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  1. On 2/25/2021 at 7:24 PM, dsavitsk said:

    I've tried every shortcut to making bb drawers, from pocket holes to dominos to biscuits. In the end, I found that an actual joint was both faster and more accurate than any of them. And more satisfying. And probably stronger.

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    Went and picked up the router and table saw equipment to try building these joints on each. 

    Went to put the Jessem Micro Fence Adjust on my table to find the Amazon seller did not include the screws and I am too lazy to figure out Dado blades tonight so I guess the drawers will wait. 

  2. Determined that no how many tools you buy from Kreg to support the Pocket Hole when tightening, it is a bitch to get a square box with that twisting motherfucker holding everything together. 

    I had the stupid clamps in every other hole and still have to set up ten other clamping systems to keep everything from twisting with the first screw. 

    This is expounded greatly when trying to use the Micro one with 1/2” BB drawers. 

  3. Starting a new project today.

    Rolling, three drawer BB Plywood/MDF cabinet to stand at the end of the MFT table and have the Sjoberg Smart Workstation Pro to be mounted on top and a custom drawer to hold the hand planes below and then just supplies in the other two drawers. 

  4. Thanks ordered them all. 
     

    The tiny shop took its first victim today. Moving stuff around the mitre saw got too close to the garage door and when said door was opened the mitre locking bolt with the plastic handle got a bit bent when the door tried to lift the whole fucking saw off the floor. Seems to still work but fairly goofy operation now. 
     

    I hate this shithole house. 

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  5. Question for the fancy wood guys.  If Lie- Nielsen lists something in stock, is it actually in stock or will I get an out of stock notice shortly after ordering?  I have the Block Plane and the No62 in the cart as they both appear to be in stock, but I am still waiting for the Bridge City one that appeared to be in stock when I bought it.

  6. Well, the Festool track worked well for the plywood cuts, but the fence is a bit tall so I it comes down to making several cuts on the table saw or the router table for this top mounted track.

    Seems to me like going up a 1/4” at a time should be manageable on the router table.  

    Oh, also added my sidearm and marking dagger to the apronlet this morning. Shit is getting serious up in here. 

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  7. Made the mistake of trying to work my way up to 3/8” on the first one to make sure I did not big it down and my failures in fractions left the rail just below the surface. Just did the full 3/8 on the second one and it is perfect. 

    Not sure if I need a 1/16”ish shim under the first one or not. 
     

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  8. Sure. For only $500+ I can have a device July 6th and I can manually do what 6 different machines in my garage can do for me today. 😃

    My biggest issue is remembering how to work the Festool routers and finding the proper collets and track mounting peripherals. 

  9. Yeah, the Jessem lift is so Purty I do not want it caked up with dust.

    I use a straight edge to line the bearing with the fence, so it is technically being used, just no reason that I can come up with to not use the fence.

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  10. I think there is deliberate slop in the mounting system to make up for measurement failures if they are small.  
    Need to route out some T Track slots on the base before I start mounting anything anyway.
     

    Garage is so cold work is happening in only short windows. 

    I use the Grrrrriprrr on everything. Seems pretty great.  I have been looking for the blocks to use at the router table but have not found them yet. 

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  11. I kind of like the idea of shop made rails as you just lay the sled down on them with some glue and everything is perfectly aligned. With these I guess I have to measure the distance between rails and add 3/8 for the mounting position. With a crappy plastic top, not sure the mitre slots will be uniform. 

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