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    The design and proportions are just right. ...

    The design and proportions are just right. Fantastic table!
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    Probably either will work fine for you (which is...

    Probably either will work fine for you (which is why its hard to make a decision, they are both good choices). Dont over think it. Get one. Build a bunch of stuff. Get three more.... (seems to be...
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    I will say my small Makita impact driver. Can...

    I will say my small Makita impact driver. Can not even remember the last time I drove a screw by hand... Will walk all the way out to the shop from the house and back and get it just to drive a...
  4. One consideration though, is how easy is it to...

    One consideration though, is how easy is it to set/zero your particular DRO.

    Ideally you can just take a pass, measure it with digital calipers, then set the DRO to equal that amount.

    I...
  5. I ran a 10hp widebelt sander off a phase-o-matic...

    I ran a 10hp widebelt sander off a phase-o-matic static converter for years. I know it means less than max HP, but it turns out I didnt need max hp and it worked perfectly fine. The converter I...
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    Thank you for posting Mark. I have a neighbor...

    Thank you for posting Mark. I have a neighbor that is sometimes an expert witness in court on just these type of electronic failures. Talking to him was eye opening to me (toasters with electronic...
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    Wooden storm window advice

    A friend of mine asked about making wooden storm windows. He has an older building that currently has none so exact profiles are not critical, but he wants to use wood.

    He read cyprus makes a...
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    Looks great!

    Looks great!
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    These were some of the plans I referenced. One...

    These were some of the plans I referenced.
    One set was from Taunton:

    Morris Chair Project Plan (Print Plan)
    FWW10011204
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    Thanks for all the suggestions!

    Thanks for all the suggestions!
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    I have three sets of plans, none of which I used...

    I have three sets of plans, none of which I used 'exactly'. But were useful for basic dimensions on seat width, height, depth, back height, etc... which I then tweaked to my liking.

    Read the...
  12. I am not sure I would bother angling the...

    I am not sure I would bother angling the mortises. 4 degrees is not that much, leave some space at the ends for clearance is all.

    For the tenons I would do them the same as straight tenons. But...
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    Source for grinding shaper blades

    I have one of the Amana profile pro insert shaper heads, and would like to have a set of knives ground to a custom profile.

    Does anyone recommend a source for this?
  14. Yes. And sometimes the courts. My former company...

    Yes. And sometimes the courts. My former company (consumer electronics) had a melted blob (product remains) come back to the lab once for analysis. The lawsuit accused it of malfunction and burning...
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    I recently sold my 14" Jet and downgraded to a...

    I recently sold my 14" Jet and downgraded to a 10" Rikon 306. (second saw is a Laguna 18" for larger material/resawing).

    I primarily needed the space and the 10" sits on the end of a bench. I...
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    I have a hinge bore/gang drill machine stashed. ...

    I have a hinge bore/gang drill machine stashed. All pneumatic. Picked it up from a shop that just wanted it gone for low $, and thought I am always building bookcases that need shelf pin holes and...
  17. I do not actually know. My point was simply in...

    I do not actually know. My point was simply in response to the question of 'does UL mean anything anymore'. Whether a product was properly categorized and safety risk properly assessed - I do not...
  18. I have a small 20" bar on mine, and used a cheap...

    I have a small 20" bar on mine, and used a cheap guide that clamps to the bar and rides on a 2x6 that I screw to the top of the log (saw cuts vertically). I can then square it off and split it into...
  19. My neighbor is a power electronics expert...

    My neighbor is a power electronics expert consultant (and university professor) and has a very nice business evaluating designs for the courts as a result of lawsuits. I guarantee if there is...
  20. As pointed out in previous posts, there is NO...

    As pointed out in previous posts, there is NO correlation between 'cost', and 'price'. There used to be, but any decent marketeer in this day and age would be immediately fired for pricing a product...
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    If you go to a large diameter bin careful of wall...

    If you go to a large diameter bin careful of wall thickness. There will be a negative pressure which will want to implode and suck the walls in. So needs to be sturdy enough
  22. These are beautiful. And 15 is a lot... that...

    These are beautiful.

    And 15 is a lot... that is always the thing about chairs. I get one joint cut nice and tight and think, ok, 269 more joints to go! (assumes 18 joints per chair.. might be...
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    Air Compressor ID

    I bought this compressor. Ingersoll Rand Model S 30-5. A 30T series (the tank says 1971). Serial number 305698. The motor is 5HP

    But cannot seem to find much info on this particular model...
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    I added simple foam stick-on weatherstripping to...

    I added simple foam stick-on weatherstripping to the top of my can where the lid seals. This might help with bag wrinkles (if this is indeed an issue).
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    Welcome back! And great to see this post still...

    Welcome back! And great to see this post still alive - I used it for inspiration and knowledge when I built a morris chair not long ago.
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