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  1. Volksdad

    Dewalt DW735

    I’m having trouble with my 735 as well. Kind of similar to yours. Did you figure out what the problem is?
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    Roubo workbench complete.

    Beautiful bench. Love the grain, and how it pops.
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    Farm table build

    Thanks for sharing. Love the bowl to match. Excellent work.
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    Finished bench

    Looks beautiful! Good job!
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    Arts and Crafts Dresser project

    Wow! Amazing work. Great piece. Your workbench (in the photos) looked pretty nice too.
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    Finished up a side table

    Looks good! Nice work.
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    3/4” or 1” bench dogs holes?

    I exchanged my bit for a 3/4” one and found five blue nylon dogs for I think 6 or 7 bucks. I’m sure I could save a couple bucks making them but I think that’s pretty inexpensive. I have not drilled the holes yet because I redid my clamp rack. I’ll need the clamps to work neatly. The shop is...
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    OMG - Captial City Lumber

    Wow- I didn't know the hardwood store was that much less expensive! Good to know!
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    3/4” or 1” bench dogs holes?

    Thanks guys- especially to Dan for all the great pics. Like I said this is my first workbench- and I wasn’t sure about some details. Having never used dogs or a bench before, I was relying on some conflicting blogs on the net that argued about the strength of 3/4 dogs. Clearly there is no...
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    New Resident and Member in KNightdale

    Welcome! You’ll love it down here. (I moved from Brooklyn in 2003.) It is much warmer! +1 to Klingspor in Cary.
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    Did I show you

    Nice work!
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    3/4” or 1” bench dogs holes?

    Thanks Dennis, but My messy shop is a work in progress.... I am getting there, lol. I bought ash for the edge banding from Klingspor. I also bought some hard maple to make a vise. I have a lot of 14” long 3/4” thick stainless steel threaded rod along with the nuts and washers. My plan is to...
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    3/4” or 1” bench dogs holes?

    I am finishing up a new workbench made from 3 layers of 1” MDF. Does anyone have a suggestion on what width bench dog holes I should use?
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    Biscuit Thickness vs Biscuit Jointer Blade Kerf

    Charles: 1 no. The slot needs to be wider than the biscuit. When the joint is done it will be tight. The biscuit swells with the application of a water based glue. The pressure of the swollen biscuit along with the glue strength makes the strong joint. 2 it should be loose when dry and...
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    New Year giveaway

    Phil: Thanks for giving us all the chance to share in your generosity. I could use some mahogany crown or trim. I'm just interested in repurposing the wood for small projects- so I don't really need a specific amount or anything.
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    Need ideas on laying out a garage shop.

    I have finally enclosed my 10'x12' shed, so i am moving all the things in my garage out to store in the shed. I am looking for ideas on laying out a Garage shop, and thought some of you might be able to point me to some helpful articles or websites on the internet. If you know of any...
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    Makita 9.6v stick batteries

    Ace Hardware has OEM Makita...http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1295058&KPID=976496&cid=CAPLA:G:Shopping_-_Power_Tool_Accessories&pla=pla_976496&k_clickid=4295f006-b90f-4adb-809d-a903580b53b6&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1MHH3vXM1gIVRgOGCh1FUg3dEAYYByABEgLFI_D_BwE So does Amazon. I...
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    Happy Birthday Hank Merkle

    Belated Happy Birthday wished to you my friend. Hope it was great!
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    Getting back in the groove

    Awesome work Greg!

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