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  1. Really good protection for my hearing.

    Really good protection for my hearing.
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    Use General Finishes pigmented Enduro Poly in the...

    Use General Finishes pigmented Enduro Poly in the white version. It sprays very well, and is quite durable in use. Like Jim says, a coat dries to touch in less than ten minutes, and can be sanded...
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    Perhaps. But the product description does say...

    Perhaps. But the product description does say disposable. It also says "waterproof". Making something waterproof, but also allowing you to take it apart to replace the batteries -- that's...
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    So the requirements are: flat, no gaps; and...

    So the requirements are: flat, no gaps; and pretty water resistant. Formica on plywood would fill those requirements.
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    Check out...

    Check out http://www.leevalley.com/us/Hardware/page.aspx?p=32734&cat=3,43614,43616&ap=2 Pretty slick. Not fully traditional, but very space efficient.
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    The Amazon offering calls them "disposable". ...

    The Amazon offering calls them "disposable". What does that mean? Do you throw the whole thing away when the battery runs out?
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    Dunno your routers, but some are built to blow...

    Dunno your routers, but some are built to blow air from the motor on to the area where the bit is making dust. If the router is being used handheld in the common position, this means the air is...
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    I don't happen to have a Colt available. What...

    I don't happen to have a Colt available. What diameter would fit?

    Here is a page with rings as small as 60 mm OD. https://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/led-halo-rings/ That's about 2 3/8". ...
  9. Don't make this more expensive that it needs to...

    Don't make this more expensive that it needs to be. Make your own box from scrap wood. Make each one just a bit larger than the cutter it holds, and don't worry about foam. The cutter will rattle a...
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    I think taping a penlight to a router is likely...

    I think taping a penlight to a router is likely to keep falling off. Here's two other possible approaches:

    1) Wear a LED headlamp. Clunky, but better than nothing.

    2) LED light ring. ...
  11. If you can get hide glue to do that...you're way...

    If you can get hide glue to do that...you're way more skilled than I. I'd use epoxy and a vacuum press.
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    If it dried without end-checking, it is likely...

    If it dried without end-checking, it is likely not eucalyptus.

    But as a general rule, red lumber goes to brown over the years.
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    I didn't build one, but I looked at it pretty...

    I didn't build one, but I looked at it pretty closely. It is a clever design -- height adjustable for a growing kid, but it looks sturdy. IIRC, the one I looked at was clear-finished baltic...
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    Unibond 800 is a urea-formaldehyde glue. I used...

    Unibond 800 is a urea-formaldehyde glue. I used to use it for bent lamination, but stopped. I was concerned about formaldehyde exposure. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen, and the whole building...
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    Cold creep in modified PVA glues?

    Ordinary wood glue, for instance Titebond original, is infamous for cold creep. Does anybody know if the modified PVAs like Titebond II or Titebond III creep less?
  16. Figure out how to finish the construction -- that...

    Figure out how to finish the construction -- that is, making and attaching the base -- before you apply finish. If you apply finish beforehand, you're likely to scratch it while you're finishing the...
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    You might make a rough drawing of the dresser,...

    You might make a rough drawing of the dresser, estimate what pieces of plywood you need, and lay those out on a 4x8 sheet of plywood. You're likely to have to buy plywood by the whole sheet. For a...
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    I made a plywood box. Simple, sturdy, and...

    I made a plywood box. Simple, sturdy, and inexpensive. While I was at it, I put an acrylic window in the side of the box, so I can see when the bin needs emptying.
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    The laminates have to be thin enough to bend over...

    The laminates have to be thin enough to bend over the curve you've chosen. Without telling us the radius of your bend, you're asking a question which cannot be answered.

    What I do is to first...
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    If you’re talking about mitering the casework top...

    If you’re talking about mitering the casework top to the sides, that’s pretty challenging. Your margin of error in the cutting and glue-up is only the thickness of the veneer - ten thousandths of an...
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    Wire brush, in a disc form that goes in a 4”...

    Wire brush, in a disc form that goes in a 4” angle grinder. The disc and angle grinder are most often used by welders to clean off scale. A blacksmith would likely have similar uses. You can buy the...
  22. Dehydration kilns and powderpost beetles

    I’ve read that conventional kiln processing can heat the lumber enough to kill powderpost beetles and the like. However, if I understand correctly, dehumidification kilns don’t get that hot. Am I at...
  23. When you're looking at barn door hardware, be...

    When you're looking at barn door hardware, be sure to get hardware scaled to fit cabinet doors. A lot of the hardware I see is intended for full-size passage doors, and is too big for cabinets. ...
  24. The spiral router bits I buy are carbide. Are...

    The spiral router bits I buy are carbide. Are the end mills you're looking at carbide? If not, they'd have to be a lot less expensive to have the same life-cycle cost.
  25. For closet organizers, what might be considered...

    For closet organizers, what might be considered the next step up from melamine MDF is prefinished plywood. Pre-fin is standard cabinet plywood (that is, softwood core with hardwood faces) which has...
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