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    I looked a lot and I could find some casters with...

    I looked a lot and I could find some casters with stems where I could mount the wheels to the legs themselves but they all added at least 3.5" in height to the table. I also wanted metal wheels so I...
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    I just got a contactor saw stop. I have a shop...

    I just got a contactor saw stop. I have a shop fox mobile base so I don't need a mobile base but I was looking at the feet of the saw where you put in the adjustable feet and I was thinking, why not...
  3. Thread: food safe?

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    I use a specific oil/wax product made for food...

    I use a specific oil/wax product made for food surfaces if I am making something that will hold food or on a wood toy a child might put in their mouth.

    If you are putting fruit where you would...
  4. Finish suggestions for wooden ofuro soaking tub?

    I need finish suggestions for my project. I am currently building a wooden ofuro style soaking tub. I am using 2x8 boards or meranti wood though not sure of exactly which species. Some boards are...
  5. I have a test piece going now. So far the finish...

    I have a test piece going now. So far the finish doesn't look any different but I should probably wait overnight and see.
  6. I have used Danish oil for a while because it...

    I have used Danish oil for a while because it works well, its easy to use, and I like it. I have a feeling danish oil gives better depth than the wipe on poly alone but I haven't done any test to...
  7. Table top found uneven after danish oil, can I re-sand part of it?

    I have a dining table (6'x34") I sanded and applied danish oil to. Next step is polyurethane but I figured I would put my level over the top to make sure my work was good.... Well I found out the...
  8. Oh it better or I am gonna flip! Thanks all...

    Oh it better or I am gonna flip!


    Thanks all for the ncie comments.
  9. Redwood end grain flooring project finished.

    So I had a small room, 10 foot x 12 foot that I raised the floor to match the rest of the house and I wanted to install a more unique flooring option that would really stand out from average options....
  10. Insurance company refuses to cover me since I have a wood shop

    I tried to find another threat that addressed this specifically but I couldn't so sorry if this is a repeat

    So I have State Farm and I moved to a new house. It has a good size space where I can...
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    Update: So I called the company and they said...

    Update:
    So I called the company and they said that the Shop-Vac clean stream filters is made by shop-vac however they purchase the material from Gore. So same actual filter material but different...
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    Can anyone answer this one? Want to make sure I...

    Can anyone answer this one? Want to make sure I am getting a legitimate cleanstream filter.
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    I thought the clean stream would be very...

    I thought the clean stream would be very expensive given all the praise and quality but online it is only $27. With free UPS shipping?! To Hawaii!!! (UPS is never cheap to Hawaii)...
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    I think wood is not even my worst worry. I also...

    I think wood is not even my worst worry. I also make knives so I am sanding metal and various composite materials including glass fiber materials. I do wear a respirator when working on those though....
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    I did purchase a dust deputy. My only question...

    I did purchase a dust deputy. My only question was trying to figure out if the 0.3 microns was good enough or if I still needed the HEPA filter. I may just return it and get the clean stream.
  16. Yeah, our humidity doesn't swing as much but it...

    Yeah, our humidity doesn't swing as much but it can get high and remains fairly humid year round. Temperature swings would be from about 60 to lets say 95 degrees. I wonder if end grain flexes...
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    What I was looking at in lower said it filters...

    What I was looking at in lower said it filters down to 0.3 microns. That is why I was wondering the difference between that shop-vac brand filter and the HEPA filter. I got no problem spending the...
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    Don't mean to revive an old thread but I was at...

    Don't mean to revive an old thread but I was at lower buying a new shop vac and better filter. I was looking for their HEPA filter which they don't stock but they did have one labeled for fine...
  19. Thanks for the advice. Sounds like I am on the...

    Thanks for the advice. Sounds like I am on the right track as long as I let the plywood dry. I will hit the high or spots with the belt sander. Hopefully the urethane glue will take up some of the...
  20. Subfloor wetness problem for end grain flooring

    Ok, so here is my problem. I am going to do an end grain flooring using red wood 4x4 tiles 1 inch thick. The room is an old enclosed lanai that is a step down from the rest of the house. So I made...
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    Would the heat affect any finishes already...

    Would the heat affect any finishes already applied? I would have to buy a space heater because here in Hawaii we have no use for such things!
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    So using ammonia on a finished piece might mess...

    So using ammonia on a finished piece might mess with the finish? Do you know what types of finish it would mess with or might it mess with all types? I often use a danish oil and top with wipe on...
  23. UPDATE: My proposed fixes have not worked...

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    My proposed fixes have not worked quite as well as I had hoped. Out of the 3 that I have tested all experienced failure. The ribbon didn't break but the glue started to let go. The one...
  24. Just want to explain my reasons for why I think...

    Just want to explain my reasons for why I think they don't pose serious danger.

    #1. I broke around 12 belts and never did it do anything more than startle me. The belts always stopped immediately,...
  25. I am a little worried about that but I noticed a...

    I am a little worried about that but I noticed a pattern as these 12 belts broke. Each one that broke pretty much stopped instantly. It made a loud scary noise as the tensioner snapped open but...
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