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  1. Have you used accoya? How is it for stability? ...

    Have you used accoya? How is it for stability?

    The old work lasted well because it was dense, and painted with lead paint. Pre-1978 wood is surprisingly resilient if it isn't scraped.
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    Air seal and insulate. Don't use plastic...

    Air seal and insulate. Don't use plastic insulation, it pollutes in its manufacture, use, and disposal. The propellants used in making foam do so much climate damage that they have to save heat for...
  3. On second thought, after reading these posts, a...

    On second thought, after reading these posts, a $900 repair doesn't sound so bad. Reminding yourself of a terrible mistake that you made on a daily basis can cause constant pain.
    I know how it...
  4. True up the circle, fill it with brass. Add 360...

    True up the circle, fill it with brass. Add 360 degrees of angle markings. It will look like it was used for set ups. Someday it will appear on Old Woodworking Machines, and experts will debate its...
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    Try push pads. They are a tool that allows one to...

    Try push pads. They are a tool that allows one to grip a board with a sponge rubber on a D handle. Bear on the outfeed table as soon as you can. Bearing on the infeed table used to get people sent...
  6. Update: The Grizzley circuit board fits the...

    Update:
    The Grizzley circuit board fits the Delta baby feeder exactly. The wiring on the board looks a little different. The mounting screw holes lined up, the dust cover fit right, and the wires...
  7. Do you guys in the south air seal and insulate? ...

    Do you guys in the south air seal and insulate?

    In Massachusetts we air seal the attic, and anywhere else air flows through the building envelope. After that, we do a blower door test to see how...
  8. It's humid in your shop. Make it not be humid....

    It's humid in your shop.
    Make it not be humid. Things won't rust.
    Even if you put whatever on the top of the machines, the rest of the machine is still being exposed to humid air as long as there...
  9. The reason to make some room between the auger...

    The reason to make some room between the auger and the chisel is to prevent over heating. Different woods, and different moisture contents, require different clearences. The point is to not cook the...
  10. If you aren't using the wood, you could sell it. ...

    If you aren't using the wood, you could sell it.
    Stored in a rack in a conditioned space sounds good, if you have never put the wood on the floor.

    I need to do the same thing. I have clear...
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    What were you doing with the routers when the...

    What were you doing with the routers when the smoke came out?
  12. This sounds like you can also hold on to the work...

    This sounds like you can also hold on to the work with your toes. I worked with a Vietnamese guy in a shop (1985, was a refugee) who did this. He also would also do work on the floor instead of a...
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    Put feet on it. I do that with cutting boards, so...

    Put feet on it. I do that with cutting boards, so they don't rock. The little rubber feet can be inset in the wood to even things up.
  14. What are you trying to do that you can't do now? ...

    What are you trying to do that you can't do now?
    I have one of those mortisers.
  15. The shoes matter, but good physical health...

    The shoes matter, but good physical health matters too. Your feet have less work to do if you don't carry extra body weight.
    I have bad knees, and stand on concrete all day. If I keep my weight at...
  16. I have a Powermatic 66 on steel wheels. Those...

    I have a Powermatic 66 on steel wheels. Those wheels are chipping the concrete at the stress relief kerfs. The 4" hard plastic wheels on the lumber carts seem to do OK.
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    I have blue tooth ear muffs connected to Sirius...

    I have blue tooth ear muffs connected to Sirius XM radio. I only use them when I need hearing protection. The rest of the time it's speakers and an amp.

    It's different not being able to hear...
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    Given your original question, I'm not going to...

    Given your original question, I'm not going to suggest want you suggested people to not suggest, although my suggestion would fall into the category of unwanted suggestions. I don't own either sled,...
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    It seems like different industries used different...

    It seems like different industries used different CAD programs. When I started drawing with a computer, in 1994, AutoCad was pretty standard. Now the cabinet industry has developed software that...
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    I have run into professional furniture makers...

    I have run into professional furniture makers that are well equipped, make nice stuff, but not a lot of it. They also live well. They have trust funds.

    Perhaps the person in question is...
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    One reason to choose a certain school is to take...

    One reason to choose a certain school is to take advantage of the contacts one makes. Which school is best depends on whom the person wants to work with.

    What field is this person going to work...
  22. I used to own one of those saws. It would a...

    I used to own one of those saws.

    It would a be a good idea to test the saw's flexibility before putting a lot of time into a complicated set up.

    On my saw I could steer the blade through a 14"...
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    I don't build cabinets. It looks like most of...

    I don't build cabinets.

    It looks like most of the parts are solid wood. What will that chest of drawers look like when the humidity goes up?

    I can imagine working extra hours for a year to buy...
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    You can sometimes pay extra, and have it...

    You can sometimes pay extra, and have it delivered to a residence in a truck with a lift gate. That is, if your road accepts trucks.
  25. This is climb cutting power return on a roughing...

    This is climb cutting power return on a roughing jointer. For rough edge jointing big wood (8/4 x 10" x 8') prior to rough ripping, the cutter head brings the wood back for a second pass. Knife and...
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