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Hi Benito 9,
Diamond plates do lose their adbrasive qualites as they age. In fact, the diamond plates in the Fine Woodworking shop have lost almost all their grit. My plates which are about two years old seem the same as when they were brand new. But it's true, even the coursest plates are pretty fine, so if a chisel is nicked, I first use a grinder to file away the damage. Sandpaper works fine too, but I like the plates beacuse they're so light and portable. Carrying around a piece of glass or granite seems inconvenient to me. Do you travel with your sharpening setup? Do you use a honing guide?
The press release didn't say what they were fixing, OKD, maybe because the engineers at Festool are a little embarassed. Perhaps they've had numerous failures with the European version that's already on the market?
Great stuff, Larry
You're right, BobboMax. I should have said eccentric. And for those of you who might be wondering: it is the same word as the one used to describe somebody who's a little unusual. I just looked it up.
Thanks for the catch.
Thanks for the input. That transition has been the most difficult part of the design. Here are the two problems I've identified. And Yes, I'm a firm believer in roof overhangs so I don't think I'm willing to eliminate them altogther, but I'd love to see some options.
Here are another couple reasons for the design.
1. The shed roof needs to have enough pitch for a conventional asphalt shingle roof. Although you can go lower than 4/12 if you hand seal the shingles, I don't really want to. I think 4/12 is the pitch shown.
2. I thought about dropping the shed roof (Matt even drew it in SketchUp)so it's below the main gable which would have eliminated that awkward transition altogether. Admittedly, this looks the best , but it means I'd have 24 ft.of additional overhang to build (and pay for) and it would be very hard to paint the soffit in the future.
If you send me the photos I'll be glad to post them on the Editor's Notebook Blog so others can weigh in.
Thanks again for the feedback! Keep it coming, please.
Good stuff, Larry. Thanks for sharing.
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I loved this glimpse into America's recent past. It's great writing and a very good story. I'm looking forwad to the next installment.
Thanks for the feedback, Chris. I'm very happy with my Husky chainsaw. Between this and the one I had previously, it's like night and day.
At 26 pounds and 69 decibels, this Thomas is tough to beat.
Of course it costs more than lesser tools, but I'm sure you can afford it, Justin.
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