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  1. Tired of fucking around with dealers with shortages or price increases. Tomorrow buying either the X3 M Competition or a loaded Rubicon in stock locally. Just trade them in on a Lightning in 2022-2023.
  2. I’ll respond to that with a meme I stole from Zach.
  3. Sales manager decided to add a $10k market adjustment fee to the red truck so I told them to fuck off and I am planning what I will do to them the next time I am in Texas. Now I either get a vehicle that will lose little value for a year and pick up a Ford next year or get the BMW and just stick with a tiny, fast SUV. Biggest drawback to the M Competition is I am not sure the stealth hitch that works on it will have enough clearance to actually tow a trailer with the low rider or if it is just for hitch mounted bike carriers/etc.
  4. Trying to work out a deal on this, that will actually get me to Texas for mom’s B-Day just in time for it to arrive at the dealer which is about an hour from their house.
  5. Went and test drove a back-up option if I cannot find a nicer F-150.
  6. Cannot even find anything in Texas now. The ones around here that have anything not low end in stock have started adding a $5k market adjustment price to everything.
  7. Officially updated the build. Truck was built on the 27th of April and will now sit in a parking lot until August waiting for fucking chips for delivery in September. Time to cancel and fly to Texas to buy a truck.
  8. Not sure which news you are referring to, but why would I want one of those hooptys?
  9. Probably spoke too soon. The Ford tracking site is now updating for people and those with trucks built in March that have been sitting in a parking lot ever since are getting delivery dates of August. Looks like might need to go choose something else new to buy as the chips are catching up. My delivery will probably be pushed to 2022 at this rate.
  10. Building the world’s least efficient hardwood cutoff storage cabinet. Really needed the drawers above it so instead of doing the typical, proper, vertical cabinet, I went half-assed and threw all the sticks in a big drawer with sheets goods held behind the cabinet against the wall. Oh Yeah, the reason for the uneven overhang is I am going to mount the Wilton Woodworking vice on the one side and needed all the clearance. Oh Yeah Part Two, I also FINALLY got around to hanging the small French cleat panel I made way back. The craftsmanship in these holders in embarrassing.
  11. Happy Belated Shelly, looks like it was pretty damned happy. 🙂
  12. Looks like the chips did not impact my order. Mine will be here in two weeks, about a month and a half earlier than I expected.
  13. All of my research led to liquid nails as the thing to do for attaching this. Silicone is what is preferred but since these will be moved around, etc. everything said not to use silicone as it is best for static cabinets, etc.
  14. Attempt #1 in gluing quartz to wood. Definitely should have worked with the handplane before attempting this glue up. Not sure how well it is going to work. Also hung up the clampseses.
  15. The amount of lumber I would waste trying to figure out how to properly do those joints in unfathomable. That thing is awesome.
  16. Sorry it is going back to Grizzly. I decided they needed to eat the cost for shipping out such shit. Shipped out with a thin styrofoam packing that was broken into a thousand pieces when I got it. Going back in the same fucking packaging.
  17. Put the jointer together. It is garbage. I am not even willing to turn it on while I am the same room with it as everything about it is so cheap and poorly designed. Going to just put it out with recycling next week, I would rather not have a jointer than use this thing.
  18. OWL Hardwoods had plenty as does Rockler as they were doing something like 24x48 sheets for less than $30 the last time I was there and had a pretty huge stack.
  19. It will work fine for the stuff I am working with now, but the narrow head is going to be a problem with many projects. The rolling cabinet for this thing is going to cost more than the jointer at this point. $83 for a sheet of Baltic Birch at OWL today.
  20. Already planning a wood scrap, giant drawer, mobile jointer cabinet so I can have it done before the unit gets here tomorrow. I think it will be a disappointing unit, but the fancy ones you guys have would not be to be until February, months after I have moved on from woodworking.
  21. Heh, got shipping notification today from Grizzly for the shitty bench top jointer I ordered there in December. I thought I fucking canceled it.
  22. Yeah, my order seems to be taking a long time to get scheduled for build and delivery. I assume they will just shut down the cheap trucks so they can still keep making the most expensive ones. Or at least I hope. Need that 7.2kw generator to power some remote music setups for the 4th of July festival.
  23. Finishing projects this weekend with drawer faces and pulls and BLO on the box joint box. I have also started hitting the online estate sales and getting some great deals on woodworking tools. I got the full set of Bow Clamps last night for $40, a 7x10 Wilton Wood Vice for $60 and a Leigh D4 Pro dovetail, finger joint tool for $120, all mint.
  24. Today’s lesson learned is trying to glue up all three levels at the same time with limited work surface is not fun and leads to tons of glue cleanup.
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