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    Rich Riddle

    Why Not Convert to Metric?

    Thread Starter: Rich Riddle

    I have a Hammer slider with a metric system installed on the fence. It's actually a much easier way to cut things and even build. Why haven't we simply adopted the metric system in the USA? It would prove much easier to figure fractions for those folks who are fraction challenged.

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    george wilson

    Why don't you use ceramic stones?

    Thread Starter: george wilson

    Maybe I got lucky. My flattening of the White stone took about an hour,using a used diamond stone. It was slightly out of flat,and had a fuzzy spot of ceramic that had to go. I have seen pictures of "sawn" looking ceramic stones by Spyderco(my brand),but haven't encountered one personally. I got...

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    Rich Engelhardt

    Freehand curve cut on a tablesaw?

    Thread Starter: Rich Engelhardt

    http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/video/0,,20924478,00.html Tom Silva's using the table saw to freehand cut @ 57 seconds into the video. I'd think this is a good way to be force fed a piece of material - - but - - this is TOH & Tom Silva.....:confused::confused:

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    Johanna Johanson

    Considering a jointer

    Thread Starter: Johanna Johanson

    After viewing Chris Schwartz's videos, I am seriously considering adding a jointer plane (I have two jack planes and several smothers). However, I am concerned about the size and weight of a jointer. I am small (5'2") and getting rather old, so I'm not as strong as I used to be. My choices are...

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    Stanley Covington

    Part Deux - The Gennou BTS

    Thread Starter: Stanley Covington

    I am starting a new thread because I need to add a significant amount of new information to my older gennou thread, but if I just appended the old thread, most people would just blow it off as more chitchat. So here goes. History We all grew up using hammers with handles designed to fit a...

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    Allan Speers

    Chipmunks! How to get rid of them?

    Thread Starter: Allan Speers

    Long story short: We have a HUUUGE family of chipmunks that now live all around our house. I guess it keeps them safe from predators. They aren't cute anymore, causing a lot of damage to the lawn, shrubs, etc. Ca anyone suggest the "best" way of eliminating them? I don't care about keeping...

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