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    Fireplaces vs the Planet

    In my neighborhood I think I have the only house without a fireplace. And nobody uses one, they just look nice and suck heat out of the houses. If we want to do something about the environment we...
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    You left your table saw running,,,for an hour? Ok...

    You left your table saw running,,,for an hour? Ok but I would think that's a continuous duty motor, loaded. Unloaded it should not get hot.
  3. So back to the original inconsistently, Bessey...

    So back to the original inconsistently, Bessey probably is giving the capacity with the clamp screwed down.
  4. In my experience Sapele, like most other woods...

    In my experience Sapele, like most other woods varies in density even within a single sample. So if the setting has a big effect on the results I'd suspect the results.
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    Removing Decking

    Yesterday I helped a friend remove deck planks at the house across the street. Since he was being paid I let him take the lead and do the heaviest work. The framing was on 16" centers and each 5"...
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    Burning Papers

    Today was burn day. About twice a year I put out the 30" fire pit thingy and burn about a 6" stack of papers; bank statements, medical stuff etc. It's about an hour's commitment including cool down...
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    It's cool but how is it a woodworker's vise? A...

    It's cool but how is it a woodworker's vise? A coachmaker would have use for a metal vise.
  8. I really like having variable speed on my table...

    I really like having variable speed on my table saw. It might be good on a planer also.
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    Be a little more specific about what you want,...

    Be a little more specific about what you want, you may help out some of us wood hoarders.
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    Shop-built Plywood Question

    Building a bench top from a thick slab brings some challenges; slab availability, drying time, stability to name a couple. I have been thinking that building a slab up from thinner stock with the...
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    Seems like a high risk build. Building it up from...

    Seems like a high risk build. Building it up from 8/4 stock might be indistinguishable from solid slabs, unless you know what to look for.
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    Desktop Computer Repair

    There's that pit of the stomach feeling when the computer goes black, when you think of the cost and especially the inconvenience of replacing a computer. This Mac has been working perfectly for 4...
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    Seems like a flat bed tow truck could make the...

    Seems like a flat bed tow truck could make the transfer at a reasonable cost.
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    "I'll have to rip the wall apart one day to tear...

    "I'll have to rip the wall apart one day to tear out the Moen piece of garbage some day. I would have done it before but - it means ripping out the old valve by tearing out the tiled wall. There is...
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    Our Kohler fiberglass one piece shower stall is...

    Our Kohler fiberglass one piece shower stall is 35 years old and still looks almost new. Used daily.

    I am 66" tall and wife is 64", bottom of shower head is 78" - where we can both reach it but...
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    Here's the valve you need. It's called a check...

    Here's the valve you need. It's called a check valve. This one has been on my laundry sink for 35 years. Pump pushes up from basement.

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    Lots of good advice above. Just a few tips to...

    Lots of good advice above. Just a few tips to add;

    Make a bolt hole template and while the concrete is wet, test the fit, you can still make minor adjustments at that point. It should be closer...
  18. Run the handrail down then make a short return to...

    Run the handrail down then make a short return to the left so you have two posts anchored to the sidewalk.
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    Well here's how not to do it, but it worked for...

    Well here's how not to do it, but it worked for me.

    The smell was from the stove after we moved it out and back. Soaped the line and all of the flex line but found nothing. Used a match and a...
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    Mouse in the house

    Was just heading off to bed when I saw a grey item whisk across the rug followed by a black cat, both quiet as shadows. They ran down the basement stairs, one going under a set of metal shelves and...
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    I understand that the standard weapon when you...

    I understand that the standard weapon when you need to kill a snake is a garden hoe. Easy enough for women and children to handle.
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    Thanks folks, one of you has taken the Monkeys...

    Thanks folks, one of you has taken the Monkeys from me.
  23. A beautiful application of G&G details. The...

    A beautiful application of G&G details.

    The joinery to wide breadboard ends looks vulnerable when the table is picked up. Do they seem secure?
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    Welcome to the forum, I'm sure you will get good...

    Welcome to the forum, I'm sure you will get good advice here.
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    Minwax Special Walnut stain wiped on then light...

    Minwax Special Walnut stain wiped on then light sanding of raised grain followed by a second wipe of stain. Then any protective topcoat.
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