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Fun, Games, Diversions / Re: Lack of Project Posts on the Forum
« Last post by ChuckM on Yesterday at 02:45 PM »
Not a fan of "Likes" or "Dislikes" myself. Without a comment, you don't know what a viewer really likes or doesn't like about with a simple push of a button: my project, or my tools, or the finishing, or something else (photo quality, e.g.). But for the record, I do not own any FB, Instagram or Twitter account and so I may not understand enough why people like to "like" or "dislike".

As I said, I share my projects on LJ regularly, purely to share my builds, special tools used, techniques used, errors made and fixed, etc. I would continue to do so even if one day comments were disallowed on LJ. It is normal woodworkers who look at the same project may have different opinions about it, and I never think for a moment that I need someone else -- known or unknown to me -- for endorsement. I am always proud of the work I produce because I give every piece my best shot.
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Ambient pressure at sea level is 101 kPa. Festool pump is rated 15 kPa, i.e. it can generate 86 kPa static pressure drop.
Ambient pressure at your altitude is 78 kPa, so the pressure drop can't be more than 78 kPa.
Your clamping pressure will not be as good as at sea level, but I don't see how it can be damaging to the pump.
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Fun, Games, Diversions / Re: Lack of Project Posts on the Forum
« Last post by SRSemenza on Yesterday at 02:37 PM »
This topic is veering a bit. But certainly picture posting seems to be part of the problem , along with people not getting any feedback on projects. I find it interesting that some have trouble posting pictures and some have no problem at all. I have gathered over the years that this frequently has to do with the device being used. Seems to be pretty easy from a computer and not so much from a phone. And also whether or not a hosting service is involved as opposed to just attaching from the devices inherent memory files.

Seth
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Member Projects / Re: What gauge nailer & nails?
« Last post by DIY WoodWerx on Yesterday at 02:36 PM »
I like the keyhole idea in general.   Though 1/2" seems a little thin for keyhole method. But maybe?  I guess you really don't need to leave much material on the front show side.

If you go this route you've only got one shot at getting the screws in the right spot. You will need to be very accurate with the screw placement in order to keep the boards parallel and evenly spaced. I think as little as a 1/16" will be noticeable.  I would pre-drill  after marking location with an awl. To make sure the drill doesn't shift and then to make sure the screw doesn't shift while driving it. Probably use a story stick to mark in order to ensure same height and spacing.

What kind of wood?


Seth

Looking to use 1/2" purebond ply cut into slats.  Got the idea from a DIY blog
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Fun, Games, Diversions / Re: Lack of Project Posts on the Forum
« Last post by SRSemenza on Yesterday at 02:32 PM »
    Not having a like button hasn't got much to do with being politically correct. Whenever this has come up the discussion usually ends with more people not wanting it than wanting it, or at least a split decision, for a variety of reasons. One of the things a like  button tends to do is mute actually discussing a topic and real comments.  Actual discussion is something a forum does well and separates it from other types of social media. There is plenty of liking , disliking, gaining followers and being popular on other venues.

Seth
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General Friendly Chat / Re: Random anecdote about eBay scam
« Last post by ChuckM on Yesterday at 02:19 PM »
Thanks for sharing the scam. When I read a scam in the newspaper, I share it with my friends.

I shop all the time on eBay and always pay via Paypal (so my credit card info. is protected). eBay has a very easy protection mechanism , unlike in the early days. Out of the several hundreds of transactions, I have had only two or three issues of non-delivery or damaged delivery and all were taken of by eBay to my full satisfaction. When I buy, I look at the seller's rating and I never deal with someone who is brand new. There are so many suppliers of the same item I want and so I can always pick the most reliable sellers and the price differences are very small.

Often I can find what I need (tools included) on eBay that is better in price than on Amazon even though the product is identical.
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Member Projects / Re: What gauge nailer & nails?
« Last post by SRSemenza on Yesterday at 02:16 PM »
I like the keyhole idea in general.   Though 1/2" seems a little thin for keyhole method. But maybe?  I guess you really don't need to leave much material on the front show side.

If you go this route you've only got one shot at getting the screws in the right spot. You will need to be very accurate with the screw placement in order to keep the boards parallel and evenly spaced. I think as little as a 1/16" will be noticeable.  I would pre-drill  after marking location with an awl. To make sure the drill doesn't shift and then to make sure the screw doesn't shift while driving it. Probably use a story stick to mark in order to ensure same height and spacing.

What kind of wood?

Seth
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Mine worked fine in Highlands Ranch. I recall them mentioning just over 5900 feet above sea level.

Tom
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Festool How To... / Re: Level work table (How to?)
« Last post by Dick Mahany on Yesterday at 02:04 PM »
I don't level my MFT at all.  Never found the need to.  Same with my cabinet saw when I used to have it.  It was on a mobile base and often at different places on my sloped floor garage and cuts were never affected by out of level.  When I needed to set an accurate angle, I just used my Beall Tilt Block to zero out the table where ever it sat, and to set the angle from there.
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fotojoe,

UHMW Sheet

I'm pretty sure I got it at Woodcraft, but you can find the stuff lots of places. Hope that helps, have fun with the build.
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