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    Hinge Lid Boxes from Scrap

    I ran into a finishing problem on a recent project. While I percolate on how to get out of it I used up some scrap for some boxes.

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    They are about 7" x 9" x 6" high. ...
  2. When it comes to this sort of thing (quick,...

    When it comes to this sort of thing (quick, knock-down style) you can often buy for less than you can make. I have a lot of these in 3 and 4 foot lengths in some outbuildings because I needed...
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    Yes this. Unlike original Biesemeyer fences the...

    Yes this. Unlike original Biesemeyer fences the Saw Stop is easily loosened, shimmed and re-tightened.
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    At first I was wondering why the DC was so far...

    At first I was wondering why the DC was so far from the slider. I then realized that the ping-pong table was a CNC :D. You are lucky in that you already have a slider-to-wall-position use case from...
  5. Some 19-38 models can be used with drum or brush....

    Some 19-38 models can be used with drum or brush. The 16-32 is a different beast but there are videos on changing the drum for a brush that may help.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C1SHxvUBf8
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    I just happened to be in the shop. My 52" Saw...

    I just happened to be in the shop. My 52" Saw Stop front tube is 85-1/4".
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    Just an add-on. I should have emphasized making...

    Just an add-on. I should have emphasized making sure the cleaned parts are clear of any 'cleaner' residue and dry, dry, dry. Mineral spirits is a common cleaner in the shop but can leave a residue....
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    I do find then when I am tasked with things that...

    I do find then when I am tasked with things that I don't really enjoy like painting the porch or fixing a deck my enjoyable woodworking seems to suffer as well. Certainly keeping the shop area clean...
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    Does this count? 478883 I use a fair amount...

    Does this count?

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    I use a fair amount of walnut and get to see the wide color spectrum. Some is almost purple, some dark chocolate, reddish, light mocha, and some is creamy white.
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    I'm with other folks who have responded. ...

    I'm with other folks who have responded. Loosening modern collets is often a two stage affair. Loosen the nut with wrenches till it spins free and continue till it stops again, loosen with the...
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    Great tip Bruce! 478810

    Great tip Bruce!

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    Speaking from experience diamond products vary...

    Speaking from experience diamond products vary widely. I am still using a 600 grit DMT 10" 'stone' that I got in 2002. All the Trend and EZ-Lap products I have had have all worn out and been tossed...
  13. This could be a whole separate conversation :). ...

    This could be a whole separate conversation :). I did my research and for me I found the following short list of requirements:
    1. Must be oil free. I did not want to have to hassle with...
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    So . . . Let's see it :).

    So . . . Let's see it :).
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    Another +1 on Jim's suggestion. in a few years...

    Another +1 on Jim's suggestion. in a few years all of the cherry will have undergone some color change. The contrasting wood you think looks good now may not later unless you use colorants to...
  16. The Trend diamond products I have tried have all...

    The Trend diamond products I have tried have all worn out way too fast. They are all gone while I still use a DMT diamond plate from 2002. That being said, wheel grinders aside, coarse diamond...
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    I do but at much finer grits. My foam pads start...

    I do but at much finer grits. My foam pads start at 600.
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    Grandpa taught me to sharpen them at the wheel...

    Grandpa taught me to sharpen them at the wheel grinder but for nearly 20 years I have been using a Drill Doctor with good success. Quick, pretty fool proof, and about $100 today.
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    Uniklamps are my most used clamp for casework and...

    Uniklamps are my most used clamp for casework and many other things so you have my answer ;-)

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    These are casework clamps and not a replacement for pipe clamps or full sized parallel...
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    With the fundamental understanding that the...

    With the fundamental understanding that the insurance company business model runs on premium collection and not service provision I am sorry for your troubles. This is a good reminder to all of us...
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    Some progress.

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  22. Slick idea Brian. I tried this with a...

    Slick idea Brian. I tried this with a goesupa-goesdowna hanger for watering plants. Not successful. Your spring balancer is probably just what I was trying to do with the wrong mechanism :D. Now...
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    Although some top coats, even shellac, can be...

    Although some top coats, even shellac, can be used to fill grain it is a long and laborious process. I would leave it as is. Next time, if you want a filled grain surface use a grain filler. You...
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    JMHO, YMMV. My apologies in advance to the...

    JMHO, YMMV. My apologies in advance to the mustard lovers. :)

    Welcome to Powermatic :). They make some nice stuff but price it as if it were a lot, lot nicer. I keep waiting for the...
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    Hard to imagine two identically defective blades...

    Hard to imagine two identically defective blades from an outfit like Ridge. You could close the loop by measuring a tooth on a rip blade, make a non-through cut and see if that kerf is as expected. ...
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