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    Nice work! I think it would depend on how much...

    Nice work! I think it would depend on how much experience you have with each finish, particularly lacquer & how you intend to apply either; I'm assuming spray. If comfortable with lacquer I would go...
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    Frankly I don't know what temperature to set it...

    Frankly I don't know what temperature to set it at, but two things strike me:

    Drying the wood at too high a temperature will dry the exterior much faster than the interior which could cause...
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    Beautiful indeed!

    Beautiful indeed!
  4. Quality Lattice?

    Quality Lattice?
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    Excellent point!

    Excellent point!
  6. As you know assessed value and market value are...

    As you know assessed value and market value are pretty much the same "initially", but they go their separate ways over time.

    In my neck of the woods taxes are based on assessed value which remains...
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    To pick up on Kevin's comment I think a critical...

    To pick up on Kevin's comment I think a critical aspect of keeping glued panels flat is to be sure the glued edges are dead square. Although the glue itself may take up some of the gap variation if...
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    Robert is correct. Deflection of the wood while...

    Robert is correct. Deflection of the wood while under the cutting forces will result in less material being removed, more at midspan. How long are the leg and what is the cross-sectional size? You...
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    Welcome back! Your homing instincts to return to...

    Welcome back! Your homing instincts to return to this great woodworking forum are right on. Great bunch of seniors here, as well as those waiting to retire. I was fortunate enough to retire at the...
  10. If you are going to use a double-sided tape I...

    If you are going to use a double-sided tape I would strongly recommend using this DS tape which I first used to attach grips to my golf clubs. I now use this exclusively for woodworking as I've found...
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    I would also use the table saw as suggested above.

    I would also use the table saw as suggested above.
  12. Thread: 16 winners

    by Al Launier
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    Dave, you're right in that the politicians who...

    Dave, you're right in that the politicians who were involved with the Vietnam War were in fact from the "period" of the Greatest Generation, but I believe it was the politicians, not the people of...
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    Having experienced the same as above, from India...

    Having experienced the same as above, from India and/or the Philippines, after repeated calls from the same person (sounded like the same person, but hard to tell when they sound alike & talk so...
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    To get a good idea of where to install the...

    To get a good idea of where to install the sprinkler head I would suggest making up a few stakes with string attached whose length is about a couple feet shorter than the range of the individual...
  15. Thread: Keep Moving

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    I'm waiting for the Irobot lawn mowers to prove ...

    I'm waiting for the Irobot lawn mowers to prove themselves. ;) :D
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    I think Peter might have meant width instead of...

    I think Peter might have meant width instead of thickness. If the center strip was the same thickness as the shelves, but its width was (1/8" x 2) plus the kerf width of say 1/8" then ripping this...
  17. Thread: 16 winners

    by Al Launier
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    Tom, that was a wonderful thing for you to do! ...

    Tom, that was a wonderful thing for you to do!

    Dave I aplaude your service in Vietnam, a horribly politically abused and unappreciated war, fought for the right reasons preventing the spread of...
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    Make it look like another knot.

    Make it look like another knot.
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    My Signature

    My Signature
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    Well, I think you guys have explored all the...

    Well, I think you guys have explored all the possibilities. Thank you for that. I think I'll explore the options you've presented. I suspect that Sharpie may have the color I'm looking for, or I may...
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    If you are looking to have a set screw are you...

    If you are looking to have a set screw are you able to drill & tap a threaded hole through the hub, even if at a slight angle, or, if there is enough wall thickness at the bottom of the pulley "V"...
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    Thanks Jamie. However I'm looking for shades of...

    Thanks Jamie. However I'm looking for shades of blue for coloring the eyes, preferably with a reasonably fine point. I have to add that I don't have a steady hand with an artists paint brush, while I...
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    You might also apply some anti-seize to the shaft...

    You might also apply some anti-seize to the shaft once sanded.
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    Glad to see you had success. Obviously I'm late...

    Glad to see you had success. Obviously I'm late with a suggestion, but what I've done in the past providing the motor casing is substantial enough behind the shaft & is sufficient to withstand the...
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    Wood color pen source?

    I've recently gotten into chip carving and pyrography attempting to do some facial projects and am trying to find colored pens (for eyes) that are used on wood, or on top of spray lacquer. I mention...
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