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01-12-2013 11:37 PM

Chip breaker question - 2 replies

Based on all the recent articles on the subject I have decide to reshape the chip breaker on my 409 to an 80 deg bevel. I believe this will work ok for a dedicated smoother. I don’t think it would work so well for another # 4 I use for general bench work or on my # 5 ’s or my # 6 that I use as a jointer. I would like to hear some opi...

07-10-2012 05:45 PM

How do you see your projects - 26 replies

After having numerous conversations with my wife on how I see a project before I start it I want to pose this question.When you are planning a project do you see the finished project in your minds eye before you start or do you have to sketch it or make a drawing of it before you can see it. For myself I see the whole thing complete before I do ...

07-02-2012 08:36 PM

Keeping the ability to do what we love, woodworking - 13 replies

Some of us start to loose the ability to do something we like and need to adapt our work area to help us out. For myself I have some severe back problems that limit my time in my shop to sessions of an hour or so. If I do something I should not do it could be days before I can get back on a project. I had t o retire because of it and I don’...

06-12-2012 06:35 PM

Dust collection suggestions - 4 replies

I am a new member so I hope I am posting the question in the right forum. I will be the owner of a dust deputy in the next few days. I purchased it after reading on this site and others about dust collection. I realize that a safety device will get used when it is easy to use it. I have a small space to work in and have to share it with a vehicl...


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