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  1. Thread: bench

    by Tom Bender
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    Let me go off the tracks a bit since you are...

    Let me go off the tracks a bit since you are planning a new bench and offer a few other suggestions;

    Move the legs closer to the ends. One day you might set something heavy (an engine) on one end....
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    If you are working off dirt or gravel or anything...

    If you are working off dirt or gravel or anything but concrete, you need a crane or an articulated manlift. A truck crane might be easiest.
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    As an ME my leaning is toward pneumatic. Motors...

    As an ME my leaning is toward pneumatic. Motors contain precious smoke that can leak out. Fire is also a possibility in a dust handling system. Intrinsicly Safe might lack might. When a blast gate...
  4. It is possible to have a nice shop with only 120...

    It is possible to have a nice shop with only 120 volt circuits, but you will need at least 3 of them. Start with a 15 amp circuit just for lights. Add a 20 amp circuit for each big machine that could...
  5. Just a caution, wall mounting will transmit noise...

    Just a caution, wall mounting will transmit noise to the wall. The wall and stuff attached may even cause some new noise. My DC in the basement is free standing on a piece of foam. It's pretty quiet.
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    I agree with Jim and others, a single simple wood...

    I agree with Jim and others, a single simple wood will be good. If you try to do too much (two colors and bold grain) in a small piece it will need more pieces the same to make a room hang together....
  7. Yeah, a wire wheel spinning at 3600 rpm seems...

    Yeah, a wire wheel spinning at 3600 rpm seems like a bad idea. I've used one in the drill press and it worked ok but shedding wires at speed is more risk to my hands than is worth it.
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    Could be a problem but maybe not. Nothing to do...

    Could be a problem but maybe not. Nothing to do now but watch and worry.
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    A thermometer at the bottom of you steam chamber...

    A thermometer at the bottom of you steam chamber will tell you what's really happening. Steam leaking out the top means almost nothing.
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    Face to face may be the best way to resolve this.

    Face to face may be the best way to resolve this.
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    Had a Fein Turbo II for a long time till it quit....

    Had a Fein Turbo II for a long time till it quit. Had to compromise it to get it apart for repairs. Turned out the failure was in the plug but could not discover that till it was apart. Next time it...
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    Go back and reread Dave Mount's post. No need for...

    Go back and reread Dave Mount's post. No need for a temporary bench or big tools or weeks of work. Low cost and options to make it pretty.
  13. Ummm...seems like a perfect job for a chainsaw....

    Ummm...seems like a perfect job for a chainsaw. Maybe clean up with a big rasp.

    You might find a lumberjack/artist to do them all in an afternoon.
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    Using flooring for a desk top will give you a...

    Using flooring for a desk top will give you a desk with gaps at the joints. To write on it you will need to add a desk blotter. If that works for you, just install it like flooring, with a small gap...
  15. It's a very tempting project for a woodworker...

    It's a very tempting project for a woodworker but...

    Wood on metal will cause the metal to rust thru in short order

    Wood will turn grey in the sun unless it is painted

    Wood will be heavier...
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    How about a picture?

    How about a picture?
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    Sounds like I've got a date with Home Depot

    Sounds like I've got a date with Home Depot
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    To attach the fixed jaw to my bench I used long...

    To attach the fixed jaw to my bench I used long screws into end grain. The center ones were in correct sized holes. The holes nearer the ends were special. Thru the jaw they were properly sized but...
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    Agree with Franklin, your clamps are in the wrong...

    Agree with Franklin, your clamps are in the wrong spots.

    Also you can aid alignment by using a sharpie to make a straight line down the right side with the first one clamped up square. Then a...
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    That's Cassiopia This piece has bigger...

    That's Cassiopia

    This piece has bigger problems, you can see some of what happened with the legs. Those really look bad. I will need to darken the light streaks. I wanted to start with the doors. ...
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    +1 on Edwin's comment.

    +1 on Edwin's comment.
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    Hi Prashun The stain was applied to the bare...

    Hi Prashun
    The stain was applied to the bare wood. It made the wood much darker.

    Good eye on the constellation. There are 3 doors, no doubt you will recognize the others. They are done with...
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    How can I fix this?

    This table is nice dark Sepele but the door rails and stiles came out lighter, probably from a different board. I'd like to improve the match without standing and if possible without removing the...
  24. Gift for someone who has about all he wants

    As usual, my wife didn't know what to give me for my birthday but she came up with something. It was something I really needed, something personal and appreciated. She gave me a haircut.
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    One problem with router tables; if your stock is...

    One problem with router tables; if your stock is not perfectly straight it will not sit flat on the table. For example if you are making moulding that you will then rip off of heavier stock or if the...
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