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    If your band saw cuts aren't pretty smooth, get a...

    If your band saw cuts aren't pretty smooth, get a better blade and feed more smoothly. I do a lot of resawing, using a 1/2" carbide toothed blade, 3ppi hook, with a full height fence on both sides;...
  2. Not the most efficient Neanderthal technique. ...

    Not the most efficient Neanderthal technique. Ripping hard maple with a hand saw is not for the faint of heart. But knock yourself out.

    Oh, you meant to use a table saw? Cheat!!! :eek:
    ...
  3. I'll file the OP as a solution in search of a...

    I'll file the OP as a solution in search of a problem. I'm with JK, above.

    Are we being trolled here?

    Perhaps that's harsh for a newbie who may not know better. Let me suggest he run a...
  4. With the shoulder of the rebate defined by a 1/4"...

    With the shoulder of the rebate defined by a 1/4" plow to depth, careful work for a few passes and then the shoulder makes a good "fence' to register a bench plane to take down the rest. Easy-peasy....
  5. If anyone calls you, Lowell, it's always a scam;...

    If anyone calls you, Lowell, it's always a scam; who else would be calling you? :D
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    Well, if you saw it on the Internet, it must be...

    Well, if you saw it on the Internet, it must be true!

    But then again, if West Systems got sued and put out of business because of all their product failures, it hasn't made it yet into the news or...
  7. Maybe try and e-mail:...

    Maybe try and e-mail: https://www.popularwoodworking.com/customerservice/
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    If each word had to be used in it's "correct...

    If each word had to be used in it's "correct place," there could be no poetry.

    (You have a point, but IMHO, you have made it poorly.) :D
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    Urea-formaldehyde "plastic resin" adhesives are...

    Urea-formaldehyde "plastic resin" adhesives are fine when properly used. On the other hand, epoxy resin adhesives are also fine when properly used (unless one suffers from an allergy to the...
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    The grammar police have spoken! We are all safe.

    The grammar police have spoken! We are all safe.
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    Glad this one was not as bad for you guys! ...

    Glad this one was not as bad for you guys!

    We're on the St. Johns River near Jacksonville these days. Current forecast guesses Dorian will pass just offshore of us as a Cat3 on Wednesday. That...
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    A little prayer for you last night. Hope all is...

    A little prayer for you last night. Hope all is well. Please report in (when you can).

    Thanks,
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    Derek: You deserve no less!

    Derek:

    You deserve no less!
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    Has it occurred to you that the locksmith may be...

    Has it occurred to you that the locksmith may be so backed up with other work for the same reason your "better options" failed in the first place? Maybe he's that busy because he's that good. And...
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    Not to worry! Any AI that becomes aware will...

    Not to worry! Any AI that becomes aware will quickly recognize that we are not able to keep up and are totally not competition. We'll soon be left in the dust.

    While AI systems are...
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    Well, we can certainly guess with a measure of...

    Well, we can certainly guess with a measure of confidence how you became grandparents, but how the devil did you become parents? :confused:
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    We all stand on the shoulders of giants. As we...

    We all stand on the shoulders of giants. As we get into things, it reduces to a large collection of pretty small and manageable steps.

    For a good video look at boat building, you might enjoy...
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    You've ruined my whole day (morning, at least)...

    You've ruined my whole day (morning, at least) with such a sad story! I'll worry about you at least until I have my second beer.

    Beer: it's not just for breakfast!
  19. The Woodpeckers business model is something I...

    The Woodpeckers business model is something I object to and have not bought from then and am unlikely to in future. To create market demand based on artificially created scarcity enables them to...
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    There were 60s? What did I miss?

    There were 60s? What did I miss?
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    And if you want a "little less permanent," 3M...

    And if you want a "little less permanent," 3M 4200 marine adhesive. 5200 is very permanent indeed! If the house if ever sold, or such, it may be important to reword the shower to have a more...
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    I spend most of my time and have my shop in...

    I spend most of my time and have my shop in Florida, one of the states that prohibits 190 proof ethanol (Everclear). When I use shellac, I have found through experience that Everclear is far...
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    Congratulations, indeed! A tough accomplishment...

    Congratulations, indeed! A tough accomplishment for your grandson. Pass on our thanks for his service, if you would, please.
  24. Nice looking work! Nice looking young fella! ...

    Nice looking work! Nice looking young fella! But about that old geezer, .... :D
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    Caution!

    WISHFUL THINKING ALERT! Nothing new lasts as long as the older gear it replaces. (Some of this is a feature, not a bug.) At your age, you should have learned this lesson before now.
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