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  1. All, I have been watching table saw improvements on YouTube all day (I got sucked in). I just discovered that the Vega Pros have micro adjusters. Seems like a very nice feature especially when I find myself trying to shave things all the time. As @Grandpadave52 suggested, I have been on craigslist looking for a throw away that might have a better fence system. Fred
  2. Hello all, I have an inherited Craftsman 113 from my Grandpa, to my dad and now mine. I have restored and it works pretty great for my weekend adventures. This past week I have finally gotten fed up with stock rip fence and I am wondering what your opinions are for the Delta T3 rip fence as a replacement. Thank you.
  3. I am a generalized web programmer for several non-profits so the only thing I can be sure of is that it was Windows 10. This morning I tried it in the test area on Chrome and it worked. Lord knows which browser I could be in. I use them all for testing on my other sites. My workhorse is Chrome
  4. I will have to try that out. I thought I did just that in another post on here but it just showed the link in the reply. More to learn I guess.
  5. Ron, go look at @John Morris original post here. In the original post here, it appears he inserted a quote from a completely different post. Even if I go to one of my old post, I do not see how to bring it here to be quoted. I can copy a link over here. I know this probably needs to be moved to the tutorial section but John's original post is serving as an example of the question.
  6. I know how to use the quote button, evidenced here. However, it looks like they might have been quoting something from a completely different post. How do you do that?
  7. How did you guys get the header for other posts embedded in your post?
  8. I continued working on organizing and arranging http://thepatriotwoodworker.com/topic/18954-continuing-to-organize/
  9. @knotscott, Thanks for the recommendations but that is a bit too formal for what I am after.
  10. Here snipe snipe snipe, come on snipe snipe snip
  11. I suppose I could half-lap the butt joints. I also kind of like the breadboard end treatment. I suppose if I made tongue and groove joints the butt end joints wouldn't matter much at all other than possible shrinkage. When done the top will be gloss black poly to match the other office furniture.
  12. Just as @Fred W. Hargis, Jr said, I think all of the big box John Deere are all the same product with different model number by store name.
  13. I am not sure that Sylvania is completely off shored. There are several factories in Seymour Indiana. If memory serves, one of the factories was for car light bulbs. I don't know about the others but they were all light factories. 732 B Ave E, Seymour, IN 47274 Likewise Grote industries is another American company and is in Madison, Indiana http://www.grote.com/
  14. Ah wait a minute. Can you biscuit joint a but joint? Could there be another tool in my future? Although I like the finger joint idea.
  15. When I build stuff, I like it to have a story? See this top will be made from the Leftovers of the lamps I built for the wife.
  16. Eww. I didn't think of it this way. I need to do a sketchup to figure out exactly what I need.
  17. Nomination for best advice because I could buy a new bit for the router.
  18. Hello all, I have finally accumulated enough solid wood to build a custom bookcase. The wood i have for the top is not long enought. I want to glue it up to make the top but how do I handle the butt ends?
  19. @lew The kick in the pants is that I had the push block ready, all I had to do was pick it up and use it. I was once told that we all start out with two bags. One named luck, the other named experience. The object of the game is to fill up the experience bag before the luck bag runs empty.
  20. I am continuing my effort to organize my garage/shop to make it easier to do projects and woodworking. Today I made french cleat hanger above my workbench for a pre-cut 24"x48" pegboard. I also completed a little shelf to put the battery chargers on and get them thar darn things off my bench. The only reason I am posting is to provide an example of how I hung the pegboard. I made a frame the size of the pegboard with the end pieces extending out of the top to provide a hanger for the pegboard from the french cleat. Because the french cleat was higher than I wanted the pegboard I had to extend those pieces to make the pegboard low enough. The frame is made out of 3/4" plywood 2" wide. The joints are butt joints with pocket screws and glue. From the pictures below you may see that I braced the hanger with some corner braces. Having most of my stuff on french cleats allows me to reorganize and move things. I am glad I have done this because it has been really handy. What did I learn: I should have drawn the project before I executed.; I wound up cutting the french cleat shorter than I wanted but I was able to accommodate the mistake. I should have cut one more 2" strip to use as a spacer at the bottom of the pegboard which offsets the frame the thickness of the wall-mounted french cleat. I used leftover blocks as spacers. It works but not ask neat as I'd like. Using 2" strips as the frame results in the loss of two rows of pegboard holes on each edge. Look before you drill. When pre-drilling the holes to mount the pegboard to the frame I hit a pocket screw and destroyed my brad-point drill bit. Pegboard hooks and accessories use to come with an extra little nib on them to help hold them in place. Now they come with little plastic clips. DO NOT install the clips before you are certain you have the hook where you want it. The clips are a pain to get out. SAFETY NOTE! When ripping wood, hang onto that piece between the fence and the blade. I had a momentary lapse of concentration and a 2"x48" strip shot off the table saw like a missile. It missed the motorcycle by mere inches and done a number on one of the garage door pivot hinges. If I had been in front of it, I am guessing it would have hurt like the dickens. Enjoy.
  21. I would love to have a whole house attic fan in the house. We had one when I was growing up and the breeze through the open windows was very nice. However, if you didn't have enough windows open it would suck the drapes off the windows. If I remember correctly, we also had one of those turbine fans on the house. I think they work on thermodynamics. If the attic is hot the fan turns due to the escaping heat. It could also turn due to wind. I am not sure but I think you have to have soffett vents for them to be effective. If you have peak vents or dormer vents they don't work so well
  22. Colder than Northern Virginia, say it isn't so. Thanks for the input. Since I got things insulated I am using an oil filled heater that is doing a pretty good job of heating the place up. I would still like to get something that taps into the natural gas because it is much cheaper and I think I could get it a bit warmer on the cold days. Right now, it's just not in the cards or the budget.
  23. @Allen Worsham, Dang it, I like your design better. I was a bit worried about solid wood and not being able to see all of the stock.
  24. I thought pocket screws were cool. Are they not the best method? Teach me oh wize one.

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