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    I feel your pain. Ten years ago after learning...

    I feel your pain. Ten years ago after learning this lesson all too often, I kludged this up out of desperation...............

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    Its ugly, but cured my bad habits.:o
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    Great idea! I have found it can easily get...

    Great idea! I have found it can easily get confusing when many parts are involved and marking is critical. I have on occasion misidentified what I thought was an alignment mark and milled a...
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    When I wanted to repaint my JET 1642, I took the...

    When I wanted to repaint my JET 1642, I took the banjo to my local Ace hardware store. They were able to computer color match it perfectly and recommended an oil based enamel. It has held up for...
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    Poll: Tool boxes must be brown so that they still look...

    Tool boxes must be brown so that they still look okay when covered with sawdust :). The base cabinets are from 1983 and the uppers joined them in the 1986 time frame. Have served me well. The base...
  5. I have a Milwaukee 5625 and had the same question...

    I have a Milwaukee 5625 and had the same question years ago. I found a 2009 article in Fine Woodworking https://www.finewoodworking.com/forum/milwaukee-5625-20-router-edge-guide where a user...
  6. I had a Unisaw with the 52 inch extension table...

    I had a Unisaw with the 52 inch extension table and mobile base. I do not believe it is suitable for use with less than the full table ( without modification ) as it would be a trip hazard. I built...
  7. Here's a Wera compact combo driver that I have...

    Here's a Wera compact combo driver that I have found very handy. The spring loaded Rapidaptor driver shank can be extended with a push of the retaining collar or removed completely for use in a...
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    I typically use Forrest WW blades and was...

    I typically use Forrest WW blades and was skeptical about the Freud glue line rip blade. No longer, after purchasing the Freud LM72R010 standard kerf blade, I now use it for all of my ripping with...
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    The cordless track saws can use a dust collection...

    The cordless track saws can use a dust collection bag if one chooses. Although not as effective as a vac extractor, they are surprisingly efficient. True portability when needed without a vac hose....
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    The Bosch is actually made by Mafell and the few...

    The Bosch is actually made by Mafell and the few reviews that I have seen give it good marks, although relatively new to the US market. The Makita also gets great reviews from what I have read or...
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    If it is a sprocket, here's a quick and useful...

    If it is a sprocket, here's a quick and useful video for replacement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxTmlqypUA
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    The roller did not rotate freely even with the...

    The roller did not rotate freely even with the broken gear. It wasn't until I opened the case that I found the problem. I purchased a few extra gears just in case as spares (which I never needed...
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    I had a 733 that suddenly stopped feeding after a...

    I had a 733 that suddenly stopped feeding after a clunking sound. While the head lock does engage when the cover is removed, it was not the problem in my case. Rather it was a sprocket gear in the...
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    Alex, just as a note the bearings can be defeated...

    Alex, just as a note the bearings can be defeated easily by a pin that slides through the live center thereby preventing rotation.
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    I have used the Oneway adapter on my Jet 1642...

    I have used the Oneway adapter on my Jet 1642 live center since it has the same thread as the Oneway live center. It has worked very well if you have a suitable 3/4" x 10tpi threaded live center.
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    Timothy Wilmots MFSC looks great. If I had room...

    Timothy Wilmots MFSC looks great. If I had room in my shop, I'd enjoy building one. He really is a clever, talented guy and his videography is top notch, but I have a difficult time watching his...
  17. In addition to the uses mentioned so far, I have...

    In addition to the uses mentioned so far, I have used mine to make clean cuts in tall base molding in order to remove sections for retrofit cabinetry without having to remove the entire base...
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    There have been some very useful suggestions...

    There have been some very useful suggestions posted regarding your first lathe and turning spheres. If you proceed down that route and want to make spheres, it can be fun and rewarding. I'm in the...
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    I wanted to add a few details that were omitted...

    I wanted to add a few details that were omitted in the original post. The lower tool shelf stores between the cabinet and the folded top (not shown in the original photos). The shelf really adds to...
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    I've had a Wizard III for probably 20 years or...

    I've had a Wizard III for probably 20 years or so. It has saved MANY planer blades and several band saw blades when working with rough wood. As John pointed out above, the older models with...
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    It is possible to greatly reduce the fine dust...

    It is possible to greatly reduce the fine dust although it took me awhile before I got something I was happy with. I used 4" dust collection connections above the blade and a 5" connection from the...
  22. In my previous shop, my saw was on a mobile base...

    In my previous shop, my saw was on a mobile base and had to be moved into position for use. In addition, I would sometimes have to re-orient the position of the saw to accommodate long materials. ...
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    The blue and gray cabinet was built from 1/2"...

    The blue and gray cabinet was built from 1/2" plywood per the Benchworks plans. I used push to open slides for the shelves which keep the systainers from sliding out when tilted to roll.
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    Mobile Multifunction Table and Cart

    I normally like to design and build my own shop tables and carts. However, I found a design online that just looked so well done that I couldn't resist buying a set of plans. The plans came from...
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    A double layer of MDF will not allow the Festool...

    A double layer of MDF will not allow the Festool type clamps to be used. The reason is that the length of the flat fixed face along with the bend radius are such that anything thicker than 3/4"...
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