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    I've made about 50 "nice" end gran cutting boards...

    I've made about 50 "nice" end gran cutting boards over the years. Gave about half away as Xmas gifts. Last year I decided I wanted a couple new tools and didn't want to take money out of my...
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    Another issue to consider is the heat building up...

    Another issue to consider is the heat building up in the bit. Similar to dovetail bits, when they get overheated and you key them cool slowly the metal "crystallize" and they become brittle and...
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    I just bought this jointed a few weeks ago and...

    I just bought this jointed a few weeks ago and put it together. I followed directions step by step, dust didn't see any steps telling me to take the side panels off the base. Figured it out myself...
  4. Shop built Mortimer looks intruiging, but I don't...

    Shop built Mortimer looks intruiging, but I don't have it, so I can't really comment on it. My personal recommendation is to get the domino. I have the Jessup jig and it is very. I have a kreg jig...
  5. Glen, my name is Alan and I am an insurance...

    Glen, my name is Alan and I am an insurance agent. I'm fairly thick skinned, but I see customers like you come in and ask for my help every so often. They make it clear they don't trust me, and...
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    Marty, thanks very much for the review. I don't...

    Marty, thanks very much for the review. I don't have a dovetail jig, (been borrowing brother in laws omnijig) and I mentioned this one to my wife. I know she ordered it for me. I have a Jessum...
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    Alden thanks for the tip! alan

    Alden thanks for the tip! alan
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    thanks for the info. Not looking to sell these...

    thanks for the info. Not looking to sell these items. I also don't want any damage done to the tools. Might get one anyway and use it for stuff other than tools.
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    Media blasting vintage tools

    Hi guys. I see Harbor freight has a media blasting cabinet on sale. I was thinking about getting one to clean up vintage hand tools (planes, chisels, etc.). Has anyone tried this? If so, what kind...
  10. I bought a dewalt biscuit joiner about 15 years...

    I bought a dewalt biscuit joiner about 15 years ago and used it with "OK" success for 10 years. I bought a Domino about 5 years ago and haven't used the biscuit cutter since. I always found that...
  11. I'm not taking sides here, but I've had a Dewalt...

    I'm not taking sides here, but I've had a Dewalt for 15 years and used to use it routinely for all my panel glue ups. However, I would always have slightly misaligned boards because the biscuits...
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    Curtis, I'm going to go in a different direction...

    Curtis, I'm going to go in a different direction here. I've been building furniture (hobby) for about 25 years. I now need to really look to find a space in my house to find a place to put...
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    I have a work sharp, but want to take the plunge....

    I have a work sharp, but want to take the plunge. I read the thoughts on stones all the time, but I must confess it confuses me. No offence to Stu in Japan, but I scratch my head why we need to...
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    I find that woodworking is hard enough.... The...

    I find that woodworking is hard enough.... The Stickley factory is about 10 miles from my house, and since most of my project are "mission furniture", I go to the factory store and take...
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    Me too!

    David don't mean to hijack your thread, but I am in the exact same spot in Syracuse NY if there is someone close who would be willing to share their knowledge, It would be very much appreciated.
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  16. Better or best

    I get that there are all kind of leels of tools, but I think the real issue isn't weather you have to decide between the absolute best, most expensive tool out there or are you simply being...
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    Stan, Guess one of the things in your original...

    Stan,

    Guess one of the things in your original post that struck me is that you got a Starrett square that wasn't square. I have 6 or 7 of them, all different sizes. I just assumed they were...
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    Stanley, I really appreciated reading your...

    Stanley,

    I really appreciated reading your original post. Not sure why some take such umbrage to some of your points. Seems like you are saying "don't assume your tools are square". If they...
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    the local HF and Home Depot and lowes are all...

    the local HF and Home Depot and lowes are all within 1/2 a mile of each other and I've never tried the HF 20% off coupon. Guess I've overpaid on a lot of tools:(
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    me too! please
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    count me in

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    John, a note on scary sharp... when I first...

    John, a note on scary sharp... when I first started using it, I would brush off the debris. Then I read somewhere to us a magnet. I got one at Harbor freight for about $8 bucks. Works much...
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