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  1. This is pretty awesome. I think I'll jump into...

    This is pretty awesome. I think I'll jump into this later this summer. One my daughters has been wanting a programming project to work on with me and this would do it. I'm happy to share code on...
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    Well I change my vote to the waterjet just...

    Well I change my vote to the waterjet just because I want to see it. Solid first post.
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    I use Lennox on my 16" Jet. Happy with the...

    I use Lennox on my 16" Jet. Happy with the results and get good life out of them.
  4. Dowd's tools from Dallas comes down once or twice...

    Dowd's tools from Dallas comes down once or twice a year, they are super nice and if you call ahead of time they can bring stuff down for you. They will be here in the fall if this show happens:...
  5. Line voltage LED's are getting hard to find. Not...

    Line voltage LED's are getting hard to find. Not available at the big box. I actually had to buy a replacement ballast for one I had converted to use LED direct wire versions. I wonder if there...
  6. Well if you sell that tablesaw you'll have plenty...

    Well if you sell that tablesaw you'll have plenty of funds for a nice 16"+ bandsaw. I have a 16" jet and that's what I use for ripping.

    The other technique for ripping with a handsaw is sitting...
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    If it were me I'd rip it down and start over. ...

    If it were me I'd rip it down and start over. You know you want dovetailed end caps :)

    If I were to do this: I'd get it off the legs and then use a circular saw on the floor on one face and then...
  8. Kemet is good brand. We use their discrete...

    Kemet is good brand. We use their discrete components at my day job. As a general rule you can go up on the voltage rating and it will just last longer. Try to be at least 2x the operating...
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    Agreed I like helical better but it doesn't cure...

    Agreed I like helical better but it doesn't cure snipe.
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    Just FYI I ordered an A3-41 a month ago and my...

    Just FYI I ordered an A3-41 a month ago and my tentative delivery date is September. Covid slowed stuff down so if you want one better jump on it or you might be a year wait time.
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    I ordered an Atoma 400 and 1200. I want to try...

    I ordered an Atoma 400 and 1200. I want to try to replace my 1000g waterstone also. The 400 will have no issue flattening my 4000/8000 waterstones. Will report back when I get them next week.
  12. I have a 15HH I rebuilt. The thump is the belt...

    I have a 15HH I rebuilt. The thump is the belt hitting the enclosure. You can lessen it by tightening down on the motor mount to increase the tension.
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    I pay monthly for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop...

    I pay monthly for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop (I'm actually a beta tester) - its totally worth it. They continually make improvements and add new features and give you some cloud storage and an...
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    So the Atoma 140 is total overkill then?

    So the Atoma 140 is total overkill then?
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    Coarse diamond stone

    I currently sharpen with Norton waterstones and get great results. I used grinder when necessary, 220 grit when necessary and then 1000-4000-8000-strop.

    My flattening stone is worn out as well as...
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    I'm starting to collect other saws that need...

    I'm starting to collect other saws that need sharpening, I really need to dig in and get decent at it myself. I sharpened one for my Stanley 150 mitre box and it cuts well but could be better. I...
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    Thanks Derek - I aspire to be an advanced...

    Thanks Derek - I aspire to be an advanced dovetailer so hopefully I'll grow into it! I've been focused on the "light touch" in my sawing lately.
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    Well I ended up getting an NE plus ultra from...

    Well I ended up getting an NE plus ultra from Pete Taran. Looking forward to giving it a spin in the near future. I'll post back with some pics.
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    Is the base same width as the top or will you...

    Is the base same width as the top or will you have overhang on the back? Just curious. Might make it easier to build the base first that way in case the top finished out slightly different width...
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    I have 6" 15 grain and 6" 15 grain rattail. I...

    I have 6" 15 grain and 6" 15 grain rattail. I think eventually I'll add an 8" 13 grain.

    I think I agree for coarser work you could buy a cheaper CNC stitched one. Mine is an 9" 10 grain - it...
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    Yes I should have ordered a Bontz a few years...

    Yes I should have ordered a Bontz a few years back. I might try to get small tenon saw from him sometime in the future.

    I have the Wenzloff small carcase and Large Tenon saws and I like them a...
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    New dovetail saw recommendations

    Let me just state I have a Veritas dovetail saw. It works fine. I just want a new one and don't want to be on a 1 year waiting list. I like supporting small tool makers and getting a new tool....
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    I have Auriou, they are great. A big coarse one,...

    I have Auriou, they are great. A big coarse one, a smaller fine one, and a fine rat-tail.
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    Order some off the internet without the crimps. ...

    Order some off the internet without the crimps. Shipping and cost isn't too bad if its just a few fittings.
  25. Got my desk base(s) glued up. Table tops are...

    Got my desk base(s) glued up. Table tops are just sitting on top. These are Christian Becksvoort design from FW 1990.

    I'm thinking blonde shellac and minwax wipe-on poly for the maple one. For...
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