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  1. Mine is a bit different. My saw is in the middle...

    Mine is a bit different. My saw is in the middle of the shop, with an 'island' configuration. Against the right side of the TS is my jointer. Directly behind the right wing of the TS is the...
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    Andrew makes a good point about the extension...

    Andrew makes a good point about the extension cord.

    A few years back I bought a Craftsman TS at a yard sale. It was in the driveway 50" from the house, and I asked him to run the saw, so he...
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    Sounds great. As always you will get it...

    Sounds great.

    As always you will get it working fine, but wish you had done a few things differently. Then you will be making the Mk II edition....bigger better and more refined.

    That's when I...
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    Wow, I thought maybe I was special. ...

    Wow,

    I thought maybe I was special.

    Seriously, there are quite a few Chinese in this area, so I guess it follows they would not be immune to the problem. Strange I never get any in Spanish,...
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    Robo calls in Chinese?

    I have been getting robo calls on my cell phone for a while now, but not nearly as many as I get on the home phone. Lately I have been getting calls in Chinese on the cell phone, but not on the home...
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    Since you originally asked about ideas.....My RAS...

    Since you originally asked about ideas.....My RAS setup has a simple melamine fence going to the left about 4', with a tape on top of it. There is a t-slot milled in the fence face, rather than the...
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    Great setup, Dick. Looks perfect for your new...

    Great setup, Dick.

    Looks perfect for your new smaller shop.
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    Ted, When you get it done, I would appreciate...

    Ted,

    When you get it done, I would appreciate your showing it. I am in the same situation, and could use some inspiration.
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    One minor suggestion. If you place your...

    One minor suggestion. If you place your electrical outlets at about the 4' level they will not be blocked by tools, benches or cabinets.
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    Just curious, does my PC 7518 with the 5 speed...

    Just curious, does my PC 7518 with the 5 speed switch have this speed up problem? Only problem I have had is once when it wouldn't turn on, and I opened up the switch and blew the sawdust out. Then...
  11. Makes me wonder if Formica counters will make a...

    Makes me wonder if Formica counters will make a comeback. Haven't seen them around here in new homes for years.
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    Never used an LS positioner, but the way I do it...

    Never used an LS positioner, but the way I do it is to make a spacer the size you need to move the fence that little bit. Cut, move fence cut, repeat.

    Somewhere in the archives is a simple jig I...
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    I find myself using cut off wheels and metal...

    I find myself using cut off wheels and metal grinding discs on my angle grinder a lot, and have not been using any protection other than safety glasses (sometimes). I think it is time to put on my...
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    I have used about a hundred KV soft close slides...

    I have used about a hundred KV soft close slides in my house remodel, made in USA, and worked well.

    That being said, I have to admit I made a few mistakes in the kitchen cabinets, and a few...
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    Grizzly 3 HP ...Enough power for the dado head,...

    Grizzly 3 HP ...Enough power for the dado head, without spending too much. If you want to go higher, the 3HP SS, for the added safety.

    I wouldn't go below 3 HP when you plan to run a dado head...
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    I hope you get well quickly Mark. That must have...

    I hope you get well quickly Mark. That must have smarted.
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    I have mentioned my Uncle before, but he must...

    I have mentioned my Uncle before, but he must hold some sort of record. He was a US citizen, but joined the Royal Canadian Air Force before we were in the war. They taught him to fly, and he was...
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    It seemed appropriate to hang my flag today. I...

    It seemed appropriate to hang my flag today. I used to work with a man who was on the Arizona at Pearl Harbor. A family friend was in the 'Graves' unit in the army. His job after D-Day, gathering...
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    Since you obviously prefer new, I would go new,...

    Since you obviously prefer new, I would go new, with the added benefit of its having a riving knife.

    To me, that is a big deal. I have a 1983 or so Unisaw, to which I have added a no longer...
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    Nobody uses dowells?

    Nobody uses dowells?
  21. My DeWalt 'compact' router has the optional DC...

    My DeWalt 'compact' router has the optional DC fixture which seems to work pretty well, but the pic of the Makita that Derek shows looks even better.
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    From your title I thought your new hip might have...

    From your title I thought your new hip might have gone rogue;)
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    I considered getting a jobsite saw to use for...

    I considered getting a jobsite saw to use for 'small work', but rejected them all because of above mentioned reasons. What I keep coming back to is early '50's Craftsman 8" saws on CL. They made...
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    Don't leave us hanging. How did you overcome...

    Don't leave us hanging. How did you overcome those small space challenges?
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    I was a non user of my PC profile sander for...

    I was a non user of my PC profile sander for years. Then while making oak kitchen cabinet doors, I discovered that it was just the tool to give the edge profiles that extra sanding the end grain of...
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