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    Looks great - congratulations! When you do...

    Looks great - congratulations! When you do detailed posting, please include information about the clock mechanism, such as where others could buy the equivalent.

    Mike
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    Just a comment - you can buy mineral oil at a...

    Just a comment - you can buy mineral oil at a pharmacy. Not very expensive, it's sold as a laxative. Obviously safe for human consumption.

    Mike
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    That might solve the space issue but it still...

    That might solve the space issue but it still leaves the $12K issue. For me, that's a big hill.:)

    Mike
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    I can certainly understand the enjoyment some...

    I can certainly understand the enjoyment some people might get from using a CNC machine. When I was starting out in engineering, I used to go to the office on the weekend so I could use the...
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    Good project. Make sure you use waterproof glue,...

    Good project. Make sure you use waterproof glue, such as Titebond 3 or epoxy. Somebody recently gave me some reclaimed teak and I made some cutting boards by piecing it together.

    It will be very...
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    Looks like you're doing well in outfitting your...

    Looks like you're doing well in outfitting your shop. I purchase used whenever I can. I'm looking for a planer now with an induction motor. People are complaining about how noisy my DeWalt 735 is....
  7. The only problem I can see with losing the...

    The only problem I can see with losing the certification is if your insurance requires that you have certified products in your home or shop. Other than that, since you're doing the wiring you can...
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    It's not hard. Look for the Paul Schurch video...

    It's not hard. Look for the Paul Schurch video on marquetry and do the exercises and you'll have an excellent start. You do need a scroll saw. I've done some marquetry but my problem is drawing...
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    Here's ...

    Here's a buffer motor that runs at 1725 RPM. About the same price.

    Mike
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    You can use a VFD to control the speed of a...

    You can use a VFD to control the speed of a single phase induction motor - if you can find a VFD that will output single phase 120 volts. There are a few other things you need to do. If you decide...
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    Better yet, get a PM-V11 blade from Lee Valley. ...

    Better yet, get a PM-V11 blade from Lee Valley.

    Mike
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    Your dovetails came out well. I would suggest a...

    Your dovetails came out well. I would suggest a couple of changes:

    1. In my opinion, your dovetails are too regular - they look like machine cut dovetails. I'd put some variation in them. For...
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    Isn't SDA-40 denatured? If so, it would not be...

    Isn't SDA-40 denatured? If so, it would not be 99% ethanol, although it might be 99% alcohol, part ethanol and part some other alcohol.

    Mike
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    Would you provide a link to that 99% ethanol on...

    Would you provide a link to that 99% ethanol on Amazon, please? I found isopropyl alcohol at high percentages but not ethanol. Pure ethanol would be fairly expensive, I expect.

    Mike

    [Oops, I...
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    I agree with using poplar - unless it for...

    I agree with using poplar - unless it for outside. Also, MDF can be hard on blades if you use a lot of it.

    Mike
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    What something is worth is always a negotiation. ...

    What something is worth is always a negotiation. I'd figure out what the max I'd be willing to pay and then start below that. Point out that new cars suffer significant depreciation as soon as...
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    I'm no expert plumber but - in the past - I've...

    I'm no expert plumber but - in the past - I've taken a valves off and re-used them. But with experience, I now replace any valve I remove for any reason. Valves fail and when they do it's usually...
  18. I thought about doing that - auto on when opening...

    I thought about doing that - auto on when opening a blast gate - but my dust collector has a remote control which is easy to use so I went with that. Much simpler. I open the blast gate and touch...
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    Inventive design. Congratulations. Mike

    Inventive design. Congratulations.

    Mike
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    That's a neat program. Thanks for posting that....

    That's a neat program. Thanks for posting that.

    Mike
  21. Thread: Fleas!

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    Years ago I was shopping for a house. I went...

    Years ago I was shopping for a house. I went into one (empty) house with a real estate agent and the fleas were all over my legs. They were in the rug. I didn't stay long looking at that place.
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    If they're outdoors, I leave them alone. They're...

    If they're outdoors, I leave them alone. They're catching other bugs that would bother me. I try not to walk into a spider web but sometimes I don't see the web before I run into it. I feel bad...
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    Today is a Very Special Day

    It's National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

    Mike
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    That's for sure. Mike

    That's for sure.

    Mike
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    Jewelry Box

    "What's the best kind of wood?"

    Answer: "Free Wood!"

    A friend gave me a bunch of wood, including some teak which I used for a variety of things, including some cutting boards.

    Some of the...
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