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  1. Leveling feet are ok for lighter machines but...

    Leveling feet are ok for lighter machines but yours is not that light. If you go that way use feet with at least 1/2" threads. Grouting is a better answer. Not only will it be more secure, it will...
  2. You've got a tree attacking your house? Fight...

    You've got a tree attacking your house? Fight back! Dig a trench along your foundation and cut those roots. Add a harder and deeper barrier. The tree will not be harmed much.
  3. Small shop guy here, just rolling my eyes

    Small shop guy here, just rolling my eyes
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    When cutting the side grain mortices the wood...

    When cutting the side grain mortices the wood will come out in chunks because the bit is facing end grain. It doesn't cut so much as it grabs the end grain and yanks off a chunk. Assuming you are...
  5. The tower in Piza was built straight in the first...

    The tower in Piza was built straight in the first effort (about half way) then the project stalled for some time, during which the ground settled and the tower tilted. When someone continued the work...
  6. Thread: Craft Paper

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    I use blue tape to protect the bars on parallel...

    I use blue tape to protect the bars on parallel clamps, plastic on the main bench and a piece of corrugated plastic board on the small bench where I do most finishing
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    Dodged a bullet

    Yesterday I got lazy, I made a cut on the TS that could have kicked back on me. What was needed was a custom push block, would have taken a little time and some scrap. An injury would have taken more...
  8. Thread: Wine Rack

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    That's a pretty big cabinet. Will it be all under...

    That's a pretty big cabinet. Will it be all under the countertop or go vertical?

    A couple of my preferences:
    -A microwave above the countertop presents a hazard, spilled soup can really burn...
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    You will like what McMaster sends you. It will...

    You will like what McMaster sends you. It will look and feel like quality and the threads will be good.
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    Triangular cauls would leave only a line. Move...

    Triangular cauls would leave only a line. Move them every week.
  11. Sounds like a perfect job for a ROS

    Sounds like a perfect job for a ROS
  12. Do a little maintenance on both before you test...

    Do a little maintenance on both before you test run them.

    Blow out the dust

    Scrub the rubber rollers with crocus cloth to get good grip (careful to not cut your hands)

    Wax the bed

    Put...
  13. I use a 1/4" blade for everything. Most suppliers...

    I use a 1/4" blade for everything. Most suppliers will make a blade in whatever length you need.

    If you give your location you might get some direct help and stuff. Least we can do for a vet and...
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    A gas oven does need to vent the combustion fumes...

    A gas oven does need to vent the combustion fumes into the kitchen, an electric oven does not so gas heats the house more. I'll try to put some numbers on it.

    Say the oven burns at 80%...
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    Having an oven or microwave oven above the...

    Having an oven or microwave oven above the countertop scares me. Wearing hot food is really unpleasant.
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    A big caution here! Ask your insurance agent...

    A big caution here!

    Ask your insurance agent what will happen to your premiums if you file a claim, or the other driver files to get his deductible back from your insurer. When my car was tagged...
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    Something New in Gas Stoves

    My brother does a lot of residential work, including installing appliances. Normally a gas stove has a very small electric demand, lights, ignition, clock etc. Plug in to any handy outlet. But...
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    Hi Harriet For someone really new your advice is...

    Hi Harriet
    For someone really new your advice is really solid. Welcome to the forum.
    Tom
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    My concerns are with ordinary interior house...

    My concerns are with ordinary interior house paint, I like to keep leftovers for repairs. Bloxygen does not seem to be recommended for this but the bags should work well.
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    Brushing technique is important. Horizontal...

    Brushing technique is important.

    Horizontal is best of course but watch what happens at the edges

    Having the right amount of paint on the brush is easier with a good brush

    Practice on less...
  21. Before I got painter's points I used scraps of...

    Before I got painter's points I used scraps of sheet goods with nails driven thru.

    If this is your first time spraying practice on cardboard and scrap.
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    I struggle with Oak, it absorbs stain in a bold...

    I struggle with Oak, it absorbs stain in a bold and uncorrectable pattern.

    Sealing it can prevent that but then you are just painting stain on top.

    Shellac makes a good sealer to keep stain...
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    1/8" to 3/16" depending on the scale of the...

    1/8" to 3/16" depending on the scale of the joint. Chamfer at half that. Wedges from Ebony or Purpleheart would not be wrong. They would add interest to the close observer and be invisible to the...
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    Yeah, a dining table with a tablecloth always on...

    Yeah, a dining table with a tablecloth always on it might as well be plywood.
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    If they sound as delicious as they look the...

    If they sound as delicious as they look the audience will melt.
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