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    When I want to make a weird troll-like little...

    When I want to make a weird troll-like little push block for an unusual situation, I snip off a piece of this:
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    You mean the ends of the_tracks_? Somehow I don't...

    You mean the ends of the_tracks_? Somehow I don't think that's what they were talking about.
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    I see a lot of stuff that's very affordable...

    I see a lot of stuff that's very affordable that's often sold by a guy named Harvey, in the automotive market, we're on a first name basis. Looks like you met him too. (I passed, it would have never...
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    Looks like a flood victim?

    Looks like a flood victim?
  5. Another mark against Abranet.

    Another mark against Abranet.
  6. I would imagine that they already have prototypes...

    I would imagine that they already have prototypes ready to go into production whenever legal gives the word.
  7. If that's the case, this would be a good...

    If that's the case, this would be a good opportunity to swap out the pads for the newer 42-hole Multi-Jetstream 2 pads, which do a better job of dust collection around the edge of the sanding area....
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    You're holding it wrong.

    You're holding it wrong.
  9. What sandpaper are you using? And with what pad?...

    What sandpaper are you using? And with what pad? Festool hard, medium, soft, etc. I use the Festool Ruben sandpaper, typically with a medium pad, along the grain, not substantially skipping grits,...
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    You're referring to the PortaMate 3550, which has...

    You're referring to the PortaMate 3550, which has four swiveling casters. One issue I have with it is ground clearance on uneven floors, which it has very little of. (The SawStop is much better in...
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    Ditto on the SawStop base. I have that, and also...

    Ditto on the SawStop base. I have that, and also some 3500's, and the SawStop base is easily nicer, one toe-tap and you're done; very smooth action. The base size seems typical for a table saw, you...
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    That's a good reason for the homeowner to have an...

    That's a good reason for the homeowner to have an umbrella insurance policy if there are significant assets at stake (like a house or retirement investments, etc.) They are cheap, and are a good line...
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    Moreover, it's not just a matter of their...

    Moreover, it's not just a matter of their intentions. They can be the most benign of people, but what matters is the chain of responsibility, and if the buck stops with _you_ because it happened on...
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    Speaking of which: If you get a referral from one...

    Speaking of which: If you get a referral from one of these sites, ask them if they're insured, and do they have proof of that. My experience is that the answer is often, What? Otherwise, if something...
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    The little hooky-things that Festool sells to...

    The little hooky-things that Festool sells to make longer tracks out of shorter ones, IMO they don't work reliably, it's really the workmanship of risk. It's one of their weaker products. I wouldn't...
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    Vegas, try Vegas. (Put the rest in an index...

    Vegas, try Vegas. (Put the rest in an index fund.)

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/12/style/vegas-wedding-chapels.html
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    I agree completely. It's one (of many) less...

    I agree completely. It's one (of many) less things to leak or break. OTOH, these things can wear from use and start to leak themselves. Which is why you should have a second house-wide shutoff valve...
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    Oh, I hope not. :^) So many planes, so much...

    Oh, I hope not. :^) So many planes, so much suffering, it makes my head hurt. You're on the right track, but this is better done with a scraper. Here's a good one: google "Innovative Tools...
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    If you're cutting these all day long you'll get...

    If you're cutting these all day long you'll get so good at it that you won't need no stinking jig. You say utilitarian. So who cares what it looks like.
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    My thoughts as well. I like the arboretach, but...

    My thoughts as well. I like the arboretach, but it would be nice to have a tool with a bit more sensitivity (I wouldn't go so far as to call it depression, though.) And for the money (80 bucks...
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    Rust is red, not dark. I like patina too, and my...

    Rust is red, not dark. I like patina too, and my older tools have it. Rust is entirely different from patina. It is the fruit of negligence and neglect.
  22. Exactly. I seldom work with plywood or laminates...

    Exactly. I seldom work with plywood or laminates in actual furniture, and for the life of me I still can't figure out how to plane them flat if there is movement or warping. Maybe I'm just getting...
  23. Call me old-fashioned, but I like wooden dowels...

    Call me old-fashioned, but I like wooden dowels for this. Cheap, effective, and very traditional. The formica, OTOH, weirds me out a little bit. Is this a potting table?
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    I have an Amazon Fire TV Cube, and if you treat...

    I have an Amazon Fire TV Cube, and if you treat her right, she's capable of a lot more than I originally gave her credit for. It works surprisingly well, voice commands and all that (if you can...
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    They just feel good. There's a lot of pleasure...

    They just feel good. There's a lot of pleasure there. Should there be any other reason? But more practically, they protect you from the vicissitudes of wood movement affecting how the drawer opens...
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