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Trace Farthing
  • Balko, OK
  • United States
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Trace Farthing replied to Luke Troughton's discussion 'Router for kreg PRS1040'
"Count me in on the Triton TRA001 3.25hp router. You can find them around $250. Mine is doing a stellar job. The built in lift isn't as smooth as others but does the job just fine. I also strongly agree with the need for adequate dust…"
Feb 23
Trace Farthing replied to Robert Berry's discussion 'Rockler Dust Bucket'
"I haven't had this specific problem but it sounds like you need to make a flange/spacer between the bucket and the table. Maybe made from two or three layers of plywood. This wouldn't be the first time for such a modification."
Jan 29
Trace Farthing replied to Tom's discussion 'Hardwood joints'
"The above advice is smart. Another, thought... Are you using soft or hard maple. The term "hardwood" usually applies to everything but conifers. Even balsa is a "hardwood." The short of it is that common maple is actually softer…"
Jan 29
Trace Farthing replied to carol's discussion 'using kreg shelf pin drilling jig'
"That's pine for you. It's rarely suitable for finish work. My corded drills spin a lot faster than my cordless ones. Maybe that would help. Also, remember to go slow and let the tool do the work. The faster you plunge in, the messier…"
Jan 29
Trace Farthing replied to carol's discussion 'help with countertop support'
"From your description and diagram, 1x2s attached to the studs should be fine. One sheet of plywood will hold but there will be noticeable flex across the front edge. Two would be flex much less. That said, I would rather run some kind of support…"
Jan 29
Trace Farthing replied to Stephanie Fitzgerald's discussion '3/4 birch plywood problem'
"Chevyguy65 is right. Preferably, 1) you need the right blade and, 2) if it's adjustable, a less aggressive stroke on your jigsaw, and 3) move slowly allowing the saw to do the work. Also, you might 4) cut with the good side up or 5) sandwich…"
Jan 29
Trace Farthing commented on TNorm's album
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"Some places sell entire kits for these things. Did one from McCoy's about 15 years ago. Nice weekend project and the kids loved it."
Dec 20, 2016
Trace Farthing commented on Tim Grace's blog post 'Laguna 14BX Band Saw'
"Thanks for the review! I'm thinking about upgrading from my bench top saw for better resaw capability."
Dec 20, 2016
Trace Farthing replied to Andrew Kelly's discussion 'First Kreg Use'
"I'm with Wilford. Have to keep the shavings out of the way. When I started using a vac, my holes cleaned up very well. Otherwise, clear the bit a couple of times before going to full depth. It take a little extra time but it makes a cleaner…"
Dec 19, 2016
Trace Farthing commented on Charles Kemp 's photo
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"Thanks! What do you do about holes on doors and places where they might show? I suppose most of it is glued, too?"
Dec 18, 2016
Trace Farthing commented on Charles Kemp 's photo
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"Very nice! What types of joinery did you use and where?"
Dec 18, 2016
Trace Farthing commented on Kevin Campbell's photo
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"I've thought about building one for my little recording set up but the equipment keeps getting smaller. I can put it all in a back pack now and it weighs less than my guitar."
Dec 18, 2016
Trace Farthing replied to Jake McKee's discussion 'Building a dream garage workshop'
"Can you hang all the necessary tools on a wall? ie. miter saw, drill press, router table, band saw, grinder, planer, etc. You'll also want a fairly large tool box for bits, wrenches, socket sets, screw drivers, and more. Add a rack of storage…"
Dec 18, 2016
Trace Farthing replied to Dave's discussion 'Screw thread & Drawer Slides'
"FWIW, I agree with the Kreg CS. Also, I'd glue the joints. Oh, and most slides aren't very forgiving, especially regarding width and parallel. Good luck and enjoy!"
Dec 15, 2016
Trace Farthing replied to Merle Nash's discussion '1/4 is now 15/32'
"I experienced the same frustration. 3/4 plywood isn't always 3/4", 1/2 isn't 1/2", etc. Seems to be more of a problem with China plywood than domestic. Be sure to drill a test piece. I usually need set my jig shallow to…"
Dec 4, 2016
Trace Farthing replied to Nick Decker's discussion 'Kreg Mobile Project Center'
"Getting two makes the most sense to me."
Nov 30, 2016

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Which Kreg products do you own?
K4 Master System, Shelf Pin Jig, Rip-Cut, Kreg Screws, Face Clamps
How would you describe yourself?
Advanced Woodworker
How did you learn about the Kreg Owners' Community?
kregtool.com
What's one interesting fact about you, your life, your garage, shop, or home?
After 30 years in a totally unrelated field, I woke up one day and said "I want to be a professional woodworker!" Haven't looked back!

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