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  1. Anything over an inch seems to bend on me.

    Anything over an inch seems to bend on me.
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    Worldwide, the US is doing better. In the UK,...

    Worldwide, the US is doing better. In the UK, inflation is 8.2%; Germany is 7.5%

    Presently the US rate is 8.5% and going down from 9.1% in June.
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    Once inflation has been controlled, the Fed will...

    Once inflation has been controlled, the Fed will drop interest rates. My analyst says early 2023.
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    I don't use them. A well adjust miter gauge is...

    I don't use them. A well adjust miter gauge is good enough for me. I do have a home made fancy deadly accurate one, that I made 10 years ago, and used a few times. Like other, it is stored in the...
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    All true Dennis, but ... Inflation is down in...

    All true Dennis, but ...

    Inflation is down in the last month. S&P is up, way up, at a 3 month high as of yesterday. Gas prices are way down in the last 90 days. My analyst says interest rates...
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    Yeah, I meant -10% and yes, Vanguard is an...

    Yeah, I meant -10% and yes, Vanguard is an excellent trustworthy company. Do be careful with their mutual funds, as the market can go up and the account value will go down for some inexplicable...
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    So I had my semi-annual meeting with stock...

    So I had my semi-annual meeting with stock advisors yesterday. The good news, bonds are up, way up. So depending on the grade of bonds purchased, this is a 3-5% return based on the investor owning...
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    Easy fix would be to re-drill the dowel holes if...

    Easy fix would be to re-drill the dowel holes if necessary and re-dowel. Should last another 20 years.
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    Easier to sand, plane, shim etc drawers, so ... ...

    Easier to sand, plane, shim etc drawers, so ... I make cabinet first.

    Very hard to rework the box and partitions.
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    No one has mentioned card scrapers. After a...

    No one has mentioned card scrapers. After a couple quick passes with a No. 4-5 Plane, try using a card scraper. You might find that you don't need sandpaper below 150g.
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    Bonhoff Lumber in East Los Angeles has 12 ply 8x4...

    Bonhoff Lumber in East Los Angeles has 12 ply 8x4 baltic birch here for $180. Regular 6 ply baltic birch ply, baltic birch on the outside, doug fir in the center is $120, which is what most of the...
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    Blue Chip Bond Funds yielded me 2% year to date,...

    Blue Chip Bond Funds yielded me 2% year to date, fairly long term 2 years plus. These are ultra conservative never fail companies. I'm not sure what bonds you are talking about.

    As for not...
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    Rule of Thumb for your 401k is take your age,...

    Rule of Thumb for your 401k is take your age, subtract the age from 100 and that is the percentage of the 401k that should be in stock. So a sixty year old man would have 40% of the 401k in stocks,...
  14. I have George Ellis's book, and the dovetail...

    I have George Ellis's book, and the dovetail section is surprisingly quite short, and he only mentions half of Rob's technique, cutting the tails without removing waste, then placing the tail piece...
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    Ahhh methylene chloride is good stuff

    Ahhh methylene chloride is good stuff
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    House of Hardwoods is more full service, and can...

    House of Hardwoods is more full service, and can joint, mill, plane sand etc

    Bonhoffs is more for the trade.
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    Indexing is not monolithic. There are hundreds...

    Indexing is not monolithic. There are hundreds of index funds. While many are tied to the S&P, many are tied to specific industries such as transportation, growth, blue chip, commodities,...
  18. Rob Cosman Offset Method of Cutting Dovetail Pins

    I did a search on Google and on this site and did not find an answer or any opinions.

    Rob Cosman developed a technique during the pandemic to cut dovetail pins (he is a tail first kinda guy) in...
  19. +1. Mike beat me to this. I was watching the...

    +1. Mike beat me to this. I was watching the series this week on doing a pins first dovetail method, one which I was taught at Homestead in Waco, where Paul Sellers taught. Episodes 3-4 are quite...
  20. I could make a 3/8" double stopped dado 12 " long...

    I could make a 3/8" double stopped dado 12 " long using a sharp router plane in about 10 minutes or less. Heck, probably close to 5 minutes. It would be about 10 passes with a router plane. Done. ...
  21. Thank you Mark. I have been woodworking since...

    Thank you Mark. I have been woodworking since 1965. There are some operations that I feel uncomfortable doing. A man has got to know his limitations. The point of my post is that there is no...
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    In 1946, I suspect that they were solid wood,...

    In 1946, I suspect that they were solid wood, mortise and tenoned. They lasted over 70 years. That would be good enough for me.

    I would consider looking at the Dec-January 2016 copy of Fine...
  23. Mark, I'm not sure how to use stop blocks in this...

    Mark, I'm not sure how to use stop blocks in this technique. The piece was 30" long, about as long as the table saw is deep, and I assume the dado was centered, so at least 25 inches of the board...
  24. Hmmm. I'm not sure what to make of this. I have...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what to make of this. I have done this blind dado many times and honestly it gave me, and still gives me, the heebie jeebies when lowering any piece of wood onto a spinning...
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    A full 15% for your whole portfolio? You are not...

    A full 15% for your whole portfolio? You are not diversified enough, and need a bigger percentage of your nest egg in laddered CDs, cash, bonds, TBills, and Blue Chips. It sounds like you are 100%...
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