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  1. We borrowed a TS and it heated up and tripped...

    We borrowed a TS and it heated up and tripped under moderate loading. Long story short, it was full of sawdust. Once cleaned out it was fine.
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    If you are sawing logs on a stationary saw (and...

    If you are sawing logs on a stationary saw (and moving the logs thru it) that's likely your problem. A log can shift and jam up the blade. The right type of saw will move over a stationary log. Much...
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    What type of glue

    Glues like Titebond are really strong but they are also very hard when dry. Sometimes I don't need so much strength but would like to easily remove squeeze out. A softer glue would be better....
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    Furniture wax? clamps are supposed to grip, how...

    Furniture wax? clamps are supposed to grip, how about leather?
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    It may be better to make a concave form. You...

    It may be better to make a concave form. You could start with a big hunk of wood, maybe a 4 x 6. Bandsaw the first curve. Curf some thick plywood so it will bend and tack it to the 4 x 6. Draw the...
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    James Bending in two directions is more...

    James
    Bending in two directions is more challenging but it can really improve the end product. Two approaches;

    Make a form that accomplishes it in one steaming. Not so hard when you think it...
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    Hi John Welcome back into the shop. Will you...

    Hi John
    Welcome back into the shop.

    Will you be building one houseful of cabinets or do you expect to continue? If one then a simpler method may serve better in the long term. If you will...
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    Looks like this table is not in your home but in...

    Looks like this table is not in your home but in a showroom so it's not yours. Time to pay the piper.
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    Hi Chris Ummm.. that's pretty impressive for a...

    Hi Chris
    Ummm.. that's pretty impressive for a first woodworking project,,,and you had a Sawstop at that point...there's more to this story.
    Tom
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    I had poor results with flocking.

    I had poor results with flocking.
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    Angie's List

    Anyone use Angie's List? Are the contractors well qualified as intended or are they just on the list because...
  12. Thread: dust mask

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    Why do I go to the shop? Well it's not to suit up...

    Why do I go to the shop? Well it's not to suit up and spend my time in a loud and hazardous place. I spend 60% of my time there not making dust, on design, layout, hand tool work etc. When it's...
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    Hi James If you are making side chairs you may...

    Hi James
    If you are making side chairs you may not be asking for much of a bend. It should work out ok and you may not need a backing strap. I had success bending 1 1/8" thick x 9" wide KD Ash...
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    David That's a creative if socially risky...

    David
    That's a creative if socially risky approach but it may make the problem worse. Heating may drive out moisture (probably too fast for good results) and air, but there will still be some wax on...
  15. Let the poly dry for a few days or weeks, worst...

    Let the poly dry for a few days or weeks, worst case you have to rout it again.
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    Storage Conundrum

    It is a maxim that the more you engineer your storage solution the less it holds. There are exceptions but some examples are;

    Before and after pictures of a closet system, before: 40 pairs of...
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    Looked again and did see some on Craigslist. ...

    Looked again and did see some on Craigslist.

    Thinking that the cheap countertops will be scrap and the lowers hard to repurpose since they are laminate and are big assemblies and not separate...
  18. Thread: Drug Prices

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    Ok so that's two more Canadian options and some...

    Ok so that's two more Canadian options and some hearty endorsements for GoodRx
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    Repurposed Kitchen Cabinets

    We are planning a kitchen remodel and will have lots of old cabinets. The uppers at least seem perfect for a shop. No use for them in my house as I have my storage needs met. There didn't seem to be...
  20. Thread: Drug Prices

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    Drug Prices

    Not a rant about prices, there are plenty of those elsewhere. This post is about getting a better price. The whole industry is a scam but some solutions are not bad.

    Good Rx works
    ...
  21. What you want is a lot of square footage so make...

    What you want is a lot of square footage so make several shallow shelves and a few taller. Put the taller ones low and high so you can see into the shallow ones at eye level.
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    Just to put it in perspective, for a given...

    Just to put it in perspective, for a given thickness you might bend KD wood to a 12" radius. AD wood at the same MC might go to 10". Green wood might go to 6"
  23. To add a sub panel Step one, pull the meter.

    To add a sub panel

    Step one, pull the meter.
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    Paint a stripe on the floor to help get the...

    Paint a stripe on the floor to help get the trailer in the right spot.
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    To get the hanging stuff out of the way (control...

    To get the hanging stuff out of the way (control pendant or chainfall) just run a small rope up beside the hoist and over to the side somewhere, similar to Tom's turning block.

    One thing about...
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