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  1. Thread: Idle Hands?

    by Jim Becker
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    Having been involved with multiple creative...

    Having been involved with multiple creative pursuits since I was a kid (music, art, theater, etc.) and also engaged with home improvement in the 1990s, it was almost "logical" to fall into the...
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    The downside to that suggestion is that it takes...

    The downside to that suggestion is that it takes the hand tool work away from the nice window space and natural light that the addition brings to the space. But I do agree that making the duct work...
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    Mount the unit to a board (I have the same...

    Mount the unit to a board (I have the same system...'just haven't use it yet) so you can locate stops to position the workpieces in the exact same position for a "production run". Consider...
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    That's really an attractive end result! It's...

    That's really an attractive end result! It's wonderful when you can start with the "clean slate" of a total gut of the space, too. Bravo!
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    James, I own a Stinger II SR-44. It's built...

    James, I own a Stinger II SR-44. It's built heavier than the Stinger I, although the latter is pretty heavy compared to most "benchtop CNCs". You are welcome to schedule a time with me to look at my...
  6. Pretty much similar precautions...don't go out...

    Pretty much similar precautions...don't go out without a reason and most of the time Professor Dr SWMBO stays home for less exposure. She teaches via video. The masks she made are excellent and...
  7. Think of it like a setup block that's thin but...

    Think of it like a setup block that's thin but precisely flat and fits snugly over the arbor like a blade would.
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    That's true...in this shop I did not. Next shop,...

    That's true...in this shop I did not. Next shop, should there ever be one, will be pretty much based on French cleats for anything that hangs on the walls. It's easy, relatively inexpensive and...
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    Big farming operations already are...but the...

    Big farming operations already are...but the personel running things are not staying in bed. GPS and other technologies handle machine movement, even when there's someone in the seat babysitting....
  10. One word: Money UPS has the ability to invest...

    One word: Money

    UPS has the ability to invest to reinvent their fleet. USPS doesn't currently have the funding for that because of the crippling requirement to pre-fund retirement out a long way....
  11. Bill, you're correct that the shape doesn't...

    Bill, you're correct that the shape doesn't matter, but it has to be precisely flat for the purposes it would be used, such as aligning the blade plane to the miter slots and then the fence to the...
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    Andy, that's true...if I had space the clamp...

    Andy, that's true...if I had space the clamp holders just a little wider, I could do second set down a little bit with things facing in the opposite direction as you note. While I'm not about to...
  13. Thread: Wall-eyed

    by Jim Becker
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    A nicely appointed outbuilding can be very...

    A nicely appointed outbuilding can be very valuable going forward..."work from home" isn't going away I suspect and even if someone doesn't want a shop, they may enjoy having a separate place as an...
  14. Given the purpose of this precision disk...I'd...

    Given the purpose of this precision disk...I'd want a pro machinist or blade specialist to bore out the plate for 1" arbor applcations.
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    That's the thing...stacking reduced the necessary...

    That's the thing...stacking reduced the necessary wall space. I'm using half what I was prior to converting to the new clamp racks. 'Just a consideration. Everyone's shop and needs are different,...
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    I do them by pre-drilling the ends of the slots...

    I do them by pre-drilling the ends of the slots at the drill press and then remove the material at the table saw using a crosscutting fence...two cuts for each slot. It's repetitive, but fast.
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  17. Rubber, shingles, etc., could all be used to...

    Rubber, shingles, etc., could all be used to isolate the safe's "feet" from direct contact with the concrete floor. No need to get too complicated.
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    That worked out nicely, Matt!

    That worked out nicely, Matt!
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    Jamil, welcome to SMC! Regarding photos,...

    Jamil, welcome to SMC!

    Regarding photos, that's a feature for Contributors. (along with private messages, access to the free classifieds, a private forum area for discussions best not to be...
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    Lee, there are quite a few LED surface mount type...

    Lee, there are quite a few LED surface mount type fixtures that are low profile and light-weight. The ones I put in our master closet to replace the crappy "non-standard CFL" fixtures resemble that...
  21. Yes, drip legs are a normal part of the...

    Yes, drip legs are a normal part of the installation to account for any latent moisture so it doesn't enter the gas fired appliance.
  22. 23 gauge pins (headless fasteners) are a...

    23 gauge pins (headless fasteners) are a different animal...
  23. If the curve is relatively gentle, as is often...

    If the curve is relatively gentle, as is often the case with many furniture projects, the technique that Derek shows would be my choice because jointery at the corners remains simple...do that first...
  24. Adding to the previous list, dedicated track saws...

    Adding to the previous list, dedicated track saws have the saw indexed to the track so you can't move it laterally during the cut. A home-made solution normally is just a guide that will allow you to...
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    tersaknives.com. Small, family run business...

    tersaknives.com.

    Small, family run business just over the Canadian border and about the best prices going. If you can afford to stock up, they do offer free shipping over a certain amount, but...
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