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    I appreciate the concern for safety unfortunately...

    I appreciate the concern for safety unfortunately I suffer from severe arthritis in both hands. This is as close to a fist as I can make.
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    The textured coating on the gloves I use...
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    Why Didn't I Think of That!

    That's an excellent suggestion. I just went on Amazon to place an order for the Festool $600 track saw, 12' worth of guide rail for $465, and the small $600 dust extractor..... $1665 seems pretty...
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    I guess it might be safe to take off the...

    I guess it might be safe to take off the fireproof suit. ;)
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    Work Sharp 3000

    I had been working with increasingly duller and duller chisels because I dreaded pulling out the Tormek. Yes I have already donned my fireproof suit. The whole process to touchup an edge was just to...
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    Making Crooked Boards Straight, continued.

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    Measure the narrowest width of the board/straightedge and set you fence just a hair less. Run it through the saw.

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    When you're done, pry...
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    Making Crooked Boards Straight

    Straight lining boards the conventional way requires a straightedge at least as long as the board, and is a balancing act of keeping the board and straightedge tight to the saw fence, and through the...
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    Caul Jig v2.0

    In the past, the length of time a glue-up was in the clamps, and the number of clamps I had, was kind of self monitoring. Run out of clamps and the first glue-up was ready to come out freeing up...
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    I did a quick mock up of what I think you were...

    I did a quick mock up of what I think you were describing. It works. I only ran some short scrap through it. I was a little uncomfortable running the stock on the waste side, un-supported,...
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    I Must Have Been Clear As Mud

    Making the batch of Mahogany strips in the first picture was what prompted the original post. They were ripped from 8'-9' sticks, hence the use of a feather board to assist in beginning the rip. The...
  10. Thread: Bowclamp?

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    Make Your Own Curved Clamping Cauls

    This is how I make them.
    Make Your Own Curved Clamping Cauls
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    Cutting a Whole Bunch of Thin Strips

    I needed a whole bunch strips of Mahogany for some solid edging. That's a lot of tedious ripping.
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    Cutting thin strips between the blade and fence can lead to binding, burning and...
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    When a client says contemporary I think clean,...

    When a client says contemporary I think clean, simple, with a minimum of molding lines.
    Here I let the doors extend to the bottom of the light valance.
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    This view of the underside...
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    If the cylinder is wood or some other solid...

    If the cylinder is wood or some other solid material, cut a flat spot into the cylinder and mount the block to that. Flat to flat will be way easier and more solid.
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    Make Your Own Curved Clamping Cauls

    I had an upcoming job requiring almost 30 slab doors, " panels, ⅜" solid edge banding, four sides. I needed curved cauls of several different lengths of for the glue up. Two issue presented...
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