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    hah! I did virtual office for 21 years with my...

    hah! I did virtual office for 21 years with my employer prior to retirement a year and a half ago and yes, "multitasking" was very much in play many times. Not so much with the shop, but managing the...
  2. I think that the answer to your question comes...

    I think that the answer to your question comes down to what you plan for your overall finish look when completed and whether or not you want to highlight those defects with the resin (contrasting...
  3. I'm not familiar with either machine, but I'm a...

    I'm not familiar with either machine, but I'm a BIG fan of J/P combos and have been using an SCM/Minimax for many years now.
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    I used to spend 0 to about 12 hours in the shop...

    I used to spend 0 to about 12 hours in the shop per week...and then I retired from full time work, bought a CNC machine to add to my arsenal, and made it a part time (but fully legally setup)...
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    It's not uncommon for a fence rail to be cut down...

    It's not uncommon for a fence rail to be cut down for any number of reasons. Most folks are unlikely to ever actually use that 50" of capacity, but still opt to buy the "big one". While it would be...
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    'Glad your project is complete, Dennis! My...

    'Glad your project is complete, Dennis!

    My "project" is also complete...I got my mother moved from her apartment to her new space in the assisted living suite across the driveway and dealt with...
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    Tim, never use "duct tape" (the typically grey...

    Tim, never use "duct tape" (the typically grey cloth like tape) on duct. ;) Use foil tape or mastic...
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    Jamie, the EM6500 in satin is fine for this since...

    Jamie, the EM6500 in satin is fine for this since as I noted you want to shoot a whole lot of clear on top of it for the type of finish you want to achieve. There is a lot of hand-work involved in...
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    There is no "new layout". Nothing has changed....

    There is no "new layout". Nothing has changed. Check your "view" to be sure it didn't inadvertently get changed to mobile which isn't very full featured on this older software. Or just click on...
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    You can use a water borne black, such as EM6500,...

    You can use a water borne black, such as EM6500, clear coat it heavily and then rub it out using micromesh followed by various polishes...just like doing a guitar, but much larger project. :)
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    Congrats on taking delivery of that great...

    Congrats on taking delivery of that great machine!

    Fritz and Franz will handle your parallel ripping just fine, BTW. As to blades, I'm using a 12" 48t Forrest WW-II on my slider these days...the...
  12. It's a nice thing when the plan finally comes...

    It's a nice thing when the plan finally comes together!
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    I have 200 amp service to my shop...it was...

    I have 200 amp service to my shop...it was originally only 50 amp when it was a garage for the previous owners. 200 amp was pretty much the same cost as 100 amp, so that's what got installed and at...
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    You never know when you'll find a real "gem" in a...

    You never know when you'll find a real "gem" in a box of stuff that was tossed and needs to be tossed. :) No harm in culling out what catches your fancy! And yea...clamps are always welcome, even if...
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    I agree with the comment about too many...

    I agree with the comment about too many variables...wire type, distance, method of installation, local codes, etc., all factor in to what is required. Your best resource for this is a licensed...
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    Most of the time, it's I-95 all the way, more or...

    Most of the time, it's I-95 all the way, more or less, Bruce. My mom's community is about an hour off I-95 here in Florida and my house is about 15miles from I-95 up north. I have taken the other...
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    Those topics also come into play in the Workshops...

    Those topics also come into play in the Workshops forum. As in previous discussion about adding forum areas, there's not a lot of incentive to do that because it adds to the management load....
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    You did a bang-up job on that bathroom based on...

    You did a bang-up job on that bathroom based on the photos I saw, Dennis!!! Congrats on a great project result!

    No woodworking for me in the past week or this week. I moved my mother from her...
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    I'm a fan of the SCM/Minimax bandsaws and have...

    I'm a fan of the SCM/Minimax bandsaws and have been for a long time. But any of the three brands you mention provide good quality tools.
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    To use a small diameter cutter, you'd hopefully be able to clear material with a larger one first so you can take very light cuts. There are .125" cutters with about 1.25" cutting length--I have...
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    Air and moisture barrier...yes. Bugs...maybe....

    Air and moisture barrier...yes. Bugs...maybe. It's easy to chew... ;)
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    If that's closed cell foam insulation, it's about...

    If that's closed cell foam insulation, it's about R7.5 per inch. So don't underestimate the insulation value it adds to your building, especially as both insulation and as a vapor/air infiltration...
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    Great solution, John!

    Great solution, John!
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    Rather than try to find it at building supply...

    Rather than try to find it at building supply stores, find out where local cabinetmakers buy sheet goods...those are the outfits that are likely to have MDO stocked since they often also supply the...
  25. Thread: BLO removal

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    Since the oil penetrates the wood, complete...

    Since the oil penetrates the wood, complete removal is going to likely require a lot of sanding and then re-application of your dye. And if you don't get sanded below the oil penetration, it's going...
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