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    SMC at its best!

    SMC at its best!
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    Thanks Randy for posting this. I am also...

    Thanks Randy for posting this. I am also considering the Oliver over the DeWalt and would appreciate hearing from others who actually own and use this machine.
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    Thanks Johnny!

    Thanks Johnny!
  4. I also avoid rubbing wet glue with a damp rag. I...

    I also avoid rubbing wet glue with a damp rag. I think it just rubs glue into the pores. I'm in the "remove glue while it's rubbery" camp. I bought a Veritas flush plane a couple of years ago and...
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    Hey Johnny, if youíre willing to share, Iím...

    Hey Johnny, if youíre willing to share, Iím curious about how you use your domino in the construction of small boxes. Thanks
  6. I have the same issue. I covered the table with...

    I have the same issue. I covered the table with blue tape, a crude fix, but it seems to work.
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    Oliver has a benchtop planer with a helical head....

    Oliver has a benchtop planer with a helical head. The guys at my local woodcraft store prefer it to the Dewalt and claim it is quieter. I have no experience with either machine. Just passing it...
  8. Rockler sells butler tray hinges. Later edit:...

    Rockler sells butler tray hinges.

    Later edit: sorry, Rockler hinges are round.
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    Sticky: I will order a couple. Thanks Keith!

    I will order a couple. Thanks Keith!
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    My sister bought me one of these at least 15...

    My sister bought me one of these at least 15 years ago. I use it all the time. Fantastic!
  11. Thanks Paul and Bill. I have a low-end Leigh...

    Thanks Paul and Bill. I have a low-end Leigh dovetail jig I've never used, but if I do I'll try the mirror trick. I currently do dovetails by hand (my best ones look like they were cut by a clumsy...
  12. Using a mirror to improve box joint cuts on router table

    This technique might be of interest to some so I've decided to post it. I've started using an inexpensive shaving mirror to reflect the business side of my box joint jig on the router table so that I...
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    Sawmill Creek Mug? Sign me up!

    Keith Outten wrote, "...I offered SawMill Creek coffee mugs several years ago. Sadly my dye-sub printer no longer works but I can probably take orders and find a company who will make mugs for us if...
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    This is the ONLY forum I frequent. Thank you...

    This is the ONLY forum I frequent. Thank you Keith and all the moderators for keeping it civil. And of course SMC provides a wealth of information. I am currently working my way through the old...
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    I don't know where the HF nailers are...

    I don't know where the HF nailers are manufactured, but I have two main criteria when buying tools: decent quality (greater pleasure using) and not made by totally repressive regimes. Fortunately,...
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    A good post Jim and very timely for me. A...

    A good post Jim and very timely for me. A Witherby I bought on eBay arrived yesterday. I have a Buck Bros. and a PEXTO on their way. I initially wanted to order some premium modern chisels, but the...
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    Thanks Michael and Jim. I hadn't thought about...

    Thanks Michael and Jim. I hadn't thought about the tooth configuration of spiral blades. I'll try your suggestions. I'm sure I'll come up with a method that works for me.
    Cheers, Gordon.
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    6.5" spiral coping saw blades?

    When cutting dovetails, I use a coping saw to clean out the waste. I always struggle a little "turning the corner" at the bottom of the socket and thought a spiral blade might be the answer. But I...
  19. ...not normally considered a power tool... Ha!...

    ...not normally considered a power tool... Ha! That was fantastic.
  20. I'll have to agree with what several others have...

    I'll have to agree with what several others have posted: for me it's a hand-held router, particularly my trim router. It looks cute but has the heart of a killer. It's like holding a Tasmanian devil...
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    Unfortunately I suspect most of the people who...

    Unfortunately I suspect most of the people who will read this thread are already retired or about to be retired. But a successful retirement starts long before that last day at work. As the old...
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    I want to second Derek's shout-out for Sampson...

    I want to second Derek's shout-out for Sampson Boat Company. My wife and I have been watching it faithfully since the first episode (an episode is published every 2 weeks). The shipwright work is...
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    Ha! This reminded me I have one somewhere, still...

    Ha! This reminded me I have one somewhere, still in the package, unopened, probably hidden in the drawer where I keep "things I read about in a woodworking magazine, bought, and then never used". I'm...
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    Great pics. I love the look of a well-used bench!

    Great pics. I love the look of a well-used bench!
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    Hi Bryan, The Guild of Oregon Woodworkers in...

    Hi Bryan, The Guild of Oregon Woodworkers in Portland has an SAC CS4 Sliding Table Saw. Not a minimax, obviously, but if you want to see a sliding table saw in action, they can probably walk you...
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