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    Make sure you cut the rubber edge using the blade...

    Make sure you cut the rubber edge using the blade you intend to use with the tracksaw.

    Presumably the Makita comes with a good blade, but with some cheaper saws you'd replace the blade and then...
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    I have a bunch of the Ikea Jansjo clip on...

    I have a bunch of the Ikea Jansjo clip on gooseneck LED lamps ($16) on my bandsaw, drillpress, etc. The version I like plugs in, but there are other options including USB.
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    You can do what you need to do, but it's...

    You can do what you need to do, but it's definitely more work to keep an outdoor bandsaw in good shape. It might entail a tarp you strap over it each day as you finish work. Building some sort of...
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    Square bench dogs are so easy to make, you might...

    Square bench dogs are so easy to make, you might as well put a bench dog in each hole. Then drill a couple of holes for holdfasts. That's what I did.
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    The guys at OWWM dot org would know this. Or...

    The guys at OWWM dot org would know this. Or check out the photos at vintagemachinery dot org.
  6. Thanks Leland. I like your use of angle iron for...

    Thanks Leland. I like your use of angle iron for the sled, and the scaffold is a good way to get everything stably to a convenient height. Certainly for endgrain cookies a router would be better...
  7. This is just an idle question, as I have neither...

    This is just an idle question, as I have neither a sled for flattening with a router, nor a hand-held power planer.

    My question is whether anyone has used a hand-held power planer instead of a...
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    If you get a cordless, the first consideration is...

    If you get a cordless, the first consideration is which other cordless tools do you have to share the batteries. That said, the Milwaukee fuel 12v saw works well for me.
  9. A split top is Handy if you want to fit clamps in...

    A split top is Handy if you want to fit clamps in there, add a batten to push against, use a standard bench hook with a pullsaw, or disassemble and transport the bench.

    Otherwise, a monolithic...
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    If you are willing to use power, a multitool will...

    If you are willing to use power, a multitool will do it in seconds.
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    Warren: What kind of wood did you use for the...

    Warren:

    What kind of wood did you use for the drawer sides and framing that has lasted well in a bathroom? Were the sides quartersawn?

    Thanks
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    One reason people are asking to see the problem...

    One reason people are asking to see the problem is related to the comments that Japanese plane soles are not flat: certain parts of the sole should be in line, while other parts matter less or not at...
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    I would question the desirability of the level...

    I would question the desirability of the level surface behind the back jaw of the vise. Many years ago I built a "bench on bench" that had such a surface with dog holes, and a vise on the front. I...
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    I'd agree that the question is the shoulder vise...

    I'd agree that the question is the shoulder vise of the Scandinavian/Frid/Klaus style bench. It can either be exactly what you want, or in the way all the time. It is reinforced with a piece of...
  15. I recommend Phil Thien's approach: use a cheap...

    I recommend Phil Thien's approach: use a cheap hot glue gun. It holds well enough, releases without damage, and most important for this use, fills space so the planer can't push down and rock or...
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    You might want to test it first to make sure the...

    You might want to test it first to make sure the color does not soak into the endgrain of the recesses. Powdered graphite should not with maple, but it's worth a check. If it is a problem, all...
  17. It does sound like a resonance, and related to...

    It does sound like a resonance, and related to the blade price. Since your cut depth is small, you should be able to fix it with blade stabilizers.
  18. The way to do a partial glueup and keep...

    The way to do a partial glueup and keep everything square is to assemble the whole thing, but to put glue in only some of the joints. That allows you to keep and check square. Make sure the unglued...
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    If you have a set of digital calipers, the method...

    If you have a set of digital calipers, the method Tom King mentions is fast and works well. You can get to within a few thousandths with no test cuts. Here's a little more detail.

    Begin by...
  20. Poll: If you have a large enough shop to consider both...

    If you have a large enough shop to consider both options, the next question is whether you have a window. If you put the bench against the wall under the window, you can work in natural light.
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    It looks like a very nice way to get whatever rip...

    It looks like a very nice way to get whatever rip length you want, cheaply and conveniently. The question I have relates to the differing thickness of your two types of track.

    The track acts as a...
  22. I'd think you'd need a frame to keep the panel...

    I'd think you'd need a frame to keep the panel flat. But if you make them sliding doors, the groove they slide in may serve the same role.
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    With such a short piece, watch out for snipe. ...

    With such a short piece, watch out for snipe. The easiest "sled" would just be two straight strips of wood 1/2" x 1/2" x 24", one glued to each long edge of the stock to be planed. The only thing...
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    You can turn the blades inside out, and they will...

    You can turn the blades inside out, and they will be fine.
  25. For an air cleaner you may not need to monitor...

    For an air cleaner you may not need to monitor the filter by pressure changes, because the dirt accumulates on the outside surface, rather than the inside as for the DC filter. You can simply look...
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