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  1. Upgrade, refurbish, buy new or do nothing?

    I have a 2004-2007 vintage epilog Legend 36EXT 45 watt machine that I purchased second hand in 2009. It has worked flawlessly with relatively low demand on the same tube for the past 11 years. I am...
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    Not to be an enabler here.... It would be very...

    Not to be an enabler here.... It would be very nice to have both. A slider can do most anything well but there are those times when I miss my saw stop cabinet saw. At least fix up the Oliver to test...
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    For a small shop and small budget with the...

    For a small shop and small budget with the intention of doing some resawing as the primary purpose of the saw, I would definitely wait until you can swing for a well built (maybe not fancy) 14"...
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    Lisa, Just one other thing. If you haven't had...

    Lisa,

    Just one other thing. If you haven't had any experience with a true full sized sliding saw - it's really an epiphany. Working with a decent sized sliding saw with air clamps is so far beyond...
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    I'd be reluctant to use "craigslist economics" to...

    I'd be reluctant to use "craigslist economics" to drive your decision making. Likewise, craigslist isn't a place to make a killing on selling tools. If you want to thin the herd that's certainly a...
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    I previously had a saw stop with a Jessem sliding...

    I previously had a saw stop with a Jessem sliding table which was quite nice but in no way shape or form even in the same universe as my Felder sliding saw. I would second that the saw doesn't take...
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    Just marvelous work. The design, wood selection,...

    Just marvelous work. The design, wood selection, grain matching. Masterful!
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    I too love my Domino XL. I've used it to build...

    I too love my Domino XL. I've used it to build several large projects over the past year including a twin bed, an outdoor two person swing and recently a 150 lb Sapele 6 foot entrance gate. I have a...
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    Maybe a pic so we can see the style as this...

    Maybe a pic so we can see the style as this likely has some impact on cost and time. A serpentine red elm high boy with carved pediments and custom brasses (not sure such a thing ever existed)...
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    You are about to be marooned on a desert island...

    You are about to be marooned on a desert island that has (amazingly) 120v power and a single outlet. You can bring one tool. It sure isnít going to be a hollow chisel mortiser. (Says the guy who...
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    Well I stand corrected. I have not tried every...

    Well I stand corrected. I have not tried every mortising tool. An oscillating chisel mortiser sounds extremely cool. I looked at some old ones online and they seem like about 3000 lb monsters that...
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    I have owned or tried just about every...

    I have owned or tried just about every conceivable mortising gizmo out there (both Festool dominos, Pantarouter, Multirouter, benchtop and floor standing hollow chisel mortisers, Leigh FMT, Shaper...
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    Felder cf 741 combination machine. Photo is not...

    Felder cf 741 combination machine. Photo is not my shop but it's the same machine.

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    Certainly the "more is better" concept always...

    Certainly the "more is better" concept always applies. However, I think that a 12" jointer and a 20" planer would be hard to beat but very expensive. Honestly, I can't really recall many situations...
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    Well...I feel like this is the start of a 12 step...

    Well...I feel like this is the start of a 12 step program....I have a mortise and tenon "machine" problem. Aside from the usual suspects of chisels, plunge router, drill press, jigs etc. I also have...
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    Craig, You've already gotten a lot of great...

    Craig,

    You've already gotten a lot of great advice so I will keep mine short. I bit the bullet about 10+ years ago and purchase a Felder combination machine. I've been very happy with it and...
  17. Point well taken! Of course, "Vintage" is all the...

    Point well taken! Of course, "Vintage" is all the rage these days...
  18. Thanks David. I've seen several of those types of...

    Thanks David. I've seen several of those types of tours and would agree that we aren't talking about clean rooms and rocket science at all. Obviously they do a lot of the dadoing, grooving and...
  19. Thanks Steve. Appreciate the offer. If the plans...

    Thanks Steve. Appreciate the offer. If the plans aren't available when I call, I may just have to start from scratch and design something from the ground up.

    Rick
  20. Thanks Tim. They are closed on Sundays but I will...

    Thanks Tim. They are closed on Sundays but I will try to call them tomorrow. In today's age, its funny to have a company that doesn't take orders 24/7 and who has a catalog more comprehensive than...
  21. Old tool chest plan sleuthing and the holy grail

    I have gotten into my head the desire to build a large woodworking-oriented Gerstner style chest based on an old woodworking plan drawn up in the early 1980s. Yes - I know there are lots of other...
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    That clearly is a table saw with built in...

    That clearly is a table saw with built in fingernail trimming attachment. You can do both at once.....
  23. Advice needed on marquetry with hide glue

    I am hoping to get some advice on marquetry with hide glue. In the past, I have made several moderately complicated marquetry projects with good success using Titebond cold press glue and a vacuum...
  24. A throat plate like this would be an easy thing...

    A throat plate like this would be an easy thing to 3D print and you could make as many as you wanted should it become damaged. To do so, we would simply need either a series of measurements and...
  25. Laser template for Rockler quadrant hinge shims

    This is a very simple template for laser cutting shims to fit the Rockler small antique quadrant hinge (#48068). I cut these out of veneer on the laser and use them to shim the hinges in cases in...
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