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Re: Shop Talk Live 26: Workbench Glue-Up Conundrum

@shuttermaker is right on the mark. Although the FWW site is great, it is a dog, especially on cell phone. More speed!!!

Re: Shop Talk Live 26: Workbench Glue-Up Conundrum

Greg1inCA might try buying another barrel. Leave the full one out for the City to empty.
OR try what they do on construction sites to control dust. Set up your garden hose with a sprayer/mister nozzle and have your helper keep the dust down.

Re: What hand tools can't you live without?

If you take everything suggested you cannot pick it up.Take a hint from Festool and use lots of boxes you can tote one at a time, but stack them up on one folding hand truck.

Re: Shop Talk Live 13: Where Christian Becksvoort is Shinin' on Me

The spontaneity is great, and you still get good info and insight out. I am one of the three people listening, but on a podcast. I am not an Apple head, don't like iTunes, so you'll get no stars from me.
There are more android phones than iPhones, so make it easy for us.

Re: Freeze your beetles

What doesn't work: I rough turned some bowls from a very old coast live oak (California). I tried drying them by soaking in denatured alcohol for a week until they stopped losing weight.
After finish turning, sanding sealer and waxing I set them on the counter and a few weeks later plumb little bugs came out of new tunnels about 1/8" in diameter.
What does work: A few trips thru the microwave until the bowls were too hot to handle.

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Re: Behold, the Speed Tenon

The only thing missing is non-slip gloves. I use them for ripping plywood or other panels that I can't get my fingers onto an edge to avoid slipping. I can't see a savings if you are doing a bunch of tenons. The hard part of dado blades is getting the width set up, not just throwing the blade on the saw.

Re: AWFS Tool News: Rockler Rolls Out New Crop of Innovations

Kiln tried oak can be bent just fine. That's all I can get around here and at 1.25" it bends just fine.
Don't do your steaming inside your shop unless you want to rust all your machines.

Re: CPSC Drafting New Tablesaw Regulations

I think the problem is in the courtroom, not the shop. I bought a Sawstop because I thought the safety feature was worth the money and it's a good tool. When I bought equipment for my company I spent the extra money to get better safety and comfort. The table saw is the MOST dangerous tool in the shop, but not the only one. The Sawstop feature can be bypassed (with some effort) and must be if you are cutting wet wood or metal, so you are still free to cut off your hand.
I don't think this rises to a PUBLIC safety issue like seat belts and airbags. It is a WORKPLACE issue and should be regulated there.
BUT, the government is really bad about enforcing regulations.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: 500 Tables (Updated with winner)

About to take the plunge.

Re: New Study Discusses Tablesaw Injuries

It's your fault. Your illustrations should all show the proper guards in place and/or the proper workaround. Use photoshop to make the guard mostly transparent if it important to convey that info. Beat safety into the reader.

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