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  1. Three questions: What is better? What is your...

    Three questions: What is better? What is your time worth? Do you have the right grinder setup or is that another purchase?

    All in, I spent more money on cheap drills than I did on the brad point...
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    Engineer looking forward to retirement here ;)....

    Engineer looking forward to retirement here ;). In a past life I worked in commercial and industrial ventilation. I've conducted a number of multi point pitot traverses. In this instance it would be...
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    V x A = CFM. Measure the ID of the 4" PVC. (D...

    V x A = CFM.

    Measure the ID of the 4" PVC. (D x D X .7854)/144 is area in Sq Feet. FPM Velocity x Area = CFM.
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    Nothing. I liked the Miter Box because it assured...

    Nothing. I liked the Miter Box because it assured my cuts were close to perfect off the saw. A couple strokes on the shooting board is all it took. When I make square cuts I use a bench hook and...
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    ^^^^^This ^^^^^

    ^^^^^This ^^^^^
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    Me too. I took an Exacto knife in the top of the...

    Me too. I took an Exacto knife in the top of the foot when I was in college. It rolled off my drafting board. Quite a learning experience. I’ve been Ninja quick since. Catlike reflexes!
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    Good call. Having the toes fully exposed assures...

    Good call. Having the toes fully exposed assures a clean amputation from a dropped chisel. A clean cut is child’s play to reattach. At least that’s what I read on the internet. :rolleyes:
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    Renewed faith in the Neander approach

    I’m making a box from scraps as an exercise in small scale casework. The top calls for a mitered face frame. Mitered frames are my nemesis. I usually use my table saw and an Incra miter gauge, but...
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    Thanks. Thinking I’ll make one of these.

    Thanks. Thinking I’ll make one of these.
  10. Pulling through an air filter is the best way....

    Pulling through an air filter is the best way. Some will argue. They don’t have a background in industrial ventilation systems. Just saying.
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    I think you'll be favorably impressed. I work the...

    I think you'll be favorably impressed. I work the grits from the coarse to the fine with just a few strokes on each. The result is a mirror finish.





    I agree. I just want to live a simple...
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    I can vouch for the abrasive films. Not sexy, not...

    I can vouch for the abrasive films. Not sexy, not pretty, but they flat out work. I have them mounted on glass blocks that are mounted on MDF. They cost less than a down payment on a used car. What’s...
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    Consumer Reports is only one opinion. They view...

    Consumer Reports is only one opinion. They view things through a very particular lens. I rely on multiple sources when I research a purchase.
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    That looks like a fun project and a good skills...

    That looks like a fun project and a good skills tuneup for me. Where did you find the plans? I did a web search and came up empty.
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    Very nice! Have you used it yet? I've not seen a...

    Very nice! Have you used it yet? I've not seen a cutter adjustment quite like that before. Does it work well?
  16. Too often the web designers create sites using...

    Too often the web designers create sites using priorities that suit them. It must be easy to maintain, have utility over multiple platforms, be easy to maintain, Impress their peers, need ongoing...
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    I’ve had a couple of those. I sold them. Nuff...

    I’ve had a couple of those. I sold them. Nuff said.
  18. Hi Tim - Welcome. Without naming names...

    Hi Tim -

    Welcome. Without naming names (including mine) Iíll say that many others have experienced the learning curve associated with sharpening. Chin up and carry on. Your skills will get better...
  19. Thread: Oilstone box

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    This thread inspired me to make one of my own....

    This thread inspired me to make one of my own. The Cedar wasnít ideal, but it was in the scrap hopper. The hinges are really too big, but they were in the spare parts bin. The cavities were pre...
  20. Thread: Salvageable?

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    I've used this method at Derek's suggestion. It...

    I've used this method at Derek's suggestion. It works and works well. I'm tempted to craft a wooden barrel shaped honing strop to charge with compound and get that extra sharp edge using the same jig.
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    Here in Northern Indiana it's been mild so far....

    Here in Northern Indiana it's been mild so far. We were about due for an easy winter. We've had a couple in the last few years that were brutal. I moved here from Michigan 25 years ago, and when the...
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    Wound up going with a satin finish clear...

    Wound up going with a satin finish clear polyurethane. It didn’t yellow much and it looks pretty good.
  23. Thread: Just a pinch

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    Thanks. The small scale started off as a joke....

    Thanks. The small scale started off as a joke. “I’ll make a tiny spoon”. It was actually a fun little project. Maybe next I’ll make a miniature Federal style sideboard. Or not.
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    Lead clinch aka lead holder aka chuck pencil....

    Lead clinch aka lead holder aka chuck pencil. Used them as a lad when I was a draftsman. I have a couple lead pointers (sharpeners) courtesy of antique dealers that had no clue what they had. Nothing...
  25. Thread: Small shops

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    I have about 300 Square feet in my basement, with...

    I have about 300 Square feet in my basement, with a support column inconveniently located in about the middle. Dust collector, planer, table saw, and belt/disc sander are all on wheels. The saw has a...
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