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Forum: Positioning and Measuring Systems 07-25-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,867
Posted By Lex
Fortunately, I decided to build a scale model of...

Fortunately, I decided to build a scale model of my design first; and discovered that it was very wobbly and wouldn't have worked. I modified the scale model to make two longitudinal braces for the...
Forum: Unclassified Ads 07-25-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,111
Posted By Lex
I just bought one new, so I'm not going to part...

I just bought one new, so I'm not going to part with it. Just a note: if you don't find any joy here (or elsewhere), Makita has an online factory outlet where they sell refurbs with warranties for...
Forum: Positioning and Measuring Systems 07-25-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,867
Posted By Lex
"Stairway to Heaven" was my high school class...

"Stairway to Heaven" was my high school class song when I was a senior. Yeah, I guess that dates me.


As always, your ideas are innovative and well thought-out. I'll bet that at least half the...
Forum: Router Guide Systems 06-13-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,219
Posted By Lex
I was going to suggest Woodhaven's #786 Kurka...

I was going to suggest Woodhaven's #786 Kurka Jig. It works with a router so you get clean holes, and comes with four templates so you can set it up for right & left side base, right & left side...
Forum: Display Case 05-27-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,191
Posted By Lex
Way back in Junior High, I took a year of graphic...

Way back in Junior High, I took a year of graphic arts. It consisted of (among other things) setting lead type manually, pulling them from a California Job Case, and then printing using a...
Forum: The Old Wood Stove 05-01-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,854
Posted By Lex
I've found it necessary to securely clamp the...

I've found it necessary to securely clamp the piece up when I drive the pocket hole screws, but you're right that once the screws are driven, you can then remove the clamps. There's no need to wait...
Forum: The Old Wood Stove 05-01-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,854
Posted By Lex
Oh yeah, I'm familiar with those. I've followed...

Oh yeah, I'm familiar with those. I've followed Matthias' posts and videos for years. Always entertaining and informative. I like his techno-geek approach to woodworking. I've considered making his...
Forum: The Old Wood Stove 05-01-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,854
Posted By Lex
The short answer is "it depends". If you are...

The short answer is "it depends". If you are doweling 1/2-inch particle board it won't be as strong as 3/4-inch plywood or solid wood. It also depends on the depth of the dowels and how much material...
Forum: The Old Wood Stove 04-30-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,854
Posted By Lex
I recently pulled the trigger on a Dowelmax and I...

I recently pulled the trigger on a Dowelmax and I love it. The price has come down so that it's competitively priced with the bigger Jessem Paralign dowel jig. I still sometimes use my PC biscuit...
Forum: Material Support Systems 03-25-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,779
Posted By Lex
A couple of months ago I bought Sears' Craftsman...

A couple of months ago I bought Sears' Craftsman copy of the Rockwell Jawhorse. A little smaller but about half the price, so I bought two of them. All steel construction and well-built. I don't have...
Forum: The Old Wood Stove 03-09-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,754
Posted By Lex
Count me in as another very satisfied Incra LS-17...

Count me in as another very satisfied Incra LS-17 user. The workmanship and quality of the product is impeccable. I have other Incra products, mostly their rules, and I've never been disappointed in...
Forum: Router Guide Systems 03-06-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,340
Posted By Lex
I don't normally buy sets of router bits, but...

I don't normally buy sets of router bits, but only buy what I need, when I need it. The one exception was when I bought the Whiteside set for my Incra LS positioner for my router table. It has all...
Forum: Guide Rail Systems 03-03-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,056
Posted By Lex
I bought the Forrest Woodworker II blade in...

I bought the Forrest Woodworker II blade in 7-1/4" size on Amazon. Very nice blade, although it is thicker than most other blades. I have to old saw base (pre-fin), so I don't know if the fin is wide...
Forum: Guide Rail Systems 02-27-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,321
Posted By Lex
I never butt my rails up tight together. I always...

I never butt my rails up tight together. I always leave a slight gap (about the thickness of a business card) so that the extrusion connectors can do their job of aligning the track. When I need to...
Forum: The Old Wood Stove 02-02-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,632
Posted By Lex
I recently bought a Dowelmax Classic, and I love...

I recently bought a Dowelmax Classic, and I love it too. I don't know if there's any real difference between fluted or spiral cut. The purpose of both is to help excess glue leave the dowel hole. I...
Forum: How-To 12-29-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,803
Posted By Lex
Cleaning saw blades and router bits

I've always hated cleaning off the built-up resin and sawdust gunk that accumulates on blades, because it's such a PITA. A few months back I bought the large ultrasonic cleaner at Harbor Freight, so...
Forum: Positioning and Measuring Systems 11-02-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,793
Posted By Lex
There are a lot of clever guys here, and Rick is...

There are a lot of clever guys here, and Rick is consistently one of the best. I know when he posts a solution it will be well thought-out and expertly executed. It looks like you got tablesaw...
Forum: RipSizer 09-13-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,828
Posted By Lex
The pre-drilled hoses in the base are convenient,...

The pre-drilled hoses in the base are convenient, but not mandatory. You can drill holes wherever you need them. All you need to be sure of is to countersink the head of the screw in the base so it...
Forum: Router Guide Systems 09-08-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,509
Posted By Lex
OK, I'm just going to throw this out here...

I don't have an SSRK (yet), but I do have a Router Raizer (http://www.routertechnologies.com/routerraizer.htm) that I got for my Makita plunge router. The Router Raizer is a little different from...
Forum: RipSizer 08-11-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,209
Posted By Lex
Just a few passes with a single-cut mill file...

Just a few passes with a single-cut mill file will get that flush. An EZ track is much better than a straight edge to guide the saw. I've used both, along with a "hillbilly track saw" that I made...
Forum: Woodworking Philosophies 08-09-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 26,515
Posted By Lex
"EZ" only refers to using the tools, not learning...

"EZ" only refers to using the tools, not learning about them! :D:rolleyes:
Forum: Rant, Rate, Rave & Review 08-08-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,552
Posted By Lex
I don't think that I've seen any furniture more...

I don't think that I've seen any furniture more hideous than that. I wouldn't take it if they paid me $310. It looks about as uncomfortable as it could be too, unless they made it out of concrete.
Forum: Forum 07-09-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,679
Posted By Lex
I'm lazy. I "print to file" and select PDF as my...

I'm lazy. I "print to file" and select PDF as my file type.

Another tip for the bookmark crowd: if you use multiple computers and/or multiple browsers, use an extension called "Xmarks...
Forum: Positioning and Measuring Systems 07-09-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,442
Posted By Lex
Interesting. I've got an Incra Gauge that I use...

Interesting. I've got an Incra Gauge that I use frequently and I love it. What I like about your technique is that it doesn't destroy the IG. Slide it off the rail and you can still use it for it's...
Forum: Track System Power Tools and Dust Collection 07-01-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,302
Posted By Lex
I used Sandeply once several years ago and I was...

I used Sandeply once several years ago and I was stunned by how badly it chipped, so that was a good choice to use for your test. Have you tried Melamine board with this blade yet?
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