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    Sharpen a dowel and rotate it as you push it...

    Sharpen a dowel and rotate it as you push it through the insulation. Once you reach the far side, move the dowel in a circular motion to enlarge the hole you've created. You can create sizeable...
  2. I think a larger concern is to stop the water...

    I think a larger concern is to stop the water dripping on the door by adding an overhang or portico to keep the water off the door.
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    Probably not enough. This is where a decent...

    Probably not enough. This is where a decent moisture meter can be your friend. If you know where your lumber moisture level is you can determine from various tables where it is likely to go in the...
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    Just be sure that you allow the wood to expand...

    Just be sure that you allow the wood to expand and contract with seasonal changes of moisture. Also I highly recommend that you apply equal amounts of finish to all sides of your pieces to help...
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    Let us know what you think after you complete the...

    Let us know what you think after you complete the alignment.
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    One of the things I learned recently about my...

    One of the things I learned recently about my band saw is that the table needs to be aligned with the blade. I had difficulty resawing and cutting circles with my circle jig. One of the members here...
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    I got three calls supposedly from my own home...

    I got three calls supposedly from my own home telephone number on my home line.
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    I'll sit this one out....

    I'll sit this one out....
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    Gerald Ford. He was picked by President Nixon to...

    Gerald Ford. He was picked by President Nixon to replace VP Agnew, who had resigned. He became President when Nixon resigned.
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    Was the blade pulling toward the center of the...

    Was the blade pulling toward the center of the circle or away from it?

    How does your circle jig align to your table?

    Did you try to tension your blade a bit more after it warmed up from making...
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    Back in the60's or early 70's there was a camera...

    Back in the60's or early 70's there was a camera and process using film that took two images slightly off set from a single camera which could be printed that appeared to be 3 dimensional.
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    PC-7 will work very well for that repair. You...

    PC-7 will work very well for that repair. You can fill in the gouge so it is a little proud of the surface and shave it down flat with a file or hand plane. Once the gouge is filled, you an also...
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    The problem with using a tooth is many of them...

    The problem with using a tooth is many of them are ground at an angle on the sides so getting the same point of reference is difficult the flat of the blade is a more consistent point of reference. ...
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    If the bottom is plywood don't worry about...

    If the bottom is plywood don't worry about expansion. Make a dado all the way around on the sides.
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    Check your pressure switch and on/off switch for...

    Check your pressure switch and on/off switch for dirty contacts.
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    Yes that pad should extend below the two fence...

    Yes that pad should extend below the two fence faces. As noted above replacing the pad is relatively easy. I also recommend using UHMW.
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    Years ago, my father had a can of stain that was...

    Years ago, my father had a can of stain that was specifically walnut sapwood stain. When applied you could no longer tell the sap wood from the heart wood by color. I've seen some of those stained...
  18. Eric, a good way to avoid shearing screws of any...

    Eric, a good way to avoid shearing screws of any size is to (1) drill pilot holes and (2) lubricate the threads by dragging them across a lump of bees wax. I don't recommend soap because they can...
  19. Both my 2012 Pilot and 2016 Accord have tpms...

    Both my 2012 Pilot and 2016 Accord have tpms sensors in the wheels. Both vehicles have reset instructions in the owners manual. Sometimes it pays to read those books that come with the vehicle.
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    One trick I learned a number of years ago is that...

    One trick I learned a number of years ago is that when you glue up a miter joint, you should apply glue to both sides of the joint. The faces being glued are essentially end grain and as such will...
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    Powder post beetle holes are almost exactly 1/8"...

    Powder post beetle holes are almost exactly 1/8" in diameter.
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    The dimple made depends on how hard you press the...

    The dimple made depends on how hard you press the two mating parts together. I find that light pressure works pretty well and leaves a nice center point for a brad point bit. Dowels like biscuits...
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    S4S lumber generally runs a half inch under the...

    S4S lumber generally runs a half inch under the stated dimension. A 1 x 5 is actually 4-1/2" wide. Rough lumber is usually just at or slightly over the stated width. Once you clean it up you will...
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    Exactly, they come in different sizes, usually as...

    Exactly, they come in different sizes, usually as a set of two for each size.
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    Although some of your ripping problem may be the...

    Although some of your ripping problem may be the material, if you haven't aligned your saw you need to stop everything and do that now. We would like to think that the saw would come aligned from...
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