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  1. I will add that I very much prefer an ATB+Raker...

    I will add that I very much prefer an ATB+Raker tooth configuration in a combo blade (as opposed to just the ATB), regardless of which one you choose. It allows for quick flat bottomed grooves...
  2. Ridge Carbide TS2000 “super blade”

    Ridge Carbide TS2000 “super blade”
  3. Thread: Church Pew

    by Tom Bain
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    I repurposed a church pew into a eating...

    I repurposed a church pew into a eating nook/booth in our kitchen. It’s surprisingly comfortable because they built they pew with body geometry in mind. Both the seat and back have nice contours,...
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    Here is the link for those that want to check it...

    Here is the link for those that want to check it out. https://craftsmanslegacy.com/ It is a really neat show, and it’s cool to see the different workshops and methods. PBS still shows re-runs in...
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    Julian -- That is Michael Fortune's design which...

    Julian -- That is Michael Fortune's design which he did for Fine Woodworking back in like 2013/2014. There is a whole video series on the FWW site if you are interested. It's a really cool (and...
  6. As they say: "Happy Wife, Happy Life" :)

    As they say: "Happy Wife, Happy Life" :)
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    I thought the same thing, but the ability to make...

    I thought the same thing, but the ability to make longer tenons with the mortise pal is the reason I still have and use mine from time-to-time. That's a real shortcoming of the Morty design in my...
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    Nice job on the grain matching for those tops.

    Nice job on the grain matching for those tops.
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    West System Epoxy Filler — Which one?

    I need to fill some relatively large voids in some punky-ish wood I’m using in a project. There is no structural requirement for the fill, it’s purely aesthetic. There are so many choices for...
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    Jeff — Did you decide to keep all your table...

    Jeff — Did you decide to keep all your table saws, or is one going to be the odd-man out? You will love the slider.
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    The liftgate might be dicey for a machine that...

    The liftgate might be dicey for a machine that size. Standard size lift gates don’t give you enough room to turn and maneuver safely. The oversize ones can work, but little guarantee you will get...
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    Sticky: Got my order in for a HS950 last week. Lead time...

    Got my order in for a HS950 last week. Lead time didn’t seem to be too bad on that one.
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    This is one area where I personally feel it’s...

    This is one area where I personally feel it’s best left to professionals that specialize in stripping and have access to commercial-level chemicals. I can appreciate wanting to go the DIY route and...
  14. John — How old is your EM-8000CV? Just asking in...

    John — How old is your EM-8000CV? Just asking in case it’s a bad batch or something.
  15. Interestingly enough, Sam Blasco surprisingly...

    Interestingly enough, Sam Blasco surprisingly prefers the American style. See video link below:

    https://youtu.be/Ca8ljZEoeuw

    Neither one is perfect.
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    Glenn — Curious if there are there any special...

    Glenn — Curious if there are there any special seismic code items you have to deal with, or does that not apply to “accessory buildings? Looks a nice shop coming together ... quickly.
  17. Thanks for posting all this, John. Very...

    Thanks for posting all this, John. Very informative. I’m interested in the Osmo durability as well. Kind of hard to believe it would be anywhere near as durable as a varnish (whether oil or...
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    Steve — Given your overall experience, would you...

    Steve — Given your overall experience, would you purchase from The Blast Gate company again? I think that is the ultimate test of customer satisfaction/dissatisfaction.
  19. I’ve run boards with dados through the planer and...

    I’ve run boards with dados through the planer and it’s usually fine (although a drum sander would be better for this operation). I would try and test piece first to make sure and take light passes.
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    Not a lot of love here for SketchUp. I couldn’t...

    Not a lot of love here for SketchUp. I couldn’t design without it. Yes, it does take some time to learn but that is true with any software. I find it invaluable for visualizing scale/proportion...
  21. Thread: Odies vs Osmo

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    Dale -- Please do post your test pieces and...

    Dale -- Please do post your test pieces and experience. I haven't tried the so called "hard wax" finishes yet but am intrigued.
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    Patrick — I have a Forrest 6” stack with 30mm...

    Patrick — I have a Forrest 6” stack with 30mm arbor + PINS if you are still looking. I moved to the Felder dado cutters, so I don’t need the Forrest stack any more. PM if interested.
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    I wish my first piece looked that good ... it was...

    I wish my first piece looked that good ... it was a fairly hideous red oak nightstand, which has long since been dismantled and repurposed into various shop projects. Well done.
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    Never used it on a turning (interesting idea),...

    Never used it on a turning (interesting idea), but VNC is the finish on the floor of my shop and it’s great in that application.
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    My philosophy (ok, my wife has a major say here...

    My philosophy (ok, my wife has a major say here too) is to put most of the “wood” into furniture pieces that we can take with us, and items that are built-in (cabinets, shelving, etc) are more...
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