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    I'm surprised no one mentioned sandpaper. If you...

    I'm surprised no one mentioned sandpaper. If you use used paper, it's free and easily renewable. Those who think you should never need a lot a pressure have never jointed any man size material. All...
  2. Not enough overlap and sanding across the grain....

    Not enough overlap and sanding across the grain. I struggle with guys doing this everyday. Sanders aren't Swiffers,they need time to actually do their job. It's painfully slow process. The sander...
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    Looks like sapele, to me.

    Looks like sapele, to me.
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    I do things like that on the router table with an...

    I do things like that on the router table with an infeed fence, but no outfeed fence. The indfeed serves as a starter pin of sort.
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    We quite literally have a truckload of holly that...

    We quite literally have a truckload of holly that floats around our yard(it's a low lying area and floods from time to time). What are you looking for?
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    I always had to wipe down the blade with solvent...

    I always had to wipe down the blade with solvent afterwards.
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    An I the only one who thinks that thre entire top...

    An I the only one who thinks that thre entire top needed a proper sanding and refinish regardless of the dents. Are those wide belts scratches I see?
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    I sometimes have to do shop made wooden drawer...

    I sometimes have to do shop made wooden drawer runners. Doing it right far eclipses the cost of any ready made hardware.
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    I'll definitely tru and keep that in mind.

    I'll definitely tru and keep that in mind.
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    Trash can needs to be sealed well.

    Trash can needs to be sealed well.
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    I've always been able ro check and adjust all my...

    I've always been able ro check and adjust all my machinery with rudimentary measuring tools. When I set up my jointer all I used was a 4" rip of MDF. You'll be fine with an undamaged level.
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    Google Platte River jig

    Google Platte River jig
  13. I always weigh my drawers down when applying...

    I always weigh my drawers down when applying fronts. It helps stabilize them against errant bumps and settles the drawer into the position it will be in during use.
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    I just bought their cordless ratchet. I'm happy...

    I just bought their cordless ratchet. I'm happy with it. Their newer lines power tools are a little closer to regular prices, but seem to be fairly well built. I'll remain a snob for my...
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    Precision Gloat

    Happened upon this unicorn at the local flea market today. As far as I could tell, it's never been touched. Seller asked for $75, not to be rude, I countered with an offer of $65 and we head a...
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    Seems you're getting better use out of it than I...

    Seems you're getting better use out of it than I ever would. Glad to see that.
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    Had to close up shop after the recession.

    Had to close up shop after the recession.
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    You need top take that dirty talk elsewhere. 😂

    You need top take that dirty talk elsewhere. 😂
  19. I disagree. I use a jigsaw almost daily in a...

    I disagree. I use a jigsaw almost daily in a professional environment. They're especially useful when your bandsaw isnt an industrial sized monster.
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    you still got it? I loved that saw.

    you still got it? I loved that saw.
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    Obligatory Gloat

    Picked these up for a Benjamin. The router looks almost unused. Guy even through in a pack of sanding belts send a brand new pattern bit. I usually insist on haggling, I feel like not doing so is...
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    We make "crazy horses" from old office chairs and...

    We make "crazy horses" from old office chairs and scrap tubing. I prefer them over almost any cart for most of my bulky material handling.
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    I try to stick with Amana for all my tooling.

    I try to stick with Amana for all my tooling.
  24. Made some money:D

    Made some money:D
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    I find that circle cutting with routers tends to...

    I find that circle cutting with routers tends to blow out the material when you get to the "poles". Also, the bandsaw is much less grueling of a tool to cut with.
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