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    I'm a DIYer who has installed 100-200A subpanels...

    I'm a DIYer who has installed 100-200A subpanels both within the same building and in remote buildings on multiple occasions. I'm not aware of any difference between doing a 50 and 200A panel other...
  2. The good/bad news is that LED lighting is...

    The good/bad news is that LED lighting is continuing to evolve fairly rapidly and that it is unlikely that you will find a direct replacement for either the fixture or bulb in a year. In general...
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    Thanks! I've wanted a bigger jointer for decades...

    Thanks! I've wanted a bigger jointer for decades now, I'm really pleased to have gotten this one.

    I just this morning received a PDF copy of the manual from a guy in England, so I am set for the...
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    I've been very happy with the Bona Traffic, in my...

    I've been very happy with the Bona Traffic, in my shop I used the Traffic HD and found it to be nearly bulletproof. It's the only application where I use a water based poly.

    Since I prefer the...
  5. I've read about various setups with microswitches...

    I've read about various setups with microswitches on the gates, but also read about them not working very well. I used a wireless system for a long time but found it to be a pain-- one day after...
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    I've had trouble with them slipping. A dedicated...

    I've had trouble with them slipping. A dedicated collet of the correct size has worked much better. In my Bosch and PC routers the changeover is trivial.
  7. Jointer is sold.

    Jointer is sold.
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    Help on Minimax jointer/planer

    So I'm thrilled to have a beautiful, new-to-me Minimax FS41 Elite S jointer/planer thanks to another Creeker. Boy is that a step up from my well-loved Delta machines! The planed surface that comes...
  9. Delta DJ-15 Jointer and DC-33 13" planer (Wayland, MA)

    1) Delta DC-33 (model 37150) 13" x 6.5" heavy duty planer -- $850

    2) Delta DJ-15 (model 22660) 6" jointer with magnetic knife-setting jig -- $450

    Take them both for $1200

    Both machines have...
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    She Who Must Be Obeyed says no more roof for me--...

    She Who Must Be Obeyed says no more roof for me-- she looks askance at anything taller than the 8 ft step ladder.
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    I weighed the dyes for good accuracy (I'm a...

    I weighed the dyes for good accuracy (I'm a biochemist, I know how to make up reagents, calculate dilutions and such -- even when I was just a grant writer I'd occasionally sneak back into the lab,...
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    +1 on the Ubiquiti products. Although I have...

    +1 on the Ubiquiti products.

    Although I have a hard wire out to the barn I now get strong signal there from the AP in the front part of the house, ~150 ft since installing the new APs. That...
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    Thanks! The color was supposed to match the...

    Thanks!

    The color was supposed to match the lightest of the dilutions on my sample board. I had a few choice words when it came out looking like this:

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    Fortunately with the...
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    G&G style end tables

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    After a longer time than I would have thought possible I've finally finished this pair of Greene and Greene-style end tables in walnut with ebony pegs and splines. The wood was a...
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    Conover lathe, anchoring toolrest

    As I turn bigger and more out of balance things I'm having a near constant problem now with the holddown for the toolrest banjo loosening and moving. Often at very inopportune moments. It seems that...
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    Start with KDAT lumber (kiln dried after...

    Start with KDAT lumber (kiln dried after treatment)? Real lumber yards will have it, the box stores don't.
  17. I've never seen Baltic birch in 4x8 around here....

    I've never seen Baltic birch in 4x8 around here. We get ApplePly and similar no-name north and south American products in 4x8. The Appleply is the most expensive and seems to be of the highest...
  18. I'm sure it varies with locality. Our assessments...

    I'm sure it varies with locality. Our assessments are based on "market value" (and they seem to do a pretty good job of hitting it when you compare sale prices to assessment). I build a new RV size...
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    I'm sure they are all fine for single vision...

    I'm sure they are all fine for single vision lenses and if gasses tend to fit your head out of the box. For bifocals it can be worth having a good optician fit you and set the location of the bifocal...
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    Every issue has ads selling all the back issues. As I recall they are asking about a buck a copy for complete sets.

    I enjoy looking back at the old ones, so my kids will probably toss them in...
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    I've used both the blue paper shop towels and...

    I've used both the blue paper shop towels and cheesecloth with good results. Get it on and don't touch it again seems to be the rule.
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    Lighter cuts. I change the depth about 1/6 of a...

    Lighter cuts. I change the depth about 1/6 of a turn at most on my 19-38. at 1/2 turn it will stall every time, at 1/3 just often enough to be irritating.
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    I have a big bottle that came from a lab we were...

    I have a big bottle that came from a lab we were shutting down, about a lifetime supply. Here's a supplier on etsy I'd guess you can find it on ebay as well.
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    I haven't see refillable arms or refills for them...

    I haven't see refillable arms or refills for them for twenty years, at least. The world has gone over to replacing the whole assembly. I don't miss the regular problem of losing the little clip on...
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    I like carbon black as an additive to make black...

    I like carbon black as an additive to make black epoxy. It'a a near perfect match in color and sheen to a good ebony fingerboard, so it's what I use for setting inlays. It's about as black as any...
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