While modern systems no longer _include_ parallel ports, they certainly
can _use_ them, if you can find an appropriate peripheral adapter.
For example, here's a USB parallel cable from amazon for less than USD10.
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
On Mar 19, 10:16 pm, tiredofspam <nospam.nospam.com> wrote:
Hadn't thought of that. I can see now how the strength of the spline
would be greater "your" way, but I think it should be adequate in this
application as is.
Just out of curiosity, why did you decide to use splines rather than cut
tongues on the ends of the rails?
I felt that it was more likely to fit within my skill set and tool
complement. For instance, there's only one "height" adjustment to be
made at the router table (for the slot cutter). My inexperience, coupled
with a pretty cheesy router table setup, might have made a precision
match between the tongue and groove difficult.
Having said that, I think I might go the T & G route the next time.
I suspect that is a small percentage of the people actually view these
post. Sometime I go for weeks with out posting then someone will post
something that catches my eye and I will follow the thread, posting when
Don't worry. I am terribly proud of myself, and not just for the
result, but also for puzzling out solutions for each of the problems
that came up during the project. I think I have a pretty realistic
assessment of my skill level, and what I need to improve on. I've
learned a good bit recently, and I intend to use that learning to make
better mistakes in the future. :)
Thanks for the encouragement.
On Mon, 19 Mar 2012 20:12:21 -0700 (PDT), Greg Guarino
Precisely! Dad taught me that a scientific curiosity was my friend
and I started learning how -everything- worked from the get-go. It is
one of the most pleasurable aspects of my life.
Kudos on teaching that to your kids.
When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they'll remember
and be kind to someone else. And it'll become like a wildfire.
-- Whoopi Goldberg
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