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Blog entry by cutworm posted 737 days ago 2924 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In Home Depot. They had a 4×8 3/4” melamine sheet with a 2” chip on one side. 75% off so I got it. Made a crosscut sled for the TS and a circle cutting jig for the bandsaw. Both turned out well. Tried out the circle cutter. Sweet. Really good day today. Still have most of the sheet left. Small victories. But they are victories just the same. Icing on the cake – I had bought a CMT blade for the TS a while back. Put it on and WOW. I swear the saw is quieter now on top of cutting better.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"



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chrisstef

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#1 posted 737 days ago

My wife told me told “Ya know, you were right”

Chris Stef 1
Mrs. Chris Stef – 0

Its the little things …..

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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crashn

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#2 posted 736 days ago

Wish my wife would incorporate that into her vocabulary!

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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DIYaholic

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#3 posted 736 days ago

I woke up breathing!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Mosquito

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#4 posted 736 days ago

Yesterday I was cutting a rabbet on the side of a panel that was going to be in a raised panel door. I didn’t double check my depth stop from after making the practice piece a few days earlier. By the time I was done, the material that was left was only about 1/8” thick, instead of 1/4” like I intended. I broke it off, but as it turned out, I had 2 scrap pieces of red oak (panel was Poplar) that were 1/4” thick, and 1 1/2” wide. So I cut another 1” wide, 1/4” deep rabbet on the back of the panel on each side, and then glued the red oak in those rabbets, and planed the width to fit the door frame. The back looks a little funky, but hey, it’s a shop piece, so I’ll get over it :-)

I guess you would say that my small victory was that I was able to fix the mistake with out having to remake the panel. And I even used a few scraps on the way :-)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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Arlin Eastman

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#5 posted 736 days ago

I guess my small victory is I went in for surgery for a brain tumor on 13 July and they found it was only a bone splinter about 2”x3/8”. The rest of the info is in Off Topics

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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cutworm

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#6 posted 736 days ago

I’d say that’s a little more than small Arlin. I’d call that a life changing victory.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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Mosquito

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#7 posted 736 days ago

I would agree with cutworm…

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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cutworm

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#8 posted 736 days ago

That’s a win Chris’s.
And I’d hate to wake up any other way Randy.
I have my fair share of defeats in the shop so pretty much anything short of disaster is a victory for me.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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DIYaholic

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#9 posted 736 days ago

Arlin,
Like cutworm said, that ain’t small!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Arlin Eastman

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#10 posted 736 days ago

Thank You my friends, with everything going south lately I felt that was at least agood step North.

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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BigTiny

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#11 posted 735 days ago

I woke up this morning. To me, every day I don’t wake up dead is a victory.

Plan ahead like you were immortal but live like you were to die tonight. Recipe for a good life.

Paul

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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