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    I agree with leaving some of the character in the...

    I agree with leaving some of the character in the table but there is room to get a little more creative.

    You are going to have to plug those holes. You could make more holes all the way across...
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    Purpleheart is one of my favorite woods. Yes it...

    Purpleheart is one of my favorite woods. Yes it gives me splinters if I am not careful but I have not had trouble working it. It may be that my source provides only good stock, or I have been lucky....
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    Beautiful shelving Warren. You have displayed a...

    Beautiful shelving Warren. You have displayed a lot of wood without going all wood.
  4. Unless you require a lot of strength just glue...

    Unless you require a lot of strength just glue the miters and forget the biscuits, splines, dowels etc.
  5. Installing a dowel and cutting it off flush can...

    Installing a dowel and cutting it off flush can result in scarring the adjacent finish. Better to install the right length dowel so it drives just below the surface. A little more prep but then...
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    If you are using a scary amount of force, stop!...

    If you are using a scary amount of force, stop! Always think about the direction of the force your hands are applying. Consider what would happen if the wood suddenly disappeared. It can happen in...
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    We bought the Ryobi 18 volt vacuum for all around...

    We bought the Ryobi 18 volt vacuum for all around use. We have hardwood floors so not much need for it on floors. It will go about 10 minutes on a big battery. (we have two) Good for the car, a rug,...
  8. Contact Cement! Don't know if that's possible....

    Contact Cement! Don't know if that's possible. Don't think any adhesive is needed.
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    Jim I think we're on the same page here. I'd be...

    Jim
    I think we're on the same page here. I'd be afraid to use a router and a dremel is still kinda scary. Also I would have to get one. I am thinking a short piece of band saw blade with the right...
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    Tom's Spa/Shop

    My shop has the best lighting and tools. It is the best place in the house for bandaging and clipping toenails and we did a couple of Covid haircuts there in spring. A few lost clippings are not a...
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    You'll find 12" is plenty of depth. As far as...

    You'll find 12" is plenty of depth. As far as shelf spacing, plan for what will go on each shelf. That will make storage much more efficient. Yes it's more work up front.
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    If you are going to lift with an eyebolt look up...

    If you are going to lift with an eyebolt look up the capacities of eyebolts first. Good ones have 1/4 strength when pulled from the side. Less good ones have less capacity.
  13. Let's back up to your layout. I would do a...

    Let's back up to your layout. I would do a careful layout on paper. Maybe with drafting tools, maybe with CAD. This will work better than just trying to lay out on the cast iron. Tape the paper in...
  14. Put a little uncooked rice in the tupperware with...

    Put a little uncooked rice in the tupperware with them.
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    Yes the countertops are in place. I want to cut a...

    Yes the countertops are in place. I want to cut a groove on the underside to serve as a drip edge.

    I recently spilled water which ran off and down the face of the cabinets and into the drawers....
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    Interesting, In either case there are gaps...

    Interesting, In either case there are gaps between the cuts which will get cleaned up by the next set of cutters. That seems to favor straight knives in some ways.

    A better cut might be made by...
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    Can Corian be cut with a hand plane?

    I want to cut a drip groove in my Corian countertop along a straight section. If I make a plane to wrap around the edge to make this cut, could it cut Corian?

    The groove will be about 1/8" x 1/8"....
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    Double Stick Tape

    Is hard to handle. It can be almost impossible to start peeling the backing off it. Of course it helps to maintain an irregular end but there are times when it is necessary to start. Any tips on...
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    Replaced my water heater last year. No problem...

    Replaced my water heater last year. No problem finding a piloted 40 gallon unit on the shelf. No electricity needed, but an electronic pilot could be supported with a small UPS. A fan would need a...
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    oops i misspoke, if you have a gas water heater...

    oops i misspoke, if you have a gas water heater you can have a hot shower and wash dishes in hot water, if you have water.
  21. Houston, water table, no frost line,,,,nope I...

    Houston, water table, no frost line,,,,nope I can't guess what conditions you have.
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    Where it's an option, brick pavers are way better.

    Where it's an option, brick pavers are way better.
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    Shapening Horse Clippers

    This is a little off topic but the expertise is here.

    My wife brings these to me about twice a year for sharpening. Mostly they need cleaning (dripping with oil and packed with hair). I give them...
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    The piping inside the house Our house was fed...

    The piping inside the house
    Our house was fed with a 1" black iron pipe from the meter to the first branch, which feeds the furnace. Then it was dropped down to 3/4" That split into two 1/2" lines,...
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    Hi John You're teasing us with glimpses of your...

    Hi John
    You're teasing us with glimpses of your shop. Can you share a little more?
    Tom
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