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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...
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    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.
  11. To use a small diameter cutter, you'd hopefully...

    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...
  16. 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...
  17. The SSA, IRS and even banks do NOT ever, ever...

    The SSA, IRS and even banks do NOT ever, ever call customers like that. 100% any call is a scam. A card provider might call if there is perceived fraud, but they will not ask for identifying...
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    I agree with Mike completely that "best practice"...

    I agree with Mike completely that "best practice" is to replace the valve. Even the really good ones are not that expensive when you consider how long they need to perform...
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    Congratulations, Derek!! That's a wonderful...

    Congratulations, Derek!! That's a wonderful accomplishment and well deserved!
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    I will attest to the quality of the lumber that...

    I will attest to the quality of the lumber that Brian has received from Horizon...really excellent stuff.
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    White oak is an excellent choice, IMHO, and you...

    White oak is an excellent choice, IMHO, and you should use a water resistant PVA like Titebond III, epoxy or other water resistant/water proof adhesive. Finish is the hard part because a film finish...
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    You're doing a bang-up job on that bathroom,...

    You're doing a bang-up job on that bathroom, Dennis!!

    This past week I finished up some CNC work for a client before leaving for central Florida to help my 89 year young mother/kid move from her...
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    Run of the mill stuff you probably are best...

    Run of the mill stuff you probably are best donating to a charity like the Habitat ReStore for the tax advantage...and it's really easy. Unique things are probably best advertised and sold on a site...
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    If there are spiders, there is spider food....

    If there are spiders, there is spider food. Spiders are generally "our friends". If you reduce the spider food (insects), the population of spiders will drop accordingly.
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    Someone skilled can often un-solder a valve, but...

    Someone skilled can often un-solder a valve, but it takes great care to avoid overheating and it's best to strip out any removable components.

    A manifold doesn't take away the need for a local...
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