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  1. I have anti fatigue mats at most machines and my...

    I have anti fatigue mats at most machines and my assembly table but if I am standing too long my back would get sore and I would have to sit for a while. Before retirement I had a coworker who swore...
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    Router lift is spoken for.

    Router lift is spoken for.
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    Rout-R-Lift free for the shipping

    A few years ago I bought a lightly used JessEm Rout-R-Lift as I intended to replace my 30+ year old router cabinet. But it became a very low priority project and last year I came across a used...
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    There are many different types of shields on ball...

    There are many different types of shields on ball bearings. Most common in many of our woodworking machines are ones that have a Z or ZZ suffix. That is a single or double metal shield on the...
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    Allen, my pole barn shop door is 16 x 11 and I...

    Allen, my pole barn shop door is 16 x 11 and I used the pink board. I don't remember the thicknesses but I used 2 different ones because of the horizontal valleys in the door for rigidity. That gave...
  6. You are welcome anytime Phil. I'd love to swap...

    You are welcome anytime Phil. I'd love to swap stories with a fellow Creeker.
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    Very nice Paul. I made a similar table, also 36...

    Very nice Paul. I made a similar table, also 36 inches wide, when I got my Nova. But my fence is only a 3 foot piece of 80/20 aluminum so I really like the sliding wings on yours. Can you tell me...
  8. Thanks Phil, at 72 I think this will be my last...

    Thanks Phil, at 72 I think this will be my last upgrade.:D At least, for a router cabinet.;) BTW, I'm near Kings Mill, Lapeer County.
  9. Out with the old, in with the new - router cabinet

    I think it was about 35 years ago when I was getting into more serious woodworking that I saw Norm build what would be his first router cabinet. It was heavy duty and very basic with no drawers but...
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    JB Weld will fix your problem. Be sure to get the...

    JB Weld will fix your problem. Be sure to get the regular version not JB Quick. It's a thick 2 part epoxy but from the looks of the size of the hole you may have to cover it so the epoxy doesn't sink...
  11. Bruce, interesting that you posted this question...

    Bruce, interesting that you posted this question today. I have a G0490X jointer that has the same kind of issue. The bed tables are flat and coplaner within 2-3 thousands but my fence has a twist in...
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    I'm a bit of a flashlight junkie too. And, as...

    I'm a bit of a flashlight junkie too. And, as Bruce mentioned, the best flashlights are only available online. With the technology of LEDs now the better flashlights only use a single one; cheaper...
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    Bruce, thanks for the reply. I had thought about...

    Bruce, thanks for the reply. I had thought about the reversing switch when I ordered it but thought I'd wait until I could find some comments from someone who has it on their machine. Sounds like a...
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    Mark, PM sent.

    Mark, PM sent.
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    Modifications to my new drum sander

    In the last 20 years I've owned 2 different drum sanders. A Performax and, more recently, a Delta. Both were open end sanders but I never ended up using that feature. In fact, I never really used...
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    Thank you all for the kind words. I know the...

    Thank you all for the kind words. I know the newness will eventually wear off but I can't help even walking by it without running my hand across the surface. Even though I sanded to a matte finish...
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    My first pedestal dining table

    I've built a couple of dining tables in the past but they had four legs. For the more confined space in this house dictating a smaller table I decided to use a pedestal. The wood is all hard maple...
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    https://ci4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/tVdDzxuCPc...

    https://ci4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/tVdDzxuCPc2IggXBkv6rR1M499rJOUUYAD_sEwgdn83cWTm4yu7STIFTRbcsMyHkWigKZshYODvQtfd2zSuQDCgxYX6UeWQ2JrWiGDp-Ke2gt3eXQG1uqDr_ahDw62TLjhSbO-zjm56Tcimw8mHkMonUeihgOg=s...
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    Very nice Tom. And you've given me a good idea to...

    Very nice Tom. And you've given me a good idea to make use of some blades that I bought many years ago. I think I may have bought these mini utility blades at a woodworking show. The price was right...
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    Years ago I made a pergola with patterned ends on...

    Years ago I made a pergola with patterned ends on the cedar 2 x 6s. I did a close cut with a sabre saw and then used a pattern bit on a hand held router. Don't remember the brand but the bit was 3/4"...
  21. I used to buy all kinds of kneeling pads at local...

    I used to buy all kinds of kneeling pads at local places like the big box stores. But the foam really deteriorates after a few months. And the dense ones that don't aren't much better than kneeling...
  22. I bought a piece of bloodwood about 25 years and...

    I bought a piece of bloodwood about 25 years and 2 different shops ago. It was buried all that time but I rediscovered it in December when I was making ornaments. Not being familiar with bloodwood I...
  23. I've had lower back issues like many folks for...

    I've had lower back issues like many folks for over 35 years. And have been going to chiropractors for about as many. When I moved to my current location I found a new chiro who worked quite...
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    A timely question as I just had this one myself...

    A timely question as I just had this one myself about a week ago for making some finials for ornaments out of purpleheart. Research showed several methods and the one I chose was to bake the blanks...
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    I have cut a fair amount of aluminum on my miter...

    I have cut a fair amount of aluminum on my miter saw over the years. Never used any lubricant. I just use the carbide tipped blade I have installed at the time and I always have a high tooth count...
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