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  1. Clamping a straight cut piece of scrap to use as...

    Clamping a straight cut piece of scrap to use as a guide for the bearing to ride against is not unusual. Doing the same to provide a larger surface for the router to ride on is common as well. ...
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    In pursuit of ideal I ran into reality. I wanted...

    In pursuit of ideal I ran into reality. I wanted as straight a shot as possible for the first few feet as recommended by many designers. I wanted the DC outside the shop and I wanted the pipe near...
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    Yes, this. There is a misunderstanding here. I...

    Yes, this. There is a misunderstanding here. I must have hundreds of numbers blocked over the years and live an undisturbed life ;-)
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    I know we've figured this out already but,...

    I know we've figured this out already but, cabinet first and fit the drawers.
  5. Ooops! Blatant opportunistic exploitation...

    Ooops! Blatant opportunistic exploitation exposed :D. I'm no conspiracy theorist. We have all been assailed by many companies jumping on the bandwagon inappropriately. There is still a lot of...
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    Outdoor plant stands

    Nothing fancy. SWMBO had a couple of fiberglass planters that look like hollow logs . .. sort of. She wanted them raised up a bit for the type of plants she will put in them. Simple lap type...
  7. Way to rock the scrap pile Jim!

    Way to rock the scrap pile Jim!
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    Enjoying a matching color scheme is fine but not...

    Enjoying a matching color scheme is fine but not all makers have the best tool for a given category. Festool's sanders are great but their routers routinely fall in the middle of the pack when being...
  9. I just stuck some high MERV pleated filters on...

    I just stuck some high MERV pleated filters on top of the inlet area. They catch a lot of stuff and are easily tapped clean enough for multiple uses. Obviously good collection at the source will...
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    Holy cow. That's up $150 from the last time I...

    Holy cow. That's up $150 from the last time I stocked up. :eek: There are a lot of items that I just stopped buying a couple of years ago. I assume others did as well since the prices are back...
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    Lee describes what I do. I try to avoid routing...

    Lee describes what I do. I try to avoid routing uphill whenever possible. The results are always unpredictable. A disc sander would serve you well. I even picked up one of these cheap HF 1x30...
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    I just caught up. Love the crest rail work and...

    I just caught up. Love the crest rail work and will be following along.
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    The nature of these clamps means that waxing the...

    The nature of these clamps means that waxing the bars will not cause any problems. That being said we all know where we are going to put glue and where it is going to obey gravity. We learn this...
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    New Home for Pipe Clamps

    Still moving the last of the stuff (will it ever end) from the garage to the shop. Pipe clmaps are one of those things that when you need one, it is the perfect clamp. The rest of the time mine end...
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    Alder is often called the poor man's birch due t...

    Alder is often called the poor man's birch due t the similarity in figure and coloration. I have used it as a secondary wood with birch and once stained one would be hard to tell which was which.
  16. I have never used the gib as a reference point in...

    I have never used the gib as a reference point in setting knives. Maybe it's just my experience level. I install the knives so that they are just about even with the outfeed table. This...
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    Correct. The template is used to route a 1/4"...

    Correct. The template is used to route a 1/4" deep slot the same width as the inlay that will occupy that line. In my case 1/2" padauk, 3/8" cherry and 1/4" purple heart. I cut the 1/4" deep...
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    Juice groove and arcs cut. I will profile and...

    Juice groove and arcs cut. I will profile and add the grips tomorrow.

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    As John said, I have issues on larger surfaces...

    As John said, I have issues on larger surfaces with ARS. I am successful with a shop blend that is higher in BLO for the first coat. This allows padding a larger surface if padding is your...
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    I'm another narrow ends first and then join them...

    I'm another narrow ends first and then join them with the longer parts.
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    My Saw Stop got raised about 3" to match all my...

    My Saw Stop got raised about 3" to match all my other ~36" nearby surfaces. I just made a plywood box with leveling feet, set the saw on it and added some cleats (belt and suspenders guy) with a dab...
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    If we are talking about screwing into plywood end...

    If we are talking about screwing into plywood end grain the same rules apply as drilling pilot holes for MDF. The shaft of the screw should not apply any wedging action to the ply. Only the threads...
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    Another Cutting Board

    Like the mechanic whose car is never quite fixed I have owed LOML a cutting board for about 3 years. This will be a Scott Lewis style board that I have made threads on before and so will touch on...
  24. Thread: New Sled

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    The VERY best kind IMHO :)

    The VERY best kind IMHO :)
  25. Thread: New Sled

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    These two actually had a tendency to cup. It...

    These two actually had a tendency to cup. It took a few days to get around to adding the fences and by that time they had settled down. I attributed this to the stock removal and the weather damaged...
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