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  1. There should be some slight play in the shaft...

    There should be some slight play in the shaft back and forth at that casting, just enough so it spins freely. Once you get it working set a reminder on your phone a year from then to lube those...
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    Very nice project. Getting an office organized...

    Very nice project. Getting an office organized is a really nice project. When I built the desk for our office I put the scanner in a drawer where it is out of the way, but can be pulled out and...
  3. There is a locking collar on the shaft on the...

    There is a locking collar on the shaft on the opposite side of of the casting from the worm gear. That collar should have a fiber washer between it and the casting. Lubricate the shaft, and both...
  4. When I tuned up my Craftsman TS I encountered the...

    When I tuned up my Craftsman TS I encountered the same problem with the adjustment moving back as I tightened the bolts. The lock washers had indented the cast iron just enough that they would pull...
  5. Unfortunately building codes are the minimum...

    Unfortunately building codes are the minimum standard and often don't require the best technology. Ridge vents and soffit vents are pretty inexpensive and greatly reduce the likely hood of ice dams....
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    I have three side sliding windows in my home that...

    I have three side sliding windows in my home that were made by Great Lakes Windows that both sides of the window can slide. They still offer that type of window.
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    You need to do just one more step not mentioned...

    You need to do just one more step not mentioned above. Lubricate the brass screw threads by scraping the threads over a chunk of beeswax and mash the flacks into the threads with your warm fingers. ...
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    The jig is pretty simple. I used a piece of scrap...

    The jig is pretty simple. I used a piece of scrap pine. Tilted the band saw table to 10 degrees an ripped off a strip such that one edge tapered to zero.
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    I marked lines on the end...
  9. In my experience beeswax doesn't develop a glossy...

    In my experience beeswax doesn't develop a glossy surface appearance.
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    I agree, a round tenon cutter.

    I agree, a round tenon cutter.
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    Not a major project, but fun

    I was looking for something simple to make for the two kids next door and my youngest two grand kids. What I decided to try was a hand launched flying toy. I've seen these toys before, but had...
  12. I've needed some thin veneer pieces from time to...

    I've needed some thin veneer pieces from time to time. I attach the blank to a carrier board with double sided tape and run it through my Delta lunch box planer, taking light cuts. I recently needed...
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    One of these would solve your problem for very...

    One of these would solve your problem for very little money and refills are readily available at any office supply store.
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    The shipping blanket will contain many of the...

    The shipping blanket will contain many of the flying shards, but PPE is essential for this task as well.



    When I needed to remove the cast iron bath tub from 30 years ago, our house I attacked...
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    The problem I see with your design is the size of...

    The problem I see with your design is the size of the casters. They are quite small and all appear to be swivel casters. As you move the rack around you may have trouble controlling where it goes...
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    Cruise your local yard sales, there are all sorts...

    Cruise your local yard sales, there are all sorts of exercise equipment for sale all the time for rock bottom prices. The problem with stationary exercise equipment is that it is basically boring to...
  17. A small twist drill just a size smaller than the...

    A small twist drill just a size smaller than the hole in a pin vise can be used to remove the debris. If it pushes it to the bottom of the hole, the cutting edges should catch on it and bring it up...
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    Any idea what type of wood the beams are?

    Any idea what type of wood the beams are?
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    We recently had our heat pump replaced due to a...

    We recently had our heat pump replaced due to a compressor failure in our Bryant heat pump. We purchased a Carrier Infinity, which so far is working well and has made the house much more comfortable...
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    When I make a box of that type, I add a saw kerf...

    When I make a box of that type, I add a saw kerf to the height of the sides making the the box as a totally enclosed. Then i cut the top free on my table saw, cutting the two short sides first. ...
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    So who was the lucky winner?

    So who was the lucky winner?
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    "The Great All American Wooden Toy Book" has a...

    "The Great All American Wooden Toy Book" has a number of toys that kids will like.
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    Here is an illustration of two different cove...

    Here is an illustration of two different cove moldings.
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    Really nice work, I like working with Cherry and...

    Really nice work, I like working with Cherry and curly maple. I've never mixed them like this though. I'm sure it will please the new owner.
  25. I would spread the split a little without doing...

    I would spread the split a little without doing more damage. Then work wood glue into as much of the crack as you can. Suction from a sop vac will pull the glue into the narrow parts of the crack....
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