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  1. You can use an HVAC type outside disconnect with...

    You can use an HVAC type outside disconnect with 10A fuses between the circuit and the outlet if you feel like you need to go lower than 15A.
  2. I like mine slick. I find it hard to feed...

    I like mine slick. I find it hard to feed material at an even rate with a grabby material, and even feed is important on a router table. I have white melamine on my router table, but I really prefer...
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    Incorrect spelling makes it nearly impossible for...

    Incorrect spelling makes it nearly impossible for others to find the information in your thread through the search function.
  4. It's a good way to get all the chips out of the...

    It's a good way to get all the chips out of the various crevices in the planer.
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    Most of these are not intended to be precision...

    Most of these are not intended to be precision tools. They are great for hogging off material in a reckless manner, somewhat usable for trimming the bottom of doors and shaping surfboards, and just...
  6. I have a few of those style doors that I have...

    I have a few of those style doors that I have made around the house. Don't forget that the rails and stiles expand and contract too, so as long as they are similar species the differential expansion...
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    I use a miter gauge occasionally with mine. (Mine...

    I use a miter gauge occasionally with mine. (Mine is an old Walker Turner 16" that has the same size slot as a Unisaw). As long as the blade is sharp and the feed rate is low, it works pretty well. I...
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    This is one of those places where a hand plane is...

    This is one of those places where a hand plane is really efficient- unless you are doing hundreds of these, hand planing them on a bench is faster than trying to set up a machine and a jig to do...
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    An old, seized up V8 engine is a good dead weight...

    An old, seized up V8 engine is a good dead weight you can usually get for practically nothing if you ask around. Most of them weigh 400-500 pounds, and they take on a rather convenient cube form when...
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    Watch out for kickback

    Although this came from a machine more powerful than most of us have access to, it still illustrates that kickback can be a very dangerous problem:...
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    I just take a T nut and put it through a...

    I just take a T nut and put it through a reinforced section of the bottom, and thread a bolt through with the hex side on the inside of the cabinet. You can put a pad under the bottom of the bolt on...
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    I use my metal detector to find the nails as...

    I use my metal detector to find the nails as well. My walls are drywall over plaster over 3/4" shiplap, so I rarely even need to hit a stud, but when I do it's impossible to do without an xray...
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    Check your local building codes, they address...

    Check your local building codes, they address this.
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    Going from a 14" saw to a 17" or larger saw is...

    Going from a 14" saw to a 17" or larger saw is like going from a little portable contractors table saw to a cabinet saw. The extra power, smoothness, and ease of doing jobs on a big saw make it much...
  15. I think most of the commercial DC fittings that...

    I think most of the commercial DC fittings that are plastic are made of ABS.
  16. The breaker doesn't care which leg the thermostat...

    The breaker doesn't care which leg the thermostat is on, because the the load is always across the 240V bus bars, and the current flows through both poles of the breaker no matter which heater is on...
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    I've made a few screwdriver and beer tap handles...

    I've made a few screwdriver and beer tap handles and pepper mills, and finished them either with salad bowl finish or wiping poly. Both of those left plenty of gripping surface available.
  18. I got my unisaw extension tables adjusted in by...

    I got my unisaw extension tables adjusted in by removing the table, flipping it over, and placing it on a pair of straight edges shimmed level on a pair of sawhorses before tightening the extension...
  19. I love Roy and his show, and he is very talented....

    I love Roy and his show, and he is very talented. I especially like seeing that a lot of his joinery has warts on it that he didn't take the time to clean up, and I love that he spends just as much...
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    They aren't the same NEMA type, either. While...

    They aren't the same NEMA type, either. While weights can vary some, they are usually almost the same for the same motor family from a given manufacturer. Duty cycle, number of poles, whether the...
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    What are you planning to use the barn for? 4"...

    What are you planning to use the barn for? 4" would be minimum for general shop use. If you plan any sorts of heavy equipment or lifts then go thicker.

    If the existing walls can stand up to having...
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    I would get some quotes before making that...

    I would get some quotes before making that assumption. A simple non-structural floor slab pour is pretty cheap in most places, especially if you form it up and provide the reinforcement.
  23. I used to work for an electric utility in the...

    I used to work for an electric utility in the department that sponsored a bunch of the T8 retrofit projects. My information is about 15 years out of date, but we found that the electronic ballasts...
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    A sanding block is a slower but perfectly...

    A sanding block is a slower but perfectly acceptable alternative to a rabbet plane.
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    The weight difference between a 1.5 and a 3hp...

    The weight difference between a 1.5 and a 3hp motor in the same NEMA frame is negligible, expecially given that a 3hp motor requires 240V and doesn't need as many windings as a dual voltage motor.
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