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    The ground surface is particularly helpful when...

    The ground surface is particularly helpful when face jointing wider stock because as the material actually gets "flat", the effect with a flat, smooth bed is something akin to "suction". It can...
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    Just to add to your confidence, I helped a local...

    Just to add to your confidence, I helped a local friend install her Oneida cyclone in the upstairs of her shop building. The barrel is on the floor in the actual shop. So the duct from the cone to...
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    It can be as long as you need it to be with no...

    It can be as long as you need it to be with no issue...with the proviso that's already been mentioned: It must be absolutely sealed. Even a tiny pin-hole can cause havoc.
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    The Donate button at the top of the page should...

    The Donate button at the top of the page should work...and the broken link in the message has been brought to the attention of Keith and Aaron.

    Jim
    Forum Moderator
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    I'm of the opposite inclination. I update my...

    I'm of the opposite inclination. I update my computers, including the CNC control machine, regularly and mine is on the network because I use that network to transfer files back and forth between my...
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    "You will be assimilated..." :D

    "You will be assimilated..." :D
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    For the longest time, I would have recommended...

    For the longest time, I would have recommended the PC 7518 for this task, but my understanding is that in recent years, the quality hasn't been quite as good. So I'd likely go the big...
  8. The thread was started in 2015...

    The thread was started in 2015...
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    Yes, for me too. The one issue is that one...

    Yes, for me too. The one issue is that one little, um...mental mistake...in the design still triggers the OCD side, but was easily fixed with a sharp gouge. (I didn't notice that the two largest of...
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    John, in retrospect, I think doing the insulated...

    John, in retrospect, I think doing the insulated core with something like MDO skins is the way to go for weight and energy efficiency.
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    Only if the grips have sparkles... :) :D

    Only if the grips have sparkles... :) :D
  12. You can see photos if you become a Contributor....

    You can see photos if you become a Contributor. Click on the "Donate" link up above...the minimum contribution is only $6 for a year and it also opens up private messaging and several forum areas...
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    Jim, the direct link for tools is slightly ...

    Jim, the direct link for tools is slightly different as well as the categories, but you can still jump directly to tools with https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/tools
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    John, I could send you a small sample of the...

    John, I could send you a small sample of the Extiera if you cover the postage for a small flat rate box. I have some scraps left over from the architectural stuff. Message me if you want to do that.
  15. SO....when was the last time you replaced the...

    SO....when was the last time you replaced the interface pads? They don't last forever and can, in fact, start to cup if they are significantly aged as well as from heat generated by friction over...
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    If I'm not mistaken, to use the VFD, you'll also...

    If I'm not mistaken, to use the VFD, you'll also need to replace the motor with a 3-phase motor. You can likely find one used, but finding on "that small" used might be a larger challenge.
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    Extiera is one brand of exterior rated MDF. I...

    Extiera is one brand of exterior rated MDF. I used it recently for an architectural reproduction project for a client. It's easy to work with but darn heavy, especially the 1.25" thick version I was...
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    I use Sketcher's GO-Walk series athletic shoes...

    I use Sketcher's GO-Walk series athletic shoes that have a thin layer of memory foam in them with "custom" support inserts from Dr. Scholl's for shop and "work around the house" use. The inserts are...
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    This. Best practice with PVA is to scrape off...

    This. Best practice with PVA is to scrape off squeeze-out before it's completely cured and do this rather than cleaning with a wet rag while it's still wet to avoid getting glue into pores that can...
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    Yes, it's kinda of a "pick your poison" thing,...

    Yes, it's kinda of a "pick your poison" thing, Frank...
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    You've really been able to outfit your shop...

    You've really been able to outfit your shop nicely over the past year or so, Anthony! Congrats! 'Glad business is going well for you.
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    NP. It's a common feature on most sites with this...

    NP. It's a common feature on most sites with this kind of design now. At least the Lee Valley implementation seems to remember it session to session, unlike many other retailers. I like that because...
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    There are likely a lot of folks who wouldn't...

    There are likely a lot of folks who wouldn't consider it, but for me, it's the go-to product. I'd never use a film finish on a bench top 'cause it's going to look like "you know what" very quickly...
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    Chris, you can set the number if items per page...

    Chris, you can set the number if items per page as much as 100...box at the top just above the items.
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    Ok, it wasn't Sunday today, but I had a short...

    Ok, it wasn't Sunday today, but I had a short period of time to faddle in the shop due to a bunch of other kinds of appointments and decided to "continue the theme" started with this particular...
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