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    Quote Originally Posted by ZokesPro View Post
    This is my last black palm wood failure. Who named this? It isn't even wood. It's just a bunch of sharp splinters tightly packed together. Sanding or no sanding? You can reduce the amount of splinters by sanding it down but the higher grit you go, the sharper the splinters get. What does one do with this stuff?
    Grill hot dogs on a stick, fire-roast potatoes, make S'mores...

    It CAN be worked, and has good rot resistance, but IMHO most often it's a royal pain in the ass.
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    My ass is royally pained and my hands are royally splintered. I hate the stuff. Hope it burns good.

    You know, if I could find a long enough hickory board at least 1in thick and feet long, I'd have enough material to make all the stuff i'd ever want to make.
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    Current project: table saw jig for a circular saw made from another piece of unused furniture.
    So far so good. I've got one of the three major components almost done. The other ones should come along nicely.

    Once that project is done, I can make even more kobudo weapons!
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    Picked up a Jet 10" 3hp cabinet saw after my big Craftsman gave up the ghost after 30 years. Nice saw.

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    https://youtu.be/XZo92YpSfPM
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    That's a beefy machine, there's no way that would fit in my workshop, even if the room was empty!

    But at least with the table saw I'm building, I'll finally be able to cut wood in a nice straight line for once!
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    It could have been a "beefier" saw. When we bought our house it had 120v, 240v and 3 phase in an insulated shop/2.5 car garage. It's insulated with HVAC, a huge upright air compressor, and an overhead hoist.

    The wife informed me if the males had that she needed a she-shed*.

    * female shop or "woman cave"
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    My woman doesn't need a she-cave, she already has what's called a house. But she was kind enough to give me a room just for me, after having installed the freezer that takes up half the room that is.

    So my saw table jig for my circular saw is done! I have yet to test it but it's done!
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    When this commercial came out the boy and I just looked at each other & nodded......

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    O, poo. I accidentally edited your post and not mine. Sorry
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    In the US and Canada home improvement centers are a huge business, carrying everything from tools to lumber, doors, roofing, flooring and plumbing goods. Even electrical, tubs & cabinetry. The majors are Home Depot, Menard's and Lowe's. Maybe 150,000-200,000 sq/tt or more. This is Lowe's She Shed how to page.

    https://www.lowes.com/n/how-to/she-shed
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZokesPro View Post
    O, poo. I accidentally edited your post and not mine. Sorry
    LOL, should have seen the look on my face when I read that!


    So getting back to the she-shed she-shed by the she-shore....

    Of course home improvement centers are huge business! My woman knows I'm good at building stuff and I'm at the hardware store almost every other day!
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    I spend my weekends travelling between Lowe's and her craft stores, go home, unload. Rinse, wash, repeat

    /sigh...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Mordrid View Post
    ... go home, unload. Rinse, wash, repeat

    /sigh...
    My hands have never been so damned dry.
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    So I tried my table saw jig. What a savage beast. It threw wood at my face! Good thing I was wearing protective goggles. And it doesn't like diagonal cuts. But, I managed to cut the piece of wood I so didn't want to scrap. A 32" piece of hickory. I might invest in a table saw sometime soon. I'll give the beast another run but damn, it's kinda scary to use.
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    Trust me, a home-brewed table saw is a dangerous item. I've seen too many patients come in a bloody mess after using one. No kickback prevention, riving or splitter blade, etc.,
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