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    Thanks Jim. I hadn't considered portability as a...

    Thanks Jim. I hadn't considered portability as a design feature. I will be making a prototype to show him first. It wont be a surprise gift.
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    Pedal board design

    Anybody made a custom pedal board for an electric guitar setup? I want to make one as a gift for my nephew, and want to make it nicer than the basic utilitarian designs I see.
  3. Thread: Waterlox?

    by Stan Calow
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    Carl, there are reference books put out by DOT...

    Carl, there are reference books put out by DOT for transportation of hazardous materials, and one NIOSH/CDC for chemical hazards that give you the Lower Explosive Limit for most common chemicals. ...
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    I have several cans that are at least 3 years...

    I have several cans that are at least 3 years old. I just used one and it seemed to cure fine. What I do is run a test spray and if it dries OK, I use it. I believe its all about the storage...
  5. Thread: 2 Walnut

    by Stan Calow
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    I use the planer to plane down the burnt edges,...

    I use the planer to plane down the burnt edges, especially with multiple pieces that you want to be the same height. Cutting a bit wider to allow for that, to keep square.
  6. Thread: Glue Gun

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    I can't keep the tip clean so I usually just pour...

    I can't keep the tip clean so I usually just pour an amount I think I need into a empty yogurt container and dip my brush from there.
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    Poll: We had a giant Sears distribution center and...

    We had a giant Sears distribution center and their credit office in KC in the '60s, so just about everyone I grew up with had one or more family members who worked for Sears at one time or another....
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    Drano is sodium hydroxide. It will take your...

    Drano is sodium hydroxide. It will take your skin off if you're not careful. Hard to manage in a spill too. Reacts violently with water and other chemicals.
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    my experience is that as soon as you get rid of...

    my experience is that as soon as you get rid of it, you'll find a project for which it would have been perfect.
  10. just dont get a bench top bandsaw. It will limit...

    just dont get a bench top bandsaw. It will limit you're thinking of what a larger one can do for you.
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    We had a pinhole leak in a 1/2" copper line (not...

    We had a pinhole leak in a 1/2" copper line (not at a joint) in a house that was 4 years old. It was inside a bathroom wall so it was not immediately noticeable. It did a heck of a lot of damage -...
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    I have been using only Fiskar garden tools for...

    I have been using only Fiskar garden tools for years. I can't say they're the best since I cant compare to others. I called them once about a replacement blade for an older model lopper (more than...
  13. Thread: Walnut oil

    by Stan Calow
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    If the difference is that walnut oil for...

    If the difference is that walnut oil for finishing has been heated to jump start polymerization, then one could theoretically do that at home as well, right? I've used culinary w-o for years for...
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    Hobbyist advice here. Rattle-can shellac is easy...

    Hobbyist advice here. Rattle-can shellac is easy and looks good on walnut. Cherry (sanded up as high as you can stand) looks and feels good with Watco. I use the cherry-tinted version to even the...
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    Agreeing with Erik on the Sole brand insoles. ...

    Agreeing with Erik on the Sole brand insoles. Made a huge difference and ended my plantar fasciitis. They seem to be hard to find, however.
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    I noticed that the MSDS for it says that it is a...

    I noticed that the MSDS for it says that it is a blend of food grade oils and waxes. Maybe the wax part of it is what causes trouble with a finish coat.
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    Yes insurance and bonding are one of the pieces...

    Yes insurance and bonding are one of the pieces of information that is provided up front on the site, although it should be verified. But note, its not just a bunch of little one-man contractors on...
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    I dont believe they provide higher rankings or...

    I dont believe they provide higher rankings or fake reviews for money. What they do is put sponsoring vendors at the top of search list, just like Google and Bing, etc. They send emails to their...
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    its not in the same class or quality, but Harbor...

    its not in the same class or quality, but Harbor Freight has a tiny table saw with I think a 4" blade. They're around $60 with coupons. I got one at an estate sale for a few bucks and use it for...
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    When all else fails, call the store and ask for...

    When all else fails, call the store and ask for the name of the general manager and or the district manager, and addresses. Mail a hardcopy letter to them. I've done this when I wanted to commend...
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    I've used it many times. I've found contractors...

    I've used it many times. I've found contractors that way that I would not have otherwise come across. It does let you make quick comparisons between companies by looking at their detailed...
  22. Hmmm. Reading the citation that Tom provided ...

    Hmmm. Reading the citation that Tom provided

    "(1) Standards for denatured ethanol. Starting December 31, 2003, no person shall sell, offer for sale, supply or offer for supply denatured ethanol...
  23. Anybody have a good link to info on the ban? I...

    Anybody have a good link to info on the ban? I cant find anything from the state by Googling. I want to know if its banned because of the denaturing agents or what.
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    I've done that using the self-stick felt - I...

    I've done that using the self-stick felt - I think Rockler and/or Lee Valley sells those rolls in various colors. But I have had trouble getting it cut straight to fit the bottom exactly. So I've...
  25. We've used the scrunchy kind from a couple of...

    We've used the scrunchy kind from a couple of sources. They seem to last one season. I wouldn't recommend for serious watering use, or to attach to sprinklers for example. But wife prefers them...
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