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  1. Thanks Rick! The push button / quick release...

    Thanks Rick!

    The push button / quick release nut that you're mentioning is exactly the solution I'm thinking about for the depth stop. I've found a couple aftermarket options that seem...
  2. I dunno Matt... if it hadn't been for you...

    I dunno Matt... if it hadn't been for you (graciously) helping me along the way, I'm not sure I would have quite figure it out on my own. Btw, the jointer still working great since then, and thanks...
  3. Rikon 30-212VS review (benchtop, variable speed)

    Hello,
    In case this will be useful to anyone in the future...

    For the past decade, I had an old Walker Turner, floor-standing drill press that I had purchased used for $200. There was some...
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    Yawwwwwwwwwwwn.. My project is somewhat stalled...

    Yawwwwwwwwwwwn.. My project is somewhat stalled as we wait for crew and material availability, so not much of interest to report.

    Although, I did do a few small projects in the shop recently to...
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    Agreed, I feel like a very lucky man. Smart,...

    Agreed, I feel like a very lucky man. Smart, healthy, funny kids and a wife that's far too pretty to be with me (especially with my Covid belly).

    Prashun... we only get these kids for a few more...
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    By the end of that job, you were likely "pro"...

    By the end of that job, you were likely "pro" level at several skills, and probably quite tired too :-)

    I can relate, sort of... The not being taught part... my dad and my grandfather are both...
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    For my son, there's been a few instances lately...

    For my son, there's been a few instances lately where I had to take back an assigned task (such as driving in some screws) in order to get a job done in a timely fashion. I noticed a twinge of hurt...
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    teenager skill builders

    My kids have been my helpers for many years, mostly focused on saving me some steps (putting tools away, fetching the shovel, etc.) while I secretly sneak knowledge into their brains.

    They are...
  9. Years ago, a sheetrock finisher was doing some...

    Years ago, a sheetrock finisher was doing some work on the ceiling at our first home down when we lived in the city. The ceilings were high enough that a step stool would be needed. This guy...
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    same here, not seeing pics

    same here, not seeing pics
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    I've always started by thinking typical infeed...

    I've always started by thinking typical infeed and outfeed requirements... as in, I frequently rip up to 6-8 feet long on the table saw but rarely go longer than that... so if I have 8 feet clear in...
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    I have been looking at a lot of Sam Maloof...

    I have been looking at a lot of Sam Maloof designs lately (but am a bit nervous to try to create that style myself, not sure where to start learning). I'm unsure whether his work fits into a...
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    It's like you stole the words out of my brain. ...

    It's like you stole the words out of my brain. This is exactly what I was thinking, but shoot.. now I kind of want to check.
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    Deliver to your area eh? Does that mean they...

    Deliver to your area eh? Does that mean they would also deliver to my area (aka your old stomping grounds)? I can call and ask of course, but if you happen to know...


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    Good tip! I'm going to try this on my upcoming...

    Good tip! I'm going to try this on my upcoming assembly table build. Our local Lowes carries this for very reasonable $$
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    Thank you all for the great tips and diagnosis on...

    Thank you all for the great tips and diagnosis on this topic, I found it all very helpful to read. And I really was able to visualize work at the saw in a new light reading this specific post. ...
  17. table saw arbor nut loosened during use

    I made several sliver cuts the other day on my table saw to bring a stack of parts down to a specific dimension. The offcut in each case was about 1/8" wide x 3/4" thick x 14" long...

    Despite my...
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    Thanks Dave! -- Since I last wrote, the...

    Thanks Dave!

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    Since I last wrote, the digging is done. Digging is the scariest part of projects like these, and it went extremely well, and the crews were PROFESSIONALS. Very impressed.
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  19. Years ago we had a cat that increasingly...

    Years ago we had a cat that increasingly preferred to be outdoors full time. We regularly offered for him to come into the house or barn, and he would visit... but he'd want to go back out again in...
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    Jim - Exciting times indeed! It's more fun to...

    Jim - Exciting times indeed! It's more fun to renovate with each passing year, because you have a better understanding of your own wants/needs/habits etc. So, after all this time, I feel a little...
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    Exciting times!! The snow has melted, and the...

    Exciting times!! The snow has melted, and the work finally begins!!! (and, of course, as I type this it starts flurrying outside... argh!! go away snow!!!)

    The crew is outside as I type doing...
  22. Also, to Derek's question about coplanar and...

    Also, to Derek's question about coplanar and split top..

    I followed Marc's (the wood whisperer) approach for setting up rails to carry a router sled for final flattening. Basically, two...
  23. I just finished building my version of this...

    I just finished building my version of this bench, pretty closely following Benchcrafted's plans but using mostly power tools (and some hand tools). I left the center partition sitting just below...
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    Some seem to be suggesting that exhausting...

    Some seem to be suggesting that exhausting outside won't be a big impact to interior temp/humidity control... I have a really hard time believing that based on unscientific evidence around my own...
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    When I had a smaller DC (the usual HF model) and...

    When I had a smaller DC (the usual HF model) and 4" duct, I vented outside with good results. I collected chips via Thien top hat setup, and outside the building I had the exhaust routed such that...
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