embarrassed to share my cobbled together prototype, but I shall do so for the greater good. :-)

    Basically, I took 6" PVC to within a few feet of the bandsaw, and through a shop-made...
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    ESPECIALLY when it costs $0!! In this case, I...

    ESPECIALLY when it costs $0!! In this case, I just had to think differently, but the move didn't cost a thing. That's nice ROI!!!
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    Well, I got this step of the process done...

    Well, I got this step of the process done yesterday.

    First, I took some grief from some SMC folks for my guesstimated selling price for my old drill press (but it sold for damn near that price in...
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    +1 on Jim’s comments. My HVAC professional...

    +1 on Jim’s comments. My HVAC professional explained that the technology has improved over the years but that the original “won’t work in the north” stigma remains
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