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    I have the 5HP Dust Gorilla Pro (it’s been great,...

    I have the 5HP Dust Gorilla Pro (it’s been great, btw) … I looked at the High-Vac at the time, but it is taller than the Pro and would not fit within my ceiling height. I just mention that if you...
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    I’ve had a Dewalt 734 for going on 15 years and...

    I’ve had a Dewalt 734 for going on 15 years and it still runs great. Knife changes are easy with the indexed, replaceable blades.
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    Mike — If you don’t mind me asking who is your...

    Mike — If you don’t mind me asking who is your local retailer? I’m guessing Fredrick Lumber company based on your location?
  4. Basic, possibly stupid question about laminate

    At my “real-job” office, we have a micro-dot laminate countertop in the kitchen area that I really like and want to make one for my shop to replace a completely beat-up particle board counter. I’ve...
  5. Derek — Check out Garvin industries online … they...

    Derek — Check out Garvin industries online … they have pretty much every manner of box/fitting you could want. I’ve had good luck ordering from them.
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    If I have a lot of circles to cut (doesn’t happen...

    If I have a lot of circles to cut (doesn’t happen frequently), I will make a master template using the router jig/trammel arm. Then rough cut the stock on the bandsaw, and use a flush trim bit at...
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    Ah yes, the 60-Grit Manicure Special … just did...

    Ah yes, the 60-Grit Manicure Special … just did the same a few weeks ago with my oscillating edge sander … I feel your pain!

    I should add I also have the Jet, and haven’t had any issues with it. ...
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    Poll: +4 for the sommerfeld T&G method. For face...

    +4 for the sommerfeld T&G method. For face frames, I use a combination of dominos and pocket holes.
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    I use it for “tacking” things in place, sort of...

    I use it for “tacking” things in place, sort of like a spot weld with glue. The glue is easily removed with a utility knife. One trick I learned years ago for leveling chair legs was to tack the...
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    Mostly mahogany with ebony accents

    Mostly mahogany with ebony accents
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    Matt — I’m sure you have already thought through...

    Matt — I’m sure you have already thought through this, but tall cabinets in a tight space can be a real challenge to maneuver into place for install. Don’t ask me I know this ;)
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    Yep, this is my usual go to method. I will have...

    Yep, this is my usual go to method. I will have some larger panels to do (like 27x48) and not sure if this set-up is going to work for those.
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    Joe — I was looking at the Virutex lipping...

    Joe — I was looking at the Virutex lipping planer. How fussy is fussy? :-). I’m pretty sure both the Hoffman and Lamello are no longer made.
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    Edge/Flush Trimming Jigs

    I have an upcoming project involving of A LOT of plywood panels with applied hardwood edging that will need to be flush trimmed. I know there are a bunch of different ways to do this and I have...
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    Howard -- I use both depending on the cut, but...

    Howard -- I use both depending on the cut, but the F&F sees way more action in every day usage than the parallel positioner. As others have mentioned, its easier to take on and off quickly. Now,...
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    I just got a shipping notice on 9 pairs of blum...

    I just got a shipping notice on 9 pairs of blum tandem slides from Cabinet Parts! Woo Hoo!

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    Sticky: Kris — No worries. I think all these controller...

    Kris — No worries. I think all these controller boards are made in the same Chinese factory. Mine works but I find that it “forgets” its programming every once in a while and I have to go back in...
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    Bob — The bench looks fantastic and very...

    Bob — The bench looks fantastic and very Maloof-esque.
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    I have the 5HP Dust Gorilla Pro with the 50...

    I have the 5HP Dust Gorilla Pro with the 50 gallon drum, and it works great for me. I looked at the High Vacuum but it was to tall to fit in my space with the 50 gallon drum. It’s quite tall, so...
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    Are the posts already vertical, or can you still...

    Are the posts already vertical, or can you still work on them horizontally? If the latter, the technique for large chamfers is really not that different than for smaller pieces. Just take...
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    Alan -- I had every intention of doing a build...

    Alan -- I had every intention of doing a build thread when the shop was under construction, but life got in the way. I suppose I could do a retrospective if folks are interested. Here are a few...
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    Well done. Where did you source the quadrant...

    Well done. Where did you source the quadrant for the shooting board?
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    I don’t personally tap any maples for syrup, but...

    I don’t personally tap any maples for syrup, but I have a friend that does occasionally. We have more Silver and Red Maple down here and less Sugar maples than you have in Vermont.
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    Shop in the snow

    Just a pretty picture of my workshop after today’s snowfall

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    Ghosts, Jeff … you have woodworking ghosts in...

    Ghosts, Jeff … you have woodworking ghosts in your shop that came with all that old iron you have ;)
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