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    Brian, actually the table I shown in the first...

    Brian, actually the table I shown in the first post for this thread was mounted with no glue and looked plenty solid - just at the day before to send it to my mother in lay I glued the four legs but...
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    That is the point

    Perfect.

    Some belts states shelf life so small as a couple of years. The villain is the adhesive and the effect of the storage humidity.

    My storage of Porter Cable belts after only twenty years...
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    Thanks all for your precious feedback. I learned...

    Thanks all for your precious feedback. I learned a few lessons!
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    That is the key point. No dispute between...

    That is the key point.

    No dispute between what is stronger but it looks me sliding dovetail can replace traditional M&T in some cases. For that particular table it looks me sliding dovetail gave...
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    How kind of you to let me know!

    How kind of you to let me know!
  6. Add start up capacitor

    Good list!

    I add check the start up capacitor as sometimes when it is defective it can result in an atypically high start up current and by consequence blowing your surge protection.
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    Pay attention to downward force

    Wood is a flexible media and bigger it is, more prone it will be to have a significant flex so pay attention to downward force you apply when planning those long pieces... for some extreme cases even...
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    Power vs. hand tool workbenches

    Although I have found woodworkers claiming power and hand tool users demand very specific workbenche, my limited experience doesn't point to that direction.

    A Festool workbench looks radically...
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    Sliding dovetail vs. M&T

    A few months ago I made a small side table for my mother in law.

    It was my chance to try something new for me: I used only sliding dovetail joints. The legs were connect by sliding dovetails plus...
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    IMO impact bits from either Wera or Wiha are the...

    IMO impact bits from either Wera or Wiha are the first tier for quality.

    Felo and top lines from Bosch and Makita are second tier.

    DeWalt and some selected better Chinese brands are third...
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    Ti usually is a coat but not the case of cobalt...

    Ti usually is a coat but not the case of cobalt that is part of alloy. There are a reasonable variety of physical properties for cobalt alloys...
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    Guys, thank you for your precious feedback and...

    Guys,

    thank you for your precious feedback and encouragement. This is a great place!

    I am luck as I found really dry wood. I am a little bit worried about the workability of the wood... let us...
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    Exactly!

    That would be my point also... and my practice.
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    Thank you - I appreciate. Actually Mike is my...

    Thank you - I appreciate.

    Actually Mike is my idol! I also purchased him a DVD contents he made on the subject (downloaded by internet)... when I grow up I want to be like him! Seriously!
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    It is so embarassing...

    I had a temporary blindness. I cannot get how I did not found it! :eek:

    Thank you.
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    Nicholson workbench

    For 25+ years I have used a commercial French style workbench with a front and a tail vices. It is made from somekind of cedar measuring 1600 mm (5´4") by 550 mm (1´10"). It have fitted virtually...
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    How renew my yearly contribution?

    I received a kind remind my contributor status will end in 30 days (a few days ago) but I confess after 15 minutes looking where I can make a new contribution I gave up.

    Please educated me (and...
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    Turn off main water switch

    When we go to vacations I simply turn off the main water valve, the gas switch and turn off almost all electric circuits just maintaining live the essential ones. Easy and cheap.
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    My first suggestion

    If you use imperial measurements I suggest you a specific calculator to work with a such fraction arithmetics. Look for some thing like "construction calculator" either in Apple Store or Google Play....
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    As almost everything, there is not a such thing as "right approach" for all.

    I purchased my first Forstner bit 25+ years ago. It was a 35 mm for European hinges I used a lot. Carbide tipped and...
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    Go to that direction. Sometime in the close...

    Go to that direction.

    Sometime in the close future I plan to replace my French style 25+ years old workbench by a Nicholson one, also. Actually a couple of weeks ago I received four hand forged...
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    One more for that. No glue, no mess...

    One more for that. No glue, no mess...
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    When arm saw ruled

    I am impressed by this movie I found by chance: https://youtu.be/HiGH0Qsu3ak

    I hope you enjoy it like myself!
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    I fully agree. I understand a lot of members...

    I fully agree.

    I understand a lot of members here have sealed workshops... it is not my own case. My workshop is plenty naturally vented, one advantage to live in a tropical area! I use dust...
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    Thanks guys! Ad usual your feedback was better...

    Thanks guys! Ad usual your feedback was better than expected!

    I learned a lot from them.
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