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    I read some of your previous posts on this Derek,...

    I read some of your previous posts on this Derek, and you convinced me...

    Thanks for flagging.
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    Roughly 24wd x 20dp

    Roughly 24wd x 20dp
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    Then in parallel with all this, finished up a...

    Then in parallel with all this, finished up a couch frame I was making to match a morris chair project I did a while back. Will update that once the fabric is done but the frame went together...
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    So that gets the front of the vise roughly layed...

    So that gets the front of the vise roughly layed out. For the back I decided to run some Delrin bushings right on the OD of the lead screw itself. I am not sure how it will do but again some pieces...
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    I had some 1/2" grounded rod laying around so cut...

    I had some 1/2" grounded rod laying around so cut some nubs from it as shafts, and went ahead and invested the $4 in some brass bushings. Turned down the end of the lead screw. made a bushing to fit...
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    Then as is often the case for me, the project...

    Then as is often the case for me, the project digressed. Note I have kids (always blame it on kids! :) ). And my two daughters (11 and 13) show an interest in engineering type stuff so I want to...
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    Well as with most all of my projects, they go...

    Well as with most all of my projects, they go slowly as I find bits of time here and there to work in teh shop. But some progress updates:

    I grabbed some hardware from another SMC member, without...
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    +1 This is my advice as well. A used cabinet...

    +1 This is my advice as well. A used cabinet style Delta, Powermatic, or Grizzly can all serve you well and recoup the $ if you upgrade later.

    Additional fixtures you may end up with on the...
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    I have had good experience with Tools Today. ...

    I have had good experience with Tools Today.

    The 4-14 groover range is the one I use the most (cutting grooves for panels). I have this one: ...
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    I agree, my first inclination was if a decent,...

    I agree, my first inclination was if a decent, sharp planer would work. Possibly a shelix head if straight knives are not smooth enough.
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    If you end up sanding the edges, I would look at an oscillating edge sander. Laying the pieces flat on a table against an oscillating belt would be night and day improvement over your current...
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    Thanks Bill, I did read that one. There are a...

    Thanks Bill, I did read that one. There are a lot of posts on the topic, so starting one of my own to go with the build process. Will add updates as I go.
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    Moxon vise/bench design phase

    I am in the planning stage. I like most of what is described in this post: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMpqhpgxzPE

    But some questions for those using the moxon vise: Some I have seen use a...
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    I painted a small low traffic area of my basement...

    I painted a small low traffic area of my basement with one of the DIY kits. It has held up 8 years now, looks good.

    An alternative to paint might be vinyl tiles. I did my shop with these and it...
  15. I don't have an answer for you, but have shared...

    I don't have an answer for you, but have shared some of your frustration with keeping nice tools from rusting. Frequent use is the best remedy.

    One thing I did for tools that are less frequently...
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    Late to this thread, but I wonder if another...

    Late to this thread, but I wonder if another option is something like the Woodrat. It is nothing more than a way to hold your router while moving the piece underneath. Put a digital readout on it...
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    Any update on how it went? Pictures are ideal....
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    Sent you a pm on this

    Sent you a pm on this
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    I would look at adding MLV (suspended if...

    I would look at adding MLV (suspended if possible) or likely the double drywall works as well - mass is good. Other good advice/experiences here, chase any openings, 'windows' essentially anything...
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    I have the I-box jig and think its slick. Finger...

    I have the I-box jig and think its slick. Finger joints, repeatable, quick, in any size.
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    I read your post a couple times. My $.02 1) ...

    I read your post a couple times. My $.02

    1) Yep, just get to building it. Dont stress about whether it will come out 'perfect', because over time what is perfect for you is likely to drift a...
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    I have the cordless version of this Makita set. For a trim router (where excessive power is not needed), I very much like the cordless feature and can recommend this Makita
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    +1 on all this. As an engineer, I appreciate...

    +1 on all this.

    As an engineer, I appreciate when something comes out technically 'perfect' (never really does!). But some of the pieces that get the most compliments from others, are ones that...
  24. I have the incra system. And one of the earlier...

    I have the incra system. And one of the earlier Leigh jigs. And a woodrat (with DRO).

    Honestly I just cut them by hand these days. Sometimes I will run the tails on the wood rat.

    The Leigh...
  25. I have had the Festool ETS EC 150/5 EQ (thats a...

    I have had the Festool ETS EC 150/5 EQ (thats a lot of letters!)

    Have owned it for about 6 months now, and very much like it.

    I see no benefit to a smaller pad, so went with the 6".

    I see...
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