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    Plywood because of the environmental stresses...

    Plywood because of the environmental stresses that come with RVs that have greater temperature and moisture swings that in most homes.
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    Poll: I do a very careful and tight twist to get a...

    I do a very careful and tight twist to get a great mechanical connection, snip the end clean and then screw on the wire nuts. If I'm feeling really anal, I'll tape them, too.
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    ROFLOL! I will probably be shooting for 20x30...

    ROFLOL!

    I will probably be shooting for 20x30 or 24x30, give or take. Some of that comes down to zoning and some to money and appearance. I'd certainly like larger, but this at least preserves...
  4. For the modern outlets, etc., that have the side...

    For the modern outlets, etc., that have the side clamping mechanism, there's no more chance of contact with the side of the box than with traditional "around the screw" setup. In fact, there is...
  5. Thread: Kitchens

    by Jim Becker
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    In our current home, we have soapstone in the...

    In our current home, we have soapstone in the kitchen and honed/antiqued granite for surfaces in our addition. (master bath, guest bath, wetbar) The new-to-us house has "shiny" granite. Aside from...
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    If you price out the maple and factor in your...

    If you price out the maple and factor in your time to mill it and construct the top...$165 can look darn good!
  7. You have a good friend there, indeed!

    You have a good friend there, indeed!
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    Do you intend to actually cut directly on the...

    Do you intend to actually cut directly on the surface? If not, the coating is an advantage. I never cut directly on the top of our island...I use an auxiliary board for that. That said, if the most...
  9. TSP is what is often used for this purpose, but...

    TSP is what is often used for this purpose, but I'm not sure it can be used on bare wood or not...
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    Just about any appliance you can think of is...

    Just about any appliance you can think of is available with WiFi/BT these days...I mean, you can watch the SuperBowl on your fridge while you make a Bowl of SuperBowl Soup. :D I was looking at the...
  11. I'm not really worried about it...I mostly...

    I'm not really worried about it...I mostly cross-cut and I can do that on my MFT if necessary. A lot of the things I do these days are on the CNC, so that's the bigger priority to have up and running...
  12. I think your method will be fine for the intended...

    I think your method will be fine for the intended application. These are hung statically and only have to carry their own weight. The corner gussets will do the majority of the work.

    I may be...
  13. Thanks, Steve. Very nice house (originally custom...

    Thanks, Steve. Very nice house (originally custom built) on a half acre...house is about half the current square footage and I will not have to maintain almost four acres. I will replace the saw,...
  14. I will let The Professor know...

    I will let The Professor know...
  15. Also, there's no tank here...it's the coils in...

    Also, there's no tank here...it's the coils in the unit that would be "more likely" to survive if the unit can be kept active. Of course, having active water flow that is high enough to kick on the...
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    These types of fires start pretty quickly so...

    These types of fires start pretty quickly so killing power wouldn't necessarily save the situation because there would already be smoldering/flames.
  17. Nice job on those hive boxes, Malcomb. Your...

    Nice job on those hive boxes, Malcomb. Your customer's honey bee colonies will be living in style for sure!

    Professor Dr. SWMBO has been a beek for about five years now, although she was less...
  18. In the south/warmer areas, it's not uncommon for...

    In the south/warmer areas, it's not uncommon for tankless water heaters to be installed outside because it completely eliminates the venting challenge that can come with many homes. Most...
  19. Thread: Kitchens

    by Jim Becker
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    And painting over it is equally "fun".... ----...

    And painting over it is equally "fun"....

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    I'm about to have to deal with old wallpaper in one area of our house that has to come down before painting. It's a thankless, messy task. And even...
  20. FS: SCM/Minimax S315WS Slider - Very Nice Condition

    FS: S315WS Slider. $5500.00 Located in SE PA, just north of Philadelphia..buyer must arrange for transport.

    8'6" wagon, really nice condition, low hobby usage. etc. The only wonky thing is the...
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    I found the photos of the chair, etc., I...

    I found the photos of the chair, etc., I mentioned above...this is Angelus leather dye in both red and black with a matte waterborne clearcoat

    Test pieces (reclaimed chestnut with grain the depth...
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    If you consider any of the major magazines, both...

    If you consider any of the major magazines, both still existing and those ghosts of woodworking magazines past, you'll see that they have "cycles" where a huge amount of basic content ideas are...
  23. Thread: Videos

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    yes, you can use the media button to link to a...

    yes, you can use the media button to link to a YouTube or other supported video in the same post as the image button no problem. Please note that the video cannot be promotional in nature...personal...
  24. Erilk, I don't have battery backup on our two...

    Erilk, I don't have battery backup on our two tankless units, but would absolutely consider it if we didn't have a whole house generator. I do have surge protectors on them, however...I had one fried...
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    It's a good idea to plan for both now and your...

    It's a good idea to plan for both now and your future intentions since reuse of that clamp together ductwork is a certainty.
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