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  1. The "Professional" designation on product...

    The "Professional" designation on product advertising and labeling is very important to me. That is why I am so partial to Harbor Freight tools.:rolleyes:
  2. Lets just hope none of your family is in an...

    Lets just hope none of your family is in an accident! How would you know if a stranger tried to notify you?
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    I don't know about carving Extira but I can say...

    I don't know about carving Extira but I can say it is used widely on new houses for things like front porch column wraps and it appears to hold up well. I think most of it is painted with latex,...
  4. The fact that you offer derision without proof...

    The fact that you offer derision without proof tells me all I need to know about your opinions. Consumer Reports does not accept money for advertising and, unlike some woodworking magazines, has no...
  5. I just found a few cans we saved for touchup...

    I just found a few cans we saved for touchup purposes. The labels all say Promar 200. I have no idea what that means.



    Edit: I just looked at Consumer Reports interior paint test results and...
  6. We just finished a new house. The person who...

    We just finished a new house. The person who painted most of the house used Sherwin Williams brand for most of it. We did some painting ourselves and used the paint he bought and premium Behr paint...
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    That would be quite easy. Hydroelectric plants...

    That would be quite easy. Hydroelectric plants are very easy to throttle. The turbines turn all the time, whether they are generating power or not. In fact, they are operated in idle mode sometimes...
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    All the traditional plans I have ever seen...

    All the traditional plans I have ever seen include the curved back. I think that is the original and traditional way. The modern flat backed versions are for unskilled or lazy woodworkers.
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    Dowels will work if you have a good doweling jig....

    Dowels will work if you have a good doweling jig. The self centering kind is not good enough. You need the kid that references the top surface instead. You really only need perfect alignment on the...
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    I recently bought the G1013 when it was on sale....

    I recently bought the G1013 when it was on sale. It was perhaps the worst tool buying decision I have ever made. Both the design and the build quality are terrible.
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    The Craftsman brand has been sold in several...

    The Craftsman brand has been sold in several stores in recent years with Lowes just being the latest. Sears used to own the name and were the exclusive sellers. The name implied something good about...
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    Remember, to lots of people, a "no hitter" is a...

    Remember, to lots of people, a "no hitter" is a game where nothing happens, at least for one of the teams.
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    I am afraid you are not going to find a "easy,...

    I am afraid you are not going to find a "easy, affordable setup" because an air filter doesn't capture the dust until it is already circulating in the room. By then, your lungs and everything else in...
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    The fact that "Craftsman" is prominently...

    The fact that "Craftsman" is prominently displayed on the tool or side of the box implies exactly nothing with regard to design, quality or durability. It is just a name that has been passed around...
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    When I wired my new shop a year ago, the cheapest...

    When I wired my new shop a year ago, the cheapest replaceable element LED solution was to buy fluorescent fixtures without bulbs and populate the fixtures with LED retrofit tubes. This was cheaper...
  16. You run the risk of removing the galvanizing...

    You run the risk of removing the galvanizing using power tools. If you do that, the rust will come with a vengeance.
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    If it is so virtuous and desirable to reach back...

    If it is so virtuous and desirable to reach back in time and use the tools and methods of history, why stop at what seems to be the mid 1800's. Why not reach back to iron, bronze, flint or even bone...
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    Everybody needs at least one vice. Mine is...

    Everybody needs at least one vice. Mine is caffeine. I think that is pretty benign as vices go. I haven't had a bad experience yet.
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    That's a little too deep for me.

    That's a little too deep for me.
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    We should stop discussing machine tools as if...

    We should stop discussing machine tools as if they were necessary for making fine furniture and cabinetry. You did not make that point clear. There is a place for discussing fine hand tools on this...
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    The planks in that second photo are just...

    The planks in that second photo are just extraordinary. What character! I would love to build some furniture using those pieces.
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    That beam was sawn with a circular saw mill. You...

    That beam was sawn with a circular saw mill. You can tell from the arc shape in the cut lines. I saw those kind of marks all day every day when I worked at a saw mill some 45 years ago. I don't see...
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    I hope no absolute beginner gets the false...

    I hope no absolute beginner gets the false impression that this sort of measurement accuracy and instrumentation is necessary for doing first class woodworking.
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    I considered a jet boat before buying my latest...

    I considered a jet boat before buying my latest runabout. What I saw in comparing the two types is that the performance and fuel economy of jet boats is decidedly inferior to the same type boat...
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    I carve trivets, coasters and small signs out of...

    I carve trivets, coasters and small signs out of material like that.
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