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    Good looking ornaments! I bet you'll have some...

    Good looking ornaments! I bet you'll have some friends or relatives who will be thankful for those.

    I picked up a couple of sea-urchin shells when we were in Oregon this summer with the intent to...
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    I've got the RZ Mask too. Does a descent job,...

    I've got the RZ Mask too. Does a descent job, but keep in mind it is like a high end nuisance mask only.
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    Best Finish Sander

    So, I've been using some of the Festool Rotex sanders for years, but they are no good for fine finish work even with high grit papers. The stroke is just too big at 5mm. So, I've been using some...
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    You'll want to look up "The Prophecy" game table...

    You'll want to look up "The Prophecy" game table by Wyrmwood. Pretty impressive table with features like a mechanical lift system, waterproof cover, magnetic accessory holders, etc.

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    Yes, Creek rules have changed. You must now be a...

    Yes, Creek rules have changed. You must now be a contributor to view pictures.
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    Good looking love seat! Did you use the domino...

    Good looking love seat! Did you use the domino for the seat skirt rail to post joints as well? Did you give any thought to putting vertical slats under the arms to keep the cushion from moving...
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    Large Countersink for Ipe Wood

    So, I've got a project that is going to require bolting Ipe lumber to a steel frame. I've got 5/16" flathead bolts (stainless), so I need to countersink the head flush. The head diameter is 5/8". ...
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    You need to contact Icy Straights Lumber. You...

    You need to contact Icy Straights Lumber. You will not find a better source for Alaskan Yellow cedar - their mill is in the heart of Yellow Cedar country.

    http://alaskawoodproducts.com
  9. Alain Mailland does some fantastic off center...

    Alain Mailland does some fantastic off center turnings/carvings. He has usually just barely started his projects where the rest of us have finished. Similar to what David posted above, Alain mounts...
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    I had to laugh a little at this - of course...

    I had to laugh a little at this - of course someone from the woodturning club had a tree with evidence of burls removed!

    Nice work on the cores!
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    Reed, have you ever tried running the lathe in...

    Reed, have you ever tried running the lathe in reverse and putting your cutting edge on the far side of the lathe? I've done this with good success as the tool handle is on the close side of the...
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    My wife and I were visiting the Empress Hotel in...

    My wife and I were visiting the Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia a few years back. We stopped in one of their fancy galleries during the course of our outings, and I was admiring some of...
  13. Bent nose pliers from Ace Hardware. I've got a...

    Bent nose pliers from Ace Hardware. I've got a whole drawer filled with pliers, but I grab these 9 out of 10 times. The bend has just the right angle to see what you are using them on, and gives an...
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    If you don't have access to an air compressor,...

    If you don't have access to an air compressor, I'd go to an office supply store and get a can of compressed air for blowing out keyboards and such. I've had dust and such stuck in grain quite often...
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    You might try calling Alderfer Lumber Company in...

    You might try calling Alderfer Lumber Company in Pennsylvania. I bought about 150 bf Teak from them about 4 years ago and had them ship it to me in Colorado. They had the best price that I could...
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    When I lived in Alaska, we kept freezers in an...

    When I lived in Alaska, we kept freezers in an unheated shed. In the winter, I put one of those clamp work lights with a 40 watt bulb under the freezers to keep the motor from getting too cold. ...
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    Before I had the drill wizard, I used a bench top...

    Before I had the drill wizard, I used a bench top drill press mounted to the ways to drill holes. I even tilted it to drill at an angle. It was a cheap solution as that little drill press was $50...
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    I lived in SE Alaska for 14 years and had a shop...

    I lived in SE Alaska for 14 years and had a shop there. It is a rain forest - always wet and cold. I ran a dehumidifier most of the year and it seemed to manage the humidity pretty well. I had the...
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    I use a Festool RO 90 for sanding the outside of...

    I use a Festool RO 90 for sanding the outside of bowls. It is 90 millimeters or about 3.5 inches in diameter. Does a good job with the dust, and variable speed to adjust to the situation. I really...
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    I seem to remember someone making the slots with...

    I seem to remember someone making the slots with a Festool Domino. Unless you've got the big daddy domino, you would be limited to slats being about an inch wide thought.
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    We had a bumber sticker in Alaska - "Hug em and...

    We had a bumber sticker in Alaska - "Hug em and Cut em."

    I like the shirt!
  22. +1 on the short lived effectiveness of most all...

    +1 on the short lived effectiveness of most all coatings. Especially if you are using the machines regularly. But like Paul and others have said, you have to take a very proactive approach to...
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    I've got a Festool 75 saw with various tracks. ...

    I've got a Festool 75 saw with various tracks. System works really well, saw is great, and I use it surprisingly often. Especially when the table saw is covered in projects or tools.

    My only...
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    Thanks all for the replies! I'll check out the...

    Thanks all for the replies! I'll check out the sonic cable height sensor - that really does look like the right tool. I'll probably try the trig solution with the angle gauge too - looks like a...
  25. If you have a vacuum chuck system, it seems like...

    If you have a vacuum chuck system, it seems like it would be pretty easy to vacuum mount and sand with a 2-3" disk. I've got a dedicated close quarters angle drill that I use for this as well as a...
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