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  1. As Bill mentions, a tight system will hold air a...

    As Bill mentions, a tight system will hold air a long time. If you want to be sure it doesn't run at night, switch it off when you leave the shop. When you switch it back on it should not run until...
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    Have been having this problem recently also, with...

    Have been having this problem recently also, with my Dewalt sander. There is a plastic shield under the pad that I replaced once. I have spares, will give it a try.
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    Used my board stretcher today

    Making a side chair for my favorite customer, working from a picture and she decided it needs to be an armchair. Ok, I added arms, but they were too low. They are supported on 1" x 3" stalks from...
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    Events can get exciting if something comes loose....

    Events can get exciting if something comes loose. Maybe just chalk it off and make yourself a few new inserts, one for each width needed.
  5. Thread: Bondo

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    Bondo is a brand name that gets used like xerox....

    Bondo is a brand name that gets used like xerox. I have used a few brands bought at auto supply stores. Those all seemed pretty similar. Open time is about 3 minutes so don't mix up a lot.

    Is...
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    Mine is 3/16" luan plywood and is one sided. The...

    Mine is 3/16" luan plywood and is one sided. The runner is Oak and the fence is Basswood. The light weight and grippy surface are big advantages. I can put it on and off while holding a cold beverage...
  7. Make a few dominoes, or sacrifice some purchased...

    Make a few dominoes, or sacrifice some purchased ones.

    Strong magnets are almost impossible to pull off a good piece of steel, and they can damage a painted surface. Some stainless is magnetic,...
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    I'd have to build a nicer base, but that's just...

    I'd have to build a nicer base, but that's just me.

    Maybe back to back with the drill press.

    Nice score.
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    The table I'm sitting at has a heart (made from...

    The table I'm sitting at has a heart (made from Purpleheart)
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    My preference is a split solid top with at least...

    My preference is a split solid top with at least 3" overhang all around for clamping, but you are going in another direction, So staying with your plan to make threaded holes (using inserts)

    Go...
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    Table saws have tiny pulleys to allow maximum...

    Table saws have tiny pulleys to allow maximum depth of cut. That makes the belt eat power to bend and straighten it. Yours may be too old and stiff. See if you can get an X series belt, (with notches...
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    The washer damage is interesting. Assuming that...

    The washer damage is interesting. Assuming that it is only 1/16" deep you could resurface the top. If you repair them you could make nice looking patches, square or diamond shaped.

    If you opt for...
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    John Lennon's Boat

    If you missed the movie 'Yesterday' you should see it. It's the best movie I've seen in a long time. If you saw it you will have noticed John Lennon's boat. Can you tell us anything about it?
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    I'm going to try some refrigerator magnets.

    I'm going to try some refrigerator magnets.
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    Hi Jared Great to hear from another G & G fan. I...

    Hi Jared
    Great to hear from another G & G fan. I recommend a visit to the Gamble House. These are the books I have;

    Design Elements for the Workshop by Darrell Peart paperback
    Good...
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    Make it flat then raise the back by adding a...

    Make it flat then raise the back by adding a couple of rubber feet, keeps it from moving around.
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    A cabinet saw can have a smaller footprint than a...

    A cabinet saw can have a smaller footprint than a contractor saw which has the motor hanging out the back.

    and

    I slid the SS Grizzly to the right till it hit the wall and docked it...
  18. If you don't plan to remove the top, carpet tape...

    If you don't plan to remove the top, carpet tape is good for this.
  19. Assuming you use pipe on a roll vs straight pipe...

    Assuming you use pipe on a roll vs straight pipe with connections, the tendency to remain curved will be a major factor in pulling force. If the same pipe is available in a bigger roll that would...
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    Wind vs Patio Furniture

    We have a glider on our porch that gets flipped over in moderate wind. It was an expensive piece and the porch is in the lee of the house. I've tied the base to the railing so it won't go far but the...
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    Timber framing tools are good if you have any. A...

    Timber framing tools are good if you have any. A slick may work for you or a broad axe or an adz.
  22. I remember a story with pictures of bodgers...

    I remember a story with pictures of bodgers working in the English forests making chair parts on treadle lathes they carried with them. Part were shipped to a shop where they were assembled still...
  23. Thread: Bondo

    by Tom Bender
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    No I wouldn't expect it to work well with glue,...

    No I wouldn't expect it to work well with glue, have to test that. I have used it as filler/glue where glue strength was not critical.

    And my garage floor has some spalling and stone pits from...
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    If you never resew anything you're still going to...

    If you never resew anything you're still going to love having a bandsaw.
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    Are the tires providing inconsistent pressure as...

    Are the tires providing inconsistent pressure as they turn? Some things that could cause it;

    1. Bad bearings.

    2. Bent shaft

    3. Out of round tires

    4. Tires softer on one side
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