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    Either would work. I would use a semi gloss...

    Either would work. I would use a semi gloss instead of a glossy finish. Lacquer tends to yellow a bit less than oil based poly. The water based polys seem to impart less color change and don't...
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    I've used some brass #2 x 1/2" brass wood screws...

    I've used some brass #2 x 1/2" brass wood screws in similar situations. #2 wood screws are 0.086 inches in diameter, so they should work well in your 1/4" wood strips. I would recommend...
  3. With regard to planing, I would be concerned...

    With regard to planing, I would be concerned about how much dirt is on the surfaces. I've cut some Ipe and it cuts nicely, but I've never tried planing it. Obviously someone does it as decking...
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    There are ways to turn off almost all...

    There are ways to turn off almost all notifications and popups, one of which is to uninstall the app. Figure out which apps you use and then get someone to either force stop or uninstall the ones...
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    I don't know when your status changed to...

    I don't know when your status changed to contributor, but if you have been one for a while and now you can't see photos, delete your SMC cookies, restart your browser and then log in to SMC with your...
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    Generally no need for abrasives or waxes. Take a...

    Generally no need for abrasives or waxes. Take a cotton towel and fold it double. Place it on the white area. Set your iron to the cotton setting and iron the towel while it is over the white...
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    Plywood would be least likely to split. However,...

    Plywood would be least likely to split. However, I wouldn't recommend any wood for use as wheels on a tractor mowing deck that is going to get wet, hit rocks, etc. I would use a UHMW plastic or...
  8. A jig on a router table would give you faster...

    A jig on a router table would give you faster clean up.
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    Get what you feel you can afford, you don't need...

    Get what you feel you can afford, you don't need the latest thing that came out of the factories.

    Every body wants you to use their apps and on Samsung phones, apps only install on internal memory...
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    I believe either design will give stability to...

    I believe either design will give stability to the table. The first photo the intent was to brace the table. There may have been a rib down the center of the table you can't see that takes care of...
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    You can pretty much eliminate twisting off wood...

    You can pretty much eliminate twisting off wood screws by dragging the threads across a block of beeswax just before you attempt to screw them into place. The beeswax reduces the torque required...
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    My wife and I, fiancee at the time, listened to...

    My wife and I, fiancee at the time, listened to the landing while driving to meet my parents following our engagement on the side of Kinzua Reservoir near Bradford, PA. The radio reception was going...
  13. I have a picture frame clamp that uses 3/8...

    I have a picture frame clamp that uses 3/8 threaded rod for the clamping. I have several pieces that I use for extensions that connect with joiner nuts. All of the joiner nuts I have are threaded...
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    I also turned on the ads and hardly notice them,...

    I also turned on the ads and hardly notice them, though I do click on the from time to time just say I did it.
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    Simply click on the donate button and your...

    Simply click on the donate button and your contribution start and stop date should be at the top of the page.
  16. I see no problem using solid wood in your design....

    I see no problem using solid wood in your design. The wood will move seasonally so you need to allow for it. Look up the amount of movement you can expect for the species you select and allow for...
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    I always run a test joint or two with scrap...

    I always run a test joint or two with scrap before I start cutting actual drawer parts to insure the bit height is correct. I also found on my Rockler jig which is very similar to your jig that the...
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    Currently the subsciber rate s $6.00 per year. ...

    Currently the subsciber rate s $6.00 per year. This could change depending upon how many folks choose to become supporters financially.
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    I would recommend that you stack and sticker...

    I would recommend that you stack and sticker those boards with substantial weight on them so that they will stay flat and straight. Drying them as you have stated will likely lead to disappointment. ...
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    My father made several cedar chests out of solid...

    My father made several cedar chests out of solid aromatic cedar. He applied finish on the out side surfaces directly on the cedar. I believe it was a lacquer based finish. 25 years later the finish...
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    If you decide to use you existing tank for...

    If you decide to use you existing tank for additional capacity be sure to leave the safety valve in place. You may also want to consider mounting your old tank at the far end or middle of your...
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    Photos would be inspirational.

    Photos would be inspirational.
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    Are thes board cupped as they come from your...

    Are thes board cupped as they come from your storage or are you surfacing them?

    Were they stored stacked and sticketed? What sort of storage area?
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    Really slick window hardware

    I don't know what they call it but they have some really neat window hardware in Italy.

    The window looks like this closed and locked.
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    With yhe handle horizontal. It opens by swinging to...
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    If you are using the mobile app version this us a...

    If you are using the mobile app version this us a pretty common occurance. I switch to the full site when i want to include photos.
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