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    I, too, use the Plano tackle boxes, only because...

    I, too, use the Plano tackle boxes, only because I really didn't have a better way to store them. It's been 20+ years now so I guess I'm happy with them.

    I am building a new router table, though,...
  2. I figured that one out quickly - "Alexa, convert...

    I figured that one out quickly - "Alexa, convert 28 inches to metric".
  3. I feel like I've been missing out on something (thanks, Festool!)

    Not necessarily the tools, I still can't afford most of them, but the metric system. I bought a Domino DF700 XL a year ago and I simply cannot wrap my head around SAE measurements when dealing with...
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    I don't have a photo but it's buildup from...

    I don't have a photo but it's buildup from cutting a fair amount of softwoods on my miter saw. I can no longer clearly see the edge of the teeth to line up a cut so I know it's overdue. I do cut a...
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    Blade lubricant post-cleaning?

    I have a stack of saw blades that I'm going to clean up, generally accepted practice is Simple Green or washing soda, scrub clean, followed by a thorough drying and some kind of blade lubricant/rust...
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    I'll add to this thread if for no other reason...

    I'll add to this thread if for no other reason than to offer different materials and methods.

    Built my own kitchen and vanities 15-ish years ago. Bought 3/4" and 1/2" shop-grade birch ply...
  7. Well, I do have a large radial arm saw, but it's...

    Well, I do have a large radial arm saw, but it's a shop decoration at the moment. It needs work and I'm not actually sure I want to keep it. I looked at the TSO product and that looks really nice...
  8. How accurate do you think a vintage drafting...

    How accurate do you think a vintage drafting t-square would be? Ex. Dietzgen, Keuffel & Esser? I have a few of them floating around but have never considered using them in the wood shop, always...
  9. Making wide, square/perpendicular crosscuts

    I saw the very recent thread on assembling cabinet boxes, but I decided that this question necessitated its' own post. I have built cabinets before, my kitchen and several bath vanities, and due to...
  10. Another router table question (router lift) help me decide?

    I want to incorporate a lift into my router table build. At least I think I do. I've posted in the past about wanting one of the the Triton routers, and how they have an above-the-table adjustment...
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    I've invested in the Dust-Right fittings from...

    I've invested in the Dust-Right fittings from Rockler, and I've had them stick on occasion but it's never really been a problem. Maybe do a good wipe-down with some alcohol and then apply paste wax?...
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    I have two planers, but I'm just a tool hoarder. ...

    I have two planers, but I'm just a tool hoarder. Considering the PM 15HH is a tool that should hold its' value pretty well, either keep it or try selling it for close to retail and see if anyone...
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    Questions about router table top

    I went dumpster diving and found a piece of 1-1/2" plywood that has plastic laminate [Formica] glued to both sides. This is actually a single piece of 1-1/2" plywood, I've never seen plywood that...
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    I have both Bessey K-body clamps and a bunch of...

    I have both Bessey K-body clamps and a bunch of other assorted smaller bar clamps. For bigger projects I use the Besseys but they do suck if they get glue on the bar. I clean them off with a wire...
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    Just found this thread, I have been using...

    Just found this thread, I have been using twist-lock extension cords on all my machines for years, because they are all in the middle of the shop and my receptacles are on the walls. I don't have...
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    Source for hardwood dowels?

    Not dowel pins, but true-to-size hardwood dowels that aren't twisted like a corkscrew. I don't need a lot but I would like to find a source that has decent quality. Nothing near me except Home...
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    To answer OP's original question - I have several...

    To answer OP's original question - I have several routers and each have their purpose. I have always used a Bosch 1617EVS in a router table but the older 1617's suffered from issues regarding...
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    All of my routers do that. There is a second...

    All of my routers do that. There is a second "resistance" when loosening the collet before it spins freely.
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    I've only ever moved across town with a shop full...

    I've only ever moved across town with a shop full of equipment, and that was a pain in the butt anyway. Made a lot of trips with a borrowed or rented flatbed trailer and a pickup truck. My...
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    Replacing sticky rubber on push blocks

    I have a few push blocks I use for my jointer and table saw, and I want to replace the rubber on them as it's in pretty rough shape and not really "grippy" enough. I also want to make some custom...
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    How to deal with stem wall & cabinets

    Question for y'all. My shop is a detached garage with a concrete stem wall. The wall, including the sill plate and the interior foam board insulation, extends 8" above the floor and projects out...
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    I teach fire safety at my workplace and was a...

    I teach fire safety at my workplace and was a volunteer FF for 10 years, but the best piece of advice (maybe more of an anecdote) regarding fire extinguishers came from someone outside the fire...
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    I used to buy 4x8 and 5x5 sheets from a supplier...

    I used to buy 4x8 and 5x5 sheets from a supplier in Maine (Maine Coast Lumber) which was bought by another outfit called Downes and Reader. MCL delivered right to my door in VT, they had a set...
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    A variety of blades on my Delta Unisaw. All 10"...

    A variety of blades on my Delta Unisaw. All 10" diameter. Most are Freud Industrial series, including a 30T glue-line rip, a 24T general rip, a 40T general-purpose blade (it's a chrome finish,...
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    Pretty sure that's walnut, but it's also (to me)...

    Pretty sure that's walnut, but it's also (to me) a beautiful stock and rifle. I would love to put that in my collection. Plain, boring rifle stocks should be banned, not the actual rifles...
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