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    How big are the bridle joints? I've made large...

    How big are the bridle joints? I've made large cabinet doors with them, so the joint was 3"x3". A bandsaw was far less scary than a tablesaw.
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    Whatever you do about the finish, get a fabric...

    Whatever you do about the finish, get a fabric cover for the station. It will protect the station for the 99% of the time it is not being used for cooling.
  3. Why do some stores have entrance and exit doors?

    Home Depot and Lowes stores have entrance and exit doors. They try pretty hard to get customers to go in the entrance door and out the exit doors. However, other big stores don't. Department...
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    If you can source regular baltic birch plywood,...

    If you can source regular baltic birch plywood, you could cover it with formica. Formica is phenolic-impregnated paper. Formica glues nicely in a vacuum bag with good ol' yellow glue. And if you...
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    For me, a very very important feature for a...

    For me, a very very important feature for a sander is dust collection. When a sander is connected to a vacuum, it works better b cause the sandpaper is not floating on the sanding dust. And, of...
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    The ankle-catcher near the floor is not the only...

    The ankle-catcher near the floor is not the only structure holding the legs. At the tops of the legs, there are parts which might be called skirts. They are visible in the photos. There are four...
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    No, you need to become a Contributor to see images. $6/year.
  8. The composite I was mentioning is from...

    The composite I was mentioning is from Timbertech, their Azek line. It comes in 1" thick for decking, and also 1/2" thick for trim work. They sell a stepped drill which drills a clearance hole,...
  9. OP, you mention composites. I'm taking that to...

    OP, you mention composites. I'm taking that to mean materials which are not wood. If so, yes, there are plastic composite decking materials which are cedar-colored and wood textured. Wood workers...
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    Macbeath is down to one location in the Bay area:...

    Macbeath is down to one location in the Bay area: Berkeley.
    In the south bay, you might try Aura.
  11. You can't see any old glue on the surface. I...

    You can't see any old glue on the surface. I can't see any glue on the surface in the pics. The joint came apart easily, without damaging the wood in any visible way. It might well be that the...
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    Sheet cork is made of little particles of cork,...

    Sheet cork is made of little particles of cork, glued together with some rubbery adhesive. The particles of cork should accept wood dyes. Cork itself is bark from cork oaks. The rubbery adhesive...
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    Plywood would be fine. If you can't get Baltic...

    Plywood would be fine. If you can't get Baltic Birch, regular hardwood-veneer plywood would do, but I'd edgeband it. A couple weeks ago, MacBeath said they still have Baltic Birch for sale.

    If...
  14. If the slide is fully mechanical, it has to...

    If the slide is fully mechanical, it has to behave like that. There's a spring which pulls the drawer closed. You have to tension that spring as you pull the drawer open.

    Blum does make a...
  15. 5 meters tall by 9 meters wide! That's big. ...

    5 meters tall by 9 meters wide! That's big. (over 16 feet tall by 30 feet wide). Are you thinking you'll cover the whole wall with shelving?

    For a wall that big, the usual rules of thumb may...
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    I too have Make 2017, on Windows 10. I use it...

    I too have Make 2017, on Windows 10. I use it quite a bit. I just started it up, and didn't get any complaints. Where do you think your message came from -- the app, or your operating system?
  17. I know nothing about that material. But if...

    I know nothing about that material. But if those guys are right, and it can't be edgebanded with itself, how 'bout using wood? Y'know, a hardwood 1x2 or the like. It'd look like a design...
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    If you build the closet around the cyclone, can...

    If you build the closet around the cyclone, can you assemble the closet with screws? I'd hate to build the closet, and then some day down the road need to service the cyclone.
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    Or maybe you could move the baffle to that wall...

    Or maybe you could move the baffle to that wall below the input duct. That would seem to offer a lot more space than the above-door location, so you could make the baffle cross section bigger.
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    Yeah, all that other stuff you've mentioned acts...

    Yeah, all that other stuff you've mentioned acts upon sound which is already has to be fighting its way through walls and floors and such. In contrast, the return air baffle has unobstructed...
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    Sorry, I wasn't clear. I meant for you to line...

    Sorry, I wasn't clear. I meant for you to line the baffle.
  22. We agree. You need something to pull the sides...

    We agree. You need something to pull the sides inwards. That's a back. A back is usually a big sheet of plywood fastened all the way around. Staples work. Glue works. Okay, you have to put a...
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    Can you line the interior walls with something...

    Can you line the interior walls with something soft and fluffy? That will absorb high frequency sounds. For instance...
  24. Does the bookshelf have a back? If it does,...

    Does the bookshelf have a back? If it does, that will pull the sides straight.

    A back also adds big resistance to wracking, so it is a really good feature on several issues.
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    If you're going to be doing this a lot, Bosch has...

    If you're going to be doing this a lot, Bosch has a drill which includes an offset chuck among several other things. ...
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