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    Stratocaster Build Anarchy

    Great looking stuff there.
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    Router Table Jitters

    Watch the Woodwright's Shop with Roy Underhill. Makes his own tools.
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    Router Table Jitters

    Have been tempted to get one of these.
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    Router Table Jitters

    Have never had a lot of success with biscuits.
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    Router Table Jitters

    A nice curled shaving from a hand plane is reward in itself.
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    Router Table Jitters

    Wife wanted mahogany bookshelves around the fireplace. Festool track saw for the big sheets. Took about 5 days including crown molding and trim. I can't imagine framing a house with it, but for clean cuts on pricey veneered ply it's a great tool.
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    Random PicThread

    Otherwise a lot of farm equipment would have to cross the highway. May also be drainage issues since it'd be on a valley floor.
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    Router Table Jitters

    I've been happy with 10" Freud thin kerf blades on the tablesaw. I don't cut a lot of dadoes, but when I do the Freud dial blade has been great. There are more expensive blades out there, but these work well for my needs. Learned a long time ago to never buy really cheap tools.
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    B-17 Crash in CT

    Probably. He learned to fly out of DTW many decades ago. Doesn't fly anymore.
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    B-17 Crash in CT

    Very informative. Thanks for posting. My brother took a ride in the B-24 earlier this year in Michigan.
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    B-17 Crash in CT

    Reports 7 dead, 6 injured, several critically.
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    B-17 Crash in CT

    Multiple fatalities reported. “There were 13 people on board the Boeing B-17, two pilots, one attendant, and 10 passengers. Another person on the ground was injured when the plane slid off the runway and slammed into a building used to house the airport's deicing equipment, officials said.”
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    B-17 Crash in CT
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    Router Table Jitters

    Still have fingers and vision and hearing. Routers are crazy ass loud. It is important to test fit and adjust the tension on featherboards etc, and I generally have a same size scrap to use as a push stick through the featherboards. That way a narrower push stick doesn't get askew and pinched into the bit. Also make sure the featherboards aren't skewed relative to the fence or they will pinch the work.
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    Router Table Jitters

    Bandsaws generally don't kick back. I used to have a radial arm saw - sold it to someone who needed to do a ton of crosscutting to build a house. I keep eye protection scattered all over the shop, and lots of push sticks and push pads near the table saw, jointer, router table. 3 dust collectors. And plenty of lighting. I make jigs that use clamps to hold stock in place. Made a crosscut box/sled for the table saw. The big thing is to keep the work absolutely in position without using your body parts. That said, I don't use the guard or splitter that came with my table saw. I am not recommending that practice - just saying that I found it hard to use. I have ratcheting hold downs/stops for ripping - back in the day I think Leichtung sold them, and Rockler has something similar. If a cut feels or sounds funny I stop immediately. Ripping can release internal tension in a board and it can warp during the cut and pinch the blade. I would consider the SawStop if I were buying a new one. Even a drill press can screw you up if it grabs the piece, so clamps there too. About the only stuff I do freehand is sanding, and even then need to watch the angles in case the piece grabs. The lathe will occasionally throw a piece but I wear full face shield for that, and use full size tools I can hold under the armpit which really stabilizes them for me.