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  1. General Metalworking Mike, do you still have the Arduino sketch to...

    Mike, do you still have the Arduino sketch to read the scales for TouchDRO? I had it working years ago bit lost the sketch somehow. I would like to get it working again.
    Chuck
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    Tank you, Andrew. Another good idea. I wonder...

    Tank you, Andrew. Another good idea.
    I wonder what the thread on the outside of the insert is, and can I find or make a tap for them? I like the super glue idea, to!

    Chuck
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    Thanks, Doug. Saved that for future reference. ...

    Thanks, Doug. Saved that for future reference.

    Chuck
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    BTW, there will be edge connections in this...

    BTW, there will be edge connections in this project. Any advice there? I don't want to split the mdf. MDF thickness will be 3/4 in. I do want to be able to disassemble during build in case of design...
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    The project in mind will probably be assembled...

    The project in mind will probably be assembled and disassembled many times during the build, so strength is a factor. Final assembly might be permanent. I like the idea of adding epoxy to increase...
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    Threaded inserts for mdf

    Looking for fastener system for project built with either mdf or plywood, 3/4" thick.
    Looking at the threaded inserts like these from Lowes.
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    Found an example of what I'm looking for at...

    Found an example of what I'm looking for at buildyourcnc.com. Got a copy of the book and a studying it. Looks like a good candidate for a build. Any other examples?

    Chuck
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    hobby cnc router/engraver plans

    I am wanting to build a small cnc router/engraver based on plywood construction. Work area to be aprox. 24" x 24" to 36" x 36".
    Does anyone know of plans, build threads, magazine articles, books,...
  9. As a fellow career Airman, let me add my thanks,...

    As a fellow career Airman, let me add my thanks, also. I only did 22 years, and retired as an E-7, MSgt. I was happy to retire as promotions were extremely limited and my grade was way over loaded....
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    I too, used to use the bread machine on dough...

    I too, used to use the bread machine on dough cycle and bake the loaf/loves on a sheet or in bread pans. Today I made a fair basic Italian loaf with just the stand mixer and baked it on a sheet....
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    I like to make bread. Have a bread machine that...

    I like to make bread. Have a bread machine that does fair. I even bought a Kitchen Aid stand mixer just for bread making. My x wife made good Italian bread, and I've been trying to figure out the...
  12. Jeff, there are lots of websites devoted to trunk...

    Jeff, there are lots of websites devoted to trunk restoration. My wife and I used to be into it. We collected a few, and restored a couple of dome tops. We had friends that were into it and got us...
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    Thanks for the explanation, John. I'm having...

    Thanks for the explanation, John.
    I'm having fun re-sawing some Bradford pear from trees that came down in my yard. Some is spalted, probably beyond use, but some is real nice. I don't have a wood...
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    What is 'reaction wood'? Chuck

    What is 'reaction wood'?

    Chuck
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    Resawing spalted pear wood

    I have been experimenting with re-sawing pear wood from a couple of trees that were in my yard. One was blown down several years ago, and one was cut down 2 years ago.
    I made a saw mill sled for my...
  16. Hey, Nick! Per the blow out above, would a...

    Hey, Nick!

    Per the blow out above, would a dado stack cut ply better than a router? By better, I mean less blow out? I did have a backer board behind the jig.The blowout was on the front of both...
  17. Thanks, Jerry, will pick up a can tomorrow. ...

    Thanks, Jerry, will pick up a can tomorrow.
    Meanwhile, thanks again Glenn. I patched one of the 2 ZCI's I had made. One cracked and chipped out a bit just at the end of the saw kerf. Repaired that...
  18. Thanks, Glen. I will try the epoxy and tape. I...

    Thanks, Glen. I will try the epoxy and tape.
    I did make several blanks from what material I had. Only finished 2, because I needed them NOW(impatient old bugger, that's me)... I have a piece of...
  19. Can't.., because I can't...,because I can't...

    I know there is a term that describes this problem. I can't make finger joints because I can't cut stock to fit the jig for setup and set over because I don't have a zero clearance insert...
    I have...
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    I'll watch anything with John Wayne, although...

    I'll watch anything with John Wayne, although I've seen(many, many times), and have, most all of his films. I can almost recite most of the dialog of the Duke's films. Have a portrait of The Duke...
  21. I am another pro sports non-watcher, except for...

    I am another pro sports non-watcher, except for NASCAR...

    Chuck
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    Not Luan, laminate, on mdf. Chuck

    Not Luan, laminate, on mdf.

    Chuck
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    Thanks, Andy for the positive reinforcement. My...

    Thanks, Andy for the positive reinforcement. My router is on a plate, a piece of Lexan. I'll try again with the carpet tape. I'm also going to get some thin quality ply for the inserts. Also need...
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    Pattern making/copying

    I am having a devil of a time trying to make a zero clearance insert. I guess it's my general lack of router experience giving me grief.
    I have an old Craftsman 113-xxxxxx table saw. It has the thin...
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    drill/countersink combo

    I'm looking for a quality drill/countersink combo that won't break the bank.
    I have a cheap set of stamped sheet metal spade type countersinks that I have used for years. I can't remember where...
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