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  1. Pioneering South African AIDS researcher Joseph Sonnabend dies at 88 https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/01/24/pioneering-south-african-aids-researcher-joseph-sonnabend-dies-at-88/
  2. Also, this: https://decider.com/2020/12/06/great-british-baking-show-derry-girls-2020-episode/
  3. Probably most relavent to anyone else who lived in Wisconsin in the 2000's: https://www.packers.com/news/former-packers-gm-ted-thompson-dies-at-68
  4. Doubt it matters much. I think I have a dewalt in mine. Also, shouldn't a shelf for a hand plane utilize said plane during the construction?
  5. and me was a Contax T1/Agfa Ultra 50 user before. Oddly, I never really shot Fuji film. But still interesting.
  6. I found a pair for under $70. And if you can tell the difference between those and something over $1K, the James Randi Educational Foundation will pay you more than enough to buy those expensive cables.
  7. The reason is that as you push the saw from front to back, the blade is lower than the wood*. It is spinning up, and that means that it is cutting by pushing into the stock which makes the wood act as a backer to prevent tearout. But as you get the the end of the cut, the blade is pushing out of the back. With nothing to hold the stock, it tears instead of cuts, which is why you need a fence behind, but not below. * this requires proper technique of pulling the blade all the way toward you, cutting down, then pushing in rather than just chopping.
  8. It will take 20 minutes to do by hand. You probably don't. Add a thin piece of ply on the back of the saw as a sacrificial fence - that will work fine to prevent tear out. The direction the blade moves means that there shouldn't be any issue on the underside of the piece you are cutting.
  9. Unbelievable. A grand for what should be a warranty replacement?
  10. I love those things, btw. I think they are about the best table saw accessory I have found. They are helpful for sheet goods, but where they really shine is in long rips of hardwood. Cutting trim pieces, for instance. as someone whose thumb is still whole because of a sawstop, I would pretty much refuse to touch a non-sawstop table saw.
  11. Can still damage the laser itself, and most likely voids any warranty.
  12. Ftfy 80 is good for cross cutting. Some of that stuff is PVC which creates hydrochloric acid vapor when lasered.
  13. Was the first album I bought with my own money as a kid (quickly followed by Weird Al's In 3D).
  14. The lift is great. Al has one, too. It's made by JessEm but with a few small changes for Incra. I have the rockler cast iron table (the one that works as a table saw wing - not sure if they have another in a more standard size). I think it is fine but not ideal. I bought it so I could use magnetic hold downs and such, but it turns out that the lift plates are aluminum, so the area where a magnet will be helpful is too far from the router. Cast iron is also useful for vibration dampening, but routers are pretty vibration free, so it is not that big of an issue. Where the cast iron was usef
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    Podcast Thread

    This probably renders this thread obsolete, but here's the Atlantic's list of best podcasts https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2020/12/50-best-podcasts-2020/617486/
  16. Too much talk of tools, and not enough of What Are You Building Today? I made a lamp.
  17. RIP Stella Tennant https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-55425816
  18. I've seen them described as the last company making non-digital yet extremely expensive woodworking equipment
  19. Definitely not. But Northfield might still be made here.
  20. Taiwan I think. Basically, most power tools not made in europe (Felder, festool, scm, mafell, a few others) are made in the same factory. There are lots of overlaps and much of the price difference has to do with showrooms, warranty, and service. http://www.geetech.com.tw/index.php/en/strategic-partenrship-e
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