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  1. At least in my jurisdiction (NE OH), I was...

    At least in my jurisdiction (NE OH), I was allowed to run NM inside my island. Always best to check with your AHJ, of course. Most islands these days are nothing but drawers. If an island has...
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    Oh yes, lets! ;)

    Oh yes, lets! ;)
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    A lot of folks use bondo for this....let it...

    A lot of folks use bondo for this....let it harden and cut a new kerf.
  4. Got my hallway painted; flooring and trim are...

    Got my hallway painted; flooring and trim are next. Ripped out a built-in from our family room. It was sort of a corner bar with a sink and upper and lower cabinets that matched the old kitchen...
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    John, You might try DSI supply in Pittsburgh....

    John,

    You might try DSI supply in Pittsburgh. In Cleveland they distribute the nevamar thick phenolic panels, which are actually phenolic core sandwiched between high pressure laminate faces. ...
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    Russell, Is there any labeling on the motor? ...

    Russell,

    Is there any labeling on the motor? From the limited info in the manual it looks like the motor might be a universal motor. If it is, a motor speed control of appropriate power rating,...
  7. I'm with Jim on this...you can get tempered glass...

    I'm with Jim on this...you can get tempered glass trivets that will let the top show through. Some places call them tempered glass cutting boards but cutting on glass dulls knives instantly, so...
  8. Any time I have issues with USB devices seeming...

    Any time I have issues with USB devices seeming to go to sleep or similar, I check to make sure to check the power settings for the USB device and make sure the "allow computer to turn this device...
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    I really like that top! Did you make it from a...

    I really like that top! Did you make it from a zillion individual pieces, or did you glue up long blocks and then slice off square cookies and glue them together?
  10. Forgot to mention that I've been taking the FWW...

    Forgot to mention that I've been taking the FWW Fundamentals of Sketchup for Furniture Design online course. Even though I've been using sketchup pretty much since it first came out, I've learned...
  11. Last week was our anniversary, so we took a 2 day...

    Last week was our anniversary, so we took a 2 day trip to Mt Vernon, Ohio to celebrate a bit. High point of the trip was a visit to Schnormeier Gardens in Gambier Ohio. They are on a private estate...
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    Personally, I wouldn't buy a new saw without a...

    Personally, I wouldn't buy a new saw without a foot brake, preferably one that shuts the saw off when the brake is activated. I see it as a safety feature. It lets you clear offcuts and sawdust off...
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    Sticky: On a recent visit to Old Mr Bailiwick's in Mt....

    On a recent visit to Old Mr Bailiwick's in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, I spotted this plaque near the door:

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    Somebody had a sense of humor...
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    I think if cross bolts were used for those leg to...

    I think if cross bolts were used for those leg to stretcher joints it would be plenty strong. Like these from Rockler:

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  15. That would certainly work...the brush material is...

    That would certainly work...the brush material is fairly soft on purpose...so they wear, not the commutator. It would be a bit messy, but so is filing them.
  16. Sounds like you are looking for cash from it, so...

    Sounds like you are looking for cash from it, so this may not be helpful, but most NPR stations will accept vehicle donations, running or not. They come and tow it away and send you a tax receipt. ...
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    If the 5mm plywood is too thick, could you just...

    If the 5mm plywood is too thick, could you just make the frame members slightly thinner to compensate?
  18. Mcmaster Carr sell a variety of motor brushes. ...

    Mcmaster Carr sell a variety of motor brushes. If you can't find specific replacements they might have something that will work. You can file the brush to adjust the radius of the curved part if...
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    Actually had the 30" double oven version in white...

    Actually had the 30" double oven version in white on order for nearly a year with projected availability in September. But I kept checking other stores every week or so and one day last month it...
  20. No real shop time for me last week. I did get...

    No real shop time for me last week. I did get some outside work done since the weather was nice, and I got the underlayment installed in the hallway to the garage. I have some sheetrock patching to...
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    There seems to be debate about putting lube or...

    There seems to be debate about putting lube or anti-seize on wheel studs. My Ranger manual says not to apply anything to the studs. Apparently the torque values are based on dry, clean, bare metal....
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    I always use a torque wrench. Over-tightening or...

    I always use a torque wrench. Over-tightening or uneven-tightening can not only damage the studs, it can warp the rotor on disk brakes. I mostly do my own service, but if it comes back from the shop...
  23. According to the Kohler manual, the engine uses a...

    According to the Kohler manual, the engine uses a capacitive discharge ignition. There's a magnet on the flywheel that triggers the spark. There is no timing adjustment as it is fixed by the...
  24. Another vote for running the grain on the drawer...

    Another vote for running the grain on the drawer panels horizontal, like the first pic.

    My cherry Kraftmaid kitchen cabinets run the panels horizontal on the shallow drawers, but vertical on the...
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    I look forward to hearing if it's just a gimmick...

    I look forward to hearing if it's just a gimmick or adds real value. Ours probably won't be here for a while; same with the sous vide probe as it's on backorder. I could see the pan being useful...
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