The key to so many questions. JOAT's sig is appropriate to this notion as
well. So many questions can easily be answered by a little trial and error.
A little experimentation. A little effort. So what if the poster does not
"know"? That's what becomes the benefit of simply thinking one's way
through a problem and trying a few things. Simply coming to newsgroups, or
to other folks with questions *instead* of trying things and learning
things, offers little real value. Absent some fundamental understanding,
information is useless - there's no real context for the information.
To the OP - grow a set fella. Think about your problem a bit. Come up with
a method that uses your logical mind to deal with the issue at hand, and
give it a buzz. If it works - great. You'll have discovered something that
you know works and that you understand. It becomes a fundamental building
block of knowledge. If it doesn't work - look at it and think about it
again. Surely you'll see what was appropriate in your idea and what caused
your implementation to fail. This is not complex stuff. Change it and give
it a buzz again. You'll be getting better with each iteration of your
Just think where we'd be if Edison had to wait for usenet to be invented so
he could ask questions of all the things he didn't yet know...
To the OP:
If you're starting from scratch, books are a lot easier. It's nice to
approach the subject systematically (not talking about the saw blades,
neither!). You could hit the library, take out three books, and in the
matter of a week you'd be an old pro at being a beginner. ;) You'd
also get far more out of the replies you get on the newsgroup(s).
X-no-archive does work for google archives. The post is available for
When DejaNews was purchased by Google, Google continued to honor the
X-No-Archive protocol. Beginning in 2005, Google's newsgroup service
(Google Groups) changed its handling of X-No-Archive, allowing messages
with the header to be archived and made available for view for a period
of six days; after six days, the message was then deleted from the
archive. Other newsgroup archiving services have also followed in
DejaNews' footsteps, though the decision not to archive X-No-Archive
messages has been entirely voluntary.
For small pieces say a foot or two in length, would the router table
set up do a better job or would using a straight edge sort of jig as
has been described here do the same job? What about for edge glueing
I don't mean to be rude, but.... did you spend even five seconds thinking
about which side needs the shim before you posted? I understand you're new to
a lot of this, and need some help here and there, but you really need to think
things through a bit.
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
So I need to install the shim underneath the outfeed side. Then make
sure the outfeed side is even with the cutting head. Then the infeed
side will be automatically below the cutting head by the thickness of
See, I have a small beginning ryobi router table. I only have a single
What's frightening is all the things you have to keep in mind while
using this equipment if you want to keep all your fingers.
Care and thought! Think through everything before you plug anything in.
I don't think the NG will help with this.
One of the most useful tools anyone can own for woodworking or anything
else is a brain. You were born with one, use it.
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If I were you I would take a straight edge with me when purchasing
lumber and try to build within your knowledge and equipment
capabilities. A planner is nice to have but not the way to face flatten
a board (Without making a jig ) Buy lumber with one flat side before
planning ( flat side down) . An used # 7 plane can also flatten one
side as well. This # 7 plane can also joint your edge. Remember you
need one flat edge and one flat face before ripping board or planning.
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