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    Well, obviously the first thing to do is free up...

    Well, obviously the first thing to do is free up the the wasted space full of exercise equipment and replace it with hand planes and other Neanderthal tools and get your workout the old fashioned...
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    Push sticks are like tape measures, rulers, and...

    Push sticks are like tape measures, rulers, and safety glasses. It is best to saturate the shop with them, so there are always a few handy and within reach. I think I have something like 10 push...
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    For the effort you are going through, I'd run at...

    For the effort you are going through, I'd run at least 60 amps of 240V out there. That is plenty for a one person shop running a 3HP table saw, 3HP dust collector, air compressor, lights, etc. ...
  4. 1/8 chisels are kind of handy, so picking one up...

    1/8 chisels are kind of handy, so picking one up isn't a bad idea. That said in a pinch, grinding an old screwdriver works if you don't burn the temper out, or so I have heard:)
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    I got my 14" cast iron Delta new in 1996. It has...

    I got my 14" cast iron Delta new in 1996. It has only been detensioned for blade changes. It works as well today as it did when I bought it 25 years ago. I have never broken a blade; blade changes...
  6. As long as the cut was mostly straight it should...

    As long as the cut was mostly straight it should be fine. If it has a long gentle curve the jointer may have a tendency of following the curve. I typically use the bandsaw to remove those types of...
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    It could have been one of the things, it could...

    It could have been one of the things, it could have been a combination, or it could have just been a board that was a SOB. Sometimes you get boards that are just fine on one side and chock full of...
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    The boards in the initial picture are clearly not...

    The boards in the initial picture are clearly not made from fine quartersawn wood. If anything they look like they are made of scraps, and not high quality ones either. I do think the dovetailed...
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    Is the edge of the maple against the featherboard...

    Is the edge of the maple against the featherboard rough? That may be giving you a lot of drag. If that WWII blade is clean and sharp, it isn't the problem. I have one on my 3HP Unisaw, and I...
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    Check if the wood is flat after being ripped, or...

    Check if the wood is flat after being ripped, or if it has any curve. If it is not completely flat, it may be that the wood has internal tension that is being relieved. Soft maple tends to be a...
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    I just use the off-the-shelf DNA from...

    I just use the off-the-shelf DNA from Menards/Home Depot. I don't have any problems with it. MN is basically limited to 80% (160 proof), so hootch isn't an option here, and I'm not driving 70 miles...
  12. I had a blue Craftsman jig saw, so probably '30s...

    I had a blue Craftsman jig saw, so probably '30s based on the color and the decal fonts. The (pot?) metal head that held the top part of the up down mechanism had cracked so I replaced it with a...
  13. The oldest machine I use actively is a circa 1948...

    The oldest machine I use actively is a circa 1948 Delta drill press. It is the floor model style, but with the bench base. My dad got it originally from 3M for $5 and spent more money than a new...
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    It depends on the intended use of the bench.

    My Scandinavian style bench has the expected maple top, which works well with pounding and the occasional chisel ding.

    My assembly bench is a...
  15. Note that while water borne finishes are usually...

    Note that while water borne finishes are usually less toxic, that doesn't mean they are non-toxic.

    I'm more sensitive to some of the components of water borne than oil solvent based. I am...
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    I have the 3HP Dust Gorilla from a dozen years...

    I have the 3HP Dust Gorilla from a dozen years ago. I believe I went with Oneida over Grizzly due to some kind of mounting consideration in my old shop. Also at the time, I used bags and Oneida had...
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    If there is, it isn't big enough to worry about. ...

    If there is, it isn't big enough to worry about. If anything the 6-6-4 probably has less turbulence, but again not enough to worry about. I'd use the 6-6-4 so you have one less fitting to buy and...
  18. Fisch Replacement Mortise Auger Bit Source?

    Hi folks,

    Does anyone know where to get replacement auger bits for Fisch mortise chisels? The reason I ask should be obvious:)

    I'm specifically looking for 1/4 inch.

    Thanks!
  19. That looks kind of neat, but I could see how it...

    That looks kind of neat, but I could see how it would be difficult to compete against the lower-quality-but-adequate $20 Harbor Freight version.

    Rockler appears to have some similarly over...
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    Unless you are specifically going after a hand...

    Unless you are specifically going after a hand planed look (e.g. intentionally leaving plane marks), there is no disgrace in using sandpaper. Note that this is coming from someone that owns at least...
  21. It says it is for a granary, so I'm wondering if...

    It says it is for a granary, so I'm wondering if the walls needs to resist some kind of outward thrust, maybe that part of the building is where the grain is stored? It seems like a lot of extra...
  22. I don't know about least desirable; I made a lot...

    I don't know about least desirable; I made a lot of furniture in my poorer days from framing lumber and #2 and #3:) The main issue is that it typically is only dried to 19% moisture content. That...
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    I've got the same thing with General Finishes. I...

    I've got the same thing with General Finishes. I always hear about Target Coatings on here, but my Rockler is fifteen minutes away, and they have nearly everything General makes on the shelf.
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    I did a similar one a couple months ago. I think...

    I did a similar one a couple months ago. I think it was one of his recipes. I need to make sure I remember, as I need to replicate it for more furniture in that room:) This one is more reddish, as...
  25. Menards has 4x9 OSB off the shelf here; I used it...

    Menards has 4x9 OSB off the shelf here; I used it when I built my shop around 10 years ago. 4x10 is special order, same lead time, about 5 days. It seems to me though that I have seen 4x10 in the...
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