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    If I may ask, what type of work are you doing...

    If I may ask, what type of work are you doing with such narrow blades?

    The common objection I hear with the Carter Stabilizer is that it is a pain to frequently install and remove. If you are...
  2. Is there some reason just setting up folders in...

    Is there some reason just setting up folders in your PC will not work for you? Like a folder called Renovation, and subfolders under that for maybe Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Cabinetry and Millwork,...
  3. The capital gain exemption on a personal...

    The capital gain exemption on a personal residence is $250K for single and $500K married filing jointly. So for the vast majority of Americans it's a non-issue because they will not hit or exceed the...
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    Brian, IMO the issue of stock buybacks, even the...

    Brian, IMO the issue of stock buybacks, even the recent criticism of them, is considerably more complicated than you may think. There are arguments in favor and arguments against. Given your interest...
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    Well then, my two kids have missed out on it. One...

    Well then, my two kids have missed out on it. One is in 7th grade, the other in 9th, and neither has had a class or even a chapter on nutrition. What they get at school is almost exclusively what the...
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    There's more to it than that Brian. The ethical...

    There's more to it than that Brian. The ethical objection to publicly company stock buybacks in certain circumstances is when companies buy back their own stock using stimulus money or bailout money...
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    Thanks all for the compliments! David, in...

    Thanks all for the compliments!

    David, in answer to your question, you're absolutely right. The second table was intentional, drawn on paper and not done on the fly like the first.
    I saw...
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    I might suggest you look into the Keller dovetail...

    I might suggest you look into the Keller dovetail jig. It will do box joints perfectly, and it will do an unlimited length. All you have to do is unclamp the jig and keep moving it down, keeping...
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    Heh, both your comments echo Winston Churchill's...

    Heh, both your comments echo Winston Churchill's quote: "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else"

    I also love "The best argument against...
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    I see you're in CA. I'm speculating, but could...

    I see you're in CA. I'm speculating, but could environmental regulations in your state have something to do with it?
    Same reasons some of the VOC containing wood finishes have been dropped?
  11. Could hitting it with a heat gun soften up the...

    Could hitting it with a heat gun soften up the "gunk" enough to scrape or wipe it off? Can't see how it would harm a steel rule. Just wear leather gloves.
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    Well it's far from a wide poll, but since posting...

    Well it's far from a wide poll, but since posting my question, I have been casually asking about other countries' perceptions, and a friend who does a fair amount of business in China told me an...
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    This reminds me of my friend Steve who was an...

    This reminds me of my friend Steve who was an event photographer in the 80s. He got hired to shoot a Bat Mitzvah, and the day before the event, the client called him and stipulated that he was not...
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    In light of this discussion, I find myself...

    In light of this discussion, I find myself wondering if people in other countries have similar conversations over the reluctance to buy products from the USA for political or quality perception...
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    Very cool, thanks!

    Very cool, thanks!
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    Thanks for your encouragement Fred!

    Thanks for your encouragement Fred!
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    Epifanes gloss is an exterior UV inhibited spar...

    Epifanes gloss is an exterior UV inhibited spar marine varnish, tung oil based. They describe Epifanes matte as a companion product the gloss just for the topcoat in cases where the high gloss is...
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    Quite apart from the thrift, it's more enjoyable...

    Quite apart from the thrift, it's more enjoyable and satisfying too. I'm with you on disliking cheaply made, low quality items. Some people find real joy in owning well made, well crafted things. The...
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    Hi Jon, Since you're asking about the ebonizing,...

    Hi Jon,
    Since you're asking about the ebonizing, let me share a second table with it's own personality that I built to accompany the first one. I think the ebonizing came out even better the second...
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    They used a bolt with two hex nuts jammed...

    They used a bolt with two hex nuts jammed together. The method can be used for installation and removal.

    Here is a link to a YouTube video that explains it visually better than I can do so here:...
  21. If it turns out that your issue is the pivot...

    If it turns out that your issue is the pivot point alignment to the blade, it might be interesting to test the chart by trying your 8" diameter circle with your 1" blade. According to the chart, it...
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    Stan, I washed out some steel wool really well...

    Stan,
    I washed out some steel wool really well in soapy water to wash away any oil, and then soaked the SW in white vinegar for about 3 days. Then brushed on the solution with a foam brush and let...
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    Damn man, that sounded just like a Pink Floyd...

    Damn man, that sounded just like a Pink Floyd lyric.
    Straight off of Animals.
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    End table and Ideation on the fly - PART 2

    Hi,
    This is Part 2 to my earlier post.

    Final photos of the end table:

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    And a photo of this table's final home:
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    End table and Ideation on the fly

    Hi, back story on this project is as follows - I needed a drink supporting table for the patio area just outside the shop, where one might rest his weary bones with a drink after a day of work. I...
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