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    • December 14, 2018 4:51 PM EST
    • Dave Taylor said:

      19  DAYS

      Till

      MIK's 2019

      Build Challenge

      Hope that you all have been gathering a bit of everything.

      I have a bit of a surprise in store for napkin drawers this year.

      And that includes everyone, no excuses allowed.

       

      Asking Santa for that mini desktop table saw, might be a good idea about now.

       

       

       

      18 days now !  Where has the time gone?  I have been getting an itch to build something so the challenge is coming just in time.  I have a mini chop saw but not a mini table saw.  I do have a full size band saw so maybe that will work for whatever Dave has up his sleeve? 

    • December 13, 2018 10:40 PM EST
    • I have the Micro Mark little fella.

       

      https://www.micromark.com/MicroLux-Miniature-Table-Saw_2

       

      Will cut 1/4 ply if your careful and don't rush.   Other stuff is easier.    I have milled a much better RIP fence, and a mini cross cut sled.  

       

      Anything bigger then 1/4, gets ripped on my table saw.

       

      Dave

    • December 13, 2018 9:36 PM EST
    • I agree with Rick Marty.

      I bought mine about 10 years ago during a pause at an ECLSTS.

      Would not cut my 1.5mm/12 scale inch square redwood-just lug down.

      The chop saw works, but is difficult for me to get identical parts-maybe I need a better jig.

      I'd still buy the chop saw.

    • December 13, 2018 7:04 PM EST
    • John Passaro said:

          Like this?

       

          https://www.harborfreight.com/4-in-mighty-mite-table-saw-with-blade-61608.html?cid=paid_google_pla_main_newproductsgeneral_61608&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqv__zpOd3wIVDAtpCh0QxADoEAQYBSABEgKRvPD_BwE

       

       

       

       I have that saw, bought it several years ago.  The only thing I can really say about it is, save your $37.99

       

       

    • December 13, 2018 2:17 PM EST
    •    My uncle used the Craftsman saw for many years and then passed it on to me.

         The only thing I did to it was buy a good miter gauge and fine blade and kept on cutting.  Just careful not to find any nails!

    • December 13, 2018 1:24 PM EST
    • Doug Arnold said:

         I still use my 1940S 12 inch Craftsman to cut stripwood.

         It is time to clean off the saw table and the work table! It will be nice to have some heat this year!

      Yeah I bought a used Craftsman Contractor grade 14" band saw for $300, a dozen years ago, that has out lived 3 table saws. I just put on a pro-slicer for lumber. A tad slower, but what's my rush?

    • December 13, 2018 12:54 PM EST
    •    I still use my 1940S 12 inch Craftsman to cut stripwood.

         It is time to clean off the saw table and the work table! It will be nice to have some heat this year!

    • December 13, 2018 11:27 AM EST
    • or... move the decimal point one to the right...

    • December 13, 2018 10:48 AM EST
    •     Like this?

       

          https://www.harborfreight.com/4-in-mighty-mite-table-saw-with-blade-61608.html?cid=paid_google_pla_main_newproductsgeneral_61608&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqv__zpOd3wIVDAtpCh0QxADoEAQYBSABEgKRvPD_BwE

       

       

    • December 13, 2018 9:23 AM EST
    • 19  DAYS

      Till

      MIK's 2019

      Build Challenge

      Hope that you all have been gathering a bit of everything.

      I have a bit of a surprise in store for napkin drawers this year.

      And that includes everyone, no excuses allowed.

       

      Asking Santa for that mini desktop table saw, might be a good idea about now.

    • December 12, 2018 5:12 PM EST
    • Chris Kieffer said:

      I've been stealing napkins from fancy restaurants in preparation!

       

        Oh yeah? Well I stole some (actually I just borrowed them) when we checked out the Bellagio Hotel & Casino when we were in Las Vegas. Very fancy!

       

         p.s. we had a great time in Las Vegas, but it seems to me it's the kind of place that once is definitely enough. The $13.99 special at the Paradise Cafe nearly killed me I ate so much. Thanks go out to the fellas who suggested the railroad museum and the Hoover Dam. Good stuff. Lots of cement at the dam, like really a lot.

       

       

    • December 12, 2018 4:59 PM EST
    • CAN WE GET A HINT?

    • November 22, 2018 9:32 AM EST
    • Well I may be able to collect small things, that was the hint, so the challenge will probably be something like some prefab wall panels, or a tree trunk section

    • November 22, 2018 7:21 AM EST
    • Ha ha John, I was thinking of TP for me, considering my latest entries never got very far.

    • November 21, 2018 3:07 PM EST
    • I formally used paper towels because all my great ideas seemed to run on and on.

      Evolution has refined my scope and while still finding a roll format desirable, the TP roll better exemplifies the result. As it were...

    • November 21, 2018 9:26 AM EST
    • Devon Sinsley said:
      Doug Arnold said:

      Our "napkins" are paper towels so I can usually find a supply!

      I use graph paper as a napkin, I swear.

       

      I would guess it you had a beard , it wouldn't irritate your face/skin .. 

       

    • November 21, 2018 9:11 AM EST
    • Unless something extremely bad happens my hat will be in the the ring. The MIK challenge is one of the highlights of my year.

    • November 21, 2018 1:12 AM EST
    • Damn! It just dawned on me I'm scheduled for eye surgery January 29. I used my computer for a napkin last year but I'm always spilling food and/or drink on it, so I think that qualifies ...

    • November 20, 2018 8:39 PM EST
    • Devon Sinsley said:
      John Caughey said:

       

      I may be doing Chemo again, I'll give ol Mik my best tho'.

      Damn it John, Sorry to hear that.

       

      I hope I will be recovering from surgery or at the very least looking forward to having it. But I am looking toward the challenge.

      I worry more about you than about me. My support team is confident and happy that I caught this one early.

    • November 22, 2018 12:33 AM EST
    • Too fun!  Thanks for sharing your talent and your sense of humor!