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    JB weld is good but you can supplement that with...

    JB weld is good but you can supplement that with a few more threads by drilling right thru the bottom of the plane. That makes it easier to tap and clean the threads. You will need to weld a washer...
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    If you go ahead with your current piece of...

    If you go ahead with your current piece of granite you might get it to flatten enough by pulling the corners down and supporting the center. But with your 5 legged design you are expecting your floor...
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    Hi Ken I agree, pushing thru to the end of a...

    Hi Ken
    I agree, pushing thru to the end of a task makes it a chore.

    It seems that side bevel vs square shoulders makes it a very different chisel, no?
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    Hi Joshua A couple thoughts on the stretchers; ...

    Hi Joshua
    A couple thoughts on the stretchers;

    This view shows that the short stretcher will interfere with the long stretcher, or be glued in with a short tenon. But with angled legs it is the...
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    There is always so much to learn, it keeps us...

    There is always so much to learn, it keeps us young.
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    Nice work Mark

    Nice work Mark
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    Kitchen Knives

    Most of our kitchen knives were inexpensive and are decades old. They don't seem to get dull ever. One exception is a slightly more expensive Kitchen Aid knife we have had a few years. It goes dull...
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    Hi Bill Here you have the opportunity to express...

    Hi Bill
    Here you have the opportunity to express your own creativity.

    The starting point is to get the clockworks and face. That scales the whole thing.

    Then work out the amount of wood you...
  9. A yoyo allows for creativity

    A yoyo allows for creativity
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    Odorless mineral spirits? actually, not so much

    Odorless mineral spirits? actually, not so much
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    Interesting, can a CPAP be adapted to provide...

    Interesting, can a CPAP be adapted to provide respiratory protection?
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    Hi Kris You have a space hog in the garage....

    Hi Kris
    You have a space hog in the garage. Unless you really need it you might want to put the RAS on Craig's List.

    And your table saw is an aircraft carrier. It can be slid to the right or...
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    Will you connect the D/C to the left or right...

    Will you connect the D/C to the left or right side? Will you switch it when you rearrange the shop someday? Easy to plan for that now.
  14. I'd choose cancer, my wife would treat me better.

    I'd choose cancer, my wife would treat me better.
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    With tool storage it really helps to optimize....

    With tool storage it really helps to optimize. Assuming you are building shallow cabinets, maybe 8" deep with tools on the doors and on the back, definitely mock up the tool layout on paper first....
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    Kevin, yes there's that option Leo, yes a dust...

    Kevin, yes there's that option

    Leo, yes a dust collector can carry chips but a shop vac can carry coins

    Greg, some dust collectors are crossover machines but use a lot of horsepower, also high...
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    Loosing my senses

    Some years ago my sense of smell faded away to the point that now I rarely catch a slight wife of something but mostly just cruise along unaware of anything good or foul. When something good is...
  18. Thread: Small shops

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    My basement shop is 18' x 14' plus some lumber...

    My basement shop is 18' x 14' plus some lumber storage in the garage and a cabinet for finishing materials. It works really well for furniture, one piece at a time. Nothing is mobile. A few specifics...
  19. One challenge when designing an automobile paint...

    One challenge when designing an automobile paint booth is airborne mist of sprayed finish settling on the fresh paint. Great effort and expense is lavished on this issue. Commonly the air is kept as...
  20. A shutter on the outside that swings up may be...

    A shutter on the outside that swings up may be the best way to keep the weather out. If it's twice as wide as the opening and only swings up about 45 it should be good. Insulate it. You could make it...
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    Dust control - it's complicated

    A. Shop vac pulls a small volume at high suction. It can pick up and transport heavy loads.

    B. Dust collector pulls a large volume at low suction. It can gather light loads from a larger area.
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    If space permits, plant a couple of sugar maples...

    If space permits, plant a couple of sugar maples south of your shop. Sure it's a long game but in time you will love them.

    Sugar Maples because they are more wind resistant than Oaks and provide...
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    Brighten up the shop walls

    We spend a lot of quality time in our shops, it should be a pleasant place. And it may be important to you that dust doesn't adhere. If you have particle board or OSB walls you might want to upgrade...
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    The challenge in using a mobile base to support...

    The challenge in using a mobile base to support something that big and heavy is going to be stiffness. Unless your floor is very flat it's going to make the top flex. A few options;

    1. Build it...
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    You mention 3/4" molding, it may not be...

    You mention 3/4" molding, it may not be appropriate to hang the door from the molding if that's your thought. Ordinary door hinges may be best.
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