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    Ed Gibbons

    Ouch--Getting Saw Stop

    Thread Starter: Ed Gibbons

    Spent some time in the ER and ended up seeing a hand surgeon. Just nicked the tip of my finger. Didn't look pretty but prognosis is good. Surgeon said that most table saw injuries happen after years of operation. Rookies are more focused but experienced woodworkers become too comfortable. I fit...

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    Mike Henderson

    Hot Hide Glue Question

    Thread Starter: Mike Henderson

    When I do a project such as a chest of drawers, I usually use half blind dovetails to attach the bottom to the sides. I'm attempting to learn more about hot hide glue and want to do a project using it. Note the word "hot" for the hide glue. I'm not looking to use liquid hide glue, I want to use...

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    Allen Bookout

    Are these wood prices out of line?

    Thread Starter: Allen Bookout

    I need to find a place to buy good wood. I live about twenty miles north of Fort Myers Florida and Alva Hardwoods east of Fort Myers is about the only supplier around here that I know of. I would think that there would be some suppliers in the Tampa area but if these prices are reasonable I would...

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    Terry Thillemann

    Impact driver for cabinet building

    Thread Starter: Terry Thillemann

    What's a good impact driver for building cabinets, assembling workbenches, etc.? I had my eye on the Dewalt dcf895d2 but am going to buy the Festool 150/5 and vacuum soon so I was wondering how the Festool driver stacked up. The Festool comparison video I found on YouTube was fairly old so I'm...

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    Frederick Skelly

    Did oldtime craftsman flatten their plane irons?

    Thread Starter: Frederick Skelly

    This morning I found myself wondering how much of our sharpening ritual is modern "druthers". Specifically, did our ancestors spend much time flattening and polishing the back of plane irons and chisels to a mirror finish? Or did they get them "sorta flat", polish to maybe the equivalent of 220...

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    Rick Fisher

    Building dream shop, need clever ideas

    Thread Starter: Rick Fisher

    Hello. We recently sold our house and are building a new one. As part of this, I am able to build my own woodworking shop. The zoning on the lot only allows for 985sf. So .. I'm building the shop 985 sf. I want as few regrets as possible. So far, this is what I've arranged. ...

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