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    453018 Well this is only half a machine. It's...

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    Well this is only half a machine. It's the base from a Ben Franklin Trim O Saw, maybe from the 1800's. It had flat belt drive and a small clunky table and arbor. Scrapped that stuff and now...
  2. Matt, please keep us posted on this.

    Matt, please keep us posted on this.
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    What Jamie said. Anything else makes little sense...

    What Jamie said. Anything else makes little sense by comparison.
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    I disagree with you all. The unfilled knothole is...

    I disagree with you all. The unfilled knothole is stable. Filling it with something that may not move the same as the rest of the top could stress it and cause a crack in the good side.

    And an...
  5. Wow, those are some impressive setups.

    Wow, those are some impressive setups.
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    Agree with Jim, floor model is much better use of...

    Agree with Jim, floor model is much better use of space. I have 250 sq ft of floor space but only 25 sq ft of bench top. Floor space is much less valuable. And a floor model lets you drill the end of...
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    Yes Brian, sandwich your 1 x 1 stock between 1/2...

    Yes Brian, sandwich your 1 x 1 stock between 1/2 x 2 sacrificial rails so you are jointing a 2" wide surface.
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    Curt, You're onto something, 3/8" will be a fat...

    Curt, You're onto something, 3/8" will be a fat 1/4". That I can work with. Now I just have to hunt down quality material. As Roger says, big box material is fair to poor.
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    Having the box stores rip a sheet works well but...

    Having the box stores rip a sheet works well but it's still box store plywood. I'm looking for better quality with all hardwood plys and no voids. And getting closer to a full 1/4" would be good....
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    Precut plywood

    My current project requires 9 drawer bottoms of high strength 1/4" plywood. I'd like to avoid the hassle of locating, transporting and cutting down full sheets. Looking to order the pieces cut a...
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    To joint these straight secure them between less...

    To joint these straight secure them between less flexible, sacrificial rails; 1/2" x 2" should do it. You can use double stick tape, hot melt glue or just clamps. Then you can joint them on a jointer...
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    A steel base would be good. Forget angle iron,...

    A steel base would be good. Forget angle iron, this is not a place to save a few dollars. It's going to last ages. I'd look at 4" sch 40 pipe for the legs and 2" x 5" x 1/4" tubing for the apron....
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    I start cleaning up the surfaces as soon as the...

    I start cleaning up the surfaces as soon as the material hits the shop. This makes measuring and marking easier and more accurate. It shows the grain. It reduces splinters. It shows any material...
  14. A few years ago I got a splinter on a Sunday and...

    A few years ago I got a splinter on a Sunday and was leaving for a golf trip the next morning. Splinter had to go that afternoon and I could not get it out, so off to the ER. They are surprisingly...
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    There are other ways to make dados, $800 is a lot...

    There are other ways to make dados, $800 is a lot of money for a minor convenience, unless you do a lot of dados
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    My sled is made with 3/16" underlayment and a...

    My sled is made with 3/16" underlayment and a hunk of Basswood with an Oak runner. It uses up very little depth of cut and goes on and off with one hand.

    Shown here cutting angles.

    I have a...
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    Hi Bob Congrats on the new shop. Can you share...

    Hi Bob
    Congrats on the new shop. Can you share pics?
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    Hi Brian Beautiful doors. Thanks for sharing...

    Hi Brian
    Beautiful doors. Thanks for sharing this journey with us. I would not have considered drilling but others seemed confident. And turners drill with great control so I believe it can be done....
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    How about T&G with the staves free to move?

    How about T&G with the staves free to move?
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    Back about 1966 my dad brought home a South Bend...

    Back about 1966 my dad brought home a South Bend metal lathe with lots of accessories. It must have been 40 years old at that time. It was a good machine but I didn't get him to teach me much on it....
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    Computer Repair the Hard Way

    We have an I-Mac (desktop) which has been great for the 6 years we have had it. But since desktops have no batteries it was a little frustrating having to restart it. We have a whole house generator...
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    This is ordinary blackboard chalk. It works much...

    This is ordinary blackboard chalk. It works much better in this case than a white pencil.
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    Glenn you may be that rare woodworker with too...

    Glenn you may be that rare woodworker with too many clamps.
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    A little chalk

    Yes blue tape is one way to go, but this works pretty well sometimes.

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    Shows up the TS line too. I might have done that a little better, but it will be well hidden.
  25. 940 pounds on your basement stairs? Mine are only...

    940 pounds on your basement stairs? Mine are only oak, I would not trust them without some temporary braces.
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