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09-05-2012 05:29 PM

video I found on line about a boat builder - 8 replies

Here is the link The video is a bit self-important but that doesn’t change the fact that the work is amazing.

09-04-2012 09:32 PM

Clamps? Bessey, Jorgensen, Jet, nothing? - 6 replies

Parallel clamps- I have been thinking of getting some because they look damn useful. I have checked out the Bessey clamps and did not like how they closed. I have been using a combination of quick clamps and pipe clamps and they work, but clamp and glue work can be a pain. I have read the reviews on this site and everyone likes all of these c...

08-25-2012 08:53 PM

Help with a Kreg pocket hole system - 16 replies

In advance, thank you for your help-I know how a pocket hole system works in theory… but not how they are actually used. This matters because I went ahead and, at a garage sale, picked up this: I have no idea if I am missing pieces or not. Clearly the previous owner mounted it to a table (the center part with the clamp and the two...

08-20-2012 11:20 PM

Should I buy a Table Saw? Not which - 61 replies

First off, this is not a “I am scared of a TS because it is dangerous so I don’t want one” thread. I respect table saws and will always make the safe choice, sometimes that means a TS cut and sometimes that means a miter saw or a router table (which may not be safer, depending on the cut). My “problem” is that I h...

08-17-2012 08:38 PM

Advice on how to taper without a thicknesser? - 4 replies

The project I am working on requires 4 circle-ish shapes that are about 6 inches in diameter and the thickness tapers from 3/4” to 1/32” or so. I am using poplar because this part will not be seen, but it will act as a spacer between two pieces of oak. If that was not clear, perhaps this would help: If I had a thickness planner I w...

08-14-2012 09:34 PM

Interesting Craig's List Find - 20 replies

I found this ad on craigslist with the attached pictures. I am tempted to make the drive out to take a look. Because someone will ask, I believe the seller wants $500 for the lot of ‘em.

08-08-2012 09:50 AM

how many 220s do you need/wish you had? - 29 replies

The title is somewhat self explanatory. I plan on adding some electrical soon and can’t decide how many 220s I will want.. I figure at least 3 will leave me with options. What do you guys think?

08-08-2012 08:08 AM

Mountain Shed, Fir and Redwood - 8 replies

Old growth Fir and Redwood, most of it was milled on site. There is a fun background story that would take far too long to tell, but the short version is that a place was needed to store some equipment, so why not overbuild a storage shed right?Figured some here would appreciate it.

08-07-2012 07:35 AM

Only sort of off topic -sawstop politics - 0 replies

So I just learned that Das Williams, the CA state assembly man who brought the bill “active injury mitigation technology” (read: sawstop) on all saws sold after January 1, 2015, received $2,500 for his campaign from SD3 LLC, you know, saw stop. That’s politics for you.

08-06-2012 08:35 AM

A streamlined shop, New tools, not dream tools - aka to festool or not - 11 replies

I am starting to put some power tools in my shop, but I am trying to avoid buying cheap tools where I would regret the purchase after a year. Recently I didn’t purchase an old radial arm saw because I realized that while it can do lots of things: cross-cuts, miters, tennons, some dado work, ect… I would likely have other tools that ...

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